Echoes of Sorrow
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