Natural Threat: Ominous Shores
Prepare to purchase a new mouse
What starts out as a promising game quickly dissipates into a quagmire of tedious and repetitious running in circles. The music is appropriate, mysterious and moody, really quite nice actually. The graphics are pleasant and well done. The puzzles are well done, some variations of the old standards (nice change) others are quite original and some border on frustrating. For decades of game playing I?ve rarely skipped any puzzles, on this game I did skip one. After 2 hours I said the ?heck? (yea sure) with it. One puzzle they tell you to spell a name, yet they give you the wrong letters to work the puzzle.
Waaaayyyy tooo much back and forth, for every 10 things you do in one room/area, you have to go somewhere else before you can complete one task. After a while you tend to forget what to do, when you acquire an item your like, what is that for, ?oh yeah? (you need to use it 3 rooms back), it was a task you came upon approximately 25 tasks ago!! (that?s NOT an exaggeration!). You search an office, then you go back 5 ?rooms? to watch a movie, it shows you need to do something in the office, you go back to the office (5 more rooms), then you take that item to another ?office?, this time 6 more rooms. Really? Come on, did you try to make a long game or a good game? I wonder how long this game would be without all the to and fro?
At this point I was just going through the motions, hitting the hint button at every move so I could rush to finish the game. I was wishing the game would end soon so I could move on to something different that showed more promise. I dislike quitting a game I?ve paid for so I muddle through (albeit with a very disagreeable attitude).
At the very end of the game they have you back stepping 13 times! And you do it for 5 or 6 times!! Ahhh!!!!
March 20, 2012
a cheap baby game for 6 year olds !!
March 25, 2012
I quit. I could not take it anymore. It was so boring!! It had waaay to many HOS. Oh my I cannot believe people like this so much. I would rather watch golf on tv. Or maybe even watch paint dry than to play this game.
July 8, 2013