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Monday, March 15, 2010
 
The Abbey Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Mac|Life has posted a new review of The Abbey. The point-and-click adventure game allows players to take the role of Leonardo who, with the help of his assistant Bruno, must unravel a series of mysterious crimes occurring at a remote monastery. Mac|Life gave the game a score of 2.5 out of 5.

From the review:

The gameplay is very basic: point and click with your left mouse button to move around the map, and right-click to select an object, clicking it again to add to your inventory, which can be permanently docked on the right side of the game window. Every cutscene is integral to figuring out the end result of the murder and brings you further clues about where to explore, but if we picked the wrong question for Leonardo to ask, we would often leave the conversation without a clue as to what to pursue next. Considering that The Abbey isn’t exactly an intricate role-playing game, your only real objective is to pick up every item that’s selectable and then experiment to see which ones interact with which characters. Some puzzles are easy to figure out, while the answer to others may be hidden in one of your long conversations with the various characters around the monastery, so be ready for some chatter.

The animation of the game is truly unique, throwing us back to the days when Don Bluth’s films were on loop in our VCRs, and the voice acting is remarkably on point. However, we found controlling the characters to be frustrating. Not only do Leonardo and Bruno walk at an unhurried pace, but playing the game in windowed mode made it difficult to maneuver our characters to the right or left. Such bland gameplay made this point-and-click adventure seem more like a “point-and-sit-and-watch.”
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