Artifacts of the Past: Ancient Mysteries
Good, clean fun!
While this is not one of the "snazzy" games, (no movies, no voices) It is a really fun game to play. The game tempo keeps you moving along at an enjoyable pace, the HOS are challenging without being frustrating, the puzzles are frequent with clear instructions, and the story line is amusing. This game is a great choice for anyone looking to spend a long afternoon just having fun!
November 16, 2011
Pleasant relaxing game
This game, to me, was a pleasant distraction and alternative experience from the latest difficult and really challenging games that are around these days. It was interesting without being too envolved. Dr Artifact is called on for his help by several people to have their mysterious items examined by his unique equipment to solve three separate but related phases of a mysterious plot which has rather a surprising finale. There is quite a bit of dialogue to read through but it is necessary for the understanding of the story line. There are two modes to play - easy and normal, I played normal and found it relatively straight-forward. The graphics were clear, clean, bright and colourful. The hidden objects were of the standard type and also multiple items required to assemble into one part. All were reasonable simple to locate without too much difficulty. The puzzles were rather unique and different but were reasonably easy to solve, some required a little more nous.
I enjoyed it - a relaxing, pleasant and not too much taxing of the old grey cells.
March 22, 2013
not a bad game
this game was ok but too short. not much of a challenge for me but i did like te built in magnifier
December 21, 2011
Not as Bad as I Thought it Would Be.
i read the other reviews and thought i would give it a chance anyway. based on demo.
No vo's just reading
sound not sure since i turned off the music which i normally do
graphics nice and clear altho some parts of objects have tendency to be obscure
the constant loading is annoying but they are quick to load
the drawing and coloring of the characters look like a good comic book drawing nicely done and clear.
not too dark or too light.
must give this lil game a chance.
a good free or 2.99 game :)
June 26, 2013
Fun but not challenging.
You have a choice, playing two different modes, Easy and Normal. I played normal and it was easy for me.
There are lots of puzzles and I enjoyed that. The story line is so-so, and the graphics are not bad, but they are not that good either. I did like the magnifying glass for the HOS.
Overall I would recommend it only because it is an enjoyable game for those who like to just play, but don't want a huge challenging game.
May 16, 2012
A nice little game for an hour, but I won't buy it
Has one feature I haven't seen before - you can switch to an alternative selection of objects to find if you're stuck, but in some of the mini games I couldn't seem to work out what was needed, and I only tried the "easy" rather than "normal" level.
April 1, 2012
When I bought this a couple of years ago, there weren't nearly all of the sophisticated games that are out there at present. Having said that, I played this again today with my granddaughter, who didn't care for the continual "Loading" from one scene or experience to the next. I liked the HOS's, and I liked the three different scenarios. It's a simple, easy to finish game.
February 23, 2013
challange easy. The game too easy to me
But the game is OK, but no favorite
November 29, 2011
Not much of a challenge
I was not a fan of this game, at all.
Every time you switch scenes, there's a "loading" page. Annoying! The game is clunky and boring. It pretty much tells you exactly what to do, so there is no thought or challenge to go along with this game.
It might be a decent time waster, but that's about it.
February 16, 2012
Less than 3 hours to finish!
Highlights and sparkles on the hardest level make this the perfect game to introduce someone to computer gaming.
The graphics were clear and the music is a hate it or love it style. I muted after 5 minutes.
Very cartoonish and not challenging.
A couple of neat mini games is the best I can come up with for something nice to say.
December 9, 2013