Well it’s been a while coming, and a little
longer for me to get around to playing it, but Bwana’s journey has
come to an end.
It was jaunty at the start and stayed that way throughout. There is a
feel goodness to the whole thing, fuelled by Bwana’s cheerful
You really shouldn’t play this by itself, as too much of the story
will be missing. Chapter 3 picks up pretty much where Chapter 2 left
off, and why you are and where you are will be a mystery without having
played the earlier Chapters. The lack of any recap may make it a bit
puzzling even if you have, given the time in between, but it quickly
came back to me.
We are in Underland, at least for a short while. Soon after the start
your trio of adventurers split up, Bwana and his brother Kito heading
back to St Armando, Lina remaining in the Underland. There is thwarting
to be done, and it will take the combined efforts of all of them to come
out on top.
About two thirds of the rest of the game is spent as Bwana, the
remainder as Lina. Their paths converge, one from below and the other
above. Their respective environments couldn’t be more different; the
urban industrial sprawl that is St Armando compared to an almost African
landscape that is the Underland. Each contains a number of discrete
locations, and progress through the tale will have you moving back and
forth between them, Bwana by “subway”, Lina by boat.
Lest I inadvertently mislead, you don’t get to switch between Bwana
and Lina at will. Each have their own portion/s of the game, Lina with a
chunk about two thirds in and Bwana with the rest.
There is a cinematic feel to the cutscenes, and some are rather
grand. The full blown rock and roll ending is the standout. Before you
get there, you will have encountered corruption, mysticism, would be
revolutionaries, some monkey business and a touch of Avatar.
The look is probably the best, ditto the voice acting, and the music
borders on being sensational.
Like the earlier Chapters, it is completely point and click. Puzzling
is all inventory based and rather gentle. The inventory ribbon pops up
when you move the cursor to the bottom of the screen, where you can
examine items or use them by dragging. Cursor to the top brings up the
menu, from which you can save at will (hooray!).
Between two and three hours will see you through. It is a worthy end
to a rather enjoyable trilogy.
I played on:
OS: Windows 10, 64 Bit
Processor: Intel i7-6700 4GHz