Witches' Legacy: The Charleston Curse
Fun interactive items in this game
A game from Elefun with the usual save a child from a witches curse theme but nicely done. The graphics were a little greenish for my taste & this made some of the hidden objects difficult to find but that is no bad thing. I did not like the use of real actors for the two main characters in the cut scenes but I have always preferred beautifully drawn artwork.
The voiceovers are good & the dialogue is clickable. There are two modes of play, regular with sparkles & a 60 second hint or expert with no sparkles or glints & a 2 minute recharge. There is no map but the game area is quite compact so you won?t need one.
You get a journal & a task list plus through the game you will pick up parts of a child?s drawing, once you have the pieces they will join together & give a short animated sequence of events, I loved these; they were very cleverly done.
This is mainly a hidden object game so there were not many mini puzzles but they were varied & pretty easy; the H0s had some unusual & interesting interactive items within them.
The developer definitely showed a sense of humour; at one point you have to cure a doorknob of its cold. Not one of the best games I have played but it was a competent adventure; you will find you keep many inventory items for quite a long time instead of the usual ?use immediately? standard for a H0.
February 27, 2012
Game is average; not disappointing and not wonderful. I finished it and didn't regret playing it. However, as a sound designer/composer for games, the music was lazy and annoying and some of the sound effects were grating on the ears. I imagine the sound person spent at most a day on this game. It would have been infinitely better if they just used some dark organ music by Bach. This may only annoy me because I pay attention to sound but in case you like to know these things I'm just giving you a heads up. Visually this game is top notch. The game play is mostly average with some interesting twists thrown in but it's on the better side of average. I wouldn't spend more than 7 dollars on this.
April 9, 2012
A little disappointed with this one
To a beginner, this might be an exciting game, but I've seen so many of the old mansion/bad person/trillion locations, that I finally began clicking hints just to hurry and get out of there.
The graphics were pretty; almost like water colors.
Music was surprisingly good, in my opinion.
Live people did nothing for me; did not add one thing to the entertainment.
The worst thing was having to run, run, run all over the place trying to find out where to go next. A map would have been a life saver. New item didn't necessarily tell you where to go next. You just have to wander around.
The length was good for those who love the game; I just wanted to hurry and get out.
April 18, 2012
not bad but very short
It is mostly a hidden object game with a little adventure.For those who are new to this type of game play it would be perfect but for experts this game may disappoint you!
Lot of HO scenes which are a little interactive and the puzzles are just too easy and nothing new.
The story line is ok.
look i recommended it for new players.
March 22, 2012
Not much new here
This game was very impressive visually - even though the objects have a drawn finish, rather than the new CGI look - and there were real actors. Still, it fell rather short on most other points. I played the expert level, but even there, it was hardly challenging at all. I can only remember one mini-game (and that got me thinking for a little while), but otherwise, it was straight HOS/Adventure. It wasn't nearly long enough either.
There wasn't anything particularly gripping in the storyline, and the witch was your stereotypical hooded figure.
The one unique feature was the drawings which came to life and provided plot points or clues. Kind of a nice idea in an otherwise run-of-the-mill game.
Still, if you're looking for something not particularly challenging, this might be the game for you.
June 9, 2012
A good game for a new HOG player
The graphics where amazing and I so hoped the game play would follow suite, sorry to say it was just OK. I completed the hour demo in about 35 minutes in advanced mode; I should of realized that that would be an overall indication of how short the game would be.
When you are a HOG junkie, you download them all trying to find games that can compete with the likes of MCF series or Raincliff; Sadly this one does not.
It's just OK, not bad, not by any means in my top 10, BUT if you are a newer HOG/Adventure player this game is perfect for you. No real challenging puzzles or HOG scenes. The journal will help guide you along the correct path.
If the game play matched the graphics and video cut scenes this would of been a home run. I would have to give it 3 stars just because of the graphics, without I would of rated it lower. Just not enough of challenge for me.
February 25, 2012
Young girl stolen by witch. Witch wants to turn young girl into a witch. Supposedly relation sent for to save girl. Girl is saved. Nothing new here just an ordinary game with the same story line as many others. The usual Elefun Games overdose on HO's. My rating of 3 stars is for sounds and graphics and a small piece for the game. I would however recommend the game as many gamesters enjoy a plethera of HO's.
August 26, 2013
USES BACK & FORTH-ING TO MAKE UP FOR WEAK STORY
BASED ON COMPLETED GAME ON EXPERT LEVEL
I HAVE NEVER PLAYED ANY GAME THAT INVOLVED SO MUCH RUNNING BACK AND FORTH. I'm so glad this game is over. What started as a decent story (although nothing new) deteriorated into mad dashing to and fro to look for objects to use. You will literally be going around and around, up and down, back and forth, picking one small piece which can only be used many, many scenes prior or further along. In addition, there are SO MANY HOS that it slows the movement of the story to the point where i doubt you will care whether the little girl gets saved or not. It's not totally a waste, but I wouldn't recommend you buying it unless it's on sale at a VERY reduced cost.
Good voice overs
Puzzles and HOS are easy
Music adds to the atmosphere nicely
Did not need to use hint button to complete game
Forget your sneakers, you'll need a horse to get back and forth (and back and forth some more)
Too many HOS that interrupt story flow
Boring, nothing new
Uses HOS and to and fro movement to "disguise" lack of content
No map at all on expert level
I'm recommending this game because it is somewhat enjoyable, but if you are the type of person who gets easily frustrated with time wasting tactics, this game is not for you.
July 7, 2013
Witch on a killing spree
Review based upon completion of the game.
So an American went to Germany, got to know a woman and brought her back home to marry her. Rather bad idea, as she turned out to be a witch. Now you got to learn that a little girl, a blood relative of yours, is in trouble, so it's up to you to sort out this mess.
+ story told through crayon videos...
+ that also contain hints for the riddles
+ diverse mini games
+ Lynn's cute
o the so called "Bloksberg" is actually the "Blocksberg", or commonly known as "Brocken", a peak in the German Harz mountains
o you don't feel much threat, as you encounter the villainess only twice (you see her a bit more often, but it seems she isn't bothered by you)
o already found items are put back into repeating HO scenes
- the story is a bit out there (sneezing door knob???) and the integration of live actors is sometimes unintentionally funny
- graphics could be MUCH clearer in HO scenes
Bottom Line: The game is not too bad. The ending - though satisfying - seems a bit chopped off, maybe it's expanded more in the CE. If you are desperate for a new game it's okay, otherwise don't bother.
June 14, 2013
Feels Like Work
Not as much fun as I wanted it to be. Lots of running around with just one HOS after another. By the time I get an item I need, I have forgotten where it is supposed to go. For example, if I need to cut something open, the scissors might not be picked up until many HOS later and clear across to the other side of the house.
The HOS are absolute messes -- probably the worst I've ever encountered in any game I've played -- smudgy, shadowy hiding places for teeny-tiny little objects requiring you to click on exactly the right pixel.
This is a very long game. I've been playing for four hours, and I'm not anywhere close to the end, I've now given up trying to figure out where I need to be and am simply using hints to point the way. At this point, it feels more like work than fun, just slogging away to get to the end.
July 4, 2013