The appearance of the Super Nova of the Crab in the skies has awakened the light half of the force. Ten, descendant of the original Hero of Atlantis, holds within him the key to the mystery. He is bound on an adventure to Tibet, where he will gradually discover his destiny from a wizened old shaman. From quest to celestial journey, his path will be strewn with traps and enigmas that he must solve to re-establish the order and balance of the Universe set-up hundreds of years ago. If he fails then the dark half of the force will be triumphant and will bring back the times of chaos once again. Atlantis II plunges you into an adventure unlike any other. Discover beautiful settings, mysterious puzzles, unusual characters, and strange creatures.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7 or later. Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 1.6 GB Graphics: 128 MB of video RAM, Hard drive space: 1 GB, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2011-07-22 05:23:57 bysamwisegamgees:
As the reviews suggest this is a love it or hate it game and personally I love it. It has beautiful graphics, good atmoshpere and is completely different which is more than you can say for most games. If you like sitting back and taking in the atmosphere and an interseting and inventive story and puzzle solving then you will love this game too.
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Posted on 2011-09-06 07:25:31 bydrker2000:
I wouldn't usually write a review, but this game is probably the third worst serious game that I own. I could give you about 50 reasons not to play this game, but they all fall under one reason. The main problem with this game is that it just doesn't make any sense; if you play this game you will be confused too many times to count.
You start out as a man on a pilgrimage to aread more weird looking ship. Inside, an old man begins to tell you that you are the bearer of light and that you have to go on a journey and fight the darkness. And while this sounds great and has a lot of potential for epic confrontation, your quest is not really explained until the end of the game, nor do you even meet a real villain until that end. And your confrontation with ... it ... is a real let down.
Your real enemies in this game are the incomprehensible puzzles and vague hints as to your purpose in the game -- and the constant stream of odd events that can put your mind off balance.
Let's put it this way. Imagine you're talking to your boss about what you have to do that day. Your boss tells you "I'm afraid our earnings are bad this year. If we don't do something soon, we're going to have to declare bankruptcy."
"We have to do something."
"Yup. You should go to the spirit realm. All our problems would be solved if the Spirits liked us more."
Translate that to Ancient cultures, and that's basically the introduction for all three worlds you visit. What you have to do after you get to the spirit realm is anybody's guess. But soon you'll hit your first few puzzles ... which ... don't make sense. Personally, dismembered heads with roots, vague pictures trying to represent mountains with and without rivers, and strange rainbow mazes don't exactly make for enjoyable puzzles.
And they get worse. The first puzzle in each world are child's play to some of the absolutely incredibly hard puzzles you will encounter.
Unless your IQ is 150+, I absolutely recommend you cheat or don't play to win. I tried this game 5 times before I cheated, I barely got anywhere, and there were entire sections of the game that I had no idea existed. Just do it for your health -- you will live longer, I promise!
Despite what I've said, though, some of the visuals are pretty good. The most enjoyable part of this game for me is walking around the Irish Monastery, listening to the music and just taking in the landscape. Just don't expect everything to look amazing. This game looks really good some of the time, and it looks bad some of the time. But if you do manage to see the epileptic horse's tail without cheating, just know that you got farther than I did!
So, if you don't mind cheating through a game, Beyond Atlantis is like an acid trip through 3 separate fairy tales. Almost nothing will make real sense, and at the end of it, you'll wonder what happened, and who that blonde person you never met before is!
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Posted on 2011-07-25 20:38:47 byAndaloup:
I owned the originals Atlantis one and two. The best one for me is, and will always be, the first for the great ambiance, the outstanding music (I'm thinking about the sunrider theme) and fun puzzles.
The second is also good, but with a strange level of difficulty and really easy compare to the first one (Except for the maya's part wich have some hard and fun parts). The storyread more is very good and some of the musics are nice (But i had to shut down the sound in china, my speakers were crying XD).
God my post was longer then expected, sorry about that. It's still wort playing!
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