Oxenfree is an awesome point-and-click game set in the 80’s, and now it’s on Android

Oxenfree is an awesome point-and-click game set in the 80’s, and now it’s on Android


Oxenfree, a very highly regarded game for both PC and consoles, has just been released for Android. It’s a 2d point-and-click adventure game, with a late 80’s spin. And, it’s excellent. If you don’t trust me on that, trust the somewhat crazy 93% the game has on Steam right now. 

This won’t be a full review (It’s a long game), but I spent a good while tapping around on the Android version. You play Alex, who can cover the range from snark-queen to bubbly pushover depending on how you answer questions posed to you throughout the game. The game is set on a haunted island, which you and some fellow ‘utes have snuck out to for late-night drunken escapades. But, things quickly take a turn for the supernatural as you tap your way around the island.

It’s a surprisingly deep game, too. There are a ton of individual interactive elements that expand on the setting, providing a real sense of location, almost all of which expose huge branching dialogue choices. And you have to pay attention, you can’t wait too long to make a decision, or might lose the opportunity to explore that subject.

The voice acting is mostly good, with only a tiny bit of awkwardness in the timing of things like responses. Some moments might border on a “how do you, fellow kids” sentiment, but it’s still pretty well executed. I really liked most of the dialogue. The banter between the characters can get pretty witty, and really adds to each of their individual personalities. Some of them might be a bit tropey, but they’re still believably entertaining, annoying, or abrasive, as required.

 

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