Reviews and Problems with Ancient Secrets: Quest for the Golden Key
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User review by cwillow
22 August 2012
Summary: I have to give the game kudos for trying. It is a very interesting storyline, with okay graphics and decent sound - but my god, there are no hints except for a vague barely noticeable sparkle (and you'll want hints, trust me) and the mini-puzzles are repetitively and some of them require a video to assist you in solving them. That seems a little too complicated for me, especially when the HO areas themselves are very unclear and have the objects hidden too well, I think.
Summary: I'm writing this after having played the next one, and playing this one second because I liked the second game and wanted to see how this one was. There is a remarkable difference between the two. Since this was the earlier game, I did not expect the gameplay to be as polished as the second game. The graphics in this game were decent but on the coarse side.
Summary: This is a nice game. The hidden object scenes are not very challenging, but I personally prefer the puzzles in IHOGs anyway. The puzzles are great and for those not challenged by the hidden object scenes, you will be pleased to know there is no hint button. Overall a nice game with nice graphics and relaxing music. I recommend the game. It definitely has replay value.
Summary: HuuuuuuuM ! Why couldn't have the graphics been polished ? They're not bad ! But for a 2008 game, they're not really up to standards ! Glad to find, anyway, that it is more an adventure than a HOG, although I have no idea why the developers included HO scenes as they all fall like a wig on a plate of soup. The story ? WHAT STORY ? Oh, yes !....kind of simple, isn't it ? Oversimplified, even, not to say lame. SO the game is bad, hey ?
Summary: Just finished this game. Took me some time to do, but thanks to the walkthrough I finally made it. Objects were hard to find--too well hidden in dark areas. However, a good game that I really enjoyed.
Summary: I really liked this game. The puzzles were really fun, and the light-hearted music made it seem like a summertime adventure. The non- timed aspect, along with no hints (except the sparkle if you take too long) made it seem timeless as well. Nothing to not like about it.
Summary: I really enjoy games like this - More Puzzles, less Hidden Object. Specifically slider puzzles (the kind where you have to get the box out, by moving other boxes) The puzzles are not very hard but toward the end there are puzzles without instructions, you just need figure it out to solve the challenge. No time limit. No hints for the puzzles, but a hidden object will "sparkle" if you have not found one in a minute or so. A fun game. Took me right a 4 hours to finish it.