The Blind Prophet Review - A Dark, Indie Adventure.
“The Blind Prophet offers a mature look at the Point ‘n’ Click genre. The gameplay and experience builds its foundation on a strong storyline, a sense of fluidity and a darkly pleasing ambiance.”
I recently had the pleasure of testing and reviewing the demo of “The Blind Prophet” by ARS GOETIA.
The game is a beautifully illustrated, story‐driven point and click adventure that makes you feel as though you are both immersed and in control of a graphic novel or manga comic. The story follows the character named Bartholomeus, an apostle with a divine mission to remedy the city of Rotbork from the demonic infestation that plagues the town, though this time something seems to be going differently for Bartholomeus…
This game took me back to my roots reminding me of games like Nightlong: a union city conspiracy and The Secret of Monkey Island.
The mechanics of the game work well to keep things moving and making sure you don’t stagnate or get stuck trying to figure out the next progressive move. The sketchy illustrated imagery combined with a seemingly ominous soundtrack creates a dark and creepy vibe which really pulls you into the story.
There is quite a lot of reading involved and I did notice a few spelling and grammar errors throughout the game, though they weren’t overly obvious I did get a little chuckle from them. I would also suggest the option to skip some of the scenes as well. The use of subtle vocals to emphasize the emotion of the texts was also a nice touch to the game.