In the dark times of the Medieval a baleful society of the Cult and its adherers strived to seize the rule over the city, control its inhabitants and destroy all sources of knowledge and culture. Help Marla uncover the secret conspiracy, release her kidnapped brother and save the city!
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Mixed (54 reviews) - 57% of the 54 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 3, 2014

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This Multi-language Premium Edition includes extra 12 locations (about 60 minutes of gameplay), concept arts, play arts (wallpapers), screensavers, 9 game music tracks.

Feature List

  • Multi-language edition
  • Original game world
  • Intriguing plot
  • 40 game locations
  • The world transforms during the walkthrough
  • 26 mini-games
  • More than 50 3D movies and cutscenes
  • Unique meta game about dressing to mask the main heroine
  • Meta game on collecting precious stones, to get fragments of knowledge, a deeper history of the world
  • 3 difficulty modes(normal, advanced and expert)
  • Achievements’ System

About This Game

Back Story

Mankind has just got out from the dark Middle Ages. Superstitions and fears still reign the minds of the majority of people, but the germs of science and culture rapidly emerge and grow stronger. But, as it turns out, it doesn’t play into the hands of some of those in power. They are willing to make every effort and use all means to prevent the development of noble minds. The coup brews after sudden death of King in one kingdom and childless Queen is in mortal danger. A group of officials, financiers - merchants, local mafia and some members of the highest ranks of police belong to secret cult, whose goal is the destruction of any educational programs and new scientific achievements, which were very supportive and strongly promoted by the deceased king.
They're going to kill the Queen and enthrone his person - cruel and ignorant bastard. Police behaves outrageously in the capital, bandits openly run their dirty deeds, officials drown in corruption and are busy with their own profit. Common people are dark, terrified and trying to survive in every possible way.

Synopsis

The main character, young thief Marla is caught for stealing and thrown into the town prison, and her little brother Ray is kidnapped by the people in strange leather masks. With help of the former secret policeman Herbert Marla escapes from the cell and runs away to the underground catacombs. On the road she finds out that several other street boys were stolen from the town besides Ray. Herbert gives Marla task to steal mysterious cipher from the house of one merchant.
Decrypting coded message Marla finds out about the existence of a cult that stole her brother and also set a goal to destroy all the achievements of science and culture. During the search of Ray the girl encounters various representatives of science, who to some extent suffered from actions of the cultists. With their help, Marla finds a secret gathering of the cult and saves missing children from there.
After successful rescue, Marla with Herbert intrudes into the royal palace, where they reveal the head of the cult Morgana, who disguised as maid of honor of the queen for a long time. It is this maid of honor who was behind the assassination attempt on the king, because of which Marla’s father was killed.
With the help of Herbert, Marla prevents cult activities and reunites with her brother. A former secret policeman regains favor of the Queen and becomes at the head of security of the kingdom in general and of science in particular.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, 7, 8, 8.1
    • Processor: 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.5 or higher
    • Processor: 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu or equivalent
    • Processor: 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • Storage: 5 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
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Mixed (54 reviews)
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wyldrose
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Very buggy on Linux, devs are non-responsive.
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gate_maker06
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
Do not buy this game for a Mac. Game is horribly glitchy. Error log screen pops up about a minute into each session, blocking needed information. Necessary images and maps can't be seen again once logged into the diary. This game is basically unplayable.
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Faudraline
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 14
Fall of the New Age is a neat little game coming from Shaman Games, a promising Ukrainian HOG developer team that we already know from titles like Dreamscapes series earlier last year. Originally developed for iOS systems, this game is a beautiful time kill for a tiresome after work evening when you'd prefer having some gaming time yet do not necessarily want to be heavy on the attention span.

Our story takes place in a fictional Late Medieval - Early Renaissance period, where people start to leave old superstitions aside for the sake of science, logical thinking and societal progress. The death of the kingdom's benevolent king marks an ill omen for the future though: mysterious disappearances among orphaned children; raids on libraries, ateliers, workshops and academies; assaults on scientists, alchemists and philosophers begin. An ominous cult with the motto "ignorance is power" jeopardizes the promise and knowledge of the new age. Within all this chaos, Marla - a street urchin and a young thief - finds her young brother taken by the cult. With the aid of a swash-buckling mentor, Marla will try to stop conspiracies of the cult and find her brother by all means!

