Nairi: Tower of Shirin is a game developed by HomeBearStudio that is being released on November 29, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows platforms.
The game is point n ‘click adventure. For those who do not know, it is the same sistem used in Telltale games like The Walking Dead. According to the director of the company, Joshua van Kuilenburg, th game is inspired by Pixar and Animes films.
Nairi: Tower Of Shirin sees the player following the titular Nairi, a young girl from the rich district of Shirin. A sudden incident forces her to abandon her rich, sheltered life, and she eventually ends up in the seedy lower district of the city ruled by gangs. She soon meets a former gang member called Rex, who joins her throughout their adventure, and together they set off to uncover a dark mystery involving the city’s mysterious Tower.
Totally hand-drawn, the beautiful look of Nairi: Tower of Shirin is your strong point. With several items, puzzles ranging from very simple and some more complicated and a first soundtrack, the game is interesting, despite the simplicity.
However, the long dialogues unfortunately make the game tiring because they are made as static animations. This style of drawing has no problem when it is used in chats that put the player as an actor, making choices with the character. Except that in this case, it’s just scenes in which the player will be just clicking and reading the story.
The challenges are simple and logical. Some are quite obvious, others more hidden as something behind a curtain and even those that need other items to use.
Anyway, Nairi: Tower of Shirin is an interesting and fun game if you do not intend to spend hours in front of the screen. And even so, he keeps his curiosity in knowing what will happen to the character, such as a good animation Pixar and adventures of Animes.