Persian Nights: Sands Of Wonders: An Analysis

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Things are not going too well in Persia, not only is the king mortally ill, but his demonic grand vizier has also decided to run amok. To make matters worse, a shadowy disease is slowly spreading across the land. Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders, opens with a young apothecary named Tara desperately searching for a way to prevent the dreaded plague from spreading even further. Her quest causes her to cross paths with an acrobatic swordsman named Darius and the realization that the vizier, Zaved, might have a hand in the appearance of the plague. Tara and Darius are soon joined by a third companion, a genie by the name of Minu, and together the trio attempt to thwart Zaved and eradicate the plague. Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders is an hidden object adventure game with the emphasis on adventuring. Although you mostly play as Tara, Darius is usually with her and the story often switches to his perspective when something dexterous needs to be done. While Minu is often present as well, she is unfortunately one of the most useless genies we’ve ever encountered, so don’t expect to wish your way out of any bad situations. Thankfully, the game is good enough that you’ll never wish to skip anything …show more content…

It has everything you’d expect from the genre, such as multiple difficulty settings, a map for fast travel, diary for objectives and hint system for those who hate getting stuck. Most importantly, the story is quite compelling and the characters likeable. The fact that it is more of an adventure game than a pure hidden object adventure might disappoint some fans of the genre, but personally we think it works in the game’s favor. A few more scenes and maybe a bonus adventure would have really been appreciated, but as it stands we can still recommend Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders without

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