Erkunden Sie eine fantastische Sicht auf das Viktorianische Zeitalter in The Clockwork Man, einem epischen Spiel voller versteckter Gegenstände.
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Veröffentlichung: 10. Aug. 2011
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Beinhaltet: The Clockwork Man und The Clockwork Man: The Hidden World

 

Über dieses Spiel

Entdecke eine fantastische Sicht auf das viktorianische Zeitalter in The Clockwork Man, einem epischen hidden-object Spiel. Zur Jahrhundertwende, in einer sich verändernden Zeit, haben dampfgetriebene Technologien sich in allen Bereichen des Lebens durchgesetzt.

Als Jüngste einer langen Linie von Technikern und Erfindern, hatte Miranda Calomy schon immer eine Gabe für das kreative Lösen von Problemem. Als ein seltsamer Brief von ihrem Großvater in ihrer Londoner Wohnung ankommt, schiebt Miranda all ihre Pläne beiseite und geht an Bord eines weltumspannenden Abenteuers. Schafft sie es, die Teile der weltweit großartigsten Erfindung rechtzeitig zusammenzufügen, bevor es zu spät ist?

Begleite Miranda und Sprocket auf einer aufregenden Reise von hidden-object Herausforderungen und verblüffenden Puzzles in einer Steampunk Umgebung.

Besondere Features:

  • Prachtvolle scroll- & zoombare Szenen
  • Hunderte handbemalte viktorianische Gegenstände
  • Abenteuer & Logik Puzzles
  • Ein innovatives Hinweissystem : Sprocket, der Roboter!
  • Spielen Sie ihre Lieblingslevel wieder und wieder im Freeplay Modus
  • Positionsänderung von Objekten in Replays
  • Atmosphärischer Soundtrack und Synchronsprecher

Systemvoraussetzungen

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Prozessor: 1.6 GHz oder besser
    • Speicher: 512 MB oder mehr
    • Festplatte: 150 MB
    • Grafikkarte: 32-bit DirectX 7.0 kompatibel Grafikkarte oder höher
    • DirectX®: 7.0
    • Betriebssystem: OS X Version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3 oder besser.
    • Prozessor: 1.6 GHz oder besser
    • Speicher: 512 MB oder mehr
    • Festplatte: 150 MB
    • 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
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
17.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Juni
ein sehr kurzes spiel, diepuzzles sind schwer zu verstehen. story langweilig. aus dem stoff hätte mehr werden können. schade. ich bin enttäuscht und würde mir das spiel nicht mehr kaufen.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. Juni
Eh. I am giving this hidden-object game a thumbs up, but only barely. It's not terrible, just not great.

It's straightforward hidden-object scenes with a handful of puzzles: no point-and-click adventuring. Some hidden-object scenes are innovative, in that they involve zooming (dumb) or scrolling (cool). Otherwise, they are of moderate difficulty, and sometimes not quite fair.

Another innovation is in the hint system, which involves constantly upgrading your robot helper. But ... the whole point of playing such games is to avoid the hints and enjoy the hidden-object scenes! I never used the robot, so this innovation was lost on me.

The story is the usual humdrum, with good voice acting, but there are too many cutscenes. There is too much effort to put the hidden-object scenes into the context of the story, with some quite silly results. You're supposed to play a budding engineer, but all she does is search through piles of junk for junk. :) As others have commented: being the only female cleaning up after all the male characters is quite insulting, but then this genre isn't exactly known for its progressive values.

If you're a fan of hidden-object games, you might enjoy this game for the scrolling scenes. Also the sequel, The Clockwork Man: The Hidden World, is much better, and it does continue this story, so if you want to play that one you might want to play this one. In itself, it is a forgettable and buggy game.

