City of Secrets
By Aidem Media
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"… on the level of a Pixar film … High praise for a game on iOS, but it is that good." - GamingBits
"Out of the blue, Aidem Media have delivered one of the best adventure games I’ve ever seen on the iDevice" - TouchMyApps
"City of Secrets is utterly impressive with its polished presentation, fluid 3D animations, and full voiceovers." - iPadModo
Want to see my Mole? If you're finished hammering bird brains against the wall, go underground in the tap adventure game, City of Secrets. Requires logic and puzzle solving skills so turn your brain back on and prove you know your head from a Mole in the ground.
Enter a brilliant high definition world of revolution, mystery, and adventure as you pull together the clues and solve puzzles to uncover the sinister plot. The hero's – Rex, the dog, and Mr. Moles - well of course - the mole, can't save Poco Pane without you.
City of Secrets is a classical point and click adventure game presented with beautiful hand drawn art, layered backgrounds and a 3D character cast, fully spoken throughout.
Over 1 million games sold. Rex and Mr. Moles have been on adventures across Europe for many years and are making their debut globally on iOS. We love to entertain and are confident that Aidem Media is one palindrome you will instantly love.
The game can be tougher than your college entrance exam and it isn’t clear yet if you will need help from your friends or some little kid to solve the sinister plot.
There are several methods in the game to point players in the right direction such as a notebook containing a list of completed and 'to-do' tasks - and a hint system giving a written clue for the next most important task if you really get stuck.
Better than an IQ test, challenge your friends to see who can solve the sinister plot first. Good luck!
What's New in Version 1.3
Lion compatibility fixes, rare Touch pad click problems fixed.
What am I supposed to do now?
A relatively entertaining game. I enoyed the creative, if somewhat static, graphics and, while the dialog got a bit tiring at times, it was mostly entertaining (not hysterically funny but worth a chuckle or two). The story was minimal but for the most part served it's pupose. My biggest beef was that several times during the game the next "goal" you were supposed to achieve was so obtuse and followed so little storyline logic nor did it seem to have any
discernible purpose in the ultimate resolution of the problem at hand, that the only way to figure out what you were supposed to do next was to check the hints. I'm not sure that in the end I feel that this game is worth $4.99. I doubt anybody would ever want to play it more than once, I know I won't. But still, all in all, it was a relatively fun way to kill some time.
Fun, but sometimes too complicated
+ Fun gameplay, cool graphics, and a generous amount of episodes (5) for only .99c
+ Humor was mostly funny (love all the accents)
+ Several mini-challenges that added variety (garbage sorting, viewing photos, tile puzzle, etc)
+ I like the fact that you eventually are able to play as both main characters
- I like a challenge, but some of the puzzles and tasks were just too illogical, which made it impossible for me to figure out what to do without hints
- Some levels included looping dialogue that quickly got irritating (i.e., at the Market and on The Farm)
- Sometimes the hints seemed too general and were unhelpful (like in Rex's final scene); other times they were more like walkthroughs than hints, telling you more than you wanted
- The final scene where you control Rex is thoroughly frustrating because of the rat, which repeats the same thing over and over each time he sees you
- There are lots of items to click on that are irrelevant to the game, which is little bit of a waste of time
Overall I thought it was a good game despite some of the negatives listed above, and would recommend it.
First, I have to admit I didn't get very far. I finished the first few puzzles. Then I stopped, and I won't play any more.
The game has a self-awareness that tries, unsuccessfully and painfully, to be dry and sarcastic but feels more like lazy writing. The puzzles are thrown together without any sense of plot, and then goes to great pains to tell you it was intentional. The story feels hacked together, without rhyme nor reason. The narrator (and the rest of the vocal "talent") are flat and bland. The subtitles often do not match what is being said, and even worse… are misspelled! This game amounted to a bunch of arbitrary and clichéd puzzles stuck inside a funless, bland game. Can I have my money back?