The Fall Trilogy Chapter 2: Reconstruction
Played after Chapter I. It's well worth to buy the 3 Chapters
I was waiting to be on vacation to play the same day one after the other "The Fall Trilogy". What a fantastic trilogy in deed.
I recommend to start from Chapter I, then II and finally III.
Nice graphics, puzzles, and interesting story! Any way...it seems "will continue".
I highly recommend to buy all three.
December 28, 2011
Love the game, good story lots of variation in the challenging
November 20, 2011
This is a very different game from the standard HOPAs in the casual game genre, but similar to the old Myst-style games (except much shorter and simpler). The biggest difference is the 360 degree view in several scenes. You can look all around, above and below you, and you will need to in order to navigate around or play some of the "Find X of this item" puzzles (these are the only type of hidden object scenes in the game).
Reconstruction continues the story from the first game in the series, but is in a completely different setting and .is pretty much a self-contained story. You are supposedly trying to steal some corporate secrets from a high-rise office building, but it's clear that there's something else going on. There are subtle clues throughout the game to hint at what's really going on, which I appreciated.
The graphics are more realistic than artistic, but aside from a pretty cool view of the entire city from the building's roof, I was unenthused.
The real appeal of the game for me was the puzzles; they were more challenging and interesting than the typical puzzles in the HOG genre, yet not frustrating and solvable with some thought and patience. There is a skip button that I never used. The in-game hint system is very good. You have a list of objectives to complete, and to get help with a task, click on your "clue gauge" when it's full, then on the task.
If you're interested in a game with slightly more challenging puzzles than normal, give this one a try.
August 31, 2012
Fun game but a bit short
Overall this was a good game and I enjoyed playing it but it didn't take very long to complete, just over 3 hours. The level of challenge was good, graphics and storyline were good but it was too short. For the entire game you are basically on just one level where you have to go back and forth and complete the tasks which was fine because you had to look for clues and collect items to help you. This could have been so much better if they had put the 3rd chapter of the game in with this part and made the game longer. (I did try the demo of chapter 1 before this chapter, but it didn't appeal to me like chapter 2.)
I would recommend this game but only if it was on special offer.
February 19, 2013
A bit too repetitive...
This could have been a much better game if it hadn't been as repetitive as it was. You spend 80% of the game turning off and on security cameras to so that you can get to certain spots in the game. If they had spent more time creating more puzzles and less time sending you back to the same task it could have been much better. After each accomplishment, you are back to the camera room to change them again. Some of the puzzles were intriguing and fun, and the story was interesting.
October 13, 2012
A LITTLE DIFFERENT
I'm kind of shaking my head on this one. Definitely a little different from most games, specifically in the use of clues instead of hints.
Hints are available normally in the hidden object scenes (none of which were junk pile) but in order to figure out what to do next, or how to do something, I needed to use clues that were associated with whatever task I was having a problem with. The number of clues available for any given task ranged from 1 to 4, I guess depending on how hard the game felt the task was.
There was a not very accurate map, but it was not interactive. I played the casual mode and opted out of the 360 degree display, which just gives me a headache. So, instead of a lot of up and down and back and forth, there was going in a circle over and over again to move between locations.
The continuous commentary by the protagonist was also different, but mostly helpful. I intend on playing the 3rd game in this series, because I want to find out if he ever gets back to his family. The 3-game concept of ongoing installments of the same story is also something I've never seen before.
The game held my interest, but was at times frustrating. Maybe after I play the 3rd installment, I'll have a clearer idea of how to rate them.
May 18, 2014
I never submit reviews on games I don't finish, but this is based on about 45 minutes of the demo, which I always advise doing before purchasing.
I guess I was lost from the beginning, I just didn't get it. Maybe I should have tested chapter 1 of this trilogy before playing this one, but I didn't.
I didn't play any list-type HOS, which I like. Instead I had to find multiples of an item. Most items were very easy to find, albeit some objects are very tiny. Then I was presented with one of the items, e.g., a key card to use to move on in the game.
The game has a 360 degree view of the scenes. I found it time consuming and a bit confusing. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood to play this type of game, which is totally different from any other HOG I've played.
There is a skip button and hints which recharge in a standard manner.
I'm sorry, this doesn't seem to be a very good review, but I didn't like this game and suggest you play the demo. This most likely appeals to some, as there are some positive reviews, but a no buy for me.
April 26, 2014