Sep 7, 2011
User review by Pumpkin1974
DISCLAIMER: I played the free demo.
I guess it's unanimous; everyone who has reviewed this game so far is of the same opinion. This is a game with a great deal of potential, but doesn't make it because of translation errors and a lack of a coherent story.
In this game, you play as Jessica Pandora, an archaeologist who finds an artifact that transports her to an unknown island. Strangely, everyone she meets appears to know her. Even stranger still, she finds notes that are in her own handwriting that she seems to have left for herself!
This game is not a COMPLETE loss, it has nice graphics and the dialogue and voice acting isn't bad. I'm glad they didn't try to speak in fake accents and over dramatize the script. I like the subtle approach much better. Those good points, however, are not enough to elevate this to even a 3 star game. As mentioned by elldee, there are a lot of instances of mistranslations, a drawing being called a "paint", a stalk of wheat being called an "ear of wheat", the list goes on and on.
But for me, the main problem is the lack of a real story. It seems like they had this great idea for a game, but really didn't know what to do with it. So they added a lot of hidden object scenes, I mean A LOT of hidden object scenes. Like one every two minutes! Even though these games are called "hidden object games", stringing together a lot of scenes together with bits of dialogue in between does NOT a HOG make! Well, not a good one anyway.
Obviously, this is not a game I would recommend. I hope these guys learned something and come out with a better game next time.