I’m a fan of deck building games, in particular those that play out on the top of a table. I’m not adverse to video game ports of board games. But the change in pace often exposes weaknesses in the mechanics, and ultimately most suffer from a real lack of replayability.
Remastered is a somewhat misleading suffix, and you can excuse yourself for assuming that this is a remaster of a classic 80’s point and click adventure – that’s what I had assumed. A little research reveals that this is in-fact a port of the 2013 PC title The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief, adapted and polished for consoles.
For the uninitiated, which included myself prior to playing this game, Beast Quest is a popular series of books aimed at children around the age of 7. I’ve not read the books, although I can’t help but assume that the transition from paper to video game has done anything other than tarnish the brand.