Empress of the Deep 2: Song of the Blue Whale
Fun But Weird.
I hardly know how to categorize this game. I truly enjoyed it if only for the Zen-like "I had no idea what to do or where to go next but it doesn't matter because somehow I got through it anyway" quality and the unembarrassed, exuberantly garish graphics.
The puzzles are not terribly challenging and some of the hidden objects appear to be victims of translation ambiguity, but a little random clicking produces some awesomely entertaining results with (AFAICT) no consequence. Be aware that there are segments in which the objects are tiny or so camouflaged as to be nearly undetectable, but not so many as to make the game annoying. The storyline is formulaic but not really distracting I guess.
The hints function is overly helpful for adults but may be just the thing for kids 7-10 years old. Frankly, I think that demographic is probably the one most likely to enjoy this game to the fullest. If I had young children at home I think it would be a wonderful way to share a colorful fantasy romp with them. Not sure I would pay more than $2.99 for it, but your mileage may differ. :-)
May 16, 2012
I may be spoiled, but this was sloooow, too many really basic puzzles, mediocre HO's, and not enough of anything to keep my attention or give me some enjoyment. It was boring and very tiring.
February 22, 2012
Amazing graphics but very repetitive and simple puzzles and obvious game play.
March 1, 2012
this had the making of a great game.the graphics were good..time was spent running back and forth from place to place.wish i had tried the trial version first,before purchasing it..
February 8, 2012
Game with an older feel to it
That is not a good thing to say as the graphics looked like they were among the first created for an adventure game. The storyline was simple and the rooms had many that only had one item to find.
Not really challenging either other than the hard to see HOGs at times.
It was an OK game but not anything I would set out to pay money for. I did get it as a freebie and it passed the time.
Again, passed the time, OK and meh are not glowing reviews for a game.
September 6, 2013
Empress of the Deep 2
The game was too much fantasy for me. It's hard to use logic and reason when everything is magical. There's no sense of humor throughout the game, no witty banter, and nothing special happens when you click around the rooms. The graphics seemed like an older-style game. The difficulty of HO was nice, not to easy and not too hard. There was a bit more creepiness toward the end than i would have liked, but not as bad as most ghost buster HO games. HO scenes aren't revisited which was a plus. The game is separated into 4 "seasons" and their corresponding worlds but there was still a lot of running back and forth to free the children and all that nonsense. Overall I find myself missing the real world, but I'd recommend for those like me who like games without the scare-factor.
July 9, 2012
One of the worst games I have ever played
Let me start out by saying I love games by Big Fish. I have never had a bad one......UNTIL NOW. This was the worst game I have ever played. It almost seemed that they decided they needed to continue the story but really hadn't thought it out. Just reused the old game set and threw in a few pathetic new levels - just enough to say it was a "new" game. It really wasn't. You had to start out in the old game with all the old levels already done and try to find your way to the new stuff. There were hardly any new levels to play. I got so frustrated with the fact that it was so obviously built on the first level and that almost no thought had gone into the new levels that I quit. TURN YOUR SOUND OFF unless you want to scream in frustration at the ANNOYING VOICE OVER. It just grates on your nerves and drags out and drones on until you want to strangle someone. Please don't waste your money on this one.
June 30, 2012
Agree that it's probably better for kids
I have to admit up from that I only played about 10 minutes, but that was enough. I just can't get into a game that has me saving the "children in the sky from the evil empress." Particularly when it pretty much holds my hand throughout.
The one HOS I played was pathetically easy, and the one puzzle was so simple, I couldn't believe that I got it right.
The "Area Cleared" notice was particularly annoying. I should be allowed to waste my time looking around if I want to.
July 31, 2013
Having enjoyed the first one, I bought this with high hopes....oh dear!
The gameplay was slow, very predictable and also a short play time.
November 26, 2012
this game is boring. lame story line. It's just not fun.
June 26, 2012