Love Chronicles: The Sword and the Rose Collector's Edition
A Differing Opinion
Since it's on sale and people will be wondering if it's worth it, and few other reviews to guide you, I'm offering my experience of the standard edition and the trial of the strategy guide of this game to help.
There's not much more than that in the CE anyway, although the other reviewers seem pleased with the bonus game.
The SG seems helpful enough, certainly will get you through any tricky spots. With the exception of the contraptions, where I think it could have been more detailed. For some reason, the hero is required to make a lot of weird inventions to progress in the game. Really couldn?t see the point myself.
Outside HO scenes, the hint was a direction to the right location, which I thought was a good in-between help, neither too much nor too little, and so I had no real use for the SG. The game wasn?t hard.
The Main Game: the introduction was a bit sappy, but I expected that from a game with Love Chronicles in its title. The game itself wasn?t a romance at all. It was your typical fairy tale storyline, admittedly. Handsome prince (that?s you) rescues beautiful princess from evil witch. But there the romance ends.
And for most of the game, there is no real feeling of pursuing a goal. It took quite a bit of digging around before the first HO scene appeared and you could start feeling you?re achieving anything. After that the gameplay was well paced, and a decent length.
The visuals are passable but not up to par. And the HO scenes have much of their colour washed out, making for uninspiring searching. The music bugged me too, it didn?t add anything to the atmosphere and became repetitious. There was no voiceover, and no interaction with other characters, little animation, all of which made the game feel a bit flat.
There are plenty of mini-puzzles and HO scenes, none of them too taxing, and some variations of the ?find 20 roses? kind. The Guide did remind me that there are also ?return the items? HOs as well, and that the game includes collectibles (rose petals with magic powers). There was also a scene where you panned around with cursor hover. I like cinematic touches.
In all, nothing terribly wrong with this one, and others may enjoy it, but not inspirational, and certainly not up to today?s CE standards, which is why I won?t be recommending it.
March 26, 2013
Good, but not great!
After playing other games and then this one, kind of a letdown. Only highlights of the game were the HO"S! They didn't put a lot of detail in their graphics, colors were bland! No voices, just reading their communication. Short game also! The bonus game wasn't bad, I think that had a little more "zip" than the main story! Some of the HO'S were dark and you really had to look. Some you could not see and had to use the hint button. No map!
March 27, 2013
I loved this game until it failed to save everything from yesterday's playtime. Now have to start all over....not a happy player BF! Other than that important issue...great graphics, fun games. Miss the voice overs tho'
May 29, 2014