Another Adventure game from one of the masters of the genre in Daedalic Entertainment, Silence: The Whispered World 2 is the spiritual successor to The Whispered World. It is Daedalic’s first next generation game, having now been confirmed to be on the Xbox One as well as PC and Mac.
A Spiritual Successor may be the best thing there is for The Whispered World. While the game’s story and art work were widely praised its voice acting and overuse of adventure game logic (at best) were panned and led the game to being a middling success for them. With a Spiritual Successor they aren’t locked into the same characters, of trying to continue a story they told or anything else – instead they can tell a new story with similar theme and focus aiming to improve what went wrong.
Point and Click Adventure has been one of the genre’s that has been most revitalized in recent years. The 2000s were a dark period for much of the genre after the rich and plentiful 90s, but as company’s realize there is room for there more between just the AAA market and chasing Call of Duty company’s like Daedalic have emerged in certain niches.
Silence: The Whispered World 2 will follow of an orphaned teenager named Noah as during a war he and his sister Renee end up split in the real world. Now he hopes to find her in Silence – the world of dreams. Silence was featured in the first Whispered World and is a dreamlike (appropriately enough), whimsical but dangerous realm and old friends from then may make appearances again.
One of the interesting pieces of news that has been released about the game from Daedalic so far is that it will in fact feature no inventory puzzles. Instead it will feature contextual and other puzzles that don’t require utilizing items that you picked up 20 hours ago in ways that only adventure gamers can dream up. The lack of an inventory likely also makes it easier to bring to consoles. It is also Daedalic’s first 3d game, for better or worse is yet to be seen.
It is expected to be released in early 2015.
A trailer for the game can be seen below (though the 2014 date on it has been pushed back)