Motor Town: Soul of the Machine
Motor Town: Soul Of the Machine Hits The Mark
I really liked this game. It just seemed to flow so well. The hand-drawn scenes were beautiful. Lots of quirky characters. Loved the 50's rebel with the guitar and the 70's hippie.
Good soundtrack; not overdone. Plenty of the things we expect in a HOPA, A nice variety of mini-games, puzzles and hidden objects. Hidden objects were clear and not over-crowded No over-click penalties and that is a plus for me.
Great hint button, "It did not give you the answer". It gave you a direction to go in so you could make your own discoveries. Trotting around was minimal and I found my way very easily from scene to scene. The journal was a life-saver on solving some of difficult puzzles. It took me a while to figure out the locker combination and then it all of a sudden hit me. I really like a challenge when it comes to the mini-games and puzzles.
A straight-forward game, familiar plot with a interesting twist. Enjoyed playing Motor Town and will play it again very soon.
Good work devs and thank you BFG for another wonderful game experience.
March 22, 2013
A+++ masterpeace of 2013
This is a very beautiful stunning breathtaking game that IS underestimated by the audience. I loved every aspect of it - very well developed storyline mixed with excellent graphics smart puzzles and high quality ambient sound FX. I do not know why people say bad words about it. It is a real mega hit of 2013.
March 20, 2013
A Street Car named anybody but Desire
Review based upon completion of the game.
You are a bored journalist looking for a big story. Your editor sends you to check up on an inventor, who soon turns up missing. From now on the story is a bit out there...
+ good game length (for me about 5 hours)
+ very well done videos and voice-overs
+ hint system works very good
+ usually clear what to do next
+ varied puzzles
o as mentioned above, the story is a bit out there
o no map, but for most areas it's clear that you have no more business there
- most puzzles are a bit trivial
- sometimes area exits aren't too clear
Bottom Line: I have seen much less quality in CE games. If you are into ghosts and science fiction, definitely give this game a try!
March 19, 2013
before you buy be aware no walkthrough but forum helps
it is not a hard game to play so a walkthrough isn't really needed. you will have to think a little. hints/skips charge fast so that helps. i used the forum once. i figured the rest out. no sound was used. i played casual.
March 18, 2013
Excellent. must try!
I bought this game simply because it's from Alawar. I don't try the demo as I know it will be good. In fact, this game sold as an SE surprises me. This game has a good quality factor like a CE should have, only it doesn't have a map but it doesnt matter because the hint button is helpful. It shows you where to go, not tells you WHAT to do. I am not an English native speaker and I never remember what room is in what place. There is little backtracking and it's quite easy to navigate that you know what you should do if you find an inventory item. Still, I don't see why this game receives bad rating for some people. The fact that Alawar releases this game itself as an SE but it has a quality like a CE is already good. I wish Alawar could produce more games like this.
March 17, 2013
MAYBE I EXPECTED SOMETHING MORE
Review based on completed game in casual mode
Animation/VOS - Good
IHOS - Grayish junkpiles, repeated. Eight items listed but when one is found, another is added. Objects listed in red require interaction
Misclick Penalty - None
Map - None
Hint - Moderate to fast recharge and gives directions
Journal - Keeps record of info, photos, codes, etc.
Puzzles/Mini-Games - Varied levels of difficulty. Skip has moderate charge
I was waiting for the big finish but somehow I believe there may be a sequel in the works.
March 16, 2013
Good rainy day game
I completed this game in about 4 hours. The mini games were not very challenging, but interesting. There wasn't a whole lot of back tracking, everything you needed was usually within a few scenes of the needed location. The hidden object scenes were not challenging at all. The graphics were decent, with an eerrie feel throughout. The storyline was different but without any surprises. I completed the game without using the hint button once. Overall however, it kept my interest during a rainy afternoon.
March 5, 2013
One of The Best
This game was right down my alley. It was so good to not have monsters and skulls all over the place. The HOs were clear but were still somewhat of a challenge and I liked the interaction. The game is long so I feel you get your moneys worth. No map but the hint button takes you where you need to go. Found items are generally used close by. (Not always) The music was not annoying. A stress reducer in my book. This might not be what an expert would enjoy.
February 26, 2013
What you should not buy.
This game is terrible. It is not the least bit intuitive. The cursors don't even work correctly. Animation is poor. Picking up objects is very awkward and usually takes several trys just to pick it up.
February 25, 2013
I love HOGs, but sometimes I would like something just alittle different and this game fit the bill. Cars with souls, along with creepy scenery, fun mini-games all in a SE, it's a win for me! Highly recommend!
February 25, 2013