Having first launched on PC way back in 2017, and then rocking up onto Switch in 2019, just as another couple of years pass, we see Wardrobe: Even Better Edition move out to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. And if you’re in the market for a point and clicker that has been created as a tribute to the classics, you’re in for a treat.
Available right now to purchase and download on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S (albeit there is no optimisation nor X|S badging) for £16.74, The Wardrobe: Even Better Edition promises to prove that point-and-click adventures are far from dead.
Or at least if they are not dead, they are alive and kicking in your wardrobe.
Running the 2D point-and-click ideals, The Wardrobe should appeal to anyone who spent time pointing old Guybrush one way or Manny from Grim Fandango the other, as you join the world and life of Skinny – the lead of this latest adventure.
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With a world stuffed to the brim with dialogue, and each and every scene, background or item paying homage to games, nerd and pop culture from back in the day, this should well be a hugely enjoyable, rather silly affair. Whether it plays out like that now that The Wardrobe: Even Better Edition has come to Xbox is another matter – but our full upcoming review should be able to deliver the honest truth.
The Wardrobe comes with more than 40 locations to enjoy, over 70 crazy characters, 30 odd musical tracks and dozens of puzzles, keeping you going for a good few hours. In fact, the feature list is a good one, with the Even Better Edition covering the following…
- A blast from the past, with hundreds of references to pop and geek culture
- More than 40 hand-illustrated locations drawn in a modern art style
- More than 70 crazier-than-ever characters
- More than 30 music tracks
- 24 hidden achievements to unlock
- Dozens of entertaining puzzles
- Superb voice acting in two different languages (English and Italian)
If you’re up for joining Skinny then you’ll find a download of The Wardrobe: Even Better Edition available from the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S right now. And of course, you’ll still find the game on Nintendo Switch and PC through Steam as well.
The Wardrobe: Even Better Edition is a tribute to the awesome geekery that was born in the last four decades, and to the classic 2D point-and-click adventures from the ‘90s. Each dialogue, scene, background, or item in the game pays homage to the nerd and pop culture you grew up with; from the most evident reference to the most hidden ones. The game is a 2D point-and-click adventure inspired by pillars of the genre like “Monkey Island”, “Day of the Tentacle” and “Sam & Max: Hit the Road”. It is stuffed with dozens of funny characters and places, a crazy atmosphere, a pinch of dark humor, and lots of puzzles to solve. If you loved Guybrush or Manuel Calavera then you’ll be happy to meet Skinny, the main character overflowing your adventures with sarcasm, cynicism and breakthroughs of the fourth wall. Skinny is a young boy who was accidentally killed by his best friend, Ronald. After the murder, Skinny’s dead body is brought back to life by mystical forces, which bound him to live forever in Ronald’s wardrobe—now, that’s what I call a skeleton in the closet! To save his best friend’s soul from eternal damnation, Skinny will need to reveal himself and convince Ronald to face his guilt.