Love Chronicles: The Sword and The Rose
This is my favorite kind of game!
Not too hard, not too easy, with beautiful graphics and interesting challenges.
May 9, 2012
Visually my kind of game!
Since I realized that how a game looks overrides how good of a story it has, let me just say that I love this game! The story starts out promising but then just sort of falls flat and never really picks up until the end. Which, by that time, is too late for those who demand great storylines from their games. But I'm just a casual player who plays for recreation and relaxation and want to enjoy looking at every scene I come across. With that said, this is just a gorgeously rendered game done in mostly pastel shades. I was sold from just looking at the preview and the thumbnail of the sleeping tree, but being a wise consumer, I always play the one hour trial and read the reviews prior to buying. And I wasn't disappointed.
There's so much whimsical attention given to this game with the above said tree and the house with the moving legs, for example. And the hidden object scenes are a combination of the traditional scattered kind, a certain number of same item, and fragmented objects to be assembled to make larger objects. The puzzles are varied and challenging and each colorful scene is just a joy for me to sit and stare at. I almost feel like I am looking at pictures from an art gallery. The colors are muted and understated which make the game stand out from others and it was such a satisfying experience to play.
September 23, 2012
My kind of game
If you are looking for a challenge this might not be the game for you but if you like a good combination of storytelling, puzzles and finding you will enjoy this game.
March 11, 2012
I played the hour trial. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the challenge of the game. The story was good and graphics beautiful. I found it very fun, engrossing and pleasant to play.
February 14, 2012
I played on expert mode, great level of difficulty for an intermediate player. The graphics were very nice even if a little dark, but no over the top creepiness if you're tired of the horror stories.
Many HO scenes require you to put a contraption together after you find all the parts, which adds something fun and different.
Hints are very helpful, if you're not in the right scene they'll show you a picture of the scene you need to get to and accurately direct you to the next action.
The game is hardly a sappy love story thank goodness, I'm not sure why it's called Love Chronicles at all, but more so a prince trying to free an island from a witch's black magic.
The journal is helpful and really pretty, like a scrapbook, although it's out of order at times and shows things you haven't even done yet.
August 12, 2012
Really Fun HOG
Fun game and story. Less HOG then most.
February 3, 2012
I LOVED THIS GAME
I am not that skilled of a gamer yet so this one is perfect for my taste, I like doing the hidden object areas, there are nice outdoor scenes and inside is well designed also. When my hour was up I said .....NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO think I will buy this one, it is on sale too. I like the Love Chronicles stories and designs. Try it out
March 14, 2013
A Terrific Game!
This game was a perfect mix. Lots of really good games,
not excessive with the HOS, most of which were reasonably
clear. There was no map which I usually like, but in this game it added a little more challenge. The hint button recharged fairly quickly and could be used during the game,
directing you to a room where something needed to be done.
It was only a picture of the room so you had to remember where it was or move around some until you stumbled onto it..lol
A game I will be able to play again.
March 7, 2013
got so involved wanted to finish, this is a great game that keeps you guessing until the end!
October 17, 2012
This is a game I totally enjoyed. I didn't play the first one in the series so can't make a comparison but this second game is excellent.
It has beautifully drawn & colored artwork and a cohesive storyline, although not a unique one. For the most part the hint system sufficed yet there were a few times I couldn't figure out what to do next & the hints didn't help. Thank goodness for WT's. The gameplay had some very unique and imaginative visuals and things to do. One example is the embroidery-it actually seemed I was doing a cross-stitch, which is something I enjoy doing. And the 'mobile home' - what a creative idea that was!
I may have to try the first game in this series and I'm hoping for another sequel. As a COTW, this game is a steal and I highly recommend it.
October 1, 2012