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Anna's Quest

By Sarah Van Boerum, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Point-&-click tale has deep story, some frustrating puzzles.

Game Linux , Mac , Windows 2015
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If you've been looking for a game that's entertaining, requires skill and thinking, is beautifully illustrated, and has a thoughtful plot, than look no further. This dark fairy tale requires players to listen, observe, and solve problems. Each level includes a variety of elements and tools you must use to solve the puzzles placed before you, but the answers aren't always as easy as you may think and require clever choices. For example, in one area you must get a key from a rat, and your options to do so are limited. The answer involves tricking the rat into giving up the key, but how you do it is up to you. Many of the solutions are tricky and can take some time to figure out, so younger players may become frustrated.

Some may find parts of the story frightening with ghosts, witches, kidnapping, and other dark themes. The story line also plays out pretty slowly, which means that between the more engaging puzzle sections, you may wait for a big development. It's also imperative that players read or listen to all the dialogue so they know what to look for on the journey and don't get lost. But even with these negatives, the animation is beautiful and draws players in quickly while the story unfolds like a movie as Anna proves she has the power to overcome evil to return to her grandfather. Adventure fans will love this new atmospheric fairy tale.

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