Good video games don’t always need complicated, highly detailed graphics to put gamers to the test.
Tunic draws on the spirit of the early Legend Of Zelda games to create a cute-but-complex old-school adventure. Players take on the role of a small fox in a game world dominated by forests and caves.
Since the fox doesn’t speak and all the signs have illegible cipher writing, players have to figure out a lot of things on their own at first. Not much is explained at the beginning, but that’s what makes the game special.
To explore the game world, curiosity is required above all. Instead of predefined paths, there are only a few hints. There are weapons to be unlocked and plenty of enemies that have to be defeated along the way.
Much, such as the enemies’ strengths and weaknesses, is revealed in the pages of a manual scattered throughout the game world.
Although Tunic looks cute at first glance, you shouldn’t underestimate the difficulty level. The tricky puzzles will test even the brain power of experienced gamers and constant button-pushing isn’t enough to counter opponents.
With its mysterious world and simple graphics, Tunic has become a real hit and those who enjoy challenges are likely to enjoy it. The game is available for PCs, Macs and the Xbox, and costs around US$30 (RM131.78). It’s also included in the Xbox Game Pass. – dpa