Conclusion: Clocking in at around 5 hours for an average play-through, the game is not particularly lengthy for a commercial adventure, and a lot more story could have been packed in. There are a number of characters treated as being quite important who are seen only once or twice, for example.
Summary: A Golden Wake may not be the next great adventure game, but it is still a solid title. The main character carries the story well the presentation has its charms, and the gameplay is solid. Of particular note, the game plays out like a series of shorter chapters.
Excerpt: One of the things I like the most about the adventure genre is its willingness to explore territory that games aren’t common in video games. While a lot of action titles have gone for similar themes, there are a lot of different settings and narrative styles in adventure games.
Conclusion: Ultimately, A Golden Wake has grand ambitions and mostly succeeds in pulling them off. Dripping with atmosphere, it brings to life an interesting and overlooked chapter in American history that will resonate even today, and manages to look and sound great while doing it.
Excerpt: It's not often that we'd look forward to getting stuck into a game all about real estate salesmanship, but A Golden Wake is well worthy of our and your attention. This old-school point n' click adventure comes from the geniuses at Wadjet Eye, known for smashing out classics like noir thriller Gemini...
Pros: Charming retro visuals, Intriguing adventure, Often humourous
Excerpt: There’s something I wish I’d known as I began playing retro point and click adventure A Golden Wake. I wish I’d known that it was, in large parts, a true story. The reason I didn’t know this was because it began with a statement explaining that despite its historical setting, the characters and...
Excerpt: I decided
to do a retro review of an old John Tiller game. The game is The Proud and The Few from his Squad
Battles series. This game focuses on one of the most brutal battles the US
Marine Corps faced back in World War 2, so immediately this game peaked my
Conclusion: Even though this game is over a decade old I must say it still surprises me how fun it is to play even after all these years. It’s usually the great games that survive the test of time, and The Proud and The Few is among them.
Fans will enjoy learning with Hamtaro and friends.
Common Sense Media
10 February 2014
Summary: Parents need to know that some of the feedback in this educational software is a little negative. Fans of the Hamtaro television show will enjoy playing educational games with Hamtaro and his friends, but this software would have been better if there had been more to do.