In the first half of the 90s', graphic adventures were probably the most popular video games on PC. With LucasArts and Sierra as the best examples of this genre, we managed to play real gems such as The Secret of Monkey Island, Day of The Tentacle, Sam&Max or The Legend of Kyrandia, amongst many others.
Gradually, the tastes of the audience started to move over to other genres when computers started to compete directly with video consoles in terms of capacity to run action games, simulators, or sports titles.
A return to the classic graphical adventure
However, that doesn't mean that this genre is dead because, over the years, many other successful titles have also been published and adapted to mobile platforms such as iOS or Android. For instance, this Yesterday, developed by Pendulo Studios which made its debut in 1994 with Igor: Objective Uikokahonia.
The game is a thriller set in New York City with a psychopath burning beggars alive. Henry, an NGO volunteer, together with his mate Cooper will set out to investigate to try to catch the killer and will meet up with John Yesterday, who completes the set of playable characters.
An excellent plot and a really decent graphical environment.
The game comes along with a well-cared graphical design and a control system similar to classic graphic adventures but updated to adapt it to the features of modern-day touchscreens.
- Dark plot full of unexpected twists.
- Visual and narrative style that combines movie scenes, comic strips, and video game aspects.
- Tools to mark active areas and a clue system.
- Soundtrack especially developed for the occasion.
- Continuous references and tributes to popular movies, series, games, music, and books.
Without a doubt, one of the best graphic adventures that you can download to your iPhone or iPad.