The Secrets of Arcelia Island
Wonderful, Enjoyable, Pleasureable to Play.....I was surprised!
A little gem of a game. Not as refined as our top 10 games, but beautiful, pleasant and relaxing. Very intuitive, flow is good, easy to figure out what to do next.
The music is very background and not intrusive. Game play flows very well, there is a journal that will record information and give clues as to what to do next. HOs are not excessive, a good balance with adventure. The HOS are openly spaced, not cluttered or excessively full. There is only one mode of play, comfortable! The hint button fills in slowly. Puzzles are different, unique from what we?ve seen in current games. There is a skip button as well.
No voice overs but there is written text. I recommend you don?t skip the cut scenes (they are not long), and read the text. There are 42 hidden pieces of a journal; if you collect them they will give you additional background story.
It?s not a very long game, maybe 4 hours. But it is a nice change, very pleasant and enjoyable to play.
August 14, 2012
Keeps You Moving
A good story, great visuals and log and varied puzzles keep you going from one place to another. It's a longer game but I never felt like it was dragging or dragging the story out to make it longer.
The art is great - some items are small but easy to see - everything is clear and the actions are logical so they are not too difficult to figure out. The hint button gives real hints - not just tells you what to do next.
The characters are varied - from the people to the mystical fairies to the witch...nice fantasy.
The end promises a sequel - Definitely something I would want to play.
May 11, 2012
All round entertaining game
I love this game, it may not have the most beautiful art, or the most tricky puzzles, or scary scenes, but it is just right:
a) The tools you find/use are logical, e.g. you aren't frustrated by trying to use your knife and getting told its not right, only to find some scissors that are right etc. like in some games.
b) the story line is great - easy to follow, makes sense, you know approx where you are in the game, e.g. how many more 'chapters/pearls'
c) it is a very generous length, not so long that you forget where things are, but long enough that it is worth the money you pay
d) the mini games are all different types and are not major challenges - with skips allowed
Therefore, if you want an easy playing game, with a story line that is interesting and has varied mini games, pick this one - It won't disappoint.
I didn't mind having no map - i thought it added to the challenge level of the game (memory etc).
The only improvement I would suggest is to get some good voice actors - all the dialogue in this game is just written, not spoken. Otherwise was awesome! Thanks.
January 29, 2012
The Secrets of Arcelia Island
This game is brilliant! I would place it right up there with the Ravenhurst Series. You won't regret buying this one and you'll play it over & over again.
March 27, 2012
HO with challenging puzzles and good story line
My type of HO as there are not a lot of them to bog you down and a lot of challenging mini puzzles.
The story line is very good and an unexpected ending.
Very entertaining game. Lots of hours of game time.
One of the better HO games not to be missed.
February 10, 2013
I was so into this game that I forgot it was a game, it felt like a movie I was following along. Great game. The best game I have bought....I've bought a lot. :)
October 22, 2012
Good story and locations, variation in challenges and skills
November 20, 2011
Graphics are great, gameplay was fun. Loved this one.
January 22, 2012
i love this game
this game makes me feel like i can fly, son!!!
July 19, 2012
This game is an adventure
It turely is, and it's not bad at all for an older game. It kept my attention. So many games are the same old search a room, place an object, a mini-game or HOS once in awhile, and a lot of back tracking. This one kept my attention. It was an enjoyable story and an enjoyable game. It gets better and better as it progresses. See for yourself. If you like a good story, then I highly recommend this game
October 4, 2013