Icebound – PC Game Review

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Puzzling Visual Novel… Interested? Read on….

 

About

Icebound is based on the world on Permia. Two races are on Permia, Human and Feran – Have forged a way to live in life using alchemy. Alchemy is the ability to manipulate the forces of nature.

The story talks about the two sides of a conflict, the North and the South. Both have issues and both have strengths.

 

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“A wandering alchemist named Dougal winds up in the isolated town of Isenbarr with his Familiar, Isaac, hoping to find a job and earn some spending money. What he doesn’t expect to encounter is a web of intrigue involving a clockwork beast, a seductive secret agent, a priestess with mysterious powers, a mad genius, and a group of eccentric alchemists competing to vanquish a deadly monster. Nothing is certain…except that chaos will ensue.”

 

Gameplay

The game is basically a Visual Novel but does feature some gameplay in form of Alchemy puzzles. These involve placing colored squares in the right order to fill up a board, sounds simple but it evolves over time to become quite challenging.

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The game focuses on character development and world building to a point. It takes a small simple task of discovering a monster who has terrorizing town and takes it to a more intricate level. 

 

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Overall

Its a solid good enjoyable experience – however its not fantastic. It features a refreshingly different story with good plot and mystery with gameplay as a secondary focus.

Good 3/5 – good but with little gameplay, it might be because we havent really played many visual novels. Its worth visiting if you like story more than anything.

3 out of 5

For More Info:

Game Home Page – Demo available – Click Here

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Assistant Editor for Erisea. Lover of all things Geeky and otherwise. Feel free to say hello - @Dresdenfalls

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