Classic Adventures: The Great Gatsby
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 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