On the one hand, it comes with a plethora of minigames that challenge your problem-solving ability. On the other, it lets you choose your path toward helping protagonist Vincent escape the bizarre world he's trapped in.
Whateverland is out now on consoles
Whateverland begins with Vincent – a character describing himself as a skilled thief – attempting to steal a precious necklace from the mansion of a lonely old woman. Said woman is, however, a witch who catches him in the act and swiftly imprisons Vincent inside the magical world that gives the game its title.
A slight miscalculation isn't enough to stop Vincent and, after meeting Nick, the charming but slightly annoying ghost that soon becomes his partner, they begin looking for a way out.
Players step in to help the duo and, where other point-and-click adventure games put you on a set path, Whateverland gladly lets you play its chapters in any order.
This means that should you reach a point where you feel stuck, you can simply move on to a different chapter. As you work your way towards completing them, you have the option of either stealing from people or helping them.
Branching dialogs help flesh out both the game's magical world and its inhabitants. Furthermore, they also influence your relationship with the people you meet and your faithful sidekick Nick.
Whateverland launches on console with 19 mini-games and you won't get to see them all in a single playthrough.
They're also not your basic point-and-click adventure minigames, revolving around stuff like cooking delicious ramen or giving a tattoo to a merman, and being reason enough to spin the game back up after you've completed it once.
Further fueling replayability are Whateverland's multiple endings. Which one you get depends on the choices you make along the way.
Regardless if you've picked Whateverland up on PC last year or have yet to try it out, you'll be able to help Vincent escape (and maybe become a better person in the process) starting on September 22, 2023, when the title launches on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.
This is a promotional post that's been published on behalf of the developer Drageus Games.
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