Epic Adventures: La Jangada
I'm predisposed to games based on historical events and characters, or literature. So it's with a heavy heart that I report you'd be better off reading a book than playing this game.
The story is the best element, as it's interesting and complicated and full of twists (though the largest one you see coming a mile away). If only the developers had spent an equal amount of time on gameplay.
The hidden object scenes are difficult only because the colors blend together and the objects are 75% hidden behind other nebulous images. It's elation when you get through them. The game does have an interesting sidenote of the main character commenting when she collects certain items, but too often it's the same phrase over and over. "Oh, that might be helpful." "I hope those books aren't ruined." So on and so forth. Spoils what could be an exciting method.
As to the minigames, they are all very standard and not difficult in any way. Piecing together documents, find the differences, you've been there, done that, and likely in a far better way. Let's find all the symbols in the old church! Then all the random bits of paper in the garden! And then find the aspirin for the eye strain you'll get scouring pixels.
At the end of the day, a good premise wasted. Not enough serious exploration of the Jangada itself. If you've got some time to kill, go for it. Otherwise pick something more entertaining.
December 17, 2011
Darn those 2 minute sales!
One of those games that I fell for it... "you have 2 minutes to buy this game for $4!" hehe
Well, it was an ok game, but mostly something I'd just kill time with. It was stiff and stale in my opinion.
Some of the puzzles were rather challenging, but again another game with, naive characters who aren't the brightest. Feels a bit like a Scooby Doo mystery.
November 24, 2011
Can be a little challenging
This is a good game and interesting story line. While I am not a bit fan of puzzles and such, I did ok and just kept focused on the HO's and the storyline. I will play this game again so it has $$$ value to it!
December 11, 2011
Annoying and tedious
If you like looking for little bits of color that are actually objects hidden behind other stuff, or if you like lots of talking by the main character than this might be for you. I could not find half of the objects without hints and even when I used a hint I could not see the object. I just found most of them by clicking randomly in the general area. I play games while watching TV so all of the many dialogs were very annoying. I just found this game very tedious and annoying and didn't finish it.
February 17, 2012
I felt in love with the story of this game, I bought it when it first came out, the story was lovely, the game played along with it, the graphics were fine for me and I truly enjoyed this game.
It is a bit challenging but playable.
January 1, 2012