The walkthru I used for this is dated July 1998 but I don't know how old the game is. I also do not know what the system requirements are. I 'borrowed' this game from Solman when he FLOATED it and there was no manual or booklet with the discs. It installed on my computer with no difficulty and I had no technical glitches with it at all.
This is a mouse/trackball point and click adventure. I guess this is classified as a 1st person game since I/you are the only person there. Options i.e. save,load,quit are easy to access. So, too, the inventory. There is no limit to the inventory but it did not take a lot of management or manipulation since use of items picked up are almost immediate. There is a 'status inventory (sorta)' of books, amulets, and harp strings that pops up when you acquire the required item. This makes it easy to check to be sure you have what you were seeking and had to have to activiate the ending. The cursor was almost self explanatory. I did not do much exploring on my own but followed the wt pretty much.
5 Saved Game slots are provided and when saving you have to decide if you want to overwrite a previous saved game. Saving your place is only important if you think you will have a lot of trouble with a puzzle, so it does not really matter if you overwrite a previous sg.
This is a very short game. But very enjoyable, no tension, hairpulling mazes, timed puzzles and the only slider I remember was easy - an 8 tile one.
You start out on the island (off Ireland, I believe) and you are to piece together the story of a group of people from a time before, who enjoyed a pleasant (at first) summer there. They were seeking a magical, mystical 'otherworld' and needed certain books, and amulets etc to find. You are doing the same thing to find out what happened to them in their time.
The scenery is lovely, soft, calming. Someone else called it Mystlike. There are stonehenge type ruins everywhere. You get to explore a beautiful house and garden. There are 3 island REALMS you explore (I think they are all the same island but depict different times within the storyline).
The puzzles are really not too hard (if you put on your 'thinking cap'). I tried a couple of them by myself without the walkthru because understood what the end result was supposed to be.
All in all I have to say I enjoyed the game, no blood/gore, no stealth, nice graphics, nice music background, fun puzzles, OK storyline BUT I was disappointed with the end because I expected more. Certainly would recommend this as a nice 'in between' game to try (if you can get ahold of a copy) and it sure was relaxing.
Love, Betty Lou
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