Played through this game with the boyfriend over new year's, and i must say it is a magnificent game. As a die-hard fan of the old point-and-click adventure games and always up for a challenge, this game went down wonderfully.
The graphics and characters are charming - vibrant, full of life - and the levels themselves were a delight to work through. Many a time we had to sit and think hard about the various puzzles, but we felt none were too difficult. Some of the 'deaths' slow the game down a little, many of them feeling quite 'unfair', and make returning to that point several times a bit of a chore (though in-game 'tickets' can be bought to revive you), but some of them are quite funny to watch. The controls work well, with the odd 'off' moment, though sometimes it makes working out how to use an item too easy.
After the game's completion you can continue your quest for treasure, which we felt was when the true challenge started. With no help other than your own logic and puzzling skills you still have many, many items (hundreds aside from the main story items) to collect, with secrets treasures hidden inside the levels. Some of the secrets make little or no sense (how did i get a chest for doing that?), some are so clever you'll be dancing in your seat, and one or two are hilarious. It will be a long, long time before you can achieve 100% completion!
A simple to play but pleasing game for those who like a challenge. For the most satisfaction, do not look at a guide!