NAIRI: Tower of Shirin
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Publishers: Another Indie, Hound Picked Games
Welcome to the opening of the NAIRI saga!
Let us tell you the story of Nairi, an upper class lady who escaped the city and now lives among the people. Meeting Rex, her gangster-turned-scholar sidekick, they worked together to uncover the secrets behind the Tower of Shirin, solving puzzles and making friends (and enemies!) along the way.
NAIRI: Tower of Shirin is a charming graphic adventure with adorable characters within a troubled world that is sure to delight people of all ages looking for a strong narrative and puzzle experience!
SO, WHAT HAVE WE GOT IN STORE FOR YOU?
A graphic adventure, you will be taken back to a more troubled time, in a story that appeals to all, regardless of age or species.
With an adorable style, it's sure to whet the appetite of many a Studio Ghibli and The Last Airbender fan.
Test your intellect with mind-bending puzzles and brainteasers.
Cute and colourful characters that will melt your heart. And some that might freeze it!
An immersive story of friendship and fate in a fantastical world.
Collect an array of crazy items, each one wackier (and more useful) than the last.
Beautiful original music that will transport you to the sands of Shirin.
NAIRI: Tower of Shirin Launch Trailer!
NAIRI: Tower of Shirin Switch Teaser
NAIRI - Nintendo Switch Announcement Trailer
Nairi: Tower of Shirin is a witty, cute, and quirky point-and-click adventure. Silly and slightly morbid, Nairi shines with unique characters, hand-drawn artwork, and challenging but fair puzzles. It is held back slightly by some confusing navigation, a few bugs, and the inability to save your progress, but this charming little gem is a must-play for fans of the genre.
Nairi: Tower of Shirin contributes to the growing number of point and click games on the Nintendo Switch catalogue and does it with an experience that is very accessible, with an interesting and eye-catching art style, a very involving plot and a fluid control system. Its difficulty level and overall lifespan put this work on the simpler side of the spectrum making this opus more recommended to broader segments of the audience.
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There's a good chance you've probably never heard of NAIRI: Tower of Shirin, but that doesn't mean this hidden gem should pass you buy. Sure, it doesn't have the pedigree of a Double Fine game or the licence exposure of something from TellTale's back catalogue, but it still offers up a safe and engaging world full of quirky characters, challenging puzzles and all the screen-tapping backgrounds you could ask for. It's no great reimagining of the genre, but it's still a curio worth playing nonetheless.