There’s no doubt that quirky locales, characters, and stories help to make games better, something particularly true in the classical sort of adventure genre. Kraken Academy undoubtedly nails this aspect of things, with an oddball cast of characters you’ll be interacting with at this pretty rundown school you’ve found yourself at. It turns out there’s something foul afoot there and your job is to try to race time to resolve it, though thankfully you’re armed with a be-tentacled device that will allow you to roll things back should you need to (and you will). The sometimes unusual puzzles you’ll need to solve don’t tend to be too outlandish, and the use of mini game events periodically does help break things up, but in general there just felt like a lot of dead time and a fair amount of feeling a bit unsure of where to go and what to do next along the way. If you’re down for a cavalcade of oddity it can be a fun time though.
Justin Nation, Score: