Amazing Adventures: The Forgotten Dynasty
Like other PopCap games, it's mostly hidden object games. The puzzles between levels are not very challenging. After seeing all the scenes once, I didn't want to keep playing them over and over. No storyline at all.
September 7, 2013
Good hidden object game
A good hidden object game with scenes from China. The art work is very good and the objects are well-hidden but large enough to see. There are 25 levels to work through, which makes it a long game. If you find 50 yin yang symbols, the unlimited seek and find part of the game opens up. If you miss some of the symbols or forget to look for them, don't worry. The scenes are repeated several times and you will have another chance. You can tell if you've already found the symbols in that scene by seeing if the yin yang symbols at the top are lit up. You can play the unlimited part of the game after you finish the main game. Basically in the main game you're looking for 10 hidden objects in each scene. Even in the Relaxed Mode there is a speed bonus, so if you look for two or three objects, then click on each of them quickly, you get extra points. There are also point penalties for random clicking and using the Hint button. After you find the hidden objects in each scene there is a mini-game to play. There are about 5 different types of mini games such as spot the differences, word finds, match 3, reassemble pictures, etc., and you just alternate between these same types of mini games, with different scenes, for the whole game. So it's "find the 10 objects in one scene", "mini game", "find the 10 objects in a different scene", "mini game", etc. for the whole game. It gets kind of repetitious after a while. All the scenes are repeated, but you're looking for different objects in each repetition. The only way I could finish the game was to play it for short periods at a time.
June 9, 2013
Amazing is UN-AMAZING!
I'm in the minority, but I found this game very boring, mundane, and repetitous. I bought the game because of the great reviews. It's a very long game, with 25 levels, each level having 5 hidden object scenes followed by "tried and true" puzzles. After playing some top-notch games, my expectations are much higher. I want great graphics, a storyline, creativity, some challenge,and variety. This game falls short of any of these.
September 23, 2012
The Least Of The Classic HO Series
GAME COMPLETED TWICE
To my mind, this story had real potential for scenes of great beauty and exotic flavour. I was sadly disappointed. The scenes in this game are less interesting than any of the other Amazing Adventures, and had less validity being there. Unless of course you think a tour of China wouldn't be complete without a spell or three in the prison!
This AA sticks to the formula ? noninteractive HO scene followed by a puzzle: multiply by 25. And as always, they have collectibles that unlock unlimited play, and they are timed and scored.
Personally, I don?t like any of these games, but I think that they are quite good examples of pure HO games. If you must play them, though, I?d suggest one of the others.
June 27, 2013