LEGO Marvel's Avengers (WiiU)
Adventure 26 January 2016
Another installment in a bestselling action-adventure game series based on the license of the LEGO bricks. This title is a result of cooperation between the developers from Traveller’s Tales and the Marvel company. Once again, players visit the amazing world of comic superheroes. The story is based on the Avengers film (2012) and its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Therefore, you can play as one of the numerous Marvel characters known from both the graphic novels and films, including Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, Loki, and Hawkeye. In terms of gameplay, Lego Marvel’s Avengers is not much different from other games in the series, such as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Gameplay is presented in third-person perspective and it boils down to exploration, solving puzzles, gathering collectibles, and fighting with opponents.
Resident Evil: Revelations (WiiU)
Adventure 21 May 2013
A survival horror action game initially released exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Resident Evil: Revelations is a spin-off installment of the Resident Evil series, created and developed by Capcom. The action takes place in 2005, between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. The players have the opportunity to accompany Jill Valentine and Parker Luciani in their search for Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawa. The trail leads to a ship called Queen Zenobia, the people aboard of which were infected by the t-Virus. Apart from the story campaign, Resident Evil: Revelations also offers the Raid Mode, a set of missions to perform solo or in cooperation with another person.
Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series - Season 1 (WiiU)
Adventure 21 January 2016
An episodic adventure game created by Telltale Games, the experts of the genre, in cooperation with Mojang Ab, The game is set in the cult universe of Minecraft, whose world stands on the brink of destruction, and the only chance of saving it is a legendary brotherhood, known as the Order of the Stone. You play as a character named Jesse, who, together with his friends, sets off on a perilous journey to find the Order and save the world. The title is modeled after other productions from the studio, consisting of 5 separate episodes, throughout which you have to make tough choices that shape the story. What puts this game apart from other Telltale Games titles is the graphics, far from their traditional comic stylistics. Instead, the game features distinctive voxel-art graphics, which means both the environment and characters look like made of big square blocks.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (WiiU)
Adventure 30 April 2014
An action adventure sequel to the 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man. Developed by Beenox Inc, a Canadian studio also responsible for such games featuring the Marvel’s superhero as Spider-Man 3: The Game, Spider-Man: Edge of Time and Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. The story in the game loosely translates the adventures from the movie directed by Marc Webb into a video game setting. Players, who assume the role of the titular Spider-Man, have to find the assassin who murdered Peter Parker’s uncle - Ben. During the game, the player has to face numerous comic-book villains, including Electro, Kingpin, Black Cat, Green Goblin, and more. The sandbox gameplay mechanics give the players the freedom to explore the virtual version of Manhattan while completing assigned tasks.
Adventure 23 August 2016
An extraordinary point-and-click adventure game and a spiritual successor to the legendary The Neverhood, a game developed in 1996 by Doug TenNapel. This new title was created by the author of the original game, who managed to gather nearly entire old staff back together for this project. The story tells of the adventures of a likeable alien named Tommynaut, who survives a spacecraft crash and finds himself on a strange planet, where together with his companion, dog Beak-Beak, the hero gets captured and locked in the titular stronghold of Armikrog. What distinguishes the game, is its unique artwork – in-game locations and character models were made of plasticine and brought to life using time-lapse technique. This time-consuming work was done by a number of puppeteers, animators, and sculptors. Thanks to their work, the developers managed to recreate the unique atmosphere of the original game, which, apart from interesting story and a cast of likeable characters, offered a large doze of wacky humor.
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (WiiU)
Adventure 07 June 2016
A continuation of the 2009’s hilarious adventure game developed by KING Art Games that tells a story of the search for a powerful magical artifact. The story of the second installment picks up one year after the events shown by its predecessor, allowing players to control the team of heroes aided by an amiable creature named Critter – one might remember all these characters from the first game. Gameplay mechanics did not change significantly and they still draw from the solutions typical for point & click adventure games. During the game, players have to solve many new riddles – in order to do this, one is bound to use the characters’ unique skills. Like in its predecessor, the gameplay in The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is filled with humor making fun of the fantasy clichés found in many books, movies, and games (among others, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Song of Ice and Fire, Discworld, and World of Warcraft). The visuals have been significantly improved but the game still features the same specific style one might remember from the first installment.
The Fall Part 2: Unbound (WiiU)
Adventure February 2018
An action adventure game with platformer elements, developed by the independent studio Over the Moon Games. The production is a direct sequel to The Fall which debuted in 2014. After the events of the original, ARID reaches the global network and her primary task is to save herself — the heroine, who is an advanced artificial intelligence, takes over various robots to do so. The gameplay of The Fall Part 2: Unbound is presented from a side view. The fun is focused on exploration of the places we visit and assuming control over various characters that have different abilities and limitations. The key to success is to use their individual capabilities not only while moving through locations but also when solving puzzles or fighting. The production is powered by the Unity technology, which provides decent graphics. Contrary to its predecessor, the title was released on many platforms simultaneously.
