Sacra Terra: Angelic Night
A must play game
I had played the CE, and now played SE.
Confirmed! !t's a great game!
Although story seems a little confused , - a mix of angels, psychiatric hospital, seven capitals sins, spirits ... a bit of everything..., it's very entertaining.
Graphics are very well done, pleasant music, great atmosphere, curious environments.
HOS are not challenging, but provides fun.
Mini games are well know, and not really challenging too.
Hint fills very fast.
But is a nice pastime! Great fun moments.
February 24, 2012
Good story, excellent gameplay
Sacra Terra from one of my favourite developers; the graphics are crisp & the artwork lovely, there are some really excellent cut scenes & it filled my widescreen. The music really suits the game & the background sounds are subtle, there are no voiceovers.
There are 2 modes of play; Casual & Expert & here I was disappointed; when you select a mode it states that the hint button refills after 1 minute or 2 minutes but in fact it recharges instantly. In Expert mode every H0 scene is instantly spottable as there are sparkles galore.
The cursor is too wide & unwieldy & I found it difficult to back out of scenes; often I would end up picking up an item from the inventory when I really wanted to go to a prior scene.
I love that there are 42 morphing (beyond) objects to collect; it always adds interest although sometimes I get involved in gameplay & forget so I have to go back to a scene & check carefully.
You are given a journal & a map; the map is not interactive but it does show where you are & where there are actions to be carried out. You will need your sneakers as there is a lot going to & from scenes to find items you need.
The H0 scenes have an interactive item within them; something that I always like & I did not find any misclick penalties. However I would mention that I had to visit the same H0 scene 3 times in the first hour which seemed a bit of lazy programming. Kudos though; I had to search very hard for some of the H0 items. Not much to say about the mini-games except they were not very challenging.
The pluses outweigh the minuses, in particular the story in which you have to defeat demons in an old & abandoned hospital is well rendered. Definitely one to try out, I think you will love it.
January 7, 2012
This is an excellent game!
I really enjoyed playing this game. It was challenging and held my interest. I thought the story line was good, and the hint button is really all i needed to get through when i was stuck. I do however usually play the casual level, which is what i did in this game. If you like long games you won't be disappointed with this one. the artwork is very nice and the music doesn't get on your nerves if you have sound on. the HOs and puzzles were great as well. I give this game a two thumbs up!
February 5, 2012
FUN Creepy hidden object adventure!
I had so much fun playing this game! I really enjoyed the story, the HOS and the puzzles and the game is pretty long, which I really enjoyed. The story is based around the 7 deadly sins, the storyline "flowed" well and held my attention. You wake up in, what you discover, is a hospital with no memory of how you got there and no idea what's going on. You discover the hospital is a huge complex with a cathedral, medieval devices and cult-like followings and practices. There's a nice balance of HOS and puzzles, so I didn't get bored with either. There are 2 modes of gameplay, casual and expert. It says that in casual mode the hint button recharges in 1 minute and sparkles indicate areas of interest, however, the hint button recharges almost immediately. I always check out everything, like hint button recharge, excessive clicking penalties, etc. and that's when I noticed the hint button recharged almost immediately. Also, there is no penalty for excessive clicking. The hint button doesn't tell you exactly what to do, but it does point you in the right direction. There is a journal and a map. The journal is detailed and tells the story well. Morbile Hospital is a very large place with many rooms, buildings and areas to explore, so the map is definitely helpful. The map shows your current location and areas of interest. The more places you discover and explore, the more the map fills in, so you won't see the entire place in the beginning. The HOS are not "junky", they're interactive and objects are not extremely hard to find. As far as the puzzles go, I found that some of them were easy for me, but there were also some that were very challenging. They weren't so hard that I got frustrated and skipped them, but they did require a lot of thought. The graphics in this game are absolutey beautiful, detailed and very impressive! The developers' attention to detail is amazing to me. :-) I would definitely suggest clicking on everything you see! I found that this really added to the story. By clicking on everything from statues and flowers to light fixtures and little grates in the floors, a "dialogue" came up on the top of the screen and added to the story and atmosphere! There are 42 morphing/beyond objects to find throughout the game. I'm one of the gamers that enjoys the morphing/beyond objects, so it was added fun for me to try and find them all. :-D The cursor turns to a hand when it goes over a morphing/beyond objects. When you put the cursor over areas where inventory items are to be used, a circle in the middle of the cursor rotates. It will turn to a magnifying glass over areas where you need to take a closer look. I ended up muting the music, it got annoying to me, but I left the ambient and sounds turned up and feel that they added to the gaming experience for me. I tried to include all the information in my review that I like reading in reviews before I download a demo of a game. I hope that this review helps other gamers decide! I would certainly recommend this game and I hope other gamers enjoy this game as much as I did! HAPPY GAMING!! :-D
January 5, 2012
A fun simple game for beginners and intermediate players although the experts will not find it much of a challenge.