I know, I know... HOGs carry a tendency to reinterpret classical tales, movies or successful video games in their own paces. Here, we have a simplified version of the original Thief game, with a tense dynamic between enlightenment and ignorance, plus political power plays on the side. Nope, that sincerely doesn't make Fall of the New Age a bad game at all. There isn't much depth to it surely, but it’s a fun time kill. You just have to be aware of your expectations about it.

Artworks are alright, with suitably fitting medieval atmospheres and beautiful alchemical designs for puzzles. Character models and 3D animations work fine - even though characters themselves are nothing original. It was also a bonus that the game had somewhat decent voice acting. Esthetically, it is a decent game: not horrible, not spectacular either.

The gameplay is completely different than what we'd be accustomed to as a HOG. The game carries HOG dynamics - like puzzles, item collection, environment interaction etc. - yet without much HOG gameplay actually. There are 4-5 scenes where you'll be expected to find some random symbols from a list for a password or some items scattered around which can be used as a costume for Marla, in her various disguises. It was refreshing to see a dynamic explanation and use for HOG sequences for the story. A cute and welcoming change, indeed.

There are some reports for the Mac version not working properly - voice acting missing or item graphics not showing up properly - but I encountered no problems while playing this on Windows 7, so I cannot account for other systems. All in all, grab it on sale for a silent afternoon to have a decent time kill.

Please also check out Lady Storyteller's Curator page here - follow for regular updates on reviews for other games!
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bobkat8001
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
I enjoyed playing this game. Not heavy on HOG. Lots of puzzles to solve. Some are challenging (the number puzzle). I would give it 6.5 out of 10.
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yaequm
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 3, 2015
If you play on linux do not get this game. Audio in the game doesn't work. But that doesn't really matter since about 20 minutes into the game there is a bug that prevents you from progressing.
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simdel
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: October 22, 2015
Another easy casual game with a cheesy storyline but quite good fun to play.

Fall of the New Age is a slightly above average casual game. It is similar to so many others out there in that the story is barebones and the main focus is on finding objects to unlock the next puzzle.

The story does not go into much depth but as far as I could gather, a cult of some sort has taken over the town and you play a heroine out to rescue her brother who was kidnapped. We do not get any information about the beliefs of the cult or how it came about / where it recruited its members from etc, though there is a brief scene with a strange sorceress at a later point. There is basically no back story to any of the characters, you just land in the middle of it all and off you go to solve the mini puzzles.

The graphics are lovely and the atmosphere is fitting. The medieval scenes are very pretty indeed.

The music is pleasant enough and there is one piece with almost Gregorian voices, though that one doesn't last for long and we're back to the blander stuff.

Voice work is fair enough, though I laughed at the voice of a small child in a cage above a fire (perhaps in for a roasting?), who sounded so calm, bored and unemotional and not at all relieved that he was about to be rescued. The player's main ally is an incredibly lazy chap who gives all the hard work and running around to the player (a much younger female), while he relaxes with some wood whittling or a map or simply hangs around outside some castle gates to enjoy the night air.

The puzzles are mostly very easy and the main challenge is wondering where to go next. Scouring for objects necessary and does take a while. Some of the puzzles are ridiculously easy, like the many many times the player has to pick a lock, but others are slightly more challenging, such as a maths puzzle and a cog wheel. Overall there is a decent balance of puzzles.

There were very few hidden object scenes and they weren't the traditional type. It was a case of matching objects to shadows. This actually came as a relief as I have started to find standard hidden object scenes tedious in games.

So I enjoyed the game and it took me about 6 hours to complete. There is a choice of 3 settings at the beginning so I guess playing it on its easiest setting would be faster than 6 hours as there would be no searching for the next object but the player would be lead by sparkles.
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wany1981
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: September 10, 2015
First.. I have to say Happy Birthday to Coupon Dumpster steam Group.
I got this game though their birthday giveaway and i am very gratful.

