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Review for game Annabel

While exploring a museum in Egypt, Annabel stumbles upon an ancient curse that claims an innocent victim every ten years, and she may be next. Relive the struggle of an ancient Egyptian princess that fought against all odds to be with the man she loved. Only your wits can overcome the devious puzzles and magical traps set by her enemies. Could Annabel be the reincarnation of that ancient princess, still threatened by a curse that has chased her for millennia?

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Genre : Puzzle

Find your A-HA! moment with mind-bending puzzles and jigsaw games.

Date release

March 15, 2008

Game Rank

2126 points

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An Ideal Introduction to Adventure Games
December 26, 2011

Annabel, the very first game I purchased from BFG long ago, was, for me, an initiation to casual games, a refreshing change from the 3D hard core [not pornographic..!!! LOL] and more mature FPS games I was used to. I played it with great pleasure then, and replayed it recently with equal satisfaction. Annabel is a search-and-find adventure, not a HOG. The items you need are scattered in different locations. There is plenty of tasks to accomplish and objects to find and combine, You navigate from locale to locale using the arrow keys or your mouse, you can zoom in on a particular spot, and scroll to have the full screenshot. Set in Ancient Egypt, the storyline is simple but effective. There is nothing truly difficult in this game, although it will often challenge your wits. But if you think outside the box, use logic and common sense, as well as creativity, you will get to the end without much trouble. This, by the way, applies to any adventure game that is purely an adventure. The artwork is quite good, the music nice, and the minigames/puzzles interesting yet not all that difficult. Since they all are classics, one could deplore their lack of innovation, but Annabel is not a new release. What was the norm when it came out might now be considered outdated as later games offer variants of classics or novelties as well as a few genuinely diabolical puzzles, sometimes for the better, but not always. It is true that no puzzle can be skipped, but as I said, they are not tricky; a bit of patience and common sense are what it takes to solve them... and they all are solvable ! One good feature: they can be replayed via the main menu....just for the sake of pleasure or as a mental exercise. Annabel is good fun to play. Due to its relative simplicity, it is also the perfect game to introduce players to adventure games, as a first step before tackling much tougher ones like Nancy Drew, the Art of Murder series, Syberia or any Large File Game.

Annabel mini puzzles
October 24, 2012

This game has good graphics with a motion camera when you go to another level, but the characters speech is really awful. Most of the mini games are fun to use, although 2 of them are very tricky to complete. My recommendation would be to have a "skip" function as now I'm stuck on the last puzzle, and unable to complete the story, and looking at the help pages I'm not alone!!!

Annabell sucks!
November 13, 2011

Never buy a game that doesnt let you skip the puzzles. Have never been able to get through it.

April 21, 2014

Possibly the best game by Bigfish. Is this a new frontier in HO games? The third dimension gives to the game a new depth (in any sense) making the player feel like he/she is really there. Perhaps it's a bit short and too easy, but it is also true that it's the first 3D game of this kind. Please give us more!

Fun adventure game
November 16, 2011

I like these kind of games where you have to think and search for things keeps the game going no time to get bored theres so much to do..

Good for beginners
May 15, 2012

I found this game fairly easy so perhaps it's not ideal for an experienced gamer but better suited to a beginner. In a nutshell: Storyline is fairly logical and consistent. Backgrounds are acceptable, not too grainy or washed out. The story unfolds largely from a first person POV but manipulating the camera does not lead to too much dizziness seen in other games of this type. Hidden objects are fairly easy to locate and experienced players will notice them long before they're needed and so will be able to recall where to find them. Even new gamers will be able to spot some of them immediately simply because they stand out. Others, however, you will really have to search for especially as the game progresses. Puzzles are of a suitable level although some new players may find them challenging simply due to their inexperience with BFG games. Game length is fairly decent. No classic HOG scenes although there are FOGS where you will have to search for key pieces in order to construct items. These are not overly difficult to complete. Hint button is available throughout and refreshes at a reasonable rate. Acceptable price for the general version. Not worth the price of a CE though. Major dislike: The voice talent is absolutely terrible and irritating, particularly the male using falsetto to voice some of the female characters. I quickly found it much better to play with no sound and simply read the information. Warning: Not recommended for a slow computer. It takes a short while to load the new scenes even on a reasonable computer because of the kind of graphics used. On a very slow computer it would be maddening. Overall: Not a bad effort. For an experienced gamer, the kind of thing you'd play when you want to kick back and not have to think too hard. For a new gamer, a good place to begin.

Good Game for Kids
September 4, 2012

This game is an easy and enjoyable outing for children, although as an adult, I enjoyed it as well. It's a cute love story set in ancient Egypt, complete with all the cliche's you would expect. I almost couldn't call it a hidden object game because the objects weren't exactly "hidden". However, this game does have one claim to fame that I haven't seen in most other games: the motion camera effect when changing scenes. There were times when I could actually feel like I was moving. I think this, in itself, would give most kids a thrill.

Loved This game....
September 5, 2012

not your common HO Great story wish there were a few more hints. You are really on your own. really very different type of game. Own it

So much potential, but...
March 10, 2013

When the game first opened up, I thought it looked like it could be really fun. I like the comic book font that is used, and the art wasn't bad. As soon as the people started talking I was disappointed. The voice-acting is really bad. I think I could've done a better job (and, believe me, I'm no actress!). And the camera movement... ugh. Reading previous reviews I saw the majority were quite impressed with it. I just played for about 15 minutes and I am really dizzy. I like the idea of the story, and I have played so many HOS games and time management games, I was excited to try something else (something more "video-game-esque", having more control of the character I am playing). I'm sad this didn't pan out. I'll keep looking

Why no skip button?
December 22, 2013

I was ready to give it five stars as the idea of having to hunt for items all over the place, instead of digging though HO piles is a welcome change of pace, as is the ability to rotate 360 degrees. Loved the characters, specially the talkative mummy. But the minigames had no skip button. I got stuck on the last minimgame and could not do anything about it. So I am going to asume that Annabel finds the amulet, the bad guy is vanquished and they all live happily ever after,. I loved it until then, so the three stars. Maybe you'll be able to beat the last puzzle. Or will not mind imagining the ending. So enjoy until thenl.

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