An all-timer classic yet highly inventive
Kuros is one of the very first casual games I purchased and although many releases have seen the day since, it's still one of my favorites, one I replay with great pleasure.
A lot of work and imagination have resulted in a gripping adventure, without any HO Scenes, that offers not only many lovely minigames and clever puzzles, but also bright and colorful visuals of high quality, half of them borderline to surrealism.
It's a fantasy world not too easy to explore, but so different from today's "norm", devoid of anything morbid or gory, enchanting from start to finish.
Tasks are plentiful, novel, and always make sense, in line with a story that sparkles your interest right from the beginning.
Kuros is true escapism and surpasses a lot of new games which, by using always the same common artifacts, items and minigames differ from one another solely by how good the intro is
February 2, 2012
I really liked this game. The artwork was really well done and the game play was gripping. Once I started this game I couldn't stop and dinner went uncooked more than once...and that was the second time I played it. Definitely a game to put in your collection.
March 4, 2012
I really like this game,At first little hard to understand but later on a very god game. Hard mini games but fun.
If you buy this game you have many hour of gaming.
December 5, 2011
made me think game
Little obtuse at times, but a lot of fun. Could not stop playing.
Had to go for help a few times.
November 18, 2011
Fun and challenging, but short
Maybe I'm spoiled by gargantuan games like the MCF series, but this game seemed to be a very quick play. I really enjoyed it; I just wish there had been more of it.
It feels like the designers got in a hurry the closer they got to the end. The first section has a fairly complicated "treasure hunt" over several locations, but by the time you get to the last location before the finale, it's two locations and one sub-location on each level and done.
March 16, 2013
Out of this world
A fantastic game good backgrounds it made me think a lot about what to do had to take breaks kept me glued to this game for what seemed like hours really good game.
January 28, 2013
A beautifully immersive adventure game!
VERSION?Standard Edition (full game)
STORYLINE?You play as Katya, a young woman who awakens in a strange realm with no memory of who she is. Fortunately, the Exarch, Katya's teacher, soon appears and tells her she must restore the glyphstones of Kuros, the realm she is in. The very fate of the Universe depends upon it, in fact.
OVERVIEW?Kuros is a graphically beautiful adventure game reminiscent of Myst. As such, there is no hint button on which to rely. You actually have to use neurons, folks. (There is a BFG blog walkthrough if you really get stuck.) I truly miss games like this.
GAMEPLAY?Point 'n' click adventure with inventory, lots and lots of puzzles, and some "find 10" hidden object quests. (I use the term "quests" rather than "scenes" because they're generally not all in the same area.) The puzzles range from swap the piece puzzles to series logic to connect the pipes to simple jigsaw puzzles?and more.
INTERFACE?Inventory is across the bottom. Items aren't automatically placed there; you pick up and place things there. You can store multiples in the same slot to save space. The options menu is at bottom left, and this is also the area that keeps track of the map pieces you've found, and the interactive area for the series logic puzzles.
GRAPHICS?Beautiful 3D rendered graphics in stunning colors and textures. Kuros is a feast for the eyes.
CUTSCENES?Gorgeous animation. The cutscenes can be skipped, but I don't recommend it. They're not long and they convey storyline you need to know to be truly immersed into the game.
MUSIC?Perfect for the game without being intrusive. Instead of repetitive musical compositions that you get tired of hearing, the background music was more ambient, again reminding me of the Myst series. Devs pay attention! This is how the music should be done.
SOUND?Game sounds were appropriate.
VOICEOVER?About 70/30 really good to awful. Katya's voice, which you heard the most, was well done, as was the Exarch's. A couple of the minor characters had voices that seemed wrong to me, and the villain's voice was just awful. He was supposed to be evil, after all, and all I wanted to do was give him a time-out.
SUMMARY?Other than some improvement on the voiceovers, Kuros is an overall excellent adventure game. I only wish it had been longer. The initial location had several areas to explore, while each subsequent area had fewer and fewer areas. I would have liked Kuros to have been about doubled in play time, and I could have given it 4 and a half stars. But I still highly recommend it for fans of straight up adventure games.
April 8, 2013
I hated it.
I thought it was insanely simple and SUPER boring.
April 13, 2013
Has the potential to be a good game (fair mix of puzzles), but let down by lack of hint function.
August 26, 2012
Don't get the rave reviews...
Really don't understand how this game has got so many rave reviews. Its slow and boring and there are no hint options.
I still can't find the last map piece anywhere between just TWO scenes, so cannot progress in the game past 5 minutes...
April 2, 2013