Elixir of Immortality
This game looks promising, but it does not deliver. The artwork is OK but not the best. The VO consists of pictures of characters with their mouths flapping and written text. The HOS are bad with hard to find objects - red pepper on a red background, etc. The hint system only works during HOS. There is a magnifying glass that is supposed to show action items, but it isn't 100% accurate. The story is lame at best. I could hardly wait to finish the game.
May 21, 2012
I really enjoy the plot, voice "mumbles and grunts" and music but most of the time, the sound on the game doesn't work! And it's not only my laptop; I've downloaded it on another too. The game is advertised as Adventure but I feel that most of the time I do hidden object puzzles and the resolution isn't great plus the click meter is "fussy"; I can't click absent minded-ly like I usually do because it freezes me for a few seconds ever few seconds. Decent puzzles and challenges. I don't necessarily recommend this game though.
December 10, 2011
Graphics are decent and colorful. Good storyline. Major drawback was a good deal of backtracking and some of the HO scenes being very dark. I'm playing on a 21" screen, so most objects should be very discernable. They were not. Many times would need to use a hint to find that last one or two objects. Either too dark or too buried or too archaic an item. Believe I found a slingshot that looked like needlenose pliers after using a hint. I'm not afraid of a challenge, but the annoy factor on this one was too great for me. I gave it a 3.25 at best. With over 200 of these in my collection, I know a 4 or 5 when I see it and this doesn't compare.
December 18, 2011
Just Not for Me
Based on about 40 minutes of the demo, I've decided not to buy because the hidden objects are either too small or are so distorted with grime or whatever to locate. Too frustrating for me. I like pretty things not a bunch of dirty junk!
I hated the music! It was monotonous and during the HOS it was too excitable. Ridiculous IMHO.
As always play the demo and read some of the reviews.
May 3, 2014