Amazing Adventures Riddle of the Two Knights
Relaxing Hidden Object
I like this type of HO as you can just look for things on a list and not have to get through a door oh no I have to find a key first and before finding a key you have to find other things and they go back and forth and you forget where you saw the first key you was looking for. This is a straight look for items. You can have a timer or without. Thats the way all games should be. If you like to hunt for items and no timer this is a game for you, I have already bought it.
June 1, 2012
Beautiful Hidden Object Game
An excellent addition to the Amazing Adventures series. For those who love the others in the series, like me, you will enjoy this new entry as well. We travel back and forth between Morocco and Switzerland to find missing chess pieces after a mysterious chess board has been found. As always, this developer has beautiful graphics and objects that are hidden in plain sight, but can be tricky.
They have changed the order of scenes and puzzles. In this game we play several hidden object scenes and then multiple puzzles to end the level.
This game is for those who love straight hidden object games. There is no trying to remember which object is in what scene and no trying to figure out what to do with inventory items.
I will be spending a happy weekend playing this game.
June 1, 2012
Great next installment!
I love the Amazing Adventure series. It's just like the "Mystery P.I." series, where you play various scenes for 25 levels of gaming. Newer HOG fans may not be impressed because this is not in the "Hidden Object ADVENTURE" game style...it is not meant to be...go back and see where hidden object games were born from, and you'll notice that the Amazing Adventure series was instrumental in getting us where we are today with the adventure playing along side the hidden object. That's NOT what this game is. It's a perfect next installment in the series and I always look forward to these games, along with others that have been around for us "old-timer" hidden object fans.
I love that there's always some object #in this series, it is crowns# that you have to find in each unique scene, in order to open up the bonus mode. [NOTE: This is the Unlimited Seek & Find mode, NOT a whole new adventure to go play, like in a collector's edition of a HO Adventure game!]
I highly recommend this game for fans of the Amazing Adventure series, and/or fans of traditional Hidden Object Games, who understand that it all began somewhere, and this is a game with beautiful graphics, fun puzzles and thousands of hidden objects to find. Thanks BigFish, another hit for me!!!!!
June 1, 2012
Classic HO ? No Surprises
BASED ON COMPLETED GAME
Story: After pieces of an ancient tablet begin appearing around the globe, the museum calls you in to hunt them down and follow the clues to the greatest gem the world has ever known -- the famous "World Diamond".
Developer: PopCap Games
Release Date: May 2012
Extras: High Scores, Times and Collectibles, Unlimited HOs, Click 2 Game
I admit to being disappointed with this latest Amazing Adventure. I thought maybe they might have added a few bells and whistles to compete with all the amazing HOPAs out now.
I assumed they would stick to their formula of course ? HO scenes followed by a simple puzzle, repeat ad nauseum. This is sensible of them. They have a strong niche in the pure HO market. But why not add a little animation, a bit of (optional) back-story, an occasional surprise?
Your mission this time takes you to Switzerland and Morocco, of all places, but there?s no rhyme nor reason in the progression through locations.
As with all Amazing Adventures, they have collectibles that unlock unlimited play, and they are timed and scored.
Personally, I don?t like these games, but I think that they are quite good examples of pure HO games, so if that?s what you like, I?d recommend it.
February 22, 2013
This is a straight Hidden Object game with 25 missions. Graphics are crisp. The Hidden Object scenes are not at all junk pile and the clues are a mix of standard, slightly cryptic and interactive. There are also hidden items to find that unlocks two bonus games. There are mini-games at the end of each mission.
I liked this game enough that I bought it as soon as the demo finished. I had just finished mission 2, so it has the feel of being a nice, long game.
June 1, 2012
A Fun Seek And Find Game - Love It
This review is for the whole game in timed mode.
25 Missions "levels."
Timed/Relaxed mode - Go into options to change to relaxed mode if you are one who doesn't like to be timed. Also has an option of unlimited hints. Hint/skip charge up really quick however. Less than 20 seconds.
This is a straight HO game along with some puzzles. There is no inventory or wandering around at all to this game.
All items are found by word list. There is as many as 12 different locations within the "mission" and 10 items to find in each scene. You will also visit these locations more than once. Some are also interactive and some you have to do a couple of steps to complete them. There's also some "missing items" scenes where you have to fit the items back into the scene.
Puzzles: Repeat the sequence, spot the difference, jig saw, slider, match 2 or more, and rotate/swap pieces to form a picture.On some of them you can get a hint or just skip them. All of them have the skip option.
