Grim Tales: The Bride
very good game for it's age
I just finished playing the game, as it was the only grim tale I never played.
The story is very good, I really felt for the girl! The story gripped me from the start and kept my interest until the end. You feel really rushed to save your sister, and the end is really good.
The graphics are beautiful, cutscenes not very impressive, but of course we are spoiled lately.
No voice-overs, I missed that a bit.
This game has been released quite a few years ago, and for that time is spectacular! You will still have lots of fun! There a lot of puzzles that were easy to quite challenging!
I absolutely recommend this game!
July 28, 2013
I love grim tales games..I own everyone..I will purchase everyone that comes out w/o even playing the demo!!..Clean crisp HOS'S,great story line,hint is helpful and the lenght is just great!!...Hey Devs..Keep the grims coming~!!...Happy gaming fishies!!
February 7, 2013
Puzzles and visuals were good
You are off to save your twin sister from a sinister situation!
Innovative puzzles plus gorgeous visuals and ambience (realistic rain and snow) drew me in to this one. Unfortunately in the end the threadbare storyline let it down, leaving me feeling a little hollow inside after finishing it. Too much use of keys & locks really dulled the gameplay, especially towards the end.
There were moments of creative inventory item use which had me smiling, but these were rare in the second half of the game. Glitch alert -- quite a few of the puzzles had reset buttons which did not work properly.
Admittedly however, I was hooked on this game and finished in hour-long spurts (total 4-5 hours). I also liked the big and colourful hidden object scenes ? no eye strain :) Hints also told you exactly what you needed to do.
I?d recommend this game to puzzle-lovers, and you?ll enjoy it as long as you don?t take the story or game too seriously! Giving this 3.5 stars.
November 5, 2012
Good Game Deplorable Ending - Get the CE & save on frustration.
Overall this is not a bad game, but the ending was atrocious, the game simply stopped.......very frustrating. I understand the proper ending was included as the bonus in the CE version, which is disappointing - bonus means extra, not completion!
As I said though overall, not a bad game. Nice visuals & sound, interesting puzzles. A bit of running back & forth, but not to badly. If the ending wasn't so bad, I would rate it higher.
January 29, 2012
Okay to try, but not to buy
Looked at the reviews and thought to give it a try.
Enjoyed the story line and was good to find out that the scavenger hunt aspect of the game was actually pertinent to the story, however, there is too much running back and forth for my liking. The hidden object aspect of this game was an afterthought and lacking in my opinion. Some of the mini-games were challenging.
The free trial offer was not an hour and did not convince me enough to buy this game.
December 3, 2011
Too much going back & forth between scenes
There is a lot going for this game; it is from Elephant Games, one of my favourites, there are stunningly beautiful graphics & 3 modes of gameplay. Easy with lots of sparkles, glints, a hint that recharges in about 15 seconds & a hint that tells you exactly what to do next to boot. Advanced mode, no sparkles anywhere & a fiendish Hardcore mode, no sparkles, no mini game skips & no hints.
The mini-games were relatively easy & I love the cursor ? it turns into a beautifully slender & elegant hand on objects to pick up.
The diary tells you the story of the game although it does little else, unfortunately no voiceovers but????.I have never had to go back & forth so many times in a game, there is no interactive map so you can?t jump to scenes; you just walk back again & again & again ad infinitum.
I would buy at a sale price & keep for a rainy day when I have run out of games to play but this does not rock my world
January 7, 2012
Just finished this game. It was pretty long, nice graphics, good story. The HOS were clear however most of them were a junkpile. Lots of running back and forth. I usually don't mind that but seemed a lot in this game, once you get an item you need to go back where you just came from. The ending was horrible, it just ended and kind of left me hanging. Not too impressed with that
January 22, 2012
I enjoyed this game. The graphics were decent. The many puzzles were moderate to difficult but fairly typical. There is a skip option. It was a little heavy on the HOS. More than I prefer. However, they were not very time consuming and the other tasks kept it moving along. The Hint button informs you of your next move but does not assist with navigation. Unfortunately, there is not a map for reference. I am weak in this area. I get lost easily but I had no problems. You follow your sister's memories. When one memory is completed it opens a new location. The story was interesting but slow and under developed. I would have liked game play to be a little more involved with the plot. Other Grim Tales reviews led me to trying the first of this series. I imagine they only get better. No regrets. I look forward to the next one.
April 10, 2013
The HOS part was challenging, but the puzzles were confusing. The instructions for the puzzles were not clear so I ended up skipping many of them. Hated the ending!
December 27, 2011
An OK Game, but ending was 'So-So'
I thouroughly enjoyed this game, a couple of elements that I didn't like. The clown in the theatre was freaky, and the ending, I thought it ended rather abruptly, just you saved your sister, and she smiles, thats it, kind of boring. What happened with Grey and Luisa?
March 11, 2012