Witches' Legacy: The Charleston Curse Collector's Edition
Ok Game but NOT CE worthy
This game is VERY short! It's not a bad game, but I don't think it should be CE by any stretch. Pretty much a good seek and find. The puzzles are either so easy that there is no challenge or so abstract that there is no way to see where there going with it (at least not to me)
The hints recharge quickly and the SG was helpful, but in all honesty I could have just used the hint button. It was good.
The artwork is ok, and the game is pretty cool, but I was done in less than 4 hours and that seems like a short game for $14. To be fair, I have not played the bonus content, but I usually don't.. There are 4 chapters and while the 4th is by far the longest, I was really expecting more.
The ending is weird and rather sudden and leaves you knowing that there is going to be a sequal. I was shocked at how much detail went into the game and then, suddenly, it was over.
All in all, not a bad game but WAY too short for a CE. I cannot recommend the game as a CE but as a regular edition, it would be a definate buy!
January 21, 2012
I don't mean to sound picky, but...
This game could have been a lot better.
The plot is decent, it certainly makes you want to help the little girl and stuff, but there are things that can be improved:
- Cartoon-ish environment mixed with real actors and 3D characters all at the same time? Please decide with one single animation style, otherwise it's unrealistic and confusing.
- Backgroud music sounds a bit poor compared to previous games.
On the bright side the HOS are ok, it's not hard to play (strategy guide and hints are not necesary) and this game allow us to play on full screen with the option to adjust it if you have a wide screen, which is not a minor detail.
January 20, 2012
Not as good as I hoped
Shame really, the premise was good and I rather liked the door knob with a cold, but even in Expert mode it only took just over 1/2 hr to do the demo. Much too easy so I won't be buying.
January 19, 2012
Great game but too many backtacking
Another dark-themed game with the same old-style plot, it doesn't fascinate me that much. The graphics and live acting in the game are awesome, with great voice overs and music. Puzzles are also very nice so the HOG scenes. However, there're FAR too much backtracking in the game, a map would be useful, i get lost constantly don't know where to go next and it's so frustrating and confusing :(
January 23, 2012
GREAT BUT CAN'T FINISH WITHOUT STARTING OVER
Inventory items need to be used in a certain order, but the game allows other use, then prohibits letting you proceed. The result is that you need to start over and repeat hours of work, plus you need to know what order to use the items. That makes a great game into one not worth playing. Too bad, because this is / was a really fun game.
January 24, 2012
Witches' Legacy:The Charlestson Curse CE
This was a standard but entertaining game.This game is not bad in any way ,just ok .I do like the real actors in the game it gives it a nice twist,storyline is somewhat bleak.Not completely ''blown away" by the game in the hour that i played it.I was somewhat entertained a bit.. I enjoyed just playing for an hour to me that was sufficient to determine wether the game was worth buying.I played it somewhat enjoyable but,it doesn't make me want to buy it.
January 26, 2012
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
This game is cool. But Surface: Mystery of Another World Collector's Edition is much better!!
February 9, 2012
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
Way to much HOS
I Played the trial and bought the CE. Look nice for the first hour. Then, it was just "walk walk walk, play HOS, get object, walk walk walk, use object to open another HOS, play, get object, walk twice, new HOS... What was the story about again? Can't remember...
The other Witche's legacy game is much better.
July 29, 2013