Alexander the Great: Secrets of Power
Turn Down the Voices
Outdated and boring. Scenes are slow to buffer. The main character's voice is irritating, and he talks way too much. I did find the graphics to be unusual and interesting, with the objects in the HOS being quite well camouflaged -- moderately challenging but not all that difficult to find. Ultimately, it was the main character's voice-overs that did me in. I couldn't stand one more syllable!
May 14, 2014
Not for me!
The game seems old. Technology has improved so much that I wondered at the jumpy screens and the poor voiceovers. If you move too fast the scene freezes momentarily. It was too annoying and too badly drawn to pique my interest past the demo.
I tried but I would not even waste a free game coupon on this.
July 31, 2014
an ok game for beginners
Had this game been issued 4 yrs. ago I probably would have bought it without any hesitation. However what with all the good games with superior production values that are out today, Alexander just doesn't cut it. I noticed something at the onset of the game when Alexander himself is introduced.
The man is from the Middle East part of the planet yet the devs have him blond and blue eyed. Just this alone is a sign that the devs are not practicing due diligence.. The HOG scenes are a bit better than average with some items cleverly hidden in plain sight. The mini games and puzzles are ( at least in the demo ) way to easy. The story line mixes a supposed reality with fantasy. One of the items that A the G owned and which our detective must find is a crown owned by none other than Hercules. While A the G was a real man, Herc has always been a myth. Another sign the devs are not doing their homework and this dev has issued some fine games . The best part of A the G is the use of stunning graphics. There are some long winded voice overs and the talkers lips move in a bogus fashion. As my review title indicates, this might be an ok game for players fairly new to the genre. For most HOGgers with experience, this game falls short of the mark. Judge for yourself.
November 21, 2012
My favorite games are the HO ones. This one has some good graphics until you get to a HOS, then it's blurry and the items are small and difficult to find. The character acting is not very good at all. The story has a lot of potential but fell flat. I played for about 45 minutes and decided that I would not be buying it.
November 21, 2012
Devs, better get back to R&D Dept! Herc & AtG????? Not only that, as in the "precis" to this game, HUGE grammar mistake in the lead-in sentence. Would "EMBUED the crown..." make sense????? Having read prior reviews (immediately upon reading "precis") was expecting a "Z Grade" game - in that I was not disappointed ... definite Z :'(
(sigh) ... back to the "drawing boards" peeps :((
November 21, 2012
Seriously buggy game, to the point of unplayable
I bought this and regret it. The first time I played it, I reached the point where I was told to apply the restorer to the manuscript but it wouldn't drop out of hint mode and I couldn't. Then I played it again and got past that point but when I had my choice of the three new destinations, the game crashed en route to two of them (Alexandria and India). I was able to get to the third destination but after some gameplay it hung while trying to load what it said was a bonus chapter. It was also generally slow to load. Worst purchase from BFG in about 7 years of membership.
August 9, 2014