Review: Romancing the Seven Wonders: Great Pyramids

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Romancing the Seven Wonders: Great Pyramids at Big Fish Games
Gameplay:★★☆☆☆ 
Graphics:★☆☆☆☆ 
Sound:★★☆☆☆ 
Value:★★☆☆☆ 
Fun Factor:★☆☆☆☆ 
Overall:★½☆☆☆ 

Romancing the Seven Wonders: Great Pyramids is a hidden object adventure game based on a mystery about the Curse of Nefertiti, in which a woman goes to search of her missing archeologist sister, Brianna. While the sweeping vistas of the Giza Plateau and the Great Pyramids are always part of the game, the graphics are rather dry and grain, and dark in some places. This made finding hidden objects very hard, if not nearly impossible without the little hint lotus icon to highlight them for you. You would have to go around in circles to find one item that you needed for one part of the quest that was in a very different area from the place you found the item to help you. There are little side games and logic puzzles along the way that are timed, and with the bad graphics make it hard to complete some of the puzzles in the alloted time to do them. At least they came with a “Skip” option, which made them a bit easier to take.

As I was on an hour trial with this game, I tried to play it for the full time, but I gave up after 45 minutes. Anyone whom is a fan of Egyptology adventure games might want to give it a try, because the authenticity of the graphics looked good, even if it made gameplay itself difficult. Sadly, I never did find Brianna or figure out what the curse of Nefertiti was. If there is an updated version of this game released in the future, I might check it out, provided it has better quality. As for now, I can say there are many more Egyptology-based logic puzzle games out there to play. Go with one of them instead.

If you want to find out more about Romancing the Seven Wonders: Great Pyramids, go to Romancing the Seven Wonders: Great Pyramids at Big Fish Games