Big City Adventure: London Classic
What a large disappointment!
The cracking of the safe's are to hard! Couldn't finish game...
February 8, 2012
another fun bca game - London Classic
I buy bca games so that my 7 year old nephew can play them, but the mini games of the safes / scarabs were much too intimidating for him (and a couple for me). Wish the game had more scenes (only 51 compared to 90 and 69 in past games). But overall this game was enjoyable for both of us.
February 7, 2012
I'll skip this on my vacation itinerary.
So, yeah, STILL on my Big City Adventure marathon. Just finished London Classic, and while there were some improvements, I just wasn't impressed.
For instance, when the free demo ended, I was on Level 16 of 51, had 3 skip game tokens, 6 free hint tokens and 6 fast forward tokens.
What I liked:
The variety of the mini games. Yep, definitely a few improvements there; and the old world looking map. Yeah, that was pretty cool.
What I Didn't Like:
Still .... how sensitive the "hint" button is - sometimes I click on it once but it registers 2 quick clicks and I lose a hint; AND that I have to earn hints at all - really, really dislike that in any game.
IF I do choose to purchase one of these games, right now it's definitely not going to be Classic London.
Even things like the following didn't perk me up as usual:
Little footprints traveling across the map (I think their Grandma's but that's just me - lol); the little animations going on in each scene (look for them, they're there); and the history lesson we get on each location we visit - used to love it! Even the IMMENSELY improved HOGs (hidden object games) wasn't enough to impress me. And I've been waiting forever and a day to see changes in that quarter. FINALLY, you can actually find the items you are looking for because they are visible or not miniscule or buried behind a dozen other items.
I still encourage everyone to try this game. Beginners might find it difficult but this one would be a bit dry even for family game night. I'm off to try London Story and see just what the difference is between the two.
August 14, 2014
Piece of Cake
It is so easy that you lose motivation !
In each phase (there are 51) has 1 HOS and 1 mini game.
In HOS has coins (hints) to find, besides the objects ... but no need to use, because, although the graphics are poor, there is no difficulty.
Large variety of mini games ... but everyone already well known and also without any difficulty.
I arrived at the 10th phase 11 minutes, maybe because when it ends, you return to the map
May be appropriate for children!
January 29, 2012
I really wanted to like it!
I couldn't get passed a few of the mini games and there wasn't but 1 skip button. I used it and didn't get any others. I got to another another hard mini game and couldn't skip. it was very frustrating. I will wait and see if they fix the gliches and may buy it later.
I loved the other Big City games and was excited to see a new one. My excitement was short lived. I am glad I didn't waste money on this one.
January 31, 2012
I Hated It But My 83 Yr Old Mum Loved It
If you're 83 you're entitled to keep things simple if you want to, and Mum is just not interested in story or adventure or mind bending puzzles. For her, the game was perfect - easy, pretty, and with many small levels. So this is a game for those people who enjoy that.
For me, the game was awful, boring and not even all that professionally done. I would never buy or play this for myself, but I did do it with Mum, so here's what I saw.
The graphics are good enough, no real complaints, they were clear and brightly lit, but are irrelevant junk piles with no sense of place. You didn't get the feeling you were visiting London at all. There was no attempt at coordinate your scenes into any coherent itinerary.
The hint coins were redundant because the HOs were easy, but you only got a skip coin every now and then, and if I hadn't been there, Mum would have been stuck on a level early on, feeling frustrated and inadequate. Even with me, it was touch and go a couple of times.
But THE worst thing about this game is the fact that each scene of 25 is visited 3 times one after the other after the other ad nauseum, for a total of 75 mind numbing levels. It would have actually been more enjoyable if there had been less of it - and who thought we'd ever say that about a HO game!!!
I've played the London Story version's trial and while it's obviously better, quite frankly it's those same boring scenes with some story patched into it.
February 3, 2012
What a pain
I wish I had read the reviews before I bought this. The safe has driven me nuts and the lack of skips is annoying.
February 6, 2012
can't skip the tedious mini games
I like HOGs for the hidden object parts, not for the mini games. In the Classic version of this game there are no built-in skips (you can earn them, but not very many!) so you're stuck spending ages playing mini games that are either too easy or unclear as to a solution. It's too bad because this could have been such an enjoyable relaxing game.
February 4, 2012
all right nothing special
hate the fact I can't skip those bloody games. have to wait until you get a skip coin and if you don't have one, too bad.
February 2, 2012
Good game - very frustrating puzzles
Puzzles very hard to do -- ruins the game - no skips - no fun!!
February 1, 2012