Golden Trails 2: The Lost Legacy Collector's Edition
is a combination hidden object/adventure game that weaves a fairly deep story into the gameplay. You play as Henry Moore, a young man dead-set on freeing his grandfather, Baron Moore, from being wrongfully imprisoned by the evil Captain Morgan. Unbeknownst to his grandson, it seems Moore was on the trail of some treasure back in his pirate days and Morgan wants it, and as you discover this side of your grandfather that you never knew, you unravel a long-hidden mystery that spans generations and involves two families.
You'll travel from location to location looking for items that further along the plotline. There will be lost family heirlooms that are extras you can collect, plus 250 clovers that are hidden throughout the levels. If you collect 150 of them, you will open the Bonus Content, allowing you to actually complete the storyline. I'm not sure I would call the completion of the storyline "bonus content," but I guess it was a way to get people to search for the clovers. Also, you can unlock Unlimited Mode by reaching 50,000 points. This allows you to try each level you have already unlocked and see if you can beat the best time on the leaderboard.
As you go to the various locations, you'll be presented with a visual list of items at the bottom of the screen. As I mentioned earlier, they may be in a different position or their size may not be correct, but most are still pretty easy to find. There is a Hint system if you need help and this fills over time. As you click on items, they disappear from the list and are replaced with other items. If an item hasn't yet appeared in the task bar, you can't click on it, even if it will be on that task bar after you clear other items out. This was especially annoying when I could see items listed in the Inventory Items list (located to the right of the regular list of items). I knew I'd need it soon enough, but the game wouldn't let me pick it up yet.
There may be things to move about or interact with using special items you pick up and you may have to go to a few different levels to get things to help you complete a previous area. From time to time, you will be presented with a mini-game such as a slide puzzle or recreating a shit with pieces and parts, and you'll have to complete that to progress or simply wait for the "solve puzzle" button to fill and you can skip it. You'll also have shooting gallery levels where you shoot bad guys and avoid innocents to collect more clovers. There are also much more difficult puzzles that will come up that allow you to complete a level and while you can also skip these, you'll lose out on a lot of points if you do. These are typically fairly intricate and involved things like a large picture with several layers that could be shifted to recreate the original picture, each one changing those around it.