One Sentence Summary- A high-end point and click adventure with great graphics for the time it came out.
I got this game very cheaply as part of a bundle. I did not know what to expect. This game seems to follow a pseudo-historical timeline, meaning it takes place in a fantasy/historical setting. The graphics are great. This game comes from a time when developers were learning various tricks to make games look amazing with little processing power. Think back to the early ps1 days when they used 3d polygonal characters with pre-rendered backgrounds (Resident Evil, Final Fantasy 7 thru 9). This allowed developers to make games with graphics way more detailed than what would be possible with real-time 3d rendering. Then, even later, developers improved upon that with making these pre-rendered backgrounds more lively like a cinematic video. This game is very much a point and click adventure with 360 degree living/moving pre-rendered backgrounds. For example, you can look every which way. You can see soldiers moving, animals moving, and things happening all around you (quite beautifully, too). When you talk to a person, it moves to a much closer view of the person speaking to you in the similar form of the cinematic vidoes of the past (about xbox360 graphics). The impressive thing about this is, is that this is a game that can run on a 400mhz processor and 128 mb ram.
I have only played this game long enough to get an idea of what this game is like. Based upon what I have seen so far, I think that this game will be a fun, quality game. Below are pro's and con's:
+You can get this game cheaply in game bundles on various game bundle websites. (I've seen it twice so far)
+The game has very low minimum system requirements.
+The graphics are quite good.
+The story looks to be interesting.
+The game has pretty high production values.
+The setting is a fantasy/historical setting, which is pretty creative.
-The game seems to be a bit dark on it's storyline and setting (some people may like this)
-The game graphics and style is dated (but it has aged fairly well, IMO)
-The voice acting is not top notch, but is decent.
-When I tried increasing the resolution in the settings, my mouse cursor disappeared. Upon trying to change it back, the colors acted up even more. Afterwards, I did a steam file verification and it said one file did not pass verification and would be redownloaded (not sure if this was a corrupted file or if it was a changed settings file). Afterwards, I did not attempt to change the resolution again. This may be a Windows 8 compatability issue as this game is from the days of XP.
All in all, the game seems pretty interesting. The asking price ($4.99) is not bad, but I would recommend picking it while on sale or in part of a bundle.