Brain food for logic-lover adventurers
Definitely NOT a children's game. Folks thinking so either didn't play much past tutorial or are geniuses.
Game is logic-based, seriously creative & requires outside-the-box thinking to achieve success at the tasks. It's a heck of a lot of fun for anyone who enjoys brain twisters/puzzles.
Game's design/concept is like what we'd expect to find in terms of word/logic puzzles in a high-end CE.
Graphics are attractive for what they represent: cardboard cutouts.
I've been at it 4 hours already, absolutely loving it. Likewise any old school adventure gamers, puzzler lovers or players wanting a fun yet brain-challenging (thinky) game, should give this a try.
*Play the whole demo.* Game difficulty definitely ramps up past tutorial as player progresses through the chapters.
November 25, 2011
Wonderful Logic Puzzle Game!
Cardboard Castle is a logic puzzle game wherein you must correctly perform sequences of events on each level that allow the knight to complete his quest.
There are 3 chapters with 5 levels each, then a 4th chapter where you race against the clock. Each Chapter and level gets progressively more difficult. There are hints available for purchase with coins you must find, plus trophies you can earn.
This game is not at all a child's game. The graphics are cardboard cutouts, but the logic and keen observation required to get through the levels can be very perplexing.
The total game time for me, using no hints, was 5.5 hours and I really enjoyed it. It was a whimsical and fun experience that left me sad when it ended. Hoping to see more from this developer. Great job, Bulkypix!
November 27, 2011
I'm sad as the art is adorable. It would be a fantastic game except for one thing. The movement within the panel. Unlike most games where you click and drag to see side to side, this game follows your cursor. I found this very difficult to play and got frustrated.
I still recommend it as this may not be a problem for others and it seems like a fun brain teaser game.
November 24, 2011
serious movement issues
I was so looking forward to this game after watching the preview! I loved the cardboard graphics and the logic puzzle-style of gameplay was right up my alley. I thought I'd just buy it right out, but I'm glad I tried it out first! The only thing I couldn't stand about this game was the movement controls - they STINK! You have to click-and-drag and the cursor constantly gets stuck, so you click madly to free it and end up clicking something you didn't mean to - it's frustrating! It's so disappointing...this would've been one of my favourite games if not for the motion control. Why couldn't they have given you the option of using the arrow keys to move the screen instead??? Despite that, I still recommend this game - perhaps others won't find the movement issues as much of a problem, and the gameplay, graphics and music are adorable!
December 4, 2011
Wanted to love it...but
I so wanted to love this game! It's adorable. But, as someone else stated in their review, the in-game controls are terrible. When you try to look around, it gets stuck. The hints system is pretty bad, too. It only gives you the easier parts of the hint, with no way to get the full answer. If these bugs could be worked out, it would be totally awesome!
November 29, 2011
Lots of Fun
This game is a fun experience! The "cardboard" art work is cute. It's a logic puzzle game and we all had great fun playing it with no problems. A good break from hidden object and other adventure games.
December 4, 2011
Good game, but it made me sick
This is a cool strategy/puzzle game. I wish I could play it, but it made me so motion sick that I had to quit.
November 25, 2011
Fun game; lousy interface
I found this game charming and silly in a fun way. Unfortunately, the interface will drive you crazy. If I was to say one thing to the developer, it would be "fix the mouse problem." You'll quickly discover that the cursor has a mind of its own. And it's enough to make you close the game and move on to the next.
April 13, 2012
A simplisticly challenging original concept
I loved the idea of being able to manipulate the cardboard! Never seen anything quite like this before. Thoroughly enjoyed just seeing how many different things I could get everything to do as well as figuring out the solutions. Movement issues alittle annoying but, not enough to make me want to stop playing.
March 26, 2012
Do play WHOLE demo, this is a challenging game!
I love puzzles - this kind. I love weird, quirky, different, adventure, puzzle games that give me a change from all the meatier games. It definitely will only appeal to a very narrow set of people.
At the beginning it's so easy but it gets progressively harder. When, at the 2nd or 3rd level I didn't do things in the right order the first time, I then knew it wasn't just a kids game. And when you get into the latter levels you know it's not a kids game at all!
I don't know if I would say it was a logic game as some things you have to do you would never guess the 1st time. I thought it would be short as I was getting through it fairly quickly and there are only 15 levels. But at level 12 it is timed (and also thankfully doesn't have the click and pull of scenes to get to the next scene which I agree is annoying) and I was at level 12 for ages.
It's hard to say how long it took as it is a game you can pick up and play for a level or 15 mins at at time which is great! I know it took me over 5hrs and could easily be 6hrs.
If you like hapland (way before tiny bang) then this game is definitely worth a look. I like how the game is laughing at itself with the graphics, it's supposed to be that way. I guess it's how you look at it, you either get it or you don't. And you realise for some of the puzzles to work it had to have the look of cardboard cut outs/pop up childrens' book.
You can earn hints by collecting coins.
This game is the perfect example of why it's good to have the whole hour demo, as if you spend the whole hour on it, you may end up getting it. Don't give up after a short time.
I stopped and got it at 25 mins into it (when I had been at that 'male chicken' as well for ages, I knew I had to get it, if it could stump me).
If you only try it for 10 mins then you won't get it, you will be confused at how the graphics look and how simple it is for the first couple of levels.
For a very unusual game I would rate it a B
January 14, 2012