Armikrog (PC) Review

By Izzy Lichi 19.10.2015

Review for Armikrog on PC

Armikrog is a point-and-click adventure game from Pencil Test Studios. An alien astronaut named Tommynaut (voiced by Mystery Science Theatre 3000's Mike Nelson) crash lands on a mysterious planet named Spiro 5, along with his fleshy canine companion, Beak-beak. On this planet, they find themselves forced to take refuge in a strange fortress known as Armikrog, where they soon learn that the fate of a child rests in his hands. Can a world filled with clay provide mind provoking entertainment? Find out in the Cubed3 review.

Armikrog is a simple, yet very distinguished, game; there is no menu screen to manage or read anything, and there is no combat. Sound design is sparse and Mike Nelson is wasted, since, despite being the leading role as Tommynaut, his talent is barely represented as one of the best improvisational comedy performers. The controls are completely done with the dragging and clicking of the mouse. This should have made the game easy to control; however, clicking doesn't register consistently, so performing simple actions - such as moving levers, picking up items, and even just moving around - can become an ordeal.

Screenshot for Armikrog on PC

Armikrog is filled with puzzles; almost every room has some form of hint, mechanic or subtle note that must be taken notice of, as later on in the dungeon, an event will require them to continue further. Strong memory or a notepad comes strongly recommended, especially due to some of the puzzles involving strange alien patterns that are very hard to memorise. Although Armikrog is plentiful in puzzles, many of them begin to get recycled, and in most cases, a simple colour swap is the only effort done to differentiate them, with a difficulty boost to the puzzle's mechanic.

Screenshot for Armikrog on PC

Cubed3 Rating

6/10
Rated 6 out of 10

Good

Armikrog is a decent game that holds great respect to the classic 90s-style cartoon humour using clay as the art form. The responsiveness of clicking interactive objects of any kind is extremely poor, and may feel like it does not work in some cases, but will work later. The puzzles are excellent and provide great use of tracking down hints and clues throughout the areas. The voice acting is pure comedic art; however, not enough is in the game to truly allow it to reach stellar results.

Developer

Pencil Test

Publisher

Versus Evil

Genre

Adventure

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  6/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  0 (0 Votes)

European release date Out now   North America release date Out now   Japan release date None   Australian release date Out now   

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