Grim Tales: The Bride
I enjoyed the game - such as it was. Too short, and some of the hidden objects were almost impossible to find.
Not much more than a 3 for me, but some may enjoy it.
January 19, 2012
It's Okay I guess...
- Menacing villain, evil, well drawn, sinister sounds, truly scary
- Flash-back theme works well
- Interesting & varied locations
- No punishments for missed clicks
- Can skip puzzles
- Tons of puzzles & HOS
- Game is very long
- Good graphics & sound
- Many frequent cut scenes
- Lack of characters made for quite a lonesome experience
- Almost every accomplishment leads to yet another HOS
- Quite a bit of back tracking
- Sometimes not knowing where to go next
- Seldom more than 1 or 2 objects in inventory makes for a linear game
- All the roaming & wandering prevented you from really getting into the full experience of the game
- There was LITERALLY No Ending. You clicked for the last move & got a still frame ending. No story resolve, no wrap up, nothing more...
The Bottom Line:
Sure there were a ton of good puzzles, tons of HOS, some interesting locations & some mediocre object exchange, but overall it just seemed like a bunch of puzzles thrown into an okay storyline. I wish there were more characters to talk with. I also wish there was less backtracking, perhaps by providing more objects to choose from at the same time. This probably would have prevented that one-trick pony feeling. And an ending would really have been nice.
The bottom line is there are far more better games out there (please see my other reviews) with more heart. And while this certainly is far from the worst I've played, I would recommend saving it for a rainy day.
August 25, 2012
I usually figure out 30 minutes in if I'm going to like a game. That being said, this one I knew in 15 that enough was enough, and it was just to....boring for me.
Nonetheless, here I am to review what I did find on this gem.
~GRAPHICS were good, but dark....the cutscenes aren't really cutscenes as much as just (for all I saw in the time I played# either one character on a loop 'talking'...or a flash of pictures.
~MUSIC I either have gone deaf at parts of the game, my sound card is faulty #I hope not :I#, or the simpler is that either the music is so low you really don't hear it or there isn't any. The voices with the cutscenes I can't honestly tell you if they match because the character you see all the time has his mouth covered. #lol#
~the PLOT is okay that I've seen, but there's so much walking that you want to scream by the end of a *vision*. It's mostly collecting one specific item to get onto the next one- because you're trying the demo, I'll mention the first...you've got to get the diary to get to the next vision...where #is it John?# proposed to her.
My decision to not buy was also based on the unresolved ending I've heard everyone complain about- something about you need to buy the CE to see the conflict resolved.
All in all, I definitely say try before you buy with this game.
June 1, 2013
Grim Tales: the Bride
The game and the puzzles were pretty good. I didn't like how it ended though. I never understood why she died. And what happened to the fiancee. ????? Will there be a part 2 as a finisher? I'll stay tuned.
August 3, 2012
Far to easy
I read the reviews first and thought they sounded good, but i am glad i didn't go ahead and buy it. Because i found it too easy, HO and the puzzles too. It's not that often i manage to compleat the 1 hour demo game, but is did and still had 2 mins to go,,,,,,,,so that is why I am saying it is easy.. But it is up to you out there to try the demo first as it may-be what you are looking for..Good luck xxx
June 22, 2012
Missing Sister! Puzzles! Intensity! Deus ex machina???
As far as puzzle challenge, I really enjoyed the game. They were not too hard, but not too easy either. The art is fantastic, and I appreciate the attention to detail.
I tend to play games for the story line, and this game wanted some serious explanation as to your mysterious guide and your family's past. The ending was quick and caught me by surprise since I thought more would be revealed. Good game, some plot holes.
February 18, 2012
If it would actually WORK, it'd be better....
Decided to give it a shot for the 1hr free trial.... A fun game until it decided to freeze up repeatedly and not work anymore. My Mac more than meets the minimum requirements. The game would be MUCH better if it actually worked for longer than 20 minutes.
November 26, 2011
Not 1 hr trial
Disappointed as I did not get to try this game for the full hour. Had only a short trial. Not going to buy if I can't get a decent trial first. Apart from that it seems to be a good HOS mystery game.
November 22, 2011
An ok game, but....
I rated it 3 because it was ok. It's certainly worth playing, but I'm glad I got it on sale.
The graphics are great, the HOS are fairly easy, the puzzles were a mix. Some required some thought others were easy.
A few things kept this from being a great game:
Number 1 is that there is no sound. No atmosphere noises, no voices, just noises when you click. I always turn off the music because it drives me crazy, so I can't speak to that.
There is no map and a LOT of places to remember. If you find a place where you need an object, it will almost always be 8 clicks and turns away. I just hate that.
Then storyline was week and the ending was very anticlimatic and abrupt. I always feel cheated when they do that.
So, with all that, even though it has pretty graphics and it was nice and long, I can't see this as anything more than an average game.
October 27, 2013
Wow - not as good as I thought it would be
I really liked the story line, so I purchased the game. It has a lot of chapters, and it's a good length, but some things I didn't like:
Way too many HOS. Every time you find an item and put it where it belongs, your reward is a HOS. There are tons of them. And they're standard HOS, not even mixed up (silhouettes, pieces of items, putting things back). They're all straight "find the object", words only.
The ending is SUCH a letdown! I thought I'd at least see a nice wrap-up, but no. Right after solving the last game, it ended! Got the main menu suddenly. Really disappointing.
So here's my opinion:
If you love the standard HOS games, you'll love this
If you like more adventure and mixed HOS games, you won't.
If you like a good story line, you'll love this
If you like a good story line that comes to a real conclusion, you won't.
September 26, 2013