GAMEBOOMERS provides you with all the latest PC adventure computer games information, forum, walkthroughs, reviews and news.

GB Reviews

Latest & Upcoming Adventure Games

GB Annual Game Lists

GB Interviews

BAAGS

GB @ acebook

About Us

Walkthroughs

free games galore

Game Publishers & Developers

World of Adventure

Patches

GB @ witter

GameBoomers Store

Big Fish Games Homepage
Topic Options
#1129624 - 10/25/17 10:24 PM Odyssey: The Next Generation Science Game - a first look by flotsam
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 38338
Loc: southeast USA

Odyssey: The Next Generation Science Game
a first look by flotsam



Subtitled "the next generation science game", this is so far a fun first person exploration with some Socratic science thrown in.

Out in your boat, you receive a recorded message seeking help, that takes you to the Wretched Islands to (hopefully) rescue Kai and her family. Once you get off the dock, the island begins to open up.

Not all at once though. I can see cable cars, bridges that need completion, doors in the base of mountains, all out of reach at this stage. Puzzles will undoubtedly clear the way. Like the globe puzzle just solved, a gentle starter perhaps.

I have found pages of a journal, clearly belonging to Kai, in which she chronicles a discourse with her father that provides the Socratic science referred to. We are currently discussing how you can tell the Earth is round, why the horizon doesn't appear curved against the rising sun, and the ponderings around the antipodes. Interesting reading so far; whether it will overwhelm the exploration or strike the right balance remains to be seen.

There are some great science games (Physicus and the other Tivola/Heureka games come to mind) and the testimonials on the makers website suggest this should be among them. Come back later and find out.

Top
#1129626 - 10/25/17 10:34 PM Re: Odyssey: The Next Generation Science Game - a first look by flotsam [Re: Jenny100]
BrownEyedTigre Online   happy
The Sassy Administrator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 74077
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
Thanks for the First Look, flotsam! Sounds promising!

THanks, Jenny!

Ana wave
_________________________
Don't feed the Trolls

Top
#1129662 - 10/26/17 07:34 AM Re: Odyssey: The Next Generation Science Game - a first look by flotsam [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 27435
Loc: United Kingdom
Looks quite intriguing smile Thank you flotsam (and Jenny100) thumbsup
_________________________
Time : The Most Precious Commodity

Top
#1129683 - 10/26/17 09:03 AM Re: Odyssey: The Next Generation Science Game - a first look by flotsam [Re: Mad]
Marian Online   content
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 07/04/00
Posts: 31678
Loc: near Yosemite in California
Thank you for the first look, flotsam. wave

Hi Jenny smile

Top
#1129997 - 10/28/17 08:12 PM Re: Odyssey: The Next Generation Science Game - a first look by flotsam [Re: Jenny100]
Tally Ho Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 08/11/00
Posts: 5142
Sounds like my kind of stuff -
Will let you know more when I play it - - -

Top

Moderator:  BrownEyedTigre, Marian 

Who's Online
Key: Admin Global Mod Mod Staff  )
8 registered (Marian, Koala, BrownEyedTigre, Draclvr, RebKean, oldbroad, TJCat, 1 invisible), 134 Guests and 17 Spiders online.
Newest Members
Marinus_Louis, tuna, danait13, mozkito314, LeonDaydreamer
8972 Registered Users