The Cross Formula
i have only played the demo and did not play for the entire hour.
i was willing to overlook the spare graphics in the hopes that the game play and/or storyline would grab me. they did not.
granted, there are no HO's (which is a major plus at least for me.) and the storyline premise had promise, but i just got tired of putting pieces of found things together to make a bigger thing.
it was kinda the same procedure over and over.
this game would suit a mechanically-minded player as it is so limited in scope and artistry.
with this caveat, i give it a tepid thumbs up.
February 29, 2012
What a busy, neat game this is!
I played it in casual mode. Music was good, was unaware of it mostly, I was too busy working things out for music to register!
A game full of things to do, mainly mini-games, some repeated but different enough to have me totally engrossed. A helpful hint system too. The story was fine and carried me along trying to solve his memory problem whilst solving other people's problems, all good until the final which ended a bit abruptly, but I can say the same of the more elaborate games, even some C.E. games, in spite of their bells and whistles! Lots of exploring to do, and if you enjoy games where you press buttons and levers until things work in order to open a mini-game, then this is the game for you.
Well done developers, it just goes to show you don't need video animations and intense graphic art, in order to make a good game.
July 22, 2012
No Winning Game Here
The game was boring - there aren't very many puzzles and the puzzles that do exist are extremely simple. The tutorial isn't much of anything.
February 1, 2012
A Final Chapter is Needed?
The story had me intrigued enough to purchase the game. Cartoonish graphics can sometimes be great (i.e. the 1st Nick Chase game), but these were just okay. The puzzles got harder as the game progressed, but they were just a repeat of the previous ones, especially the visions. This is an adventure game, but not too difficult of one. The length is a bit short. Without giving the story away, when the game ends, you scratch your head saying "That's it???" Perhaps this was just a tease to a sequel, but the main story itself feels unfinished. It feels like there should be a final chapter to complete this storyline. This would have been acceptable had the devs announced that this was an episodic series, like their Dream Chronicles games. Bottom line: This game is enjoyable, but could have been much better!
April 7, 2012
WHAT IS THIS?
I bought this game, unfortunately, and found that it ends within 30-45 min after you buy it. Do not waste your money/credits on this game. The ending is, there is no ending! Very disappointed in Big Fish for allowing this game on their site. It had potential to be a good game but no way I would have bought this if I'd known. :[
February 14, 2012
Give this one a try! Great adventure game!
I loved this game. After the first half hour I knew that i was going to buy it. I love adventure style games like this. The graphics are not mind-bending, but that does not matter so much to me. I thought the challenges and mini-games were just hard enough. Some were super easy, a few quite hard, but overall, pleasantly challenging.
I loved having a choice of dialogue with the NPC's.
I am another hour into the game after the Demo and still loving it. If you lke adventure games that make sense and challenge you without breaking your brain, you will love this game.
July 22, 2012
ok to pass the time.
Ended too quickly & too many unanswered questions at the end.
No way of actually knowing you have finished.. I knew from the walkthrough.
Few bugs, hint button kept displaying the same hint.
Dont like that you just have to randomly click on objects to know whether or not you need to use them
February 17, 2012
Bit of a disappointment, really.
I bought this, but afterward wished i hadn't. The game is a true adventure, and the graphics are good and captivating. But the storyline is poor, with an unsatisfying ending wich leaves things open. The puzzles are OK, but don't blend in with the game very well. Also, i encountered several bugs in the save/load system.
April 12, 2012
Unlike some other reviewers the graphics were fine for me and seemed to fit the story. Unfortunately, the game seemed promising in the demo, but then was quickly completed and not very involved. It was fun enough, but way too short. Not worth it.
February 5, 2012
Good, But Not Great
It's fun and it does have some promise of mystery.
March 7, 2012