What I liked:
- The art style and sound design have been done to perfection and when they both combine together they do end up creating a very immersive experience.
- I really enjoyed the story throughout my time with the game and I was pleased to see a few unusual and exciting moments thrown in for good measure.
- In terms of content the game has a decent amount for you to be getting on with and in my opinion the game’s length is perfect and doesn’t overstay its welcome.
- Playing as two characters makes the story even more interesting and in the end it keeps things fresh and interesting for longer.
- There is a decent amount of variety present when it comes to the puzzles you face in the game even if they aren’t really challenging.
What I didn’t like:
- Whilst I enjoyed the puzzles that were present in the game it would’ve been nice if they were a little more challenging.
- Technically the game suffers with a few issues every now and then, but thankfully none of them are major problems.
Does Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all as I’ve said many times before I really enjoy Artifex Mundi as a developer because their game’s are always good and there hasn’t really been a bad one yet. That being said I can’t help but feel that as of late the impact of their game’s has dwindled a little bit because basically there aren’t many differences in their game’s, well that is until now. Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders introduces the new idea of being able to play as two different characters and this does make things that little more interesting. As usual once again the story is as good as ever and there is also a lot of variety included in the puzzles you come across. I would however have liked to have been challenged a little more when it came to the puzzles. Thankfully though this is only a small gripe and in the end Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders gets everything else pretty much spot on and it definitely deserves to get a big recommendation from me.
I rate Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders 8/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Publisher: Artifex Mundi
Release Date (Xbox One): August 17, 2018