Echoes of the Past: The Citadels of Time
Best of the Series
Fans will not need me to remind them that this is the third offering from Echoes of the Past. This is probably the best of the series narrowingly beating Revenge of the Witch. The story is focused on time travel in order to once again save the kingdom of Orion, and undo the plans of the evil witch. The game itself is a gem, and well done voiceovers and cutscenes are further complimented by the beautiful crisp graphics. As for the original and entertaining puzzles, they are the best yet, most easy to medium but I was happy to see a few tricky ones. There are lots of them too, which makes this game a must buy for puzzle enthusiasts. I also like the fact that you do not always use items you find straight away, which would take all the fun out of the game. However everybody will find something to like here, and the HO scenes are also very good. I played this on the hardest level, but there is also a choice for less experienced players, so it is suitable for all, and children will love the storyline.
January 7, 2013
enjoyable and long
The HO scenes were inventive, sometimes you had to use objects found from the last scene and place them in the next scene. Although replacing objects after I've found them will be the death of me.
The game is more adventure than HO which I prefer.
The hint system is "there's nothing to do here, look elsewhere," and sometimes pointed me to objects I hadn't acquired yet.
It irked me that the same clown puzzle showed up again towards the end in a completely inappropriate place, but I was a huge fan of the stained glass window puzzle.
The puzzles were a nice level of difficulty, not too easy or hard, except the last (which makes sense) where I had to use the walkthrough.
October 4, 2012
Epic mysterious game!
I was always wondering what was around the next cornor and had great endrenilen when you uncover passageways and hidden doors, I think I was haveing too much fun and my hour was up too quickly SO I AM DEFFINATLY BUYING THIS EPIC GAME!!
August 12, 2012
Really good game
This is a very well-produced game. The gameplay is well-thoughtout and fun. The HINT button only tells you what, if anything, is available in the location you are in, but that isn't a problem. It helps you not miss something. The HOS are good with some IA. There isn't a penalty for random clicking, but the object list updates through the search. The puzzles vary from easy to difficult, and the SKIP button charges fairly fast. I would have given this five stars, but I think the story is hokey. Otherwise, I have nothing but good things to say about this completely entertaining game.
July 23, 2012
This game is NOT a bad game; just, for me, VERY frustrating.
I've several items in my inventory bar and am walking around trying to do something with them -- knowing that there are a few places wherein I can put 2-3 items together to equal 1 item BUT can't do it...YET
I finally come upon an area wherein I can do SOMETHING and oh yeah, I've another item to add to my inventory repertoire; thanks alot
WAIT, WAIT, I've finally been able to use the 2-3 items to put something together and it's been added to my inventory and ready to be used BUT again, can't use...YET
I continually buy these type of games hoping that my common sense manner of playing will coincide with the game developer's way of thinking but after "wearing out several pairs of sneakers", I somehow don't feel I'm close to winning any "brownie points"
Health specialists say to buy a pedometer and walk at least 10,000 steps per day but to be honest, folks, after doing so with this game, I don't feel any healthier.
November 23, 2011
To many HOS
Overall I thought the game was challenging and graphics and sound were great. My biggest problem with this game is there were way to many hidden object scenes and not enough adventure and puzzle games. Some other HOS, Adventure games on BFG are guilty of this and for me, it is very boring and tedious. Overall I'd give this game 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
November 18, 2011
An ok starter hidden object game
This game looked good screen shot wise, but when I played it, it was very ho-hum. Weak puzzles, and short game play for the money.
November 16, 2011
Great concept, but a bit boring!
Though this game received a high rating, I wasn't all that impressed with this standard edition.There was no map, You didn't get to use some of your items until late into the game. I couldn't wait until the game was over. I found it boring. Great artwork though, good sound effects, redundant music. I like games to flow and I felt this one was a bit choppy. However, I would still recommend it. The puzzles were challenging and interesting. Concept very interesting. Storyline is the same ol' same ol. Hidden object scenes were crisp and good. I give this game a 3 1/2 stars.
October 27, 2013
Just alright (completed)
This was up and down for me. Started slow and stale, but then got more fun and interesting, then back to so-so. The puzzles were really unbalanced. Some were super easy, others were impossible. Not sure if I will play the others in the series, but I will at least demo the next one
July 18, 2013
Ho hum game
This is one of those games that you wish would just end already. Short on story with too many puzzles and HOGs. The storyline seems like an afterthought or excuse to fill in as many puzzles and HOGs as possible. Very boring. Couldn't wait for it to end.
September 23, 2012