The fate of the world is in your hands in Laura Jones and the Gates of Good and Evil Deluxe! What are the mystical powers of the ancient talisman Dr. Adams has uncovered? What puzzles lie beyond the mystical portal? Will you be able to stop the forces of evil and save the planet? Find the answers to these questions and more in Laura Jones and the Gates of Good and Evil Deluxe.
A brilliant blend of hidden object and adventure puzzles
Riveting storyline puts you at the center of a struggle between good and evil
There were mini games in between that I thought were fun.. they increased in difficulties. However, some of the mini games, I had to pass over because they were a bit complicated. This game definitely has you using your brain for a change! It makes you rethink clues, and figure out what the clues actually means. You had to really TRY NOT using the hint to get through the game. It's addiciting to use it but.. the more u figure out, the more statisfying it was to find the clues. I wouldn't recommend this game for any kid under 12 but from 12 and up, this game is good for them if you want them to use their brains. I had a bit of fun but not as fun as the other hidden object games, though.
Really good game! Decided to give this one a try this afternoon - was glad I did. One thing I was happy about was it was not so dark and dreary as other games of this genre. Also, the puzzles - in the sequence of the game AND the mini games were both fun and not so hard I got frustrated. Many of the mini games are original. One thing I liked about them is that if you are not getting anywhere after awhile, although there is no hint available in most of them, you can trade to a different puzzle. There is no getting off the hook just being able to skip a puzzle - if you bypass one, they will give you a different one (which is a whole different puzzle - usually a HOG scene). I have to agree that the length of this game is probably not going to be long enough for some people. I played for about 3 hours but can tell I will probably be at the end within another hour or so. I don't think it's necessarily so much shorter than some of the other adventure games - just that you will get through this one quicker as the difficulty level is more manageable. Really enjoyed this one - purchased and I think I will even try the other Laura Jones game (Secret Legacy of the Nikola Tester).
Laura Jones is one of the first hidden object games I played, and it is still one of my favorites. The mystery aspect of the game is enjoyable, the mini-games not too difficult, and the graphics very good. Being the heroine in the game is fun, and though the part with the skulls is challenging, I stayed with it and solved it. Laura Jones is one of the games I have purchased, and I am happy I did. Hours of fun without too much frustration.
What a delight! This prequel is just as good, if not better, than Laura Jone's other game. The objects are well hidden and the minigame puzzles are VERY unique and well designed. Hints are well done. Kids will find the great graphics and adventurous storyline lots of fun.
sportygal2009 | Added on: December 10, 2009
This was a great game until I got the part trying to shoot the apples out of the tree as that got on my last nerve. Seemed like that went on forever as I hit two of them I believe and just kept going wanting me to hit more. Took me a bit to get those two. I had enough of that already. Got bored with that real quick. Just made it through the one hour. The items themselves were pretty easy to find as I believe I had at least 12 hints. Then I got to this "apple shooting" and it went downhill from there for me. Then thank goodness my hour was up. I give it three stars overall. I'm not purchasing the game. Don't care how it ends. The one hour free play was OK and enough already for me. LOL!
Frustratingly I didn't finish this game as the last puzzle was in my opinion too confusing. I couldn't quite fully understand what to do with the faces as I couldn't fully match them with the 'stone wheel' Also as others have said the dialogue is long and laborious in parts, and someone should have given it the once over with a spell and grammar checker as there were some basic schoolboy/girl errors. Tip If you have run out of question marks (hints) then a good way to build up is to go to the scene and keep going back to the map and then back to the scene, I would though do this before you start to do anything major on that particular scene as once you go from map back to scene you have to start again. Good 'Easter Egg' but possibly of limited use As I said at the start of the review because of the frustrating end game I don't think I will be finding out whether 'Laura returned harmony (though I am sure she did :).
I love all the Laura Jones games and this is the best one so far. The graphics are great with great detail and the things to find and use to solve the task are well hidden. The mini puzzles are very different from the usual ones and once they have been solved you can play them separately. My 6 year old grandson loved playing it too
suecarrie | Added on: October 1, 2009
This game kept me occupied for hours! I have to admit I needed to use a "walkthrough" to get past the ending. I love that many of the individual challenges give you the option of skipping it and passing an alternative challenge to move on. That way I could work at it until I reached my limit but not be stuck at that point forever in the game.
PipCat | Added on: July 5, 2011
I'm not sure how I missed this the first time around but I'm glad I clicked on a recommendation from another reviewer. It's a bit wordy - lots of dialogue to wade through, some of which was "filler" while others offered insight into the storyline - but you have the option to skip through all of that. What I found especially unique in this game is the fact that you can Skip a puzzle but are offered an HO scene in order to complete the "ordeal" which you must go through. It's untimed which is a good thing since you must locate the "hot spots" in the scenes to either pick up an object or complete a puzzle. Hints are plentiful and can be added to by finding the ? in each scene (all scenes have at least one). There is no need to wait for them to recharge. I found that I had to use very few hints in this game - just a bit a patience and the use of some little grey cells usually did the trick. The graphics are crisp and clear which made this even more enjoyable - no murky scenes to strain your eyes. This one is definately worth taking a look at!
This game was a bit wordy, meaning lots to read from may different people. The graphics and art were good and the music not bad. The hunt for the artifact was interesting, as was the movement in time and places. Lots of mini games. It was a good game. You should give it a try.