Haunted Legends: The Bronze Horseman
Feels like a real adventure
A fun game, which flows well, and has good HO games, as well as other mini games (which were enjoyable & challenging but not impossible). The HO objects were good sized and interesting to find, with several steps for a few of them each time. The flow of the scenes of the story line unfolded in an interesting way to me, not linear, & more intriguing.
November 3, 2012
This is not a HOG, but still would be vastly improved with a hint system.
This seems at first glance like a standard puzzle/HO adventure game in which you take the role of someone solving a dire mystery--in this case, that of disappearing villagers and a possibly-metallic bad guy who rides around on a horse being mean.
I got through only three paces into the village before I totally ran out of ideas for how to handle the puzzles, and along with running out of ideas I ran out of patience. There's no hint button, no clues whatsoever where someone should go, what to do, nothing. Apparently, according to the smug-sounding help screen, hints are only available on the hidden-object screens, but I didn't run into any of those for the half hour I tried my best to play this game so I couldn't tell you if the hints they do provide are worthwhile.
This game was just not for me. I don't play puzzle/adventure games because I like being frustrated; I play them purely to get to the hidden-object screens because I've already worked through the HOGs that don't involve frustrating brainteasers and puzzles. If this game won't do me the courtesy of moving me through the puzzles with as little torment as possible, then I'm definitely not buying it.
Nice artwork, decent music, nice storyline, but I don't recommend this game at all to people who need a little assistance with their games, or to those who like HOGs, because out of every other thing one could say about this game, it is not a HOG.
October 14, 2012
Good game with an extremely disappointing end
I was thrilled over the story of this game up until the end; which was the biggest anticlimax ever... Nonetheless, I enjoyed it as the graphics were wonderful, and I really liked the idea of the crystals.
July 18, 2012
Very enjoyable game; nothing new
I enjoyed playing this game. It is very similar in set up to Haunted Legends: Queen of Spades. If you liked that game, you will like this one as well. The game was challenging enough to keep me interested, but did not require the use of many hints. The storyline was fun; however, I have to agree with another reviewer who was disappointed in the ending. I expected a little more. Do not let that discourage you, though; it is an entertaining game.
July 11, 2012
I played in expert mode and without music. The storyline is interesting. The graphics are very good, the HOS clear. The puzzles are not to difficult and I skipped only one. There is no map, so there is some walking back and forth trying to remember.... There is a strategy guide. The game length is about 3-3 1/2 hours. Yes the end is abrupt... but, who knows, perhaps there will be a sequel. All in all, I spent a good time playing it.
June 9, 2012
Haunted Legends: the Bronze Horseman
Well, nothing new to say here. As an ERS game, the sounds and visuals are all similar. This one is better than its previous game: the Queen of Spades, still I find nothing new to it and find it nothing haunting about this legend at all.
June 9, 2012
Good storyline, great VOS. Love that little imp who looks like he's 90 years old. Nice graphics. A lot of HOS, interactive, mostly small and a hard to see without the big eye. Worth a play, as it is a good length (5 hours casual for me.)
May 15, 2012
Good, apart from the ending!
Very good game, enjoyed it lots. Nice mixture of H0 scenes and inventory based puzzles. Graphics were ok, could have been a little less cartoony. Length was also good, think I played for about 3-4 hours.
The ending was rubbish though......if you can even call it an ending. You finish a puzzle, get a 5 second cutscene and then the credits roll! No closure to the story or anything. Really irritates me. Its like the developers got bored and couldn't be bothered finishing the game. Would have given it 4 stars if it wasn't for this.
April 24, 2012
this game is pretty good but way too short and way too many HO scenes
April 18, 2012
What a beautiful game! Graphics are crisp and well defined. Descriptions match objects in HOS. Puzzles are about average, not too hard. Nice storyline.
Might be a nice SE game for me. Hoping for a little bit more of a challenge - I played on the expert level.
But overall, a nice solid game.
April 15, 2012