A memory to cherish and never forget
Are you prepared to enter world of Forgotton Anne, inspired by the works of Studio Ghibli and Don Bluth (and yes, that is the correct spelling, please stop asking that)? Finding a balance between visuals, audio, gameplay and story; Throughline Games have created a cinematic masterpiece for the gaming arts.
Awoken by an explosion outside, Anne stirs, still groggy from slumber. A quick scan of the Forgotten Lands, a world hidden from our view and home to lost and forgotten items known as the Forgotlings, confirms the worse. An attempted coup from rebel Forgotlings to try and break into Master Bonku’s tower. As an Enforcer, Anne will need to find the source of this rebellion and extinguish it, otherwise they may prevent her and Master Bonku from returning to the real world. Before Anne can head out, a Forgotling named Dilly forces his way into the tower. Is he friend or foe? How will Anne deal with this intrusion? Can she believe what Dilly is saying? Sometimes the choices and actions that Anne can make do not lead to obvious conclusions or consequences.
Progress through the Forgotten Lands will see you - as Anne - climbing and jumping through the world as you explore to piece together what has happened. Using a tool called the Arca, you will be able to manipulate Anima, an energy that not only powers technology throughout the world but is also the lifeforce of all Forgotlings. With careful use, you will be able to power machines that can let you open doors, lower bridges, or release train clamps. But Anima is scarce, and hopefully you’ll be able to find a spare container in your travels... but if not, a rebel Forgotling that hinders your progress could present you with an opportunity to siphon their lifeforce. But bear in mind you CANNOT restore Anima to a Forgotling that has passed away, so you need to be sure it’s really what you want to do! The more you play, the more you start to realise that all your actions have consequences – and some that you may not intend. Will you find yourself regretting your choices… and are you even sure the end justifies the means?
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