Excerpt: It’s difficult to put a finger on what makes the point-and-click adventure Lost Horizon quite such a non-event. It’s clearly the product of a great deal of care and attention to detail, but most of it seems to have gone into the gorgeous presentation, to the extent that pretty much everything else is as bland and uninspired as the most generic Saturday morning cartoon imaginable.
Excerpt: Lost Horizon is brought to us by Deep Silver, the same publishing team behind the acclaimed Secret Files series. We are introduced to Fenton Paddock, disgraced former British soldier, and willingly tag along with him across the continents as he attempts not only to foil Nazi plans to infiltrate the mythical land of Shambala with evil intent, but also to rescue a close friend and ex-comrade who has disappeared in mysterious circumstances whilst on an expedition in Tibet.
Excerpt: Lost Horizon review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com Lost Horizon is the third point-and-click adventure from Animation Arts, the development house behind the Secret Files adventure game series. The game takes place in 1936, and you control a "hapless" smuggler named Fenton Paddock.
Excerpt: Do you like adventure games? No, we're not talking about the wall-climbing, parkour-filled ultra-realistic action-adventure games of today, we're talking old-school style. The kind of adventure games seen in the early 90's that involved thieving everything in sight that wasn't bolted down so that you could later glue them together in convoluted ways to create new objects that would be used to solve puzzles.
Conclusion: If you are a fan of the genre, or simply looking to dip your toes in the point and click waters, Lost Horizon would actually be a decent starting point. The puzzles aren’t out there on the upper levels of puzzle solving difficulty, they are based on logical combinations that work but still give your mind a challenge whilst solving. As well as the challenge, each new background is literally a piece of artwork that can be enjoyed along with the game.
Pros: Logical puzzle solving that is both challenging and enjoyable. Brilliant Backgrounds. Enjoyable characters despite voice acting issues.
Cons: 3D characters and artwork clash at times. Voice work sometimes doesn't match with what is occurring in the game.
Conclusion: Unterm Strich bleibt solide Adventure-Kost. Die ersten beiden Kapitel legen furios los, suggerieren Tempo und geizen nicht mit tollen Ideen, Augenzwinkern, Spannung und Action. Doch dann geht dem Abenteuer im Mittelteil etwas die Puste aus. Es wird zu sehr Point-and-Klick-Einheitskost mit typischen Rätseln und ohne wirkliche Dramatik.
Summary: "Alles in allem ist „Lost Horizon“ – das mit dem Titel „Abenteuerspiel des Jahres 2010“ ausgezeichnet wurde – ein sehr kurzweiliges Spiel. Gerade die unterschiedlichen Sichtweisen der Figuren sowie die zu lösenden Rätsel machen das Spiel sehr spannend und versprechen etwa 20 Stunden Spielvergnügen. Das Gameplay ist zwar nicht neu, setzt aber auf altbekannte Stärken. Kurzum: Ein wirklich zu empfehlendes Spiel.