by ERS GAME STUDIOS; BIGFISH GAMES
Jud’s Game Rating:
Graphics ***** Player participation (PP) ***** Satisfaction Factor (SF) *****
Frustration Factor (FF) * Fair Play (FP) **** Tedium Factor Nil
This deserves a WOW. Despite my old bugbear of hazy graphics in the Hidden Objects sites FF, this game is so excellent on all other levels. There are times when even hazy over-atmospheric graphics fade into insignificance when set against the positives of the whole game.
I like the size of the HOs, and that there are indiviual items and special items to find as you, and in order to, progress.
I like the ‘amber’ element that you need to resolve – great idea.
I like that you are given some guidance, but must also work it out for yourself using the ‘cursor tools’.
I like the extremely clever puzzles – they are quite unique and especially relevant to the game design.
I like the neat portals, and the fact that you can go back and forth through them a few times before they finally lock.
I like the ingenious story – it’s well conceived, well integrated into the gameplay, and totally envisaged in the graphic designs.
I like the music tracks behind this game – you can of course turn them up or down depending on the mood you require.
I like the Extra game play of the Collector’s Edition – it uses new exotic locations as well as familiar ones, continuing the pattern of play so it flows logically from the main game.
I love the extremely gorgeous, fantastically colourful, exotic, totally ‘authentic’ conception and application of the graphics of this fantasy game. They are breathtaking in some places.
I liked the Standard version so much that I downloaded the Collector’s Edition and bought it! I fully recommend this game to all players.
(C) Copyright Jud House 4/12/2011
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