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Richard and Alice are prisoners. Both their cells have a leather sofa and a state-of-the-art computer. But only Richard’s has a TV. Outside, the snow falls. It has done for some time. Elsewhere, they say, parts of the world have been rendered an inhospitable desert, the earth parched and cracked. People live in the zones now. The lucky ones, anyway.
As an indie developer (Dead Age, Grotesque Tactics, Holy Avatar) I like to play other indie productions. Richard & Alice is an Indie Point & Click Adventure with a graphics style that goes a bit into the 16bit area (Amiga, Atari ST) 'somehow as...
abstract as the Southpark style without satire. With the atmospheric sound this worked well and considering how in former times adventure companies like dtp and their developers went bankrupt due to the high costs, then one can ask oneself, why not actually so? It is very inexpensive, but still very atmospheric. The dialogues of the few characters are also very atmospheric. The plot is very well thought out with several different ends. You should be prepared for Survival and some cruelty, but more in thriller form, it's not about splatters or anything. Since I love thrillers above all, I can only say the game does very justice to the thriller aspect. I’m not an English professional now, I can manage halfway. The English is really good to understand here
and has carried me along directly. This may be due to the writing style and because there will also be children later on who will inevitably speak more simply. xD
I personally find adventure games great that focus on the storyline rather than puzzles. The best game series in this direction were the Nintendo DS Adventures Hotel Dusk and Last Window. Richard & Alice can't quite keep up because it has 'only' its 6-7 hours playing time, but it reminded me a bit and works similarly exciting. This Indie Adventure is highly recommended for all adventure friends who attach less importance to puzzles than to a good story and for whom easily understandable English is not a hurdle. The low price also justifies the shorter playing time, you can't complain.
8 / 10
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