We love the weekly opportunity to grab heavily discounted Xbox games and throw them into our digital libraries. With the latest Xbox Deals With Gold Sale -the one running between March 28th - April 3rd 2023 - that is again possible. And once more there are a ton of Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One titles on sale, many of which are must-players - with the point and click genre front and centre.
There's nothing new about pixel-arted point and click adventures; after-all, they've been doing the rounds for as long as we care to remember. But that doesn't mean we don't sit up and take notice when a new one arrives and today we get the chance to head straight back to the glory days of the 1980s with some Unusual Findings.
There are now over 180 games published by Ratalaika Games on Xbox, so you’d struggle to find a gamer without one on their card. They’ve encompassed almost every genre during that time and appealed to almost every gamer too. Today’s offering is a point and click game with a creepy atmosphere, which feels somewhat like a lost genre. Hopefully not though, as The Dark Prophecy is out today on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.
There may not be many point and click adventures that have really clicked like the classics, but that's not stopping anyone from giving it a try, looking to relive the beauty of the classics. The latest is a modern-day adventure from Actoon Studio - this one promises to be Like No Other.
Point and click adventures and detective horrors seemingly go hand-in-hand. With the chance to scour scenes, picking out useful clues and advancing with them, the two genres are pretty much a match made in heaven. Almost My Floor then, should be great.
Point-and-click adventures are meant to be fun, a little bit crazy, and ultimately utterly weird. Blame those from years gone by for setting the genre template but no matter what you say, it works. That's the case here and now with the release of Anna's Quest on Xbox - it's just this one is a little bit darker than normal.