The Song of Seven (WiiU)
An episodic, fairytale-like point-and-click adventure game by an American developer Enlightened Games. The plot of The Song of Seven is set in a fantasy world of Pria, inhabited by fantastic races and original creatures. The main character is a boy named Kiba. When a mythical evil starts growing in strength, and slowly casts its shadow upon the land, the adolescent protagonist has to leave the village and find a way to deal with the danger. When it comes to mechanics, the game utilizes typical solutions known from point-and-click adventure games, but offering a modern approach to the genre, appearing in the fully 3D environment, third person perspective camera, and analog control system. The gameplay focuses on exploration and solving logical and musical puzzles, but an equally important aspect of the game are the extensive dialogue sequences, revealing the secrets of the plot.
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! (WiiU)
Adventure 19 November 2013
World to the West (WiiU)
Adventure 05 May 2017
A 3D action adventure game with elements of logic puzzle and RPG, developed by Rain Games – independent studio who also created Teslagrad. The story in World to the West focuses on four different characters, who join forces in order to stop a villain and recover a treasures he has stolen. On their adventure, the group of four protagonists will have to visit a number of locations like a wild jungle or an icy tundra, explore forsaken ruins, discover forgotten civilizations, and solve the mystery of an ancient prophecy. The gameplay mechanics resemble those featured in classic installments of The Legend of Zelda series. Players, who observe all the action from a top-down perspective, get to traverse the partially open world and gradually unlock new regions. On their way, the players will encounter many characters, both friendly and hostile – when confronting them, players can choose to fight, persuade, or simply avoid them.
The Girl and the Robot (WiiU)
Adventure 25 March 2017
This is the debut of Flying Carpet Games - members of the studio that formerly co-created many popular mobile games. The game offers a third-person action-adventure experience offering a story about a girl imprisoned in a castle, built using ancient technology, by an evil queen. However, the protagonist manages to cast off the invisible shackles with the help of a multipurpose robot. This is how their adventure begins; in order for the characters to regain their freedom, they will have to face the queen's guards and a massive number of interestingly designed traps. The game makes vivid references to the oldschool classic Ico (PlayStation 2), emphasizing the interactions between the two characters. The girl can reach hardly accessible areas; the robot on the other hand, shines with a sword in its metal hand, eliminating the enemies encountered and removing obstacles standing in their way.
A sandbox game developed by Morgondag, a Spanish studio. The player assumes the role of a lone astronaut who searches for a new home in the unwelcoming interplanetary space. At the core of the gameplay lies exploration of space, gathering new materials and technologies, and devising new parts for eight modifiable ships. The protagonist can also be developed — the experience points we gather while playing can be spent on enhancing skills from the extensive skill tree. The available specializations include exploration, technology, the ability to find and extract raw materials, and typical survival talents. The characteristic feature of RymdResa is its retro visual layer and the original soundtrack composed by Tom Croke and Pat Jacobs. It is also worth noting that the game world is generated procedurally so every playthrough not only offers a different space map but also unique challenges to tackle.
N.E.R.O: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure (WiiU)
Developed by the debuting independent studio Storm in a Teacup, an unusual first-person adventure game, the visuals of which are strongly connected with the plot and mechanics. The action of N.E.R.O. takes place in a surreal world that is projected in a little boy’s mind. The uniqueness of the title comes from omnipresent bioluminescence – dark sceneries are lighted up by bright, phosphorescent objects that at the same time serve as a kind of road signs. Mechanically, to some extent the game resembles the cult Myst series and the core of the game is exploration and solving puzzles that use different aspects of light and time. With the progress, you gradually find out the purpose of the hero’s adventure and depending on your choices, which can emphasize such values as love and devotion, you reach one of a few alternative endings of the story.
The debut project from the independent Spanish studio, Teku, combining elements of a classic platformer with a dynamic action-adventure games. Its plot takes after classic movie and gaming stories, putting us in the shoes of a young shaman student, who has to save the people from his village who were assaulted by the hostile Atipax tribe. We also discover a hidden, dark truth from the past. The gameplay resembles other typical platform-adventure games, with the eponymous candle being a key item, used to find hidden clues and hints. We also have to tend to the fire, as allowing it to go out makes the game much more difficult. The game features very distinctive, artistic visuals, where each element (including animations) was hand-drawn and then scanned.