When one thinks of Dungeons & Dragons they don’t automatically think of adventure games. It’s usually reserved to RPGs and the like. However, SnarfQuest Tales does take this approach and makes it its own. Seriously, this game looks fantastic and hilarious. Based on characters created by Larry Elmore for Dragon Magazine back in the ’80s it tells the tale of adventure, fame, and fortune.
I have no clue what a “Snarf” is, but it looks like SnarfQuest Tales is full of irreverent humor and nods back to the golden days of role-playing. I’ll admit that I’ve never heard of this comic strip before but I also didn’t get into this type of gaming until the late ’90s so hopefully I get a pass on not knowing about this strip and its characters.
SnarfQuest Tales does look like an epic episodic game series and one that I definitely plan on keeping an eye on even if I don’t know the source material. It’s point and click adventuring at its finest and the game is heavily inspired by pioneers in this genre. Here’s the thing about the episodic nature of the game. Anyone who pledges for a copy get all five episodes. No strings attached.
SnarfQuest Tales centers around the titular Snarf and his quest to gain fame and fortune, eventually leading to being crowned king of his tribe. Along the way he’ll meet several interesting characters, including a drag…um, duck. Yeah, don’t ask me why a dragon thinks he’s a duck, but whatever. I don’t judge. A fair bit of warning, though. There will be some QTEs in the game.
If you’re like me and aren’t sure what to make of the pitch itself, you can download a demo so lovingly provided to try out before taking the plunge.
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