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A beautiful free action adventure game that looks as good as it plays

Developer description

Enter the Reveries is a new groundbreaking side-scrolling mobile game that is hand-illustrated ... More

Editor's review

Published 22 Nov 2019

It's not often that you get a game that looks like a million dollars and plays that way too. Usually, you tend to get one or the other. There's plenty of games out there that have lavish graphics but leave a lot to be desired when it comes to gameplay. Equally, there are a whole heap of games out there that play real well but are lacking somewhat in the visual department. But here we have an action game that seems to cover all bases. Enter The Reveries is an interactive action adventure side-scrolling game for iOS that gives one the feeling of being in a lavish manga movie with glorious worlds, great characters and challenging gameplay. 

Reveries is a ground-breaking mobile game that is hand illustrated in eight distinct art styles by digital artist Gary Adrian Randall. It's quite mind-blowing to look at and will often leave you open mouthed as you scroll through the highly detailed worlds that the artist has created. The rich and colorful animations help to weave the storyline together and create an almost hallucinogenic visual experience as you guide your character through the lands and prevent the melancholy and sadness from overtaking Clowntown. 

For the game itself you have to guide your character through 24 eye-popping stages to unlock 100 collectible clown cards in order to reveal all the secrets and mythology that Clowntown holds. Choose from eight stunning characters - known as clumsies - that you can customize with 32 ravishing reveries and you'll be able to call on ancient relics as you scroll through the lavish environments to achieve your goal. Enter The Reveries features simple 'one touch' gameplay that grabs the attention perfectly on a short commute to work while the rich characters, detailed storylines and ancient mythology are there to sustain players for a long session at home. 

The playing characters are pretty rich in detail too. Almost gothic in their appearance at times with some - and I'm guessing this is a first - appealing to a gay audience. There are characters like Princess Trinket of the Whiteface Clan who ís much more than the bitchy princess that you first get to meet. You can take her through worlds like the fairy tale kingdom known as Pillow Place where chivalrous knights mix with fairy tale princesses and fire-breathing dragons roam the streets. Each character gets to travel through eight beautifully hand illustrated digital districts - each featuring a different art style like photography, pixel graphics, paper doll art, textures, vector graphics, comic book art, water color and pencil - with three stages per district with twenty four levels to explore in all. 

So, as you can imagine, Enter The Reveries is a pretty impressive piece of work. It's intensely compelling and beautifully designed by Randall and it took him close to three years to fully finish designing it. Reveries is one of those games that is easy to play but damned hard to master. There's a lot of strategy and technique to learn as you side scroll through the obstacles on your way through the game. Each level is completely different from the previous one. Enter The Reveries is available now for free download for iPhone and iPad from the App Store with in-game purchases also available. 

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