Hamilton's Great Adventure

Reviewed by Syrsly on Jan 25, 2012
Rating
e
2/5
(Boring.)
Game Overview
Developer:
Fatshark
Release Date:
May 31, 2011
Platform Reviewed:
Personal Computer
Platforms Available:
Windows
Genre(s):
Childish | Puzzle
Features:
Single-Player
Requirements: 
Windows Vista or Windows 7, dual-core 2.4GHz processor, shader model 4.0 support.

Overall, Hamilton's Great Adventure is a very casual game with very boring puzzles which really are not puzzles at all due to how obvious they are. The game requires Windows Vista or Windows 7, which means it is not designed with low end computers in mind, however, the visuals do not represent this. The game may seem to look nice here and there, but it is very flat and boring when you see it moving. Also, the story is not even voiced except for repetitive grunting noises which get very annoying. To put it simply, yes, it is cheap, and yes, it is a high quality production, but no, it is not worth your time.

I will extend this review later with screenshots and more details about the game mechanics. Glasses

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