Golden Trails 2: The Lost Legacy
A Joy For HO Fans
If you're into HO games rather than puzzle/adventure, this is for you. This is almost completely HO, with some interesting mini-puzzles found within them. There is no searching for anything, but there is purpose to your movements and a good story wrapped around the HOs. You'll love shooting the pirates - even I can get them - and they don't affect your game.
Even the story is fun and lighthearted. You must travel all over the world to try and find evidence of your grandfather's innocence after he is arrested for piracy. Expect plenty of twists and turns and a little romance, and some beautiful locations. Or you can skip it entirely if you just want HO.
The graphics are very professional, with clarity and colour to rival any of the gloomier HOGAs, the voice over is just so great I anticipated each chapter summary so I could listen to him.
If you've played Golden Trails 1 The New Western Rush, this is a similar format, but much more sophisticated.
As I say, absolutely perfect for HO fans, but with so much fun going on in each scene, even puzzle and adventure fans will probably enjoy it.
January 27, 2012
To relax and be entertained
The story is ok, voice over is good, as well as the sound of the game.
Excellent graphics, very crisp and well-designed
Basically HOS, has no "adventure", but provides good fun. There are several places, and in them you will find objects, but not all that needed to finish location. You have to go to another, find objects and return to finish the previous one (eg a book that is under a cat. You only managed to pick up after being elsewhere and find a bootwith which will kick the cat).
Many entertaining mini games, not really challenging.
Besides, there are bad men to shoot, and clovers to collect.
A very good game to pass the time without having to think too much.
February 28, 2012
Very, very good story!
As a rule I generally don't buy many hidden object games. I do like them but I find that I complete them far too quickly and replaying them doesn't provide much entertainment although this one is bundles of fun and for once I actually paid full attention to the story and just HAD to buy it, to see how it ended.
The game itself is very interesting and has just more than your standard hidden object scenes. It isn't the long game I ever played and I still prefer my TM games but I did love this!
January 11, 2012
I really enjoyed this game. It's a hidden object game, but there's so much more going on. You look for objects, some are needed to find other objects. You also find hidden shamrocks and *lost* items to win trophies. There's also a shooting challenge to gain more points. It's a lot of fun on the light side, no dark and eerie here! The graphics are colorful and clear, the music is pleasant and the game play is fairly long. I love games with trophies and will replay this game.
December 12, 2011
An Excellent Sequel
I loved the first game, but found this one even better! Lots of hidden object play. I liked shooting the bandits and searching for four-leaf clovers and mystery items in the scenes. Artwork is beautiful. Like the unlimited play at the end. Only improvement I would make: a few of the minigames were confusing. I couldn't always tell what I was supposed to do. But there was a skip option, which was helpful. Overall, excellent game. Hope there's a third in the series!
March 19, 2012
Based on complete game. If you like games with HOGS and little else, this game is made for you. There is a plethora of HOS, one after another. Objects are not small, so there?s no problem finding them. You can sometimes pick which location to visit from a map. An unlimited mode opens when the game is finished. Graphics are fair; music is okay; voice overs adequate. Storyline flows easily. Moderate length. Ending did not have closure, so there will be a sequel. I recommend this game to pure HOG lovers but not to those needing adventure in their game.
July 14, 2012
Pretty much like the first one. I did not think this was more geared for children. But then again may be too hard for them. Has voice over and good graphics. The problem to me is you get bored doing the same think from one area to the other. The HOS are not all that easy and you just do the same thing through the game. Good practice I guess. no real adventure.
May 10, 2013
I got this based on it's good reviews and it didn't disappoint! My first reaction was that it was a little childish, but the storyline picked up later.
I love anything pirate so the theme was a plus. The graphics were excellent. The game is an arcade-style HO, very little adventure, and you're awarded points as you progress. I don't understand why I need a point system when I only plan on playing once, but nonetheless, you get points. There were also bandits to shoot along the way that filled up your hint meter, which really needed to happen less frequently because they became annoying, and no one needs 42 hints.
The HO scenes were clever and the main point of the game. Some objects helped along in the story line which was explained at the end of each scene. There were some puzzles mixed in, some I really liked and some I skipped immediately because they were more tedious than difficult.
If you're not into creepy games and like something fun and relaxing then this is definitely for you.
July 15, 2012
strange but interesting hidden object game
you are the grandson of a wealthy gentleman in the 18th century. one day, you are startled to see your grandfather arrested and jailed -- for piracy! he is then condemned to death, so in this hidden object game, you must locate his ship's logbook to learn the truth about his early years and to save his life.
graphics: the artwork is very nice; detailed and crisp with minimal fuzziness. the hidden objects scenes ranged from cluttered to junkpiles, and didn't always help the story advance. the developers seem to have a fixation on cats, as there was a cat or two in nearly every hidden object scene. some objects required some sort of interaction before you could collect them (opening a drawer or curtain, for example).
music and sound effects: generally well done. the main character's voiceover was lovely to listen to, but the tutorial narrator is VERY annoying and intrusive!
storyline: it was ok, although somewhat unfocused.
gameplay: there one play mode although you can unlock the unlimited play mode after earning 50,000 points. points are awarded for finding hidden objects, some of which are worth more than others (i couldn't figure out the point system). the overclick penalty freezes your cursor for a rather long period of time (30 seconds? 1 minute?) and takes away ALL your points. you can earn hints by shooting pirates that pop up into hidden object scenes (kinda fun). minigames can be skipped. there was some back-and-forth as you often needed an item from one scene to complete another scene. these scenes were often linked to each other, like a room containing another hidden object scene jutting off the room you were working. achievements (trophies) awarded throughout game. game loading was sometimes slow, although scene transitions were smooth and there were no cursor stutters or freezes (well, unless you overclick!).
my interaction: one hour demo.
this entertaining game is different to the usual dark and spooky HOPAs and thus, is a nice change of pace. it's fun for the entire family!
July 7, 2012
At first, I thought this game might be a bit childish and lacking in character. It didn't take long to find that I was absorbed and really enjoyed all aspects of the game. The intervening attacks by bandits kept me thinking while not overwhelming me. Puzzels and HOS were just right for my skill level and the storyline was interesting, though, maybe a bit slow. Once you finish the game, the bonuses allow you to try for higher level of acheivement. I would have liked to see all the odds and ends tied together but, that will probably be available in the CE or a future game.
Either way, I highly recommend this game to beginners and the more advanced players who want to just have a very good game!
July 13, 2012