Secret at Loch Ness
||(Win95/98/Me/XP) (Retail) (CAMERONFPR)
Mild Language / Mild
79% from Adventure Archiv
Uncover The Age-Old Mystery Of The
Famous Loch Ness Monster.
Hidden away in the Scottish countryside above Loch Ness,
sits serene Devil's Ridge Manor. But its tranquillity is deceptive. For some
time now there has been an increasing number of ghosts and supernatural
phenomena at the manor. At the request of the famous physicist and owner of the
manor Allister Mac Farley, private investigator Alan P. Cameron leaves his
Chicago office for the mists of his ancestral land. Does the fabled sea monster
play a part in the goings-on?
Confronted by strange phenomena, the player must help
Cameron with his investigation, from the obscure corners of the Medieval
castle, to the old scientist's secret laboratory and finally to the troubled
waters of Loch Ness to solve the mystery.
A gripping graphical mystery adventure certain to
capture the imagination .
A game of investigation, intrigue and adventure.
Environments, settings and characters created in full detail.
Motion capture technology provides true realism to the
characters' lip movements and facial expressions.
storyline & original score.
Windows 95 / 98 / Me / XP:Pentium 166 MHz (200
recommended) 16 Mb RAM (32 recommended) 4 x CD-ROM Drive (8x recommended) 3D
Accelerator Video Card
Adventure by Tom Houston
"Initially, you decide that it would be prudent to find Lord
MacFarley and as you explore the castle and its surroundings, you gradually
uncover revelations that move the story from one of primarily investigative
activities to one with deepening implications that increasingly threaten your
life. The result is a quick story line pace, ever thickening plot and exciting
"...I particularly like detective stories with lots
of exploration opportunities and Loch Ness provided that and more in a
fast-paced, challenging, yet enjoyable fashion. In addition, the graphics and
animations are superb
you might say flawless. All in all, I can recommend
Loch Ness without hesitation to those of you who enjoy detective stories and
those who liked the Dracula games."
Adventure by Ray Ivey
"The first thing you'll notice about Loch Ness is the
terrific music. Music, like voice acting, is a department with troublingly few
highs when it comes to games. So it really stands out that the game uses a
robust and dramatic Highland-flavored score. Each chapter heading is
accompanied by this vivid music, and it was so nice to listen to that it
actually stopped me from plunging immediately forward. And let's just say than
when a game has music you want to stop and savor, it's a good thing."
"The puzzles in the game are entertaining and
intuitive. This isn't one of those brain-spraining games where you'll depend on
the walkthrough to save your sanity. The variety of brain ticklers is excellent
as well. The puzzles play fair with the player, and don't get in the way of an
entertaining story. I must warn the reader that the game does contain a few
timed puzzles, but they are actually fun and pretty forgiving, as timed puzzles
"...Like Road to India, Loch Ness
is a mild, solid, atmospheric and entertaining bit of manna from heaven for the
Review by Gordon Alpin
"Like most of the games from the Wanadoo stable this is a
first person perspective, mouse-controlled adventure where solitary exploration
and investigation are paramount. The inside of the manor is richly detailed
depicting a proud history yet away from the main floors there is also evidence
of decay and neglect. The graphics are very good, particularly during the cut
scenes and the sound effects of creaking floorboards and the moaning of the
wind all add to the atmosphere. Though I thought this was a little overdone in
Camerons room which sounded like an old sailing ship in rough weather.
Because sounds do sometimes provide important clues in this game I wasted much
time trying to discover the source of the creaking."
"Overall, though, Loch Ness
is an enjoyable game despite my few criticisms. The inclusion of some quite
pointed hints in the notebook make it a good choice for novices though
experienced players might want to use it sparingly. The story is intriguing and
lighthearted with an amiable main character. I enjoyed exploring the lonely old
manor and its stark surroundings on the shores of Loch Ness. Its a
suitably haunting setting for an ancient mystery with links to a more
contemporary one. And, of course, there is Nessie and I have a
photo to prove it."
"Loch Ness" is a pure adventure game, in which legends,
mysterious appearances, old family secrets, innovative inventions and intrigues
are mixed with a detective story of the Thirties. A lot of suspense is created
and maintained by surprising turns and the increase of the difficulty level.
Who wouldn't like to know, what it's all about with the monster of Loch Ness?
Now - perhaps Cameron will discover this secret.
"An entertaining and varied adventure, however without
really demanding puzzles. The excellent graphics and the good handling are on
the positive side, rounded off by an error free technical aspect. I would state
the average game length with approx. 28 hours, depending on if you have more or
less orientation difficulties with some puzzles (not using a walkthrough).
"Loch Ness" is much better than "Necronomicon" -
Wanadoo's last mystery adventure - and for me it is also quite in front of
Dracula 1 and 2 by a
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