Excellent game for all levels of players
Short but still good, linear and not too much back and forth. Map is available, not interative though. No VOs so look forward to light reading. Look at everything and ignore nothing, even the strangest things can be valuable tools. I loved the imagination aspect used in the storyline and the theme of going from childhood to adulthood. The puzzles can be fairly challenging and the HOS had the added interactive aspect to find objects. Graphics are a little on the cartoonish side but I think it gives it added charm and quality to the storyline.
May 6, 2012
I felt the artwork was great!!
November 22, 2011
Kid/Adult who is it for?
This game is very strange in that I can't figure out who it is playing to. The graphics are beautiful but lean toward the juvenile as does the storyline at first. However, as the story continues and ends it seems just a little creepy.
The HOs are easy but have a lot of clever interaction. The puzzles are very simple. This is definitely a beginner game, but not necessarily a children's game. It was also very short. I completed it quickly, way under what I would consider average length.
I really don't think it is worth full price maybe as a DD.
January 20, 2012
A Wonderful Way to Spend an afternoon!
I found the story for this game grabbing me in very quickly and although there was a childlike innocence to some of the beginning spots it quickly became evident that this wasn't a game for small children.
The PROS and CONS for me were:
-excellent JOURNAL to give you the back story and clues you need and the MAP was wonderful to point you on you way if you didn't know where to go next.
-When you are desperate and must resort to a hint this HINT SYSTEM is wonderful for getting you back on track quickly.
- My biggest let down for this game was no voice overs from the characters. Just using real actors voices would take many 4 star games to 5 star ones just by that little addition. The human voice can create so many wonderful and creepy emotions and you really notice the difference in a game with speaking characters.
If this game had speaking characters I would have given it a 5 without hesitation. However, it still well earned the 4 that I gave it for an over all great time.
I love collecting things in a game so collecting the origami was a fun plus and the little trick with the tinkling bottles made me smile. All in all, a game worth playing!
October 19, 2012
FUN FANTASY GAME!
This game is well worth the purchase. Lots of fun HOS & interactive tasks to do. Storyline is ok. You have to save your Daughter who was taken to some kind of otherworld. Beautiful scenes and graphics. I played the hard mode and still found it to be pretty easy. Beginners and Intermediates will find it challenging.
July 16, 2012
A cute story!
This game is really a peace of art! The graphics are wonderful! I like the story (it's so positive in the end). There is a map that shows you where there is a task. The journal is helpful. The HOS are very clear. The puzzles are easy. The only downside for me is that it could have been longer; it took me a little less than 2.5 hours to finish. But all in all, I enjoyed the time spent!
June 24, 2012
I LOVED THIS GAME!!!
I found this game REALLY GREAT to play -- alot of walking around but for some reason, for me in THIS game, it didn't bother me at all.
There were a few times that I got stuck but the hint button was ALWAYS able to steer me in the right direction and onward, I went.
Remember, to collect all your origami characters (look ALL AROUND -- up, down, and all over) and DON'T forget to give the girl her present and WATCH her open it.
Know that, IF you've already picked up ALL the origami figures in a scene -- I think I had 1 scene wherein I collected 3 but definitely in some scenes 2 -- when you return to it there'll not be more to collect.
I found this to be a VERY commonsense-type game in which the items you had in your inventory were actually used in ways that you'd think to use them and I think that's one of the reasons why I enjoyed this game so much is because I didn't have to run to the walkthrough (except for 2x) and then go huh? you're using this tool how?
The ending cut scene is very cute despite its beginning.
June 10, 2012
A Great Story for Parents
This game was an unexpected pleasure. It started out much the same as other hidden object games, with a disappearance and a search. The artwork was colorful and exotic, if a bit too cartoonish, and the background music was largely uninspiring. The puzzles were easier than in the average game, but did have some nice variations, such as placing objects behind doors and having the player complete a number of mini-tasks to find an ultimate listed item. The game's real claim to fame, however, is the story ending. I won't give any of it away, but it involves sacrifice, and if you're a parent, this will almost bring tears to your eyes. It was enough to make me play it again.
May 27, 2012
The best hidden object game yet!!
WoW! I was absolutely enthralled by this game. I don't think I have played a better one yet. The graphics are absolutely beautiful beyond words, the story was wonderful, touching and made me want to cry. The HOS are somewhat challenging, things are a bit tricky to find sometimes. The puzzles are also somewhat difficult, but not to the point of frustration, they just require some thought. The hint button gives you suggestions if you are not sure where to go or what to do, and it recharges fairly quickly. I do not think there was anything wrong with the game at all other than the fact because I was enjoying it so much, I wish it would have been longer. In all actuality, the game is a decent length, you definately get your money's worth. I highly recommend this game for players of all ages.
May 23, 2012
Pretty good-looking for a nightmare
The things I liked the most about this game are the beautiful graphics and the fun dream worlds that you get to visit. The story was pretty interesting too as you uncover letters throughout the game that makes the characters who are helping you seem to be untrustworthy; it was a good way to introduce a little intrigue into the game.
Both the location and hidden object scenes are really beautiful. All of the characters and animals are also done well, and you get a good sense of them being alive and having real personalities. There was a good variety of puzzles but nothing really new--fun to play nonetheless. The map and journal are also well done, consistent with the high quality graphics throughout the game. The map indicates rooms in which you can take actions so you can check it if you get stuck.
I appreciated the optional "side quest" of collecting hidden origami. However, I didn't know until I looked at the walkthrough that finding them unlocked instructions for folding different types of origami.
While the story was interesting (and had one very cool and satisfying plot element that was hinted at throughout the game), the ending left me feeling a little baffled and wanting to know more about the reveal.
May 22, 2012