Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure Image
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  • Summary: As an expert safecracker, you are hired by the wealthy family of a recently deceased billionaire to search for the last will and testament of their late relative, Duncan W. Adams. An avid safe collector and an "eccentric" to say the least, Adams has hidden the deed to his riches in one ofAs an expert safecracker, you are hired by the wealthy family of a recently deceased billionaire to search for the last will and testament of their late relative, Duncan W. Adams. An avid safe collector and an "eccentric" to say the least, Adams has hidden the deed to his riches in one of the 35 safes scattered in his extravagant mansion. Players need to use expert puzzle-solving skills to crack all 35 safes, which become increasingly difficult, to reach the final master safe and locate the hidden will. [The Adventure Company] Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Players with only a passing interest in tough puzzles with a mild adventure flavor should steer clear. Otherwise, it's a good title that fits a very specific niche.
  2. Safecracker offers plenty of puzzle-solving fun on the Wii. While the game itself isn’t any different from any other puzzle game on the PC, it is different from most offerings on the Wii, which are mainly platform, action or shooter games.
  3. I'm a sucker for a good puzzle, and this game offers up plenty of them, but once you figure them out, there's nothing left.
  4. The game's sound is also underwhelming.
  5. If you can get past the nonexistent story, lengthy load times and aggravating audio, there's some good point-and-click puzzle adventuring to be had here.
  6. There is no reason to purchase Safecracker for the Wii. The puzzles are exactly the same in both versions, as are the graphics. There’s no noticeable loading screen lag in the PC version, and it’s much easier to play with a good old mouse.
  7. Horribly dated and lazy, this mind-numbing puzzler only exists on Wii because of motion controls. [Apr 2009, p.70]
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. Apr 13, 2011
    10
    It's true that the load times are a bit long, but it's a great game for relaxed evenings trying to unlock all the safes in the game. MyIt's true that the load times are a bit long, but it's a great game for relaxed evenings trying to unlock all the safes in the game. My girlfriend & I really enjoyed the game! Expand
  2. johnb
    May 3, 2009
    10
    While this game is severely lacking in graphics and load time, you would be hard pressed to find a puzzle game with harder, trickier or more While this game is severely lacking in graphics and load time, you would be hard pressed to find a puzzle game with harder, trickier or more detailed puzzles. This game should be looked at as a way for the developer to present hard puzzles, not as a mystery game or anything like that. I rated it so high because the only other review was a 1. In realty this game is probably a seven based on teh puzzles alone. Collapse
  3. JF
    Nov 26, 2009
    10
    Puzzles start easy and get harder. The only real complaint I have is the time it takes to moving from screen to screen. In terms of puzzle Puzzles start easy and get harder. The only real complaint I have is the time it takes to moving from screen to screen. In terms of puzzle difficulty - it was good - hard enough to make you think at time, and easy enough that you don't need cheats to complete it. Good game - play for a few hours a day and you'll complete it in less than a week. I really enjoyed it, but it's possible I'm a puzzler in a specific niche. Expand