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Lost Horizon (Windows)

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Description

Fenton Paddock is a dismissed officer of the British Army in 1936. Now spending his life as airborne freight forwarder in Hongkong, specialized on smuggling and rather dubious assignments, he stumbles into an adventure of unforeseen dimensions. Initially searching for a friend missing on an expedition in Tibet he travels through three continents and encounters ancient mythologies. On his way he must fight the Triads, the Nazis and his own past. Paddock gets help from an old friend Kim Wuang who is a niece of a former employee of our hero.

Most of the time the player has to control Paddock to solve puzzles of variable design, but sometimes multiple characters at a time have to be taken care of. The puzzles include collecting items to apply or combine, machine puzzles and dialogues. The game controls are quite identical to the spiritual predecessor Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis. The right mouse button is used to inspect items and to skip dialogues or movie sequences. The left one is responsible for all other interactions. The game provides a hot spot function and a help system that offers general information of the current tasks. The story is rather linear but sometimes puzzles can be solved in more than one way. Especially machine puzzles typically offer two difficulty levels.

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Lost Horizon Windows The blue Lagoon keeps the secret temple
Lost Horizon Windows Fentons Plane crashed in Tibet
Lost Horizon Windows It's getting hot in here
Lost Horizon Windows Fenton closeup in dialogue

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A FUN AND EXOTIC ADVENTURE GAME ECHOING THE GLORY DAYS OF THE 1930s StorytellerShannon (19) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

Adventurespiele Aug 26, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Just Adventure Jun 05, 2011 A- 91
GamersGlobal Sep 01, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Game Vortex Sep, 2010 88 out of 100 88
Adventure Classic Gaming Oct 28, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gaming Nexus Sep 15, 2010 B 75
GameElite.se Aug 18, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GameZebo Sep 27, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Aug 16, 2010 13 out of 20 65
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 24, 2010 13 out of 20 65

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Zerobrain (2759) added Lost Horizon (Windows) on Aug 19, 2010