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AGON is a lovely game, beautifully constructed, refreshingly different from the usual adventure title. The makers have done everything right. Interface and other technical features are flawless and couldn't be better. Graphics are colorful and clear, if not outstanding. Voice acting and ambient sounds are exemplary. Most importantly, the essential idea of a journey of discovery rewarded episodically by a fascinating new board game leads this reviewer to an enthusiastic Gold Star.
There's a lot to absorb about The Mysterious Codex. In summation, the game is fun. It looks great and sounds great. It has some gameplay and performance quirks that can make it a real hassle, but the puzzling is sound. The game is short, even with all three chapters combined, and may be about $10 too expensive (my "buy this instantly" threshold for the title is about $20), but the chapters increase in length as they go. In the end, though, the worth of AGON can only be measured in how likely it will be that Private Moon is able to produce regular chapter advances and history teaches us that they will be anything but punctual. Caveat emptor.
Fans des Genres bekamen in letzter Zeit nicht gerade wenig Futter serviert und da fällt es einem Titel wie Agon natürlich schwer sich abzugrenzen. Klar, es ist ein nettes Grafikabenteuer mit unglaublich viel liebevoller Detailarbeit des ungarischen Enwicklerteams Private Moon Studios, auf der anderen Seite wird hier aber auf Dauer relativ wenig Neues geboten. Fans von Spielen dieser Machart können ja dennoch mal einen Blick in die erhältliche Probierversion werfen...
This is a series that started out strong, and continues to get better with each successive chapter. If you're already a fan, then you know exactly how good AGON can be. And if you haven't given the series a shot yet, then it's definitely worth your time to check out The Mysterious Codex. Episodic gaming is here to stay, and as one of its pioneers, AGON is still alive and kicking, and well worth supporting to its conclusion.