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Age of Adventure: Playing the Hero Giveaway
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Game Giveaway of the day — Age of Adventure: Playing the Hero

Help the actor unmask the traitor, repair the Time Machine and come back home!
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User rating: 26 (93%) 2 (7%) 12 comments

Age of Adventure: Playing the Hero was available as a giveaway on March 20, 2021!

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Travel back in time to an age of not only chivalry and heroes, but also deceit and no-good, dirty backstabbers in this deliriously fun time management romp! Capturing a traitor, restoring a kingdom and falling in love might sound like a tall order, but it's all in a day's work in the Age of Adventure: Playing the Hero!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 1.0 GHz; RAM: 256 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 46 MB

Publisher:

MyPlayCity

Homepage:

https://www.bigfishgames.com/games/7390/age-of-adventure-playing-the-hero/

File Size:

44.4 MB

Price:

$9.99

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Age of Adventure: Playing the Hero
In Brief
Age of Adventure: Playing the Hero is a Time Management game. After playing it for about an hour I found it uninspiring and scored it a 5 out of 10 for game play and that was generous. :)
To get a feel for today's game before you download it, please check out the following game play videos of Age of Adventure: Playing the Hero HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. You can also other videos and walkthroughs in the ‘Other Reviews and Videos’ section below.
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Introduction:
Travel back in time to an age of not only chivalry and heroes, but also deceit and no-good, dirty backstabbers in this deliriously fun time management romp! Capturing a traitor, restoring a kingdom and falling in love might sound like a tall order, but it's all in a day's work in the Age of Adventure: Playing the Hero!

• 45 levels
• Three settings
• 36 achievements to earn

Reference accessed HERE 1st September 2018
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The Game:
The level-based time management game comes in many shapes and sizes, but one constant seems to remain true amongst them all: you’ll complete levels of increasing difficulty while manipulating resources to finish tasks. In Age of Adventure: Playing the Hero, that too is your overall goal, but the gameplay is so downright frustrating and simply not fun that there’s no reason anyone should try this one out.
From the amateurish graphics of the game’s initial cut scene to the unforgiving time limits on each time management stage, Age of Adventure: Playing the Hero starts poorly and does nothing to redeem itself. You’re an actor from Chicago that’s been mistakenly transported back in time to kill the ruler of the local Kingdom. Your transportation has consumed the crystals used to power the time machine, so upon learning that you can’t return to your own time, you’re expected to simply start repairing bridges, building homes and dealing with local townsfolk as though this is a completely normal situation.
Why isn’t my character panicking about being abruptly ripped from his home and transported back in time? Why do the citizens from the past not question this stranger from the future, who holds a movie prop gun as though it means something? Why am I told to disregard basically everything I’ve been told in the game’s intro and to simply start building homes and collecting money? The answers to all of these questions are up for debate, but the answers really don’t matter, as the game simply isn’t fun enough to encourage you to care.
Each level is timed, and while you can continue to play a level without worrying about the time limit until you’ve eventually completed all of your assigned tasks, the Gold and Silver trophies for each stage can only be earned by completing a stage within a matter of around 3 minutes (or less in some cases), which is far easier said than done.
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As with most time management / strategy games, your time in Age of Adventure is spent balancing the use and collection of various resources, like energy orbs, coins and wood. Building additional houses on a stage gives you additional workers to complete tasks, but the speed of your workers’ progress is agonizingly slow. You’re heavily encouraged to speed up their actions by clicking on items as quickly as you can to help the progress bars fill faster, but this is a downright horrible demand. It’s not fun to click on the left mouse button as fast as you can in any gameplay situation, and that’s one of Age of Adventure‘s major focuses!
While you’re killing your fingers trying to speed up your workers, it’s all too easy to accidentally reassign a worker to a finished project because you were clicking so fast, and there’s no way to cancel an action to free up that worker. You’re then left to either rapidly click on the action again (collecting rent, chopping down trees, harvesting energy orbs, etc.) or simply accept the fact that you’ve lost access to that worker until he eventually finishes the task on his own.
That being said, the tasks you’re forced to complete aren’t that difficult, as you may need to collect a certain amount of coins or lumber to build new structures or repair broken ones, but the time limits put unnecessary strain on players. Above all else though, the requirement of rapidly clicking the mouse, as though this is some sort of enjoyable twist on the genre, is simply unforgivable.
Reference accessed HERE original review by Brandy Shaul on Oct 1, 2012; Edited and reposted by Whiterabbit-uk 1st Sept 2018.
For a more positive review of the game, check out Biogamergirl’s review; (link in the Other Reviews and Videos section below).
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Other Reviews and Videos of Age of Adventure: Playing the Hero:
You can see community reviews of Age of Adventure: Playing the Hero HERE,and if you want to see a more positive review of the game than the one I reposted above you’ll find one HERE, written by Biogamergirl. You can also see more game play videos of Age of Adventure: Playing the Hero HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.
Conclusion:
After playing Age of Adventure: Playing the Hero for an hour I couldn’t say it had any positive qualities that make it stand out from its many competitors. In fact, everything that makes the game unique also makes it suffer. The graphics are bland, the characters are lifeless, and the level time limits are very unforgiving. I had a sore hand from having to click far too frequently. Too be frankly honest I find it difficult, nay impossible to find any redeeming qualities within the game at all. Thankfully we are getting this free today. Diehard TM fanatics will find this awful, however, if you don’t play TM games often, maybe you should try it and see what you think. Personally, I’m not a fan of TM game; in fact of all the genres of games I know of, TM games come in at the bottom of the pile together with Anime picture book games. I play games for enjoyment, not to be stressed out by time limits and repetitive tasks.
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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#5

