Agatha Christie - Death on the Nile
HO problems sunk it for me--from a fan of Agatha Christie games
I've enjoyed playing other games in this series, so I thought I would like it in spite of some of the negative reviews. Unfortunately, having played the demo, I now agree with many of those comments.
The HO scenes (which are the main game play) are why I am not buying the game, in spite of very colorful backgrounds and a good story:
1. As others said, the HO scenes are timed, like it or not (and pressing Alt or even Control-alt did nothing).
2. You only get 5 hints total to serve for four or five different rooms.
3. Many objects are too 'clever' (cheating, in my view) in the way they are hid. White on white is only one of many examples.
4. Unbelievably, in spite of these first three points, over-clicking has a TIME penalty!
The unfair way certain objects are hidden (a butterfly so misshapen it looks like a flower, is another example) makes being able to click without a time penalty essential (for me at least). You can stare at that 'flower' and never see a butterfly there, but once you realize that some objects ARE hid unfairly, you might click the 'flower' just in case, and be right! More reason for needing to click freely is the very limited number of hints, which makes having to find 10 tiny marbles or white scraps of paper on white walls almost impossible to complete without miss-clicks. I don't mind exploding or whirling cursors, but a time penalty?
So, sadly, that's it for me. BF should sell such older games for a drastically reduced price and plainly identify them as older. That might motivate the developers to update these otherwise nice games.
February 21, 2013
Nothing, but object searches
Unlike most hidden object games I enjoy, this had next to no storyline and the entire gameplay is hidden object searches with very little else.
June 10, 2012
I've had enough of the time limits
I like the visuals, sound, and the mystery is good. But the time limit and the too few hints make this game virtually unplayable. I have found no way around the time limit, and each segment seems harder than the previous one.
February 23, 2012
Must be a really old game
timed only no option
hard to find and identify objects due to poor quality
only have 5 hints per chapter, not able to gain anymore
big disappointment compared to the other Agatha Christy games.
November 16, 2012
I played a matter of 4 min. And hated how small and blurry it was the picture quality could be better.
February 4, 2014