Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
WOULD HAVE BOUGHT IF NOT SO TINY, EVEN WITH MAGNIFIER
I really wanted to like this game a lot. And I did like it. But the objects were too small in a great space - even the zoom didn't help much. I did find them all, but it was difficult and time consuming. The puzzles became more difficult to complete to get the extra hints. The artistry was very good; the music was not but that's minor since it can always be muted. Kids would enjoy it (they have better eyesight anyways, without the zoom feature). So, although I liked the game, it's too difficult to see those tiny objects - looking for butterflys (for example) seemed like you were looking for them in some distant scene. Too bad - that made it not so much fun. I don't consider it a challenge. Otherwise, I would certainly consider its purchase.
October 22, 2013
Puzzle Game for Kids
Based on the demo. This game has good graphics and sound. The instructions at the beginning of the game tell you to set your screen at the brightest level, and that is all I needed to see everything. The puzzles are fairly easy, and the hidden objects are mostly easy, some moderate. Kids who like fairy tales should like this one.
April 20, 2012
Alice's Adventures show Hdo Improvement
I had stopped playing games from Hdo mainly because they were very 'glitchy', but I made an exception for 'Alice' as she is a favorite fairy tale heroine. Although Hdo still has some work to do on translation, #particularly on their 'room of doors' activity where Alice finds herself after the fall down the rabbit hole#, I found AIW showed many improvements over previous games. I have noticed that this developer seems to be prolific and have creative potential, so I hope my remarks are helpful as I would like to see them be more successful.
Alice is not a sophisticated top challenger appropriate for seasoned HOS/puzzle players and tends to follow a pattern of alternating HOS - find X number of this or that - scrambled puzzles, at least as far as I got in the demo, but could be satisfying game play for beginners and children gamers, provided they have excellent vision and a large screen. The story is fairly true to Lewis Carroll's original, and they use John Tenniel's beautiful illustrations for some of the artwork and puzzles. Other graphics are colorful and generally clear, though objects are very very small in many cases. Hdo seems to all too often substitute 'small' for 'clever' and there is no interactivity in the HOS's. I did not find their 'zoom' feature helpful.
HOS's seem to culminate in a puzzle before moving on to a change in story and scene. The last puzzle I worked before my demo ended was actually fairly challenging and required rotation and a discerning eye. I am still deciding whether or not to buy at the DD price.
While Hdo still has a ways to go in developing sophistication and getting beyond their language/translation issues, I found Alice to be enjoyable and an improvement over some of their previous games. I really like some of their story and theme ideas and hope they can get the support they need to take it to the next level.
April 20, 2012
This follows the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. About the only good thing about the game.
Hated the voice overs. Wanted to skip them and I did.
The graphics are really grainy and objects are hidden behind other objects so finding them is hard if you don't see them peeking out behind. Hate the movement from side to side with the mouse just to find and object. (Which you really didn't need to do most of the time anyways.)
Didn't listen to music much. Which is a good or bad thing? You judge.
Overall hated the game and felt like I was going blind looking for the objects.
Always try the trials first as everyone has different tastes.
August 9, 2012
Really annoying "tools"
The graphics are wonderful, the story is mostly accurate [as far as I was able to get in an hour], but I hate that you have to pick whether a puzzle piece slides or rotates, rather than being able to do either with the mouse buttons. I will never buy a game with this kind of control feature, it is WAY too frustrating. Without that, or with a much faster-loading "skip" button, I might have been interested, but mini-games which should have been fascinating were made to be time-consuming and annoying. No thank you!
April 21, 2012
Quite after 5 minutes
I love the story of Alice in Wonderland but have yet to find a game that really lives up to it. I tried this one and it would be great for a young child to play.
February 13, 2012
Not worth the money
I set everything up expecting a good game based on other reviews but was very disappointed. I changed my screen setting to a little darker and tilted it but I could not find a white butterfly that was in the middle of a white cloud. That was only about the 3rd scene. I don't want to work that hard to find things. I had to use a hint or two on every scene because the objects were so hard to find. The mini puzzles were ok. Of course the storyline is great...its a great book. But fun...not so much. No buy for me even as a Daily Deal.
October 22, 2013
Terrible graphics indeed! A very frustrating game which could have been so much more fun if you could actually see the hidden objects - nice plinky plonky music, and puzzles would have been ok if I was a little more dextrous with the buttons.
April 20, 2012
Don't waste your time or money
I love the story of Alice in Wonderland, but this game is horrid! I barely got through a half hour of the free 1 hour trial game before I had to shut it off. This game was not fun at all in my opinion, the graphics were terrible and the sound was really annoying. Play at your own risk, and definitely don't buy it without playing the free trial first.
September 15, 2012
"I have lost much of my muchness' said Alice
How dull! Same format all the way so far. Everything easy peasy - no challenges apart from whether you can be bothered to last the course. I couldn't. Suitable for a small child only.
August 29, 2012