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#842533 - 10/15/12 12:42 PM Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky
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Nina and Max are back in a new adventure -- with the flames of the apocalypse hot on their heels. What does Max's mysterious archaeological "find" have to do with Nina's horrifying dreams?

Secret Files 3

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#842538 - 10/15/12 01:00 PM Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky [Re: Becky]
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Thanks for the great read as always, Becky!

Ana wave
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#842599 - 10/15/12 06:13 PM Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky [Re: Becky]
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Thank you Becky! bravo
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#842611 - 10/15/12 07:07 PM Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky [Re: Becky]
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Thank you Becky for the review smile Great job smile

Isn't an 8 hour game - or so - on the rather short side? even for an adventure game? I seem to remember older games spanning from at least 10-16 hours or more?

On the other hand, some of the first Sherlock Games could be done in 6-8 hours, I think?
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#842684 - 10/16/12 02:29 AM Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky [Re: Karsten]
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Thanks, Becky !! A smashing review, as always !! thumbsup

I have my disk version ready here happydance but might save playing the game until my new machine is built.

[Well, I might !! lol]
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#842716 - 10/16/12 08:47 AM Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky [Re: Becky]
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Thanks for the comments! wave

Karsten -- the game was definitely shorter than Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis. But part of that was because Secret Files 3 is structured so that it cut out some of the "back and forthing" that I did in Secret Files 2 -- though I like exploring large environments, I'm not wild about trudging everywhere before a puzzle can be solved.

I appreciate it when a game doesn't have (for instance) a difficult maze that seems to mostly be there to take up time and extend gameplay.

I didn't finish the game thinking "that was short!" -- partly, I suspect, because so much was happening in the plot.

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#842795 - 10/16/12 04:24 PM Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky [Re: Becky]
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:bravo bravo :
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#842898 - 10/17/12 04:04 AM Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky [Re: Becky]
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bravo wave
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#842982 - 10/17/12 02:49 PM Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky [Re: Haroula]
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Thanks Becky for your great review. I think you have talked me into buying this one thumbsup wave

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#843155 - 10/18/12 09:25 AM Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky [Re: Becky]
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Great review, thanks Becky! So you would say that there's a lot of character interaction then? Everything I've read has mentioned that there is hardly any, which I found disappointing. I would get the game either way, as I must complete the series, but good character interaction would be a definite plus for me. smile

The dream sequences sound intriguing. thumbsup
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#843179 - 10/18/12 12:07 PM Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky [Re: Becky]
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Well, to me "character interaction" means talking to other characters, and yes there was plenty of dialog. Not an excessive amount and not (as I recall) long strings of dialog trees. (I'm not a big fan of lengthy dialog trees.)

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#843186 - 10/18/12 01:23 PM Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky [Re: Becky]
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Ah, see, I like long dialogue trees. grin But that's fine, as long as there is plenty of dialogue, I'm happy. Thanks for the info, Becky. thumbsup
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#843364 - 10/19/12 07:11 AM Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky [Re: Becky]
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Thanks Becky! wave
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#843541 - 10/19/12 08:22 PM Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky [Re: Becky]
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Just purchased my copy from Interact. happydance
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#843544 - 10/19/12 08:46 PM Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky [Re: Becky]
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Thanks for the review, Becky.
Just got an e-mail from Dave (Interact) that my copy is on the way! Really looking forward to getting re-acquainted with Nina and Max.
Jeanne

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