Namariel Legends: Iron Lord
Playrix does it again!!
What a fantastic and LONG game! How did I miss this one when it came out? THANKS to all the reviewers who list their favorite games because that's how I found this little gem! No HOS and the best adventure I've been on in a long, long time.
Looking forward to the next adventure game Playrix has to offer!!
June 16, 2013
Rare Adventure Game
I downloaded probably 100's of games through the years and I am rating this as one of my top 10 (maybe even top 5) games! I too almost missed this gem. Super fun and fascinating game play, fun puzzles, some were really unique which I appreciate greatly. The story-line was to me, enthralling, different then most. Of course I am a fan of the mechanical steam punk themes so that didn't hurt! Great imagination went into this thoroughly entertaining game! Oh, and the graphics were top notch too!
June 14, 2013
WOW!!! A pure Adventure game - fantastic I love it...
Very good Adventure game, good story, good game play
it was exactly what I was looking for and to think I nearly
missed it just because it was marked as "Hidden Object"
Lucky I read the reviews telling me otherwise - thanks to you all
for letting us know!
June 12, 2013
Very good game
I decided to try the game after reading the other reviews and sooo glad I did. It is a little different from the norm. Good puzzles, absolutely no HOs, a good story and a really good length.
Fab, definitely recommend it!
June 8, 2013
Pure FUN!!! No HOS!! :)
Review of the completed game:
This is such a fantastic game!! Beautiful, surrealistic surroundings. Wonderful cutscenes and well animated characters? This all justifies the quite long download file (1,4 GB).
You can choose from 2 modes. There is no map, but you won?t miss one, as found items are used soon - not much back and forth. Directional hint. You may lock the inventory. The journal is very useful; documenting your story progress and including an encyclopedia of the creatures you?ve met. 12 achievements to earn.
Attached to the inventory, you?ll soon get a mindscope, a device for reading the mind of people or creatures. And there is Jim, a cute little robot, helping you to get things, which are out of reach for you!
It is a pure adventure-game with lots of interesting and some new, not too difficult minigames/ puzzles. There are NO hidden object scenes!!!!
This game provides you at least 4 hours gameplay (8 chapters) in casual mode!! This is quite long, if you consider that there are no HOS, which are always stretching a game?
High recommendable, especially for beginners, as it?s not too challenging but great fun and worth every single penny/ cent!!! :)
June 5, 2013
Really Fun Adventure
BASED ON DEMO
That is: NO HO SCENES & NO PUZZLING PUZZLES EITHER
I am not usually into these mechanical steam punk sort of games, but this one isn?t like any of that type that I?ve seen. It is as much FAIRY TALE as it is ROBOT INVASION.
There is a VERRRRY LONG intro that gives us the backstory, but it?s EXCITING and ATTRACTIVE and has wonderful MARCHING MUSIC to set the OMINOUS scene.
The kingdom of Namariel is invaded by robots led by the evil Iron Lord. We see the palace destroyed, the king humiliated, the queen fleeing. Heart rending stuff. Turns out, though, that this is all a show on your uncle?s mechanical music box. Or is it?
Your uncle is an INVENTOR and it is to him the king turns to for help. We are to go on a quest to seek out NOSTRAMUS, the seer who foretold the catastrophe. We never get to leave even, before the Iron Lord?s minions capture us and throw us into prison. Now we must ESCAPE and RESCUE our uncle, and make the JOURNEY to Nostramus.
We?ll have HELP along the way. We have a gadget which allows us to READ MINDS, a cute little ROBOT assistant to go where we can?t, and a strange SQUIRREL-LIKE critter who follows us around and is quite useful.
There is a lot of CUT-SCENES in this one, enough to really bug some people, but I found them fun. They are FLAWLESSLY DRAWN and the VOICEOVERS are EXCELLENT. Lips are out of sync, though.
All the ARTWORK is HIGH QUALITY and IMAGINATIVE.
The few PUZZLES so far have been VERY EASY, while the ADVENTURE ITSELF a bit more DIFFICULT for me. This was at least in part because I couldn?t COMPREHEND the mechanics.
But HINT is DIRECTIONAL, so I made do with that. NO MAP. I never even thought to look for SKIP. I don't think the game has one.
I like this game. I think it will appeal to those who usually like steam/mechanical games, but has a WIDER APPEAL, including those who enjoy a good FANTASY game with just a dash of *cute* as well.
It'd be EXCELLENT for ADVENTURE GAME amateurs (which includes me).
June 5, 2013
Kingdom attacked by an iron army, will you save it ?
Played the whole demo, regular
- 2 modes, regular, expert
- Voice overs
- No map
- 12 achievements to be gained throughout the game
- Shortly after starting the game you assemble a mind reading device. It goes at the bottom right of your screen, pretty useful with animals !
- A little later you get a little robot who will help you through tricky situations, it goes at the bottom left of your screen, next to the notebook
- Hint is extremely useful
- No H0
- Mini games are good and not over difficult
- Good graphics
- I got black bars at the top and bottom of my screen
A peaceful kingdom is attacked by an iron army, only the baby princess escape the castle. With the help of your uncle you try to save the kingdom and the prisoners. A very nice game, which is a nice change. Well worth a punch card credit.
June 5, 2013
Cartoon Puzzler game
Based on the demo, I am impressed with the game play of this release. Cartoon-like graphics but animated smoothly, most of the time; this is not pixar standard but good nonetheless.
It is a puzzle game with the player finding things to do to meet certain challenges and then finding the bits or completing a puzzle to activate them or, as is often the case, find that you need another piece to complete that you haven't found yet!
The characters that speak have voice over and text but the animation is rather like those japanese kung-fu movies where the lips move and speech come later and doesn't seem to tie in at all with the movements. Anyway, that aside, I found the game challenging enough without being infuriating. Some of the actions seem slightly illogical- I found myself doing one puzzle when I had no idea why I was doing it! That was revealed a little later when I had collected some of the other things I needed for the puzzle.
Some amusing moments in the demo - Guardian/Uncle has mechanical leg which needs oiling regularly..... Strange squirrel/cat-like animal that you have to mind-read...Mechanical robot that can be distracted by a film of its leader... Venus fly trap that can be enlarged to defeat a flying robot....
I guess there are more later in the game which looks quite large in size.
Less that good bits... speech synch- but this is just a minor bugbear- no map, so no quick moves to where you need to be - this entails a lot of back and forth, revisiting puzzles/challenges to final complete them. Diary rather limited in scope and detail - a reminder rather than a hint or help.
Hint recharges quite quickly on the regular level though.
All in all, I recommend this game
June 5, 2013
Great, but the ending could have been better
This is the first game I have seen with this type of theme. I really enjoyed the steam punk influence. The characters were really good. Someone must have a awesome imagination to come up with them. The artwork is wonderful and the storyline was good. I have to say I was really disappointed in the end of the story. I felt like I was left high and dry. I would like to have seen more closure for the main characters and an explanation to what happened to the King and Queen. Overall I was pleased and went ahead and purchased the game after playing the demo.
June 7, 2013
Adventure without hidden object scenes
What a relief to play a great game without hidden object scenes. I like to get on with doing things, not stopping to poke about a pile of stuff to continue the game. Some devs have great games but too many hidden object scenes, so I love this game where I use my brains to solve problems. The hint button is helpful if you get stuck and the inclusion of helpers brings a new dimension. Been playing for a couple of hours and would recommend this game.
June 6, 2013