Hi fellow gamers.
It's not going to be a huge review or anything, but my opinions and a short summery of the game's features. I know I need these small reviews of fellow gamers in many occasions, when I need to decide which games I should get now
So, Perry Rhodan.
Overall: A good game, in my opinion. I simply enjoyed it. Very little frustration. Very smooth gaming.Plot:
Interesting. Complex. Would be difficult to realy follow (unless you're familliar with the novels - I'm not!). However, the main thread of the plot is definitelly intruiging and "followable"
. There's simply a lot of data, most of it irrelevant, scattered in the game (that's how I like games! Rich and optional!), some of which is kind of gibrish to those unfamilliar with the novels. However, to sum it up, an intruiging, motivating plot.Atmosphere: voice acting, background music, and generally:
Great! Very sci-fi. Good background music, very very good voice-acting! The design and music reminded me a lot of "the dig" which is an amazing oldie if you'd ask me, and I got very much into the game when I played it!Graphics:
Great! Very good graphics in cut-scenes (not top-notch but definitelly pretty). Game's graphics are also really pretty and easy on the eyes. Design is great, rich and detailed. Gaming:
Simple. Point and click (no keyboard). A nice gadget I used a lot - you have a scanner for hot-spots which are sometimes difficult to find. I'm not a sucker for inventory puzzles and pixle hunting, so I found myself using it frequently (although I usually started up exploring without it to enrich the experience). But for those of you who loooove pixle hunting, you can always choose not to use it, so it's great.
The only thing you can do is click on objects and use items on objects with the right-mouse button, and get information (sometimes vital) of things with the left-mouse button. The action changes according to the object clicked.
Conversation is a bit strange - there aren't sentences you choose or something like that, but instead you pick items (or symbols) from your inventory (which is conviniently place on the bottom of the screen) and talk about them by using them on the character.
Also, there's quite some reading in the game which I personally like. Some is pretty much critical (not only for the plot, but also for the puzzles), but can be usually drawn quickly and does not require heavy reading - so that's optional too.puzzles:
Nice. Not too hard in my opinion, but not too easy as well. Some are based on inventory but the more difficult/serious ones are based on logic, and some trial and error. They integrate well into the game although not amazingly. There are some puzzles which I found a little obscure/out of place. I have not used a walkthrough, but I'm a Myst-fan so I'm used to challanges... some might find the puzzles a little too difficult.Lasting impression:
A good game. There's nothing really in it that I find very unique, nothing which strongly seperates it from other games. Simply a solid game, with a good plot, good graphics, and nice puzzles. It's definitelly better, IMO, than many I have played recently, and I have played a lot (at least 10 in the last 6 monthes).
I don't know what's my scale, but B+ sounds fitting
Have fun exploring our future,