Laura Jones and the Secret Legacy of Nikola Tesla
Laura Jones, the hippy, the tattooed man, gramma, & the Cop
At first, I thought this was a children's game, but the puzzles are too difficult for kids. Many of the puzzles don't have a skip button, so it's do or die....or go read the walkthrough. Some of the mini-games have a skip button, which I tried, and each time I was directed to the same junkpile to find miniscule items. And each time I tried to skip a game, they added LOTS more items for me to find. Also, in that junk room, translations and spelling were a bit loose; ie. a "tube" was really a tuba, and a "web" was a ball of string. The game was bright and cheerful, however; and there was some thinking to be done in order to decide what to do next. Also, there are lots of charming rooms to visit and the story progressed nicely. There are about 4 "find 30 balloons, birds, etc." and some very different and fun things to do. This is a great family game, young adults would love it, I think, and even lil ole me liked it a lot. No skulls, graves, or lost relatives!
May 20, 2012
I probably did not give this game enough time as I only tried the hour trial and only lasted 9 minuets. Well I MIGHT go back to the game with a few glasses of Wine in me
November 8, 2012
Tons of fun!
Enjoyed this one very much.... It had me chuckling a good bit! Loved the ferret!
Good mix of HO and mini puzzles with very clever twists on the puzzles.... and some I've never seen before --not your same ol' same ol'. If you skip a puzzle, you must complete a junkpile HO scene.... Thank goodness I only had to resort to the skip once, because you have to find a LOT of items in an extremely cluttered junk pile!
Other than that, the HO's are not junked up. Most are finding several of one item rather than the seek and find. I'm not real patient, so I made use of the hint button, which refills kinda slowly, but is unlimited... ;) I usually had to use it only for the last item and sometimes not at all.
The dialog can be skipped but I found it to be very entertaining. The voice overs are excellent. I always turn the music down so I can't really speak to that....
Some puzzles were incredibly easy -- others not so much -- and some were just downright fun... Catching the mice was my favorite.... One tip -- when you've completed the game, be sure to go back and replay the puzzles -- they are different than when you did them in the game and have a few extra levels to them... Don't miss the mouse catching one especially -- three additional levels to what you originally played.
The game is not akin to solitaire where you're just relaxing and don't have to think much, but you won't burn up a lot of brain cells either -- it's in between and just a very enjoyable experience....
Length of gameplay is average.... I would have loved much more. Really enjoyed this one!
May 20, 2012