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Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  • Summary: Join the ranks of the Unavowed, and fight against the oncoming darkness.

    A demon possessed you one year ago. Since that day, you unwillingly tore a trail of bloodshed through New York City. Waking up on a stormy rooftop, you meet your saviors: the Unavowed, an ancient society dedicated to
    Join the ranks of the Unavowed, and fight against the oncoming darkness.

    A demon possessed you one year ago. Since that day, you unwillingly tore a trail of bloodshed through New York City. Waking up on a stormy rooftop, you meet your saviors: the Unavowed, an ancient society dedicated to stopping evil. Life as you knew it is over, but by joining them you have a chance to reverse some of the damage you’ve done—and, if you choose wisely, to redeem yourself.

    Shape your hero: Name the playable character, choose their gender, and pick from three origin stories to customize the protagonist.

    Choose your party: Select two out of four companions to join you on missions across the boroughs of New York City. Each member of the Unavowed has a unique personality and skillset, providing different solutions to the obstacles you’ll encounter.

    Follow your conscience: Difficult choices await. In Unavowed’s subtly branching storyline, your decisions could come back to help you… or haunt you.

    Play how you want: Controls refined for Nintendo Switch™ allow you to play comfortably with either the Joy-Con™ controllers or the touch screen.
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  1. Aug 28, 2021
    100
    There really isn’t anything bad to say about Unavowed. It’s one of the most confident adventure games released in a long while. It shows that developer Wadjet Eye have a keen understanding of not only narrative structure, but of the adventure genre as a whole. If you’re looking for an earnest, fully-realised adventure game that harkens back to the genre’s roots, while also putting deftly-written, three-dimensional characters at its forefront, then look no further.
  2. Jul 15, 2021
    90
    Unavowed expertly blends fantasy and crime genres with stellar writing, acting, and artwork to create a game that is both memorable and entertaining, and should be experienced by anyone who thinks the glory days of Sierra On-Line are the only time period where great point-and-click games can be found.
  3. Jul 20, 2021
    90
    Unavowed is one of those rare adventure games that I feel can appeal even to those who are not predisposed to play the genre. Its compelling story, well-developed cast of characters, strong production values, and carefully-designed gameplay mechanics create one of the better adventure game packages I’ve seen this side of Thimbleweed Park. As long as you’re okay with some grisly content (you’re investigating demonic killers, not a theft at the bubblegum factory after all), you should give this game a look. It’s really something special.
  4. 90
    Rather than dwell on how Unavowed also cleverly entangles you with unexpected developments at almost every turn—because there’s no question that it absolutely does—the idle banter and jabs traded among its cast of paranormal detectives are heartening and authentic, moving the story forward even in its quietest moments. It’s a point-and-click game destined to be an all-time classic—which is why it is one of the entries in our best point-and-clicks list.
  5. Aug 16, 2021
    85
    Unavowed is a solid retro adventure game. The story is not always evenly paced, but it is compelling with plenty of twists and surprises. The gameplay is simple, and the parts all work together to make a coherent whole.
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  1. Aug 31, 2021
    10
    Short but a solid point and click adventure game. memorable and full developed characters and funny story. This is exactly what I expectedShort but a solid point and click adventure game. memorable and full developed characters and funny story. This is exactly what I expected from the developers of the blackwell series. Expand
  2. Oct 11, 2021
    10
    10/10 always seems like it's been given without thought but this game deserved it. In short, this game is well worth the money, it's extremely10/10 always seems like it's been given without thought but this game deserved it. In short, this game is well worth the money, it's extremely enjoyable, the story completely immerses you and is very original and you will want to play to the end to see how it all wraps up.

    Your choices matter and effect the story, exploring and trying to solve things is done really well, the story just blends itself so well with the gameplay.
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  3. Dec 17, 2021
    8
    When you think of the classic point-and-click adventure title visions of classics from LucasArts with their signature sense of humor andWhen you think of the classic point-and-click adventure title visions of classics from LucasArts with their signature sense of humor and weirdness tend to be the first to come to mind. Back in the day there was more representation than this, with adventures featuring everything from police work to medieval fantasy, but within the current indie adventur-aissance there isn’t typically oxygen for titles that don’t embrace humor. The darker and more grim nature of Unavowed is thus pretty refreshing, not necessarily lacking in humor, but certainly having it play a back seat to supernatural characters and circumstances, and sometimes some pretty disturbing circumstances you’ll need to work your way through. I will say that I find the mechanics of the interface to be a bit quirky with a controller, and perhaps it would best be played using the touchscreen but that isn’t to say it’s in any way unplayable, just that there are plenty of competitors that do it better. If you’ve been itching for something that’s a bit different and surprising, but still retains some familiar elements of a classic adventure, Unavowed should definitely be considered for your list.

    https://www.nindiespotlight.com/2021/07/mini-reviews-july-14th-edition-nintendo.html
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