I'd like to thank the developer for supporting Linux, but unfortunately the Linux port isn't good. I could not activate fullscreen mode (though at least I could maximize the window) and could never quite get the sound levels right. (The default sound level has the music as loud as the voice acting, which makes it impossible to hear what people are saying.) The game seems to be have been developed in Flash -- which I don't mind, as long as the final result works. As it stands, it's all a bit sluggish and buggy (I have a very powerful PC, so hardware is not the issue).
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19 von 26 Personen (73%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. Juli 2014
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
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10 von 10 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. Januar
This is a review for both "Clockwork Man" and "Clockwork Man: The Hidden World" since I played them back to back and they share the same lead character. Actually, I've played both these games many times on a different PC before I got into Steam. So my playtimes you see for each will probably be less than a normal playthrough since I can whiz through the games by now. We'll start with game #1:

Pros:
- Nice graphics and good character designs. The main girl, Miranda (YAY, she has my name!), is quite lovely.
- The voice acting is also good, for the most part. I really like who they chose for Miranda. Some of the others can be a bit cheesy but it is amusing rather than irritating.
- Interesting story.
- Both games have a very neat hidden object feature. Scrolling and zooming. Not every scene but many allow you to move around the area. Some items are sneakily hidden behind others but just one click to the left or right will reveal them.
- Both games also have an interesting hint system. You travel around with a little robot man and he'll help you locate those tough to find objects. He starts out with the ability to just tell you where a random something is. Then a little into the story, he learns how to give you an item's silhouette (which is the hint I prefer if I'm stuck). Further in the story, he gets other abilities. Like briefly highlighting each metal object on your HO list.
- In both games, the music isn't spectacular but it's pleasant to listen to. Actually, in #2 there are a couple places with very lovely melodies.
- When you beat each game, Freeplay opens up. This gives you random hidden object areas. Good for if you're in that "I have a craving to find stuff" mood.

Cons:
- Neither game is connected to Steam while you're playing. So you won't be able to chat with friends or take steam screenshots.
- Unfortunately, both games have issues when it comes to clicking on items. You'll find you need to be very precise and occasionally you'll need to click more than once or try clicking on a different part of the object. It doesn't happen TOO often or else I wouldn't be able to recommend these games.
- Both games are short. Boo.


Now I'll list the differences in Clockwork Man: The Hidden World:

- The length is longer. Because of the higher difficulty, possibly much longer.
- This game has a journal where Miranda records her adventures and anything of note. You WILL need to use this journal to solve quite a few puzzles.
- There are many more puzzles in #2 and some of them are downright devious. There are no skip options either. Also, it's easy to miss things that you need in some scenes so you might get stuck for awhile. I love this game but it IS a bit aggravating sometimes. Those who enjoy a challenge will have fun. :D
- The story has no tie-ins with the first game. The Hidden World's plot is much more involved than #1 and, in my opinion, fascinating.
- The voice acting, again in my opinion, is better than the first game. (Miranda is still the same, which is good!)
- Maybe it's my imagination but it seems the graphics are better in #2, though I'm pretty sure they used the same game engine.
- When you finish the game, you can rewatch any of the cutscenes.


So in closing, I really enjoy both these games so I'm definitely recommending them to hidden object and puzzle fans. But, because of their short length, you should wait and grab them when they're on sale.


Important Note! The games might not load up for you, which is an issue I had. Right click on the Clockwork Man title, click on Properties, click on Local Files, click on Browse Local Files (which will bring up your program files for the games), right click on the Clockwork Man title again, click on Troubleshoot Compatibility, and finally click on Try recommended settings. I did that for each game and then they worked just fine.
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1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
4.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Juni 2014
The gameplay is ok, and the art has some nice late-90s CD-ROM puzzle game aesthetics. Unfortunately, there's very little game to play. I'd swear the cut scenes are a full half of the game, and they're horrible. The template is: "bwahaha, foolish girl, I tricked you into cleaning my [space]!" "Oh how dare you, you churl!" "Relent, miss! Out of guilt I will actually do what was requested of me."

But seriously, almost every scene is your character being tricked into cleaning up after people. And you're the only female character. You play a girl who goes around cleaning up after men. It's actually the whole story.
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