Modern Tales: Age of Invention

Modern Tales: Age of Invention

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During the 19th Century Paris world expo someone kidnaps the invited scientists under mysterious circumstances. Step into the shoes of the daughter of one of the scientists, Emily Patterson, to conduct your own investigation. Who is behind the kidnapping of the scientists? Will Emily find her father, overcome the obstacles and manage to solve the sophisticated puzzles and minigames? Embark on a fantastic adventure in the era of modern inventions, unravel the sinister plot and save the world from a scheming madman!

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  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
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Modern Tales: Age of Invention is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FIRST non CE purchase.... LOVED IT If I like a game enough that I want to play it I always buy the CE on sale... BUT this started out from the demo a so-so game.. till I played the demo a second time.. For some reason I got really into it and I'm glad I bought it... So I decided to buy the reg game instead of the CE.. I got more into the game as I played passed the demo part... Did not have to use hint once.. Proud of myself.. It made me really figure stuff out on my own. I did use the map quite often if I was stuck though. Graphics were a tad bit looking more like concept art at times then finished game product.. but the story and game play were good enough to ignore it wasn't the best graphics ever...
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing game This game should have been a collectors edition. The puzzles are new and unique. And the story line was wonderful. I loved the characters also/ Worth the cost and more.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved the Storyline My favorite games feature story lines that make sense. I have been playing HO/adventure games for a few years now concentrating mostly on hidden objects and puzzles and giving little notice to story. Clearly I have missed a lot but then, I have many a game to play again. Only recently I have begun to submit reviews. Within that context, Modern Tales is my kind of game because its story line sets the pace for both hidden objects and puzzles. While it is a familiar rescue theme (daughter and father), that is only where the story starts. Along the way we meet various inventors and inventions with not a lot of back-and-forth inventory retrieving (but some). There is no gore or violence but a fun storyline that stays mostly within science but has just a touch of magic. It really is fun. Artifex Mundi is a developer that I enjoy, mostly because their stories are a bit different, or at least that is true for the ones I have played. The graphics are better than average and the voice overs are not exactly in sync but they do not distract from the game play. Generally, I play the "casual" setting but sometimes custom as I just want to immerse myself in the game for a while and be a part of another story. This game allowed me to do that. Enjoy!
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ~~A LENGTHY AND ENJOYABLE ADVENTURE WORTHY OF FIVE STARS!~~ Enjoy playing the role of Emily Patterson who is set to showcase her father’s latest scientific invention during the invention expo in Paris. Suddenly, the unexpected happens when your father is kidnapped by an unknown man during the scene of a technological malfunction. With the local authorities being of no help, it is your duty to conduct your own investigation and find your father. Orchid Games collaborated with Artifex Mundi to deliver a steampunk-inspired adventure that really impressed me. The storyline in Modern Tales: Age of Invention is about a kidnapped parent, with a rather unique theme that makes the game very interesting. Modern Tales: Age of Invention offers a smart hybrid between steampunk, science fiction, and traditional detective mystery. The game involves an extensive amount of character interactions and dialogs, but they are all necessary to advance the storyline. Another strong aspect of Modern Tales: Age of Invention is the production. The game features exceptionally stunning location designs along with some gorgeous fluorescent lighting and color. The level of detail in each scene is mind-blowing, even the hidden object scenes look as glorious as ever. Some aspects of the audio presentation are less impressive. The background music is pleasant and all, but the voice-acting, especially of the protagonist, seems to remain calm at all times, which takes away from the emotional stakes of the game. Whether you chose the SE or CE version of the game your definitely getting your money's worth of gameplay. Modern Tales: Age of Invention offers a playtime of around six hours (without skipping), plus an hour for the bonus chapter. The Collector’s Edition bling includes a strategy guide, wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, videos, replayable hidden object scenes, replayable mini-games, achievements, and collectibles. I was surprised by how enjoyable this game is and I look forward to the developer's creating a sequel soon. Cheers!
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All this and Coco too! I loved this game set in the early 20th century with cameo's of a young Albert Einstein and Coco Chanel. Excellent story line, mostly do-able puzzles, decent variety of HOS. Most of the scenes appear to be handpainted in acrylic or water color and are well done. I liked our cheeky heroine, and with heroic if rather bumbling Albert they were a fun pair. I may go back and purchase the CE version, if it has more of the story...it left us stranded, sort of. But an excellent SE game!
