Survivors: The Quest Review – A unique adventure and mystery combo
By: G5 Entertainment
Version #: 1.0
Date Released: 2014-12-16
Developer: G5 Entertainment
Price: FreeUser Rating:
Over the years, I have come to expect a baseline of premium experience from G5 Entertainment games. Their latest game, Survivors: The Quest shows you exactly why, as it is a unique and fun fusion of Point and Click adventure and RPG mechanics.
As soon as the game starts, a plane crashes into a lonely island reminding us of the TV series “Lost“. John, Tilly and Lucio are trapped there with nobody around, except a mysterious ghost. Yeah, a ghost, and I am as curious to learn more about him as you are now. Some ‘looking around’ reveals that the island isn’t as lonely as they thought and that it was previously used for some kind of research. The game revolves around solving the mystery of the islands and of course, getting themselves out in the process.
The gameplay in Survivors: The Quest involves managing the three characters in two different domains – first is to maintain their health and well being, while the other is to get things done by them.
The former is an interesting concept. Each character in the game has his/her basic needs like Stamina, Hunger, Comfort and Fun. These drain over time and on doing work, and ultimately inhibits the person. Hence it is important to keep all these meters as high as possible, by sending them to have food, shower, play and sleep. You can even build the relationship between characters by allowing them time to spend with each other. The navigation here is purely point-and-click and really simple. Just tap on a bed to sleep, on an object to take it, on a tree to get some coconuts and so on.
The ‘getting things done’ part is more intriguing and is what that drives the story forward. You roam around, explore the surroundings and buildings. Find clues regarding the island, collect items in the inventory and interact with the environment using them. This will remove obstacles, start machines, fix circuits, open boxes or some other similar stuff, revealing more info, clues and puzzles to crack.
This goes on until you escape from the island, just like we’ve seen with the Runaway series or any other point-and-click adventure games for that matter. Don’t worry though; in Survivor: The Quest, you won’t find yourself roaming around aimlessly for hours trying to figure out what to do next. At any point, you can just click on the Goals icon which will direct you precisely on your objectives.
Also, the controls for actions are really intuitive here. For instance in the below picture, I found a battery to the laptop (in the left square) and allotted Tilly (in the right circle) to put it in place, which will commence as soon as I press the Start button.
All actions however are based on timers. Whether you’re sleeping or fixing a computer or playing on a tablet, they all take anywhere from 10 seconds to 35 minutes (from what I’ve come across till now) to complete. And as usual, you needs gems to do them quickly, which are available via in-app purchase. Gems can also be used to skip certain actions, to find hidden objects and to refresh the characters. But if you’re patient enough and can manage to keep one character free at all times, it is easy to proceed without the need of any gem.
In the end, the right balance between the above two domains is what keeps the gameplay dynamic, real and interesting, and it differentiates Survivors: The Quest from dozens of similars. And for a price tag of zero, it is surely worth a try.
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Who Is It For:Point and click adventure lovers
What I Like:Mysterious story line
What I Don't Like:The timers, of course
Final Statement:Grab it!
Help the survivors get along, avoid starvation, unravel a startling mystery and make their escape. Playing as each of the three characters, you will have to take care of their well being, caring for their Comfort, Hunger, Stamina, Fun, and Friendship levels in order for them to be able to explore the island and fulfill quests. Find and use objects to solve puzzles, collect and cook food, find your way through the jungle, and complete collections to earn amazing bonuses that help the characters keep their energy levels high.
Hurry to this gorgeous but unsettling island to rescue the three survivors now!
You can unlock additional bonuses via in-app purchase from within the game!
? Explore beaches, lagoons, jungles and mountains on a beautiful tropical island.
? Play three unique characters.
? Manage each survivor’s Stamina, Hunger, Fun, Comfort and Friendship levels.
? Solve a thrilling island mystery before you can bring the survivors home.
? Stay entertained for months thanks to hundreds of quests and collections.
? Look forward to regular free updates with exciting new content!
? New iPad Retina Display Support
Game available in: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese
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Article By Roshan
From the first iPod Touch till the new iPad Mini, Roshan has loved each of his iDevices and has been busy tweaking and getting the most out of them. As a Med student from India, he splits his time between studying corpse and writing about his iOS passion. When not on the web, you could find him glued to TV Shows, movies or the bed! Recently, he has taken upon the role of an appreneur and is currently working on a revolutionary new app, Cyan for Facebook.
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