(SNAPP Reviews aren’t really a full-fledged game review as much as they are just a way for us to give you a quick “heads-up” on whether a game is good or not. It usually means that we haven’t finished the game yet, but have played a good enough chunk to know whether or not it’s worth your time/money.)
Forgotton Anne is a hand-drawn “cinematic adventure” game that just released on iOS by publisher, Hitcents. You play as Anne, an enforcer of the Forgotten Lands that out to fight the rebellion that’s trying to prevent herself and her master (Bonku) from returning to the human world. Forgotton Anne is an absolutely beautiful game. Everything from the cutscenes to the gameplay is seamless. It’s like playing an actual animated film. This may be where some gamers may be turned off. Forgotton Anne is more about the visuals and story, than it is about gameplay. Sure, there are some light platforming and well thought out puzzles, but it’s the whole experience that makes this game so good. I was a bit worried about the game being ported over to mobile, but the developers did a stellar job making it feel like the game was made for the phone or tablet. Forgotton Anne is simply oozing with charm. From the hand-drawn visuals, the engaging story, to the beautiful orchestral score. It may be a bit slow for some gamers, but for most, this is one title that shouldn’t be missed.
Forgotton Anne is also in this week’s SNAPP Roundup!