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
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
too many HOS
This wasn't a bad game but a few things disappointed me. The graphics were fine and I really liked the story line. Puzzles were OK, average difficulty. However, there were entirely too many HOS. The only reason I finished was because they were easy enough to get through quickly. There wasn't a map and there was some wandering. The Hint button helped with navigation. My biggest regret was buying the CE. I didn't feel the extras were worth the additional money. I look for collectibles and achievements and it did not have either. It did have a bonus chapter. Don't get me wrong I think it deserves attention (especially if you're a fan of HOS). I enjoyed it overall. Despite my peeves it still got 4 stars.
May 13, 2013
Like it but..
I played all the game, was good but it lack a map because you will have to go back and forth to the room which was frustrating. the OST was great especially the opening song. The graphics were amazing but I wished they drew the girl and the witch instead of using actors.The voices were realistic though which is good.
April 15, 2013
I played this one when it first out and never give a review. So I'm just say, I do really enjoy this game from beginning 'til the end. Love it and this game is my one of my favorite games so far (yes, I have a list).
Thank you EleFun and good job! I hope the next sequel will be good too.
April 6, 2013
If you want a cool game play this one..
I absolutely loved this game.My favorite that i have played so far..Highly recommended.
February 13, 2013
GOOD MEMORY EXERCISE
A REALLY GOOD GAME. WE GO BACK TO THE SAME HOS JUST A FEW TIMES, BUT THERE ARE SOOOO MANY HOS THAT AT LEAST ME, I CAN'T REMEMBER WHERE THINGS WERE. I EVEN GOT A WEE BIT LOST, BUT THE SG IS WELL WRITTEN THAT WE REALLY DON'T NEED A MAP TO MOVE THROUGH. I DID FEEL THE BONUS GAME WITH THE CE IS WAY TOO SHORT. I WOULD'VE LIKED TO UNITE LYNN WITH HER PET. LOOKING FORWARD TO A SERIES ALONG THIS LINE.
February 12, 2013
It was a long game, not in being confounded with hidden clues & puzzles....but going from one venue to the other to find a clue and then go through many, many more to apply that clue. Up the stairs, down the stairs, outside, inside, up a ladder, through a tunnel. The hidden object games were good, objects really tucked in among the scenery. Had to use hints several times. I wish the little imps had played a bigger role in the story line. I'm glad I used a "freebie" to get this game. Would I recommend this game? Yes, but for beginners only.
April 22, 2012
I would defintely recommend this game. Interesting story and great graphics.
I enjoyed it very much :)
March 21, 2012
Good fun game!
I really liked this game - it was fairly challenging (in Expert mode), had a good storyline, graphics and puzzles.
The Hidden Object scenes were pretty easy, as were the puzzles - but they were different and interesting.
The storyline and graphics kept me happy, with lots to look at and many rooms, places to go. The little Imp made me smile and the voices were realistic and entertaining.
I didn't look at the Strategy Guide once - so I wished that it came in a non-Collector's Edition, as I find that the Guide is usually the only benefit of a Collector's Edition, personally.
Overall, I highly recommend this game as fun, interesting and challenging.
February 28, 2012