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  • Summary: Unforeseen Incidents is a classical style interactive mystery set in a beautifully hand-painted world. Join Harper Pendrell and experience a challenging investigation, smart dialog and a rich cast of characters in this thrilling new adventure game.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jun 22, 2018
    88
    Unforeseen Incidents occasionally stumbles in its accessibility through bugs or difficulty, but its story, humor, and art make it a great time piecing together clues in the world that Backwoods Entertainment has created. It might not have reinvented the genre, but given the opportunity, I’d grab a beer with Harper in this game or—we can hope—the next.
  2. May 29, 2018
    88
    Unforeseen Incidents checks all the boxes for what constitutes a great point and click adventure game. Solid characters, a good story, good puzzles that are balanced, and an impressive presentation thanks to well-drawn art/animations and a good aural package.
  3. Jun 8, 2018
    85
    Unforeseen Incidents does not stand out because of the originality of its plot, but its narrative is compelling. Players will connect with its characters and atmosphere while solving some clever puzzles.
  4. May 25, 2018
    80
    With a great voice cast, distinctive visual style, and intricate puzzle design, Unforeseen Incidents delivers a solid if well-worn story of a nobody from nowhere saving the world.
  5. Jul 19, 2018
    80
    A classic point-and-click adventure with a very addictive story and a delightful art direction. If you liked the masterpieces of the genre in the '90s you absolutely can't miss this game.
  6. Jul 2, 2018
    80
    Unforeseen Incidents is a complete breath of fresh air in what is fast becoming an over-crowded genre once more, standing head and shoulders above many other point-and-click adventures available. With its perfect mix of macabre and comical scripting, as well as the highly engaging puzzles and entertaining fetch quests it throws the player's way, the hours really do fly by despite this being one of the longer journeys on the market right now.
  7. Jul 23, 2018
    50
    Maybe the typical, indirect solutions to problems were designed deliberately to poke fun at the genre’s flaws, but they were so frequent that they were just as much of an irritant as this kind of puzzle was back then. Topped off with a wildly lackluster twist to explain Yelltown fever, and Unforeseen Incidents leaves a lot to be desired on nearly every front.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. May 27, 2018
    10
    The graphics in this game are stunning. Something completely different than you are used to. The figures and landscapes are hand drawn withThe graphics in this game are stunning. Something completely different than you are used to. The figures and landscapes are hand drawn with love and great style. The story is gripping, the puzzles are sometimes challenging but never unfair or absurd. Despite the actually serious topic, the game is just full of humor. The soundtrack also is very good. A clear purchase recommendation. Expand
  2. May 27, 2018
    10
    I came across this game when I found a review on Rock Paper Shotgun where they wrote "I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve enjoyed aI came across this game when I found a review on Rock Paper Shotgun where they wrote "I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve enjoyed a long-form point-and-click adventure this much."
    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/25/wot-i-think-unforeseen-incidents/
    I bought it right away from Steam and it was a good choice.
    If you like Point&Click adventures this is your game!
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  3. Aug 28, 2018
    10
    The best 2D point-and-click I have played in a very long time.
    - Gorgeous hand-drawn textures which give the game a very distinctive style.
    The best 2D point-and-click I have played in a very long time.
    - Gorgeous hand-drawn textures which give the game a very distinctive style. Visually compelling cinematics. None of the levels feel empty, you can tell the developers put a lot of efforts into the visual aspect of the game.
    - An interesting plot (it's a mystery game) with puzzles quite hard to solve. You won't beat this game in a couple hours. Not too challenging but challenging enough.
    - The game offers a likable and charming cast.
    - The dialogues are completely unrealistic but hilarious. The main character fires off smart-ass and witty comments almost non-stop. Some players may feel like it's too much but there is a real discordance between the rather bleak atmosphere of the game and the protagonist's comments and carefree behavior. I think it makes the main character even more likable and definitely memorable.
    - Excellent voice acting, which was the only way for the peculiar dialogues mentioned above to work properly.
    - The soundtrack blends well with the general mood of the game.
    - In conclusion: I highly recommend this game to anyone willing to play point-and-clicks. I would welcome the opportunity to spend more time with Harper Pendrell, the main character.
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  4. May 27, 2018
    10
    Unforeseen Incidents is maybe the most beautiful point & click adventure I ever played. The art is gorgeous. The voice overs, storytelling,Unforeseen Incidents is maybe the most beautiful point & click adventure I ever played. The art is gorgeous. The voice overs, storytelling, music and puzzles are excellent. I really enjoyed my time in Yelltown, Greystone and Port nicola. If you like story games you will like this one! Expand
  5. Jun 23, 2018
    9
    One of the most thrilling games I played in years. Loved it. Not only because of the challenging puzzles the price/fun ratio is incredible!
  6. Jun 1, 2018
    9
    Love this game, saw it at EGX London, I spoke with the designers, really nice people. Love the art style and the game play, fun for anyone whoLove this game, saw it at EGX London, I spoke with the designers, really nice people. Love the art style and the game play, fun for anyone who loves adventure games. Expand
  7. May 26, 2018
    4
    - Stupid single-button interface designed for tablets, not PCs.
    - Very interesting art style, but it's got that horrible, cheap flash-game
    - Stupid single-button interface designed for tablets, not PCs.
    - Very interesting art style, but it's got that horrible, cheap flash-game feel.
    - No keyboard shortcuts
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