Escape the Lost Kingdom
I wanted to like this game, but had so much trouble getting it to play nicely with my security software that it was very frustrating. I finally resorted to disconnecting a laptop from my home network and shutting down the security software to get the game to play properly. This has never happened with any of the 90+ games I've purchased on Big Fish. Having said all that, the game was okay. A family is visiting Egypt and gets separated in a tomb that contains a curse.
Once the family members are separated, you end up playing as each family member (and you choose the order of play). Each family member has a "hook" during game play - the son has glyph goggles, the daughter has a time amulet and the parents have a tool kit. There are HOS and mini games. There is a map showing the location of each family member and which areas have been cleared. The map is helpful as you work your way through the game.
The graphics are okay, the family members are cartoonish and didn't fit with the background graphics. The voice overs are well done.
The game has a satisfying ending. If I had not experienced so many difficulties trying to get the game to run, I would have rated it higher. I was so frustrated, it affected my perception of the game. I was disappointed that, after all the effort to get the game to run, it was a very short game.
August 30, 2013
A GREAT GAME FOR KIDS, FUN, EASY, SHORT, HISTORICAL EGYPT
BASED ON COMPLETED GAME IN EXPERT MODE
This is a cute, fun, easy, short game. I enjoyed playing it, but the whole time I thought maybe I had purchased a kids' game by accident. As the other reviewers have said, it takes place in Historical Egypt which is awesome. The atmosphere is amazing and makes you feel as if you really are travelling with the family. Of course the family becomes separated and trapped while looking for the cat and have to figure their way out. To do this, they must restore and reverse history. It's a lot of fun. My only caution is I think this is more a game for kids, not adults. I found it to be way too juvenile for me, but I'm judging it "as if" I were still in that age bracket. By today's standards it seemed too old-fashioned. You just get pictures of the characters and their lips don't move (for example.) If you want a game you can play with your kids this is it. Enjoy!
Egypt, lots of amazing scenes
Time amulet and goggles the kids use
Game unfolded in chapters
As I finished a scene it said "area cleared"
Map that showed active areas, but it was not a jump map
Journal which gave me clues
Being different characters within the same game
Easy HOS and mini games
Poor graphics, items seemed blurry to me
Way too short and ended abruptly
Lack of challenge
BOTTOM LINE: Great kids'/family game that's easy and quick, but not a game experts will enjoy.
October 24, 2013
Rule No. 1 - Keep Your Family Together.
Your family is taking a trek across Egypt but your daughter brought along the cat, who got loose in a museum and ended up in a Pyramid. Of course, you all go in the pyramid after it....then...well havoc ensues. It's not bad enough you are lost in this pyramid but when a secret door opens off goes your daughter on her own - then BAM - there's a cave in and you tell her to stay there - but does she? You find a side door and proceed that way but before your son can get through - BAM AGAIN - the door closes. You holler for him to stay there - but does her?
This is a story about a family lost in a pyramid because they couldn't follow Rule No.1 - stay together. You get the opportunity to place each of the son, daughter and parents. Going through rooms, finding items, getting lost, etc
The graphics are poor. Probably because it was meant for 3D vision glasses - it says that at the beginning of the game.
It was ok but I won't purchase it. However, I always try to recommend others to give it a whirl.
June 29, 2014
I did not care for this game
The graphics were a mix of cartoon and picture, which seemed unbalanced to me, and the storyline just did not draw me in. I found clicking on the goggles and the amulet distracting from the overall play of the game.
March 31, 2012