Where the Water Tastes Like Wine PC Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Where the Water Tastes Like Wine by Dim Bulb Games, Serenity Forge and Good Shepherd Entertainment.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from our friends at GOG for review purposes, but like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is an indie adventure game that focuses heavily on story telling. You play as an unnamed character who loses in a poker game and is forced to trek across the entirety of the United States collecting folk tales and stories along the way.
During your travels you’ll find areas, usually buildings, that have icons above them. These icons mean that there’s a story to be found in that location. I’d focus more on the locations that say search more so than hear a story because the true stories have a much larger impact than evolved ones.
There are also unique characters that you can setup camp with. These characters each have their own unique stories to tell but they’ll only tell them if you share stories that they request to hear. The eye above them determines how much they enjoyed the stories and selecting perfect matches are a great way to open the eye further to get them to reveal more about themselves.
Stories come in many different shapes and sizes and each is split into various categories based on tarot cards. You have the ability to impact the outcome of certain stories based on your choices. Doing so will determine what type of story it will be as well. Maybe it’ll be a happy story, or maybe a tragedy, or maybe even a funny story. There’s a huge array of them to discover and each one is superbly written and filled with natural, supernatural and sometimes even bizarre elements.
Some people have complained that the game is a little too slow paced but there is a feature that you can use to make the game move quicker. You hold down the control button and use the arrow keys to match the musical notes while walking. This will allow your character to move faster around the game world.
Overall, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine may not have much in the way of gameplay but it does an amazing job of telling a story. Each story was not only well written but also well voice acted, and highly entertaining to listen to. I’ve always found folk tales to be entertaining to read/listen to and this game has some excellent ones to share. If you’re in the mood for a game that’s a little more relaxed and doesn’t require a whole lot to get into then Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a great option, especially if you enjoy a good story like myself.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming!
Shaun Meyers Out!
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine$19.99
Features of Interest
- Has A Ton of Amazing Stories To Discover
- Great Soundtrack
- Great Cast of Characters
- Huge World To Explore
- Not Much Gameplay
- Takes A While To Unlock All The Stories
- May Get Boring Quickly For Some