Frankly, I've never been that big of a fan of these "find the object" games - partly because I'm not very good at finding said objects - but Adventure Chronicles: The Search for Lost Treasures sort of sucked me in. For one thing, there's a little Object Finder tool available to help you out when absolutely necessary; more importantly, though, you actually need to do stuff with certain objects you find - e.g., find a key to unlock something. I also like the fact that there is actually a story that ties all of these puzzles together. You take the role of archaeologist Susan Anderson, who has just received the long-lost journal of true hunter T.R. Benson from a mysterious character named John. Even as you are out pursuing such unimaginably rich spoils as the Great Civil War treasure, Napoleon's treasure, ancient Egyptian and Mayan treasures, and Blackbeard's long-lost booty, Susan is trying to figure out exactly who her mysterious new benefactor is - and what he really wants from her.
Not surprisingly, the game is not as lengthy as most players would hope for. You have six puzzles per treasure hunt, so that's a total of thirty different puzzles. Don't pay too much heed to those "30 bonus geo cache missions," because those are not separate missions at all - you just have one geo cache object to find in each of the regular puzzles. The fun isn't over once you complete your five treasure hunts, though. The game doesn't really make this all that clear (I only discovered it because I wanted to go back and find the one geo cache object I had missed), but you can replay all thirty missions - with all new objects to find - in order to become a "master explorer." All together, you're looking at several hours of reasonably challenging and fun adventuring, and that's pretty much all you could ask for from a game such as this.