Death Under Tuscan Skies: A Dana Knightstone Novel
Not Entertaining Enough
I found this game boring and irritating. I couldn't the book twinkling every time I completed something. The story line was boring to me. I enjoyed have a goal tracker to remind me what I was looking for. The graphics are nice and the actual hidden object games were nice but not enough of them. I didn't care having to go to one destination, turn around and go all the back to another destination just to find 1 or 2 things, then have to go all the way back to the destination I had just come from. I did like the mini games. To me, those were the most entertaining parts of the game. I liked the unlimited hint button. That will be nice for newbie HOG players. I'd recommend this game because it has a lot of things HOG players like but it didn't satisfy my tastes. Deleted after playing it.
December 17, 2011
Very good game
This was a fun game to play with not a ton of challenge to hurt the brain. Sure it's the long lost love story, but the locations were clearly marked & the puzzles were good. There were a few characters with whom to interact. Any people are always a bonus to me as it gives life to otherwise solitary games. A couple of times you had to click more than once to get something to trigger, but that's knitpicking. Overall it was a nice break for something to do for a lazy day. I finished it in just around 6 hours which is fine. I had a good time playing it.
May 12, 2013
Liked the demo enough to buy the CE
I finished the demo before the hour (only included 2 chapters) and felt I would enjoy this game since it did not have sooo many HO scenes. The puzzles are good, though I suspect fairly easy for super puzzlers as I am not a whiz at them. The only issues I had with the CE was a) the strategy guide had one mistake in it (I did a complete search and never found reference to where to find the cotton) and was annoyingly 3 levels down from the journal (meaning you had to click out of it 3 times if you were looking at a puzzle solution) which for those of us old fishies, can be the difference between remembering all the clicks you just saw and tried to keep in your head. LOL. The other thing was a few items were nigh impossible to use, even though you KNEW this was what you should do, even after several attempts being told this was not the use for this item and checking the strategy guide to confirm you were right, it was all about a seemingly EXACT point you had to have your cursor on when, for instance, you wanted to crack the plastic egg in the nutcracker. Otherwise, the game was pretty simple in logic and didn't have you traipsing all over opposite ends of locations to get and use things. I even bought another one of the Dana Knightstone on a special purchase since I felt confident I would love them. I will say one thing that happened to me, though, I had downloaded the demo of this game quite a while back, I guess, because when I bought it on the site, it downloaded the game and there were actually 2 now in my game manager. When I opened the purchased version, my demo info was not there. I tried to open the demo I had played and activate it as already purchased, but it kept erroring out on me. So I just went ahead and started over on the CE I bought. Just a note in case someone else does the same thing.
April 18, 2013
Great Dana Knightstone sequel
Another great Dana Knightstone game. I'm a big fan of Boomzap games. The graphics and sound are as always excellent. Artwork is beautiful. The story is romantic and captivating. Both HOS and puzzles are fun and not too difficult. More games like this one please!
January 31, 2013
Not so good
This game just did not flow smooth for me and was not exciting in any sense.
December 30, 2012
A Puzzle, a Book and a Mental Journey Combined!
This game gave me an amazing experience both in technical and storyline aspects. My main comments are:
1) it had a great storyline which created the magic sense of a film or even a book as with all the games of these series
2) although it gave attention to the story it did not lack interesting games and puzzles.
It was a fantastic combination of story and game play but in addition it present a great sense of involvement to the story for the gamer.
December 26, 2012
I picked this game up as a bonus purchase. Good fun for a cold, winter night waiting for Santa. I think this is a good beginners game and is kid friendly. I only used a couple of hints and the puzzles were interesting but not hair pulling. I liked the graphics which were crisp and clear. Don't laugh but I was little concerned when I had to move the baby birds. I thought I had to dig up worms for them but that is me over thinking the problem (as usual - tee hee). Ciao fellow hoggers.
December 23, 2012
Good Puzzle Game
This game has good artwork, but does not have VO. The HINT works well during game play, so you don't need an SG or walkthrough. The HOS are pretty average. The story is interesting if confusing at times. The main feature of this game is the number of puzzles. If you like puzzles, this is a good game for you. I got tired of them; solve one puzzle only to get another one to solve.
December 19, 2012
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful
GREAT graphics, good story, lenghtly (even standard game, not Collector Edition). Just the right amount of challenging
December 15, 2012
Tuscany,Italy & Dth do us part!!
A well made & easy to follow HOG in present day Italy following an author caught up in solving an age old dilemma of a young couple from the 1800's who are still reaching out to one another begging for their souls to be brought together finally!!
Although this game consists of many more Mini games than HOS neither are so difficult that you will throw your hands up in despair. lol
The graphics are clean & bright and true to life.
The music and ambient are acceptable and non too harsh for this storyline.
I fully enjoyed this game and find it hard not to recommend it to one and all.
December 9, 2012