Motor Town: Soul of the Machine
I knew my car had a soul!!
Okay - maybe it doesn't, but I swear I think it does now and then..lol. This game is lots of fun! The graphics are outstanding - gorgeous color, great environments, crisp design. Hidden object scenes are a bit junky, but everything can be found, but use the entire scene, including the edges, as some things are very cleverly hidden. I only needed the hint button twice in the entire game for a hidden object scene and, as usual, the items were right in front of me. The music is appropriate for the game, as are the ambient sounds. The ghosts in the game are well done and voice-overs are adequate. The hint system fills pretty quickly on casual mode and is very helpful outside the hidden object scenes. There is a lot of back and forth, so put on your walking shoes, but, if you get lost, the hint button will put you right back on track. The game is long for an SE - and I really enjoyed four long evenings of play, but, I play slowly, really checking things out, so it may not be that long for others. There is a ton of stuff to do, lots of inventory to find and use and hidden object scenes are interactive. I really enjoyed the game. It never bogged down or felt slow - the story moved along well and the ending was adequate. Try the game if you want a few evenings of great game play and decide for yourself if a car can have soul!
February 18, 2013
While the game's production is nothing outstanding, it is good with crisp, detailed artwork and good music. The game play is well designed with mostly "normal" use of objects and not a whole lot of running around. The HOS are the usual with some IA, and the puzzles are good. There isn't a map, but the HINT button points you in the right direction. The story is OK and is well told with a journal.
This game is nothing to write home about, but I found it to be very enjoyable to play without it being a real chore as in some games.
February 18, 2013
Motor Town Soul of the Machine
this is a relatively easy game, so far, it has 2 play modes. The graphics are a little blurry at times, the voice over can be annoying, but not off putting. The ho's are ok somewhat grainy inplaces but manageable. You are in search of an inventer who believes cars have souls.
the items you find in the Ho's are soon used close to where they were found in some cases. I find it an enjoyable game and I think you will too , suitable for beginners too. enjoy
February 16, 2013
I thought this was a cute game...a little different from the norm. I shall use one of my freebie coupons on this...it was kinda cute.
July 4, 2013
It was good
Overall it was a good game and I enjoyed the play. There were some moments that did not flow well and puzzles that were occasionally too easy. Also, the voiceovers were consistently poor. I would however recommend this game. The graphics were really interesting. I thought the scenes were at times breathtaking and chilling in their detail.
July 3, 2013
Almost a 5,
...but the end was unclear. It probably was because as a Non-CE version, the developers had a deadline.
Still, if you've seen the movie "Cars", http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317219/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 , you'd notice this game is about living cars with a twist.
This goes above and beyond your average romance-gone-bad or other adventure involving spirit.
June 30, 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
Not exactly an exciting game!
Help the reporter to find the odd inventor who believes that cars have soul!
- Graphics somewhat blurry in the cutscenes, not really good VO, but good music.
- Two play modes
- Dark scenes
- Found objects are soon employed - and appears what you should do, even in advanced mode.
- HOS interactive, easy
- Mini games known, and not challenging
I found the game a bit obvious. You do not have to think too hard to accomplish the tasks.
Even I do not think the game needs to be very challenging to entertain, this is too easy.
Try the free trial and judge for yourself.
February 12, 2013
I am on the fence with this game. I really liked the story and the creepy atmosphere of the whole thing, and it stretched out the time between finding new locations, so you have a lot of fun exploring. The artwork is amazing, but not always in a good way. I have never seen junk piles like this! They ought to get some kind of award for this; they bring new meaning to 'messy'. Even in scenes that are not HOs the junk and mess are incredible. After a bit, I started to feel kind of queasy from the filth of it all... but I've got to admit a lot of work must have gone into making the detailed art. There is a fair mix of HO and puzzles. The only thing is the logic of some of the puzzles is very fuzzy, unless of course I am just dense, which is not out the realm of reality, I admit. I had to skip a couple of the puzzles as I just could not understand the directions or make the leap of logic the devs were looking for. I did like the refilling lists and interactive play in the HOs though. All in all, I recommend trying this game and judging for yourself.
February 12, 2013
Grew On Me
I was bored at first but it got better as it went along. Regular Hoes and nicely done but nothing too fancy. No morphing images, no interactions with surrounding life, bugs, animals. Leaned toward the element of surprise which perked my interest a little. Music was pretty good. Graphics were good and voice over fairly good. The game has potential but needs to be vamped up. I would get this as a freebee only so I am not sure if recommending it is the right thing.
February 14, 2013