Sacra Terra: Angelic Night Collector's Edition
Another great game from Alawar...
Bought this game from the CE sale and I'm quite satisfied with it. Although the storyline (someone abducted and put into mental hospital) is not somewhat original, the 7 deadly sins and demons that we have to conquer twists the plot and make it unique. The only problem with the game is that there is A LOT of backtracking and I don't think there is any map to put us through our desired scene and instead we have to click over and over. The beyond items are difficult to find and honestly I don't really know what they are for. The bonus chapter is interesting but not thorough, like who is the boy? there is very little explanation and I feel the extra ends just that.. the bonus chapter should have been better, IMHO. But overall this is a good game and everyone should try it.
April 18, 2012
A worthy Collector's Edition
Great graphics (the sole exceptions being the in-game Angel and demons, apparently drawn by a lesser talent), slick animations, enjoyable if unchallenging puzzles, and a moderate amount of hidden object games. The storyline didn't really engage but is just there to hang puzzles on, and serves that purpose adequately. The bonus game is one of those increasingly rare levels that's arguably worth the extra cost (along with the in-game strategy guide and the low-value extras like storyboards and concept art.) All in all, a good time.
December 11, 2011
Great Graphics, Intriguing Play
This game was very well done - the graphics and story line draw in the player and the use of tools found along the way is clever. Enjoy!
January 4, 2012
Loved the game ans the way it ended. Could not stop playing !
January 21, 2012
Spooky, Eerie Wonderful Game!
I have to say, I really liked this game quite a bit!! I only played the demo of the CE in casual mode, however, I did not finish the entire demo in the hour trial. That is saying something, as usually, I finish demos with time to spare!
The graphics are outstanding! Very realistic and well done cut scenes, of which there are many, but short, and it adds to the story. The music is beautiful, yet unobtrusive. There is only limited voice overs, of sound effects. The game play is smooth, and the scenes are clear and colorful. The story line is intriguing!! The SG is extremely helpful, as are the hints, that recharge quickly! Quite linear game, that makes you think, without being frustrating!
What I liked most about this game is looking for morphing objects throughout the game. Plus, your name is used in the reading materials, also throughout the game. The lightning shows your shadow in the scenes too! It's a spooky, creepy, eerie hospital game with paranormal compliments. The puzzles are great!! They are very creative, fun, and unique! Totally doable, and on the easier side. The HOS are clear, but the objects are TINY, and some are very well hidden, which is why I knocked off a star. The map is great, it shows you where you are, and if there are things to do there. The diary records all info and puzzle clues you collect along the way. Lots to do, and explore!
I would recommend this game for adults of all skill levels who have great eyes, and attention to detail, yet are not offended by occultism. Even in full screen, some of the HO are hard to find, as are the morphing objects. Aside from that, awesome game!!
December 26, 2011
The game was very interesting, clarity and color was excellent!
HO'S were dark but so many HO'S......wow!!! They did become somewhat boring! However, work that hard to get through a game to reach a conclusion........and there is none! As I said, very disappointing! Very!!!
May 18, 2013
Not a great game, unfortunately
Before playing "Angelic Night", I had played the beta to "Kiss of Death", and, since I liked the beta, I was expecting the first of the series to be great. Unfortunately, it wasn't, for me. Most people will love it, I'm sure of it, but for me this was an uninteresting and boring game, despite the high-production value.
- Way too many hidden objects scenes. I just hate this because it completely undermines my gaming experience. It makes playing the game a total pain and bore;
- Confusing storyline. I got most of it, but the way the story was told and unfolded made it confusing to now how it all really came to an hospital full of sinful demons. Not to mention that you never end up actually knowing what your character was doing there. Apparently, he was just a vessel to carry out the act until the end;
- The backtracking in this game is impossible! You have the map to tell you where you are and where you need to go, but you can't jump from one spot to the other, and the locations sometimes were miles away from each other! Another way to ruin the game for me;
- Great mysterious music;
- Nice graphics, as always;
- The locations are very beautiful, especially the garden where you find out how to summon a succubus;
- Beautiful concept art!
- The ending cutscene was really beautiful;
I'm not going to say if the Collector's Edition is worth it or not, because I didn't play the bonus chapter. I hit play, saw the cutscene, then I saw that there was a HO scene waiting for me already. Jesus, no. No more looking for objects, please! So I gave up.
I was expecting to love this game, what with all the great reviews and the screenshots, but I didn't.
The story is very thin and is confusingly told, a mess, really.
All the backtracking and the hidden objects totally detract from enjoying the game and so, this one wasn't good for me at all. I'll still recomend it, though, since I'm positively sure that most people will love it. Give "Angelic Night" a try and see for yourself.
April 27, 2013
OMG Will it ever end
I originally got the Kiss of Death of the same game and enjoyed it so I was looking forward to this one. You have a non-integrated map and are constantly backtracking to run across yet ANOTHER hos. 2/3 through the game and I had to have done 50 of them. The puzzles (what there are) are mindless. I believe hos are a means to an end but don't like them. These are poorly drawn and a strain on the eyes. I'm going to try to finish it because I paid for it, but that's the only reason.
April 2, 2014
to many hos and to much jumping around
way to many HOs and to much jumping around
September 8, 2012
Loved the other Sacra game (heart) so I played the trial for this one and immediately found it on the creepy side, but I had a coupon so I bought it hoping it would get bettter....bleh...this game is so boring and frustrating don't really care if I don't finish it. Plus the map is not interactive. You have to walk to one place to do one thing then walk somewhere else to do one more thing then back to another place..very redundant. The graphics are downright ugly and I could not play with the sound on cuz the noises are gross and disturbing. Save your money and time, skip this one!!
April 30, 2013