The Agency of Anomalies: The Last Performance Collector's Edition
An enjoyable game
There are so many of these sorts of games out at the moment that some are starting to blur into others - and unfortunately this is one of them. They are fun to play, but once finished it gets somewhat forgotten.
Graphics are well done and caters for widescreen.
Standard hidden object games, plus a few silhouette ones as well. I had no trouble finding any objects.
Basic achievements earned along the way, and bonus 'record' to find in each scene.
Strategy guide was easy to use, but I only needed it a couple of times. I never used the hint button.
Puzzle games were generally easy, although rather than each one being different, they were done in sets which was a little repetitious.
Storyline could have done with an overhaul. I was confused at the beginning as to what was going on, but still had no trouble working out who the 'bad-guy' was. Left me slightly disinterested.
Bonus game followed on from main storyline, but wasnt essential to it.
Both main and bonus games were passable lengths.
If it came to CE versus SE, I think i would still get the CE - more for the strategy guide than the bonus chapter.
October 3, 2012
A Good Play!
Despite not really enjoying previous AoA games, I really liked this one.
Favourite part of the game would have to be the Hidden Object Scenes. I really liked these, they were a great challenge and fun to play.
At first I didn't really get the storyline, but after a while I really enjoyed it.
Great graphics, they are very clear and well designed, almost realistic.
The hint and skip buttons recharged very fast.
Built in strategy guide was included, but I prefered to use the hint.
I did like the use of an amulet in this game.
There was a bit of going back and forth in the game, but I didn't mind.
At times I was stuck in the game.
The puzzles are stupid. I didn't like them at all. They were too hard and a waste of time.
That was pretty much the one and only bad thing in this game. I thouroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone!
October 10, 2012
Great but hated bonus game puzzles...
I loved everything about this game and had planned on a 5 star rating due to the originality of the puzzles and just the game in general, HOWEVER the bonus game was so terrible in my opinion that I never finished that aspect of the game. I had played with no skips or hints which I always do with a strategy guide because if you get stuck there's help and in the bonus game it stayed the same HOWEVER the bonus game puzzles were all the same like doing the same concept over and over and over. And the game it was, was impossible to do even with a strategy guide because it was so tedious that I decided to not finish it completely which is fine because there is an actual ending in the game itself. SOO long story short, 5 stars for the standard, 4 for the CE because of the bonus game.
I love the fact this developer has the items to put back in the scene, my only wish would be to add those kinds of scenes to the bonus game as well. Kudos.
December 9, 2012
The Agency of Abnormalities:Last Performance CE
I haven't even finished this game, and already purchased it! Thus far, there is a great mix of puzzles/HO. I usually don't like having to go back and forth between scenes, but this one was different. The story line is cute, and not too dark. Great change from the usual dark games that have been increasingly seen. Thank you for a great game. Can't wait to finish it!
September 16, 2012
Just the right amount of challenge
I enjoyed this game very much. The storyline was fun and the games were not typical with just the right amount of challenge and feelings of accomplishment when the player was ready to move on. I really loved the extra abilities the player gained also.
September 24, 2012
Interesting and fun game
I enjoyed playing the demo and time flew by rather quickly. I played in hardcore mode, so I found myself scratching my head on some of the mini games.
I will buy as a SE, but not a CE.
September 16, 2012
September 13, 2012
Game was ok
Well after finishing the game, I have came to the conclusion that I wished I had waited for the SE to come out and played that instead. I would have been fine with game ending where it ended before the bonus game. The main reasons being the mini games and the HOS scenes. They kept repeating themselves, and began to get on my nerves, and it wasn't long before I couldn't wait to get the game over and done with..I got the feeling the devs felt the same way..
September 16, 2012
TOO MUCH JUMPING FROM LOCATION TO LOCATION
Along with the previous Anomalies game, Mystic Hospital, this one was no better. Cinderstone Orphanage was the best of the three. Again, in this case, the sequels are not always as good as the original. The storyline was about the paranormal which is a subject I enjoy. The VOs were good but it lacked in animation. Going from location to location was tedious. The hint button, which refilled quickly, was my guide to getting from place to place. HOs were repeated to look for different items. Mini games and puzzles were also tedious and difficult so I skipped them. Was happy when the game finally ended.
September 27, 2012
Way too much walking back and forth
I took a break from gaming and now I know why.It is all this walking to and fro that makes the game longer and not the gameplay itself.Why can't you find what you need in one area,complete it, and then move on to a new sceen..I simply cannot give it a better rating because of this.The graphics are well done but not worth my time.Sorry I bought this one.
March 17, 2013