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Watch Over Christmas

Developer: Dionous Games

  • Price: $16.99
  • Release Date: Nov 24, 2022
  • Number of Players: 1
  • Last on Sale: Jan 4, 2024 [$10.19]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $10.19
  • ESRB Rating: E [Everyone]
  • There’s nothing wrong with being timely in this business, so of course we can have a seasonal adventure in the mix

    When one of my “regulars” on YouTube put the excellent question of who exactly this game is for to me, I had to pause for a moment. He was correct that its gameplay pacing and puzzles are likely not going to appeal to younger gamers, but I reminded him that there are plenty of more moderate to casual gamers out there who may like having something timely to enjoy this season. If Halloween can do it, why not the 800 pound gorilla that is Christmas? It doesn’t take too long for the game to establish its roots that are very similar to classic LucasArts titles and others that have tried to include dialogue and responses that will help keep you entertained. While not going to the same lengths in terms of choices and variety, I did at least have a chuckle at periodic comments made by the main character, Cisco, or the wide variety of folks of all kinds he encounters on his journey. For the most part the puzzles and challenges are consistent with the genre, there will be times when you’ll get stuck and want to consider finding a guide for help, but that comes with the territory. While it doesn’t have the best interface and use of a controller for getting through the game that I’ve seen, it does allow you to see hot spots and has opted to simply go with a pointer you’ll move around like a cursor. Pull the whole package together and it may be just the thing to help further get you in the mood for this time of year.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.6]

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