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    TSIOQUE

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    Post by genkicoll on Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:02 pm

    TSIOQUE
    by OhNoo Studio, Smile - November 7, 2018

    Available at:
    Steam
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    TSIOQUE (pronounced /tsɪɒk/) is a dark but playful Point & Click adventure, hand-animated in meticulous, frame-by-frame 2D. Escape the clutches of an Evil Wizard and discover the secrets hidden within the spellbound castle of your ancestors.
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    We take the role of princess Tsioque, imprisoned in a castle overtaken by the Evil Wizard. When darkness falls on your ancestral home, places formerly familiar suddenly turn unfriendly and dangerous.

    The castle walls have become a deadly trap - we must escape and thwart the Evil Wizard's plans before the spell he has cast on the castle escalates, triggering events beyond anyone's control...

    • A 100% hand-drawn, frame-by-frame animated 2d adventure game with a unique atmosphere.
    • Humor? Check. Darkness? Check. Suspense? Check! What more could you ask for?
    • Story with a twist - a clever story that may surprise you.
    • Fully voiced dialogue tracks.
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    • LOTS of 2D animation – all characters and items are hand-animated, frame-by-frame, old-school-style.
    • Beautiful, hand-drawn backgrounds.
    • Fully voiced dialogue tracks.
    • Exceptional soundtrack by Edward Harrison (NEOTOKYO, LUCKY DAY FOREVER) and Elle Kharitou, dynamically illustrating the gameplay and adjusted to your every action.
    • The protagonist - a little girl with a talent for bringing chaos and destruction wherever she goes. Those who dare stand in her way are in for a lot of trouble...
    • A changing, mysterious and dangerous world - even before the Wizard's attack, the castle held many secrets. Now, bound by a powerful spell, the castle not only became home to demons and magical creatures, but has also been affected itself by the evil power... It bends and shapeshifts, forming layers upon layers of transformation and illusion... It is an essential part of the plot, and - especially later in the game - an element tightly integrated into the gameplay.
    • You can "die" in this game! - It's an adventure game, so explore, solve puzzles... but beware. There won't always have the comfort of infinite time to solve a problem, sometimes you may have to think fast! Other times you may want to think twice before choosing a new course of action, as a wrong decision may cost you your freedom... or worse!

    The world of TSIOQUE is inhabited by creatures of all sorts - humans, animals, monsters, you name it. Don't let appearances deceive you, some seemingly nice people may not necessarily have the best intentions, and a seemingly terrifying monster may not be all that evil. Fortunately, even when events turn for the worst, Tsioque can always count on help from her friends, which she will find in least expected places.

    The main inspiration is inarguably LIFE, which always writes the best scritps. But of course we're not living in cultural vaccuum. While creating TSIOQUE, we couldn't help but be inspired by things that thrilled, shocked and amazed us in the past, that burned forever into our memory in the childhood days spent in front of the pale light of CRT monitors.

    Among many other inspirations, we could certainly count: a smart, humorous story backed by beautiful art style of DAY OF THE TENTACLE, simplicity of the gameplay and a serious approach to a younger player in games by Ron Gilbert like PAJAMA SAM, a vivid, dangerous world seen through the eyes of a boy in HEART OF DARKNESS, wonderfully animated epic fantasy and its gruesome punishments for failures in DRAGON'S LAIR, or INDIANA JONES AND THE FATE OF ATLANTIS, an old Lucasarts classic with a perfect blend of adventure, humor and action, where carelessness could cost you dearly.
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    Post by genkicoll on Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:15 am

    TSIOQUE (Point-n-Click)

    Options include separate sliders for Music and Sound, plus three different languages: English, Polish and German (with three more languages coming soon.)

    The intro and ending are fully-voiced, but there is very little talking throughout the rest of the game. Tsioque (pronounced tcheeock - sounds almost like "chalk" when it's said fast) is a spunky young princess who's out to save the kingdom from evil.

    This is a point-and-click adventure, but it does have a bit of a Dragon's Lair vibe to it.  If you choose the wrong action (still point-n-click!), you get caught.  Luckily you won't lose any progress when this happens, and it's always entertaining to see the "fail" animations.

    Speaking of which, saves are done automatically, so no worries about losing progress that way, either!

    I do need to add a bit of a WARNING here, and that is that sometimes you're going to have to (accurately) click pretty quickly in order to progress.  One sequence in particular may cause the uncoordinated some issues, but the devs tried to make it easier by giving us a bit of an advance-warning of where we were going to need to click next.

    There are 31 Steam Achievements, and I managed to miss seven of them, so you do need to work for some of them.

    TSIOQUE's story is such fun.  She with her scowling determination, the goblins with their silly antics and the unexpected turn it takes later in the game all combine into a tale that is sure to entertain.

    FINAL THOUGHTS:

    The gameplay, story, animations, sounds and Tsioque herself are all absolutely delightful - most fun I've had with a P&C for ages.  Highly recommended... Even if you generally don't like Point-and-click adventures!


    _________________
    Never be a prisoner of your past.
    It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

    TSIOQUE O9fj

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