Ghost of a Tale is a combination of action, stealth, and adventure interwoven with elements from the RPG genre. The game is available from July 2016 in Steam Early Access service. It was released as a full game on the Steam and GOG.com platforms on March 13, 2018. The developers have also announced the versions for PS4 and Xbox One. The title has been talked about since 2014. In this review, we present the game trailers from two periods. Which of them is more interesting in your opinion?
The gameplay involves controlling a character named Tilo, who is a mouse. The player together with Tilo will get to travel the island of Periclave. The in-game fantasy world is inspired by the Middle Ages. During the game, the user can count on interacting with independent characters, researching various locations, solving puzzles and finally clashing with the opponents. As a player, you will have 60 quests to be completed, in which you must demonstrate your cunning and mental abilities such as logical thinking. Of course, because of the size of the character, it is worth trying to avoid direct confrontation. After all, this is a stealth game and you will often completely disappear from view in pitch black areas.
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The Hardware Requirements
The manufacturer of the game has provided minimum hardware and software requirements for Ghost of a Tale to run a smooth, and these are:
- operating system Windows 7, 64bit,
- Intel i5 – 2.5 GHz processor,
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2GB) or AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card
- DirectX version 11,
- at least 5 GB of available disk space.
And here are the recommended requirements for the game:
- operating system Windows 8.1, 64bit,
- Intel i7 – 3.4 GHz processor,
- 4 GB of RAM,
- the graphics card should be NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (3GB) or AMD Radeon R9 285 version,
- DirectX version 11.
Interestingly, the game developers strongly recommend using the gamepad, because, in Ghost of a Tale, they think it’s a lot more enjoyable than controlling the character with keyboard and mouse. The Witcher 3 immediately come to mind, in which it was also much easier to play with a dedicated controller.
Ghost of a Tale – the Review
The beginning of the game requires the player to solve the mystery of the appearance of the zombie rats. In addition, the player must check whether the rumors of a fantastic treasure are true. During the game, the user will read the logs learning the game lore, search for tips to reveal secrets and fight with dangerous and larger creatures.
We owe the great fairytale atmosphere of the game to Lionel Gallat, who collaborated with Dreamworks and Universal Studios. During the game, the player sneaks behind the red-eyed murderers, hides from patrols, wears rat armor, and gains experience points and additional skills. The player spends his time moving through the castle corridors and caves to reach the river bank.
The main Ghost of a Tale character Tilo is a mouse with eyes shining like two coals, and his fur looks soft and nice. During the game, the changing day and night cycle is also important. It affects the presence of some characters or monsters and impacts how meticulous the patrols are.
The places researched by the player are beautiful in visual terms, very characteristic and easy to remember thanks to which exploration is easier. Unfortunately, the game does not have a tutorial, so the learning of moves is a trial and error method. The game offers a minimalist interface, which is its great advantage – a lot of information appears in the form of HUD on the screen.
Ghost of a Tale is a great game. We do not hesitate to give this production a 10 out of 10 rating.