Grim Tales: The Bride Collector's Edition
Not for me
I enjoy adventure games and put up with the inevitable HOS for the other puzzles and the story lines. Unfortunatly, Grim Tales: The Bride CE didn't really have a strong story line and it comes across as rather disjointed. It was almost like one person started developing the game, and someone else came behind them and finished it. Outside of it's flimsiness, there were way too many HOS for me. I would finish one, get an object to unlock a previous puzzle...which lead to another HOS. Often they were back to back. The graphics for the HOS were pretty 'cut-and-paste' as well, and it almost seems as if the developers went back to add additional details later. All in all, I never really got into the game. It was like a chore that I felt I had to finish because I'd paid for it.
July 1, 2012
Pile After Pile of HOS Junk....
Grim Tales: The Bride started off well but quickly descended into tedium. The graphics are very nice, and the storyline was promising. My issue is that it's basically a two-puzzle game - you end up searching through endless HOS junk piles, and every scene has item after item for which you need to find some sort of "key" - a medallion or emblem of some sort, usually. The interactive puzzles aren't very challenging. Pretty soon every scene was playing out exactly the same: there's a box/safe/chest/door that needs some sort of specially-shaped "key", and there are one or two HOS to sort through to find various bits. An interactive map would have been welcome, as running back and forth from room to room was a chore. The abrupt ending didn't help matters.
I bought the collector's edition but for the first time since joining Big Fish 100+ games ago, I don't think I'm going to bother with the bonus chapter. All in all, a big disappointment and not worth the money.
April 23, 2014
I could not wait to finish the game.
The usual puzzles. No map for teleporting. All items are as far as possible apart for use so it is all clicking and clicking an clicking and clicking to backtrack back and forth. The boat ride several times was so boring. Puzzles were super easy or hard to understand what the objective was. Lots and lots of HO segments so much so that I who usually love HO segments just wanted to get it all over with. Music okay, but story was loosely woven together. Might have been considered good a few years back, but not in 2012 or 2013. I do not recommend this game standard or CE.
May 15, 2013
While this is a well developed game, I found it to be a real drag to play. Lots of back and forth with little rhyme or reason. A good in-play HINT button is the only thing that saved me from this agony. The HOS are OK, but they have some tiny, well-hiden objects to annoy one. The puzzles are sometimes difficult with a saving grace of a fast SKIP button. The story is lame at best with an awful, abrupt ending. I thought maybe the bonus chapter would help resolve the ending, but, alas, it was dumber than the main story. I sure feel that I wasted good $ on this dog.
June 15, 2012
The puzzles are ridiciolus. They are not clearly explained in info as how to complete them. The story is boring and incomplere.
This game has you going from one end to complete a hidden object then running back where you just came from to do another thing, then back again to do something else. All you do is go back and forth.
Hidden objects are very easy to find. Puzzles to hard to have fun with then. Do not reccomend.
June 13, 2012
Elephant Games Overdoses on HOGS Without A Plot
Hands down, this is the WORST CE I've EVER played! It has the most BORING plot (really NO plot to speak of!), not to mention a sickening overabundance of HOGS filled with tiny, dark images in ultra-crowded scenes (creating severe eye strain, regardless of one's usual visual acuity level). There are at least 50 - 60 HOGS, in this game, not to mention at least 30 different puzzles, many of which have poor instructions, so are nearly impossible to understand, let alone complete.
There's almost no music to speak of and the pace of the story is so incredibly slow (since you're stuck having to complete HOG after HOG after HOG, every 2 - 3 minutes, or so), that I was DESPERATE to have it come to an end! The fact that there are at least 50 different rooms or scenes, for one to have to keep walking back and forth between (without a map or "jumping device" included to simplify the process), added to the misery and tedium of the game. There is NOTHING "Adventurous" about this game. It's the same dull routine repeated over and over and over again, without any true point or excitement, along the way.
This is TRULY a "GRIM" affair, quite unusual for the Elephant Team to have royally BOMBED on. Grade "D".
June 10, 2013
Great game... but got bored!
I played the free trial based on all the incredible reviews this is getting, and I was all excited about it, but I only got forty minutes into it, only onto the second memory before I just called it quits.
Not recommended, I lost interest after only a little over half an hour!
February 7, 2013