Golden Trails 3: The Guardian's Creed
Good game to relax
In this game, the locations are the HOS. The objects are quite easy to find. Sometimes you have to go to another location before being able to complete the first one.
The mini-games are on the easy side, but interesting.
There are fleur-de-lis to collect in the various locations, as well as other objects.
There are many trophies to earn.
The hint system is ok.
The game is rather short, for me a bit more than 2 hours.
I would recommend it with a punch credit or as a DD.
September 21, 2013
Good storyline, good graphics. Puzzles are sometimes too easy to solve. Lots of locations.
September 8, 2013
A Nice Enjoyable Game ...
Easy Going Graphics & Sound Without Any Frills ...
The Game Style Is A Very Simple Adventure/HOG Combination That Seems To Work Very Well ...
The Style Of Game Is Purely Functional With Puzzles That A Small Child Could Easily Cope With ...
Plenty To Do And Collect ... Good Value When You Are Hanging Out For The Next Big Game To Be Released ...
August 31, 2013
Pretty Good Third in Series
I really love this series since it is a cross-between HoG and arcade-style game where you often have to shoot bandits and rack up a high score. I like their emphasis on HoGs rather than adventure. This episode is not unlike the first two, but I found it less compelling than the others.
The story for one was not as good. To be a bit more specific, it started out great. It was a templar-style story with much intrigue and mystery. But I found the ending abrupt, in fact unlike in the other games, it only comes to its head in the bonus chapter. I don't really understand why it is a bonus chapter and does that mean that if you don't get into it (if that is possible), you won't see the end of the story?
The second reason why I found this one not as good is that the puzzles were not as fun as they usually are. I don't really like button-pressing puzzles and there were two, but also lots of swap puzzle pieces around which I also do not like. They were in the previous two games too, but they seemed to be less annoying than in this one for some reason.
And a pet peeve of mine, there were a lot of anachronisms in this game: items that should not have been in and were, costumes that were improbable for the time period of the game, etc.
This is still a highly playable game and I still overall enjoyed it even if less so than the first two.
December 11, 2012
Not bad but...
HOS are a mixture of lists and objects, not too crowded, but dark which makes some of the objects are a bit too hard to see.
Artwork looks promising at the beginning, then changes to cartoony cut scene, then back to not bad, but dark, scenes.
Aerial map, which is quite helpful.
I found the voiceover and music a bit annoying so I turned the volume off, but that is personal taste.
Hint button charges fairly slowly. Pop out figures give you a chance to earn extra hints.
The story was interesting enough to keep me playing the demo but I don't think I will be buying it.
December 5, 2012
If you normally play on Easy/Casual it *might* challenge you.
First of all, I purchased this during the sale, and for that alone I can say it was value-for-money, otherwise I'd feel cheated. I did actually enjoy playing this, despite its many flaws.
I had fun with this game, but it didn't challenge me, other than one or two hidden objects that I couldn't find. The puzzles were so easy as to not even be puzzling, a very obvious track on a rotate the rings puzzle for example that you "solve" 4 times in one minigame.
I had the sound almost off because the voice over annoyed me.
My biggest annoyance however was the anachronisms! Every scene is a HOS, and every single one contains objects that are not in keeping with the 18thC Paris/England/Vatican settings. From bags of dollars to modern rifles and clothing to African "Tribal" art, the whole feel of the game failed to mesh.
After that, allowing you into areas that shouldn't be unlocked because you haven't solved the puzzle that gives you the clue to go to that area, or the fact it never actually tells you there are things to collect, or that a very small patch of coastline is immediately recognized by a French peasant as "England" seem minor.
I'm going to tentatively recommend this - there was almost nothing to bother those who hate the spookier games, and although it was not challenging to me, I primarily play a mix of Hardcore and Advance. If you need an extra game punch at the end of the month and/or you have a code or its the Deal of the Day, it might be worth a try.
December 6, 2012
Major eye strain!
I have #2 and liked it. Not too sure about this one. Graphics are cartoony, but clear. Voice overs seem to go in and out (either have them or don't), and voice overs really make a game more interesting. Game play nice. Games simple but take some thought.
The one thing I especially did not care for is how hard it is to find objects. I like a good hunt, but when my eyes start to burn from looking over and over again, it takes all the fun out of the game. I found myself just clicking all over the dark areas and found a number of items that way. Again, it takes all the fun out of it when you have to do that.
Even with the special today, I'm not sure I want this one. Too bad, could be a very nice game. This goes in my puddle for a "maybe later" game.
As always, try it for yourself. We all have different tastes in games and you may find this one quite enjoyable...and your eyes may be sharper than mine. Thanks for the reviews.
December 5, 2012
Golden trails 3
was not crazy about the game, it is all hidden object, many very hard to find and not much of a storyline
December 5, 2012
can't match Golden Trails 1
I don't know how i missed this 3rd installment of Golden Trails. I see it came out in Dec '12. I absolutely love GT The Western Trail. I have played it over & over. That game had great colorful scenes and a story line that made sense. I read about GT 3 while reading through reviews of other games. I immedately bought it and started playing, but 50 minutes into the game, I am not as impressed. All the items you need are added to one long scroll located near the hint button. It was taking me forever to figure what item i needed to retrieve a hankerchief from the fireplace. I don't find this game as fun as the other 2. Darker scenes and HO items blend to well in the dull background scenes. I hope it lives up to my expectations, but so far it hasn't. Seems like the developers rushed this game out to cash in on the previous games' success. Recommended w/hesitation.
October 29, 2013
Review based upon Trial
Pulling my hair out here. Let me say first that I absoluely loved Golden Trails (1). The second one was okay, but I didn't enjoy it as much as the first one. I was very excited and encouraged when I began to play this third one; however, I am completely stuck and can only think it's a glitch that I am unable to use my inventory in three different locations in order to proceed in the game. If there are glitches that haven't been worked out, then I will wait to purchase. Thoroughly enjoyed what I have played so far, though. If it's just my own problem, then maybe some forums will be able to help.
December 14, 2012