Tales from the Dragon Mountain: The Strix is an journey, puzzle recreation from Cateia Video games. You play as Mina who heads again to her grandmother’s home searching for interior peace. Nevertheless, she’s thrown into an unimaginable journey with fantastical creatures and mysterious occasions. Does the sport have the identical impact for the participant?
The sport begins with somewhat background. Mina narrates her nightmares of dropping her grandmother and her home burning down. All we all know is there’s a darkish lord that grandmother used to speak about. So, when Mina goes again to the deserted home, she’s thrown into thriller and puzzles.
Let me say proper off the bat that the story did nothing for me. The voice-acting was subpar, there was little character growth, and the general story was barely defined. We all know Strix is the darkish lord everybody fears, however there’s no clarification of how Mina’s grandmother received concerned within the first place or something of the sort. With that stated, the sport was already fairly boring for me.
This recreation incorporates six fast chapters, every one seeming shorter than the final. Every chapter is a special scene. For instance, the primary chapter is your grandmother’s home. There are totally different rooms, or areas, you may go to. Yellow ft will seem when you can transfer someplace or a query mark or hand will seem as your cursor when you can work together with one thing.
Every space incorporates a look-and-find puzzle. These objects, whereas all of them served a objective, appeared random. Keys can be hidden to unlock a door or a chest however typically you’d want to gather sticks or small pearls for a puzzle or to create one other object to make use of to get to a special merchandise. For instance, amassing sticks and planks to create a ladder to get to a key.
That is completely advantageous, however the recreation was by no means constant. There’s no route by any means initially, so you must level and click on random issues till you determine the puzzle in entrance of you. Typically you’d want to mix objects in your stock to create one thing else. Different occasions, the sport would routinely do that for you. Typically you’d gather objects for a puzzle, after which have to unravel it your self. Different occasions, you’d gather the objects, after which upon inserting them on the puzzle it might resolve itself.
The look-and-find was extraordinarily straightforward. So have been the puzzles, however they have been fascinating, anyway. Some have been sliding puzzles, others have been items of paper you wanted to suit again collectively like a jigsaw puzzle. Others have been merely placing totally different coloured gems within the appropriate spot. There was no rhyme or cause to this, both. If the gem lit up, you knew you had it in the fitting spot. So, there was little considering concerned.
Regardless of how the sport is simple and fast, I’ve to notice the controls. I discussed earlier there’s no clarification in any respect within the recreation, and that features the controls. The primary display you see is the place you enter your identify (which implies nothing, by the way in which; there are not any recreation information, and your character’s identify is Mina). I had a tough time determining the way to enter my identify as a result of the controls are under no circumstances what you’re usually used to for a recreation.
The whole lot of the sport makes use of two buttons: the proper analog stick to maneuver your cursor round and ZR to click on on issues. I restarted the sport 3 times considering my recreation was damaged earlier than I figured it out.
Talking of controls, they have been fairly annoying all through the sport. I received used to it pretty rapidly, however the hitboxes within the recreation have been inconsistent. For instance, you must click on on an merchandise in your stock and drag it onto the scene for it to work together with one thing. Some objects wanted to be clicked on exactly, whereas others didn’t. Typically an merchandise would click on, and as you drag your cursor away it might unclick itself and also you’d have to return to it once more.
It was the identical factor when shifting from one space to the following. Typically clicking on the yellow ft allowed you to maneuver ahead, however different occasions you wanted to click on on the door subsequent to the ft with the intention to transfer.
General, Tales from the Dragon Mountain: The Strix was simply an okay recreation for me. The story had no important that means, and the gameplay was annoying at occasions. The puzzles stored me , although some have been too straightforward.
The sport took me about 3-4 hours to finish. For the asking worth of $9.99, it may be value a purchase when you get pleasure from look-and-find video games. There was a variety of potential, however the recreation missed the mark.