Elena’s Journal Review!
“Here is Elena’s Journal… Elena is not willing to accept having to serve coffee forever even though the odds are stacked against her. Ever since her father died in an expedition years ago she hasn’t been thinking about anything else. Are any secrets still buried in the old excavation site? What happened there that caused a human death? Elena will not stop until she uncovers the truth! Even though the old professor and his (very!) charming assistant try their hardest to talk her out of it, she is sure of one thing: if there were no secrets hidden in the past, no one would have stolen the documentation from her father’s expedition. Who is trying to hide the past from her? What is it that she shouldn’t learn? And who is the mysterious woman who watches her from afar?
It’s time for an expedition! There’s a lot to discover in the City of the Amazons… But the question is how much are you willing to risk? Career? Friends? Yourself?”
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Play as Elena, a girl with big dreams in the world of academics. She doesn’t want to spend her days serving coffee and waiting on people and would rather be in archeology.
In the free version of the game, you serve customers with a certain goal to keep track of. For example, keep the tables tidy or collect money from customers. Like any other game where you serve customers, if you don’t plan ahead, you will get overwhelmed and lose track of your tasks.
Time management games are pretty similar, but this one had a lot more to think about. It also helps that there’s a storyline attached to it.
The graphics are just like how they are in every GameHouse game – nothing impressive, but not bad either. The characters have rather large heads and move around the map smoothly. It doesn’t crash or lag, so no complaints here!
Music & Sounds
The audio is very relaxing, like the kind of music you would have while studying academics. However, none of the characters talk so there’s a lot to read in the cut scenes!
To serve a customer, tap on the item they ask for and then tap on them to deliver it to them. After they’re done using it, you then need to tap their table to clean up and tap them to take their money. Basically, there’s a lot of tapping going on!
The Power of in-app Purchases
We’ve reviewed GameHouse games before and all of them have been the same. You get the first chapter for free but have to pay for the full game for £8.99 or the first 20 levels for £1.79. Alternatively, if you enjoy GameHouse in general, you can subscribe for £8.99 a month. You get:
- This full game plus 47 others
- Bonus boosters in Delicious World, Bed & Breakfast, and Doctor’s Oath
I like the way this system works. The chapters you get for free are enough for you to be able to decide whether you want to purchase or not. This also means that once you’ve bought it, you don’t have to worry about ads anymore!
Elena’s Journal was a lot of fun to play, but this is coming from someone who loves time management games at the best of times. I can honestly say that purchasing the full game is worth the price!
If you decide to download Elena’s Journal, let us know what you think and if you agree or disagree with any of the things we said. Happy gaming and stay casual!
Elena’s Journal Overall Rating: 4/5
Offers in-app Purchases