Review Tormentum – DEMO
A dark and gritty click and point
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 17 May 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Unique art design, interesting premise, well written story
No hint system
Tormentum for Android is probably the first point and click adventure game for a mobile platform that has actually been good. Though, I don’t want to discredit the likes of the Telltale games that are also out on Android and iOS. This is the first one that felt like it was created with mobile in mind, though I know there is a port of this game out on Steam, too.
The story of this game is pretty dark and revolves around you playing a nameless hero who finds himself in between worlds. You have no idea who you are, where you are, but you’ll need to discover what has happened to you in order to complete the game. The artwork is really beautiful and incredibly detailed. There are ton of low-fidelity point and click adventure games that have poor story and poor graphics, but this game isn’t one of them.
This game doesn’t hold your hand and there is no lame in-app purchases built around a hint system either. A lot of the hints are built into flavor text right in the game, but if you get stuck then you’ll literally be stuck because there also is no way to seek any kind of help solving a puzzle from the game either. There was one puzzle, for instance, involving light that took me an incredibly long time because I simply didn’t know exactly what it was that I was trying to do.
Whether Tormentum is a good purchase is entirely up to you, however. Play through the demo first to see if it’s something you’ll enjoy, but if you’re already a fan of point and click adventures then you’ll definitely get a kick out of this one.