The animated series Adventure Time has not just become popular among millions of viewers around the world. Through the travels and dialogues of Finn and Jake, the creators of Uuu Earth history were able to tell a lot of interesting stories, make them laugh and make them think about the important. If you watched all the episodes of this project, the new game will be a real gift. Now you are not just observing the eccentricities of the heroes from the side, but you are also participating in what is happening. We will need to fight monsters, save friends and protect the kingdom from evil. What is not the ideal motivation for victory?
Gamers who have not been touched by the franchise Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion
will enjoy the chic virtual world with such a set of fantastic creatures that your head goes round. Plus, a difficult combat system, a full story and the ability to sail on a ship between the islands and kingdoms. And do not think that if the game is created based on the cartoon, then the gameplay will be simple and easy to learn. Only this thought will appear in your head, as the next hefty boss will explain that everything is serious here. Well, practically. It’s hard to be serious when your dog turns into a boomerang or an excavator.
I’ll tell you a little about the plot component so that you don’t spoil the feeling for those who still plan to independently pass this game. Our story begins with a brief dialogue between Finn, Jake and BiMO - comrades talk about life late at night. BiMO decides to go to sleep, while Jake and his brother report a desire to walk all night long, they have a ton of energy! In an instant, both protagonists are already snoring throughout the district. The morning greets them with very interesting news - all the Uuu Lands are flooded, and BiMO is gone somewhere. Jake, however, is not very worried about the loss of a friend, because he swims well. This is logical, because BiMO is a player. An electronic device that floats. Caught the humor, huh?
Our brave heroes go to the Ice King to find out what is the cause of the flood, but everything is already clear on the way - the ice kingdom is melting. After a dialogue with the King, we learn that his crown has stopped working. Now, instead of freezing everything around, on the contrary, it heats the glaciers. It will not work to examine the crown for damage, because the King threw it away. It is good that we have fearless rescuers who are ready to go to meet adventures and find the one to blame for all these atrocities.
Loved the dialogs. The scriptwriters wrote a very interesting story, which they decided not to spoil with boring monotonous stories. Here, literally in every remark you can hear jokes or some hints of it, and the narrative itself does not allow yawning. Characters vigorously reflect, tell something, sing, demonstrate their character and motivation. If you watched the animated series Adventure Time
, the game will delight you with a lot of familiar faces - we will save Princess Bonnibella Bublgum, fight against the new army of Pupyrka, and we will find the frightened Mint footman. For beginners, the storyline will be a good motivation to sit down and watch the series from the very beginning.
I also note the humor, which is quite a lot here. He is funny and even relevant. In modern games, this is incredibly rare. I don’t even remember the project in which you could at least smile. Here, all the jokes are made in the style of the cartoon itself, that is, without vulgar and black humor, without obscene language and going beyond the limits. BiMO crashes when it tries to give five to Finn, since the player has short arms, and Finn himself at the beginning of the game betrays that they don’t look at the gifted ship in the mouth. They immediately explain to us that no one plans to be bored in this world.
Virtual worldThe creators of the game surprised with an open virtual world through which you can travel with virtually no loading screens. You only need to look at the screen with a book and a skull in the lower right corner (decoration so that you are not so bored) during the transition to land. That is, you travel around the open spaces of the boat without restrictions - you can accelerate your ship and sail, collect resources with Jake's hefty hand, shoot at the pink mutant octopus or fight against pirates on the high seas. Yes, and the very need to board a boat and sail in the right direction was very surprising. Many gamers thought that they would give us a standard boring fast movement, and then real travel.
And the world itself is very interesting, multifaceted and beautiful. It is implemented in the original cartoon style with its non-standard approach to absolutely everything. In the Candy Kingdom, everything is built from sweets, donuts and all sorts of goodies are spread everywhere, there is even a river from some kind of sweet red liquid. In the Ice Kingdom, you can find hefty icicles and cool penguins, which you periodically need to look around the world and bring back to the glaciers. Designers really wanted to please the gamer and paid attention to such trifles that you do not even pay attention to right away. The implementation of such a large open location deserves special praise.
Combat systemBattles play a crucial role in Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion. Enemies on our way are quite common, and defeating them by pressing one button will fail. You need to know the strengths and weaknesses of each of your hero, learn how to combine their skills, properly spend potions and stuff like that. Quite often, battles with the enemy take five minutes, or even more, and you can’t refuse a fight. This means that you can run away directly during the battle, but you won’t be able to go through the storyline without meeting with ill-wishers. Yes, and why bypass enemies if you can come and win?
