Classic Adventures: The Great Gatsby
THE MOST WONDERFUL GAME EVER!!!!!!!........
the most wonderful game ever!!! you really feel like your there. i love the jazz music, it feels like your watching a movie.
August 30, 2014
CLASSIC ADVENTURES: THE GREAT GATSBY was a very fun game to me. It has a very good storyline, quite challenging, and the visual quality was good compared to other games I have played. It lasted longer than a lot of games which was enjoyable.
June 3, 2014
Great book, great game!
This game is so addictive! And what a pleasure it is that they stayed true to the time and place of the book they based this game on. Refreshing is one word I would use, as well as inventive. The style of the game is truly an interactive novel, as much as any game I have played.
Give it a try!
January 21, 2013
This game is super fun.. not only a combination of HOG scenes, but also typing game and learning about the novel. It's a great way to learn more about this classic literature. The shop feature is great, too. I am glad that this game challenges our knowledge in writing and vocabularies. One flaw is that the items can be difficult to find and blend with background color. Other than that, this game is long and definitely worth your money.
January 7, 2013
enjoyed it. would like to see more like it.
January 1, 2013
Experience the roaring 20's in the millenium
Fitzgerald's novel is one of my favorites. Now I must include this HO game as my game of the year!
My review is based on the trial but it's loaded with surprises. If you're not familiar with the story, don't worry, the game will fill you in on important subjects that coincide with the game as you progress. Impressive graphic quality that won't disappoint. The most challenging is the search within the HO's for hidden letters to spell out mystery words in which you earn points in order to reimburse for items you can use to decor your personal library. I've always been fascinated about 1920's time period and this game will transport you to ballroom parties, women and men in exquisite party attire who are entertaining as well as mysterious.
Ah, I've recommended games in the past as 'must haves' but if you're down to your last few bucks you definitely must spend it on this gem. Gotta go, I just purchased the full version and it's ready for play!
December 31, 2012
different swing on a HOG
Very different take on a hidden object game. Loved finding the letters to guess the mystery word, The more items you find, the more points you win for decorating your own place. Storyline was good but the music was wonderful. Old 1930-1940's sounds and different each scene. I was surprised when the Demo was over. That's how into the game I was. Kept my attention for the full hour.
August 23, 2012
A refreshing retro time game
Oh how wonderful to have a HOG that isn't full of gore, evil, bloodshedding creepiness. The storyline gives one play to follow instead of being a straightforward HOG, but doesn't overwhelm or distract. Nice voiceovers, though I don't generally take it off mute, this one was pleasant. Visuals decent, but certainly not as advanced as some games.Not a lot of bells or whistles, but still a worthy game where you can take your time, or plan your strategy for extra points, or "money", which is spent on decorating a living area. Wish I could give it an extra half star based on the lack of "urgly" evil.
January 1, 2014
Impressive and entertaining game
I must admit that even though I have heard of the Great Gatsby, I am not familiar with the story, have not read the book nor have I seen the movie, but having said that I thought that this game was an impressive and entertaining game. You are challenged with exploring cities like Long Island, New York and other places during the Roaring Twenties era. This included parties and gatherings where you dance the charleston and sip bootleg booze with a mysterious millionaire.The dialogue consists of frequent conversations with different characters which is tolerable and the music is of the era but does get a bit monotonous at times, playing the same tune over and over again. The graphics are quite clear bright and colourful. The puzzles are quite straight forward with typing words of a letter and other mini games. The hidden objects are many and varied. Your standard list of items to be found is the main feature but in every scene if you can locate a hidden book and find the hidden letters to a mystery word, more points will be gained to enhance the library with lots of trimmings and will earn more achievement awards. Several ingenious challenges require you to find hidden objects from a moving car. Quite a unique and impressive game, I liked it.
April 17, 2013
GREAT GATSBY IS DOMINANTLY A HIDDEN OBJECT GAME.
Played the entire game.
Pros: 1. Stays true to the era of 1920's in music, scenery and HO items. 2. Particularly outstanding voice overs. Gatsby really sounded just like Robert Redford who played him in the movie. I was amazed and I loved that. 3. Stays true to the movie storyline of The Great Gatsby. I didn't read the book. 4. Enjoyed the games. But too many HOs for my liking. Its practically all HOs. Enjoyed the artwork in the fact that it was never dark or dreary. Just sad at the end as the real story was.
Cons: 1. Way too many HOs for me. In the future will not purchase heavy HOGs. I much prefer adventure, games with a mix of some HOs thrown in, but not dominating the game. 2. I found all of the scenes to be shown at too far of a distance from the player's view which made all of the objects small. Don't want to play a entire game with small hidden objects. But even at the exterior of Gatsby's mansion, the player is viewing small "everything" including the architecture of the mansion. Had the art not been so small it could have been much richer and allowed the player to feel more within the scene taking place. 3. I didn't care for the fact that there was no movement in the entire game, just flat scenes, except for one of the car driving down the street. It was very stiff. I think that's why the music and the voices were so important to give it some dynamics. But it needed more movement.
I could really see this storyline being done with richer artwork, moving figures, and larger hidden objects into an adventure game and it would be great. I recommend it for what it is, which is a HOG. If you want just mainly HOG then you'll like this game. If you want some adventure that's not what this game is.
July 17, 2012