November 21, 2012

Review: The Odyssey HD

game format: classic point-and-click adventure

puzzles: inventory | logic | arcade

playtime: 5 hours | difficulty: moderate | size: 250 MB

developer: CrazySoft | links: official site / buy this game

walkthrough: here

The Odyssey HD
game brief: Step into the shoes of Odysseus (Ulysses) on his legendary journey home after the fall of Troy. But beware, this is no simple task. You will have to escape from the goddess Calypso, blind the Cyclops Polyphemus, face the witch-goddess Circe, visit the land of the dead and find an oracle, avoid the Siren mermaids, pass between the six-headed monster Scylla and the whirlpool Charybdis, visit the Sun god’s island and finally unite your family.(Official website)

review: Read my review @ Adventure Gamers® | rating: 3/5

summary: Despite its drawbacks in puzzle clarity and localisation, The Odyssey HD stays on course with its story, quests, characters and art, offering about five hours of entertaining, old-school adventuring.


This is an original review written by me and owned by Adventure Gamers®. Please do not distribute / adapt the text and images in any way without written consent from Jack Allin, Editor-In-Chief, AG.

20 comments:

  1. Please tell me there is a walkthrough. I'm stuck at the wind machine

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    1. I haven't had time to put it online but there's a rough cut. The wind machine is a pretty lengthy segment. Without spoiling it: Have you a) got the long pole b) opened the cabinet c) gotten the dip net d) Aelous' whistle? Harnessing the winds comes AFTER you collect all this. At what point are you stuck?

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    2. Hi, I've posted the walkthrough:
      http://www.gamrgrl.com/2013/05/walkthrough-odyssey-hd.html

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    3. I'm tuning the lyre but how do you reset and start over? And how do you slack the chords? I can only seem to wound up

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  2. I am stuck behind the bush not knowing what to do with the rocks or how to do anything...help please!!!

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    1. Throw a rock on the ball, and it will go into the river. Then talk to the girls and offer to help. You will have to a) fix the wagon wheel and b) get the ball.

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  3. thank you so much!!!

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  4. am yet agains tuck with what to do. I have the rock and don't know what to do from here..talked to girls and am stuck

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    1. This is a long and complex segment. I don't remember the exact steps, but here is the gist from my rough walkthrough:

      Throw rock on the ball. It falls in the water. (Have you done this?)
      Talk to the girls.
      Get the stick from the tree above right side of bridge.
      Get the small stone in the middle of the bridge.
      Go left to the city.
      Take the stick in the bush (bottom) when the guard is looking at the other side.
      Come back to the river side.
      Use the short stick on the blade stuck in the tree root at top right.
      Use stone on the blade.
      Use blade on wagon wheel.
      Get the two short logs near the statue. Put them in the wagon.
      After this, you need to set a fire so you can fix the wagon wheel.
      Get the small sticks from the ground near the orange flowers.
      Put these sticks inside the burning wood (can't remember what this means).
      Take glass bowl hidden in the flowers (top left).
      Put water in bowl.
      Use bowl with wood.
      Hopefully you will manage after this. To get the ball from the river, use the long stick.

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  5. I am stuck as soon as I can get to the city. not sure what to do now. have 2 sticks and piece of mint leaf

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    1. You need to get the food+bowl from the Poseidon statue. Untie the boat, tell the worker about it, take the food from the statue (repeat process if you take too long), USE the food, get the empty bowl. Give food to worker, take knife from boat, etc. Also, later on, use the rope on the statue to move it slightly when the soldier does not let you to take the bellows.

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  6. Im stuck in the cave trying to fix the loom help!!!!

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  7. I tried to give the food to the worker and he wouldn't take it, how do I get an empty bowl?

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    1. I played this a long time ago so I only have my notes to guide you. You have to separate the food from the bowl. In the inventory, USE the food+bowl so the two items become separate, then give ONLY the food to the worker. Your bowl becomes empty automatically.

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  8. Stuck on shotput D: please upload a guide

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    1. Hi, I've posted a walkthrough.
      http://www.gamrgrl.com/2013/05/walkthrough-odyssey-hd.html

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  9. Help!
    How can I make fire on the first iland?

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    1. Hi, I've posted a walkthrough.
      http://www.gamrgrl.com/2013/05/walkthrough-odyssey-hd.html

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