Yesterday Origins

OVERVIEW:


Discover the latest adventure from Pendulo Studios, creators of the Runaway series!
"Yesterday Origins" will take the immortal heroes, John Yesterday and his other half Pauline, not only across the world, but across history itself. This interwoven narration gives the plot its depth and richness.
It's 1481. In the dead of night, young John is publically humiliated and dragged through the street. He is imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition under suspicion of witchcraft.
Later, he undergoes an alchemical transformation making him immortal. But something goes wrong, after each resurrection, John completely forgets who he is.
In the current day, John is living with Pauline in Paris his immortal partner. They are searching for an artefact that is needed to make the potion again. During their investigation, they will have to face dangerous new protagonists who want to steal their secrets...

KEY FEATURES :

  • Pendulo Studios: over 20 years of adventure gaming experience
  • An original story taking place over several different eras
  • A mix of different styles: investigation, thriller, adventure, occultism
  • Off-the-wall dark humor typical of the studio
  • Over 10 different places to visit, and over 50 backgrounds
  • More than 25 colorful characters
  • An original soundtrack
  • Adapted to mouse and controllers
Minimum Requirements
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 - 64 bits
Processor: AMD /Intel quad-core processor running at 2.2 GHz
Memory: 2048 MB RAM
Graphics: ATI/NVIDIA dedicated/integrated or mobile graphic card, with at least 512MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least Shader Model 4.0 support
DirectX: Version 9.0
Storage: 4 GB available space
Recommended Specifications
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
Minimum Requirements
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or newer
Processor: Intel quad-core processor running at 2.2 GHz
Memory: 2048 MB RAM
Graphics: ATI/NVIDIA dedicated/integrated or mobile graphic card, with at least 512MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least Shader Model 4.0 support
Storage: 4 GB available space
Recommended Specifications
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • After years of absence, Pendulo managed to take the good ideas of the average first game and create an exciting, dark mystery that not only answers all the past answers but surpasses the previous Yesterday game in every single aspect of its design. It reminded us how true sequels should be made.

  • A story full of suspense and black humor, besides intriguing enigmas, is what allows Yesterday Origins to be one of the best "point & click" adventure of the year.

  • Even with a four-year delay, the story of John Yesterday is finally completed the way it deserved. I do not have the slightest hesitation to admit that, after the arrival of "Origins", the “Yesterday” series is the best and most interesting adventure game that the Spanish developers have given us so far in their twelve-year presence.

  • Thought provoking puzzles add to the appeal, mixing great gameplay with great storytelling.

  • If you like adventure games Yesterday Origins is for you. Pendulo's game has very few drawbacks, the story is quite long and the humor still here. A very good game indeed.

  • Yesterday Origins is a classic adventure game that fans of the genre will surely enjoy thanks to its good story, that mix thriller with humor, and a clever puzzle design.

  • Yesterday Origins marks a welcome return of Pendulo Studios after a lengthy break and makes the original game look like a paltry demo. I would call this return triumphant if not for numerous technical problems.

  • A disappointing present-day storyline infringes upon the dark historical tale of Yesterday Origins, but outstanding production quality, nonstop quests, and a few spirited acts go a long way towards saving the day.

  • Yesterday Origins is straight up a point-and-click game as they come, bringing all the things from the old days of the genre and does nothing drastic to change from the norm. It might be a short trek for an adventure game, lasting around 6 hours, but what is here is a fascinating tale that manages to do flashbacks in a way to compliment the story its telling. It certainly won’t be looked upon as a classic – it has some issues with its gameplay – but its style, narrative and characters make it a good, enjoyable time for fans of the genre who can look past some of the annoyances that they are most likely used to.

  • Luckily, while I didn’t enjoy Yesterday Origins for most of the time that I played it, the ending was clever and worked pretty well, and that saved the game for me. Still, I can’t overlook ten bad hours for one good one. The story is dull and does little to establish an emotional connection, I didn’t like any of the characters involved, and the puzzles are at best workmanlike. If you were a fan of Yesterday, then Yesterday Origins might be a worthwhile purchase for you, but otherwise you’re better off looking elsewhere.

  • Games Master UK

    Origins' biggest issue is it's anything but original. [Jan 2017, p.81]

  • CD-Action

    Some quite clever puzzles, a couple of collaborating characters and constant changes of scenery are enough to elevate Yesterday Origins above mediocrity. It’s a shame that its story is subpar and characters are rather shallow. [02/2017, p.42]

  • Pacing issues, unnecessary backtracking and some frustratingly complex puzzles mar a title that is well-written and holds a lot of charm. A competent game but one that isn't quite as good as its predecessor.

  • Game World Navigator Magazine

    “Yesterday” already showed in broad strokes how John has gained his immortality. Evidently, Pendulo decided that it wasn’t enough; so Origins explains in painstaking detail how exactly that happened. Fans of Spanish studio will probably enjoy it, but everyone else really should ask themselves if they want to make that close of an acquaintance with John Yesterday. [Issue#215, p.72]

Yesterday Origins
$14.99 $5.62
Title: Yesterday Origins
Genre: Adventure
Released: 10 November 2016
Developer: Pendulo Studios
Publisher: Microids
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Full controller support
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