The Secret Order: Ancient Times Collector's Edition
I loved the first game of this series.. not sure if I played the second?.. but this one just seems tired. Gone are the crisp bright graphics. Everything here is brown, brownish red and purple. And small. The storyline started out okay but then became a series of find these pieces to get that. over and over. It might have been better with some talking from her but I often forgot what I was doing and why. This is missing, back forth back forth. We hardly use the ship, tired old mini games.. two turn the pipes games for example and some rather silly stuff. Put down a piece of cheese to get the mouse to scare the elephant to drop a bottle. right okay. I dunno. There was no flow here, no drama, no excitement. Just a very long series of it's missing and lots of back and forth back forth back forth.. find this piece for that.. this is now missing, find this piece for that, this is now missing. . It almost put me to sleep several times. Not much for achievements. mostly just for playing the game. Some collectibles. These guys needed to inject some life into this game. For me it just made me wonder why I was doing this.
June 14, 2014
Didn't like this game....
I remember the last one in this series, and I didn't buy that one either.
I found the HOPs just run of the mill junk pile, the puzzles were ok but nothing amazing and the music drove me nuts so turned it off.
The graphics were fuzzy too.
Too much chit chat and too many cut scenes, the story was boring and the game play slow because of the ongoing chit chat etc. I decided to play 'hardcore mode', but still had hand holding black bar tips. The hint system was good, and the skip refilled at a good speed for the mode I chose.
I find it very hard not to buy CEs, but this one I didn't want. I played until the hour trial was up.
The items you find (as in the last game in this series) are too similar in shape and colour. Once again a cute creature to help you, and some collectables.
Don't know what it is about these games, but don't make me want to rush home to continue playing them. I'm sure it'll appeal to some though.
April 27, 2014
Well you can't please everyone and this one did not. Was very bored through out the trial and kept hoping my time was up.I would say try it first.
May 8, 2014
Sorry purchase !!!!
I did try it out. I needed just something to pass the time. That is all. I wish it was on sale. I would have not been so mad. Seeing the hidden object was my only reason to buy. Still waiting for the so great ones. Bring them on.
April 27, 2014
Doesn't work in Windows 8.1 with Pen
I downloaded this as a top-rated game, but it can't find a setting where it will recognize pen/finger input.
The opening graphics look magnificent, but try before you buy!
July 7, 2014