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GreyFuss
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PostSubject: Opinions - Puzz3D games   Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:26 pm

Has anyone played the Puzz3D game series or have some opinions?

Are they point and click?
Is the adventure portion worth completing the 3D puzzles?
Are they worth the money?
Which one is better?

Series includes

Bavarian Castle
Notre Dame
Orient Express
Lamplight Manor
Victorian Mansion
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PostSubject: Re: Opinions - Puzz3D games   Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:54 pm

Hey GF....

I have played all but the Orient Express.

The adventure portiions are very brief. If you don't really love jigsaw puzzles, you may be disappointed.

Since I like jigsaws, I found the games and the additional puzzles imbedded in the adventure very enjoyable.

Victorian Mansion has good videos and voice acting as part of the "adventure."
Bavarian Castle and Notre Dame were mainly puzzles as I recall.
Lamplight Manor is very tame (you pretty much are clicking on paintings to access puzzles).

You must be very bored.

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PostSubject: Re: Opinions - Puzz3D games   Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:05 pm

GreyFuss I haven't played any of them but they all have good reviews. They seem to be point and click. They all appear to have interesting adventures with Victorian Mansion being possibly the best. They all seem to be a little difficult to find. You can find reviews and screenshots here:
Lamp Lighter

Orient Express

Bavarian Castle
Notre Dame

Victorian Mansion

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PostSubject: Re: Opinions - Puzz3D games   Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:49 pm

Hey Hats

Thanks...I have seen the reviews and screens, I was more interested in the views of those who have played the games like JK's above. Thank you JK.
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PostSubject: Re: Opinions - Puzz3D games   Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:17 pm

I've played all of them -- but not recently.
I do remember that Lamplight Manor didn't have a mini-adventure game available (after you did the 3D puzzle) the way the other 4 games did. Instead you could "explore" a few rooms in Lamplight Manor, but there wasn't a mystery to solve that had a story behind it. Needless to say, I was kind of disappointed in Lamplight Manor. I was even more disappointed when they didn't make any more Puzz3D games after Lamplight Manor.

IMO Victorian Mansion was the easiest, Orient Express was the hardest, and Notre Dame was the 2nd hardest. Orient Express had lots of little pieces that didn't connect to much else. Notre Dame had many pieces the same gray color. Victorian Mansion had the brightest colors and it was easiest to see where they went.

As for the difficulty of the mini-adventure parts, Victorian Mansion was also easiest there. Orient Express had a particularly difficult slider -- something like 15 pieces on a side, with several pieces fixed in place, so you had to work the other pieces around them. Notre Dame had a Rubik's Cube-type puzzle.

If you did the 3D jigsaw puzzles on the easy mode, you'd have parts of the castle/mansion/train blocked off from you after you finished. I was kind of annoyed when I finished the jigsaw of Bavarian Castle on the second hardest level and then found I couldn't get into the places I needed to to complete the mini-adventure. So IMO there isn't any point in doing the puzzles in anything other than the hardest mode. Otherwise you can't finish the mini-adventure game at the end. This wouldn't really matter with Lamplight Matter, but it would for the other 4.
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PostSubject: Re: Opinions - Puzz3D games   Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:21 pm

Thanks Gruefeeder

I appreciate all that you have said and I am sure this information will also prove valuable to others that are curious about these games also.
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PostSubject: Re: Opinions - Puzz3D games   Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:46 pm

I agree with Gruefeeder. As I recall, the castle had a rather difficult puzzle where you had to put this sword together with a rather ornate pattern. I did the castle in hard mode and had a difficult time with the sword. So I replayed it in an easier mode where the sword was much easier....took a screen shot to see the final pattern...and then went back into hard mode to complete it.

The Rubiks cube puzzle was difficult. It was a gargoyle statue as I recall. I think I had to find help or a cheat on the internet to complete it. Never was good at Rubiks cubes.

I think I found a deal a few years ago to get all 5 games in a bundle at a pretty reasonable cost. I'm trying to recall the website. It's one of those sites that sells a lot of games etc....mystery party games, and off the beaten path kinds of things. I probably got the only copy of the Puzzle 3D that they had.

I enjoyed them because I like puzzles....the adventures were more of a bonus.
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PostSubject: Re: Opinions - Puzz3D games   Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:18 pm

Thanks JK

It looks like these are too heavy on the side of a 3D jigsaw puzzle. Now I don't mind a jigsaw if it has to do with a plot in an adventure game but completing one of these on the hard setting just to get to a small adventure doesn't seem like something that would please me. They do look like some very good jigsaws for those who enjoy such.

Thanks all for your opinions, they are valuable to me.
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