Skip to main content

Whispers Of A Machine Review, The Old-fashioned Point And Click

Whispers Of A Machine Review, The Old-fashioned Point & Click

For its second title, Clifftop Games released on April 17, 2019, a new point & click called: Whispers of a Machine. This genre had its great moments of glory on PC in the 90s, in particular thanks to the LucasArts studio with its Monkey Island, or the excellent Knights of Baphomet. The point & click is still becoming more discreet, what is the value of this new game, of an old genre?

Whispers Of A Machine gameplay


Let’s talk about the most important thing first, because what usually takes precedence in this kind of game, namely its script and its narration. Here is the starting pitch of Whispers of a Machine: You play Vera, a cybernetically augmented special agent. You have been called in to investigate a strange murder in Nordsund, a small-town high up on the cliffside. No sooner had the investigation started than another murder took place, would there be a link? It will be up to you to find out.

Although the atmosphere is sophisticated, and the themes covered are quite interesting (AI, augmentations, etc.), the scenario does not necessarily shine with its originality. Sure, there will be some twists and turns, but nothing to turn our heads around. Fortunately for us, the dialogues sometimes offer choices, which can influence the continuity of the story, which brings a little freshness to this type of software.

Whispers Of A Machine rock paper shotgun


As explained above, your agent has cybernetically augmented thanks to Azure, a substance that allows you to develop special abilities. You will first start with 3 powers: a scan, which can then take DNA from a corpse or discover traces of wet boots invisible to the naked eye on the ground. Next is the power to listen to the heartbeat of the people you are chatting with, which will be very helpful in spotting a lie sometimes. Finally, force, which will allow you, among other things, to push objects that are too heavy for ordinary people, or to force locked doors. You can then unlock 3 new abilities, thanks to the choice of dialogues you make.

Indeed, the dialogues have an impact on the gameplay! As said before, there are multiple choices available, and they can influence Vera's temperament. Indeed, in Whispers of a Machine, you can respond in 3 different ways: analytical, empathetic and authoritarian. The decisions made will then have an impact on the continuity of the story. Indeed, depending on the mentality you want to develop for your character, the story may change somewhat for the puzzles to be solved for example, and you will unlock new powers according to your mentality.

Whispers Of A Machine available on Steam


Like any good self-respecting point & click, Whispers of a Machine is played with the mouse. This allows you to move around, interact with NPCs, collect items, and can even pair together to craft new ones. For the lazier ones who don't want to search too long, a button also allows you to see all the objects or characters that may have interaction. There are a few small puzzles and other puzzles present, and while most of them are nice, there will be a couple of them that you will need to solve without aids or explanations. It is by dint of searching on your own, doing many, many, MANY back and forth trips that you will eventually find, which sometimes breaks the rhythm of the story. But in the end, it turns out that the solutions end up making sense… and fortunately!

Whispers Of A Machine post apocalyptic adventure


Whispers of a Machine doesn't necessarily shine with its beauty, the colors being quite dull, but the pixel rendering catches up with it, like it or not. This pretty much pays homage to the early games of the genre. Also, no bugs were found, no slowdowns, no crashes. In short: flawless stability. From a soundtrack point of view, this one is quite understated, but it does its job well; as for the dialogues, entirely dubbed in English, they are entirely subtitled in other languages! Good news.

Finally, as for the lifespan, that will be up to you; it took us almost 6 hours to get over it. It may seem a bit short, but remember that it was an independent studio that made this little game, and for around a few dollars it is acceptable! Obviously, if you want to unlock all of your character's achievements and upgrades, you'll have to start the game over again.

Whispers Of A Machine Review, the conclusion

Whispers Of A Machine Review, the conclusion

In and of itself, there is nothing revolutionary about Whispers of a Machine… but what it does, it does well. The specifications are respected, I am neither surprised nor disappointed. Although a few ideas are welcome, such as dialogue choices with consequences, the story remains classic, but not disagreeable. This game is aimed above all at fans of the point & click genre, and it would probably be a shame for them to miss it. For more information about this game, make sure you visit the Whispers Of A Machine official website for all details. Also, you can leave your comment down below and tell us about your own experience regarding this game.


Popular posts from this blog

Is It Worth Buying A PS5?

They're no more rumors anymore because now the time is almost there for the launch of the new Sony PlayStation (PS5). According to Sony,, this new game console will be available on the market by the end of 2020. The brand new PS5 will offer some better graphics including a 100% dematerialized, plus it will be available in two editions witch are a standard PS5 and a Digital variant! So you might like to learn more about its release date, even see its price and since we are on the same topic, well I will also tell you more about its new features available for new PlayStation 5. So stay tuned and read the following carefully because I am about to tell you everything you need to know about this brand new video game console. Moreover, this year will also be considered as the war for video game consoles since there will also be Microsoft which should also put its new machine on the market, the Xbox Series X, which will certainly try to shake up the market with a new console generation fo

Top 10 Free Video Games For PC That You Can Download or Play-To-Free In 2020

It is well known that many Internet users love everything that deals with free stuff, especially when it comes to downloading applications for their PC or tablet, but yet, there are many people out there who are actively looking for free games to download. We call these games Free-To-Play. So I've decided to put a list of the best 10 free games available for download with ZERO cost. Now, this is my own opinion on the subject, but i think this could be the 10 best free games, which you can download for your PC, and most of them are quality games of all kinds including FPS (First Person Shooter), RPG, fighting games, simulation, sports games and many more. So are you ready? If so, then we can start. Rogue Company This is the latest from HiRez Studio witch already given us games like Paladin, Smite, and Realm Royale. Rogue Company is a third-person shooter game played as a team. This is one of the best free action-packed game with great sounds and graphics that puts the fate of the wo

Battletoads Review 2020 - The Saga Is Back On The XBox ONE

Just a few days ago, I returned to NEO. Classics back a while ago when the studio did a series of masterpieces on Nintendo consoles and just a little bit on the Xbox. In this month of August 2020, it is precisely a flagship license of the 90s, signed RARE, which is back: Battletoads. Obviously, this time the game is exclusive to the Microsoft ecosystem, so this new Battletoads is only available on Xbox One and Windows. But do Microsoft gamers really have something to celebrate with this new exclusive? Not sure…but let's find more about this version of the classic video game. The Battletoads saga is back! With this new Battletoads, the (old) gamer obviously expects to find this beat'em all so emblematic of the 8/16 bit era. While Streets of Rage 4 made a stunning comeback last April, we had every right to hope for a winning comeback for the famous mutant toads of our childhood. Thus, in 2020, we find Rash, Zitz, and Pimple, in a brand new beat'em all playable up to 3 simulta