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80 Days Review

Have you ever dreamed about going around the world in 80 Days? If so, do I have the game for you! Though, even if you haven’t, surely you’ve heard of the classic novel Around the World in 80 Days? 80 Days is based on that novel and we have a review of the game. Is this a trip that you’ll want to take?

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80 Days is based on Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. I have never read that book. I only know of the story by reputation, so I have no idea how similar 80 Days is to the classic story.

However, 80 Days is a very well written game. It really has to be well written because the game’s text is the game. 80 Days has minimal visuals and provides most of its action via words.

The player will choose dialogue to say in conversations, plus action choices, and direct the characters toward the next city/country by taking trains, planes and other transport. Also the player can get more money from banks and buy or sell items at local stores. Basically, if you don’t like reading, this game isn’t for you!

Not everyone will like 80 Days. The game is more like something you’d find on PC and not console. I’m glad the game is on the Nintendo Switch.

80 Days is a really good game. I love that its a “choose your own adventure” style game. It has multiple endings. You just never know what will happen in 80 Days!

I do wish the game had touch screen controls though. 80 Days seems like it would be a no brainer for touch screen use. The game only uses the analog/buttons. These controls work well, but the lack of touch screen controls is disappointing.

Overall, 80 Days is a game that old school Adventure fans will love. A lot of work and care was put into the game’s story and the various characters that pop up. Even though the game doesn’t have a lot of visuals, its very easy to “see” the story. Definitely┬ácheck out 80 Days if you like Adventure games with a great story.

80 Days gets a 8.0 out of 10.

Thanks to Inkle for providing a review code for this game. 80 Days is now available on the Nintendo Switch eshop.

 

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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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