Lost in the City
It's been years since I've played it and I still remember it!
I must have played this game over 4 years ago. I think it was my first Big Fish game and I loved it! It felt like a dark, eerie and slightly depressing game and I loved feeling like I was alone on an adventure to escape moments of being a prisoner and weird puzzles.
May 9, 2012
Strange but Compelling Game Sets an Eerie Mood
This is one of the strangest HOG/adventure type games I've played. It puts out a kind of eerie mood that grabs hold of you. The dark storyline's probably not for everyone, but I found it to be an interesting change of pace.
The downsides are the graphics are rather blurry - a magnifying glass option helps you find things. The puzzles were not very challenging,and they became repetitive by the end.
The biggest selling point is the storyline about a man who searches for his abducted girlfriend in a ruined city. The tableaus for each of the HOG scenes were strangely creepy and many were beautiful in a way that's hard to describe.
May 1, 2013
I loved it !
This is the perfect game, creepy, end of the world, fabulous music, very lonely, tons of HO and great puzzles. The graphics are edgy , it has a supernatural, sciences fiction feel, after the atomic bomb feel, you get the drift , it is really good !
February 10, 2013
Better than I expected!
I wasn't sure if I was going to like this game, but I really wanted to try something different. I'm so glad I did. I downloaded the trial version based on reviews and got so caught up in the story that I couldn't stop playing. I would have given the storyline 5 stars except I thought it ended rather too abruptly. I thought a more satisfactory ending could have been achieved.
A few reviewers have complained about the graphics, but I thought the hazy, gritty scenes contributed to the feel of urban decay. I only skipped the lock picking puzzles and played the rest of them. That's saying a lot, since I am not a fan of puzzles. There were no real HO scenes, just finding useful items as you progress through the story.
Yes, the story is dark and you have to shoot a gun at objects and a person. If this bothers you, don't even go there. At times I had to stop and take a breather just to clear my head, but I was always compelled to come back.
Nothing was hard or overly challenging. The most obvious answer is the correct one. I died once while trying to over-analyze the solution. I say again, go with the obvious answer and you will be right every time.
This game is not for everyone, but definitely for those who want something a little different in their gameplay. I totally recommend this!
December 5, 2012
Disappointing, But Has Potential
I was intrigued when I first downloaded the demo, which enticed me enough to buy it. This game is interesting as it plays as essentially two different games: a first half and a second half.
I was initially intrigued because the game plays as a "Saw" like HOG / Adventure, but halfway though the game the tone switches from Adventure to Science Fiction. I think some games could have pulled this off, but I believe this game falls quite short of that.
If the developers had extended the story of the first half, and delved more into character and environmental development, the game would have progressed in a better direction. But I digress. Here are basic pros and cons of this game:
- Intriguing hook with beginning story and different type of HOG
- Good music (but repetitive)
- Good ending
- Poor visuals are even made worse when using the magnifying glass to enhance HO scenes. Some objects do not look like what you would expect and / or are hidden in bizarre areas.
- Some grammatical errors. While this only happens about three times by my count, it was enough to notice and begs into the quality of a game.
- Lengthy game. While this is something that should be great, I found that, near the 3/4 mark of the game, I just wanted it to end. But no. There was more. Then more. Then more. The game dragged. And not in a good way.
- Puzzle scenes are very easy, unoriginal, and repetitive. The game consists of basically only pictures to reassemble or unlock another door / vault by moving three or more rings. Seriously. And to make matters worse, you can purchase the privilege of redoing these puzzles in the home menu.
The game has great potential, but drags incessantly. The story is VERY convoluted, divided into seemingly two parts, introduces characters in strange ways and, overall, needs work. The game almost plays as a working draft. Not worth paying the money to buy, but may be worth a purchase with a credit / free game if you have one and were intrigued with the demo.
Rating: 2.5 / 5
October 24, 2012
This is probably my favorite game on Bigfish. I love the storyline, the puzzles, and the hidden object implementation. I want more! I have the second part, but want the series to just keep going.
June 18, 2012
this game had a really good plot and i'd recommend it in a heartbeat.
July 3, 2012
An extremely weird story line, which after a time became very tedious. Playing this game was like being a zombie stumbling from one location to another and not really understanding what was happening.
Flat poster like graphics and insipid colouring.
Lots of reading messages and his thoughts every time a new location was found, not all making sense.
This is definitely not a game for me. The only good thing about this game was when it ended!
June 13, 2012
Lost in the City
I must be jaded by the good quality of games that have come out lately.
This game was horrible!
Everything about it was extremely cheap--gameplay,graphics, etc
December 14, 2011
Lost in the City
I hated it. I thought this game would go on and on. It was like washing clothes wash, rinse, and repeat.
January 27, 2012