Get your dose of nostalgia with Stories of Bethem: Full Moon (Preview)

Oct 25, 2016

Stories of Bethem is an top-down 2D ARPG, very reminiscent of many great classic games some of us may have grown up with. It’s a a little bit of Earthbound, and a little bit of Link to the Past. In Stories of Bethem, you play as a boy in search of his father who has been cursed by the Blue Witch.

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I am still in the process of completing the main quest but the puzzles and the sense of nostalgia has kept me reeled into the the game. The game also provides a decent amount of humor, which is a plus. Unlike Link to the Past, you do not have a sword, instead you rely simply on your magic abilities you obtain throughout the game. Even if the gameplay alone isn’t enough to engulf you into the story, the impressive soundtrack will.

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The game itself has more than 20 hours of gameplay, as players hunt through dungeons, finding items and learning new spells as you progress to your main objective. I was quite impressed the difficulty of some of the puzzles within the dungeons.

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One of the more challenging aspects of the game is the amount of backtracking it takes to resolve some of the puzzles, so just a heads up, a good sense of direction will definitely help you on quest. I, for one, welcome the challenge.

Overall, I’ve been quite pleased by Stories of Bethem. It’s a refreshing take on some of the retro games I’ve grown up on.

Note: Stay tuned as I expect to update this once I have finished the main quest.

If you are a fan of the classic Zelda series, then this game is right up your alley.

Stories of Bethem: Full Moon can be picked on on Xbox One and Steam.

 

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