I bought this game in the weekend sale and am playing it. It is pretty clever but also inadvertently (I hope!) hilarious. Just three examples from a single scene will make the point:
I am tracking down a set of crystals from a power amulet. They need to be saved from getting into the hands of the usual Ancient Evil Being who turns people to stone quicker than my cat can gobble his breakfast. (I keep getting thwarted in stopping him, of course; after all, it is a game.) When I find the gal who has the very last crystal, she's being attacked outside her house by Mr. Bad, who gets his last crystal, and then flattens her. I have to help revive her. So, what is hilarious about this, you ask?
1) I need to get my First Aid kit in the car trunk, but the trunk is locked. I first have to find some wires to repair the trunk lock, and then solve a rotator puzzle to get the lock to open the trunk, while my Lady in Distress lounges, unconscious, on the street.
2) Then I have to find a medical symbol to insert into the box lid to open the First Aid kit. I ask you: Who in the hell would carry around an emergency First Aid kit only to make it a major time-suck to get into
it when that emergency arises?
And where do I find this important symbol for my
trunk kit? Why, under a rock in her
front garden, of course ~ and no mention of how it got there in the first place, since it belongs to MY trunk First Aid Kit and she and I have never met.
3) My First Aid kit does not have any smelling salts, and after all that effort, it has been useless to get into it. I need to get into her house, after all. Of course, her house is locked. And where, pray tell, might the key be found? Oh, in the fountain in the nearby town square. Some security system SHE has on her home!
The best part of this whole bit: The entire story so far has revolved around finding this evil dude's set of crystals, and everyone I have encountered has been informed of this by notes and phone calls ~ and they all
have made valiant efforts to hide the crystals, even if they died trying ~ but when I find the gal with the last crystal, the very gal whose dad STARTED the whole thing and who is most informed about it, she is wearing her crystal in plain sight, on a chain around her neck!
I actually burst out laughing at that point.