Big City Adventure: Paris
I have enjoyed all the Big City games except this one. Many of the objects were too small or too dark. Some were completely unrecognizable. I play on a 26" monitor and still could not make out some of the objects. This is a change from the previous games. Instead of enjoying myself, I became frustrated. I pushed myself to the end of the demo and was glad when it was over.
December 24, 2012
Not my favorite of Big City Adventures
I was so excited to see a new BCA I bought it immediately. I have all of the BCA games and love them, however, this one does not rate as good as the previous ones. The scenes just aren't as likeable to me as previous games, the items seem very small and at times in such cluttered places you really can barely see them. I don't mind a challenge but it's a game and I want to relax and enjoy it. I do love all of the mini games (except the jigsaw puzzles - just don't like those!) and the music is nice, it has a little of a French feel to it. In the previous games you also picked which character you are, in this one you don't. All in all a good game just not up to par with the ones they've done in the past.
December 22, 2012
Gave Me a Headache
If you have very good eyesight and enjoy looking for small, well-blended hidden objects, this may be the game for you. It gave me a headache and I stopped playing after 20 minutes. I did play long enough to do several scenes and several mini-games though. I have played all the previous BCA's and I do believe some of the hidden objects are smaller than previously used, but overall it is the same format. Mini-games are same old, same old. Nothing new here. As another reviewer stated, the postcards shown between each scene are supposed to be artsy, but are merely blurry. Since the are used for the jigsaw puzzles, it is very irritating to the eyes. I would only recommend this game to people who LOVE this format and have very good eyes. You might not have such good eyesight when you are done!
December 22, 2012
Fun, relaxing, challenge (but not too), nothing scary or dark
Love this game, the puzzles between scenes are a nice break from only HOG scenes, the challenge is difficult enough to not get boring, the ability to have hints or add time is a nice bonus. The music is pleasant, this is a game I RECOMMEND HIGHLY. I play these games while healing from long term illness, they are a delightful change from reading and TV, and they keep my mind active. I don't like the dark HOG and these Big City adventures are games I will be adding to my collection.
January 28, 2013
I love the Big City Adventure games. They give you fun hidden object scenes with some history of the big city and puzzles. However this one was a little lack luster for me. Still good history to the places you explore, still good hidden object scenes that were actually difficult and still some pretty good puzzles...but still..I think it's missing something...
December 21, 2012
I love the Big City Adventure games, but this one was not quite as much fun as usual. I got tired of playing the same puzzles over and over, and a lot of the scenes were marble buildings, kind of boring. More variety would have been nice. By the end of the game there were no more multiple-hit tokens, and the items were harder to find, so I agonized my way through the last few to find the items. One thing I did like was the skip tokens, which made it possible to get past the most uninteresting puzzles. My favorite Big City Adventure so far is Vancouver; this one was nothing like that one.
January 3, 2013
bright colourful HO game
Fun for a while - nice to see some famous sites but a bit of a swizz really - game says you're off to the Eiffel tower and the HO scene is set in a gift shop! Hate the fact that after the first 20 or so locations they all start to repeat and in many cases the hidden objects are in the same place - disappointing. Overall easy colourful and diverting for a while but could be better.
January 1, 2013
once you played this game once like the other Big City Adventures, it remains unchanged and of the same. I did not like the game mainly because its boring me. I seen it before and one it before. This one is that its hard to see the items in the scene and I have a 23 inch screen computer. Get that...It needs to be updated with more to do instead of card playing scene, and the same ole same ole.. I wouldn't recommend it.
December 23, 2012
I am a huge fan of the Big City Adventure games and normally finish off the game within a few days of purchasing it. When I heard Paris was out, I was so excited and couldn't wait to purchase it. However, I do have to say, it wasn't what I expected. As some others have mentioned, some objects are a bit too dark and difficult to spot (which can often add to the challenge) but after a while, the fun was sucked out of the search. And what about the locations? The Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe...I'm searching in the gift shop? No altered angles or distant shots? The GIFT shop? One huge reason why I love these games so much are the brilliantly beautiful search locations. What's exciting and beautiful about the gift shop? I am barely a quarter through the game...and honestly have no interest to finish.
IDK...maybe Big Bear will get right on the next Big City Adventure.
December 29, 2012
Is this a repeat of BCA? I haven't played all the BCG'S but I know I have played these scenes before and I paid for it thinking it was a NEW BCA! If this is the case then Boo to the publishers of this game! I'm sure this will offend some ppl but gosh they should have *new scenes* if it's a new game.
February 20, 2013