Growing up, I never had these awesome 3D games or cartoons that kids of today have. All we ever had was our imagination and 8-bit games that left a lot of room for imagination. Those were truly good times and perhaps that is why the game I am going to review today has a certain nostalgic value to me. The game I am talking about is “Infinite Universe”.
Infinite Universe is a choose your own adventure gamebook sort of game which instead of putting users in a 3D world to fend off for themselves relies on them to use their imagination and be transported to a parallel universe where each of their decisions alter the course of this journey. I know it may sound a bit confusing, so in laymen terms the game is an adventure book which narrates a story with you as the main character and as the story progresses, the game poses certain questions and/or choices to you such as whether you will fight bad guys or pick someone’s pockets or not. Each of these choices has different implications on the story line and takes you to in a totally different course.
Of course, such kind of gamebook adventures would be nothing without killer illustrations and a truly captivating story line and to be honest the game truly held up both of those ends extraordinarily. The story line of the game puts you in the fourth millennia where you must capture or kill the rebel leader of the DWORF army. As you progress through the story not only do you get closer to achieving your mission objectives but you also start to discover just who you are and how did you end up in this position as well.
Like I mentioned before, the illustrations of the game are absolutely awe inspiring and truly set up the mood of the game. Of course, you have to do a lot of reading but hey, this is after all a game”book” adventure and what would be a book if you didn’t have to read?
Now, there are certain times when you are stuck at a place where things are left on chance for example if you are picking someone’s pockets, it would be left to chance whether you will succeed or not or if you are fighting, the outcome of the fight will also be left to chance. The game solves these problems by the age old concept of Dungeons and Dragons i.e. by giving you dice that you roll. Apart from reading and imagining this is the only activity the game requires you to do.
Since, Infinite Universe is after all a gamebook adventure; it does mean that not every choice will lead to a favored ending. There are parts where if you choose the wrong options you will simply die. To prevent users from having to start all over again, the game does offer a save feature known as bookmarks. Just like you save files, you can bookmark the page of the book whose choice you aren’t really sure about. This will allow you to come back to that page just in case you are not happy with the results.
Infinite Universe can be bought from the Play Store for a price $5.52 which may be a little too much for many users but for those whose imagination is strong and who just love these sort of true RPG games, it really isn’t that much of a price to ask for. After all you can see all the hard work that the developers put in designing the illustrations and writing up that amazing sci-fi story line. So, if you are interested you can grab the game from the link below.
Google Play Store Link: Click here