Pewter Games Studios‘ The Little Acre isn’t only Ireland’s first Xbox One title, it’s also a charming little point-and-click adventure game in its own right.
Telling the story set in 1950 Ireland about a man named Aidan who is transported to another world when trying to find his missing father and his daughter Lily following their tracks soon after already sounds like a great premise for an alternative universe tale similar to games like The Longest Journey or the recently released Tales, even if it doesn’t seem to be a very long adventure and a bit easy on the puzzles. But then again this might be the perfect entry point for younger players who like classic Disney animation or older ones who like it as well in addition to being curious about the point-and-click adventure genre. Another selling point should be the apparently unique shift to an isometric perspective normally used in RPGs or RTS games.
It’s no surprise that the hand-drawn backgrounds and characters hark back to 90s adventure games like Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars or Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror, as Revolution Software‘s co-founder Charles Cecil functions as executive producer here. As in the case of Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse, its look and feel seem to hit all the right nostalgic notes, which can also be heard in the great voice acting and music, adding to the cinematic flair.
The game is now available on consoles and PC, with the latter having a 15% discount that will last until December 26, 5:59PM UTC.
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