you should play this cuz the challenge is the themes. makes it so good.
January 15, 2012
Good game, needs some language work and a patch
I absolutely love this game! Then again, I live in Europe and deal with non-Native speakers everyday. The descriptions of some items are problematic, but if you watch, the words will light red when you hover your mouse over a passing object.
You can buy shops and antiquities to sell from those shops. You purchase upgrades, such as decoration, economic classes for yourself, helpers, coffee makers, and so forth. You make money and eventually save money. Then, you buy supplies you need by answering riddles. After that, you go on your expeditions. They are sometimes really hard. You need to find coins to buy hints. It is a very doable game.
You have different items offered for you to buy and resell each time you play and in each shop.
July 15, 2012
An antique shop with very few items
This is a decent enough game if you like time management (not one of my favorites), but I found it extremely repetitious and boring. The shop owner only walks back and forth between customers. The assistants go into the storeroom to get some really strange items, and you only start out with a handful. And it's the same items requested over and over.
I got to day 16, and felt like I had been playing forever. Try this before you buy it so you're not disappointed.
September 28, 2012
It could have been..
It could have been a nice game as I think the storyline is quite fine. But I didn't even finished the trial version.... After almost one hour I was still doing the same things....
The Visual quality is quite poor too :-S
June 4, 2012
What am I doing?
I didn't make it through more than 30 minutes of this game. It is repetitive, and I couldn't really understand what I was working for. Each level you can purchase new objects for the customers to buy, but other than making more money off them, I'm not sure what the advantage was. It just made finding things more cluttered and confusing, and I'm not actually sure what my monetary goals were. There wasn't a clear way to see your advancement. I also couldn't tell if it was possible to fail a level, because it kept advancing me even if I lost a ton of angry people in line.
Graphics are crummy, and layout of the game play screen is awkward and overcrowded. Sound effects were not particularly informative or interesting.
The concept could work, it just needs a LOT of polishing...
September 26, 2013
Antique Shop is a game where you give customers what they want. They will ask for different sorts of antiques that you supply, every level, you can buy a new antique or job qualifications, etc; to make your shop better and give it that five star rating. However, this game is very repetitive because all you do is copy each level with a bit of a change. The game is quite old fashioned and each level lasts for one minute, therefore the game could be finished in 30 minutes! The graphics are old fashioned as the colour are like they have been washed out and the decor in the shop is quite antique as well but this is probably because this game is antique! I can't imagine many people liking this game accept, people who are easy to please, quite old fashioned and like repetitive games!
October 26, 2012