Tales of the Neon Sea is a point-and-click adventure game developed by the independent Chinese studio Palm Pioneer. The game was created thanks to the successful Kickstarter campaign.
Tales of the Neon Sea takes players to a cyberpunk metropolis lit up with colorful neon lights. In the city, people and robots controlled by Artificial Intelligence coexist without trusting each other. The main character of the game is Mr. Mist - a former detective who tries to make the ends meet by completing various assignments. When a person who has the key to solving the mystery of a mysterious murderer who has escaped justice for years is lost without any trace, the protagonist decides to find him. During the investigation, Mr. Mist reveals numerous secrets of the city and, in a way, settles the score with his own past.
In Tales of the Neon Sea, the action is shown from the side perspective. The game revolves around exploring atmospheric locations including city streets, bars, flats, and gloomy canals, where players need to talk to neutral characters in an attempt to get useful information and we solve puzzles that push the action forward. Brain teasers include both searching for specific objects and manipulating of objects encountered in the game world. Interestingly enough, the protagonist is not alone, as he is accompanied by his assistant, a cat named William. The pet can get to places inaccessible to Mr. Mist, and at given moments, the player can take control of it.
Tales of the Neon Sea has colorful,2D visuals made in pixel art technique. Despite their simplicity, the authors managed to create convincing and detailed locations.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 650 / Radeon HD 7750 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 10
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 730 / Radeon HD 4830 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7