It’s not very often we get to see pirates on computers, in fact, until Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town I don’t think that’s a combination I have ever seen before, but Imaginarylab has managed to combine the old and the new in this new point and click action-adventure.
Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town isn’t as restrictive as most point and click games tend to be, allowing players to roam and explore the beautifully designed 3D map openly and at their own pace.
If you’re from the same generation as me, which grew up playing games such as Monkey Island, you will feel right at home with Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town, the game is a huge nod to the OG point and click games.
How do the puzzles compare to classic point-and-click games?
I’ve already mentioned that the game largely resembles the old point and click classics, but as with those old classics, puzzles make up for a large part of the game, so how do they compare against some of the original point and click titles.
Some of the puzzles are simply a bit odd, for example right at the start of the game, you will need to heat sun cream up and use it as lubrication to remove a dreamcatcher from the wall, which is honestly a bit odd, but in general, the puzzles aren’t overly complicated to the point you feel you won’t be able to solve them.
At times the puzzles do seem to come in a bit too often, which can be frustrating, especially when the design is so nice, I would have liked to have had more of the game revolve around exploring this beautifully designed town.
What’s Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town About?
You play as Willy Morgan, the son of two famous archeologist, who unlike his parents prefers the company of a good book over an adventure.
After receiving a letter from his father who has been missing for ten years, telling will that he should head to Bone town and trust no one, we set off on our first big adventure, but not before we lube up a dreamcatcher and build a bike, of course.
The game offers you the choice of a tutorial at the start of the game, which is nice to have the choice, instead of just having it thrust upon you, or simply not existing at all.
Having a choice between using the Nintendo Switch’s controls, a controller or touch screen gives you lots of opportunities to play the game however suites you best.
I also noticed that Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town seems to be completely free of bugs, obviously in this day and age, even with triple A titles coming out riddled with bugs, that’s a bold claim, but I could not find a single one during my time in Bone Town, and it wasn’t for lack of trying.
Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town’s 3D graphics also help the gameplay to at times feel less like a puzzle game, and more immersive, which is a great bonus and makes the game that much more interesting as you walk around the oddly shaped streets of Bone Town.
While you won’t get tons of action in Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town, you will get a great game, with enjoyable, but perhaps a bit odd at times, puzzles, as well as great 3D graphics which look much better than your average puzzle game.
If like me, you grew up on games like Monkey Island or Simon the Sorcerer, and enjoy the point and click genre, you will have a blast playing Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town.