Beyond: Light Advent Game Review
Game Developer: Mad Head Games
Game Genres: Adventure, Hidden Object, Puzzle
Summary Excerpt from the game’s store page over at Big Fish Games:
As a child, you had a wonderful imaginary friend from outer space. Nix taught you about the stars and inspired you become an astronomer. Years later, while investigating a mysterious object in the sky, you discover that your imaginary friend was real all along! He’s come to warn Earth of a terrible threat – a merciless race of aliens is fast approaching, and you and Nix are the only ones who can stop them. Can you save both your friend’s planet and your own in time? Your journey will take you into the past and beyond the stars in this thrilling Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!
There isn’t much can be said about the game’s visuals asides from that they’re nicely done. Pretty much the same thing can be said about the game’s audio. The visual and audio can be adjusted in the game’s option menu.
There are four different game difficulty modes to choose from: Stargazer (Casual,) Astronomer (Advanced,) Cosmologist (Expert) and Physicist (Custom)
There’s an option to lock the inventory panel in place to keep it stationary.
There are interactive items in the game, they’re marked with a symbol, but sometimes these interactive items do require extra items before they can be interact with.
The interactive map allows the player to fast travel between each location quickly. It also indicates there are tasks that needs to be done at certain locations. However, it isn’t readily available at the start of the game.
Memory Bracelet only available little bit later in the game. It can be found at the crash site near the barn. Serves as notebook to keep tracks of most things in the game.
Most of the hidden object scenes consists of find pairs, traditional word lists, shadow items. Some of them do require little or no interaction.
Most of the game’s puzzles are rather easy to solve without much difficulty. For most of the there’s a reset button but for all of them there’s a skip button. These two features are only present in “Stargazer” game difficulty mode.