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The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time (Windows 3.x)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall User Score (15 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Just Adventure
I have rarely played a game I’ve enjoyed as much as Buried In Time. I spent most of the game staring at the screen with a stupid grin on my face, saying, “This is so cool!” over and over again. This game is a masterpiece of design and writing; I consider it a genre-defining game, and put it up there on my best list along with Circle of Blood, Obsidian, and The Rose Tattoo.
Joystick (French)
Si la traduction est à la hauteur, BiT devrait sans nul doute être un très bon soft, le scénario s'avère fort complexe. Cependant il requiert une grosse config pour tourner parfaitement.
Coming Soon Magazine
Buried in Time is the sequel to the very popular Journeyman Project game. Suspense, mystery and history are all combined into a solid adventure game published by Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Inc. The traces of the two year making period become palpable from the very first moment you start the game.
Adventure Classic Gaming
As a sequel, The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time succeeds its predecessor admirably. While this game still has some faults, they are very minor compared to its strengths. Overall, this game is a beautiful, well rounded, traditional adventure that manages to be interesting, challenging, educational, and fun.
PC Joker
Die Rätsel während der Beweisführung des unschuldig Verdächtigten sind zwar nicht sonderlich originell und auch nicht immer logisch, aber schwierig sind sie. Zudem bezieht das Spiel seinen Reiz vornehmlich aus der imposanten Präsentation: Selten gab es derart fotorealistische Render-Grafiken zu bestaunen, selten eine so gute Musikbegleitung (im Stil von Pink Floyd) zu hören! Um das alles in seiner ganzen Pracht erleben zu können,werden allerdings 16 MB RAM benötigt, da man ansonsten entweder mit reduzierten Animationen oder aber mit der weit weniger eindrucksvollen Optik in 256 Farben vorliebnehmen muß.
Power Play
Das neue Journeyman Project hat leider mit Unpäßlichkeiten im Story-Design zu kämpfen. Gerade anfangs stolpert man nämlich ziemlich wirr durch die Gegend und fragt sich, wozu das alles denn wohl gut sein soll — ein Manko, das wohl insbesondere denen aufstoßen wird, die den Vorgänger nicht kennen, Ist jedoch der erste Rätselkomplex entflochten und Agent 3 aufgestöbert, beginnt die Sache allmählich Sinn und Spaß zu machen — wenngleich sie robusteren Zeitgenossen wohl arg esoterisch vorkommen wird. Aber das sind Geschmacksfragen, die hier nicht zur Debatte stehen. Schwerer wiegt hingegen ein Haken in der an sich sehr geschickten und eingängigen Steuerung: Weil Gehen und Rundumsicht funktional nicht mehr getrennt sind, sondern je nach Mauszeigerform fließend ineinander übergehen, kommt es oft zu Fehlbedienungen. Man geht zum Beispiel weiter, obwohl man nur die Gegend untersuchen wollte. Kein Drama, aber es stört doch ziemlich den Spielfluß...
Adventure Gamers
Overall, Buried in Time is a solid middle installment in the Journeyman Project trilogy. It maintains a tight continuity with the original, and its ending clearly sets the stage for a follow-up. The improvements show that Presto wasn't content to rest on their laurels, and their efforts are commendable, if flawed. Unlike the previous game, Buried in Time should have a broader appeal than just science-fiction fans. There's humour, there's history, and a healthy dose of puzzle adventure that moves the franchise forward appreciably, if you can dance around the awkward missteps along the way.
If you're a lazy gamer, don't even bother with “Adventure” mode—you'll just hurt yourself. Instead, play "Walkthrough" and enjoy the cinematic feat here. This is an awesome experience whose completion feels a little like finishing a long novel that actually makes you think.
World Village (Gamer's Zone)
If you're a hard core adventure gamer, the only real draw to Buried in Time is the novel multimedia format. To all others though, Buried in Time should be a lot of fun to play. Not only does it make good use of multimedia, it's also chock full of facts and has an interesting plot line to boot.
PC Attack
Pity, really, because BIT is chocka with cool appalling acting. Excellent - unless you've paid for the game, of course. Take our advice and give it a miss.