Review Unia: And The Burned Village
A really great adventure game
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 13 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Great music, excellent voice acting, characters have unique skills
Unskippable video ads
If you’ve ever played a game called Trine then you’ll realize that Unia and the Burned Village for Android shares a lot of similarities with Trine in that you have three characters that you’ll need to swap among in order to solve environmental puzzles and progress further into the game.
So this is an adventure game that has a lot of puzzle elements to it. You play as three characters: Boo, Lee and Clug. Each character has their own strength, like Boo can push heavy obstacles and Clug can fit into small, tiny spaces. You’ll need to use everyone’s strengths in order to get past obstacles and defeat enemies so you can save your friends who were kidnapped by trolls.
The aesthetic of the game reminds me very much of Limbo in that your characters are almost nothing more than silhouettes. Color does exist and really brings in a lot of atmosphere to the overall design, and it’s a welcomed addition. The gameplay is fun and always keeps you on your toes. You’ll always be guessing about what’s around the corner, though I’m not sure the puzzles keep up quite the same pace as the puzzles in Limbo, but the game is still fun.
Unia and the Burned Village is an excellent adventure game that is well worth the price. The free version is great, too, but you can only play so far and there are heavy video ads. Be sure to download the lite version first so you know for sure whether or not you want to make the investment, though.