Love animals but hate that animals are scared of knives? Well Agatha Knife has the perfect religion for you: Carnivorism. Only through being eaten can you find eternal happiness so what are you waiting for? Step up to the block!
Developer: Mango Protocol
Publisher: Mango Protocol
Release Date: April 27th, 2017
Platforms: PC (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
Platform Reviewed on: PC (Windows)
Agatha Knife is an interesting Point & Click game filled with puzzles that players need to complete to progress through the game. The gameplay is simple yet the puzzles require some thought which helps keep the game both engaging and fun to play.
The plot for the game is very simple. Agatha is a seven-year-old butcher who works at her mum’s shop. She loves animals and meat so it upsets her when her animals are scared of her when they see her with her knives. In addition to this, her mothers’ shop is going through a very difficult time and might even be forced to close. Thankfully, Agatha finds out about a potential solution: Start a religion!
So she sets off on a quest to form a new religion which will bring customers into the store while also making animals want to be slaughtered for meat.
As a vegetarian, I was very interested in the plot for this game. It introduces animal rights without being too ‘pushy’ and forces players to think about things in a different light as the game progresses. The plot is hilarious at times and Agatha is certainly a memorable character. It’s a straightforward story with some great characters which bring it to life in a highly memorable fashion. From an animal rights perspective, the story is perfect but the lack of twists does bring it down slightly.
The gameplay of Agatha Knife follows the traditions of the Point & Click genre. Players must click around the world to interact with people and objects in the world.
The world is explored as a side-scroller and the player must cross the road to access the next section of the town. It’s a nice way to split the town up, however, running from one end to the other can become tedious at times. To make matters more frustrating, it’s possible to fast travel from one side of the town to the other side but it doesn’t work vice versa. Thankfully, Agatha Knife is a relatively short game so it finishes before this becomes too annoying.
Most of the game requires the player to complete puzzles to progress through the game. These puzzles are usually very straightforward and the player can pick up two sets of hints from Awesome Sandro, Agatha’s mentor. These hints are usually enough to work out what each puzzle requires while also finding the solution to them. However, some puzzles in the game are a little more complex and seem to make much sense. This brings the game down slightly but the vast majority of the game offers fun and rewarding puzzles.
While the game is best experienced as a single playthrough, there is a reset button that restarts the game from the beginning. This is perfect for achievement hunters or for those who want to experience the game for the second time.
Agatha Knife is a great little indie game. The animal rights issues are touched on brilliantly without feeling too forced or trying to force beliefs on the player. The writing is great and there are some hilarious moments in the game in addition to some memorable characters who fit amazingly into the story. Point & Click fans should greatly enjoy this game and even those who don’t usually play this genre should be able to appreciate Agatha Knife.
- Great and thought-provoking story
- Entertaining gameplay
- Hilarious characters
- Nice puzzles for the most part
- Some puzzles don’t make any sense
- Lack of fast travel
- Not many plot twists