The fight takes place step by step, so you are given plenty of time to make a decision. There are no restrictions on the duration of the move, you can at least sit for a minute and look at the skills of the characters. This is a big plus, because we came here to have fun, and not to train the skills of a strategist. When a turn is given to your character, you can do several things. All of them are shown at the top of the screen, you only need to switch between them. There is also an “Escape” button, which requires two units of energy. I don’t quite understand why, because in case of defeat you can just download the game from the last save and try again. But, you have such an opportunity.
Next comes the menu icon for special skills. Each character has their own, plus the use of such a skill requires energy from the team. She is one at all, so you need to distribute it correctly so that at the right time you can inflict maximum damage. Finn, for example, has an ice sword that hits hard and has a chance to freeze the enemy. A cool skill that does not require much energy, but is suitable only for a fight against one or two characters, when freezing one enemy can give an advantage.
Jake’s skills are completely different - almost every skill is aimed at massively defeating enemies. For example, he spins up and beats monsters with his hands, or turns into a boomerang and deals damage to several targets at once. These are very cool abilities in case there are a lot of enemies and you need to give a couple of goals to the head at once in one fell swoop. You need to try each of the special skills to understand how they work, and then try to activate them as efficiently as possible in battle. It’s not worth it to just throw oneself in skills, because energy is gained very slowly - a unit in one of your turns.
The next icon is an attack, everything is simple - you just need to determine the target, and the selected hero will do the damage. True, sometimes this makes no sense. Finn and Marceline do a decent amount of damage, but BiMO is best used to search for enemy weaknesses or restore energy. Of course, if you see that the enemy is stunned or frozen, it is better to send each of his warriors to the attack. Not everyone in our squad hits hard, but if the entire cohort throws themselves at the enemy’s blow, then they will get good damage.
After the attack, we have an inventory icon. You can directly use all kinds of potions in battle to restore health, resurrect a broken enemy, and improve your stats. There is a little trick - it does not always make sense to treat your character, you can let him die, and then resurrect with a potion. Personally, I constantly lack bottles for the treatment of health, but there are a lot of resurrecting cupcakes. It is better to save the recovery of lives and use in battle the resource that you have in abundance. In addition, the game has a whole ton of all kinds of potions to protect against certain elements, stuns and everything in this direction. All this is in the store, but in the beginning I would not recommend spending money on this.
The last point of our capabilities in the battle was devoted to auxiliary functions. Finn and Jake have a defense mode there that allows them to take less damage. Marceline is a vampire, so she can restore her health, and BiMO can raise the energy level of the whole team.
However, this does not end there - our heroes have another super-hit! Near the avatar of the characters at the bottom of the screen there is a blue indicator. It is filled after taking damage from enemies. When the bar starts blinking and the move passes into the hands of the desired hero, you press F on the keyboard and inflict wild damage on enemies. Finn shoots with one hand at one target and takes a lot of lives, Jake turns into an excavator and rams all targets at once. It’s worth using the super-kick carefully, sometimes it’s better to save it for a particularly powerful monster.
There are many opponents here, they are all diverse and have special methods of attack. Someone beats with needles, someone deals tremendous damage with a spear, and some enemies are fully equipped with pairs and enter the battle with a whole horde. Conditional bosses deserve special praise - they do not stand out here separately from all enemies, but they have much more health and have a whole set of skills. Fighting such people is much more interesting, but also more difficult at times.
Side questsSecondary tasks in this game are not only a way to earn more money, but also a better option to learn the history of the Earth Ouu. All side quests are indicated by a blue column above the head of the character who issues it. You just need to go up and talk. Sometimes we are asked to find and bring some objects directly in this location, but there are also tasks to find marshmallows or little penguins around the world. Performing them is not necessary at all, and this does not affect the main storyline at all, but sometimes you want to distract yourself from fights and start looking for something interesting. And, I repeat, there is no superfluous gold - improvements are expensive, especially if you try to invest resources at once in all members of our team.
Hero EnhancementsIn the process of passing the game, you will need to improve your characters. The process is very interesting and requires some attention from the gamer, because the chance of victory in the next battle depends on the characteristics of the heroes. The parameters of Finn, Jake and the rest of the squad are being improved for gold coins, which are constantly in short supply. That is why you should actively beat cupcakes and other elements that attract attention, go through side quests and break chains on chests with an ax. This will give you additional funds for the development of your heroes, and defeating enemies will be much easier.
All heroes have five parameters, in which we will invest our funds. The first item is the number of health points. There is nothing surprising here, just from the level of pumping the life reserve of a certain character will increase. Next we have evasion. The higher the boost of this parameter, the more chance you have to get away from an enemy attack and not take damage. An important point, but it is not entirely clear how it works. We pump in the last turn, since enemies very rarely miss our adventure lovers.
