Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky

Posted by: Becky

Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/15/12 12:42 PM

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
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/15/12 01:00 PM

Thanks for the great read as always, Becky!

Ana wave
Posted by: Carla

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/15/12 06:13 PM

Thank you Becky! bravo
Posted by: Karsten

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/15/12 07:07 PM

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?
Posted by: Mad

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/16/12 02:29 AM

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]
Posted by: Becky

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/16/12 08:47 AM

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.
Posted by: flotsam

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/16/12 04:24 PM

:bravo bravo :
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/17/12 04:04 AM

bravo wave
Posted by: bermag45

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/17/12 02:49 PM

Thanks Becky for your great review. I think you have talked me into buying this one thumbsup wave

Bernie monky
Posted by: venus

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/18/12 09:25 AM

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
Posted by: Becky

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/18/12 12:07 PM

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.)
Posted by: venus

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/18/12 01:23 PM

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
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/19/12 07:11 AM

Thanks Becky! wave
Posted by: venus

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/19/12 08:22 PM

Just purchased my copy from Interact. happydance
Posted by: Jeanne

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/19/12 08:46 PM

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
Posted by: chrissie

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/21/12 12:07 PM

Thank you Becky for your insightful review! I loved the 1st 2 games so will definitely be buying this some time in the future - so many games to play & so little time!! smile
Posted by: vic

Re: Secret Files 3 -- A Review by Becky - 10/21/12 03:46 PM

I found this to be a great game...those of you about to play it have a lot to enjoy!

I found this game even better than the first two games and they were very good...very immersive.