Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery Review – Extraordinary
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Lucid Games
Version #: 1.3
Date Released: 2013-06-04
Developer: Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery : Episode 1 Support
Price: $0.99User Rating:
I still remember the waves it created when Lume first came out. One couldn’t digest the fact that an entire game is built using cardboard cuttings. We see a similar concept in Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode 1, but in the Unreal platform, it has reached the peek of perfection. JJ was one of our ‘Top Apps of the Week’ winners and I have been waiting to write this review, since.
Jacob’s parents thinks he should mingle more with kids his own age and drops him at a summer camp at the Eagle Eye Valley. Though Jacob had doubts about the camp, it became the most unforgettable days of his life. There, he meets an Yeti or Bigfoot called Biggie, who turns out to be harmless. After chit chatting for sometime and getting acquainted, Jacob agrees to help Biggie find his mother, who just disappeared one day.
Though the strong story line forms the backbone of Jacob Jones, the gameplay is limited to solving puzzles. You roam about the entire valley, meeting new people, having conversations & helping them out with puzzles and gathering clues & items in return. It is impossible to generalise the type of puzzles, as you’ll find all varieties of’em you’ve ever seen or heard. There are a couple of dozen puzzles and some of them are harder than you think. Don’t worry, hints and skips are available too, in case.
As I’ve mentioned, it is the breath taking graphics that makes Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode 1, this irresistible. The gameplay provides an excellent puzzling experience and a feast to your eyes. The only caveat is that the play time is too short and I finished the game in a day with just two sessions. But you needn’t worry about that, coz the remaining story is coming in four new episodes, soon. I can’t wait to see what happens to Jacob in the COOLER. Best 3 bucks spent, ever!
Would I Buy Again:Can't wait for the remaining episodes
Who Is It For:Puzzle lovers
What I Like:The graphics
What I Don't Like:The controls are a bit weak
Final Statement:What are you waiting for?
This app is not recommended for iPod 4th Generation.
10/10 - a fantastic, bite-sized title that's great for puzzle lovers. - AnalogHype
4/4 Must Buy - 'a top-tier iOS puzzle adventure.' - Slide to Play
4.5/5 - 'there are parts that are very reminiscent of many animated Disney films' - Touch Arcade.
'...it’s a lot like a Pixar film – a comparison further verified by the superb cartoon visuals.' - Beefjack
.."the presentation is exquisite throughout, and we're already looking forward to the next instalment in this charming series." - PushSquare
"its visual style and tone is what has caught my attention so far. It's a very neat looking game" - toucharcade.com
"Basically, Epic should be using this game to demonstrate the flexibility of the engine." - Joystiq
"...the game looks visually stunning" - aussie-gamer.com
A small boy, his big new friend, and a huge problem.
Join Camp Eagle Feathers’ newest ‘Brave’, Jacob Jones, on an amazing adventure to uncover just what is going on at Camp Eagle Feather.
From talking foxes and celebrity obsessed barmaids to dimwitted hunters and death-metal fan roommates, this is one summer vacation Jacob will never forget.
Discover what’s lurking in the forest at night, how the the animals can talk, why Mr Grimmel is so angry, what’s in ‘The Cooler’? and exactly what is wrong with Billy Jackson?
? A beautiful, interactive 3D world for Jacob to explore.
? Challenging, brain teasing interactive puzzles created by some of the worlds leading puzzle designers.
? An original story written by the BAFTA nominated George Poles.
? A cast of weird and wonderful characters to interact with, each with full voice over.
? Tilt and touch your iPad or iPhone to find hidden objects throughout the world.
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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