The next element is the exact opposite - accuracy. It works like evasion, only now our chance to hit the enemy is growing. Sometimes enemies really evade the attack, which is very unpleasant. The parameter is quite important, especially on Finn and Marceline, because it is they who do the most damage with conventional attacks. But, it’s worth pumping on all characters so that all our characters can fight with more powerful enemies. The next characteristic is an attack. Everything is also extremely simple, as with health. The last item affects the level of protection. Marcelin has health regeneration instead of armor. Also an important point, in battle you can win a lot of time this way.
A small guide - download damage first, then health points, then armor, and then accuracy and dodge. And, of course, it’s worth developing the heroes evenly, it’s not worth investing all the money in one character.
In a separate menu there are improvements for special skills of characters. Finn, for example, beats the enemy with an ice sword, which he was presented with at the very beginning of the storyline. Jake spins and palms all the surrounding enemies, and Marceline does a ton of damage and heals the enemy. Improvements to these skills are expensive, so you should only deal with them after pumping the main parameters. In a fight with skills, you can deal a lot of damage, but to activate special skills you need energy. She is not enough for everyone, so you can literally hit a fire ax literally once or twice per battle. But one must not forget about this element of the combat system.
InterrogationPeriodically, there will be characters in the game who, according to Finn and Jake, have valuable information for our investigation. In a simple dialogue, it is not possible to obtain data, so the heroes arrange an interrogation. This is something like a mini-game called "Interrogation Time", where we need to show all our ingenuity and cunning. At the beginning of each meeting, the characters will tell you something, and these dialogs are worth listening to and remembering, we will need them later. In addition, our glorious heroes will also give some tips on the interrogation strategy. Only after this begins the process of struggle for secrets.
In the upper right corner, four segments will be drawn - the good and evil Finn, plus the good and evil Jake. An arrow is spinning in these segments, and you need to choose the right moment and press the activation key. Just click on the buttons is not worth it, it will not give a result. You need to act wisely. Some characters are very depressed and do not want to reveal themselves, so you need to yell at them and cheer up. Others, on the contrary, are angry and in need of praise. Your task is to understand the mood of the information carrier, and then get valuable information.
Usually, to “win” you need to get into the character’s mood twice correctly. We carefully read the dialogue before the interrogation, then we delve into the essence of what was heard already in the process of the mini-game. There is nothing complicated about this, the scriptwriters always make clear what is needed from our heroes. Then it’s small: press on the interrogated twice, or praise the same number of times. If you succeed, you will receive important data for further investigation. I still could not achieve a complete failure, although I acted completely incorrectly a couple of times. Fortunately, the game gives you the right to make a mistake.
Weak spotsThe developers managed to release the game without bugs, freezes and problems with quests. This is a big plus, because even AAA projects at the time of release “delight” crashes, hangs, broken scripts for quests and other minor flaws. Here we have an open world and a lot of small mechanics, but everything works fine. Nevertheless, there is a drawback, and it lies in the language of localization. The fact is that the product interface is presented in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German. I think you noticed the lack of Russian, although this can not be called a big drawback - everyone will be able to click on the New Game, and you can understand the symbols on the map.
Another thing is that Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is voiced exclusively in English. There are subtitles here, but you can choose only among the five languages mentioned above. This means that if you want to fully enjoy the storyline, jokes of heroes and all kinds of references to the cartoon, you need to know English at least at an intermediate level. Jake speaks with a rather strange accent, for some characters the speech is more like a scream, so even with subtitles it’s sometimes not clear. Of course, this game will not have complicated turns and specialized vocabulary, but if you do not know English at all, then it will be difficult to understand the plot.
Total: 9/10The author of the review is not an ardent fan of the cartoon "Adventure Time", but it was unrealistic to break away from the passage of the storyline. The story is developing very rapidly, but we are always given a break from fights and treat heroes, improve them, go through secondary tasks and learn more interesting details about this world. A large open virtual world captivates with its secrets - you can wander around locations for hours and look for maps with the designation of treasures, fight against new opponents, find yourself entertainment for the soul. I advise you not to rush and not run ahead of the engine, it is better to explore the locations gradually, without unnecessary haste.
The only drawback in the form of the lack of Russian localization forced me to take one point out of the overall standings, although I really did not want to do this. The project is really cool and original - you will not see such a schedule anywhere else. And developers obviously have no problems with imagination. In what other game will you fight cucumbers on a pirate ship? The project brings a lot of positive emotions and looks very profitable against the backdrop of larger projects this summer
. Suitable for adult users who have not watched cartoons for a hundred years, as well as for the younger generation who know foreign languages.
- interesting story;
- complicated battle mechanics;
- various enemies;
- open world;
- boat trips;
- funny jokes;
- bright characters.
May not like:
- game based on the cartoon;
- rating 7+.