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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: Welcome back to the magical land of Oz! Published in 1901 by L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was a popular children's novel about the fictitious fantasy world of Oz and its eccentric inhabitants. Since then, Baum had written 13 sequels to his original novel, culminating with Glinda of Oz in 1920. During this period, many new characters were introduced and many new adventures were told.
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: Your visit to the Kingdom of Oz will last around 6 to 8 hours, depending on how carefully you explore each area and how tempted you are to check your journal for hints. Most adventurers will find the journey time well spent, though how much depends on what kind of gamer you are. If you play adventure games because you love characters and story, you’ll almost certainly enjoy ECC; if you play them to experience a real brain-bending challenge, you might find the puzzles too...
Excerpt: Emerald City Confidential tar oss med til eventyrlandet Oz, men dette er ikke Oz slik vi kjenner det fra de populære bøkene. Utvikler Wadjet Eye Games (tidligere kjent for Blackwell-spillene) har nemlig gjenskapt Emerald City (Smaragdbyen) og landområdene rundt i film noir-stil, og gitt historien og figurene i bokserien en ny vinkling. Spillet foregår 40 år etter hendelsene i bokserien, og følger Emerald Citys eneste privatdetektiv – den hardbarkede krigsveteranen Petra.
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.