Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries.
The light haired man sat staring at his screen, wondering how to start the review. I watched as he fumed, not unlike the sylvan sprites.
Sword & Sworcery is technically a point and click adventure game, though it’s only like them slightly. You can control the entire game with your mouse allowing you to interact with the environment, talk with the people, and collect items. You explore a beautiful world, solve some puzzles and have some combat.
The controls are really simple. You use the left mouse button to interact, and hold it on yourself to enter Sworcery mode. When it calls for it, you use the right mouse button to enter battle mode, and to look around you just move the mouse to the edge of the screen.
The game has a story, as expected of any Point and Click. You are a Scythian out to solve the mystery of the Megatome and to conquer the Golden Trigon. I found the dialogue and story well written, and have nothing bad to say about it. It is quirky at times, but it’s to lighten up the dark mood a bit.
By now, I’m sure some of you have noticed the graphics look eerily familiar. The background for this site is actually taken from this game. I find the pixel art in this game to be downright gorgeous, and am in awe of the effort put into it. Each scene looks hand pixeled, and it is amazing.
The music for this game was beautiful. It all felt perfect for each moment, and is a fantastic thing to listen to on the go. Jim Guthrie composed the soundtrack, and it is among his best works in my opinion. Each piece is well written, and really contribute to the overall environment as well.
There really aren’t any game breaking bugs that I’ve been able to find. The only bug I came across is a multimonitor bug where it stretches across my two monitors, which have different resolutions. It was quickly remedied in the settings, staying on one screen.
Overall, Sword and Sworcery gets a Grilled Cheese rating. The game is beautiful, controls well, has a well written story and an amazing soundtrack. The only “flaw” is replayability. It is replayable, however, I have trouble replaying it immediately. Though that’s still not bad. I enjoy picking this game up over and over. If you enjoy games with beautiful pixel art and amazing soundtracks, I highly recommend picking this one up.
Sword and Sworcery can be purchased from the following locations: