Empress of the Deep 2: Song of the Blue Whale Collector's Edition
Escape into another world, get hooked on the bonus game!
I just spent several hours saving the Children in this most delightful game. No, not that challenging adventure wise, and no, the puzzles were not difficult, but still, it was just a lovely time. Much of the artwork is quite spectacular, it didn't seem terribly repetitive, the story line was charming.
Why get the CE -- well, you will collect 6 items that give you pages from the wicked sister's diary -- a little more insight into the story, but that's not the best part. You have to find them all to get access to the ZEM area. You even have to solve 4 puzzles (they are the same, so a bit of a disappointment there) to finally get to ZEM -- so more playtime. Hard to believe this beautiful game doesn't tout it's own artwork with some CE bonus wallpapers.
ZEM -- not at all your typical match 3, and I mean not at all! It's the kind of thing you can get hooked on because you want to beat your score. So, it truly is like a full fledged second game.
My opinion is yes, the CE adds quite a bit to the game.
I have to add one more thing -- it's just a plus to me for even the standard edition of this game. The hidden object scenes -- I really admire the effort taken to truly hide some objects in the old fashioned way. You don't just wade through a junk pile; the objects blend into the scenery. Well done!
January 15, 2012
Incredibly Beautiful, Magical, and Engaging Game!
This game is absolutely gorgeous, excites and invites the imagination to experience the blessing of its being. It's incredibly positive for adults and children, alike. A marvelous way for mother and daughter to bond and explore a beautiful, empowering, and uplifting world together. The perfect game to play when up late at night... great, too, if you're hospital bound, and long to get away in a peaceful, healing place. No other game has inspired me to review it with 15 minutes remaining in the trial. It's artfully and tastefully done. Even masterful in ways. I'd encourage everyone to at least give it a test drive. It is truly something special. The Bonus features look very promising, too. It is my honor to give this game the maximum star value.
December 15, 2011
Beautiful and fun game!
I am really attracted to games with beautiful graphics and fantasy concepts. This game fits that bill as you help Anna save all of the animal guardians of the cloud city! This game was relaxing but challenging as well. The bonus game called Zem is real addicting! You'll love it.
November 18, 2011
Beautiful graphics, more strategy than hidden object but still one of my favourite games. Fantasy concepts and lots of running around....I found I could relax into this game but boring it certainly isn't There is also the addictive "Zen" game which kept me busy for ages. Give this one a go!
December 29, 2011
The second game of the series has Anna learning more about her past and her sister. She heads to sky and another adventure.
Beautiful artwork, a wonderful story and voice overs, the puzzles were very good, and there were even more twists!
Another great game!
August 31, 2012
Graphics are really nice
I love this game. The visual is wonderful. I am not a speed player and like to just relax and enjoy a game and this one fits that criteria!
December 11, 2011
Need More Like it
Oh how I wish there were more games like this! This game is wonderful. No ugly, unorganized HOS scenes; no scenes full of blood, death, snakes, beetles and insects that are repulsive; no grim, dark storyline and no retrieving so many necessary objects that you can't remember where to use them. Graphics display a high level of creative imagination and vision that makes you want to linger on each page and on each HOS. The story line is wholesome, full of heart, uplifting and conforms to a high moral standard. This is game programming at its best!!!
June 30, 2012
Throughly enjoyed this one. Not real difficult, but not a slam dunk on being easy. The graphics were marvelous and sets you up in a fantasy world in the sky. I always think, wouldn't it be grand to have such a world. Anyways, this sequel had a great continuing story line, plenty of HOSs, and puzzles that were not brain bending. A real fine time of fantasy getaway!
January 30, 2013
Beautifully designed game. Great special effects.
This is one of the best hidden objects game I have played, and I have played many. The special effects, music, plot, and puzzles, and the total overall experience were fabulous. I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys playing this type game. I am waiting patiently for the next installment.
January 5, 2013
Absolutely Beautiful Game!
I played Empress 1 and enjoyed it so much that there wasn't even a thought of not buying Empress 2 as a CE version. Stunning graphics, beautiful music and some challenging games made it all that I had hoped it would be. I am very impressed with the creators' work in this. You can loose yourself in the beauty of this game! I heartily recommend this one! Try Empress 1, as well. It's not necessary to enjoy this one, but it offers more of the same beautiful scenery!
January 29, 2012