Summary: As with all Azada games, there are several modes of play. The voice-overs and sound effects were very good. The story line is saving the land of Azada after the three elements Mages are imprisoned by Panoptes and can only be freed by paying with diamonds, in his store, to get the element orb and return it to the Mage them so they can restore their realm. The graphics are wonderful, with lots of color and great scenes.
Summary: Pros and cons for this game... PRO: This is a very lengthy game, with a long bonus chapter that opens up new scenes. There are tons of challenging, unique mini-games. The HOS are well-done, but not too numerous as I prefer mini-games to HOS. A great interactive map is provided, which tells you what needs to be done, and also allows you to instantly go to that location. I liked the magic bottle feature.
Summary: Read Smokey's review, it mirrors my feelings, the pros and cons of the game 100%: Good job Smokey! Replay value, if you like the game you will replay it, if you don't chances are you won't. One thought: there are points of user friendly standards in any game, why make a list visually challenging is flat out dumb.
Summary: I couldn't give this game a higher rating because I'm not sure I'm even going to buy it. It is intriguing in that I want to "find out" what's next but after 45 minutes of trial I'm not convinced. Usually I can tell within 20-30 minutes and this one just didn't get me. It does venture away from it's historical game play to include HO and collectibles. I like collectibles but these were a bit cheesy. I didn't like the magic potion gimmick. Was a bit of a nuisance.
Summary: There so many things happening in this game that is hard to write a comprehensive review but the game worth playing. In this part of the story you're once again going through the world of Azada the evil one being the greedy Panoptes who imprisoned the 3 elements Mages and sells the elements for Azada diamonds. My rating goes only 4 because of the list based iHOS (which are also repeating) and I didn't want, as the adventure turned into just another HOPA.
Summary: I am 57 and enjoy the occasional video game that challenges the brain. Azada is my all time favorite game! I bought it as a download from Big Fish a few years ago and loved the challenge as I worked my way through it. When I bought a new computer, I gave up my Azada game and had not played it in a few years until I bought it from Amazon last week. I had forgotten all the secrets of the game so had to start over "almost" like it was my first time.
Good puzzle game with occasional adventure-type puzzles
Happy Reader, Amazon
20 December 2010
Summary: I bought and played the sequel, "Azada: Ancient Magic" (Azada AM) first. I thought it was creative and fun, so I bought this original Azada to try, and I'll compare the two. I give Azada 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4, and Azada AM four stars. This original Azada is basically a puzzle game. There is a story line, but mostly you are solving classic puzzles, pure and simple. The classic puzzles are varied and typical of puzzle games.
Summary: If you want a break from hidden object games and like doing more actual puzzles, then you should try this game. Me and girlfriend have played all of the Mystery Case Files and we enjoyed the puzzles we had to solve more than actually looking for items. This game brought some clever, some taxing, and a few annoying puzzles. I deducted one star because some repeat puzzles are just a chore to do and others just have you click here and there until it's done.
Simple in its concept, yet highly addictive with lovely graphics.
1 June 2010
Summary: I saw this game in my local supermarket so I bought it on the spur of the moment ... and I absolutely love it! The puzzles are similar but in a different format, which makes them interesting - and there is a good variety which is important to keep the player entertained, not bored! Some puzzles are relatively simple, whereas others are more difficult and involve some in-depth thinking (like the hidden object ones where you have to find something to operate something else...
Summary: This game is alot of fun and not too complicated to play. The graphics are nice and the puzzles are challageing. It downloads with no problems and takes up very little memory. If you are used to games with outstanding grapics like "DREAM CHRONICLES", "RETURN TO RAVENHERST", BEYOND THE SPIRITS EYE", "EVERLIGHT" and such, this one might seem somewhat dull.