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Secrets of Atlantis: The Sacred Legacy review

When does the adventure part happen?

Pros

  • Good dialogue system
  • Red-Line-on-Map travel segues
  • Clicking! Clicking on items!

Cons

  • Stupid
  • pointless puzzles
  • Stupid
  • pointless dialogue
  • Cookie-cutter story

Right away, we realized that Secrets of Atlantis had big problems. In the opening cutscene, hero Howard Brooks deadpans, “It all started one morning in April 1937. I was aboard the celebrated Hindenburg …[LOTS of pointless voiceover cut – you’re welcome] …when a most disagreeable meeting occurred, which would make its mark on my whole future.” Really? On your whole future? Then, in a scene which desperately mimics Indiana Jones, two men knock him unconscious and escape in the blimp’s emergency plane.

More Info

GenreAdventure
DescriptionForgettable characters, a by-the-numbers story, and impossibly boring puzzles combine to make Secrets of Atlantis an "adventure" game in name only.
PlatformPC
US censor ratingTeen
Release date29 May 2007 (US), 29 May 2007 (UK)
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