The Mysterious Past of Gregory Phoenix
By Aleksandr Baklanov
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Imagine that you have a forefather-inventor, whose life what the full mystery and he bequeathed it to you with a secret he kept... That is what happened to young Gregory Phoenix and dramatically changed his life.
The main riddle of the game is the book detailing the history of an ancient kingdom and a magic suit of armor that was dismantled by an evil wizard, who spread the pieces all over the world. Gregory also finds a robot-helper and a strange machine. Inventions of his great ancestor help Gregory to move through time and space and also help in unbinding some of hidden object tasks.
After clearing each location machine generates new key that is able to unlock new places on the map. After new pages of the tale are revealed, you are presented with original mini-games that take some efforts to solve.
- 27 unique hidden object scenes!
- A lot of captivating puzzles in each location!
- Original hard to master 3D mini-games!
- Detailed adventure storyline!
This is one program that I would return for the money if I could. The graphics are so primitive I don't know how this even made it to the app market in the first place. The screens are cluttered and the developer obviously thinks that putting all the objects at the very edges of the screen so that only one fuzzy tip is visible makes for a good hidden object puzzle. And it desperately needs a magnifier function, since the graphics are so poor everything is just blurry blobs.
Also, the translation is terrible!! I have no idea what language this started out in, but the developer needs to hire someone who speaks better English to edit this whole game. The dialogue is preposterous (and identical in every level), and the words/names for half of the hidden objects are so off it makes it even more difficult to find them. Half the time when I find something (via hint), my reaction is "what the heck is that thing?" and the other half of the time my reaction is "that is not what that object is called".
The whole thing is a waste of money and time.
I'm new to the Mac family so maybe this is just me making a rookie mistake but I haven't been able to start playing the game because when I try to click "Play" my mouse leaves the app and goes down to the dock. This happens around all edges of the game where my cursor is a good inch off from where the game cursor is.
…Any help? I'd like to eventually give this a good review if I can manage to get some play time with it
Boring and buggy...
I like most hidden object type of games, but this one is a waste of time and money. The graphics are cheesy, the storyline is confusing, and the characters are boring. Also, the game itself is buggy...some of the levels don't work like they're supposed to help the player progress through the game. This game needs a lot of improvement before I'd play it again.