Once is enough
by Mark Brown 26/9/2013
Product: Lost Echo
Developer: KickBack Studios
Publisher: KickBack Studios
Format: iPhone, iPad
Lost Echo hero Greg hates clocks. That's the only notable character trait I can remember about this guy. He just really doesn't like them for some reason.
Now, I don't expect point-and-click protagonists to be swashbuckling heroes or anything, but it's nice for your main character to be more than just a bland avatar who carries out your puzzle solutions and rifles through bins.
Greg just rarely has anything interesting or insightful to say. He's not witty or smart, and that makes it very difficult for you to care about his plight.
That plight is the fact that his girlfriend Chloe wandered off in the middle of brunch, got zapped by a mysterious lightning bolt, and vanished off the face of the planet. All traces of her are gone, and Greg seems to be the only one who remembers her at all.
Lost Echo is an adequate point-and-click adventure with a few good puzzles, but it's let down by poor writing, a bland world, and a raft of uninspiring head-scratchers
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