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Game review
A simple pleasure
by Harry Slater 10/1/2013
Product: Adera
Developer: Hit Point Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Format: Windows 8
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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If Telltale's The Walking Dead games have taught us anything, it's that linearity isn't as much of a chore if the narrative that's pushing you down the gameplay corridor is an entertaining one. In a way, Adera posits the same lesson but in hidden object rather than point-and-click form.

Although quite often it's happy to blur the distinction between the two genres, and it throws in some other puzzling set-pieces as well, before wrapping the whole package in an intriguing archaeological adventure.

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The game starts with main character Jane Sinclaire waking up after a helicopter crash. She's in a strange desert canyon, and it's up to you to lead her out of there and solve the mystery of how she got there. ...
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Simple and easy, Adera probably won't get your adrenaline pumping, but its story is one that's worth experiencing
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 8
Value: 8
Innovation: 7
Overall: 8
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