If you're a fan of classic point-and-click games that were all the rage in the '90s, you might want to keep an eye on Guard Duty.
The game's set to launch on Switch next week and is said to be a love letter to the point-and-click genre's humorous side. Players will take on the role of both Tondbert, a loyal guard from the forgotten past, and future hero Agent Starborn to save the Earth and destroy an ancient evil. We have a quick synopsis and feature list for you below:
Tondbert, loyal Guard to the Castle of Wrinklewood has a lot to answer for. Under his watch someone has snuck into the kingdom and kidnapped the princess -- an event that will have consequences well into the future.
A thousand years later, humanity is on its last legs before being wiped out by an evil dark force. Join Agent Starborn to save the Earth, and vanquish an evil that has been around for centuries!
Discover how these two playable characters' fates are intertwined and you might just save humanity in the process in this traditional point and click adventure game!
- A full standalone game spanning across two different time periods, choose your actions wisely
- Over 6000 lines of fully voiced dialogue
- Bespoken music and sound
- Integrated “to-do” list of current objectives ensures you’ll never lose track of your goal
- Hand-crafted pixel art with hundreds of detailed animation
The trailer above might feature the odd bit of questionable voice acting, but the game's been going down well with players on Steam. User reviews are currently 'very positive'.
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