Otherworld: Spring of Shadows
Spring into Otherworld
Otherworld: Spring is a visually beautiful game with a fairy tale story. Mini-games were diverse and the HOS screens were not too intrusive. There were a lot of 'find, use, assemble' activities and several tracing exercises that require hand eye coordination. For the most part, the use of inventory items made sense. And, if stumped, the hint system works very well. Game locations are locked when not in use so there is no traversing the universe looking for missed items. I enjoyed this game. I admit I am becoming weary of saving the world from evil spirits but this release had some interesting variety in terms of gameplay and Otherworld is a stunning place to visit!
September 20, 2013
Hours of fun
I wasn't sure I would like this game when I bought it but I'm thrilled I finally played. At the start, I was struck by the soft, bright colour scheme. And although Otherworld is darker it is just as brilliant. You meet several unique characters along the way that really make you feel part of the story. HOS varied a little in style and were quite short and simple. Full of mini-games and puzzles that were fun and not mind-bending. However, some did become a bit repetitive. A map is eventually provided that lets you jump to certain scenes but was minimally helpful with game play. Although, there's not too much walking in each area. The Hint states your next move if needed and even aids with puzzles. I thought this game was creative and entertaining. I enjoyed the variety of locations and characters. And don't forget to collect the Fairies. Nice and long. .
April 21, 2013
Difficult at first, but got the hang of it!
This game has ok visuals but it lacked at some parts. What I liked about it was the puzzles and storyline. The HO was hard to find, but the puzzles were ok. It wasn't as spooky as I thought it was gonna be, but it was decent. I recommend this game for adults only.
April 5, 2013
My first hidden object game on here. Some levels were pretty challenging, others really easy. Found the storyline a bit short though. Still a nice game.
March 8, 2013
Addictive,not to easy, not to hard, and definitely entertaining
February 27, 2013
I've played many HOG so it's tough to find one that impresses me as different but this one certainly did. I looked forward to each hidden object scene to see how creative the setup of objects would be. I loved that some were pairing of similar objects, others were matching, some had puzzles that needed solving before finding objects, and many other varieties. The graphics were very pretty and I thought the clarity of objects was good--although there are always a few that need hints but what fun would it be if every object was easy to find?
The other puzzles in the game were enjoyable but there were far too many of them. The "help" feature was no help at all really so I ended up skipping about half. Needless to say, I was quite surprised when I got a message midway through the game that I received an award for completely some 80 puzzles (not sure if that was the exact number but it was up there!) They were fun in the beginning but I eventually just thought, "for crying out loud, please just let me get this needed object without having to solve a puzzle first!"
The hint button was useless as far as I'm concerned outside of the hidden object scenes so I had to consult the walkthrough each time I was confused about what to do. Most of the time the hint button just repeated what I already knew. Yes, I know I am supposed to find wood but I needed you to give me an idea of where the wood was!!
The game did last a long time--I thought it would go on forever. I can't really comment on the story as I didn't keep up with it, losing interest midway as often happens with me. The only other thing that I didn't care for (and is an unfortunate feature of many games ) was the "spanking" you got when you clicked too much on incorrect objects. Exact precision was needed on most of these items which was a bit of a challenge, (if you were picking up a toothpick or similar tiny object you had to point DIRECTLY on the toothpick and sometimes not even the ends of it) so misclicks happened a lot. Even if I deliberately clicked around, if that's how I want to play the game, so be it. I don't need to be punished for it.
Overall, a refreshing change from the usual and well worth the price. Thanks bigfish for thinking outside of the box on this one.
August 29, 2012
Cute game !
Very nice dream landscapes, very clear, good mini games, HO are great, I enjoyed it very much, an easy light hearted game, I had a good tim.
August 4, 2012
This was a fun cute game. I get so tired of the doom and gloom games and enjoy it when I get to play a game with some color.
July 25, 2012
Like this Dev.
I quite liked this game, pretty scenes but not the best graphics. I had a black bar top and bottom of screen which I don't usually get but that did not subtract from the gameplay. I found chapter 4 boring. Story line excellent. English voice wrong! But never the less it kept me out of mischief for a few hours. It was nice to have all the different puzzle scenes instead of repeated HOs. thanks BF & DEVs for something different.
March 3, 2012
So I played the trial version and was totally hooked! Had a bunch of game coupons so opted for the regular version instead of CE version. I felt the chapters that I got to after the trial version were more complicated for the game than the ones I did in the beginning of the trial version which was good. The story line completely hooked me - until the end.
For me, a game has value if the story if good or the games are truly amazing. A well-balanced combination is perfection. This game was one where the story had me more than the actual game. So when we get to the end, I felt let down. Not only did I feel that the reason behind the plot line was not well explained, the good guy didn't truly win.
It does set it up for a sequel, but I found it not very satisfying. There are other games I love more where the story is concerned.
Over all, I would have bought this if I didn't have the coupon. As long as gaming is a means to relax, you should enjoy this game.
February 25, 2012