Fall of the New Age
Well, I hear an echo...WOW, what a great game! Finally, the kind of game we use to get. Excellent graphics and game play (no problems at all). It is a little dark in some spots, but not so much that you can't see at all. Excellent voice overs, with emotion and not just someone reading a script. Music was very nice for a change and the tempo changed with the action in the scene. Very nice sound FX, although the game was quite quiet when you were "looking" for things. Someone was suppose to be pounding on the door, but no sound. Loved the setting and scenery, very realistic.
There is a cute little ferret that runs around in circles, very annoying, when you need to use the hint. Fortunately, that is all he does for you. Hint fills fairly quickly and is very helpful. HOGs are fun and change from silhouettes to standard HOG. So far, not many in this game. Puzzles are not extremely difficult, but do take some time and thought to complete. The lock pick puzzles got very annoying after the 2nd time...hopefully there aren't a lot more of them.
You find 25 stones that go in the box above the hint. As you fill in a row, you get some info into the story. You get to put Marla, our little thief, into different disguises in order for her to progress through the game, which is fun. If you don't, you won't be able to go any further.
I really liked this game and bought it as soon as the demo ended. It grabbed my interest from the very beginning. I think all level of players will find this one fun and challenging enough to keep you going and using your brain.
I don't give 5 stars easily, but this one is close enough. I only down graded due to the lack of sound in a number of areas that should have had some FX.
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may not care for this one at all. Thanks for the reviews.
January 5, 2014
Wow!!! Finally a game that came out that I enjoyed!
I am so glad I just happen to look to the left of the big fish home page to see this game. I did not know they have soft release games. I will make sure I now check to see when the next one comes out. I wonder how many I have missed? I did not want to quit playing this game! I have not felt that way in along time! I have not enjoyed the new CE coming out for quite awhile now. This game is not to cutesy, too cartoonish and you do have a fury friend, but only to help you with hints. You need to use your brain at times and figure out what to do next. The puzzles are original. It is more of an adventure game with more puzzles than HOS. And very little HOS, which I like. I was actually sad when it ended and wished I had the CE, so I could continue with the adventure. I also feel bad for other fishies who might have missed seeing this game.
January 4, 2014
One of the "hidden gems"!
What can I say? This is a game by playrix developers and as such excellent! It's one of the "hidden" ones as I as a great old user of BF games has come to call the games that people will surely miss out on BF. It's intriguing, it's intelligent and it's history coming alive! CE today has become all about achivements...this is a good old SE far above the standard! Enjoy fellow fishers!
PS I've chosen another hidden gem as my favourite game so you can explore that as well! DS
January 17, 2014
unique adventure game
This game is incredible fun. So happy I bought it. It reminds me of the PC RPG's. Love the story and the interaction. The game play is just enough of a challenge, for me anyways. One of the best i have played. Have gotten tired of the same old same ole. A unique story that you feel you are part of. Not to many HOG's just enough, puzzles,,,,challenging but not enough to frustrate you. I am an intermediate player so take that into consideration. It may not be for the more advanced players. I found it refreshing.
January 6, 2014
Way cool game!
Graphics were very good, storyline keeps your interest. A lot of elements make this game feel complete. Minigames had a bit of a twist, and were not boring. I am about halfway and looking forward to finishing. WARNING: the weasel guarding the hint button is so hyper he makes my eyes spin.
Shaman did a good job on character movements and dialog,
and that included the moaning and groaning that was so reminiscent of my son as a child doing his chores.
May 19, 2014
I truly enjoyed this game from the beginning to the end. It was so refreshing, so creative and so much fun! Especially the disguise option was brilliant! I haven't enjoyed this much for a long time. It is also quite long for a SE game.
April 29, 2014
I have never ever played such a good game. I loved the story. The HO scenes were not like others I played before and only to gather disguises.
January 4, 2014
Fall of the New Age
Super game, graphics and story. Something a bit different and captivating. Very slight disappointment in the ending, thought Marla would pursue the baddies to their lair!! Is there going to be a sequel?
January 8, 2014
Outstanding game. Some really bright and creative people developed this one.
January 27, 2014
I really loved this game. Its really different. The characters looked like real people and the mini games were challenging. I could have used a walk thru on this game!
June 6, 2014