Edgar

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Edgar
  • Link
    Edgar
  • Platforms
    Unity4, Android, OUYA?
  • Player
    Multiplayer
  • Release date

Like Edgar Allan Poe? Want to slay Jack the Ripper?

If you’re a fan of The Raven, The Murders in the Rue Morgue or The Pit and the Pendulum, then you’ll love this game! In Edgar, a 2D adventure platformer, you take over the part of Edgar Allan Poe himself.

Edgar characters

You’re battling through Victorian London, fight different monsters inspired by English gothic literature and chase the real Jack the Ripper to free your wife.

Along your path through foggy London, you challenge various characters and shoot and slash your way through enemies like Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Headless Horseman, Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and many more. In local or online co-op you’re able to team up with Jules Verne. Isn’t that awesome?!

The Enemy KI forces you to choose your strategy wisely to succeed. To keep your weapons stocked you have to collect inkwells and you have to drink alcohol,  to restore your vitality. The more the better, of course. I like that! ;)

Wearing different clothing items you’ll be provided with bonuses and additional movement options. While wearing the full Druid costume set for instance, Poe is able to morph into a direwolf for a short amount of time. This is fun!

At one level you visit the first of the World’s Fairs, the so called  “Great Exposition” of 1851 in London. The event took place at a newly constructed building – the Crystal Palace.

For your crusade through the dark places of Victorian London, you’re able to carry two weapons with you. You can find collectibles including coins to purchase new weapons and there are quite a few to choose from with names like The Scoundrel , “Blossom Bloomer”, and “The Golden Gun”.

All of the guns in EDGAR are the handiwork of at least one Victorian inventor. Some may be unidentified if the origin is mysterious, but in general, every weapon will have an inventor associated with it. Each inventor creates guns with their own aesthetic, stat ranges, and even special bonuses …

… Sprinkled throughout our imaginary stories, will be facts and half truths. People who actually interacted will team up to make weapons, organizations who actually existed will be have secret, shadowy actions.

I absolutely like the music by composer and sound designer John J. Harvey. It really contributes a lot to the gothic mood of the game. Just listen to the Edgar trailer theme yourself!

 

Rating

Tom
Graphics
9.0
Sound
9.0
Fun
8.0
Concept
9.0
Long-term fun
8.0
Overall
8.5
Tim
Graphics
8.0
Sound
8.0
Fun
9.0
Concept
9.0
Long-term fun
8.0
Overall
8.5

Conclusion

At the moment the guys at Wrought Iron Games prepare their Kickstarter campaign. I’m so ready to back that project!

If you love gothic novels, especially of the Victorian era, you can’t go wrong with this awesome game.

Can’t wait to get this into my hands and play through the night!

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About Thomas Reisser

Thomas got his first gaming device at the end of the 70s named Pong. A few years later, in December 1982 he got a brandnew C64 and didn't stop playing until his second C64 died about 5 years later. Until then a four-digit number of games were played and countless Competition Pro joysticks were demolished in endless fights with his father for the best rankings in Decathlon, Summer Games and other. Thomas also coded and designed this website. Thomas at Google+

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