Agency of Anomalies: Cinderstone Orphanage
Mini Games were fantastic
Loved this game, fishies! I am not much for hidden object games but the ones in this game were really fun. Some were regular HO games but you had to empty something or unlock something etc to find a few of the words. There were also the interactive ones where you had to put the missing object back into the scene. Loved the storyline. and the mini games were wonderful. Some I have never seen before. I wish there was an interactive map where you could hop from place to place because there was a lot of backtracking. Also, once you save the children they give you their paranormal ability to use in the solving of their disappearances. Pretty cool idea! Better than the first Agency of Anomalies!
May 19, 2013
Loved this game! One of the Best!
Great game! Not to dark themed. Beautiful calming music. Beautiful scenery and great location changes. Interesting game that keeps you wanting to play it. Puzzles were good and varied. Worth playing!
April 15, 2013
i really recommend this game fun for all ages
March 18, 2013
Definitely worth checking out
I really enjoyed this for the most part. The graphics are excellent, and much of the gameplay style and difficulty reminded me greatly of the "Echoes of the Past" series of games, which are among my favorites here at BFG.
One thing I particularly enjoy is the 'reverse' hidden object games. After collecting your usual oddities from one scene, you are then called upon to put the objects in their correct places in another scene. This makes the hidden object puzzles actually somewhat relevant - like you're cleaning up the place. The minigames are fun and interesting and really do require some thought.
The story is good for the most part, but I have to take off points for the ending. I like a twist as much as anyone, but this story's twist ending doesn't make a whole lot of sense, and isn't explained particularly well. I would have appreciated an extra minute or two spent clarifying just what exactly happened at the end.
On the whole, a worthwhile game and one I recommend.
March 17, 2012
Nice game, but not perfect
The storyline is really interesting. There are 2 game modes.
- The graphics are beautiful. The HOS are clear.
- The puzzles are quite easy; I found only one challenging.
- You get abilities when you help the orphans.
- The hint system is like "nothing to do here".
- I really missed a map. There is lot of to and fro, and I got frustrated having to walk all the time.
- The game is quite long, nearly 4 hours without skipping anything.
With a map, I would have given 5 stars.
November 1, 2012
For me.. this was much better than the first one. All the things I didn't care for in the first one were rectified. The dull, dreary and dirty atmosphere had changed to being full of color and really beautifully drawn. And there was interaction with the entities. They give you their abilities which turn out to be quite fun to use. There were some fun mini games.. a couple of slide puzzles, some connect the electric buttons, a place the vases one etc .pretty standard stuff but I lke those so I am not complaining. Overall I liked this game although I must say that after the first one.. I did not have overly high expectations. This is a decent game and a fun way to spend an afternoon or two. Not an epic adventure but a good solid enjoyable game none the less. I thought that both the music and the voice overs were excellent. The ending was a bit disappointing.. the old my evil twin /the butler did it. Perhaps a tad overdone. But really that was only in the last few minutes. I played the SE version of both and would not hesitate to purchase the next one in this series. 3.5 outa five
April 2, 2012
Liked this game
but the puzzles were tedious
liked the first agency game more
April 3, 2012
The Agency of Anomalies: Cinderstone Orphanage
This game was good easy to follow, clear direction and without any problems.
March 10, 2012
Buy this one!
I really enjoyed the storyline of this game. It was a good HO and game solving game with fun rooms to explore. I did manage to play it in one sitting which is unusual for me. I guess that says I enjoyed it!.
July 14, 2012
Overall good game
I totally recommend this game...it is fun to play. Very early in the game though I had to turn down the music completely. There is this random drum which to me was equivalent to nerve shattering noise. Throughout my hour long play, I thought for sure the scene would pass that had this soundtrack but have found that it is throughout. Also, the mini games were pretty alright...not hard but like another member mentioned, some can be a bit tedious and for the sake of sanity you kinda feel like skipping cause you're just not in the mood to strive through to the end.
June 19, 2012