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Herald: An Interactive Period Drama

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

67%

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Game Information

Available on:PCFeb 22, 2017

Developer: Wispfire

Genre: Adventure

Herald is a choice-driven adventure game set during an alternate 19th century in which the West is united as a colonial superpower: the Protectorate.
Help tell the story of Devan Rensburg, a man of mixed heritage who became steward on board of the HLV Herald, a merchant ship set for his country of birth.
As Devan it is your job to keep the peace among the crew and passengers by resolving their daily squabbles. Set during a time of widespread inequality and injustice, you are challenged to uncover a great mystery that surrounds the Herald's perilous voyage.

Together, Herald Book I & II have around 4 hours of gameplay. Each Book has its own contained story. Book III & IV will tell new stories of Devan's adventures and will be released as episodic content at a later date.

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Twinfinite

4 / 5.0
Twinfinite

Suffice it to say, Herald's narrative focus and somewhat dark themes may not be everyone's cup of tea. Having said that, I really can't stress enough how well-done the game is within this scope.

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GameGrin

8 / 10.0
GameGrin

Despite a few quirky animations, Herald provides an excellent story supplemented by a beautiful art style. This is a small scale point-and-click affair; if you're looking for a bite-sized drama, you've found your game.

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Cubed3

6 / 10
Cubed3

While Herald: An Interactive Period Drama has some incredibly annoying issues, it's still shaping up to be an interesting experience overall. With some of these rough edges filed down, this could be one of the most compelling visual novels around. Hopefully, the next two books take what this game excels at and makes them even better, with feedback from gamers taken on-board.

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GameSkinny

GameSkinny

Herald is a wonderful blend of point and click adventure mixed with player choice that creates an intense story with complex characters and tough decisions.

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