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  • Summary: Herald is a choice-driven adventure set during colonial times. Board the HLV Herald and uncover its dark secrets in a tale about tyranny and servitude.
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  1. 90
    Herald is a delight to play. It has a cast of complex, interesting, and incredibly voiced characters, beautifully captivating art design, and a fresh and fun story that will leave you wanting more.
  2. Mar 16, 2017
    Sure, it can be a fairly short experience, but providing you engage with it in the way the game intends you to, Herald is a fantastic experience.
  3. Mar 27, 2017
    Herald: An Interactive Period Drama lives up to its name: it's an exciting adventure on the sea, with a lot of meaningful choices and a compelling story. Its only fault? The Italian language is not available, and that could be a problem.
  4. May 1, 2017
    Herald’s narrative focus and somewhat dark themes may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Having said that, I really can’t stress enough how well-done the game is within this scope. The beautifully rendered world, intelligently written script, and engaging story put Herald among the best I’ve seen in the genre.
  5. May 25, 2017
    Despite a few quirky animations, Herald provides an excellent story supplemented by a beautiful art style. This is a small scale point-and-click affair; if you're looking for a bite-sized drama, you've found your game.
  6. May 24, 2017
    Herald: An Interactive Period Drama achieves what it set out to do: It weaves an elaborate story full of entertaining characters, without being squeamish in terms of pointing out racism and cultural bias. The atmosphere is a vivid landscape of bold, striking hues, and the dialog is ripe with interesting conversation choices. I felt genuinely interested in Devan’s experience and personally invested in my decisions along the way. Each choice felt like it carried true weight, given the context and underlining exploration of very serious themes. The voice acting is top-notch, and the soundtrack is a lovely element that compliments without overshadowing. I’m a huge fan of the Point & Click genre, so titles that challenge the norm and think outside the box always capture my attention. Fans of historical themes, story-rich adventures, and compelling characters need to look no further than Herald for a great new experience.
  7. Mar 18, 2017
    Pleasant maritime adventure benefits from historical background and it’s excellent is storytelling about masters and servants. Everything else is unfortunately slightly below average. Especially dull gameplay harms the experience – you'll spend more time watching the game than playing.

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