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Jan 26, 2013 | 8:53 AM EST
  • Daily 5th Place January 27, 2013

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Adventurer 5 Points Start the adventure!
Easter Island Hero 25 Points Reunite mother and son by finishing the game
Savior 25 Points Rescue the boy.

Author Comments

This is the 2nd installment of Josh Tam Mysteries. Which is G2. This time it is more of a Visual Novel format.

Josh Tam sets out on a journey to investigate the mysteries at Easter Island and to search for the lost child of his client Mrs. Flores in this Visual novel adventure puzzle flash game.
But a mystic adventure full of puzzles and riddles await him and his gang!

:::::::NOTES::::::::::::
1. Thank you to all who played through and left useful comments.
2. Yes, this is a text-based game and more of a visual novel than an adventure game, but still I do not have an option for visual novel category, so this will go under adventure
3. Special thanks to those who voted high. The higher the popularity and rating, the bigger the chance I will continue with the sequel!
4. Thanks for the Daily 5th place award!
5. Thanks to Newgrounds Admin (Tom?) for the frontpage!

Reviews


VelvetBabylonVelvetBabylon

Rated 3 / 5 stars

I actually enjoyed the adventure-story format, and I thought the puzzles were tricky, but not impossible with a little observation and logic. There were several instances that required trial-and-error, which is a little on the frustrating side, but I disagree that it was really necessary with the moai. The first time I placed the three objects, and returned to the moai, it was easy to tell which were correct. All it took was switching the incorrectly-placed objects into the right locations.

As you continue to create these games, your drawing (a purely technical skill) will improve, as will your ability to write dialogue. You aren't doing poorly in either area, though they can only get better with time and practice.

I would be interested in seeing a little more depth and more investigation in your next game; it wasn't shallow, precisely, but the bulk of the game consisted of clicking around the area to move things in order to solve puzzles. I'm a big fan of mystery and detective games, and the genre gives you so many possibilities for plots, locales, and intrigues. I think more could have been made of this, satisfying as it was. Decoding the glyphs, interacting with the natives that were mentioned, searching for survivors, and so on would have added a greater sense of richness and scope. The glyphs might have imparted some obscure legend leading into the sequel; the natives could have provided hints about the island puzzles or the location of the plane, offered quests, or just given more background information on the island and the moai mystery; the survivors might have helped lead the detective to other resources or offered helpful information about the boy's possible location ("Just before the plane went down, I noticed smoke coming from the trees over there.").

These stories have the potential to be really engaging, and I look forward to the next one!


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AllOutGamerAllOutGamer

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I'll give you 2 and a half stars. it was a good game but the puzzles were a bit, how do you say it not helpful enough to get the player to know what to do. I also agree with Radeshtka. There is to much text and not enough game play. If you were aiming for a text adventure you did ok. But If you were trying for a true adventure game i would re-look how you made the game.



damn99damn99

Rated 1 / 5 stars

too bad


josh-tamugaia responds:

Awww... too bad...