Reviews and Problems with Emerald City Confidential
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Emerald City Confidential
11 September 2012
Excerpt: Whenever someone brings up The Wizard of Oz , the 1939 film starring Judy Garland is the first thing that comes to mind. Attached are memories of camp and oddities, including songs sung of going off to see a wonderful wizard, desiring a brain, and a creepy ode to a lollipop guild. So if one were to propose throwing in a bit of noir to the mix expectations tend to range from disastrous dialogue or the perverting of childhood characters, both of which surprisingly, are...
Excerpt: What do you picture when you think of Oz? Munchkinland? Movin’ on down the yellow brick road? The Wicked Witch of the West as she melts -- or as she belts out Broadway show tunes? This is such a familiar place, with so many associations, that placing a game in Oz evokes nostalgia, poignancy and a dash of trepidation. Dave Gilbert, the creative mind behind Emerald City Confidential , clearly knows this and has taken advantage of it.
Conclusion: Emerald City Confidential may be a tad too easy in the puzzle solving, especially for those seasoned in the genre, but where it really shines is in the plot delivery and character development. The artwork, music, concept, characters, and voice acting are superb, all executed with a polished presentation. It’s a unique, noir style mystery covering illegal artefacts, smuggling, and kidnapping, but never feels too dark with the balance of humour and silly situations.
Summary: Не забывайте, «быстро и
доступно» — еще и позывной
казуальных развлечений. Поэтому о
«сложности» задачек тут
говорить не принято. Доступные и
понятные, они обычно не требуют
семи пядей во лбу, тем более с
балансом в виде жалких подсказок.
Петра исправно набивает карманы
вещами, незамедлительно пускаемыми
в расход. К счастью, старая школа Гилберта
не пропала даром.