Margrave: The Curse of the Severed Heart
Nice Game, Could be Longer.
Margrave: The Curse of the Severed Heart is a hidden object adventure game. The plot has you playing Edwina Margrave, a woman searching for clues as to what happened to her dead parents, and the legend of something called the Severed Heart.
The graphics are lovely, drawn scenes. The music was very nice. The voice acting was okay, but got on my nerves at times, because the main character talks quite a bit when you are just clicking around. There are two difficulty settings for this game. I played on the harder setting. The puzzles were enjoyable, none were too difficult. Some of the hidden object scenes were repetitive, and some of the items were tough to spot.
The game took me three hours to complete, playing slowly. That includes the time I got lost because I overlooked the path to a new area. If I hadn't gotten lost, it would have taken me less time to finish. Still, it was a nice game that I definitely enjoyed playing.
December 29, 2011
Fun puzzles and HO
This game was fun and was a relatively long game for the price (non Collector's edition). The game starts out easy, but the puzzles get progessively harder. Some of the puzzles were different from the unusal, which was also nice. The hint command helps with both the HO and the puzzles, which is helpful. Overall, it was fun to play.
December 31, 2011
Only one negative
Based on entire game. Overall very enjoyable. Cutscenes were well done and artwork was lovely. Music was good. Human voices were pleasant. The high-pitched voices for the non-human characters done in unison were amusing. Hint system can nudge you in the right direction if you?re not sure what to do next. One negative: there is a bit of backtracking. A map would be nice (indicating where you are, especially after a lapse of several days between playing); an interactive map would be even better.
HOS: Objects were readily identifiable and the scenes not too dark. [I have my monitor set to be more bright than dark.] Puzzles: Nice variety, ranging from easy to intermediate difficulty, with a fair number of dream card puzzles (needed to name the ghosts that are encountered). No ?that?s only done in the movies? or similar irritating remarks when you do something incorrect in a puzzle. Several recipes are needed to release the animal spirits imprisoned in the Shadowlocks. Finding the ingredients was not difficult and casting the spells was fun.
June 25, 2012
This is an absolute buy for today's DD price. The puzzles are a biy different but welcomed. As the rest of the reviews said the HOS are bit hard since some of the items are VERY well hidden, but hint HELPS!!!. This game captivated me as soon as it started, I don't think I have evr played a game where there is singing as soon as you go into it. The voice overs are well done but a bit anoying at times, especially when everytime you click on something the main character's voice tells you what to do, but then again it is helpful. This is a steal for the price and you should definetely get it!!!
May 27, 2012
cute - could be longer
very nice game
beautiful graphics and music
challenging but not too much
five stars if longer
April 25, 2012
fun game, especially for the price
this is a fun little hidden object game with lovely graphics and charming scenes to explore. there are lots of spirits/ghosts in it.
the game objective: you are edwina margrave, a young woman who has returned to the cottage where her parents died when she was a child. she is searching to learn more about how they died.
the graphics: lovely, quirky at times. the hidden object scenes are challenging; they invariably have one object that i couldn't find easily, so i used the hint button because i wanted to progress through as much of the game as possible during the one-hour demo.
the music: not intrusive or distracting.
the voiceovers: not too bad.
my interaction: one hour demo, and then i purchased this game (but i have not yet finished it). it's a fun little game so far, and i am looking forward to finishing it.
May 27, 2012
This game is basically fun. The scenery is well drawn and quite pretty. The story line is a "sweet" as it solves the mystery in a young woman's past. The HO scenes are good - challenging but not impossible. The scale of objects you are looking for is not realistic in proportion to what they are sometimes. The puzzles are varied, fun and not impossible but make you stop and think. Occasionally I felt stumped about what to do next but muddled my way onward. The music was pleasant and not annoying. There is no journal or map and there is a bit of to and froing. It isn't particularly scary so would be suited for playing with a child. All in all a very satisfactory few hours can be wiled away with this game.
August 7, 2012
Margrave Gets a Fanciful Twist
I played the first Margrave game when I purchased a HOG 6 pack at the store and enjoyed the story even though it was a very basic hunt and seek game with a few jigsaw and find the differences puzzles.
When I saw this one as a daily deal I had to pick it up as it is a much more updated, adventure style HOG that follows up on the storyline of the original. I have to say I was very impressed! The cut scenes are a bit chessy, but endearingly so.
I loved the addition of Celtic legend into the mix. It made for some excellent story.
The visuals are beautiful, the puzzles are fairly challenging and the divining puzzles were a wonderfully fun change to the normal puzzle choices that get cycled through so many game these days.
Overall this was quirky, cute, and a lot of fun. I would love to see another soon.
August 5, 2012
Keep them coming! Margraves' are great HOG
This is the second in the series and is as good as the first. I personally like returning to a scene to find more HO. The HO were well hidden but I was able to find most of them without the help of clues. The story line was like a chick flick ----- sooooo.I really did like this HOG. Oh one other thing the puzzles were excellent also
May 27, 2012
Too Short, lame ending
The game was interesting.
Graphics were excellent; conversation scenes seemed boring.
Storyline was not the best. The grown child comes back to a place where she lost her parents and there is a beast of some sort on the loose. The ending was lame.
HOS were pretty easy, did have to use the hint a couple times in the scenes that were too dark. Not too many HOS, most were repeated twice though.
Very few puzzles, all were pretty easy. The card thing was pretty simple.
No map which is one thing I think all games should have. Having to continuously go back and forth makes the game less enjoyable.
April 16, 2013