20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo
Lighten Up, People ... It's Not That Bad
More often than not when a game gets horrible reviews and I try it, I like it. Conversely when a game gets rave reviews, I am left disappointed.
Yes, this game has some translation flaws, but the hint system helps. You increase your hints by finding stars, which are fairly obvious. You can have a maximum of 6 hints, When you use hint number 6, a star will automatically pop up in the scene to replace the used hint.
As far as getting around in the Nautilus, tIhere are highlighted arrows to click on so you know where to go. There is no guessing, or clicking 8 times down, 5 times to the right, as other annoying games make you do.
The graphics are clear and bright and the hidden objects are not heaped on top of each other in what some call junk piles.
There is no blood and guts, no vampires, no monsters -- so if that's your liking, stay away from this.
I finished the trial and will purchase it, so I cannot comment on the length.
If you want a "sit back and relax" game this will fit that bill. And when something gets lost in translation, just carry on.
I hope this review will counteract some of the overstated mishaps of this game. No, it is not the best hidden object game, but it is far from the worst. At least give it a try.
March 26, 2013
I was a nice game, not very hard to play.
November 15, 2011
A Different Hidden Object Game
The game itself was too short, and there didn't seem to be much of a challenge, it was too easy and over way to quickly for me.
November 15, 2011
Bought this for $2, but wish I hadn't. The game is ok but the left and right zoom is just annoying. The story wasn't that great. The different types of games is nice. Makes for a nice change of pace, but isn't enough really.
February 16, 2012
i learned things about captain nemo i didn't know.
i don't know how true this story is and didn't look it up, but if it is true, i learned a lot. captain nemo takes on on a crew that he rescues and says that they can spend the rest of their lives on his submarine or perish in the ocean. they have no choice. this is the adventure of captain nemo and that crew. hint and skip charge at an average rate. mini games not overly hard. played casual, low sound. the clicking sometimes doesn't respond too fast and you have to wait, but it is an older game.
November 3, 2013
Average all the way - but not the worst I have tried.....
Despite the rating thought I'd give the trial a go. I agree with what has already been posted re the language & being forced to use hints to find something completely different to what you thought you were looking for. I also agree with many of the other comments re quality of graphics etc. Certainly not up to intermediate/expert level. Straightforward HO but with too much narrative for my personal liking. Good for HO beginners or youngsters (given no dark overtone)?
August 10, 2013
I was excited to play this game as I had just recently read the book. Sadly, the game was disappointing. While following the book quite closely, it is just telling the story, you click on some objects, here's more story, etc. It wasn't exciting or compelling to play. I didn't even finish the trial.
Also, this game must have been translated into English, seeing as there were some strange things to find, ie. "roped instruments" instead of "stringed instruments."
Disappointing. Give the book a read instead.
May 29, 2012
Nice visuals but otherwise quite boring
Some visuals are really nice, like interior of Nautilus. puzzles are not interesting at all and HOS are almost non present jut clicking on very obvious items.
February 9, 2012
Finding the hidden objects was way too easy, story wasn't bad and the graphics were pretty good. The mini games were also not challenging. There are also too many interruptions with characters talking and such. This would be a good game for someone looking for a relaxing stress free game or pre-teen.
April 3, 2012
Just shows a good team can have off days
Very disappointing as I've really enjoyed other games in this series - Around the World in 80 Days-The Challenge, The Three Musketeers-D'Artagnon and the 12 Diamonds, Aladin and the Wonderful Lamp. Don't know if this is an early attempt or a decline from better things, it's a shame either way.
August 15, 2012