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A nice game, but sub par artwork This is a very nice, highly playable, HO adventure with easy to follow story and good voiceovers, but suffers from so-so artwork. It takes place at turn of the century, but the main protagonist wears pants (unusual for that time period) while a young Coco Chanel wears clothing from late 19th century. If you are a history buff, there are cameos from Albert Einstein and Coco Chanel. The action takes place in France, Switzerland and Siberia. Switzerland was the nicest part of the game. The voiceovers are good, but the father of protagonist looks like a young 40 yr old, when his daughter is in her 20s? I would have expected a distinguished doctor with silver hair. The HOPs and puzzles are easy. Expert mode allows hint, skip and helpful messages, which is plenty of help, as most actions are intuitive and logical. It's a fun game to play because it's easy to follow the story and figure out what to do next. Just wish the artwork had been nicer. The game is decent length and took forever to download.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT EPISODE! I love how they were able to mix fantasy with reality and include famous well-known characters in this newest release from Orchid Games, Modern Tales! Emily Patterson is her dad's right-hand man, her go-to guy (wait a minute, leading lady?) at the Science Exposition in Paris. She's helping dad, Brian Patterson, prepare his presentation for his latest invention, an Energy Emitter when havoc ensues. Her father has just become the latest victim of a kidnapping plot of leading scientists in the technology field. Emily is left on her own to investigate her father's kidnapping when all roads seem to lead to a powerful and influential member of society, Alexandre d' Albignac (a real person btw) This is a pretty decent game! The graphics are fairly decent, and the storyline is fairly original. You'll recognize familiar names such as Alexander Grahm Bell and you'll even get to buy the very first Porsche made, and it's a really fast car lol. I was a bit confused when the demo ended with 40 minutes to spare because this is a very long game containing 7 decent sized chapters! Unless you purchase the game, you won't have access to ANY bonus content, you don't even get to see what the content is, so for that reason alone, I'm only giving the game 4 stars! In the Collector's Edition version, each scene has a hidden Atom that will unlock a secret of some sort. The Hidden Object Scenes are a little on the scarce side with only two offered within the demo, but then again the demo is extremely short! The first HOP is an Interactive List find the second is a really well done Interactive Progressive Silhouetted Shape find. There are no alternative games offered. The Mini Games are interesting, some of which are unique, but the directions could be better. Below are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo: 1) Place cards correctly to activate the interactions. 2) Connect cables to the sockets in the correct sequence. The Collector's Edition version has 8 Wallpaper Backgrounds, 8 Concept Art pictures, 5 Music Soundtracks, 8 Movie Video Cutscenes, 8 re-playable Hidden Object Scenes, 8 re-playable Mini Games, 24 Achievements to earn, 30 Hidden Atom Signs, 7 Main Chapters + Bonus Chapter (Secrets of the Monastery) and a built-in Strategy Guide, enjoy! by Orchid Games Orchid Games:
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Age of Invention-Good graphics - interesting story line- not too hard This game is well thought out and has some really good visuals. The plot is easy to follow and leads you to a host of weird inventions on your quest to capture the Badie who has left a trail of problems to unfold. Rather straightforward puzzles and they are plentiful and add to the gameplay. A good way to spend a few hours . There are only a few of downsides, The puzzles are quite easy and present no real challenge another is, as is often the case, a lot of backwards and forwards especially at the later stages, and finally there is too much dialogue , which is unhelpful.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Devs Have Reached New Levels of Craziness! Emily Patterson is helping her father at a science expo in 1900 Paris, France. She has just arrived on her bike at the Pavilion with the prism her dad needs for his invention that will send electricity through the air. She helps set up the equipment with an assortment of locks, parts, and puzzles. When the device is turned on, a burst of energy blows through the roof. Ben Patterson sends his daughter outside to check if anyone noticed the glass roof shattering. Emily looks up to see a glowing ball plummet into the Pavilion and she faints. When she comes to, a policeman tells her that all the people in the Pavilion have disappeared, including her father. Good stuff: Artwork is clear and well-drawn with good color. Normal game elements are present: HOPs, mini-games, and puzzles. Bad stuff: Once again I find myself wondering what the Devs were thinking. After the disaster in the pavilion, one of the lightening amulets from the front of her father’s equipment is in another room of the Pavilion. Another one of the three lightening amulets is locked in Emily's cobweb covered apartment. The last one is inside a car at the Eiffel Tower. Are they kidding? To get inside her apartment after the disaster, Emily has to recover a magnetic key used on her Dad's device. Why would her Dad use her door key for his charger? And why is it stuck in place till Emily restores some of the machine? Not laughing. Once she gets the key and enters the apartment, she needs to look in the safe for her father's notes. To do that, she has to go back to the Pavilion, unscrew the infinity symbol off a pressure canister she found in another scientist's ruined work, and then insert it in the wall next to the safe, which is behind a dirty chalkboard that she must clean before it will slide from in front of the safe opening! At this point I figure that someone really confused put this story/game together. Or perhaps they were trying to confuse us! There is more, but I'll leave you to find it. Somewhere in this mess of bits and pieces is a story and possibly an adventure, but after thirty minutes, when I finished the Demo, I only knew that I was missing not only logic and cohesion, but also any desire to play this game. Please try the demo. Make a value decision based on your own experience. That's what Demo's are for. And remember: Forewarned is forearmed!
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just keep cranking them out Another dark blue, shadowy hidden object game. Seriously, I prefer the HOGs that have thought put into them and don't rely on dark colors and shows to hid things.
Date published: 2018-05-16
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