Column Of The Maya - Rescuing Grandpa
We usually complain about the same things that never change. Like how many times are games developers are going to use same old stories for their games?
But we can also look at it from a different angle. We don't mind to have spring or Christmas all over again every year, do we? That point of view may be helpful as you encounter this new release, Column Of The Maya.
This young archeologist found out that her grandpa is missing and she is the only one to help him out.
Ok, yes, the story behind this fresh release in the hidden object-adventure genre is way familiar, but still doesn't make the whole game a disappointment.
The story begins with a conversation between the two you can see on the small picture at the very top of the review. You don't really get from the start what is going on and in what kind of relationships they are.
But then you are told the story from the very beginning, and you are told how this young archeologist found out that her grandpa is missing and she is the only one to help him out. You don't get big bulks of the story right away, but rather learn more and more of it as you progress in the game.
So you are going to play a mixture of hidden object levels with some interactive tasks. The hidden object searches follow the familiar trail. You get a list of items to find with hints for your help.
The hints are represented by a watch at the bottom. It takes a few seconds to recharge. Most of teh items are quite easy to find right away. But there are also those that are not that obvious.
The mini-games are present, but they are so neatly intweaved into the game that you don't feel like they are a separate parts. In between the searches you usually search for the things that you can use together in order to proceed.
Some of them are not that obvious or take a few other steps to be accomplished. Sometimes you just go inbetween the rooms trying to figure out how all of that is connected. So don't expect to go throughthe game real fast without even noticing it.
The graphics are not super best, but still attractive to the eye, and the music is also pleasing to the ear. So the game basicly has most of that which is required for a good hidden object-adventure game -an intriguing story, challenging tasks, and good audio-visuals.
The trial version is always a good thing to help you make your mind.
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