Timeless: The Lost Castle
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
Challenging and Lengthy
Save the life of a young girl being held captive by nefarious hooded characters...
Great length of game play (on the middle setting I spent about 9 hours over three days) and a moderate number of HOS. I consider this game to have lots of puzzles and generally that turns me off, but most of these were fairly simple - a few not so much so.
There is no map, so you will have to do a bit of back and forth, but they keep the active field reasonably sized, so you're only moving 3-5 clicks at a time when you're required to return to a previous location. I did find myself challenged once or twice when I needed to use a hint to figure out what to do next.
I found the story line enjoyable and the game play sufficiently logical to hold my interest. I would definitely check out future games by these devs.
July 21, 2013
Very Good Puzzles And Music
Enjoyable game though somewhat tedious roaming around to find pieces. Most of the game is roaming around finding pieces, though there are some hidden object (HO) scenes. Excellent appropriate, atmospheric music and ambient sounds! Graphics ? good. There is a journal which is useful. No map!
You can play casual, normal, or expert. I played casual.
Puzzles are interesting, fresh takes on standard puzzle fare. Lots of puzzles.
The story is interesting. It is one of the elements which adds to make this a good game; but, it is not the focal point.
All in all a decent puzzle, HO, adventure game.
Length 6+ hrs
March 31, 2013
This game for me is challenging almost to frustration! I'm playing in Expert mode so the hint charges very slowly. I find myself going back and forth trying to figure out what to do at times and unfortunately when I've used the Hint, it tells me time to move on - grrrr!!! The graphics are really nice and I like the music, it changes with the scenes at times which is good. The HOS are nice, not a lot of clutter and at times interactive. There is no guide and so far no walk through so I'm stuck but will go back and keep going back and forth until I find something!
February 13, 2013
I Bought It
I bought this game but haven't finished it yet. Just wanted to say I think it is a nice game, good graphics, cutscenes, interesting puzzles. Not the best but I think it is good. :)
February 9, 2013
A Surprise Winner!!
I bought this game as a "Daily Deal", after playing the free hour, and despite the fact that it didn't have a walkthrough, and I admit to being a coward, and needing that security blanket to see me through most of the game I play, as I am still somewhat of a novice. I am so pleased that I took the plunge and bought this little gem. I only got stuck once through the whole game, and I will admit I had to go to another game site, and use their walkthrough, just to get me over this one hurdle. Other than that I found the game intriguing, and a great deal of fun to play. I tend to rate a game highly if I'm not constantly going to the hint button, and this one only had one real sticking point, and after that was sensible, and logical, which I've found other game to be anything but. The graphics were crystal clear, and sharp, and the story was wonderful, and kept me interested all the way through. I even managed to complete some, but not all of the puzzles, (don't like puzzle, and tend to skip them unless they are so easy my dog could do them). I never have the music playing as I find it annoying and distracting, so can't comment on that. Overall I really liked this game, and would heartily recommend it
February 20, 2014
Good long game that wasn't too easy
I enjoyed this game to include the HOGs. They were sprinkled throughout the story but not overly so. I found this to be fairly challenging and at times you have a lot of inventory items but are not sure what to do next.
July 22, 2013
Has a great twist to the story
Timeless: the lost castle
This game was good in length as I took over 5 hours and I played on casual
The music was good it didn?t take away from the game and I felt it matched the atmosphere of the game well.
Graphics where excellent I really enjoyed them all throughout the game.
The story took a great twist for me that I did not see coming and I loved that about the game.
It had more than one different kind of HO which I enjoy (sometimes doing the same ho scenes gets repetitive making the game feel drawn out and boring) I do however wish there would have been more different kinds.
The puzzles could be a little weird at times but had good difficulty level throughout all of them.
I enjoyed the spy glass I like having an extra twist on things
There were no voice overs and I really missed that in this game. Voice overs would have made it so much more than it already was and would have really given you the feel that you were really there as the rest of the game already had that going for it.
There was a lot of backtracking and sometimes I felt as though I had forgotten something as there are times when you have to go all the way to the beginning to finish, get or accomplish something (a pet peeve. I don?t mind a little backtracking but this one had a lot) sometimes I even forget where I was because I had to go back so far.
SO IN ALL
I would recommend this game as it was a great length and was fun despite the few cons it was still worth the buy.
So I hope ya all enjoy!
May 29, 2013
What a good time!
The demo time passed so quickly that I didn't even realize I was out of time. The art is well done and really quite detailed. I gave the visual/ sound quality a three as there were no voiceovers, but the music was quite nice and didn't become annoying. The were no special trappings and I did miss the map a little because of the running around (which didn't interfere with my enjoyment of the game). The hos were nice because they weren't all the same and gave it variety. The mini games were not overly difficult yet were not boring. They were there for a purpose. The storyline became involving which is why I lost track of time. All in all a good SE and well worth a credit.
March 22, 2013
Buy It On Sale
BASED ON COMPLETED GAME
How we got involved in this mess is never explained, but we find ourselves on a deserted blimp as it?s about to self-destruct. A guy in a red hood tells us we must SAVE A LITTLE GIRL, which I?m in favour of, but his behaviour is odd, and I just can?t trust him.
On the ground, we?re left to fend for ourselves in a strange MEDIEVAL CASTLE on a snow capped peak. Despite repeat appearances from the other characters, the story does not really occupy us. That?s left for the gameplay.
Plenty of both HOs and PUZZLES in this one. I would think there was something for everyone. HOs are two types, LIST by words and by silhouette. The games are not very hard, although I did have to use the DIRECTIONAL HINT quite a bit to find out what to do next. It was not very obvious.
Also, this is a geographically large game, with NO MAP, and inventory is often overflowing as you wander about trying to find that puzzle where the widget was needed.
With NO WALKTHROUGH, and actions which I would have called a mini-game or puzzle having no skip option, it was touch and go for a while whether I?d be able to finish at one stage. (Thank you forum fishies).
Also, SKIP is quite slow even on Casual. So, while not being particularly hard, it still was a challenge.
This is not a long game, and there is nothing that makes it stand out, but it?s a decent little game. Picked up on sale, it?s not a bad buy.
April 27, 2013