Timeless: The Lost Castle
I loved it and am looking for the next one. I needed the hint button a few times more than usual. Recommend! The HOS were crowded, and the silhouettes were a real challenge. But overall one of the better ones.
February 27, 2013
what a little gem of a game, very different and it is not a c.e. wow, that is all we seem to get nowadays, still playing it and have not got bored, so got to be good, give it a try, you will be pleasantly suprised.
February 22, 2013
Hard Puzzles, Good Graphics
TITLE?Timeless: The Lost Castle
VERSION?Standard Edition (full game)
GENRE?Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure (fantasy)
STORYLINE?Haunted by nightmares of a red-cloaked figure, you board a flying ship for Europe but find yourself diverted to a castle amidst snow-covered mountains. You're tasked with releasing the spirit of a young girl, and soon discover that treachery is afoot.
GAMEPLAY?The Lost Castle is a puzzle-heavy adventure game with both list and silhouette HO scenes here and there. For a change, the puzzles are exceedingly difficult, not the throwaway time-wasters we're used to. You'll be firing some neurons on this one! The HO scenes are, for the most part, fairly simple with some interactive elements.
INTERFACE?Standard point 'n' click traveling and picking up of items. Your cursor changes to an eye to examine, a hand to pick up, and turning gears when an item is needed. Also, the jewel set in the cursor turns blue when you mouse over an area of interest, something that's easy to miss. You have the usual hint button as well as a journal which records your adventure and clues you discover. Something new: you also have a magic lens which reveals invisible items. It flashes when you can use it.
TECHNICAL?Not truly a bug, but there are several puzzles where clicking to pick up a piece, then clicking to place it does not work. You must drag 'n' drop each piece. Remember this and it'll save you a LOT of hair=pulling.
GRAPHICS?Quite beautiful background vistas, textures, and item renders. The HOS were clearly defined and the perspective and proportion were good. The colors were fantastic. Animation was minimal.
CUTSCENES?Stuttering animation. Not lifelike.
MUSIC?Honestly, I didn't really notice it, so it must have been minimal and not annoying.
SOUND?Appropriate and not irritating is about all I can say.
SUMMARY?The only things holding me back from a 5-star rating on The Lost Castle are the lack of voiceovers, decent animation, and music. The storyline, while not unique, was fairly well-done and the ending was not abrupt. The graphics were beautiful. The puzzles were really well thought out. I definitely recommend this game if you like puzzles.
February 20, 2013
ALL SORTS OF THINGS GOING ON
Wizards, airships, hooded man in red, orbs, mysterious girl in white -- all combined into a well-constructed fluid plot with no voice overs and clear, crisp graphics. HOS are clearly visible ? using silhouette and word lists. Objects can be combined in the combining bowl. Nice mix of fun puzzles and mini-games. Music is good; non-intrusive. 3 modes of play.
February 15, 2013
Wow really good
This game had everything and in an SE package too! Beautiful art work, great music that changed with each location, very tricky inventory objects, tons of locations and an artifact you actually used. The storyline was interesting and the game was full of puzzles. The hint system had directional arrows when you needed it and the HO scenes were clear and well drawn. You begin in an airship and then crash land on an island to continue the adventure. There are a lot of locations to explore including time portals to other areas. My only critique is that the artifact hardly glows so I would sometimes not notice that I had to use it and therefore was stuck a few times. But once I realized that I just watched it more closely. Really good game where you get to fly planes, make potions and solve many puzzles. Well worth the price and great entertainment. Would higly recommend.
March 20, 2013
for those who want to engage a little
deserves five stars on everything, original puzzles sometimes difficult, hidden objects well made (not chaotic) and not too many, a great job by these developers. I must say that the length of the game is decent 5 hours. (opinion based on game completed)
March 19, 2013
Another good title in the series
If this game had a "jump" map, it would have been 5 stars for me.
There are lots of varied places to see and interact with, the storyline tracks well, the artwork is superb, the hidden object scenes are clear and they are of 2 types, the hint system is quite useful and replenishes pretty quickly, and, finally, there are lots of new puzzles.
Too much back & forthing for my taste unfortunately and that's exacerbated by the lack of a good map.
March 16, 2013
Sad its all over!
Great game, has kept me out of trouble, though not been able to get on with the housework as couldn't stop playing it. I'm just sad that it's finished, loved the puzzles they keep the brain ticking over .... what to play next? wish a recommendation would now appear for me :)
March 13, 2013
I really liked this game. It seemed like it took me forever! The mini-games were not too easy, The HO games were fun. The music and art are great. I can't say enough about this game without spoiler alerts. There were some confusing spots, but I like that if you get turned around in the game you can use the hint to just give you an idea of what direction you should go.
March 12, 2013
Outstanding Game, Loved it !!!!
This was one of the best games I've played. I thought the puzzles were great with not too many HOG's. I prefer a game with a lot of puzzles and few HOG's. The puzzles were very challenging and would not been able to do them without the walkthrough!!!!!
March 9, 2013