There is something about games that are made by a single developer. These one-made teams often represent a desire of someone to test their luck in the gaming world rather than an effort to put money in their pockets. That seems to be the case with the new adventure game called Yeli Orog. According to the author, it took him years to make this game and that is something that needs to be respected. So, let’s see what this release is all about!
Yes, Yeli Orog Has Full Motion Videos!
First, we need to clear up what FMV is. This abbreviation stands for full motion video. In other words, that means that all the scenery in the game is entirely real. Yes, there are some special effects, Yeli Orog is an adventure with elements of horror, but the in-game world consists of real-life locations. The author decided that the ideal setting for the game is Asturias, Spain. That is where he made the full motion videos you can enjoy in this game. There is no doubt that everything looks impressive. The developer doesn’t hide the fact that he was inspired by Myst, but when it comes to visual impression, this game takes things to the next level. Basically, the entire game is an interactive slideshow that feels like taking part in a movie where you are the director that decides its pace.
Ever Wanted to Be an Archaeologist?
Yeli Orog puts you in the role of Johnny Robin, an aspiring archaeologist who was invited to Spain after finding a phenomenal discovery. It seems that a Celtiberian tablet telling a story about their origin was found. It won’t take long before you end up in the middle of the mystery where you will get to experience the myth written in the tablet by yourself.
This game is essentially a point and click adventure. You will move around by clicking the bars located at the end of the screen. Each position gives you eight separate sequences to explore until you make a full circle. That may be confusing at points as you might lose track how far you turned. Fortunately, there is no loading between clips, which means you won’t waste a lot of time finding what you are looking for.
You Will Need Your Headphones
We suggest you use headphones while playing Yeli Orog. In order to help with your navigation, the developer implemented 3D sound. If you are using headphones, you can use it as a compass to help your navigation. Also, in most sequences, you will find arrows that point you to the desired directions. However, there are some things that you will need to figure out on your own as you head through various portals.
The overall atmosphere is phenomenal and the fact that you can dictate the pace of the game is even better. However, there were a couple spots where you might not know what to do. It is not that the game is hard, but you may need to put your brain to work to progress in certain situations.