Over the Alps is sort of a good ebook within the type of a sport. Whereas I did discover the story slightly onerous to observe at first, as I bought farther in, all the pieces began to come back collectively.
The sport is about in Switzerland, 1939, and the person you play as is Agent Smith. You can find that Agent Smith is writing his story on postcards, which you learn. In fact, as an alternative of simply studying the story, you may resolve the instructions wherein it is going to go by selecting what Smith does or says, like a Select Your Personal Journey ebook. When speaking to different characters, you’ll be able to reply with impolite, humorous, clever, and even flirtatious feedback. The way in which you work together with different characters will decide the connection you’ve gotten with them.
The story in itself is enjoyable and full of twists and betrayal, in addition to comedy and romance. Nonetheless, I discovered that I might solely play the story for slightly bit earlier than wanting to maneuver on to one thing else. Whereas the sport ought to solely take about 4 or 5 hours to finish, I don’t assume the story was attention-grabbing sufficient to play in a single sitting, and even two. The sport is extra of 1 to play when you don’t have anything else to do, or if you happen to simply actually take pleasure in a thriller story (and need some good graphics together with that story).
The graphics and visuals of Over the Alps have been nice. With a classic, journey poster artwork type, the surroundings within the sport could be very good to take a look at.
In the course of the sport, you journey to many alternative locations, and you’ll be able to see each new location you go to. The mountains, villages, and castles have been all superbly drawn, and actually added to the sport’s aesthetics. You might be additionally capable of see the characters in the course of the sport. On the postcards to the precise of the phrases, whoever you’re speaking to is proven, in addition to their reactions to what’s taking place or what’s being mentioned, which I believed was a pleasant contact.
I discovered enjoying the sport in handheld mode was extra satisfying, although when doing so, I did discover interface troubles. Occurring solely as soon as throughout my gameplay, I used to be unable to make use of the L stick and was as an alternative pressured to make use of my finger. The story skipped to the selection within the course of, and I used to be unable to scroll up and browse the couple paragraphs earlier than deciding my subsequent transfer.
Additionally, though your story selections can have an effect on your relationship with the sport’s characters, it wasn’t clear how they affected the story arc. The sport appeared to push in direction of sure plot parts no matter which course I despatched it. This hurts replay worth, however at the least you get two separate tales (with a 3rd to come back, apparently).
Aside from these few small complaints, I did take pleasure in this sport and its type.