Lost in the City: Post Scriptum
The game opens with a skippable cut scene which nicely picks up the story from where the first game left off. The loading scene is very cute, with a cat trying to catch a purple butterfly.
Like most games nowadays, you have a separate music and sound option, as well as "Windowed" and "Hardware cursor" (custom cursor).
There is an optional tutorial, which I declined as well as a HINT (S.O.S.) button with a 60-second refill time. You can earn new hints to use (with no wait-time to refill) by collecting the purple butterflies that look like the game logo. I believe you also get an extra hint for completing mini-games.
Mini-games are skippable.
There is a random-click penalty, but unlike the first game, it does not take away time or points (there is
no timer or points gauge) - instead the scene "cracks" for a couple of seconds. I actually have clicked randomly a few times just so I could see the "antiquing" look of the scenes
The game is linear without being constrictive, giving you some
choices of what order you'd like to do things in. ie. Which hidden object scene in the room to do first, can look for needed items before or after HOG scenes, etc.
I like the music, though it's so nice that it seems out of place during the first minutes of the game. Perhaps the difference is that you now have the love of your life with you, as opposed to desperately trying to find her (in the first Lost in the City game).
The game can be as immersive as you wish it to be. The are no voice-overs or long cut scenes that I've come across so far, everything story-related is short and to-the-point. You do have a journal to help you keep track of things, but again, it is very to-the-point.
The overall "feeling" of the game is very similar to Lost in the City 1, game is a bit more adventure-y and the graphics slightly more colorful. Hidden object scenes are appropriately cluttered without objects being jarringly out-of-place.
I haven't even finished half of the demo, and this is a must-buy for me
If you loved the first game, you're likely to feel the same about Post Scriptum
. Even if you didn't enjoy the first game, at least give this one a chance and try the demo - there are enough differences that you may find yourself liking it!