Natalie Brooks - Secrets of Treasure House - Game Genres Salad
Have you noticed that nowadays you can meet more and more
up-to-three-and-more-genres-in-one games? Game developers try to please us
giving us all we may want.
So here is another mixture of different genres in
one game. And I should say this game reminds me a fresh spring salad. Natalie Brooks - Secrets of Treasure House
is the salad with very tasty ingredients, like adventure levels, all kinds of
mini-games, intriguing story and great audiovisuals.
Put in proper proportions,
all this makes up this adventure/hidden-object/puzzle game developed by Friday's Games and published by Alawar Entertainment.
Having inherited a house from your grandmother you find out that this
house is with a mystery, with hidden treasures, with ... some other people
wanting to get it before you.
So you are Natalie Brooks, a girl that has just got a house from her
grandmother. Quite soon she realises that there is more to the house than just
a building. She finds out that there are some mysteries about the house and
there are also treasures hidden somewhere in there.
So you are to go through
secret rooms and solve various puzzles and talk to different people to get some
information. About people, not all of them are just nice people willing to help
Some of them have their own motives for being around. But it's fun to see
how the story reveals those details about the characters. I really enjoyed the
story. It keeps you interested and wanting to see the end.
The game consists of a variety of puzzles that make it very addictive
As to the gaming itself, it's fun. It seems like they blended all the
puzzle types that most of us enjoy into one game. Why am I saying that? Let's
see, you are going to interact with objects like in Dream Chronicles . Then
there are also Azada -style puzzles. Plus there's a variety of mini-games,
including jigsaw, memory puzzles or arcade games or even a game when you are
to throw rocks to break the window. All these kinds of puzzles are very
entertaining all together, because there's no chance to get bored. The
audiovisuals match the storyline perfectly.
All in all, going back to our salad thing, this game seems to be a nice
product for casual gamers - a little bit of everything resulted in a good fresh
salad (if you follow the metaphor). But it's up to you to try it or not.
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