Save the princess in this nostalgic graphical adventure
- Sharp, colourful graphics
- Clever use of sound
- Challenging puzzles
- Lots to explore
- Some bad English in the dialogue
- Frustratingly difficult at times
I used to really enjoy those graphical adventure games that were very popular on the PC in the late 80s and early 90s, and Final Battle provides the chance to revisit those salad days. The plot is a similar one - you wake up in a dungeon and must save a princess who's been captured by an evil madman. OK, so I admit not much thought really went into the overall mission, but there are plenty of riddles, twists and turns to keep you intrigued by the plot for a long while.
The game boasts all the ingredients of those old adventure romps: interactive dialogues with weird and wonderful characters, lots of weapons and objects to collect, and a smattering of hidden areas to explore. There are more than 50 different levels to explore, although as you proceed some of them become annoyingly taxing to the point where you want to give up and throw your phone in the bin.
Part of the reason why The Final Battle kept me going until - well, the final battle, is its gorgeous graphics and superb soundtrack. The drawings are detailed and colourful and the audio captures the mood of the adventure perfectly. There are lots of nice cut-scenes and intro sequences, although I must point out that the quality of written English used is pretty bad at times. Maybe that's just me being picky though.
On the whole, The Final Battle is a captivating game that perfectly recreates the old graphical adventure genre to help transport you back to the 80s.