Sunday, December 2, 2012


               Botanicula is a point and click style graphic adventure with heavy emphasis on puzzle solving.  It was created by Jaromír Plachý and Amanita Design.  If there’s one thing that instantly comes to mind with this game is the shear creativity. From beginning to end the game never fails to amaze with its imaginative visuals and satisfying puzzles.

                Throughout the game you’ll realize there is no spoken or written dialogue, yet the plot is quite easy to follow. The official website describes the plot as such: “It's about a bunch of five friends - little tree creatures who set out for a journey to save the last seed from their home tree which is infested by evil parasites.”  That about sums it up.
                This game is an orgasm to the senses. It is visually attractive and the soundtrack (provided by Czech band DVA) sets the mood spectacularly. Be prepared for a very original presentation when you pick up this game.

                All in all, the game is brilliant and well worth checking out. Whether you’re a casual gamer or a hardcore gamer looking for something different, this game is appropriate. That goes double if you’re a fan of puzzlers or point ‘n clicks. Make sure to check out Botanicula and any other work from Amanita, these guys are seriously talented.

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