Now To review This game.
This game is a novel story type of puzzle game.
The game play itself is quite easy. Hints are given for free and there is a strategy guide right on your HUD that you can access at any time if you completely stuck.
There are 1-2 pretty hard puzzle but everything else is really easy puzzle or find needle in the haystack type of looking for hidden objects.

The story is quite well written and interesting but nothing too special is involved.

The graphics is basic but quite cartoon stunning at times. The character Disguise system is pretty cool.
There are a lot short animation and cut scenes in this game but nothing Jaw Droping good.

The music is basic... infact as i am writing this review i cannot remember much about music at all from this game. There are some at times but nothing worth spending my brain cell remembering.

There are only 38 reviews for this game at the moment and approval rating is about 60% positve and 40% negative.
That rating by itself explain perfectly how this game is scored..
6/10 for me. And recommended for puzzle game lover only. If you like cartoon graphics.. You can also give this one a try.
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ArkadiuszGurnik
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12, 2015
This game is great! I don't know why it has mixed reviews.
Although I do not have sophisticated needs for hidden objects games.
I loved, and still love, Escape Rosecliff Island and other games from that company.
Animations sucks, voice acting is terrible to say least, some textures are weird but all in all gameplay is nice.
And do not mind the plot. It's poor. :P
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lostblue
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5, 2015
This game barely has a storyline, and that which does exist doesn't make sense half of the time. The ending was very abrupt and left me feeling like nothing was resolved.
I rescue my brother, but the cult leader just runs away with the rest of the bad guys. The End???
I just found the "bonus chapter" in the extras section. Why it's a "bonus" and not just the normal end of the game, I have no clue!!

I had to reference the in game guide several times because it turns out the next step required made no logical sense. Here's a good example: you have a fire poker, a lever and a hair clip in your inventory... what do you use to pry a bowling ball (?) out of a roof gutter? Answer: it's the hair clip! Seriously...

I can't recommend this game (especially for the price) when there are so many other hidden object & point/click games which are more fun.
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talgaby
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24, 2015
Short version: 77%
Fall of the New Age is a typical hidden object game… without the actual hidden object parts. Still, as a casual level adventure, it has an exciting enough story.

Long version:
Fall of the New Age– made by upcoming Ukrainian indie developer Shaman Games– is sort of a lightweight version of the Thief series: you play as a burglar who winds up in a conspiracy devised by the evil Cult against the current power structure and their knowledge-based system in favour of a religious dictatorship. With a mandatory kidnapped relative and a swashbuckling mentor just to complete a few clichés.
Still, the story is sufficiently exciting and has a good pace, the characters are interesting… and for this price range this is a lot more than anyone can want.

As for gameplay… well, this one is not really a hidden object game. There are a few segments where you look for symbols, and some rummaging for clothes, but no traditional scenes, at all.
There is a larger focus on the point ‘n’ click style elements instead, which, for the most part, gives just enough challenge to turn the game into a nice, casual, lazy, one-afternoon relaxation.
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EniGma
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12, 2015
GOOD STORY
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bozzo.andrea
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 26, 2015
this game has too many bugs on mac version...
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Lady Sketch
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8, 2015
This was a typical point and click, hidden object, and puzzle game. I really enjoyed playing this game. Originally I had listed a problem that prevented me from completing the extras portion however, I realized that I missed one crucial element along the way. Once I did that, everything worked smoothly so it was not a game issue it was a user issue.

I read several people having problems with this game in its beginning but I bought it recently and have had no game issues with it at all from start to finish. It appears all those issues have been resolved if your pc meets the requirements of the game to begin with. The scenary is great with a good story line, I definitealy recommend playing this game if this type interests you at all.
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lalle
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31, 2015
Sound doesn't work, which makes the game completely unplayable.
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FranklynStreet
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 15, 2015
This game is annoyingly broken. Instead of inventory items, most of the time what appears in your inventory is a generic tool icon, a placeholder for the actual graphic of the item-- you know, the kind of thing that might exist during game development. And constantly, and I do mean constantly, there are error logs that appear in the top third of the screen.

