Echoes of Sorrow
What a little gem!!
I tried this game because it was recommended to me by the site, and I cannot believe it has as few as nine reviews. Why did no one try this? It is so dark and creepy and fun and twisty turny!
Here's how I know a game is a 5-star for me: I didn't have to mute the music and I didn't skip the cut scenes. Normally the music in these games makes me want to stick a fork in my ear and the cut scenes only serve to keep me from playing the game. I was deeply invested in this story. So, so well done!
I know that a whole bunch of people who play these games prefer voice overs to written narrative, and obviously that's a matter of personal opinion. Unfortunately, I think there are some people who wouldn't even give Echoes of Sorrow a shot once they found out there was no voice over. Personally, I would rather have zero voice over than some of the over-dramatized ones that I've heard on other games. Think of it as an interactive graphic novel.
The game can be a tad too easy, so if you want something more challenging, make sure to pick the hardest setting. If you want casual adventure, then Echoes of Sorrow on the easy setting will give you a pleasant distraction without a ton of frustration.
I highly, HIGHLY recommend this game. At the very least give it a try!
September 1, 2012
A little outdated, but still interesting and enjoyable.
The story is interesting: a girl with amnesia because of the death of her twin sister. To bring back her memory, so she can break free of this "fault", you have to help her to complete the flames around the statue, by exploring the house, college, church and prison.
Gorgeous graphics, calm sound, good ambience. No voice over.
Lot of HOS, not challenging. Some mini games not challenging too.
Loading takes a while.
An older game but still offers good fun!
March 3, 2012
Good Mini-Games, Nicely Done, Worth playing.
Review based on completed game.
I just happened to stumble across this little gem and am so glad that I did. As others have noted game play is not long, but all that is there is fun and beautiful, with a cohesive and interesting storyline, accompanied by great graphics, clever game play, and, most importantly to me- some neat mini-games with a little spice.
The game is "compact" in that all the action takes place around a central monument with each location becoming available only as needed during game play. Navigation is straight forward so no need for a map.
Despite the short run-time, this is a good choice for anyone like myself who enjoys lovely graphics, a little humor, and mini-games that aren't absurdly easy.
The only nit to pick for me was that at each entry into a new location caused a "loading" message to come up. The "loading" message was accompanied by a helpful comment and beautiful graphic so that took some of the sting out.
All around a good game - short and sweet.
January 1, 2013
Fun game although not as challenging as some
I enjoyed playing this game. I liked the fact that there were distinct areas of play as opposed to moving objects back and forth across many scenes. I agree with another reviewer who said this would be a good beginner game.
December 28, 2011
Another too short game
Really liked this game but like many Big Fish games it's very short. I wish there was an estimated time to play on games. I'm glad I got this one for free. Not worth paying full price.
I'm going to say I recommend this game but not at full price.
December 5, 2011
Fun, but a bit short, and some of the mini-games too tedious and annoying to be fun. Those ones are challenging, but not in a fun way to me.
Other than those factors it's enjoyable. I'd say it's a good game to buy if it's on sale. I'm kind of on the fence about whether or not it's worth it to pay full price on this one.
November 25, 2011
eh. it was ok
this game was ok, but I bought it when it was on sale. I definately wouldnt pay the full price for it though. This game was on the fence between good and boring. the story was decent enough but it wasnt particularly challenging. all together the game wasnt anything special. nothing particularly stood out about it.
March 13, 2012
Good game for beginners
The game is based on a woman with amnesia, who's in a coma. You have to explore her past to reveal it, therefore unburdening her heart. It's a mystery to the end, pretty much.
I like the game because of it's plot, and if I get annoyed with other games, this is a simple one I can come back to.
I bought it in a 6- game pack from Wal*Mart, it was a side game I'd already played and liked.
Because of its larger objects in the hidden object scenes, it's a good game for beginners in the hidden object genre.
June 30, 2012
Nice Gameplay for HOG Beginners
A bit old-fashioned Hidden Object Game with many loading periods, but a good story and fun to play. Everything is very coherent , so that even newcomers can handle everything without difficulties.
December 14, 2011
Childish, too easy
WAY too easy, kinda childish.
But, just my opinion...
April 7, 2012