The Eternal Emperor has you embarked on the twelfth H.E.L.P. mission, this time to unearth the tomb of China’s first Emperor - Qin Shi Huang. Can you and your associates avoid the deadly booby traps and successfully make this historical discovery?
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Name: Hidden Expedition: The Eternal Emperor Collector's Edition
Release Date: 2 September 2016
Developer: Eipix Entertainment
We love the concept of The Eternal Emperor right from the start. The idea of getting to explore the famous Emperor Qin's final resting place is definitely very intriguing. However, given our high expectations, we must say that the storyline is quite underwhelming. We felt as if the story development is rather slow and that stakes are not high enough.
Nonetheless, Hidden Expedition: The Eternal Emperor still delivers excellent production values. The artwork is extremely neat and beautiful; we are not sure if the locations in the game accurately depict those in the real-world, but they sure look amazing. In addition, the background music and voice-overs are appropriate and not distracting.
Lately, games from Eipix are starting to feel the same, with the same game mechanics and same, predictable gameplay - The Eternal Emperor doesn't exactly break this mold either. If you have played any of the recent Hidden Expedition games before, then The Eternal Emperor should not be too hard to figure out. The adventure part is straightforward, the hidden object scenes and the puzzles are also not groundbreaking. Regardless, the game is undoubtedly very well-built and we certainly had a great time playing the game.
Hidden Expedition: The Eternal Emperor took us around four hours to master, plus another hour for the bonus chapter. The Collector's Edition also comes loaded with extra features; a strategy guide, wallpapers, soundtracks, concept art, videos, achievements, collectibles, replayable puzzles, replayable hidden objects and a souvenir room.
Despite the lack of any innovation, Hidden Expedition: The Eternal Emperor is still interesting enough to grant a purchase.
Graphics: 4.5/5 Stars
Sound: 4.5/5 Stars
Story: 3.5/5 Stars
Originality: 3/5 Stars
Originality: 3/5 Stars
Gameplay: 3/5 Stars
Puzzles: 3.5/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 5/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 4/5 Stars
Extras: 4.5/5 Stars