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Unforeseen Incidents

Developer: Backwoods Entertainment

Publisher: ASHGAMES

  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2022
  • Number of Players: 1
  • Last on Sale: Sep 11, 2023 [$13.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $13.99
  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • With the classic point-and-click adventure genre in full-on renaissance mode and a preponderance of options available to fans on the Switch it’s getting tougher to separate the merely average titles from the good to great ones. Choosing a slightly darker path than most, Unforeseen Incidents isn’t short on great interactions and witty humor, but given that the backdrop for the story involves trying to discover the secret behind the spread of a deadly disease the stakes here are a bit more weighty, and appreciated for the change of pace. In particular the game’s art style suits the characters and events well, having a grittier graphic novel kind of edge than the more typically cartoony look associated with the genre, helping the experience really come together over its surprisingly long runtime. As always, you’ll find there are times where you’ll stumble over a particular puzzle, or some necessary chain of events won’t feel clear, but that’s a pretty well standard issue problem within the space. If you’re a genre fan who has been looking for something that will break from the norm and deliver something distinctive this definitely fits the bill.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.0]

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