All posts tagged: adventure

Game Review – Adventure Escape: Murder Manor

Adventure Escape: Murder Manor By: Haiko Games Rating: All Ages Cost: FREE Detective Emma Grey is invited to dine at Wickham Manor when her car breaks down outside, but little did she expect murder before the main course! Use your best detective skills to solve nine chapters of puzzles, brain teasers and identify the killer before he (or she!) strikes again. This is a point and click adventure game with puzzles in increasing complexity as each chapter progresses you further in the ‘story’ of this murder mystery. Strong points: Lovely graphics, a bit of a quirky attempt to appeal to Jane Austen fans (count the references as you go), hints can be earned as you solve puzzles with a points value that can be spent towards clues for other puzzles. This is not a hidden object game — it’s definitely a “figure out which wires go where”, “what is the bank safe combination code?”, “how do I use X to find Y?” type of reasoning. That said, I found the puzzles challenging, especially the ones …

Game Review – Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink

Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink (Full) By: Artifex Mundi Rating: All Ages Price: $4.99 Dr. Ambrose Ink and his clockwork falcon, Matthew, are attempting to uncover the source for a series of catastrophic earthquakes and their search leads them to Hochwald Castle, the home of the Barber family.¬†As Agent Evangeline Glass, you arrive to assist him in his research to discover he’s vanished! So this is basically a puzzle game with an adventure storyline. It’s a steampunk themed adventure with gorgeous graphics and it’s relatively straightforward in terms of gameplay. Examples of puzzles include repairing the clockwork falcon and navigating through a dirigible without being caught. I believe this was a game I obtained in a free promo on Amazon’s Kindle Store and at last check, it was $4.99. As a free game, it was a fun couple of hours’ playing. Would I pay $4.99 for it? That’s a harder question. It’s cheaper than a movie ticket and for the amount of work, the artists/creators deserve some form of payment. With me, a lot …