If the game ran perfectly, I'd probably rate it around a 5/10. There's no voice acting in cut scenes where it seems strange that there's not-- almost like it's another game error, but I assume it has more to do with game budget. And the puzzles are incredibly simple and without any challenge. There are hidden object type scenes where you need to pick up almost everything in the scene, so you could get 95% of the objects just by clicking around at everything on the screen. The idea that you're trying to find items to use as part of a disguise is a pretty ingenious one, but the execution of that idea is badly done, and the "hidden object" part of it needs to be much improved.

I would enjoy the game somewhat, despite it's simplicity, simply because I enjoy these types of games-- but the constant (although not game-breaking) bugs just suck all enjoyment out of the game. The game does have a little character to it, and the backgrounds and environments are beautifully rendered. But because of the bugs, I lower my score to a 2/10.
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SvK_EAgle
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 23, 2014
One year after release, still buggy, no dialogue sound, randomly opens console inside cutscene, which I don't know how to close afterwards. Unplayable.
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Turial
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 15, 2014
Don't accept even if free. It is always horrendous when they pass off mobile games but this one sucks a little bit more than most, Story, nope. Characters, horrendous. Puzzles, stupid. You can complete the game by just clicking, at one point you use corrosive acid to get slugs so they can chew through a lock.... what?! The voice acting is of course terrible but who cares when they don't follow the scipt and speak differently from the subtitles in the game and I can't even begin to explain how awful the translation is. At one point the king is your father, then your sister is your brother then finally your husband? Oh and let us not forget because there is a female protagonist it means we have the obligatory dress-up mini-games.

Do not expect to get anything out of this game.
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Nikagor
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 13, 2014
If you can get this game in a bundle or very cheap in a sale and you are absolutly into Hidden obejct and very basic point and click adventure, than this game might be something for you,.

Gameplay wise the game really doesn't have much to offer, other than "Click around untill you find every Hitbox and than use the obvious item", which cna lead to frustratingly combing screens for some kind of Reaction form the pointer, but sometimes the hitboxes are so close to each other that you will always miss one, for example I ahd to look up one item that was hidden right next to another one, because I didn't know the hidden itemw as there, I always assumed the buttonprompt send me to the other Item I did not need yet.

Than if you are stuck the hintsystem seems absolutly useless, it send me in between screens, instead of hinting towards the area to search, if it gives you a hint, it should not point away from the screen I need to find the enxt item to continue, thats bloody idiotic.

The sounds and music are ok, the vocie acting is uhh rather amateurish, the puzzles are mostly obvious and only a few minigames where you either hunt for hidden objects or you need to do some other puzzles are thrown in for good measure.

[Spoilers The story is rather lackluster, sometimes I wondered what the heck I was doing, so I got the plans of the cultist in the hideout, why the hell do I not simply flee, no I need to go up into a stable..and than jump down to get a horse, even if I had free access to the stable to begin with, than the loft freaking has an incredible locking mechanism with three masks, which need to be freed again from other stuff using tools, just to get a freaking lever, who the heck was living in this room before I rummaged trought it? Than I carry along a firepoker, maybe a bug that it didn't delete, but I could use it, but somehow a broken of arrowstaff is longer than my firepoker, whats the sense in that? Not to mention that the guards seem useless, there are huge explosions going on, but nope..got to guard those citygates. Furthermore whats with the ending, it cuts away far to early, I'm in the middle of the woods surrounded by bandits and some kind of witch, I disturbed her ritual and all her other plans, I doubt they would just let me leave. Edit: Allright I just realised there is another Chapter in the game, you jsut need to access the extra part of the game, however it was initially not clear that there was another Chapter in the extra section, as it just seemed to be about artwork and music. However they jsut traded one obvious sequelbait for another. [Spoiler over] Only recommended for people, who like casual point and clicks or hidden object games,
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Noted O_o
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 9, 2014
Great story, graphics and sound. If you like a casual adventure/hidden object game, you will definitely love this! It oozes quality!
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smbenson
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: October 4, 2014
Crash crash crash. Change settings. Crash. Run in compatability mode. Crash. Crash.

It looks like a nice basic point and click puzzle game set in 17th Century France (? I think? I didn't get to see much of it). The sort of thing you can play for a little while and not get too invested. Well, turns out 'getting invested' was the least of my worries.

