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Guardians of Gold 1.0    New  

Size:   184MB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Visit Website | More Programs

Release Date:   2017-08-02

Submit Date:   2017-08-02

OS:  Windows 7/8.1/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)

Downloads:   292

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Reviewed on August 02, 2017

You'd think that adventure games would be particularly hot right now. Not only do many people play games on devices that are basically point and click machines, but it's easier to make simple puzzles than ever. All things considering, there should be a glut of these games out there. In reality, there's really only a few worth looking at. Once you get past the world of Telltale and a few others, there's just a fairly narrow range of middling projects out there. Some of them rise to greatness, while others fall into stagnation. One of these potential projects is Guardians of Gold.

Nice Story, Decent Puzzles, Dated Graphics

Guardians of Gold is a free adventure game, and that should tell you a great deal about what's in the game. It is simple, short, and puts a lot of stock in its story instead of complex systems. This isn't a bad thing, mind you - great adventure games are usually memorable because of the stories they tell. Guardians of Gold is not, however, a great adventure game. It's hard to determine whether it's even worthy of the distinction of being in the middle of the road. In some ways, it's just so uneven that it defies categorization.

On one hand, Guardians of Gold is a strong effort. There's a lot of work that went into writing the story, which is always something that should be commended. It's not the most original story in the world, but it's still fun to experience. The puzzles are decent, and most of the features of the game work together to make sure the game is not a chore. It's not necessarily anything ground-breaking, but those who have played truly bad adventure games know that there's never a guarantee when it comes to the mechanics of an adventure game.

On the other, this game looks awful. The graphics look like a 1990s parody of a video game. It's true the the game's budget was small and that the tools used weren't exactly what you'd find in an AAA game, but the graphics really are so bad that most players will be turned off by the game. It's really impossible to say enough bad things about how this game looks. Fortunately (or unfortunately) the game is so short that you won't have too much time to dwell on the looks. It's free, sure, but players do still want a bit more meat than this adventure game provides.

Conclusion

Should you download this game? Only if you're looking for an adventure fix and can't find anything better. This game has the seed of something decent, but it certainly hasn't sprouted yet. The developers do deserve a lot of praise, though, and hopefully their next project will have a little more money behind it. It's hard to judge a game just on its looks, but sometimes it has to be done. This is one game that just needs a little more visual polish before most players will be willing to judge it on its other merits.

Software Product Description

Join Allyson and Kyle on a journey to find Paititi, the legendary city of gold.
  • 150 rooms to explore
  • 6-8 hours of gameplay
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