Off the Record: Liberty Stone Game Review
Game Developer: Eipix Entertainment
Game Genres: Adventure, Hidden Object, Puzzle
“Liberty Stone” is the fourth installment of “Off the Record” game series. Previous installments of the game series as follows: Linden Shades, The Italian Affair and The Art of Deception.
Summary Excerpt from the game’s store page over at Big Fish Games:
You thought you’d found a plum assignment covering a beauty pageant in paradise. But then the famous Liberty Stone – which was to be worn by the pageant winner – goes missing. And you’re one of the suspects! The saga of the savvy journalist continues in Eipix’s latest game in the Off the Record series! Uncover the clues about rival families who both lay claim to the highly prized stone. Play fresh, innovative puzzles in this intriguing hidden-object puzzle adventure game.
There isn’t much can be said about the game’s visuals asides from that they’re well 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: Easy, Medium, Hard and Custom.
Cinematics and dialogues are given the option of skipping them completely without sitting right through them.
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. But it isn’t automatically given at the start of the game.
The objective panel keeps track of all objectives in the game.
Tape Recorder isn’t given at the start of the game. Allows the player to listen cassette tapes that are scattered throughout the game.
Most of the hidden object scenes consists of find “x” amount, riddle items, traditional word list and 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 “Easy” game difficulty mode.