Points and Penalties:
If you find all the crowns which there are 2 in each scene (a total of 50) will unlock unlimited seek and find along with a bonus puzzle. You also receive 150,000 points for finding all the crowns.
For each item found 2000 points. A 1000+ points for items found in succession.
Perfect investigation bonus: 15,000 for not using the hint and there is also a time bonus depending how well you do.
You lose 5,000 points for each time you use the hint. Also lose 10,000 points for skipping any puzzles.
My overall impression of the game:
If you have played any of the Amazing Adventures or Mystery PI games and liked or loved them then you should this one as well. I find myself coming to these type of games when I need a break from all the "wandering around" and trying to figure stuff out.
For me, while the graphics are really good for the most part, there were a couple of scenes kinda dark as a few items were in total darkness, some were really small, blended into the scene really good, and some I was looking too hard as they were right there in front of me so I did have to some hints.
While I'm not a fan of the puzzles I didn't skip any of these. Not even the repeat the sequence cause I hate these but thank goodness that didn't go on for too long.
The timed option I found this to be very generous in giving time to complete the missions as I was never even close to running out of time.
As for game length: Well this is definitely worth $6.99. Many hours of game play here as I looked at the high scores as it will state your time. Some as long as 15 hours however for me 9 hours, 24 minutes and 31 seconds to be exact.
Thanks Big Fish and developer for a great game here. I sure hope to see more of these Amazing Adventures along with Mystery PI games.
As always definitely give it a whirl and decide for yourself.
P.S. A note to the Big Fish since I know for a fact you read these reviews: I'm not sure why you have this game listed under "adventure" because there is no "adventure" to this game. Just a HO game with some puzzles. A smile and wink here: Is is because the name of the game has "adventure" in it? LOL!
June 2, 2012
TOTALLY MISLEADING GAME TITLE
Developers who intentionally put exciting titles on dreadfully dull games deserve a one star rating. I am so thankful I did not purchase this based on the title!
* The only "Amazing" aspect of this game is that the developers found someone to publish it.
* There is no "Adventure" -- just finding tons of objects in the same locations, over and over, that have no tie-in with the game.
* The game is not about medieval knights as one would assume from the title & artwork -- it's about knights on a chessboard.
* The "bonus" feature of the game is that you get to collect crowns. And collecting all of them unlocks an Endless Mode where you can collect the SAME hidden objects at all the SAME locations yet AGAIN.
* Puzzle types repeat and are super simple.
As one reviewer mentioned previously, this type of game is where the awesome HOPA games of today got their start. That may be true, but it doesn't make Amazing Adventures good enough to play to the end.
October 12, 2012
I love the amazing adventure series ,nothing fancy just looking for hidden objects and simple puzzles. A wonderfully relaxing way to spend a day. The larger more complicated games are great also but every now and then you just like to get back to basics with fun relaxing game play and this game and others in this series do just that.
June 2, 2012
No captivating storyline however great HO scenes.
From the company that brought you amazing adventures series here's another game that for those who got hooked to the previous ones probably would like to have this one in their inventory as well. For those who played previous games in this series, we all know it's the same concept, same quality same good old playtime. For those who haven't played any game of this series, forget the story, 'cause there ain't one. The developers of this game will educate you with facts about your adventure but I prefer to just play so I skip the history lesson I won't remember it anyway I feel smart as it is. I am all about hidden objects and this game has bunch of those scenes. The graphics are well made, clear and not so difficult to find, there's a hint option, you get more points if you go through the game without using it though. You gotta find also extra objects in this game there are 2 crowns each scene. No need for a long school day for this one, It's all plain and simple to understand how to play this game. The music is repetitive but not really annoying even soothing a bit, I almost fell asleep to it! I recommend to download the demo and see how it feels. If you're into finding those illusive objects in a clutter environment high probability you will want to own this game.
June 2, 2012
Love these HOGS!!
Like the other Adventure stories I thoroughly enjoyed this one!!!....The graphics were great & I like that you get bonus points at the end of each scene, even if you did have to use the hint button a couple of times.....The level of challenge was just right....Some of the crowns were hard to find as were a few of the hidden objects but not so where you wrack your brain trying to find them.....I really love these straight HOGS every once in awhile.....It gives you a break from the deep, dark games & the running back & forth.....This game was as good or maybe a little better than the other Adventure games......I highly recommend this game for the players who, like me, enjoy a good, straight HOG......Thank you BFG & the developers for another great game....
June 1, 2012