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Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by bfgImbrium on Apr 18, 11 12:11 AM
Hey Fishies! What do you think of Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming? We value your reviews, as do many of the other fishies in our pond, so feel free to post your comments and opinions in this thread!

Remember, a lot of people who will be reading this thread will have never played the game before. If you are posting spoilers, be sure to include SPOILER ALERT at the top of your post.

For discussions other than your general feedback on this game you can create a new discussion in the game forum and if you are experiencing technical issues, be sure to swim over to the support thread here.

Happy gaming!

bfgImbrium

 
Goop_10
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by Goop_10 on Apr 18, 11 12:26 AM
Oh! another great HOG I'm looking for, i will take a little break from those spooky adventure HOG and play this one. I liked the first one and this one is great. This developer had never make me disappointing before. Lots of improvements and changes had done from the first sequel, great graphics (full screen ), music and gameplay. Few puzzles and they are all enjoyable

4/5 Stars

Edited on 04/18/2011 at 1:14:07 AM PST


 
Kebbielebbie
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by Kebbielebbie on Apr 18, 11 12:47 AM
Well...um...This isn't my cup of tea...

A little boring

But I believe there is an audience for it. Not creepy...good ol' american fun...i guess...




Edited on 04/18/2011 at 3:32:22 PM PST


 
Rose151
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by Rose151 on Apr 18, 11 12:50 AM
Goop 10, you said it all!

 
Rebeca_Lily
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by Rebeca_Lily on Apr 18, 11 1:16 AM
Lovely game, I want it, but won't buy it... , because I hate to deal with customers in order to upgrade my place. When I see 10 customers on my head - I get a "blackout", and bye-bye searching, can't find anything...

Excellent graphics, lovely and beautiful main characters (and a baby) - BoomZap made a very good product.

Happy gaming, fishies!

Thanks Developers, thanks BF!

 
sandyterryb
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by sandyterryb on Apr 18, 11 1:16 AM
Very nice casual game. Bright clear graphics. Easy to find objects. Love the dog. And a strategy guide from the main menu. How much simpler can you get. Not a great fan of banjo music but it beats the dark dire music from some of the more recent games.

Edited on 04/18/2011 at 1:17:31 AM PST


 
elldee2728
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by elldee2728 on Apr 18, 11 1:23 AM
Wahoo! The developer and have given us a Monday-morning classic! This is a light-hearted, tap-your-foot, feel-good, believe-it-or-not IHOG! I was caught up with the soundtrack b4 anything really got started. The options menu has the goodies, including cursor choice--the game one worked well. There are two play modes--Timed and Untimed.

The graphics are outstanding, the hidden objects are clear and colorful, and the re-upping hint system can't be beat! Choose your pooch (I opted for the Golden Retriever)--a big help, if you need it--find doggie treats to re-up the cutie even faster! The inventory seems to be a "find-it-use-it-now" type--really good! So far (20 minutes in), the mini-games are easy, and with instructions. And guess what? Strategy Guide! How about that! I wouldn't call it a full-blown one like we'd see with a CE, but it's pretty comprehensive.

I'd pay for this one, but I've got one more Punchcard code--I'm using it!

 
ember89
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by ember89 on Apr 18, 11 1:29 AM
DL'ing now... was excited to see this one... loved the first - plenty of stress to make everyone happy, but getting it done is THE reward... so tell me why i'm not back in retail

saw in the description that they were taking a vacation from their shop... are they taking a vacation from the new baby, too?? we'll see... would love to have the little one in the game as well!

happy antiquing everyone!!

 
puzzledone
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by puzzledone on Apr 18, 11 1:47 AM
Okay, I guess it's my turn. Just did the demo and the hour sure went fast. Part of it I spent trying to learn how to play this one not expecting some new features in gameplay from the first one. Should have read tutorial first but saving time? The first Road Trip USA was a pleasant getaway from the heavy stuff too, colorful, lots of HOGs and fun graphics puzzles (which were drawn much better than the colorful but jumbled HOGs.) These new location hunt scenes were much clearer and identifiable, haven't had teeny tinies. There are things to open up and find more items, and interaction between some, like placing cards in a scrapbook etc. Of course once that done I didn't know I was supposed to do something else with it. Don't want to touch on spoilers here.

