Name: Untold History: Descendant of the Sun Collector's Edition
Release Date: 16 June 2013
Developer: ChaYoWo Games
In the past, we have enjoyed a few games from ChaYoWo Games due to their interesting theme and settings such as The Dark Hills of Cherai series. We are happy to see that their new game, Untold History, also has an interesting oriental setting - unfortunately, the game itself is not as satisfying.
In Untold History, you will follow Aarya, the descendant of the sun who believed she was an orphan since the day she born. Then the day comes and her life changed forever when your real grandfather suddenly appeared in front of your door and then her adventure begins. The theme of Untold History is surely refreshing; the game sets in Asia or maybe Middle-East but the environment is really interesting and different from other games in the genre and we appreciate that. However, despite the unique setting; the story is after all, 'finding the artifact' kind of story and it is not very well construct since it feels very silly in many parts.
Untold History: Descendant of the Sun has strange graphics which is hard to get into. We would not say that they are great as many locations do not look beautiful; they are dark and look pretty dull and outdated. This 'old' feeling follows with the audio as well as music is not very good and the voice overs are not impressive. Moreover, characters are not very nice-looking and they nake no movements when they speak.
There are not too many Hidden Object scenes in the game but you do have to search through each scene twice. They are nothing extraordinary, junkpiles and easy. Puzzles are however, very tricky but in a bad way. They are sometimes very time-consuming and overly-difficult and could be very well frustrating.
Untold History includes an interactive jump map which is very useful. Despite that, it has not other extras that make it CE worthy such as Achievements or Collectibles. The main game is about 3 hours long for fast players and has a satisfying ending while the Bonus Chapter is pointless but has a good length of around 1 hour.
Untold History: Descendant of the Sun could have been a great game if it was released a couple of years back. Even though the theme of the game is lovable, it looks and feels very old with outdated-looking graphics and uninteresting gameplay - the game is just really hard to get into.
Graphics: 3/5 Stars
Sound: 3/5 Stars
Story: 3/5 Stars
Originality: 3.5/5 Stars
Originality: 3.5/5 Stars
Gameplay: 3/5 Stars
Puzzles: 3/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 4/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 2.5/5 Stars
Extras: 3/5 Stars
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