Link: Anaksha Mini Adventures 2: A New Threat
Developer: Arif Majothi
FlashMush Rating: 8/10
I love me some good ole' adventure games! They seem to be a dying genre unfortunately. The time needed to make a great environment for an adventure game along with the graphics and other factors that make them so great, takes tons more work than a simple physics puzzle game so it seems developers are taking the more lazy route and over saturating a market with those games when the adventure genre is wide open.
Nonetheless, I digress and I will introduce an extremely long titled game; Anaksha Mini Adventures 2: A New Threat. What is this game all about you may be wondering? At it's core it is basically an object scavenger hunt adventure game. You know the type. Need to find various items for an end goal but need to talk to people to get the item but they want something in return. It turns into a big cycle of meaningless jobs to find random things. While I did just explain it rather sarcastically I must say it is one my favorite sub-genres of flash games and Anaksha Mini Adventures does a great job with it. I won't really say anything else as I do want to avoid spoilers and preserve the virgin gameplay that you deserve.
Further making the Anaksha Mini Adventures such a great series is the graphics and humor. The graphics are typical pixel art but it is done fantastically and the level of detail is outstanding. The humor is spot on. The NPC's dialogues are hilarious, Anaksha's own internal dialogue is as well, and the various items and their descriptions throughout the level environment. Overall, Anaksha Mini Adventures 2: A New Threat is a "new" breath of fresh air in an ever increasing stagnant pool of flash games.