The Surprising Adventures of Munchausen
Fun, but short
Due to the limitations in the demo (I played for like seven minutes and the demo ended) I expected a very short game, and that's exactly what I got (I had a coupon about to expire). Had the game had it's normal 60 minute limitation, less people would buy the game as they could be able to finish the game in this time, so it seems the developers are well aware of having published a short game (it felt rushed).
Great fun game with great artwork and voice-over. Not your ordinary hidden object game, instead, you get a list of items to associate with items in the scene. Mini-games don't repeat. Hence the two stars.
However, the game is quite easy, so it's probably best suited for kids. And it's way too short... I didn't rush and finished in about an hour.
February 19, 2012
On my last nerve
Gosh, I hate to sit here and have nothing but negative things to say about a game so I will try to look to the positive when I can.
To begin with, the story seems as though it may be refreshing and cute. In short order it became annoying beyond words. Speaking of words, the voice over got on my last nerve. I found it obnoxious and repetitive. I finally had to turn the sound off.
The games were different and I did enjoy that but the hint system was lacking at best and the way the games are played out using a "play" button was annoying. There is no skip button and when asked for a hint it simply repeated the same useless gibberish over and over again.
I think they missed the mark with this incredibly SHORT game. I'm actually kind of relieved that it was short in this case because I wasn't stuck playing it for very long.
I don't recommend it. Spend your game money on something that's worth your time and energy.
March 24, 2012
Wish I would have known....
This game had SO much potential. I bought it after the one hour trial because it had a fun storyline and interesting puzzles that I hadn't seen before! However, the ACTUAL game (after purchased) was SO short, that I feel completely ripped off paying for an extra hour's worth of play. I advise to play the hour trial then don't bother finishing it.
October 14, 2012
ENDS TOO SOON
I was having so much fun playing this game. It has a great storyline and fun challenges. I played the free hour, and I was sold, so I purchased the game, only to find I finished the game after another ten minutes.
July 18, 2012
Though the fun factor was definitely there and the overall feeling of the game made it stand out from other games, there was no challenge or very little, and the game was over in a very short period of time.
April 27, 2012
Not worth buying
After struggling with this game (tech issues that were resolved after obtaining tech support from BFG tech support, awesome help, btw) I really didn't like this game that much. Some parts were really stupid while others kept you hunting and pecking. I don't think it's worth the money. Doesn't last that long and by the time you are finished with it, you're glad to be done.
March 10, 2012
I played the demo and found it to be quite fun. Purchased the game to continue the story. I was completely finished with the game in 1.5 hours! This is totally unacceptable. Not a good value AT ALL. Which is a shame because the story is very cute and the gameplay remains fun.
February 21, 2012
finished within an hour and a half!
Ik really liked to play this game but i'm really mad to find out that I payed for a game that lasted less than 2 hours!
February 20, 2012
Short and not so sweet
I thought this was going to be a fun game. It was, but way too short - I finished this in less than 2 hours. Not challenging at all.
February 20, 2012
Short, if sweet
Potentially, a nice idea, extending the Baron von Munchausen story into an adventure/HO game, but there's too much (likely to be) wrong with it for a recommendation. The demo was over for me in 21 minutes and the walkthrough indicates the likelihood of a short "full-version" game. Although the visuals and sound were OK, and the HOSs and mini-games were a little different from the norm, there's not enough general substance or challenge for me to risk a purchase.
February 21, 2012