Reviews for Return to Mysterious Island
Excellent puzzles, intriguing storyTerenaKalir | July 31, 2012 | See all TerenaKalir's reviews »
This is the first Kheops Studio game I played, and I believe it best showcases their talents. A common feature of the adventure games they produce is the focus on inventory - being able to combine and disassemble items in order to solve puzzles. And it works perfectly for this Robinson Crusoe style game.
Mina is stranded on this (Mysterious) island, and her first concern is food, water.The innovative puzzle system comes to the fore straight away, letting you use that stick to construct a fishing rod, then taking it apart to use for a knife handle instead. Nor do you need to use that particular stick either. Multiple solutions are not confined to the inventory though, there are several throughout the game which can be solved in different ways.
As you get your strength back and begin to explore the island, the story is presented to you in a style much like Myst - reading journals from previous inhabitants and looking at (and using) the devices they left behind. It fits quite well with the setting and is sure to delight fans of Jules Verne.
This is an excellent game for adventure fans. Great puzzles, well integrated into the story, with a host of alternate solutions. There are a few timed puzzles, but the game usually quick saves just before letting you retry easily. The prerendered graphics are still quite pretty considering the game's age, and the atmospheric sounds really draw you in to the world. I highly recommend it!
A great point-and-click game!Xbomborz | Nov. 27, 2011 | See all Xbomborz's reviews »
Return to Mysterious Island is another great adventure title from Anuman Interactive. With nice graphics, great sound design, and varied types of gamplay, this game is extremely well-made and well designed. If you love games set on islands with great stories and an involving atmosphere, this game is for you!!!