But what confused me playing as "puzzled one" is same concept as the first one. Who are these people at the bottom of the screen. Are they asking for items and buyers, or selling items to the character wanting to furnish and stock a new antiques shop? I get in the nit picky role here and get distracted in basic story. I mean, she isn't selling "stuff" at a flea market to raise cash to buy antiques inventory. You find an item and money drops in your fund for the shop. I get subjective, I wouldn't show most that "stuff" in my own antiques shop (used to own one myself) maybe turn it over to buy real inventory or fixtures. I guess I'm confused with Gardenscapes, made sense there selling off own stuff to develop a garden.

Oh well, somebody clear up my nitty gritty concept I just can't make sense of it, but the gameplay is still fun. You get a doggy to give you hints, I happened to see a milkbone treat laying around and clicked it HA! went to the dog so thought I got more hints (didn't say how many). Later read tutorial, they recharge hint immediately so don't waste them unless you need them. Well heck, must have tossed that beagle 8 or 10 of them. I did need to ask hints a few times just not knowing what I was supposed to do, not much help since things in inventory I thought I was done with were still there.

Did 2 puzzles in the name of puzzle done for a change without skipping. Took some thought and play around with them to see how they worked like the bird cards, just flipping tiles til they made a picture. Lots of variety of things to do, clicked on some feature and didn't know I could be dressing my doggie. Not sure what I'd do to buy him stuff, he's already spoiled with too many treats.


 
puzzledone
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by puzzledone on Apr 18, 11 2:16 AM
Strategy guide? What strategy guide??? I didn't see that, just when I hit Play I think it asked if I wanted tutorial. Thought I was too smart since I finished the first USA.

OK EX retailers and TMers. Those guys at the bottom by the items list don't change, need anger management therapy or leave in a huff. The is why I DON'T do TMs, I'm retired. Yeh, about as much as this gal in the game, never really gets out of your blood, I still look for bargains on ebay But coming to visit folks with new baby, hey, they immediately put her to work and send her on the road. Yep, I can relate to that, no freeloaders allowed in my family, pay your own way. Sorry OT I know, just not the type story I'd want to get too immersed in. Been there done that. But I just blotted them out and looked at the items to find.

And a nice feature, what items are not in the scene you open are greyed out of the list so no wasted time going back and forth looking other places. So, you anti-hand holders aren't going to like this one, you get clues through cursor changes and some sparkles. And dialog like oh, I could use this to do that...duh...

But, as others wrote, just a light hearted romp (escape) as a go to game or if not too repetitive probably a fair amount of time to play. I call these to "play at". I just finished Amazing Adventures Dynasty with plenty of extra bonus play and not ready to go back to "work" yet. Would have bought this on the sale but came a minute to late strike of midnight. Probably a pick for next free code unless I start a new card this month with a CE, good fill in punch.

Just wish I was clear on if we are buying or selling to these faces and what are they all doing inside a NatAmer tepee with me. And don't the owners of these places mind if I just barged in and selling off their stuff. OK, if demanding customers bother you, do as I did, playlike you are buying their stuff from them, thus the cash is left to furnish your parent's shop and once done let them run their own business out of town so you can get back to running your own and taking care of baby and doggie. Forget that jerk husband who didn't **** in with no way, my wife NEEDS a vacation. I think he has issues with the inlaws and she dumped him off maybe. Oh me..IT'S JUST A GAME. And a credit.

Edited on 04/18/2011 at 2:22:46 AM PST


 
bella81762
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by bella81762 on Apr 18, 11 2:17 AM
i liked it too....i gots me a rotty..i think i will name him george...with all the opgrades to buy looks like its going to be kinda long too

 
bertiepuppy
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by bertiepuppy on Apr 18, 11 2:21 AM
Was surprised when the hour was up but glad too as I had been so bored since about 10 minutes in.

