Excerpt: Lost Horizon is a point-and-click adventure game that closely follows the style of past classics but still attempts to cast a new spin on the adventure genre. The game is developed by Animation Arts, best known as the developer of the Secret Files series. In Lost Horizon, you take control of Fenton Paddock—a quirky, self-confident former British soldier who goes on a mission to rescue his missing army comrade Richard.
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 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. Early on, you learn that a friend of yours disappeared in Tibet while searching for the fabled city of Shambala, and then quickly you find yourself paired with Kim, the niece of a former business partner, as you race to Shambala to try and...
Conclusion: Overall, Lost Horizon is good game that falls a bit too short in some areas to really be great. At its best the game is fun, there’s no question of that, and the graphics and music hold up their end of the adventure easily. But the storyline and characters are largely forgettable and the puzzles rarely excel until the last of the game’s seven chapters (which has some particularly clever ones).
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.
Summary: Après une preview plutôt convaincante, la version finale de Lost Horizon arrive enfin à la rédac’. L’heure du test a donc sonné pour Fenton Padock et ses aventures qui vont le conduire à parcourir la planète tout en affrontant les nazis pour découvrir un secret mystique caché au cœur d’une cité perdue. Rien que ça.