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Release Date: February 17th, 2015 Movie Release Year: 2015

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

Overview -

'The Book of Unwritten Tales 2' is, naturally, the follow-up to 'The Book of Unwritten Tales', which was released way back in 2011 to strong reviews (a prequel was also published in the meantime, centered on the character of Critter). KING Art received funding from Nordic Games to publish the sequel, and with the core game funded, KING Art conducted a successful Kickstarter campaign last year that allowed them to flesh out the game’s features.

Highly Recommended
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Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
February 17th, 2015

Video Review


KING Art’s development cycle and greater funding has allowed for quite decent-looking adventure title. Many backgrounds are rather static, but textures and animations have improved. The camera operates smoothly, with more angles and wider shots to cut down on transitioning. A few small but very welcome quality of life improvements have been added, such as a windowed inventory and the ability to pause at any time, even during cutscenes.

Audio Review


The main characters are all voiced by their returning actors, who do a stand-up job as usual. Fans may be interested to know that Nate Bonnet's voice actor, Doug Cockle, is also the voice of Geralt of Rivia ('The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt'). Most other characters have consistently good voice acting. Benny Oschmann’s score is upbeat, lively, and right at home in 'BoUT2's high fantasy, epic setting.

Final Thoughts

KING Art has outdone themselves with 'Book of Unwritten Tales 2' and firmly established their craft as premiere adventure developers. With the backing of Nordic Games, it seems that the traditional adventure genre is alive and well. This is a long game for the genre, over 20 hours, with a reasonable price point. It is also laugh-out-loud funny in many places and has an acerbic wit as well as excellent pacing and puzzles, and manages to accomplish all of this without taking itself too seriously. It is one of the best adventure games in recent memory.