Good storyline. Easy to follow. Quick refill hint button. Very simple HOS and puzzles. Nice graphics. Nice to have the beyond objects to find as an extra during gameplay. The map tells you where to go so you dont get stuck or lost.
No instant travel on the map so you have a lot of traipsing back and forth. Puzzles are too simple for expert players. Not overally long.
All in all a good, sound game for most people with an enjoyable storyline. Will probably replay in a few months to see if i can find the last few beyond objects that i missed. A solid 7 out of 10.
March 23, 2012
One of The Most Pleasant Hidden Object Games
The graphics were superb, the music soothing, and the game play interesting. The mini-games were easy but not run of the mill. I was disappointed when it ended. I could have played this for hours more. The story was interesting and I didn't get bored at all. My only criticism was that the map was not interactive but it did tell you where there was something to be done and the morphing objects were easy to find. If you didn't see them morph, all you had to do was run the cursor over the screen and wait until a hand appeared. The item was either a morphing item or something to go in inventory. All in all a most pleasant gaming experience.
January 5, 2012
Just finished playing. This game is quite long (I can't say exactly how long, because I made some coffee breaks#, I think about 5-6 hours #in advance mode). A mix of IHOGs and adventure. Not too easy, not too hard. There is a very useful map, otherwise you easily get lost... The story is nice. The graphics are very crisp. It's not too dark. This is exactly the kind of games that I like!
December 5, 2011
Best I've ever played.
Simply the best adventure game I have ever played! I played the demo ages ago, and was sorting out games to delete or retry. I retried this, and thought it worth a credit. It is worth 3 credits! A really in depth, visually stunning, and captivating game.... I really hope they make a follow up as good as this one. Trust me, get it, it's amazing!
December 6, 2011
Creepy Hidden Object adventure game
The storyline is kind of creepy, and so are various scenes. The adventure is good, graphics and sound great, and puzzle challenges quite good. If you like hidden object games with a creepy, slightly scary atmosphere, you'll probably enjoy this one very much.
December 26, 2011
I wish I could give more stars.
I loved everything about this game! The graphics, the varied locations and especially having the map option as well as using the ability to use Hint button to go back to where I need to be. The Hint button also recharges within seconds and That feature is AWESOME along with immediately being able to use Skip option in puzzles versus w-a-i-t-i-n-g for it to recharge when you know you're not interested in attempting certain puzzles.. That is EXACTLY how it should be for those of us wanting to play in casual mode. The programmers are finally getting it right, make Casual mode both challenging as well as fun and relaxing. And even with the options to skip puzzles and fast recharge of Hint the game took hours and I was so hooked I played it to the end. Please, please, puhlease make more in this format. I'm an IT tech and remote into people's PCs everyday to resolve PC issues and at the end of the day my brain is fried. To have a game and a play mode where there's fun challenge but not scenarios that just result in stressing me out further is the perfect game. I LOVE IT!!! Will defnitely be watching for more Sacra Terra games (all ready searched in case there were others LOL) just please don't change anything unless it's to make the game last even longer! Thank you guys, you're awesome!
December 23, 2011