A Must Have Game for HOG and Adventure Lovers
The trial version did no justice. Thought game was for children at first, but was I wrong. Game develops a good story line that begins with an tragic, unhappy incident, yet, progresses along the sci-fi realm. The sky was the limit in creativity and imaginations! Artwork was terrific--such talent!
November 28, 2011
This is an excellent game!
This was a lot of fun. I loved the artwork and the storyline right up to the ending. I thought a major detail in the end of the story didn't work but I probably care more about the story than most. The whole rest of the game was exceptional!
December 2, 2011
A wonderful game
This is a game I beta tested & was pleased to see it finally released as this is a lovely game; the graphics very clear & sharp, the artwork was a little ?twee? in the beginning but once you leave the house it becomes rather surreal in tone; it is quite beautiful & filled my widescreen. There are some really lovely details ? my mouse touched some bottles hanging in a tree & they tinkled.
You have a journal with a map showing where you are & where there are any tasks to complete, it is not interactive so you will have to walk between scenes but this gives more time to appreciate how enchanting they are.
The hint recharges in around 30 seconds on easy mode & 1 minute 45 seconds on hard. On easy mode items of interest glint & there are very large sparkles to show the H0 scenes; unfortunately these large sparkles also appear in hard mode, I would have wished them to be less intrusive.
The hidden object scenes are excellent as there are interactive items & the mini games are not too hard although they do not come with instructions so you may need to use the hint.
There are 33 origami figures to find throughout the game; I always love it when there is a game long task. Make sure you scrutinise the scenes as they are not always easy to see at first glance.
Unfortunately there is no voiceover however the music suits the game & the background sounds are nice enough. Definitely a game to try.
January 21, 2012
Like others, I thought the game was geared to children at the beginning. Then the storyline took a weird twist and the subject matter became too intense for young kids. A couple of occurrences took me by surprise and one had me feeling kind of sick but chuckling at the same time. One word popped into my head at the moment: "twisted." Found the unexpected appearance of one particular origami pretty funny, too. There was an "awww" moment at the end. The gameplay was relatively easy and the artwork clear. The game itself took only a couple of enjoyable hours to complete.
December 31, 2011
Some good points and some bad points.
I did find this a reasonably good game, but perhaps a bit too easy.I'm not sure what age group this is aimed at. The main character, Emily is 7 years old. I would have thought that the game was aimed at children except that some of the content is quite scary and disturbing. The graphics were also confusing. Most of the time they were excellent, but other times it just looked like a hand-drawn cartoon. There was a good hint system and a useful map. I think I will recommend the game for it's overall performance, but maybe not for anyone who wants a challenge.
December 20, 2011
Reminds me of the same quality as The Drawn series
I really loved this game! My only quibble with it was that I managed to detect all the hidden origami figures, but still couldn't access the bonus puzzle mentioned in the tutorial.
Evidentally, that's only part of The Collector' Edition. Still, a
hugely entertaining game that i look forward to playing again.
December 11, 2011
another challenging, colorful, dramatic, game
This was fun. Hubby and I like doing these together when we are free to do so. It is challenging enough that you struggle in places to find the objective. We only found 31 of the 33 origami but overall enjoyed the game. The characters made us laugh at times, and some of the tricky twists and turns had us temporarily stymied. Then when the solution revelaed itself, we would chuckle at the absurdity. Fun, colorful, and not boring at all. I do have to mention the storyline is odd... but the game is good.
December 31, 2011
Very impressed with storyline
As I've played many HOG's now, I find myself being dissatisfied and unfullfilled at the end of many games because the story ended weak. This story wasn't at all disappointing at the end! So as not to spoil anything that's all I will say but this ending actually seemed to reward the efforts of the game and completely resolved the story.
The graphics in this were amazing! Some very beautiful artwork in this one. This has to be one of my favorites I've played so far.
February 13, 2012
Very imaginative game. Fun. Well worth buying
November 14, 2011
Nightmare Realm is great fantasy!
Enjoyed the story, and the puzzles weren't that difficult. I need to start a new profile for advanced play if for no other reason than to collect all 33 origami shapes - only got 29!
December 28, 2011