Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest

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Based on 24 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

67%

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General Information

Available on:PCOct 13, 2020

Developer: Different Tales

Publishers: Different Tales, Walkabout

Genres: Adventure, RPG, Interactive Story

RAGE GETS THINGS DONE Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Heart of the Forest throws you deep into a primeval wilderness in the center of modern Europe. It’s where the protectors of nature wage their ancient, neverending war against the forces of destruction. You play as Maia, who comes to Poland hoping to trace her family roots. Trying to learn more about her ancestry, she will discover her family’s dark secrets and reveal hidden truths about the last wilderness of Central Europe. Visit real-world places of mystery and power. Explore local legends and traditions. Discover the fascinating world and history of the Polish-Belarusian borderlands. You will witness how nature clashes with technology and greed. Can it survive without our help? DISCOVER THE LEGENDARY RPG SYSTEM For the first time ever, you will be able to experience Werewolf: The Apocalypse on your computer. Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Heart of the Forest adapts the mechanics of the legendary title from the World of Darkness universe, emulating the experience of a classic role-playing session. An immersive narrative that can measure up to the best mystery novels. Beautiful, distinctive collage art that combines hand-illustrated characters with pictures of real places to inspire your imagination. By making tough choices that often bring dramatic consequences, you will affect your character attributes: Rage, Willpower, and Health. This impacts your ability to perform certain actions as well as change the range of available choices and the presentation of the world. The game will analyze your behavior and determine what kind of werewolf you are. Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest is a beautifully written, deep, and balanced experience. It’s tailored for World of Darkness veterans and newcomers looking for an accessible entry into this rich, acclaimed universe. They teach you to fear rather than to be angry, but fear solves nothing. Anger is there for a reason, to shield and protect you. Anger is the part of you that cares. Rage gets things done.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest Critic Reviews

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Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Wolf has a lot of promise, starting out very strong but it's ultimately let down by what feels like a very rushed last couple of chapters. The characters, the setting, the atmosphere and the writing are all on point which is what makes this feel like a sadly missed opportunity to make an all time great. Here's hoping they flesh out the next one.

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Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest has an intriguing atmosphere and there are many choices that can affect the outcome of the story. Sadly, the story isn't all that memorable.

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With a unique art style, effective use of sound and plenty of lore, Heart of the Forest is well worth checking out if you're a fan of visual novels and the werewolf genre itself. It's just a shame there wasn't more of it.

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Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest is a great visual novel with tons of impactful choices, great visuals, and excellent sound design. While it slowly loses steam after the introductory chapters, it's still well worth multiple playthroughs.

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