Nearwood Collector's Edition
Can a young woman single-handedly change the fate of a magical kingdom? Set out on a voyage with Jane Lockwood into a mysterious world of danger and adventure, into a whirlwind of magic and wonder! As you encounter a host of unusual and amusing creatures and help them in their troubles, you will inch closer and closer to your final goal – finding Jane's long-lost parents, all the while freeing the great and wise Time Keepers from the grip of oblivion. Find out why time came to a standstill, and drive the ancient evil out of Nearwood once and for all! Bring back peace and quiet to the land! Save Nearwood!
August 9, 2013
Three Difficulty Modes
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Nearwood is very different from Brink of Consciousness series in terms of theme and setting. ‘Brink’ series is dark, mysterious and has a little bit of creepy elements. On the other hand, Nearwood is a light-hearted, relaxing fantasy adventure which is just what we need in the time full of dark HOPAs.
What truly makes Nearwood stands out from the huge crowd of casual Adventure games is the game’s remarkable graphics. We can reassuringly say that Nearwood is one of the most beautiful casual adventure game we have every played. Every scene is a treat to the eyes, gorgeous use of colors, huge variety of settings – it is one of those rare games that keep us anticipated on what the next location will look like. Even the main menu screen keep us wanting more, what an awesome way to open a game! The characters also move swiftly and they all look very nice – their voice overs are not annoying or over-the-top, in fact, they all sound quite natural.
Not only that Nearwood has top notch artwork, the story is also just as awesome! It is loosely based on the save-the-world concept but instead of saving the reality world, you are on the quest to save the magical Nearwood world while uncovering the truth about your family. Accompanied by well-written dialouges and soothing music, Nearwood is really captivating.
Nearwood is a Hidden Object Adventure game but it focuses more on the adventure aspect. There are a couple of fragmented object scenes thrown in and they are all very beautiful and entertaining to play. The puzzles in Nearwood are not easy, some of them are very creative, some are typical types but with some interesting twists.
In Nearwood, you will be able to meet cute, tiny creatures called ‘Snoop-Seas’ which are basically your collectibles. There are over 70 Snoop-Seas to hunt for as there are often not only one in each scene. Every three Snoop-Seas you collected will unlock a page of the Snoop-Seas diary which will tell you some cute facts about these friendly creatures.
The main game of Nearwood has a satisfying length of roughly four hours for advanced players. The Bonus Chapter is around 1 hour and has a great, great story which can easily be made into a full sequel.