Witches' Legacy: The Charleston Curse Collector's Edition
Cute Innovations fail to save Witches' Legacy CE
I am all for "cuteness" as long as there is some "there, there", which in the end Witches' Legacy fails to deliver. "Witches' Legacy, being yet one more foray into the standard fare of cursed children needing rescue.
I am one who appreciates the effort that goes into hand drawn imagery. Thus, I was surprised to find myself unimpressed with rather ho-hum scenes. My fave scene was in the barn, of all places. This was because the cat looked, moved and ACTED like, well a real life cat. The scenery did not get interesting until the bonus game.
Someone please tell these developers to stop playing with their MOOG or any other of their digitizing musical toys. At the very least, all that painstaking work of hand-rendered scene design deserves a professionally produced score. The over dub of faint cries and cackling voices succeeded in taking a over melodramatic score into the realm of the inane.
The voice acting is ordinary with the exception of the Margaret Hamilton-ish Elisabeth. I fully expected her to finish her declarations with "My pretty!"
Witches' Legacy does indeed fully dish up freshly dressed cuteness. Cute child, cute imp, cute kid art and much more. Its too bad that cute cannot sustain interest.
The absolute basic flaw of "Witches' Legacy" is the failure of the developers to identify its intended audience. It is too dark for younger children with its themes of isolation, imprisonment and abandonment. It is not creepy enough to appeal to teens. It is too silly, tedious and predictable for experienced players. . At best, it is a mediocre fairy tale.
I can recommend this game to novice players because its ease of navigation, journal and hint system. It is also suitable for 'tweens. It IS short for a CE.
February 6, 2012
Way to much HOS
I Played the trial and bought the CE. Look nice for the first hour. Then, it was just "walk walk walk, play HOS, get object, walk walk walk, use object to open another HOS, play, get object, walk twice, new HOS... What was the story about again? Can't remember...
The other Witche's legacy game is much better.
July 29, 2013
Originally ordered the game because of its rating, but was overall disappointed with it. Started off enjoying the game, especially with seeing real video incorporated. The graphics were probably the best thing about the game. Unfortunately it really went downhill from there. Storyline was somewhat interesting, but not as much as I had hoped. Puzzles weren't terribly challenging. On some where you had to click on buttons in a certain order you weren't given a sequence on how to beat it, you had to experiment the whole way through which I found frustrating. A mistake was made in a piano puzzle where the notes you had to play didn't match those on the sheet music you are given. Also the game was short compared to most other Big Fish games I've played. So overall I'd say its not worth spending your money on.
February 25, 2012
Not for me
I just played the trial version,
or at least part of it.I uninstalled
it when I had eleven mintues left.
The thing that I disliked most was
the live action included in the game.
With real people in the game it reminded
me too much of Alfred Hitchcock inserting
himself however briefly into his movies.
It totally ruined my 'willing suspension of disbelief'.
Add the fact that the character simply went willy-nilly
to an unknown house inhabited by unknown people
without having the police or a P.I. checking them out
first! The puzzles were okay at first,until I got to the one
on the desk.I didn't much care for the instruction on
pressing three buttons five times.Did that mean I
should press each one five times? Or what? I didn't
know and there was no skip button that I could see,
so I just threw in the towel and I uninstalled the game.
So,no I won't be buying the CE or the SE either when
it is released. :( p.s.I prefer my puzzles to be challenging,
January 20, 2012
Way too many hidden object games
There are very few collector's editions that are worth it anymore. Mystery Case Files - Ravenhurst for example are the best. The rest have way too many HO games. Gets boring after awhile.
January 22, 2012
This is a hidden object game
Do not be misled. This is a hidden object game.
January 28, 2012
Uninstalled it after 15 minutes. The story was pretty lame, the graphics ok - I dislike the use of real live actors though. Not for me. Sound/music were ok. I stalled at the first puzzle, I tried to search for the signs but I didn't find them? Therefore I had to use the SG. And it's NOT a good sign when I have to use it this early in the stage of the game. Bleh.
February 3, 2012
Can't believe the good reviews
So sorry I purchased the CE Not worth it. Very repetitious.
Too many hidden object scenes that are just awful junk piles. Would not recommend to anyone.
February 1, 2012