The Yawhg is absolutely beautiful for what it is, and it's a lot of fun, however, I really can't recommend it. It feels like a demo, or the introduction to a larger game. The entire game plays out like the character creation for a game that never happens. You spend six weeks making decisions that shape and define your character, each one including a small flavor text choice that lets you deepen your character choices, and then, when it feels like the game should be starting for real, all you do is pick a profession and see how good your character is at that profession.
I wanted to be a part of this world, I wanted to take my character out, to play a game with them. Who doesn't want that? This game is maybe worth a dollar. I wont say that I feel cheated, because I truly savor and enjoy the narrative, and the very novelty of a cooperative choose your own adventure experience was just enough to make me feel like at least I had gotten something interesting and beautiful, if lacking, but I would not recommend this for every gamer.
Developer: Damian Sommer, Emily Carroll
Publisher: Damian Sommer
Release Date: 30 May, 2013
Genre: RPG, Visual Novel, Casual
- OS: Windows XP
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- DirectX: Version 9.0
- Storage: 100 MB available space
- Additional Notes: A resolution of at least 1280 x 720.