Love Chronicles: The Spell
Different Style Of Gameplay
BASED ON DEMO
This game is really quite different from any other game I?ve played. Though perhaps not so different from older games.
The TRAVELLING/ADVENTURE component is basically removed, and a MAP-DRIVEN action takes its place. Each LOCATION is reached by map, and it is within that that the HO are found.
You are given a set of FRAGMENTED OBJECT SILHOUETTES and must find them within the SCENE. Later, some of these objects may only be found by returning to a previously cleared location. With the OBJECTS you acquire, you must complete TASKS, such as making a dagger or creating a fishing rod.
Sometimes there are PUZZLES to complete, but they seemed FEW, and were not too difficult.
There is a HINT, only for HO scenes (because EVERYWHERE is a HOS), NO JOURNAL.
The GRAPHICS are GOOD, especially for a game this OLD. NOT meant for WIDESCREEN, it still manages to look clear enough to play.
There are also COLLECTIBLE maple leaves, and you are given the number of them to look for in each scene.
The STORY is that a young prince sets out on a quest to save an unknown kingdom from an evil witch, that he has been dreaming about. He finds the KINGDOM soon enough, but it seems to take forever for him to get any further. In the hour?s demo, I still had not made it through the castle gates.
The game looks LONG, but it plays very slow, and I found, in the end, that was what put me off this game.
It fits into my so-so category, but not high up enough for me to buy, and therefore I can?t recommend it.
May 28, 2013
Just OK, too drawn out
This game was OK. Graphics and music were bright and pretty. The sound effects were very repetitive and annoying. The story was not that original. The tasks were very boring and drawn out and just when you thought you were done, you had some other dumb thing to go get for someone. "You can't make a wheelbarrow until you bring me 5 buttons." "You can't open the window without a sack of potatoes and a party dress." I'm not exaggerating that much; one of the most drawn-out tasks is getting the ingredients and baking a cake for the king to wake him up from a spell. I got very impatient towards the end and just wanted it to be done already. There was way too much going back and forth for my taste, but on the positive side, you could do that by just clicking on an item or on the map. One detail I did really dislike was where in order to distract a dog, you have to put a cat in a bag and then have the dog chase it. A cat in a bag? Really? I know the game is supposed to be sort of medieval in setting, but I prefer the game's lighter tone, not medieval cruelty. I found that part really off-putting, especially in contrast to another bit where you politely trade nuts with a squirrel. Overall, the game isn't terrible but I wouldn't go so far as to say I recommend it.
June 6, 2012
So helpful to have the the magnifying glass as some items to find were very small.
Liked that you could jump directly to the area to search for specific items.
Did not appreciate that the game did not complete and therefore did not attain the bonus chapter. Another player reported on this glitch as well. That being the case, I recommend the SE instead of spending the extra money on the CE and not getting the bonus.
October 12, 2012
I bought this game without trying it because I had a credit to use and it was about to expire. The graphics are good but the directional arrow, grab hand etc. are in a circle that moves around which I found very annoying. The music sounds like a cheesy adventure movie but of course that can be turned down. I played about 10 minutes and will probably not go any further.
April 29, 2012
Typical "good deed" style game, but still fun
This game is a classic "Oh, I have that item you need, do something for me and I'll give it to you". Personally, I don't like those. The art was nice for me, and the music pretty, but the fact that there was no voice acting bothered me slightly. I'll let the facts speak for themselves:
Good for kids? Yes
Guide required? Yes, looked up a walkthrough and relied on it occasionally
Buy? No, get it as a free punch card game or a daily deal
Last line: nice art, decent game, not going to be a favorite
March 30, 2012
I looked closely for one game, I missed. This one not sure. Played for a short short time. Horrible. I wait for the super ones. I have played about a thousand so, I should know.
July 13, 2013
If You Enjoy HOG Especially Finding Pieces Go For It
This game is sooo Not for me...
I dont like HOGs and HOS that much..
I really dislike finding pieces..
with a couple of exceptions..
Oddly Enough and
Treasures of Mystery Island Ghost Ship
come to mind...
but this is more like a childs game to me..
One of my family members loves this series...
so to each his own...
I found the game dreadful...
and the second one Even More dreadful...
January 14, 2013