Maybe it was that the objects were really hard to find - I mean over 30 minutes to find the things on the first level and then some silly mini-games - if I wanted to play match 3 or jigsaw type games I would buy them.

No buy for me - and after all the awful games with the spooky nonsensical stuff we have been getting I thought this would be a good game - but avoid it like the plague particularly if you are not from North America as many of the object names simply don't apply elsewhere.

 
kdubs
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by kdubs on Apr 18, 11 2:26 AM
This sequel has alot going for it. The graphics are nice and clear.
Objects are fairly-sized. Some are cleverly hidden in plain sight which gave me a few "staring right at it but still can't see it" moments LOL.
I like the way hints range from single words to full sentences of what a customer wants.
There is an option to play Timed or Untimed. And a "Strategy Guide" is included.
Hint Doggie is cute and apparently very happy for me to click on every single dog treat I see, whether I need a hint or not.
Then again, have you ever known any to turn down a treat?

 
Poutoule
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by Poutoule on Apr 18, 11 2:27 AM
Played 15 minutes and it will most probably be a buy. It will make a nice fresh change from all my creepy games. Kept giving bones to the dog till I realized you only had to do that when you needed an extra hint, if you do so you won't get more hints, just makes the dog ready to hunt at once. (I'm not sure I'm being very clear !). Never played such a game (H0 of course I did) but I don't know what this one has in store for me later. Graphics are quite nice, didn't go as far as crossing a mini game, so that will be an entire surprise, didn't turn the sound on, so ?

 
puzzledone
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by puzzledone on Apr 18, 11 2:49 AM
btw I was playing on a 4 yr old pc and 15" flat panel monitor with bright @ 100%. No problem seeing things like the first USA. Very bright and colorful, but didn't take the music long late at night trying to relax.

May be harder to view on laptop which reduces games to about 12" diag with black bars either side. Maybe I'll run it again on laptop, see if it stretches. Yes that first location took a long time because it had mini locations to open and going inside the plane and you may click on something that turns out to be a puzzle, then back to the HOG. I was only starting the third location when I timed out so it would take me hours to get through it in one sitting. I just thought the attempt at a storyline was way off base, did not make sense to me like Gardenscapes or Farmscapes do, selling off own stuff or producing something to sell to raise cash. Am I missing something here? I'd rather see her sell her parent's garage and attic stuff, then go to locations to find real antiques for inventory. Here seems like what goes in the shop are awards for doing something else, selling stuff to strangers you just found somewhere when nobody but us was looking.

aka puzzled

 
suzyoz
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by suzyoz on Apr 18, 11 3:16 AM
LOVED the first one. this trial went in what seemed like 20 minutes. much more to do than in the first one. will be a buy.

 
jennsmom
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by jennsmom on Apr 18, 11 3:30 AM
I think this is even better than the first one. It's a definite purchase for me. I like the graphics, I even like the banjo music. It's fun to play. It's just a straight HOG with a couple of mini puzzles thrown in, but it's hours of play for me and I think it's a winner.

 

Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by maggieannie43 on Apr 18, 11 3:49 AM
Gosh I thought I would try it , it is not my kind of game the music drove me mad it took me all of two minutes to make up my mind and delete. It may suit some people but definitely a no buy for me

 
Liasmani
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by Liasmani on Apr 18, 11 6:14 AM
I haven't played the first one but this one is a lovely and fun game to play. This game contains a mixture of HOGs and min puzzles. The graphics are crisp and clear. The music it is tolerable for some who doesn't mind banjo music. But I won't be purchasing this game. For those who purchase this game - Happy gaming.

 
OLDBAY
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Re:Your Comments and Reviews for Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming

[Post New]by OLDBAY on Apr 18, 11 6:40 AM
Game is clear & crisp ....but boring for my taste ,,,, Enjoy !!!!

 
 
 
 
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