Echoes of the Past: The Citadels of Time
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
Formulaic "find the keys"
Too many keys to find, too many "non-sensical" unlocks to find. While there was a story, it only felt like a vehicle for the puzzles. If you want a real story driven game, try Siberia I and II
February 28, 2012
Seen it all before
I'm not sure why this game got such good reviews- esp. from "Expert" players. This is one of the most boring games I've played. The mini-games were rehashes of others played elsewhere - I don't know how many times I can play a "connect the circuit" mini-game without tearing my hair out. Please people, can we try some imagination and ingenuity here= New Puzzles!! The HOGs were the usual mishmash, not quite junk piles, but not clear graphics either. Also, annoyingly, they contained similar objects as the objects listed to be found- for example - the list would include a "rope"- there would be more than one rope, forcing the player to click around to find the right one. The graphics were average. I have noticed with HOG scenes in poorer games- if the objects are very hard to find, its usually because the graphics are not well-done. I say this because I am an artist - I appreciate good graphics and can tell when something is not well-done. Also, the colors were very drab- increasing the boredom of the game.
The music was TERRIBLE- basically sounded like a quarter of a whole song that repeated over and over.
I finished the game (because I have to if I'm going to spend the money on a CE) but it will be a long time before I buy another game from these devs.
October 23, 2012