Haunted Legends: The Bronze Horseman
Loved It !!
Played the demo loved it so I bought the full version. There was a nice mix of HOS and puzzles. Some were easy but some took a bit of thought, not overly challenging nice on the brain. A great game to relax to, good length as well which I like. I don't like games that are short. The graphics in this game are fantastic. I loved the music. There wasn't too much running around and the hint button only appeared in the HOS scenes. The only thing that stopped me from giving it 5 stars was the ending. The game seemed to build up the suspense towards the end and then ???? not what I expected. Apart from that a very enjoyable game. Would recommend it
April 9, 2012
Good story line
enjoyed this game. some puzzles were harder than others.
February 11, 2012
ENDING WAS THE WORST EVER!
I enjoyed this game. The HO's were not to difficult but enough of a challenge that you really had to search for some items. Which makes it more fun. The storyline was good. I own the Haunted legends: Queen of Spades which i found more fun than this one. This one was shorter which was a disappointment and the ending was just terrible. One minute you are doing a puzzle and the next sec you are getting the credits. What is up with that. But all in all it is a good game.
January 31, 2012
Not a very exciting game
As we have come to expect from ERS the graphics & artwork are stunningly beautiful & there are lots of locations in this game. The music & background sounds are also very familiar.
A surprise is that the hint button only appears in the hidden object scenes, there are sparkles in the easy mode & none in the hard.
There are a lot of H0 scenes in which many items are interactive & you will find objects that you need for use in other locations but there are so many that they all sort of blend together. You do get a diary but no map so you will need to do quite a lot of backtracking to solve puzzles once you find the items you require.
Although the game did not excite me I am recommending as it is a good length game & relatively more difficult due to the lack of the hint button.
November 29, 2011
This game, while decent, and possibly quite enjoyable to some, contains everything that has come to be expected from this particular developer and nothing more. It brings nothing new to the table, and I found myself getting rather bored with it. I was anxious to get to the end not due to a particularly compelling storyline, but purely to move onto the next game in my queue.
While the voice acting is far better in this game than in many of this dev's previous games, the music remains the same old drone. I'm one of those (it would seem) rare people who appreciates good music in a game, and this one (as usual from this dev) does not deliver.
The puzzles are easy, the HOS are hazy but not terribly so, and the gameplay itself is rather linear- little to no backtracking. As a person who likes a fair bit of wandering around in a game, this factor contributed to my boredom.
If you've got a punch card to fill, or are new to this sort of game, I'd say go for it. It's a solid game. However, if you've played at least one other game by this particular developer, you've already played this one and can safely skip it.
January 24, 2012
I like hint buttons
I like to play games that have a good flow and not have to go all over the place looking for or using items. BUT the main reason I will not buy this game is that there is no hint button.
November 18, 2012
I've been over ERS games for awhile but the demo seemed to me that it was a halfway interesting game as it reeled me in and for the most part it was an okay game except there were way too many hidden object scenes. I would just do one and then enter the next room and another would be waiting and because of that there weren't a lot of mini games and the ones they did have were new but totally easy to the point a child could have done them. I began to dread playing because of the hidden object scenes everywhere. Yes its a hidden object genre BUT in game like this you need a fair balance or it just becomes boring. They made the game longer by going to the same scenes like 2 or 3 times. Also, just like in all ERS games you have to solve a final puzzle and then it shows you the ending blah blah but this game had no ending. You solve the puzzle and it goes to the credits so that means the actual ending to make this game actually make sense is in the Collectors Edition bonus game and developers who do this make me crazy. The bonus game should be a BONUS, not the ending to the story.
And even though the graphics are beautiful, ERS can you please make a new soundtrack???
I just can't give this more than 3 stars. It was just mediocre to me.
January 14, 2012
The boring horseman
As much as I liked the Queen of Spades (played the game twice), as much I got bored by The Bronze Horseman. Let's call it "just a sequel" to a good game. The reason for that is, that there really are too much HOS. I like a good challenge in a game; not that I want to run around with tons of objects in my inventory, desperately looking around for what to do with them... but stumbling upon an interactive scene, telling me that I require this or that, and then immediately finding a HOS where that particular object will appear, is a bit too much to my liking, especially if this happens time and time again.
All right, the graphics are good ... but the music quickly gets very annoying. And yes, I have encountered worse games than this one, but still...
I wonder what the next sequel will bring, although I will have second and third thoughts about buying that one.
June 25, 2012
Well for a start I would like if there were hints in the scenes or tell me that "This scene is Clear" instead of going back and forth all the time; I wouldent have finished the game without the Walkthrough I must agree with the others that the ending is too quick. And this game is like a 3-in-1 you get a new scene on each level
July 30, 2012
gave it a shot
I gave this a shot despite warnings about the ending. My first impression is that the graphics and game play are very old-school. The first voice-over from the little girl and the grating little evil character were enough to dissuade me. I didn't make it far and will not be purchasing.
June 18, 2012