Entwined: Strings of Deception
Too dull, too plodding
I love detective mysteries but this was definitely way too boring to hold my attention & all I could do was plod through the game to get to the end as soon as possible. It was a classic murder but without any of the ingeniousness of an Agatha Christie or the enjoyment of a James Patterson.
The objectives are very clear & you will end up with a long task list; if you get stuck simply click on the task & you will get a list of actions to solve the puzzle, sort of like a built in walkthrough.
The voiceovers are excellent but unfortunately none of the dialogue is clickable so you have to sit through interminable speeches or skip the scene altogether. The graphics remind me of the old fashioned games, they are very flat & uninteresting.
The hidden object scenes are all junk piles, the puzzles are nothing new & you end up filling up your inventory with items & wondering what to do with half of them. You do get to collect 17 fingerprints & 20 pieces jewellery as an extra task during the game but even this extra did not warm me to the gameplay.
April 16, 2012
Not worth the credit
I burned a credit on this game. I found the graphics beautiful, and the sound was good. The game itself is tedious and lots of backtracking. You have stuff in your inventory you don't know what to do with. Hard to get objects to open doors and locks. No mini-puzzles to speak of. Characters are likeable. I really don't like to say negative things about any game, but I would not buy this game again. Map is worthless, does not tell you if there is an objective in the area. Story line is plausible, but I was determined to finish, when I really wanted to quit the game and go get another game.
Sorry Big Fish I can't reccommend this game.
March 16, 2012
Don't care for the graphics, sound, hints...the game.
March 12, 2012
Good for a 12 year old
Way too simple.......not challenging. Maybe good for a small person, but believe it or not I didn't get that until I bought it!!
March 12, 2012
not my cup of tea
this game is boring i usually do the demo first then wait for a holiday special but if this game comes out as dd i would not buy it
March 14, 2012
Entwined: Strings of Deception
Just could not get into this game. I loved the graphics but that was it. Did not hold my interest enough to play the whole demo.
March 15, 2012
I was disappointed. I went back and forth so many times. The map did not allow movement. Many items in HOS were obscured and dark - and this on a large screen. There were also somewhat odd items to search and no hints for HOS. The hints referred to objectives and those were very detailed.
Detective finds the criminal, of course, and for anyone who reads mysteries, the culprit was obvious. I finished it but can't see playing it again.
October 12, 2013
Tedious toward torment!
I read the positive reviews and really, really wanted to enjoy this game the same way. But I was so bored I couldn't finish. The story was not too bad, but the delivery is awful and dialogue soooo sloooow. The hints are ridiculous - highlighted scenes where you have completed all tasks still show a hovering magnifying glass. The hint button gives you a list of "objectives", and clicking one gives you instead detailed instructions on completing a scene! No fun!
I completed one minigame puzzle which I KNOW was right, but the door wouldn't open. I even used a walkthrough to find a screenshot of the minigame to make sure I had completed it! But I had to use the "skip" function before I could continue. Very, very frustrating.
I purchased this game and maybe I'll go back and try again, but YAWN I hope I'm never that bored!
March 16, 2013
would never have bought this game if I had read some of the reviews stating there was no blog or forum for it thru Big Fish. If you try through google you will find some elsewhere, but none from the company your paying your money to!! If there were a CE version or some sort of help on BF it would be a decent game. Right now I am totally stuck and no help at all. If BF ever gets the help I would recommend this game but not now.
December 12, 2012
Didn't impress me much...no hint button!
I think I may have liked this better IF it had a hint button. It's hard to know where to go and what to do. It kept reading "Inspect the forensic evidence in the living room". Well, where IS it? I got the fingerprints....it didn't give any help on what to do next. The map didn't help either. It just showed where you were and not what areas had tasks to be done...that might have helped a bit more. Nope!! Not for me. I play to relax, not to just get more anxious.
November 6, 2012