Saturday, February 29, 2020

Lost Lands: Redemption Collector's Edition

 Try this game on Big Fish Games


     It's time to dive into the New Release on Big Fish Games. Today's game is Lost Lands: Redemption Collector’s Edition.

      This Big Fish Games new release is brought to us by Five-BN Games & it's the next one in a series of Lost Land games. In this installment, Susan is heading home but a relic is found on Earth keeping her gone longer. The time away from her son has caused strain, as if she doesn't have enough to deal with, so Susan has to mend that relationship & save the World. No pressure!

     Lost Lands: Redemption Collector's Edition is listed as a hidden object game but I'm kind of struggling with it being put into that category. To me it felt more like an adventure game with hidden object games used more like mini games. Lost Lands is a series & I've not played any games in this series before, so this is possibly the way these play out. I'm not saying anything is wrong with this but when I hear "hidden object" I don't think if solving puzzles & getting tasks. I think of lists of items to search for. I played for about 20 minutes of the 90 minutes of the free game play your given with this one & I only had 1 screen where I had a list of items to search for & it seemed to show up as an aside. More like a mini game than part of the actual game.

     This is a Collector's Edition so if you choose to buy this game, you'll pay a little more for it, but you'll get more than you do with standard editions. According to the Big Fish site, you have a bonus chapter, morphing objects, collections, achievements, wallpaper, concept art & more. This full version is $19.99 but game club members can get it for $13.99.

     My final observations for Lost Lands: Redemption Collector's Edition: The graphics are beautiful! Very lifelike & the text isn't glitchy when there is dialogue between characters. Be prepared for A LOT of dialogue though. I'm not a fan of that. It slows down the game, in my opinion. Sure, sometimes it's necessary to have some conversation when you have an in-depth story line like this one, but it seemed like each time I solved a puzzle, someone popped up to have a conversation with someone else. This is not an exaggeration, I'd say out of the short 20 minutes that I played, probably 7 minutes of that was character dialogue. That's a lot! If you're a fan of Five-BN Games, you'll probably enjoy this, it might be very characteristic of their work. If you like adventure games, give the 90 minutes free play a try. I'd say give the free play a try anyway. If you've got the time to sit back & play a game, you might like this one. It's not my cup of tea but I'm impatient & I like games with instant gratification. If you play this one, let me know what you think.

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