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Game review: “Lost Horizon”

Story/Characters: ★★★★★ 

Different levels of time

Different levels of time

Different levels of time

Different levels of time

Well-elaborated Indiana-Jones-like story that takes the player from Hong Kong across the Himalaya and Morocco right to the heart of Nazi Germany. Special finesse at the end: You control two characters located in the same place, but in different times.


Puzzles: ★★☆☆☆ 

A stone puzzle

A stone puzzle

I wouldn’t exactly say that the puzzles are “bad” – but for hardcore riddlers like me, the game is far too simple. There was no point where I had to think longer than 20 seconds. Often I had already collected and assembled all items, before I even knew what I needed them for or what my next task was.


Graphics: ★★★★★ 

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Marrakech

Marrakech

Fantastic! The game doesn’t have “realistic” 3D graphics, but instead beautiful hand-drawn pictures full of atmosphere. Shiny streets, gleaming lanterns, glowing windows, colored lights … You can almost feel the rain in Hong Kong and the dry heat of Marrakech!


Sound: ★★★★½ 

Excellent! The game is accompanied with beautiful orchestral music, and the voice actors are all very good. Here and there you can even recognize some well-known dubbing voices from movies and television! A minimal deduction for the voice of the female lead Kim, who was really getting on my nerves with her shrill girlie voice.


Controls: ★★★★★ 

Simple: right click = look, left click = take/use. Double click makes the characters run faster or go immediately to the next image. The inventory is neat. All in all, nothing wrong.


Overall rating: ★★★★¼ 

A very well-done game with a great atmosphere to completely immerse in. With “Lost Horizon”, Deep Silver have (after “Secret Files: Tunguska” and “Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis”) finally qualified for my list of reliable adventure makers. ;)


A mysterious room

A mysterious room

Plane chase

Plane chase

Rail station Wewelsburg

Rail station Wewelsburg

The Wewelsburg

The Wewelsburg

The village of Büren

The village of Büren

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin



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