Eternal Journey: New Atlantis Collector's Edition
Very disappointed in visual/sound quality
I bought the game without playing the demo first, something I very rarely do. But the overwhelming number of 5-star reviews convinced me to buy.
I enjoyed the game overall but the cut-scenes were abysmal failures. The sound and video were totally out of sync. I have a fairly high-end machine so I'm baffled by this.
Finally, the "extra" game play seemed tacked on and the ending left me confused to say the least.
November 11, 2012
It was good, but...
So slow loading between scenes
October 26, 2012
This game would appeal to both men and women. The graphics are excellent and the story has as much appeal as a good sci-fi movie. I only gave this 4 instead of 5 stars because ratings would be a good idea for these games. It has an adult subject manner, with adult relationships and some scary sequences. Overall, I don't waste my time writing a review unless the game really captures my attention and imagination. This one is a must buy!
October 7, 2012
Nearly played the whole demo, casual as always for demos
- 9 chapters + bonus play
- Integrated SG
- Map, you can jump from one place to another, shows areas of interest
- Voice-over and very realistic life "sounds"
- Hint refills quickly (casual) and is useful outside HO
- Skip button
- Mini games pretty easy
- H0, you interact, sometimes need 2 objects to get one
- Good clear graphics
- Story...well you'll see !!
Definitely not keen on SF (though I was glad that even in an advanced civilization you still needed sticky tape and tweezers...) so this game is not a buy for me.And I found the game really easy, but I'm sure a lot of fishies will enjoy it.
July 22, 2012
Fairly decent game
This game was pretty good, but it seems like there is too much story and not enough action. I would prefer to skip the story. The complexity was good for someone new to the genre, but I have played a lot of these games and it seemed too easy for me.
July 27, 2012
I'm not a fan of finding mostly the same objects in every HO, but it was still fairly entertaining.
August 18, 2012
Too many cut scenes, give me the story and leave me alone. The graphics were good, but thats all
August 1, 2012
Well thought-up gameplay, but too easy for inters & experts
As a regular BFGamer, I've been through my fair share of the really good BFGames, so I can confidently say this is not bad as far as the good ones go. But it is not fabulous, and I will explain why.
The story is pretty cheesy, but it's consistent. Graphics and sound rate very well too. The only letdown for me was that the gameplay was ridiculously easy.
There are only two gameplay options - Casual and Expert. I usually go for Advanced / Custom (because while I really enjoy figuring it all out on my own, sometimes I'm just too lazy to really stretch my juices). So in this case between Casual and Expert, I really didn't have a choice but to go for Expert.
I was really quite surprised when the prompts literally gave everything away. For e.g., you come across a statue head with one gem eye. The obvious correct step would be to retrieve a gem for the other eye. But when you click on the missing eye (just to ensure you're not missing some other vital clue), the prompt says "This statue is missing a gem eye". That was like "Hello? I'm supposed to figure this out thanks?"
The puzzles were child's play, even for someone who's not picky about the puzzles (and usually skips when they're too hard).
Regardless of this, I stuck at it anyway because I'm a sucker for ploughing through mysteries. I don't regret getting it, and I think the producers deserve credit for the very good effort (and there certainly was effort, compared to some of the worse ones out there), but if you're an intermediate player like me, you might want to reconsider getting this.
And if you are an expert looking for a challenge, this game is definitely NOT for you.
It is however superb for beginners.
April 19, 2014
Didn't work for me....
This is a review of the trial version. I decided not to buy it.
Thought I would try this game as it was a different story line than the "haunted houses" HO games #not that I mind them, but thought I'd try a change#.
The good: Graphics and especially the cut scenes were really, really good. A map that shows you where you are, if you still need to do something in that location and allows you to teleport to that location.
The not so good: Even though the video was good, I want to play a game, not watch a movie--too many videos, in my opinion.
The bad: Generally speaking, you would find a missing object in or near the same scene. I didn't come across any puzzles, it was just a matter of finding things to fix something or complete something to make a door open, at least in this trIal version. HO scenes were very easy and I played in expert mode. I just couldn't get into the storyline. It didn't hold my interest and I made myself finish the trial period so I could give an adequate review.
July 27, 2012
Boring, annoying and too easy
Even though the developers are trying out a Sci-Fi theme, they end up making a boring, very easy and a waste-of-time-game.
This review is based on the demo.
There are many places to, but backtracking is easy as there is a rather good map.
It is a drawn game - fairly good, but as only the main-items are detailed, I'd call it avarage.
Some might like the storyline, but as I chose to skip the boring cut-scenes I very soon ended up doing this and that only travelling by the map - I realized that I (for once) didn't really care about the story
- The items are crisp, clear and easy to find
- There is a very good map that takes you wherever you want very easy & it shows where there are things to do
- Many and loooong cutscenes - I soon decided to skip them as I didn't really get any useful information... and the grafics were not pretty enough to make them enjoyable
-The minigames are easy - almost ridicilous
-I just hate when HO-scenes do not give you the full item-list at once. It's so annoying.
I played with the sound off, so the medium rating on the sound/visual is given just to be fair
The demo is about half the game, and I did the full demo in 47 mins, so I suppose the full game will take me a little over 2 hours ... BUT... if you watch all the cutscenes and read the newspapers and files closely... maybe double or tripple the time.
Most certainly not a game for me, but children or beginners might like the game... try it out for yourself before buying !!!!
July 22, 2012