Maybe you'll have better luck getting it to run.
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34 of 35 people (97%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Fall of the New Age is a neat little game coming from Shaman Games, a promising Ukrainian HOG developer team that we already know from titles like Dreamscapes series earlier last year. Originally developed for iOS systems, this game is a beautiful time kill for a tiresome after work evening when you'd prefer having some gaming time yet do not necessarily want to be heavy on the attention span.

Our story takes place in a fictional Late Medieval - Early Renaissance period, where people start to leave old superstitions aside for the sake of science, logical thinking and societal progress. The death of the kingdom's benevolent king marks an ill omen for the future though: mysterious disappearances among orphaned children; raids on libraries, ateliers, workshops and academies; assaults on scientists, alchemists and philosophers begin. An ominous cult with the motto "ignorance is power" jeopardizes the promise and knowledge of the new age. Within all this chaos, Marla - a street urchin and a young thief - finds her young brother taken by the cult. With the aid of a swash-buckling mentor, Marla will try to stop conspiracies of the cult and find her brother by all means!

I know, I know... HOGs carry a tendency to reinterpret classical tales, movies or successful video games in their own paces. Here, we have a simplified version of the original Thief game, with a tense dynamic between enlightenment and ignorance, plus political power plays on the side. Nope, that sincerely doesn't make Fall of the New Age a bad game at all. There isn't much depth to it surely, but it’s a fun time kill. You just have to be aware of your expectations about it.

Artworks are alright, with suitably fitting medieval atmospheres and beautiful alchemical designs for puzzles. Character models and 3D animations work fine - even though characters themselves are nothing original. It was also a bonus that the game had somewhat decent voice acting. Esthetically, it is a decent game: not horrible, not spectacular either.

The gameplay is completely different than what we'd be accustomed to as a HOG. The game carries HOG dynamics - like puzzles, item collection, environment interaction etc. - yet without much HOG gameplay actually. There are 4-5 scenes where you'll be expected to find some random symbols from a list for a password or some items scattered around which can be used as a costume for Marla, in her various disguises. It was refreshing to see a dynamic explanation and use for HOG sequences for the story. A cute and welcoming change, indeed.

There are some reports for the Mac version not working properly - voice acting missing or item graphics not showing up properly - but I encountered no problems while playing this on Windows 7, so I cannot account for other systems. All in all, grab it on sale for a silent afternoon to have a decent time kill.

Please also check out Lady Storyteller's Curator page here - follow for regular updates on reviews for other games!
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2014
Initially I was really hesitant to try this. Because it looked a bit like one of those find random objects in a pile of random objects games. But it is not like that at all. I was actually really impressed by this game. I haven't completed it yet, but I think I'm about a fifth of the way through judging by the page I'm up in the in game strategy guide.

(I took down my videos on this game because the soundtrack matched 3rd part content =[... sucks because I really thought that this game was. I may publish new videos without the music turned off) Okay, I did actually come across a random object mini-game in this title. However it was an hour and a half into the game. The game actually has large variety interesting puzzles and mini-games and that was just one of them. I never found this game to be tedious or repetitive. The puzzles are actually pretty good. Most of them are relatively easy such as just finding the next object needed in the area. But there is a constant flow of them. Some of the stuff was cool. For instance in one part I had to disguise my female character as a male fisherman with a mustache which was amusing. That meant finding and gathering objects which I initially thought were random and then actually assembling them into a costume. I was really surprised to find myself doing that all of a sudden. It was really interesting. Also for a point and click adventure puzzle game it has pretty good features. Even though I hadn't found myself getting stuck for long at any time yet, you can request a hint which will highlight the next place you need to investigate and you can skip some puzzles. Use of hints has a cool down, so it doesn't allow you to rely on having the answers fed to you. Also the actual the in game strategy guide is a written document that explains how to complete every puzzle in the game, it even has highlighted screen shots. I thought thought this really thoughtful, in case you get really stuck. By the way there is actually three different difficulty settings to choose from when you begin the game. In harder difficulty you are unable to use hints as often or at all and interactive areas are not highlighted. Like I said the game looks like one of those random objects game in the screen shots. But as soon I started playing it things looked a lot better than I expected. It actually has a quite a bit of animation which seems to be devoid in certain random object games. I actually really liked the animations. The fact that there are actual animations when you use objects instead of just fading items in and out during scenes is a really nice touch. The scenes themselves look good. I thought the cut-scenes, characters and dialogue were good and interesting. However as usual with my ten second attention span I didn't really catch all of it. I do like story's premise though, a conspiracy by those in power to keep people in the dark ages. I also enjoyed the music. There were a lot of things that I enjoyed about this game. I was very surprised by it. I like how it gives a constant feed of mostly small but interesting puzzles. I liked how instead of having to constantly find random objects for no reason every object you found actually had a purpose and was tool to allow you to solve the next puzzle. I can't say for sure, but I think that you could probably get between five to ten hours of game-play out of this. Click [url=https://www.youtube.com/user/SatanovichZ1/videos]here[/url] for more let’s play videos =)
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2014
At its core, this isn't exactly a hidden-object game... there are some specific scenes that are hidden object; when you are putting together a disguise, or unlocking specific doors... but most of this game is going back and forth through scenes, finding items, and then combining or using those items to solve puzzles.