Good time management game where you have to complete different tasks to complete each level.

Reply   |   Comment by ros  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

I remember this game! I find it very frustrating, because if you don't do the tasks in the order they imagined, you end up with 0 tasks left to do - but the counter just keeps counting down and there's no way to end the level. I just encountered this problem on Level 4.

Reply   |   Comment by barbara  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

barbara,

Thanks for the feedback Barbara

p.s. your name always reminds me of The Beach Boys (for obvious reasons) - it was one of my favourite songs when I was a kid, plus I liked a girl called Barbara when I was at junior school. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Ooops - clicked on the wrong place on the screen.

Barbara Ann what an awesome song!

Thanks for the suggestion, Barbara!

Reply   |   Comment by Anu  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Whiterabbit-uk, That is so funny. In college, there was a men's singing group, and they sang that all the time. One of the women on my floor had thought the song was called "Bob Moran" :-0 This game is all coming back to me now - how those annoying people talk too much and I have to keep clicking to get through their conversations. I want a "skip" button. But it did jog my memory about how you can't ignore the red exclamation points over people's heads :-) And I like the idea of being able to make them work faster, but it gets tiring REALLY fast.

Reply   |   Comment by barbara  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

I like those boring unhectic TM games but have no idea how to repair the bridge at level 8 so I can attract to more residents to fullfil the 5 needed. It's inactive.

Reply   |   Comment by Anu  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Anu,
Hi Anu, Please see Barbara's comment. That could be the issue you are having. Hope you sort it., Personally I though this was a mediocre TM game and never got into it once I'd reviewed it.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Anu, That's because you have to build the houses on the "mainland" up to level 3 first. THEN the guy will have a red explanation mark over his head, you click on him, and THEN you can build the bridge.

Reply   |   Comment by barbara  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Whiterabbit-uk,
Oh no - that's not what I like - I'll give it a try another day - thanks for the information!

Reply   |   Comment by Anu  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

barbara,

I thought I did but will have a look the next time I play, thank you so much.

Reply   |   Comment by Anu  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

fun little game, got it a previous time it was given away. The speeding up mechanic canbecome a little hectic. I hope GGOTD will be getting some actual new titles (meaning not given away before) in this genre soon.

Reply   |   Comment by Martin van der Louw  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
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