Pentiment Cheats and Tips
You Don’t Have To Be A History Buff
One of the draws of Pentiment, and perhaps one of the aspects that makes it more intimidating than most adventure-style games, is its extreme attention to historical accuracy. As a result, you may feel like you won’t be able to keep up with it or may fail to grasp some conventions and customs of the period.
Don’t fret. Pentiment does not want you to feel lost in the weeds – at least, not when it comes to its setting. Any words or phrases that may have specific contexts are highlighted in red, and with the press of a button, you’ll be given a brief explanation of whatever it is and its importance. Don’t be afraid; you’ll know what you need to. Obsidian wanted the game to be approachable, so they’ve given you all the tools you need.
Get Ready To Read
Do you like reading? Well, hopefully, you do. Pentiment is built on text – for a good reason, too. It is a game that centers on a monastery illuminating manuscripts, after all, with all the beautiful calligraphy that entails. Of course, a lot of reading is definitely not a negative. We’re fans of text-heavy games, especially ones with such rich history – like the town of Tassing and of 16th-century Europe.
Still, you should know going into the game that it is very reading-heavy – it expects you to engage with it on its level and terms. You should, though, as you don’t want to miss out on such a unique aesthetic experience if nothing else.