Excerpt: Ratty and Mole were childhood friends of mine, and there is an almost childlike appeal about the rats and the moles in City of Secrets . That is where any similarities begin and end between the tales, although I may have spotted a willow.
Summary: I wanted to like City of Secrets , but it made it very hard. The terrible voice acting, weak story, and boring fetch quests conspired to kill this game before it could get off the ground. Throw in the lack of replay value, challenge, and extra features, and things only get worse. The game crashing bugs make it something worth avoiding altogether.
Excerpt: City of Secrets is a point-and-click adventure game from Polish newcomer and indie game developer Aidem Media (or aideMMedia). The game has been released on a range of platforms, including the iOS, Linux, Mac, and PC. The game harks back to the classic era of graphic adventure games. Unlike those games of yore, however, this game features 3D character models and 2D hand drawn backgrounds.
Conclusion: City of Secrets can be lauded for its insistence on taking the story in an unusual direction, devising strange uses for inventory items and puzzle solutions, and bringing with it an impressive sense of style, most evident in the outstanding graphics. However, over-reliance on style gives way to bizarre writing, humor that seems to constantly miss the mark, and puzzle design that is never good and sometimes terrible.