It’s been a long time since the announcement and first hands-on of Moasic Mask Studio‘s point-and-clicker Heaven’s Hope, but the game is finally here on digital and retail shelves.
It was 2013 at Gamescom that I first got a glimpse of this game when it didn’t have a publisher yet, but with German EuroVideo Medien GmbH, this problem is a thing of the past. For those who’re not German, you can still get the retail box complete with soundtrack and digital artbook, as it includes both English and German voice acting, just like the Steam version.
Even if I still find the animations of characters rather choppy and don’t see any unique puzzles yet, the gothic hand-drawn background visuals are nice to look at, while the voice acting is quite good as well. Touching subject matters like the Inquisition in a humorous way sets the game apart from other genre competitors, especially with the main character Talorel being a fallen angel who behaves a bit like Monkey Island‘s anti-hero Guybrush Threepwood. If the dialogues are funny enough and the religious message doesn’t come across as forced, this could very well be a memorable mix of 19th century realism and fantasy.
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