the whispered world 2 - silence - 07

We’re doing alright for adventures right now, aren’t we? Despite the fact that idiots thought the genre was dying a few years ago, we’re currently awash in the damn things. Double Fine! Telltale! And, of course, Daedalic. Speaking of which: Daedalic have just sent over some screenshots for Silence: The Whispered World 2, along with a few more details on the plot and playable characters.

I’m not quite sure what constitutes spoilers as I haven’t played the first game, but this all feels pretty spoilery to me. Consider yourselves warned if you’re still delving through it.

Anyway: in the real world, Noah is about to lose his sister Rennie to the dangers of war. He manages to follow her into Silence – the fantasy world from the first game – where he once again becomes Sadwick the clown, and has to track her down while reluctantly engaging in a rebellion against the False Queen. War? War never changes. Not even in fantasy worlds that I’m going to guess mirror the real world. And yes, both Noah/Sadwick and Rennie will be playable characters.

I can’t comment on anything important like the script or the puzzles or the humour or the voice acting or the raw emotional depth, but I can at least say that Silence: The Whispered World 2 looks rather bloody beautiful. Have a look at the screens below and make some appreciative and slightly surprised “ooh” noises. The game itself is due out towards the end of 2014.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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