Taking you on a somewhat unusual and highly political journey back to Wonderland mixing strategy and storytelling
There are certainly some odd birds out there in the Switch eShop, mixing together themes and elements that you wouldn’t normally think of, and yet manage to somehow pull it off to some degree. Wonderland Nights joins that somewhat short list, with its mix of the world and characters of Lewis Carroll, political intrigue, and a bit of observation and strategy to top it all off. You’ll take the role of the White Rabbit, charged with organizing a meeting of the heads of the four kingdoms of Wonderland and hopefully managing to encourage cooler heads to prevail, ultimately avoiding an ugly war. To pull that off you’ll need a bit of luck, some skills in deductive reasoning, and no doubt a dollop of patience as you come to understand where each diplomat lands in terms of their interests, their perspective towards war, and most importantly understanding who you absolutely shouldn’t get in a room with each other. The result is at least something quite different on the platform, offering up interesting characters, some decent writing, and plenty of room for things to go wrong if you’re not careful.
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