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Explore a fantastic vision of the Victorian era in The Clockwork Man, an epic hidden-object game.
Data di rilascio: 10 ago 2011
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Acquista The Clockwork Man Bundle

Includes: The Clockwork Man and The Clockwork Man: The Hidden World

Informazioni sul gioco

Esplora una fantastica rivisitazione dell'era Vittoriana con The Clockwork Man, un rompicapo epico. A cavallo del secolo, in un universo parallelo, le macchine a vapore sono diventate fondamentali per la vita di tutti i giorni .

L'ultima di una lunga stirpe di ingegneri e inventori, Miranda Calomy ha sempre dimostrato abilità per la risoluzione di problemi in modo creativo. Quando una strana lettera da parte di suo nonno arriva al suo appartamento a Londra, Miranda mette da parte i suoi progetti e parte per una avventura intorno al mondo. Riuscirà a compilare tutte le parti per la più grande invenzione del mondo prima che sia troppo tardi?

Unisciti a Miranda e Sprocket per un viaggio con ingegnose sfide e rompicapo in una ambientazione Steampunk.

Caratteristiche Principali:

  • Scorrimento Magnifico e scene Zoomabili
  • Centinaia di oggetti Vittoriani dipinti a mano
  • Avventura & rompicapo
  • Un sistema di suggerimenti innovativo : Sprocket, il Robot!
  • Rigioca all'infinito i tuoi livelli preferiti con la modalità Gioco libero
  • La posizione degli oggetti cambia nei replay.
  • Musica e doppiaggi in tema con l'atmosfera

Requisiti di sistema (PC)

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB or more
    • Hard Disk Space: 150 MB
    • Video Card: 32-bit DirectX 7.0 compatible video card or higher
    • DirectX®: 7.0

Requisiti di sistema (MAC)

    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB or more
    • Hard Disk Space: 150 MB

Requisiti di sistema (Linux)

    • OS: 32-bit Ubuntu 6+ or Fedora 6 / Open Suse 10.2 / Mandriva 2007 (Kernel 2.6, GLIB 2.4, GTK 2)
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Hard Drive: 130 ΜΒ
Recensioni utili dai clienti
11 persone su 13 (85%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.1 ore in totale
The difficulty level of the Hidden Object parts are LEGENDARY only for the bravest of brave to attempt. The images on the store page for this game look widescreen, but clicking the video shows the game is 4:3. This is normally not a big deal in puzzle games, but in this game its a HUGE deal due to how tiny the objects that need to be found. Playing on a widescreen you may literally need a magnifying glass to find objects, doesnt help that some areas have multiple areas with no indicator as to which scenes contain what objects. Even worse is that some objects are literally a few pixels in size due to its older ratio where that might not have been a problem for widescreen users combined with many objects being very low resolution this game will pose obstacle of herculean proportions. Items also spawn randomly, so go ahead and stare all day for a missing item, it may not even be on the screen, or it may have spawned behind another object since its random. This leads to reloading the game alot to reset objects to random positions hoping the objects spawn in an area that is visibly clickable. Even completely visible objects are hard to click due to them having such a teeny tiny clickable area that may have you clicking all over even though you feel your clicking right on the object itself.

The puzzles are at just the right difficulty not to impossible but challenging enough that finishing them feels rewarding. Oddly though many of these cant be skipped, there is no guide in the game like other games to help you so players may end up stuck unable to ever continue the game. Worse is that with some puzzles the pieces may be missing. Meaning the pieces spawned off screen, so you may need to reload the game many times to finish a puzzle to reset the locations of pieces.

The story is awesome with very good voice acting, this saves the game from being a total disaster, but the gameplay elements are so buggy their almost broken making it a very tedious and exhausting gameplay experience. Pretty sure the game like the title screen hasnt been updated since 2012 so guessing what bugs are there will be there forever sadly.

Rating: 2/10 Value: $0.99
Pubblicata: 8 luglio
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3.0 ore in totale
This was an interesting hidden object game. As opposed to the usual one-screen puzzles in other HOGs, this has huge side-scrolling, vertical scrolling, and zoom-able puzzles that contain hundreds of potential objects, of which you need to find 15-20, many of them tiny or partially-obscured. It is especially difficult considering there is no delineation between the foreground and the background, so clickable items can potentially be on any pixel of the screen.

Being a Victorian-set, European-produced game, I also found the items weren't always labelled with word choices I recognized. I ended up having to use the in-game hints for a handful of French, Italian, and archaic historical terms. However, there is no penalty for using the hint system, and the game features several levels of hints, with the "I need a slight nudge" level recharging faster than the "just find this thing for me because I give up" level.

The plot feels almost like a maguffin to get you to solve puzzles, and I don't know if it quite resolves itself satisfactorily. Also, even though the protagonist is supposed to be a "strong female character," it doesn't really feel like she's a hero because she spends the majority of the game being bossed around, patronized, and tricked by other characters, and having to clean up after their messes. On a related note, there is a recurring plot-point of "hidden object puzzles only exist because all of our characters are either slobs or victims of disaster." All of the hidden object scenes look like they just dumped a random assortment of junk all over the landscape, with no real rhyme or reason to the layout, and no location-specific theme (except for one gimmick level that was hilarious).

All that being said, the art was beautiful, the few mini-games and point-and-click sections were intuitive enough, the voice acting was hilariously over-the-top, and the music was cinematic-quality. It also does a pretty good job of maintaining a steampunk atmosphere throughout the game. Additionally, unlike other HOGs, this has almost no backtracking. You simply either automatically advance to the next area, or you click on the map to jump to a puzzle of your choice from the available options.

For a casual time-waster game with no achievements to worry about, it is worth a chance if you pick it up on sale. While the hidden object scenes are definitely challenging compared to other HOGs I've played, I appreciate the scope of what they tried to accomplish with the scrolling views.

Overall, I would give this game a 5.5/10
Pubblicata: 17 agosto
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
7.3 ore in totale
The things to be found are tiny. Very frustrating and makes you wonder throughout the game exactly what you're doing with your life.
Very simple and short story. Very casual casual game.
Pubblicata: 4 luglio
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
2.9 ore in totale
A good idea, but far too buggy and far too short. The writing was not the best, either. I'd give this a solid C.
Pubblicata: 15 luglio
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4.7 ore in totale
Very nice graphics, easy to play and a decent distraction.
Pubblicata: 29 giugno
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
5 persone su 5 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.0 ore in totale
The Clockwork Man si presenta al pubblico come un’interessante nuova versione dei classici Hidden Object Game (HOG d’ora in poi), vale a dire quelle avventure in cui il gameplay prevede unicamente di cercare degli oggetti nascosti tra i diversi scenari. Con l’apposito elenco degli oggetti mancanti nella parte bassa dello schermo, il giocatore dovrà scandagliare e aguzzare la vista per trovare ogni oggetto della lista a disposizione. La scena degli HOG è abbastanza florida, soprattutto in casa Big Fish Games, ma benché la casa americana non sia mai riuscita a proporre qualcosa di veramente innovativo, i ragazzi di Total Eclipse Games sono riusciti, almeno parzialmente, a riprogrammare la formula.

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Pubblicata: 27 novembre 2013
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No