Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom

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Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
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Developer(s) WayForward Technologies
Publisher(s) Little Orbit
Distributor(s) Cartoon Network Interactive
Director(s) Tomm Hulett
James Maxwell
Designer(s) Tomm Hulett
Programmer(s) Walter Hecht
Writer(s) Pendleton Ward
Tomm Hulett
Composer(s) Keiji Yamagishi
Eirik Suhrke
Chipzel
Monomirror
Ian Stocker[1]
Series Adventure Time
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
Xbox 360
Nintendo 3DS
Release date(s) November 18, 2014
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is a Top down adventure video game developed by WayForward Technologies with the help of Pendleton Ward under license from Cartoon Network Interactive. It was published by Little Orbit for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita,[2] Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS. This is the third game based on the animated television series Adventure Time after Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! and Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know!, and the first from American publisher Little Orbit. The game was first announced on May 8, 2014[3] and was released on November 18, 2014.

The game's plot takes Finn and Jake to discover the secrets through uncharted territories within the Land of Ooo. The game features a top-down perspective adventure game with puzzle elements, similarly to Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know!.

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Development[edit]

The game was first announced on May 8, 2014. It was the last console Adventure Time game developed by WayForward Technologies and the first game in the series from American publisher Little Orbit.[3] The game`s director, Tomm Hulett, stated during a Q&A on Reddit, that he wanted to take all the negative feedback that they received for Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! and Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know!, which he also directed, in order to make the "ultimate AT game".[4] The game`s soundtrack was produced by Brave Wave Productions and was a collaborative work between Keiji Yamagishi, Eirik Suhrke, Niamh "Chipzel" Houston, Marco "Monomirror" Guardia and Ian Stocker.[1] Composer Jake Kaufman also contribute a single piece of music, which was recycled from Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know!.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic (3DS) 65/100[5]
(X360) 58/100[6]
Review scores
Publication Score
Hardcore Gamer 3/5[7]
Gamespot 6/10[9]
Nintendo Life 7/10 (3DS)[10]
Gaming Age A-[8]

The game received mixed to positive reviews. Hardcore Gamer gave the game a 3 out of 5, saying "Wayforward has scraped by with The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom. Its inspirations are pure, and give birth to some solid if all-too-familiar mechanics, but it's ultimately a disappointing adventure that squanders source material that remains begging for a true video game adaptation."[7] Gamespot gave it a 6 out of 10, comparing the game favorably to The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past and saying that "provides a similarly satisfying experience on a smaller scale", but criticizing the weak dialogue and lack of direction in the overworld.[9] Nintendo Life gave a positive review, questioning the graphics in the 3DS version, but calling the game "a highly enjoyable experience and is definitely the strongest game in the series to date."[10]

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