Surface: Mystery of Another World Collector's Edition
Good Game with a Few Annoyances
The good parts....
Great graphics, fun storyline, satisfying ending, bonus chapter was interesting, sound effects were good, some excellent mini games, excellent SG, hint button was helpful (although I didn't use it much), journal was helpful and allowed you to replay cut scenes if you wished, background music was fine, earning awards was fun, finding the flowers was fun.
Used live actors in the cut scenes and the audio didn't always match the actors speech (think of a poorly dubbed Godzilla movie from the 1970's), live actors were not the best option, the HOS required use of inventory items and oftentimes you didn't have the items you needed to complete the HOS, lots of back and forth.
I enjoyed this game, but it annoyed me at times. I did enjoy the bonus chapter, although it did not alter the outcome of the game. The additional mini games were a nice addition. My biggest gripe were the cut scenes with the live actors, it was jarring and took you out of the story.
I do recommend this game and enjoyed the extras that came with the CE.
September 18, 2012
Fun HO game!
Bought this without the trial and then realized I had already played it. LOL Did not matter I played it again all the way through so it was pretty good.
August 12, 2012
It was pretty good. Miss having some back ground music. Reminded again a little like Reincliff. I would probably buy it, but not a must have.
June 23, 2012
Very interesting game
Very challenging, and I played on the intermediate level, next time I will try the easy one first, but enjoyed playing this game, also it wasn't short.
March 2, 2012
not as many mini games
there didn't seem to be as many mini games like most of these HOS. but the ones that were here, were easy
February 3, 2012
Another Good HOG - Nothing Super Special
I have to agree with Rescue Helo's assessment. The game has great graphics and voice overs, however it is just another typical creepy Hidden Object Game where you have to save someone from some evil entity.....yada yada yada..
February 2, 2012
Surface; Mystery of Another World
Very good game, I liked it a lot.
February 3, 2012
I think I'm starting to really like HOG's by "Surface", not disappointed at all playing these games. The only thing is...I wish the HOS's were a little better. They seem to have dull dark HOS in some of the game, other then that....Great game!!
May 25, 2013
Same ol', same ol'
After reading the RAVE reviews, I was expecting a lot from this game and immediately downloaded the demo. I played the whole hour but felt it was nothing out of the ordinary, in fact, I don't even know if I'll buy the SE. There were a couple of good things about the game:
1) The puzzles have a skip, reset, and info buttons.
2) The hint button recharges quickly and tells you exactly what to do and where to go (so don't use a hint unless you really are stuck).
3) The puzzles were somewhat challenging (I liked the new twist on the pipe puzzle).
4) Interactive map
5) 3 levels of difficulty (Casual, Advanced, and Hardcore).
However, I had some complaints too:
1) The initial scene set you up for an exciting game, but didn't deliver (just another alternate universe sci-fi).
2) Puzzles were good, but not plentiful.
3) HO's were the same stuff we've seen for the last few years.
4) Some interactive items seemed not very straight forward.
5) Art was average.
6) Hated the sound effects...really bothered my ears!
We all are looking for different things to make our individual "FAV" list, so I'd say demo first... I'm glad I didn't buy just on the current reviews. Don't want to step on any toes, just want to give my honest opinion... Hope this helps!
February 2, 2012
A solid game
The storyline and game play were good and the puzzles were challenging. The collectors edition means you get an extra scenario to play, though I'm not sure if it is worth double the price of a regular game.
It was good that the HOG were a once only challenge, and there weren't too many of them.
The best thing about this game is the puzzles, they were challenging, new and different.
It wasn't an addictive game but it was enjoyable.
February 8, 2012