Bestowers of Eternity Review

Introduction. As the year of 2004 nears its end, there are more and more good games released. “Bestowers of eternity” part I is one of the really good games.

            Plot. The plot is fantastic. From the moment you start the game, it grabs you and does not let you go until you finish this game. Rosangela Blackwell is a young but unsuccessful writer whose parents have passed away long ago. Her family’s history absorbs her into the adventure of and for her life. I may say more, but I do not want to spoil the fun for you.

            Graphics. Overall very good. The backgrounds are nicely detailed and while they cannot be compared to art in games such as FoY or Tierra’s releases, it is quite pleasant to watch. There is also quite a large number of animations, which makes the game look really professionally made.boe.gif

            Sound. Decent. The tunes, while well composed and memorable, are too few and too often looped. The sound effects are also nothing special. It is a pity, for it may have built an even stronger atmosphere.

            Puzzles. As in BtS, BoE’s puzzles have both pros and cons. One point for is that they involve researching, reading through documents and interrogating people. On the on other hand, at the beginning they are a bit too adventuresque – judging from the first 5 minutes of gameplay, the last thing I expected would have been the grim atmosphere of the game onwards. At the end of the day, the puzzles are not bad, but not that good either.

            Miscellaneous. The interface of the game is very stylish; whenever a new day starts a screen with the mathematical symbol for eternity and a soared phrase appears, which is one of the most original things I have seen in an amateur adventure game for a while.

Conclusion. The only bad thing I can think of is that it ends at the point where you ask yourself “What’s gonna happen next?”. I am most certainly looking forward to the second and final part. For those of you who have not played this great game so far, I recommend it to you.

Name: Bestowers of eternity

Creator: Dave Gilbert

Download link

Overall score:

85%

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