The Secret Monster Society - Chapter 1: Monsters, Fires and Forbidden Forests
Developer: Deceptive Games
Genre: Interactive Story
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The Secret Monster Society - Chapter 1: Monsters, Fires and Forbidden Forests is a great precursor to the fully-fledged point-and-click adventure, filled with a pleasing selection of puzzle styles, some wonderful visual presentation, and great voice acting along the way. What it lacks in terms of overall length and taxing puzzles, it makes up for in the aesthetic stakes, with some really loveable characters introduced, leaving a strong desire for Chapter 2 to arrive quickly.
I have to suggest that you wait for a price drop, or for the whole collection of chapters to release until you get this game - The game is charming, and full of energy and wonderful characters that could carry the series on their own merit, however I just feel that as a video game, it falls short. Perhaps if the story had explored a different media (Such as a comic or webnovel), would it've fared better? Only time would tell. I would rate The Secret Monster Society a 7/10 as an introduction into the Point & Click genre.