The biggest problem with this game is that, beyond a few specific puzzles or missing that one item you just can't find/doesn't make sense... to me, this game felt rather simplistic. A lot of the find-object/use-object tasks felt like the game was holding your hand and they didn't require a lot of thought...the hidden-object portions are ridiculously simple, and could be mostly solved with simple random clicking. Lock-picking amounts to finding the right angle, and holding the mouse there for a second, and then doing it again and again and again... not really difficult. Fully completed in roughly 3-4 hours without using any hints and taking my time.

The final level of the game isn't actually obvious... you have to complete the story up to the final section, and then the game just abruptly stops with no solid conclusion. You go back to the main menu, and in the Extra's tab that's now open, there is an option to play the game, and that will start the final level... I'm not sure why they did this... I'm counting that as one of the game's more challenging puzzles.

The game has interesting ideas, but it doesn't really challenge you at all beyond a few specific logic/game puzzles that can be beaten in a few attempts... that, or I've just played far too many of these games, and these puzzles all start to seem the same.

Fun if you like these kinds of games, but I would wait for a sale... this is more of a rental or tablet/phone game.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2015
First.. I have to say Happy Birthday to Coupon Dumpster steam Group.
I got this game though their birthday giveaway and i am very gratful.

Now To review This game.
This game is a novel story type of puzzle game.
The game play itself is quite easy. Hints are given for free and there is a strategy guide right on your HUD that you can access at any time if you completely stuck.
There are 1-2 pretty hard puzzle but everything else is really easy puzzle or find needle in the haystack type of looking for hidden objects.

The story is quite well written and interesting but nothing too special is involved.

The graphics is basic but quite cartoon stunning at times. The character Disguise system is pretty cool.
There are a lot short animation and cut scenes in this game but nothing Jaw Droping good.

The music is basic... infact as i am writing this review i cannot remember much about music at all from this game. There are some at times but nothing worth spending my brain cell remembering.

There are only 38 reviews for this game at the moment and approval rating is about 60% positve and 40% negative.
That rating by itself explain perfectly how this game is scored..
6/10 for me. And recommended for puzzle game lover only. If you like cartoon graphics.. You can also give this one a try.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2014
It's point and click and puzzles and find the item stuff but it has many locations, interesting story and awesome art. You also get animated cut-scenes! Everybody loves nice cutscenes. I'm surprised this game is so well priced. It's only 10 dollars for hours of play and awesome art. Like seriously, artists/animators did a great job on this game. If you like point and click just get it because it's pretty damn good. You will like it because how can you not? My only critique is that it ends abruptly which made me go wtf but then you have to select "extras" and it gives you one more arc to play with real ending! But I don't even want to complain because a game of this quality is basically a steal for this price.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2014
Average Point & Click Adventure.
Not a bad story. Correct difficulty. Sometimes very easy, very few times hard.
It has the walkthrough inside the game, if you ever go stuck.
Not bad, not good.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2015
This was a typical point and click, hidden object, and puzzle game. I really enjoyed playing this game. Originally I had listed a problem that prevented me from completing the extras portion however, I realized that I missed one crucial element along the way. Once I did that, everything worked smoothly so it was not a game issue it was a user issue.

