Urban Legends: The Maze
Interesting, But Nothing Special
This game is a pretty standard hidden object affair, where you solve puzzles to get objects to use to get you to the next puzzle. If anything stands out, it's that you may wander for a long time and collect a lot of inventory before you can use any of it to progress in the game. The graphics were good, and the music and sound effects were not boring or monotonous. The storyline is rather disjointed, and it's difficult to figure out the big picture. The "Maze" is a reality show where ordinary people try to traverse from beginning to end. However, a number of contestants have gone missing and the player is supposed to find them. The game never makes clear why they were abducted - even at the end.
November 4, 2012
One of the better games lately
This game at least offered slightly more challenging puzzles compared to some of the recent games i have played. . .but that isn't saying much. The hidden object scenes weren't that great. . .pretty much collect the items that look like they don't fit in with the rest of the picture. The puzzles were also mediocre. I'm recommending this game because it is the only one that has kept my attention enough to go ahead and buy it.
November 13, 2011
Could have been better
It was not a very juicy game. Good ideas on the puzzles,but the story line and the graphics are dated. The hidden object were good, the interactions were good, but it really leads nowhere....It's very cut and dry... Not sick enough for me I guess....It really could have been a great game if they had a better story line. I liked their puzzles, refreshing and complicated. Too bad !
June 22, 2012
This could have been so much better
I had high hopes for this game. It's fairly unique as far as the storylines go, of the games I've played on this site, and it could have been made so much better. Instead, it was a fairly run-of-the-mill game that really didn't offer anything unique or special. Having said that, it's clearly an older game, and was probably much more groundbreaking at the time. Having said that - reality TV is such a formulaic genre that a HOS based on one could've easily taken that and run with it - perhaps had some 'voting out' as it were.
If you're looking for something which won't make you think too hard, then this is the game for you.
May 17, 2012
It is a good game. Lots of puzzles, most challaging, some easier. I thought it to be a slight bit mind numbing, only because there was no backgroud music, well very little. But an ok game.
December 1, 2011
Not one of the best, but pretty good
It's fun, it's fairly long and it has a good storyline and pretty good characters.
usually I'd say more, but I feel like that says it all lol. I'd say it's worth it.
November 25, 2011
Are you sure this is an Elephant game?
The reason I like Elephant games is because of a captivating storyline, characters we root for, and adorable helpers.
This has none of that. Even the HOGS are nothing special. None of the clever twists. Just one puzzle after the other.
The chapters are self contained, which is good, does not force you to remember to much.
But it is not a game that I will play again and again.
May 1, 2013
It was ok
I only played the demo but beat it in under an hour. The graphics are really good, but the cut scenes moved so quickly that it blurred a lot. (Maybe it's my computer??). I felt like I was going back and forth a lot instead of moving forward and discovering new areas. The game was okay though, the demo entertained me for about 40 minutes. I won't buy though.
September 29, 2012
Not for me but I'm in the minority
Normally I love Elephant Games but this time I'm going to go against the grain of the most of the reviews. I was underwhelmed.
The graphics were grainy although the artwork was well done; when the cut scenes played they whooshed in & out so fast it made me nauseous.
The interactive map is excellent & the hint recharges in 30 seconds & is useful if you get stuck as it lets you know what to do next. I thought the H0 signs were a bit of a junkpile but not too difficult to find objects.
There is no choice of mode to play so expect sparkles & glints for areas of interest.
Sadly not a game for me but as so many people loved it I will recommend as you should try the demo for yourself.
December 19, 2011
Couldn't wait for the end
Oh, the irony! Urban Maze was an incredibly lo-o-o-ong game, which normally would have been a big plus. But I found the visuals so poorly rendered and the overall plot / characters so distasteful that I couldn't wait to get to the end. The characters were wooden, 2-D and idiotic or just plain "creepy" without any depth.
On the plus side was the game map which really helped show not just where you were located but also where you still had tasks to accomplish. And many of the games were very fun.
What killed it for me were the horrible flat graphics and just the overall nastiness of the whole endeavor. Ugh.
March 2, 2012