Great Secrets: Nostradamus
My favorite game
II love the diversity of the games --it certainly isn't boring - I can play this for hours - wish there were more like this one.
I definitely recommend this game.
October 11, 2013
Fine artwork, and the story seems very real, locations looks real
November 16, 2011
i know Nostradamus' Greatest Secret!
And so can you .... just start the game. The big secret is ...... the game isn't really about him.
You start the game by gaining pages of facts about Leonardo Da Vinci. You meet him and he gives you chores to do. Then, you meet Magellan, learn pages of facts about him and HE gives you chores to do and so on and so on and so on.
At some point, you finally figure out that Nostradamus is the one doing the "speaking" on the bottom of the screen. Not much info is gleaned about him except he is scared of his "visions" and is looking for various ways to relax. BIG SECRET!
This is an HOG (hidden object game) heavy game. Every level is a different type of HOG - find the items in the list, find the differences, find "x" number of compasses or whatever. I quit the game when I had to find items that were in silhouette. Why? Because the items in the "list" HOGs were next to impossible to find. A "fish" in one scene was hardly bigger than a pin's head and, even with the help of the "hint", it was extremely difficult to locate. In the silhouette HOG, what looked like a lemon slice was, in fact, a well-hidden wagon wheel.
The mini games were extremely fun. Most likely the best part of the game.
The HOGs are untimed and there is a rechargeable "Help/hint" button. Also, a "goals" button in case you forget what you're doing. All are located at the top of the page.
There is way too much conversation and pages and pages of facts about other people - it makes the game drag on and on and on. The flow is terrible. It is extremely boring and not entertaining at all. For these reasons, this will not be a purchase for me.
I suggest if you want to know about Nostradamus, get a book.
September 19, 2014
As a game it was adequate for fun and challenge however, the instability on Windows 7 makes it not fun. When you click on an object about every 5-6 one closes the game. The screen goes black and you have to restart. It doe remember yor place so its not starting over but still annoying. I will not purchase this game.
April 5, 2013
Usually I play a game for at least the full hour, but as it was so awful I only played for 20 minutes. There seemed to be 3 out of 4 possible games to play and each time you solve either a hidden object scene (dark and grainy picture scenes) within the time limit of 10 minutes, a spot the difference picture scene or match the cards scene - all within 10 minutes - all accompanied by the most dreadful, brain-killing music of all time. The only game I would have loved to play would have been the rotate the squares to form a picture game but I never made it to that one!
Compared to the excellent hidden object games we have nowadays, I would assume that this was one of the first made and would make excuses for it if this were the case but overall, I would not play this for all the tea in china.
May 4, 2013