City of Secrets is a point and click adventure released by Aidem Media.
The game puts you in control of Mole, a dim but likeable chap who has to find and rescue Rex, to do this Mole must explore the weird and wonderful world of Poco Pane that is below his basement.
The idea of the game is to travel from location to location, collecting objects and clues all of which will alway you to finally reach your goal.
The game is controlled by tapping on objects you wish to use and locations you wish to travel to.
The point and click side of the adventure is great and works well, some of the clues are tough to locate even with the built in help, which is generally very helpful.
However, the developers have thrown in a mini game for sorting garage, which is just annoying and completely takes you out of the game (according to the patch notes it has been made more simple, and I am glad I did not have to play it before if this is case.) There is also a section of the game were sweet potatoes need to be gathered, with dozens of sweet potatos and doors, I got 8 and then found myself endlessly wandering to find the last two.
With all this said, the game is still funny and entertaining and well worth a look.
The graphics are excellent, with the character being likeable. The music and voice acting are also very good.
On the upside:
- Really well designed point and click adventure.
- Very funny at times.
- Loveable characters.
- The map screen is useful and well done.
On the downside:
- Annoying garbage mini game (does not last too long, thank goodness) and Sweet potatoes.
- Some objects are hard to find even with the build in help, as if you click them at the wrong time they will appear to do nothing.
Overall, this is a solid point and click adventure. It is very funny at times and very well put together. If it was not for the trickness of finding some objects and the annoying garabage and sweet potato collecting this game would be one of the best adventures I have played in a long time. I am certainly looking forward to City of Secrets 2 and other games by Aidem Media.
Size: 263 MB
Price (at time of review): Currently Free