When somebody builds up a “brand,” they tend to have a certain level of awesomeness expected of anything with their name on it.
Kauffman’s previous creation The Secret of Grisly Manor was a similar puzzle-adventure that saw massive success — and from all early indications (already #1 in many countries on over), it looks like The Lost City is on track to eclipse Grisly Manor.
Just to clarify, The Lost City is not a sequel to Grisly Manor (Joe says that will be his next project!) despite its similarities in gameplay and overall awesomeness. In Lost City, you’re tasked with investigating one of your rockstar archaeologist grandmother’s old exploration sites, solving many Myst-style puzzles and a variety of brain-crunchers along the way.
One look and go-around at The Lost City demonstrates why it’s such a hit with gameplayers already. The graphics are obviously beautiful, utilizing Particle Candy along the way to better create environments of water and vapor. On top of that, the puzzles that unlock each turn of your journey are meticulously crafted and somehow diverse enough to never get boring or repetitive — which is a good thing since the gametime to beat this thing is about five hours!
Go pick it up now and let’s get it to #1 worldwide! 🙂