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#87215 - 04/21/01 05:21 PM Ambers Journey
Gamer Offline
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Registered: 03/31/01
Posts: 2339
Loc: Ohio,USA
I was just wondering if someone could give a little review af Ambers Journey, it dosent have to be in detail, I would just like to know a little about it before I try to get it .
Thanks Gamer

#87216 - 04/21/01 09:09 PM Re: Ambers Journey
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Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 4161
Loc: Herndon, VA
Well.....from an experienced AMBER player, I can say that you'll enjoy this game since you seem to like horror/adventure games. From what I can tell you, the graphics are great! The mini-storylines are very interesting. However, if you hate slider puzzles, there is one in one of the spirit-worlds that you have to solve in order to get out of that world. If you need help with the slider at all, I'm sure you could just come back to the Gameboomers site as they are always willing to help.

Some of the scenes in this game are a little gory, so it's definitely not a game that is for the faint of heart. Well, I hope this review helps you a little bit. If not, remember this.....Gameboomers is a very friendly site. Don't be shy to ask any questions. Even if they are dumb.

[This message has been edited by mac_attack (edited 04-21-2001).]
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#87217 - 04/22/01 02:18 AM Re: Ambers Journey
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Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 1737
Loc: Northern New Jersey, USA
I just finished Amber this evening - for maybe the 4th or 5th time. I loved this game!! It's very scary without being violent, gory or bloody.

The graphics are slideshow, but excellent. And like Myst/Riven you can turn around and check out the view from different angles.

Also like Myst/Riven you do much of the exploring on your own, but there are a few characters that you uh, "meet" along the way.

You are asked by a coworker to go check out a colleague, Roxy, who is doing experiments in an old house in the hills of North Carolina. The house is beautiful as is the surrounding grounds. I would live there in a second. The house is beautifully decorated right down to the smallest detail.

I don't want to say too much and give the story away, but when you arrive Roxy is nowhere to be found & you seem to be in charge of a) finding her and b) getting her equipment to run. You also have to deal with several ghosts that haunt the place.

The game is alittle on the short side, but it's a great one. Play it with the lights out & enjoy!!

In the game you will have a very small inventory that's easy to use and it's mouse driven. The puzzles are fun and fit in with the story. There is a slider and a maze but they really aren't too hard. But hard enough. I suggest saving right before attempting a puzzle. There are an endless amount of save slots.

There are 3 basic storylines and you don't need to play them in any particular order. This game is still available and reasonably priced. Don't hesistate to get this game!

Happy Gaming!

love, Kat

PS I should also mention that it's very easy to install and there is only 1 disc.

#87218 - 04/22/01 08:39 AM Re: Ambers Journey
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10323
Mac Attack and Kat thanks for your thoughts on Amber.

This was one of those games that I started and shelved. However I hadn't played far enough. When I went back - this game proved out to be such a treat.

One of the interesting things about Amber is that the initial start of the game is totally different in graphic presentation and game play from the deeper part of the game.

In the beginning you are in the surface world, the world that we all know. You have to intract with your environment with devices to get access to the world beyond. The shapes of that world are forged in the past and the imprints left by others long since gone.

Once you access that world, tha game really came alive for me. Each interaction is so different in mood, graphics and environment. I loved this part of the game beyond distraction.

A really interesting and challenging experience.


#87219 - 04/23/01 10:22 AM Re: Ambers Journey
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Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
Just finished Amber - what a super little game! I got a bit confused by the snowstorm, until I realised that you get 2 choices, turn and move together or just turn!!

Now what can I play next???
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