October 16, 2014 release!
Some of you may recall back this summer when I wrote about a FREE FREE FREE adventure game for Android and iOS called the Silent Age Episode One, a game with an interesting story, tight graphics, awesome gameplay and atmospheric music. I even gave the game a 10/10, which I never do lightly. My only critique was that this game’s sequel was in production…and I had to wait patiently to see how the story ended.
Well, folks, the Silent Age Episode Two has been released, and it does not disappoint!
To recap from the first episode, Joe the Janitor works a menial job in an office building. He comes upon a dying old man in the building’s basement, evidently bleeding to death. The old man hands a time traveling device to Joe and tells him he needs to go into the past to save the future. But, first he must go into the future, which as he discovers, is a land of decay and devoid of humans.
In this final episode, the story continues with Joe on a mission to undo the damage. I realize now that not much can be said other than what was recounted in my first review of this game without revealing important elements of the plot. Let’s just say, if you are a fan of science fiction, this story would be right up your alley. Think of it as a quirky Michael Crichton point and click adventure!
That said, the Silent Age Episode Two is not a serious game. In fact, like in the first episode, your protagonist, Joe, is very much a normal dude with a sense of humour, and other characters mimic this as well, giving a little lift to a more serious plot, which is welcoming.
Speaking of this game being a point and click: again, the Silent Age Episode Two is a solid game- no hiccups on my Android tablet. Seriously, not a single game I have played on my tablet has been as solid as the Silent Age franchise. In terms of gameplay, there is not much difference between episodes. The graphics look awesome; this game is truly a work of art.
Finally, the Silent Age Episode 2 cost me around $6.50 CAD in an in-app purchase at the end of episode One, which to me is worth every penny considering the first episode is FREE. I mean, with this quality of game, the developers, House On Fire, deserve it. Congrats to them on a great game!
And to the rest of you: play this! You will not be disappointed!
The Silent Age Episode Two
Developer: House On Fire
Released: October 16, 2014