Nibiru: Age of Secrets PC

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery, the puzzles, and the graphics, and felt right at home with much of it. In the same spirit that caused me to love Black Mirror despite its laughable flaws, I’m going to have to give Nibiru an A-.
  2. Overall Nibiru is an intriguing and entertaining game, not overly difficult, and I had a lot of fun playing it.
  3. Nibiru: Age of Secrets doesn’t stoke the flames of innovation by any stretch of the imagination and it does have a few of the adventure game deficiencies that the genre has always been known for, however the sense of adventure steeped into the game through the intriguing storyline, constant change of environmental location, photo-realistic backdrops and superb ambiance and musical score more than makes up for the setbacks.
  4. But even with all of this quality presentation the gameplay is still held back a notch by the limited scope and quirky nature of the puzzles, repetitive backtracking between locations, and an overall slower pace than most competing adventure titles.
  5. A stereotypical classic adventure. Future Games has done this one up in the traditional style popularized way back when by the likes of Sierra and LucasArts, so if you're a fan of this sort of old-school adventuring and don't demand that game designers reinvent the wheel, you can't go wrong here.
  6. If you’re a die-hard adventure game nut then you can add an additional point to the score just because it’s an adventure game. For the rest of you out there just remember that sometimes being good enough isn’t that good.
  7. A game which has enough to keep you engaged with it all the way until the final crucial discovery about the nature and meaning of Nibiru.
  8. 68
    For me, even as a traditional adventure game, it had a little too much pixel hunting and arbitrary solution paths. I think the genre has evolved to a much more compelling plateau.
  9. A good game is smudged by some obvious flaws in the gameplay that prevent it from standing with the greats. But fans of classic gaming will get a generally enjoyable game due to the story, inventory puzzling, diverse characters, and good looking graphics.
  10. In the end, being "kind of amusing" isn't enough to make a game good.
  11. 40
    The laughably bad voice acting will irritate, the ornery puzzle situations will annoy, and everything will be over so quickly you’ll wonder why you bothered in the first place.
  12. PC Gamer
    22
    It's not as bad as a Pauly Shore film marathon, but neither is it worth your time, energy, and money. [Holiday 2005, p.70]
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. IngeD.
    Jan 25, 2006
    3
    Great game, but a big big shame that the movements in the game are sooooo sloooow. It`s incredible in our day and time, that it was released Great game, but a big big shame that the movements in the game are sooooo sloooow. It`s incredible in our day and time, that it was released with such a major flaw. Even the very first computergames had more speed than this! Full Review »
  2. Warmonger
    Dec 25, 2005
    5
    This game started off good but just became increasingly frustrating caused by situations using illogical reasoning!! for example: why on This game started off good but just became increasingly frustrating caused by situations using illogical reasoning!! for example: why on earth would you strap a stick of dynamite onto a rat in order to open a door?? it stands to reason if the inital charge was not sufficient just use more to accomplish the task!!!. It are instances like these that just ruined the game for me... also the puzzles near the end became just too convoluted( think of rubik's cube) taking to joy out of an other wise interesting story. When will these people learn how to make a game using everyday "logical" scenarios?? what a disappointment...what a shame! Full Review »
  3. Sep 25, 2013
    3
    The game could have been fun. It is slow paced, which is fine, and is reminiscent of the Kings Quest style. Overall the actual gameplay isThe game could have been fun. It is slow paced, which is fine, and is reminiscent of the Kings Quest style. Overall the actual gameplay is OK, and the puzzles are fun. The reason I stopped playing this? The absolute WORST voice actor is the lead role. He sounds like Siri, pre update. I have no idea why they chose an actor who sounds like a computer generated voice, or a telephone voice mail "push 2 now". It was so incredibly distracting i just could not play anymore. I tried with the sound off, but then you miss some clues which are strictly auditory. Too bad, It was a fun little game. Full Review »