It’s been a while since I posted anything that is a real review. The reason is that… I’ve been to busy playing instead of writing… just kidding. Actually, there aren’t enough good games for kids out there in the Appstore worth mentioning lately.
City of Secrets, now on sale for only 0.79 euros (1 buck) is definitely worth mentioning though. It’s a point and click game reminiscent of the LucasArts SCUMM VM engine, in a 3-D like environment. The story is quite well written - a mole and his friend a dog who ventured down into a city of moles underground where there’s a a big conspiracy going on. While there’s an element of politics and jokes on bureaucracy, the story is simple enough for older kids and entertaining enough for ehem… their mom.
City of Secrets is targeted towards a slightly older children market, I’d say around 7 and up. The interface is very easy to understand and there’s a “?” button that will either show you a full hint, or just show you spots that you’re able to click (you can set the hint system in the options menu)
I love the clickable spots option because it lets you try possible actions instead of just following the hint.
You can travel to and sometimes have to about 6-7 locations in the game (I forgot) and each is unique. Some small mini-game might be involved to proceed, but mostly its very much the old school RPG.
Funny humor, cute characters, and great graphics. Me and my son love every minute of it.
Voice acting is cutely done with thick british accent (think Monty Python, Discworld games, etc). Only deception is the last scene, where I think people should be more excited, etc and they all still have their laid-back voices (but what do I know about moles being excited!)
Rated A! Yay!
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