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Alone in her cabin on a liner in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, we discover Norah, a young woman who has gone in search of her husband, Harry Everhart, a professor at the University of Denver. After receiving a package containing a strange ritual knife and a photo of her husband, with a note on the back saying that he is on an island not far from...

Call of the Sea

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Jun 18, 2021

Alone in her cabin on a liner in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, we discover Norah, a young woman who has gone in search of her husband, Harry Everhart, a professor at the University of Denver. After receiving a package containing a strange ritual knife and a photo of her husband, with a note on the back saying that he is on an island not far from Tahiti, she thought she had no choice but to try her luck, especially since time is running out. Harry didn't leave for a vacation, but rather to find a cure for his wife's mysterious illness, which also took his grandfather and mother. It has been almost a year since he left on his expedition and Norah has not heard from him since June 1934.

So she took a few things and set off on an adventure, landing alone on this island, since no one else wanted to accompany her. The first steps in this jungle lead Norah to an abandoned village, where she will quickly discover that her husband was accompanied by several people from different backgrounds. But all of them quickly understand that on this island, everything is not normal. The mystery takes shape, and the adventure begins.
 
Call of the Sea follows a simple and efficient path, like a good Indiana Jones, while at the same time taking a cue from the works of H.P. Lovecraft, without the tentacles. It will be about an ancient civilization, a luxuriant forest, a temple hidden in the heart of a mountain, a kind of black liquid with some powers, ideograms, and above all, a big part of mysticism. 

If you like to walk in the middle of nature, with colors that break the eyes, palm trees, crystal clear water, fine sand gilded by the sun, beautiful lighting, and everything that makes the charm of a desert island, you will be served.

To keep us from getting lost in Norah's thoughts and to advance in our quest, many riddles are placed here and there. Sometimes, you will simply have to find some clues to put back in a precise order to lower a bridge or open a hidden door. It is also interesting to realize that the riddles are often linked. 

Fortunately, Norah takes the habit of noting everything she sees or learns in her little notebook, based on texts (very practical for a summary of the story) or small drawings to help us in the solutions of the problems. A small notebook that will be filled in 6 or 7 hours, or even more if you get stuck on some puzzles.

Call of the Sea is a very nice adventure. An excellent introduction, exotic and colorful, before attacking the rest of the Point’n Click family!

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