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  • Summary: Based on Ken Follett's world-bestseller, 'The Pillars of the Earth' retells the story of the village of Kingsbridge in a whole new interactive way. Play as Jack, Aliena and Philip and change the events of the book through exploration, decision-making and dialogues. This interactive novel isBased on Ken Follett's world-bestseller, 'The Pillars of the Earth' retells the story of the village of Kingsbridge in a whole new interactive way. Play as Jack, Aliena and Philip and change the events of the book through exploration, decision-making and dialogues. This interactive novel is released in three 'books', containing 7 chapters each. The physical retail version includes access to all three books, bringing the entire saga together into one thrilling package. Expand
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  1. Apr 5, 2018
    100
    This first release of Pillars only begins the story of the novel across its seven initial chapters, but if subsequent entries in the series are anything like this one, you have a lot to look forward to. The simple adventure style really works for a game with such a compelling and unique narrative, to the point that I‘m chomping at the bit to play the next games already.
  2. Apr 5, 2018
    90
    Between narrative and point & click, live a first dark and icy tome perfectly inspired by Ken Follet's novel. Superb, full of danger and conspiracy, you will spend a pleasant time in England of the 12th century where famine and treachery reign.
  3. Apr 10, 2018
    90
    The Pillars of the Earth is a detailed and rich narrative adventure with a few irritating audio goofs that break the immersion.
  4. Apr 16, 2018
    88
    The Pillars of the Earth isn't focused on puzzle design, so you can't expect a traditional graphic adventure from this game, but it's a perfect example of compelling narrative in videogame form​.
  5. Apr 26, 2018
    70
    It’s a slow burn and has zero sense of humour, but believable characters, decent voice-acting, and accurate historical detail make for a sturdy if linear game. This is only the first half of book one, so don’t expect any neat resolutions.
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  1. May 7, 2018
    0
    Appears to be unplayable on iPad, crashes whenever you start a new game or at the end of the tutorial.