Echoes of Sorrow
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
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
An OK Game
Although I really liked playing the game, what made me tear my hair was the loading in between scenes. Very frustrating in this day of high speed internet. I'm too used to changing scenes rapidly and this was trying to my patience. Otherwise, it was an okay little game. The HOS's were fine, and the puzzle type challenges were simple enough. Not high on my list of favorites at all, but a pleasant diversion. Don't know if I could recommend it when there are so many other excellent games.
January 24, 2013
HAND-HOLDING; GOOD FOR NOVICE HOGGERS
You?ve fallen and blacked out. Now you?re trapped in your mind and must unlock repressed memories to get back to reality. You?ll visit your childhood home where you lost your sister, college, church and a prison. Puzzles are few and are quite easy; HOS are standard fare, clear and blended well. Hints recharge fairly fast, but are not always particularly helpful. You are hand-held throughout the game (yet, I managed to get stuck for a while on how to create light in the fireplace when there were no matches and no HOS). There are no choices of difficulty in playing. Nicely-done graphics. Very, very short game; if you?re a very fast player, you can probably finish it during the demo. Good eerie game for those new to the genre.
December 5, 2013
A rather short game but unique and enjoyable.
This game has beautiful artwork and had some unique visuals not seen by me before, like the bloody handprints moving up the wall and the animated apparitions. It was very different to see and lent themselves nicely in creating the proper eerie atmosphere for the story. The story itself is sad and scary and could have used more details in describing how and why this particular individual became so interested in the heroine. The overall story is generally good but, in my opinion, needed more rounding out. I liked how you could access only one building at a time around the statue since each building represented a span of time in the heroine's life. The whole game was pretty easy to navigate with not a whole lot to do in each area, so it's a short game and not a huge challenge for intermediates and the advanced player. The puzzles and hidden object scenes were on the easy side with the objects being quite large, and I think beginners would like this game a lot as it offers just the right amount of HO scenes and puzzles. The only thing I didn't like about this game was the long loading times when going from one area to another. As always, demo it first to see how you like it. I did and I'm glad.
December 8, 2012
Childish, too easy
WAY too easy, kinda childish.
But, just my opinion...
April 7, 2012
Not Actually Bad...
GAME COMPLETED SEVERAL TIMES
It?s just there?s so many better games now. Once, I would have rated this quite highly. I would still RECOMMEND it for BEGINNERS. It is a SIMPLE game, with a lot of HELP thrown in, so it is ideal for people just dipping their toes in the water of HOP ADVENTURE games.
You take a nasty fall while running from a shadowy figure, and suffer AMNESIA. In order to find yourself again, you must relive PIVOTAL MEMORIES. This will unchain you and allow you to escape the evil chasing you.
The game is HO almost exclusively, with just a few SIMPLE PUZZLES (eg. jigsaw) for variety.
The HOS are NON-INTERACTIVE LISTS, and the scenes are fairly static. The GRAPHICS are old now but QUITE GOOD. They don?t stretch well on a widescreen monitor, but they don?t interfere with your ability to find the objects. Some scenes are dark.
Hovering your cursor within the scene will GENERATE a PURPLE FOG on the names in the list of those items that are CLOSE. And HINT is very quick.
Outside HOS, HINT will point to any UNCOMPLETED task in the LOCATION, regardless of whether it is active. There are also PURPLE OUTLINES that highlight INTERACTIVE AREAS.
There are NONE of the things we now take for granted. No map, no journal, no interactivity, little animation. It is also very short ? 2 hours tops for me.
But it is an alright game, with no obvious flaws, and I?ve certainly seen a lot worse.
If you?re starting out, and want to start slowly with something straightforward, I?d recommend this game. Otherwise, no, once, but not anymore.
June 30, 2013
Not Challenging, a Beginner's Game
I played the demo for 1 hour just to see how far i could get even tho i knew i wouldn't buy it. I got 3/4 of the way thru.
I guess it'd be an okay game for a beginner. Visuals were good, HOS and mini games very easy.
I don't recommend this unless you're new to these games.
May 5, 2012