Grim Tales: The Bride Collector's Edition
The Grim Tales series is pretty popular and this is where it all starts. I LOVE Elephant games they are fantastic and they prove it with this game. Now at first your demon guide was bit of "Oh, hi there I'm a demon let me help you." Random to say the least but as you went through the game and learned more of the story it started to make a little bit more sense though there was a moment or two I wanted to smack my forehead but just as many that I wanted to say 'oh snap'. Now I don't think the characters were the best looking but they made it work and it was a really fun game. I did find need of the SG at some points so it was useful but really the bonus chapter wasn't so I'm split on if the CE is worth the buy but I do recommend either the SE or CE of this game ^_^
July 17, 2012
Beautiful, with a few technical issues
This game had a great story, and the imagery was superb. The length was good (quite long, and the bonus game in the CE edition made for another hour or so of good play).
I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I didn't understand some of the mini games (although there's no penalty for skipping), and because there was no interactive map. To be fair, most action scenes weren't more than 4 or 5 clicks away.
Overall, very well done and entertaining.
November 4, 2012
A good time
This game was fun and engaging, but I do have a mixed review.
What I liked about this game is that game play was quite long, the graphics were beautiful and the music and sound effects were tastefully done. I played on expert mode and found that the adventure, HO scenes and puzzles were challenging enough without being too difficult or frustrating. Also, for me the bonus chapter was one of the most fun and enjoyable parts of the game.
There were two things that I did not enjoy about this game:
1. The first was that the HO scenes are completely random, junk piles that don't relate to the game. It's almost as if someone else designed the bonus chapter, because the HO scenes there were much less cluttered and random.
2. Endlessly running back and forth between scenes. This usually isn't something that bothers me in this genre of games, but in this game it did. The game play is largely divided into stand-alone "chapters". A lot of the game play was finding an object at one scene in a chapter and then having to run all the way to the other end of the chapter to use the object which would then give you another object that required you to run all the way to the other end of the chapter to use, endlessly back and forth, to and fro. Thankfully there are only 5 to 8 scenes to a chapter, so it wasn't too far to go; but I finally got to a point where if I ever got stuck I just went to the farthest scene from where I found an object and usually that was where it needed to be used.
In spite of the two things I didn't like about the game, overall I did find it to be a good game that I would recommend, especially the bonus chapter.
June 18, 2012
Grim Tales: the Bride CE
I liked the advertisment and I practically bought it without playing the demo, turns out it is not as great as I expected. Yes, the storyline is nice and the graphics are excellent, but I felt something missing. There is no creepiness or sudden feeling to it, and you are basically just go finding items in the HOG and solve mini games but luckily it's successor, the Legacy is super awesome!
June 9, 2012
I am enjoying playing the Bride collector's Edition
January 27, 2013
fun hidden object/puzzle game
I really enjoyed the free trial!
January 12, 2012
"Grim tales" is not so grim after all...
I played the demo and based on that I can say that it is OK HO game. It reminds me of other games that have the same formula, nothing new and exciting with this game, have a storyline of you saving the day, playing HO scenes get items and place them in the proper places in various scenes. Graphics are good, sometimes objects can be to small for me to locate but for the most part they are good. Collector edition has a strategy guide and it helps when you get stuck, I used it, it is well made. Hint option functions well, music is a matter of a personal taste, for me it was bearable nothing more or less. no bugs no glitches, smooth gameplay. I definitely recommends to try the demo see if it's something that will get you hooked.
June 7, 2012
Good Storyline & Graphics; GREAT Puzzles
LOVE HO games but most new ones have too much back and forth between locations. (ex: acquire an object then back out 3 times. Use object then go forward 4 times).
How about more games like the original MCF Huntsville.
I did enjoy the variety of puzzles in this game but some were unclear as to what had to be done.
July 19, 2012
Lacked A Lot of Things
This game lacked the excitement I was looking for. I didn?t really enjoy it. Here are my thoughts on the game:
Built-In Strategy Guide
Quickly recharging hint
The hint told you exactly what you needed to do, but on the flip side, didn?t tell you how to get to the place you needed to go
Wasn?t very enjoyable
The amount of things that needed you to find two parts
The Puzzles- They were extremely annoying and it took the skip a while to warm up
Overall, this game really bored me. I don?t think it?s collector?s edition worthy, and I'm glad I trialled it.
May 22, 2012
Just couldn't get into it!
I tried several times to play this game, but it just couldn't hold my attention. The storyline is very draggy and the one character I ran into, during the 2 chapters of gameplay I forced myself through, added very little to the storyline. I found that there was minimal addition to the storyline during gameplay as well. There are 3 modes of gameplay, casual, advanced & hardcore. The music was pleasant and fitting for the atmosphere. There is a diary, but no map. I don't, however, think a map is needed. The inventory items found within a chapter are, for the most part, used within that chapter. There's tons of backtracking in a particular chapter, but the chapter areas are not large and have very few rooms/areas. The puzzles were easy, and the ones I came across required hardly any thought at all. The HOS are junkpile and almost look "cut and paste". The objects are not difficult to locate. The other graphics in this game, however, are beautiful. I'm sure I will try to play, and complete, this game sometime in the future, but not any time soon.
January 12, 2012