Twisted Lands: Insomniac Collector's Edition
I did not care for this game
The story line seemed jumpy, one moment you were in a hospital trying to break out, then you were hallucinating, then you were dealing with evil ghosts. The story was just in too many places, and lacked the continuity needed to draw me in.
I also found the puzzles too easy, and the tasks needed to progress the story did not fit the story line very well. Overall it was just a confusing and boring mess.
April 14, 2012
Very much mainstream, in all respects
Not bad, but too much mainstream to my liking. There is nothing new or surprising, not in the storyline, not in the puzzles, not in the graphics...
Moreover, HOS get repeated, puzzles are quite easy ... I finished the whole of the game - CE - main game and bonus game in a matter of hours, which I find way too short for a CE.
Anyway, I cannot say that it's a complete waste of money or time, because the graphics, sound and gameplay are OK after all, but I would advise to buy the SE, or to wait for a sales offer before purchasing this game.
And for the tender hearted: don't worry; there is absolutely nothing nightmarish about the entire game.
August 5, 2012
I would have, but...........
I played this trial, but never bought the game. Then it went on sale and I downloaded it and saw that I had played all but 6 minutes (not fully remembering the game play itself) of the trial and was eager to make the purchase knowing if I had played to that extent, it must be interseting, to say the least, so I was going to finish the trial, but when I tried, I saw that the trial ended NOT in the allotted 60 minutes, but after a certain point in the game, and it did not let me finish the trial. Hence a sale lost....
August 4, 2012
This was an awesome game.... but... There are 2 modes of play, casual and expert. Play on Expert. Even if you dont think you can play through this in that mode, Im telling you, you can. I chose casual, as I do with most games, because I consider myself an intermediate. On casual, this game literally held your hand through start to finish. There was no challenge at all. I changed modes within the hour.
Integrated SG, but was not needed, not once, and Im the type of player that looks up the walkthrough at once in any game. Not this one.
Graphics were cool, V/O were nice, not many HOs which I loved, but the only problem was that when I did play the HOs, they were sooooooooo easy that I completed within a minute. Seriously, a minute.
The gamed seemed short although it wasnt. I believe it felt that way because like I said, the game held your hand throughout.
This is a great game for beginners who are just learning. I recommend this game, but not for the experts.
August 16, 2012
Wow! This game was great!
Wow! This game was great! I really enjoyed it from start to finish (and couldn't wait to continue playing the next day!) I am eagerly waiting to play the next Twisted Lands game!
January 5, 2012
Great game...GREAT STORY!!!
Loved this game...The story was great, and I really liked how the CE bonus story added to the storyline (but it was REALLY short)! Loved the puzzles, not too many HOG's. There is a lot of back of forth movement, but I didn't get confused. 2 thumbs up to the developer...keep 'em comin'!
August 5, 2012
I have very mixed emotions on this game. The storyline captured me right away and some of the art was very good. Some things started to make me wonder, especially when the lady's husband's picture came on. His eyes made him look dangerously psychotic and I just did not like looking at him.
Switching from one place in time to another at odd intervals was well done and built my appetite for mystery. I began operating on two levels in very different times. The challenge was very interesting.
The best way I can describe the final effect on me would be like a man dying of thirst and all he could find to drink is salt water. The salt water can fill your stomach but the body will refuse to hold onto it. The end of it is, you're still dying of thirst but, now you're in more misery than you were to begin with!
I still recommend the game if you are a die hard for mystery and intrigue. I would like much more clarification as to the mysteries I worked so hard on to reach a conclusion!
September 24, 2012
Ok, So after suffering through the first game, Twisted Lands: Shadow Town, I finally got to play the game I initially wanted to play. And how glad I am that I stuck through it all!
First, let me start off by saying that I was less than thrilled playing Shadow Town. Its game play was redundant way too many HOS and far to few mini games. However, I thought that the story line was great, and it led into Insomniac perfectly. As uncommitted as I was to Shadow Town, I strongly suggest new players to the series to play that game first, before playing Insomniac. You will thank me that you did.
Anyways, onto this game. I hate reading reviews that spoil too much so I will not do that. What I will say is, I have never rated a game with 5 stars, until Insomniac. I am a picky gamer. I require a well balanced game, and this one delivered. Balanced means an equal dosage of quality storyline, mini games, and HO's.. The first game lacked the mini games which are my preference as I am a puzzle fan. In fact now that I think about it, Insomniac had kind of a Professor Leighton feel to it, well with HO's of course.
After playing this game, play Origins. Once you finish Origins, you will feel like this series has had a good beginning middle and end (even though the end is actually the beginning, go figure).
September 24, 2012
Fun to Play
I started this game immediately after Twisted Lands: Shadow Town. It continued the tale of Shadow Town but some parts are still unclear to me. The ending in particular puzzled me. I liked how the puzzles were easier than Shadow Town. The "zoom-in" scenes were deactivated once you were done interacting with them - an improvement over the prequel. Less spooky than the first game too. I like this series so much, I'm going to play Twisted Lands:Origin after I write this review :)
September 21, 2012
I played it twice and loved it. It wasn't too hard, the graphics were one of the best in a game I've seen in a game, it was realy injoyable and the storyline was confusing but realy cool. I'd rate this five stars if you like scary things and are good at puzzles then you should buy it, But never play it in the dark.
September 7, 2012