Adam's Venture Episode 3: Revelations
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"Graphically stunning; emphasis on backstory adds to overall sense of relevance; plenty of puzzles." - Adventuregamers.com
Adam’s Venture is an adventure game franchise that is focused on non-violent gameplay set in the early twenties of the 20th Century. With state of the art Unreal 3 graphics providing colorful and lifelike 3D environments, a gripping storyline and many puzzles to solve varying from easy to difficult, Adam’s Venture supplies everything that an adventure gamer is looking for.
In Adam’s Venture 3: Revelations, you get to experience a flashback Adam has to earlier events in Oxford, which have set his adventure into motion. Left for dead by the megalomanic Clairvaux leader in Solomon's collapsing palace, Adam relives his first meeting with Evelyn and their expedition to the small French town of Luz. Templar secrets, powerful corporations and the importance of keeping a promise all fight for attention in his feverish mind. Will he come to his senses in time to save Evelyn and the day? It's up to you in this third installment of the episodic series.
New locations and varying weather types
25 new challenging puzzles, varying in difficulty
Find out how it all began and how the Clairvaux corporation means to end it.
Meet Adam's father, a lazy French postman and other characters from the series.
Brought to life with stunning 3D visuals from the Unreal 3 engine.
Game soundtrack, as always, by award winning composer Jonathan van den Wijngaarden
Ok conclusion to the seriesdarkyhbk | June 19, 2014 | See all darkyhbk's reviews »
The third and final Adam's Venture game does largely what the previous two had done. The plot and the characters are explored a bit further, but do not stray away from the clichees plaguing the genre. Some puzzles are pretty decent, but some are quite annoying, requiring more trial and error than logic, which was not the case in the first two games. Moreover, it also sends you off with such an annoying puzzle, that it's difficult to remember the series on a too positive note. In conclusion, if you played the previous two, you should definitely give it a shot.
Pretty casual adventure gamemahon | April 15, 2014 | See all mahon's reviews »
If you want to categorize Adam's Venture games somehow, they should be called casual adventure games.
Just like in the previous games from this series, puzzles are not difficult and also not absurd (like in some other adventure games, where you have to try every crazy combination of items and solutions to come up with the right one). They also share game time with some more action oriented sequences, which makes the games more interesting to casual players than hardcore adventure gamers. It took some time for me to get used to the way these games play, but at this point, at the third game, I can call the series enjoyable.
It's not the first choice for an adventure game, but with its low price tag, it's not a bad choice.