Willy Morgan and The Curse of Bone Town is a simplistic introduction into the point-and-click genre and features many charms, but unfortunately lacks diversity in the puzzles and character personalities you come across.
Willy Morgan and The Curse of Bone Town, by Imaginarylab and VLG Publishing, is a classic point-and-click adventure game filled with puzzles and charming scenes set in a fantasy pirate-themed world with a modern touch. The game released originally on Steam in August 2020 and recently released on Nintendo Switch on June 8, 2021. The story begins panning over a kooky, dark town until you reach the curious Willy Morgan as he receives a letter from his father on the 10th anniversary of his disappearance.
Willy Morgan speculates the letter as it instructs him to investigate Bone Town. You are then given a skippable but brief tutorial that tells you how to execute the commands of the game and with that complete, you are off to solve the on-going puzzles of the game.
The puzzles can be intricate but repetitious, as you will notice in the very first puzzle when you need to assemble a bicycle. I found this particularly frustrating as logic is thrown out the window and parts can be found in generic household items, so nothing should be left unexplored. Most of the puzzles can also be solved by just selecting the correct item in your inventory which dissolves the chance of creativity.
As you move along Bone Town which is rich in detail you will find the dialogue to fall flat and lose depth making it hard to connect with Willy Morgan and any other characters you come across. As you progress through the story characters start to have meaning as they help you with clues and the story starts to really pick up. Unfortunately, the story ends quite quickly with the game only being 3-4 hours long depending how fast you get through the puzzles.
Overall, Willy Morgan and The Curse of Bone Town is a simplistic introduction into the point-and-click genre and features many charms, but unfortunately lacks diversity in the puzzles and character personalities you come across.
This review utilised a Nintendo Switch version of the game provided by Renaissance PR. Willy Morgan and The Curse of Bone Town is available now on Steam and Nintendo Switch.
Written by: @rogue_sultana