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Parents' Guide to

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

By Marcia Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Irreverent cartoonish adventure full of parodies.

Game Linux , Mac , PlayStation 4 , Windows , Xbox One 2015
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This well-executed adventure takes classic gameplay and stocks it full of entertaining tongue-in-cheek dialogue. The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 features hundreds of puzzles, a brilliantly orchestrated soundtrack, and an engaging and imaginative story. If that's the meat and potatoes of the game, then the dessert has to be all the eye candy. There no overstating just how beautiful this game looks. Political satire and a wide variety of geeky pop-culture references intermingle throughout the story. From Monty Python to LARP'ing (live action role-playing) parodies, nothing is safe from spoofing. Puzzles require players to heavily tap into their critical-thinking skills and are solved by clicking around the environment, collecting and combining items, and completing mini-games. The only drawback is the length of the story. The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 claims to be one of the longest adventure games of the last decade. But longer isn't necessarily better. Some of the puzzles run a bit too long, and the dialogue can drag, considerably slowing the pace of the game. But if you put these issues aside, you'll find yourself laughing your way through an excellent adventure.

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