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Your Comments and Reviews for National Geographic ™ presents: Herod's Lost Tomb

[Post New]by bfgImbrium on May 25, 11 12:31 AM
Hey Fishies! What do you think of National Geographic ™ presents: Herod's Lost Tomb? We value your reviews, as do many of the other fishies in our pond, so feel free to post your comments and opinions in this thread!

Remember, a lot of people who will be reading this thread will have never played the game before. If you are posting spoilers, be sure to include SPOILER ALERT at the top of your post.

For discussions other than your general feedback on this game you can create a new discussion in the game forum and if you are experiencing technical issues, be sure to swim over to the support thread here.

Happy gaming!

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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for National Geographic ™ presents: Herod's Lost Tomb

[Post New]by TnTexas on Jun 7, 11 2:34 PM
Overall Impression: Don't believe the blurb on this one. There was quite a bit of creative thinking going on when it was written.

Media Description: This game was apparently tied into a TV show on the same subject. Some clips from the show were used to tell you a bit about who Herod was. The music was a bit repetitive and jarring at times. The voiceovers were fine.

Storyline: There wasn't really a storyline. The blurb says you'll be "exploring the wonders of the tomb". Not so. You're supposedly looking for the tomb, but in reality all you do is hunt objects in random search scenes. There really isn't a storyline connecting them since you move from one scene to another without comment.

Gameplay: pretty much a straight HOG where you simply look for a list of items scene after scene after scene

HOG Scenes: a cross between junkpiles and busy scenes; several items not related to the theme were used as was a liberal amount of velcro and extreme blending. There were no misclick penalties which was good since it was hard to distinguish the items from the background at times.

Minigames/puzzles: There were no minigames or puzzles until the very last scene

Hints: The hints were unlimited and refilled within a reasonable amount of time.

Will Probably Appeal to: very few people except hardcore history nuts

Will Probably Not Appeal to: almost everyone since the HOG scenes were extremely frustrating at times and required the use of the hint system quite often

 

Re:Your Comments and Reviews for National Geographic ™ presents: Herod's Lost Tomb

[Post New]by hydrogibbon on Jul 23, 11 10:30 AM
I just tried this for the first time and quit after 2 search scenes. I felt like a blind person. Everything was very small and hard to find. The graphics were okay but you can tell this is a much earlier National Geographic game.

 
 
 
 
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