I read several people having problems with this game in its beginning but I bought it recently and have had no game issues with it at all from start to finish. It appears all those issues have been resolved if your pc meets the requirements of the game to begin with. The scenary is great with a good story line, I definitealy recommend playing this game if this type interests you at all.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 22, 2015
Another easy casual game with a cheesy storyline but quite good fun to play.

Fall of the New Age is a slightly above average casual game. It is similar to so many others out there in that the story is barebones and the main focus is on finding objects to unlock the next puzzle.

The story does not go into much depth but as far as I could gather, a cult of some sort has taken over the town and you play a heroine out to rescue her brother who was kidnapped. We do not get any information about the beliefs of the cult or how it came about / where it recruited its members from etc, though there is a brief scene with a strange sorceress at a later point. There is basically no back story to any of the characters, you just land in the middle of it all and off you go to solve the mini puzzles.

The graphics are lovely and the atmosphere is fitting. The medieval scenes are very pretty indeed.

The music is pleasant enough and there is one piece with almost Gregorian voices, though that one doesn't last for long and we're back to the blander stuff.

Voice work is fair enough, though I laughed at the voice of a small child in a cage above a fire (perhaps in for a roasting?), who sounded so calm, bored and unemotional and not at all relieved that he was about to be rescued. The player's main ally is an incredibly lazy chap who gives all the hard work and running around to the player (a much younger female), while he relaxes with some wood whittling or a map or simply hangs around outside some castle gates to enjoy the night air.

The puzzles are mostly very easy and the main challenge is wondering where to go next. Scouring for objects necessary and does take a while. Some of the puzzles are ridiculously easy, like the many many times the player has to pick a lock, but others are slightly more challenging, such as a maths puzzle and a cog wheel. Overall there is a decent balance of puzzles.

There were very few hidden object scenes and they weren't the traditional type. It was a case of matching objects to shadows. This actually came as a relief as I have started to find standard hidden object scenes tedious in games.

So I enjoyed the game and it took me about 6 hours to complete. There is a choice of 3 settings at the beginning so I guess playing it on its easiest setting would be faster than 6 hours as there would be no searching for the next object but the player would be lead by sparkles.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2015
Short version: 77%
Fall of the New Age is a typical hidden object game… without the actual hidden object parts. Still, as a casual level adventure, it has an exciting enough story.

Long version:
Fall of the New Age– made by upcoming Ukrainian indie developer Shaman Games– is sort of a lightweight version of the Thief series: you play as a burglar who winds up in a conspiracy devised by the evil Cult against the current power structure and their knowledge-based system in favour of a religious dictatorship. With a mandatory kidnapped relative and a swashbuckling mentor just to complete a few clichés.
Still, the story is sufficiently exciting and has a good pace, the characters are interesting… and for this price range this is a lot more than anyone can want.

As for gameplay… well, this one is not really a hidden object game. There are a few segments where you look for symbols, and some rummaging for clothes, but no traditional scenes, at all.
There is a larger focus on the point ‘n’ click style elements instead, which, for the most part, gives just enough challenge to turn the game into a nice, casual, lazy, one-afternoon relaxation.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
If you can get this game in a bundle or very cheap in a sale and you are absolutly into Hidden obejct and very basic point and click adventure, than this game might be something for you,.

Gameplay wise the game really doesn't have much to offer, other than "Click around untill you find every Hitbox and than use the obvious item", which cna lead to frustratingly combing screens for some kind of Reaction form the pointer, but sometimes the hitboxes are so close to each other that you will always miss one, for example I ahd to look up one item that was hidden right next to another one, because I didn't know the hidden itemw as there, I always assumed the buttonprompt send me to the other Item I did not need yet.

Than if you are stuck the hintsystem seems absolutly useless, it send me in between screens, instead of hinting towards the area to search, if it gives you a hint, it should not point away from the screen I need to find the enxt item to continue, thats bloody idiotic.

