Kingdom of Liars 3
Hyptosis has served up another installment of his point-and-click adventure series, Kingdom of Liars 3. Following the events of the first and second games (so make sure you've played them!), you barely have time to recover before Captain Whelek sends you off to... "gently"... deal with the Steel Fist Templars. What are the chances that will go smoothly, d'you reckon? Well... as it turns out, solving that is easier than you might think, but with the discovery of a mysterious relic in the woods outside the city, it's unlikely your life is going to get any less complicated, or dangerous, any time soon. Just click around to interact and pick up items, and click on two objects in your inventory to try to combine them.
Though Kingdom of Liars 3 features more of the stunning artwork and intriguing setting we've come to expect from Hyptosis, it's short and easy in a way that makes it feel rushed, especially with puzzles that rely more on backtracking and random conversation options to advance than anything else and repetitive dialogue. The series as a whole just has such a great concept and world ripe for exploring that it really feels like it needs a more meaty game to make the characters and their exchanges more memorable and the puzzles more substantial. It deserves to be explored in greater depth instead of the quick snippets we've been given. Of course if you prefer your adventures bite-sized, then you'll still enjoy Kingdom of Liars 3 for what it has to offer... another beautifully illustrated, short yet tantalizing dip into a dark yet fascinating world with just enough small puzzles to keep you occupied rather than make you sweat, and a few clever references to other games Hyptosis has created that tie the worlds together. You'll have to wait for the fourth chapter to find out more!
Thanks to Celli for sending this one in!