Reviews and Problems with Amulet of Time: Shadow of la Rochelle
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User review by Gardensafari
25 January 2013
Summary: Set in the 16th century you have to quash a conspiracy to kill the King of France. A good story, so the introduction of weird potions and ghosts is unnecessary and spoils part of the fun. Introducing anachronisms like trains and photographs is another mistake. Usually in HOG's most of the items are somewhere and a few are hidden in a HOS. Here it is the other way around. In the hidden object scenes are 90% of the objects you need, only some 10% is hidden elsewhere.
Summary: I have rather a long (good) review, so I have posted it in the forums. I played this game over three days, mostly because like a really good candy, I wanted to savor it and was mildly disappointed when it ended. Not with the game itself, but with the fact that I had, yes, saved the king and gone home. *g* It is probably beatable in five hours, if you are just sitting playing it, or less, depending.
Summary: Normally I wouldn't review this based on the demo only, but I had numerous problems running this on my Mac and finally gave up 50 minutes in when it refused to let me pick up a key object. I had problems with needing to click numerous times on objects and sometimes I could only get them after clicking hint.
Summary: I was disappointed that the developer didn't do more with what I thought was a great idea. Solving a murder mystery plot against the King in glamorous historical settings should have made for a great adventure HOG, but this fell flat. Game play is layered: first you find "an objective" which is actually a list of needed inventory items; then you click around more to either uncover more objectives or find HO scenes where you search for the needed stuff; step 3 is putting...
Summary: I was intrigued by this game - at first I worried that it wouldn't work on my computer (some games do, some games don't, sigh) but it did !! So I finished the demo, but I wasn't pulled in like I'd want to be, but I loved the mini-games, graphics, story - really boochie 54 detailed it perfectly! And yes, the Jester figure...do we think it's a nod toward that era? Don't know - didn't bother me that much - good game, please try before you buy, as always.
Summary: Although it might not be to everyone’s taste, I quite enjoyed this. Being a history geek, I liked the story of a 16th century plot to kill the French king, even though there were a few anachronisms (a toy train, a photo). The use of real works of art, portraits, paintings, and tapestries in the decor appealed to my interest in art. I even got to ‘paint’ Leonardo’s Lady with an Ermine. Cool.
Summary: I've just finished playing the first hour of this and am loving it. The graphics are clear and the hint system helps if you get stuck. I love historic stories and this one doesn't disappoint. A ghost appears to ask for help in the past and the gameplay is smooth and logical. There are a lot of HOGS and some adventure and some really scary scenes. I decided to buy it after playing the demo so I don't know how long it is but it looks great from the demo. Enjoy!