The sounds and music are ok, the vocie acting is uhh rather amateurish, the puzzles are mostly obvious and only a few minigames where you either hunt for hidden objects or you need to do some other puzzles are thrown in for good measure.

[Spoilers The story is rather lackluster, sometimes I wondered what the heck I was doing, so I got the plans of the cultist in the hideout, why the hell do I not simply flee, no I need to go up into a stable..and than jump down to get a horse, even if I had free access to the stable to begin with, than the loft freaking has an incredible locking mechanism with three masks, which need to be freed again from other stuff using tools, just to get a freaking lever, who the heck was living in this room before I rummaged trought it? Than I carry along a firepoker, maybe a bug that it didn't delete, but I could use it, but somehow a broken of arrowstaff is longer than my firepoker, whats the sense in that? Not to mention that the guards seem useless, there are huge explosions going on, but nope..got to guard those citygates. Furthermore whats with the ending, it cuts away far to early, I'm in the middle of the woods surrounded by bandits and some kind of witch, I disturbed her ritual and all her other plans, I doubt they would just let me leave. Edit: Allright I just realised there is another Chapter in the game, you jsut need to access the extra part of the game, however it was initially not clear that there was another Chapter in the extra section, as it just seemed to be about artwork and music. However they jsut traded one obvious sequelbait for another. [Spoiler over] Only recommended for people, who like casual point and clicks or hidden object games,
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
This game is annoyingly broken. Instead of inventory items, most of the time what appears in your inventory is a generic tool icon, a placeholder for the actual graphic of the item-- you know, the kind of thing that might exist during game development. And constantly, and I do mean constantly, there are error logs that appear in the top third of the screen.

If the game ran perfectly, I'd probably rate it around a 5/10. There's no voice acting in cut scenes where it seems strange that there's not-- almost like it's another game error, but I assume it has more to do with game budget. And the puzzles are incredibly simple and without any challenge. There are hidden object type scenes where you need to pick up almost everything in the scene, so you could get 95% of the objects just by clicking around at everything on the screen. The idea that you're trying to find items to use as part of a disguise is a pretty ingenious one, but the execution of that idea is badly done, and the "hidden object" part of it needs to be much improved.

I would enjoy the game somewhat, despite it's simplicity, simply because I enjoy these types of games-- but the constant (although not game-breaking) bugs just suck all enjoyment out of the game. The game does have a little character to it, and the backgrounds and environments are beautifully rendered. But because of the bugs, I lower my score to a 2/10.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Don't accept even if free. It is always horrendous when they pass off mobile games but this one sucks a little bit more than most, Story, nope. Characters, horrendous. Puzzles, stupid. You can complete the game by just clicking, at one point you use corrosive acid to get slugs so they can chew through a lock.... what?! The voice acting is of course terrible but who cares when they don't follow the scipt and speak differently from the subtitles in the game and I can't even begin to explain how awful the translation is. At one point the king is your father, then your sister is your brother then finally your husband? Oh and let us not forget because there is a female protagonist it means we have the obligatory dress-up mini-games.

Do not expect to get anything out of this game.
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
I admit that I played through the whole thing, but I got this based on a review I read that stated that this was NOT a hidden object game, but a point and click adventure. This is inaccurate, It very much IS a hidden object game, with elements of a VERY handheld point and click adventure mixed in. Ed Wood level of voice acting, to boot. But if you like that sort of thing, have at it. I just didn't think it was worth 10 dollars. more like 2 dollars.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
awesome game.. :)
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Crash crash crash. Change settings. Crash. Run in compatability mode. Crash. Crash.

It looks like a nice basic point and click puzzle game set in 17th Century France (? I think? I didn't get to see much of it). The sort of thing you can play for a little while and not get too invested. Well, turns out 'getting invested' was the least of my worries.

Maybe you'll have better luck getting it to run.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
One year after release, still buggy, no dialogue sound, randomly opens console inside cutscene, which I don't know how to close afterwards. Unplayable.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Great story, graphics and sound. If you like a casual adventure/hidden object game, you will definitely love this! It oozes quality!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 26, 2015
this game has too many bugs on mac version...
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2015
Sound doesn't work, which makes the game completely unplayable.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2015
GOOD STORY
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