By Dalton McClain / July 2nd, 2018
Unavowed is the newest title by Wadjet Eye Games, the same people behind the Blackwell series. I was already a huge fan of theirs from that series alone, so when I got the chance to try this game out I jumped on it immediately. The Blackwell series was a huge favorite of mine not only for its great story, but for it’s wonderful story and witty writing. Needless to say I had very high hopes going into this, and I’m glad to say that I wasn’t disappointed. But what specifically did I like?
Let’s get the main thing out of the way, from what I played of the story the writing is just as witty and clever as ever, maybe even more so. You and your task force, which you pick from a selection of people, set off to solve strange mystical mysteries all over New York and the surrounding area after a Demon possessed you and wreaked havoc for almost a year. There’s a lot more to the story itself than I originally thought there would be. Without giving anything away you’re given a choice of both your backstory and gender, which will affect how you start off the game and also how people react to seeing you. You can either choose to be a cop, a bartender, or an actor. Who you take with you will also affect the interactions people have with you, as well as the way you go about solving whatever mystery it is you come across. It’s a really cool way of storytelling, and I was so invested that the ending of the demo I played left me on the edge of my seat and craving more. I love all of the characters and the story, and I can’t wait to see how it all wraps up.
The game is fully voice acted as well, which certainly doesn’t hurt the game in any way. All of the characters are wonderfully voice acted and add a whole other layer to how I feel about them. There’s a fire mage, two Djinn, a cop, and my personal two favorite characters, a child ghost and her medium. The pair are just as inseparable as they are tragic. They’re personal favorites of mine just because of how much they feel like they need each other, plus they’re adorable to boot. I honestly can’t wait to see how they turn out at the end of the game.
The only other thing I can find to talk about is the art, which from what you can see is beautiful. I honestly can’t get over how pretty this game looks. Having played other games by Wadjet Eye Games the style is familiar, but it feels so refined and different at the same time. I found myself taking screenshots of the game simply to capture how wonderfully everything was drawn and animated. There’s not much else to say, you just have to see it for yourself.
Overall I’m very excited for this game to come out. I’ve played through the demo of this game multiple times just to see what all would change. I’ve not been this excited for a game in a long time. I’m so glad I was given the opportunity to play a snipet of this game by Wadjet Eye Games. Unavowed is shaping up to be a wonderful game and I can’t wait to play the finished product. There aren’t really many faults I can find, which is a huge shock to me. Good work, and I look forward to being able to play this over and over again whenever the game comes out later this year!
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