Revived Legends: Road of the Kings
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
Slam You Into A Wall Ending
Based on the completed Standard Edition. I played the hour trial of this game, before I decided to buy it, and I have to say the the first hour is the best of the game, as it becomes somewhat silly after that. The reason that I have given this game such a low rating, is the shockingly abrupt ending, like being slammed head first into a wall. I'm sure the Collector's Edition finishes the story, but the Standard Edition just stops. If the game had been better, I might have considered buying the Collector's Edition, to find out how everything turned out, but as I have said, after the first hour, I became annoyed and frustrated with the nonsensical clues. All in all a very disappointing game.
December 24, 2013
Abandon logic all ye who enter here.
I agree that the graphics were good. But I had a real problem with how to solve problems in the game. One example to illustrate my point. You come upon a tree that is hungry and wounded. The solve is to feed it a doughnut and then put a band aid on the wound. That's just silly and illogical.
Uninstalled after 30 minutes.
December 6, 2013
How did People give this 5 stars?
Played for 10 minutes and had to quit before it drove me mad. I don't know if this is intended for young gamers, but as well as being asked every 5 seconds "now what could I use here?" or every time I clicked anywhere "I thought that would have worked" or "that could have gone better"
Sorry but this would only get 5 stars for irritating.
December 8, 2013
I am really not much into fairy fantasy games and cute little helpers, but I happen to be a great fan of pocket dragons! And the raccoon isn't wearing clothes -- yay!
This seems to be a pretty simple game, both in the puzzles and HOS, and in game play. In this one, the scenery is so gorgeous, even in the HOS, just looking around without having to tax your brain too much could be a little like a vacation, though at one point during the demo, I started to get somewhat bored. I finished the demo just as the evil Cornelius appeared, but it's still unknown what the story may bring to raise the tension. Every story needs some kind of dramatic structure. So far, the action is like paddling a canoe down a quiet stream and picking up a few things along the way.
My final verdict is, this game appears to be the best of several recent SE offerings. I'll get it with a coupon.
AFTER PLAYING GAME:
Huh. Just as I feared. This game was soo boooring. No drama. No tension. Just back and forth and seek and find and place. My final final verdict: Tiddly Winks would be more engaging.
August 11, 2014
whats there to like?
You watch the video to see how it's done there's nothing to watch. try it for 20 min then took it off it's dumb the picture is nice, but the game itself is crazy. You can't see some of the things and I like to study it before I play they won't let you. They can keep the game even my 15 year old and his friend didn't like it
December 7, 2013