Azada: Ancient Magic
We love to play this game.
My Daughter (11) and I love to play this game together. We have a lot of fun trying to figure out the puzzles.
July 7, 2013
Great fun game
Nothing but puzzles in an adventure game. Or rather several adventure minigames, where you have to dive into a book and solve the problem posed there, You have to find objects and where to use it, move between pages of the same story, solve a puzzle or two. It forces you to think, and you feel very clever once you have beaten it. The visuals are OK for it, not stunning but appropriate enough. You do not need to have read the books to appreciate it, but it adds to the fun.
You only get a limited number of "skips" so do not use them unless absolutely necessary. Just think about it, and eventually you'll figure out the solution.
April 13, 2014
The Azada series is great. The gameplay is pretty long and the puzzles are both interesting and challenging. The visual quality is good. I also like how you have to go through different chapters within a puzzle book to solve riddles, etc.
July 7, 2012
Azada better and better
The Azada games are better and better. So I enjoy to play more and more.
April 13, 2012
Good Puzzle Game
Azada: Ancient Magic is a fun puzzle adventure game. If you are looking for a game heavy on hidden object scenes, this game is not for you. The only hidden objects to be found are incidental to the plot, and not in specific scenes.
The story line revolves around you helping Titus find the source of the evil magic in the books in his library. The books are snippets of classic fairy tales and novels. Each book has around four pages that require you to go back and forth between the pages until they are complete.
I enjoyed the puzzles. Some of them were very easy. Some of the books only took me 2 1/2 minutes to complete the entire story. I liked the graphics and music very much. I didn't enjoy pressing 'OK' every time I was in a book to exit the dialog bubble. The game took me around three hours to complete, and I played in timed mode. A good game for people who prefer puzzles to hidden objects in their adventure games.
January 12, 2012
Another fun Azada puzzle/adventure game!
The Azada series of games are quite enjoyable. Nice graphics, fresh and original puzzles. Hidden objects with an adventure story-line. If you enjoy this kind of genre, try the trial - you'll like it!
December 17, 2011
This is the second installment in Azada. Not knowing that the original was a puzzle game, I found that I did enjoy it. With the Azada: Ancient Magic, you are continuing the adventure.
You are back in the library, however this time, you are to try and fix the computer. With the help of the identiy cards, you are to do a series of puzzles.
The storyline is good. Working with puzzles on classical books again. The puzzles seemed failry easy for me this time around.
I would suggest this game to anyone.
April 23, 2013
After having played the first Azada, I had to play this one.
The graphics were good, as was the game play. This is not an overly difficult game to play, even though the odd mini game or two could be a challenge.
August 23, 2014
I enjoyed this game. It wasn't quite as good as the first but excellent all the same. The puzzles were a little bit too easy to figure out. I liked the reset feature to go back to the start of each 'chapter' quickly when I wanted a do over. The graphics were good. The mini puzzles needed between the larger segments needed variety. Once this puzzle was figured out it was boring to have to repeat it. I am curious about #3.
July 22, 2014
Returning to Azada, we again get the beautiful graphics. I play with the sound off mostly, so I'm not a key contributor for assessing these. The bit I listened to was decent.
Like the first, this game is filled with many books in which we are helping right the troubles the characters have endured. We need to, in essence, be a Sherlock Holmes and discover "whodunnit"!
The games are fun and generally quite easy to solve. I did have trouble with the "Secret Garden". I could not solve it. I looked at the cheat and discovered there was a glitch in the game. I restarted that book and it all went well. (glitch: The apple that was supposed to be there wasn't!)
I enjoy these games as there is an absence of hidden objects. I enjoy the adventure/HOG games, but it's nice to have a slightly different genre to play. The games/books are compartmentalized, so it is easy to leave the game and return to do the next book. I have found that I have become to like stories that link more together than these do. There is an "end game" but that is about as much as I found linked them together. It is nice to do tasks that are not "the same old, same old"! These are not the games usually seen on the HOG games. It was also a nice addition to have the "pages completed" on the right hand corner when they were done as sometimes, the littlest thing may have been missed by the otherwise keen eye. If it said you were done, you knew you could move on. If not, you may find yourself looking a little harder!
The game is smooth and enjoyable. You can go at a timed pace, or just sit back and enjoy all of the features of the game.
It was a great little treasure to play on a late night.
April 27, 2014