Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town Proves that Point and Click Rule the Switch
I’ve just rolled the credit on Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town on Nintendo Switch, and this was the closet experience I’ve felt to when I played Kings Quest 5 and 6 back in the day. From wonderfully drawn worlds to the witty writing, it has been proven yet again that games like Willy Morgan rule on the Nintendo Switch. It’s a point and click adventure master system!
I’ve been playing a fair number of point and click adventure games on Nintendo Switch, most recently prior to this Darkside Detective. Willy Morgan has proven to be one of the best on the system yet, and while certain aspects of the progression didn’t make a ton of sense to me (I had to look up a walkthrough a few times), the overall experience was one that I really enjoyed.
The title can be played in handheld using touch screen controls, or on a TV using button controls. You can also use Joy-Con when not connected to the dock. It was much more enjoyable using my finger to manipulate the various scenes, but both worked well. I don’t want to spoil the game, because why would you want to play if you knew the outcome? That being said, here is what the Nintendo eShop page says about the game:
Willy Morgan is a third-person adventure game, set in a fantasy pirate-themed world with a modern touch. Combining the traditional point-and-click genre gameplay with a unique cartoon 3D graphics, Willy Morgan has the dreamy atmosphere, the humor and the freedom to explore typical of timeless classics such as Monkey Island.
The story unfolds through funny dialogues and challenging puzzles.
Keen powers of observation, intuition and imagination are going to be needed in order to succeed and ultimately find the truth.
– Non-linear gameplay: Explore without constraint, collect items and solve brilliant puzzles.
– Unique graphic style: A fanciful deformed world with a magical atmosphere.
– Cinematographic cutscenes and over 50 locations to see.
– A Pirate world with a modern twist: Pirates and computers…? Well, why not!
– 15 NPCs to interact with: Learn about the story through several hours of interactive dialogues packed with irony and easter eggs.
– Original soundtrack: More than 2 hours of original music.
10 years have passed since the mysterious disappearance of Willy’s father, the famous archaeologist Henry Morgan. One day, the postman delivers him a strange letter:
“If you receive this letter, it means that something went wrong
and it’s up to you to finish what I started. Go as fast as you can
to Bone Town, room 09, but don’t trust anyone…”