Revived Legends: Road of the Kings
Everybody's Turning Into Trees!
A farmer minding his own business crashes into a mystical tomb. This tomb belongs to an evil wizard, put here by the King of another world! Now both worlds are in danger, a fog hangs low and is responsible for transforming the townsfolk into living trees! Naturally you find and hatch a baby dragon as well as befriend an adorable raccoon, to guide you on this magical journey. The HOS are well done, interactive list finds and most, but not all the mini games revolve around recharging magical stones. Once both required elements are found such as water and seeds, the magical stone is ready to be recharged by guiding beams of electricity from the left to the right, one blue one red, but the red line cannot touch the blue fuses and visa versa, that are laying on the middle. If you enjoy the lighter, fantasy themed games, then this one's your game, enjoy!
December 6, 2013
GREAT CHALLENGING GAME
Very colorful and challenging adventure HOG. Artistry is well-honed to the locations. Great animation. Puzzles are moderately challenging; HOGs are slightly crowded but well defined objects. Adventure story is well thought out and quite different from the usual. The 2 pets are very helpful once you figure out what they do. Hint system not the most helpful but adequate (it just shows where you have an action available, but doesn't tell you how to do what you know you have to do - such as how to light the torch). A pleasure to play.
December 6, 2013
BASED ON DEMO
What first impressed me playing this, is how incredibly bright, bold and brilliant the artwork is. We have seen a lot of beautiful games with breathtaking graphics lately, and this is just another of those. But it is as astonishing as if it were the first one. They have also gone heavy-duty bold and beautiful on the cute assistants as well. (Yes, I do mean more than one).
SIGHTS & SOUNDS
So, visuals are gorgeous. The locations are imaginatively drawn, and the characters look great. Music is pleasant and light, ambient sound is not loud enough to intrude, but it is there. Excellent voiceovers! British and oh so enthusiastic about the part they are playing in the mystery.
An evil wizard has been accidentally set free of his confinement and is set to destroy two worlds, ours and another far more magical one. The first sign of this invasion seems to be an evil fog that transforms innocent things into rampant vicious vegetation. Including people who are being turned into trees. Your job of course is to sort it all out and recapture the wiz.
You enlist the aid of magic creatures who assist you after you release them from whatever bonds the wizard has used to restrain them. Some stick around to team up with you. First you get a raccoon who offers his help climbing trees etc.
Then you hatch a baby dragon, who helps you with fire. There?s also a star (goddess? fairy?), that offers history information whilst you seek out her amulet pieces. That?s a lot of help! And a heck of a lot of cute too! You run across many more fanciful creatures, too, on your way.
Along with the usual HOPs and other puzzles, this game has a mini-game for charging magical runes, that you will need to keep going. This is an original as far as I know, and involves both a little hand/coordination and brain power. At each occasion when it appears, it is slightly harder than the last one.
The HOPs are interactive lists. There are many puzzles, with varying degrees of difficulty. There is a journal and an interactive jump map. Hint is directional. You can opt to change what indications are given in the map and what sparkles and tips you want. Moving along with the story is sometimes tricky because there are all these portals! But it is great fun.
I keep coming back, with this one, to how beautifully full-colour it is. And odd. There is definitely a little bit of oddness here, in the characters, if nothing else.
And yes, the cute assistants are in the SE game.
December 6, 2013
This Game Has It All
Based on the demo.
This is a beautiful and fascinating hidden object fantasy adventure game. A lot of hocus pocus and magic make this a great game. The player gets both a raccoon helper and a little dragon for assistance in starting fires and burning things up. Hidden object, fantasy, and adventure game players will love this game.
The voiceovers are clear and realistic, the music is appropriate for the game, and the visuals are clear and crisp.
Hidden object scenes are moderately easy, beautifully done, with some objects interactive. Mini games are moderately difficult and thought provoking.
The storyline flows nicely. A construction worker crashes, becomes engulfed by what appears to be smoke and fog, then turns into a wooden tree. The Detective is sent from Scotland Yard to investigate and proceeds to crash his vehicle into tree. The characters encountered during the investigation are awesome.
This game has everything. It is fast paced and challenging.
December 7, 2013
Another bull's eye!!!!
To be able to use a free game. I guess you heard. I purchase CE a lot and sometimes you offer the SE. I usually pass since I have the big one. I was able to get a superior game with one of my free game. I love the animals who help you. They are a delight. This game worth the price. A free game yes. I thank you.
December 6, 2013
Loved this game
The puzzles are challenging without being infuriating. The graphics are very well done and the storyline is fun.
December 7, 2013
Great game, once you conquer the glitches
This a great game, despite initial glitches. Persistence won out however, and I was able to complete it. This game is as good as a CE as far as length, challenges, number of HOS areas. Not too hard, but not so easy you don't have to work at it. I am so glad I kept on with it until I conquered the problems as I have really enjoyed it. Tip: if you experience a problem and cannot proceed, reinstall and use a NEW profile. Happy gaming!
January 26, 2014
Another Escaped Evil Wizard but a Great Game!
As the game begins we see a cutscene of a farmer who crashes his tractor and is soon enveloped by a thick fog. As an inspector for Scotland Yard, you are called in to investigate when you also encounter the fog and crash your vehicle. You soon come to realize that the strange, foreboding fog is indeed changing the area and you must find a way to stop it. As you move through this entertaining adventure you will travel through forests and mythical castles, all while meeting some interesting creatures who will help you along the way.
The graphics are very colorful and crisp with lovely hand drawn artwork that enhances the beautiful fantasy setting for the game. Even though the graphics do appear a bit cartoonish, they are still very, very good. The game has voice overs and lip-syncing, but one of the things I found annoying was the long, drawn out slow speech of some characters. Some of the spoken dialogue was snail-pace slow and it drove me nuts. The musical score is nice and I didn?t find it too overpowering, at least I didn?t turn the music off as I sometimes do when playing a game.
Your journal and interactive map are located on the bottom left of your screen. The map shows where tasks are available and also where they have been completed. With a lot of back and forth going on in this game, the transporter type map proved to be extremely useful and a big time saver. The strategy guide and hint button are on the lower right of the screen.
Since this is a HOPA game we have the requisite junkpile HOS, some of them extremely overcrowded. Along with the HOS there are lots of puzzles to be solved and some of them can be tricky. Finally we have a game where the puzzles are not the same old run-of-the mill, type puzzles as some of them are quite different. A few of the puzzles require a good deal of dexterity to complete and those are the ones I struggled with the most. I loved the fact that I had to really think about how to solve some of the puzzles because they were a challenge.
The storyline is a bit too familiar, with an evil wizard escaping his eternal prison to wreak havoc upon the world. That being said, it is still a lovely game with lots of entertainment value. Some of you may find it the same old thing so I recommend that you try the demo to see if Road of the Kings is a game you will enjoy.
December 7, 2013
Kept Bringing me Back
I really didn't want to like this game. The graphics are old school and cheesey, the voice overs are awful and the HOS are ludicrously easy. BUT - I would play for a while and get lost on the story and game play over and over again. Eventually, I just had to admit I liked the game - flaws notwithstanding.
Pros: the story is interesting and the add ons (over swamps, dragons, druid forests) keep you guessing as to what's going to happen. Mini-puzzles are Easy to Medium and don't distract from game play. Excellent map and transport system.
Cons: Graphcs, voiceovers - horrible, HOS scenes are silly and easy, toward the end the game degenerates into "Go here, find this, go there, use that."
Still - it was a fun game - in spite of itself.
February 25, 2014
Another good fantasy-themed hidden object game from BigFish.
February 1, 2014