Phenomenon: City of Cyan
Wait. What? That was it?
The story ended so abruptly, it left you wondering what happened. It's like reading a book to the end, only to find out someone ripped out the last 5 pages. There was almost no resolution. Maybe they are planning a follow up game, I don't know. Definitely anticlimactic. I don't recommend.
June 7, 2012
Definitely not the genre for me
This game falls under science fiction, which is not a genre I usually play on BFG. I decided to try it out since I almost always play psychological/spooky/creepy games and really didn't like it. I'll start with the positives:
*The visuals were really nice...lots of clear and sharp images with tons of colors.
*Music was good and went with the game.
Now for what I didn't like:
*The storyling was just too strange for me and didn't really make a lot of sense, but this is a sci-fi genre. I found myself not really caring about whether or not I finished the game. I did, but I did it over a period of a week.
*The voice acting was terrible. The character you play talks as if she is reading a script. A flat performance, period. If this had been a movie I would have stopped watching it.
*The puzzles were not really a challenge, which is one of the factors I look for when I get a game. The reviews said the puzzles were challenging, but I didn't think so. I'll add that they weren't exactly awful and a lot of them were puzzles I've never played before, so I give the developers an A for originality, but most of them were just not challenging. Some of them were fun though.
Overall,this just wasn't the game for me. What I look for when I buy a game are a cool storyline and puzzles that make me think, but that is just personal preference. If you like a story that's really out there and strange and just want a relaxing game with not a lot of challenge, then this is a game you might like.
April 4, 2012
Who's your Daddy??
If you are tired of same old puzzles and hidden objects this game might be for you.
Otherwise the storyline was really choppy and came to a very unsatisfying ending.
In this game you collect a lot of inventory and I have to say the cursor was really bad .It was really difficult to handle the cursor especially if you needed to scroll through your inventory .
I would give it 2 1/2 stars
April 15, 2012
Boring for me
After seeing all the 5 stars reviews I thought I would give this one a go. I played the demo, it seemed like a good game - until I bought it, then I was sorry I did. It soon got boring after that. Yes I will say that the game play for HOG's was a bit different than the norm. I wouldn't say the graphics were over the top, except the cut away scenes they were done rather well, neither was the story line for me either. It was a bit confusing at times as to where to go - thanks heavens for the map. Thought the puzzles were rather simple and didn't require to much thought. It ended to abrupt for me and was way to short!
March 27, 2012
phenomenon the city of cayan
I was playing the game not using the strategy guide. Used the ladder on tea house before i found locomotive and can not retrieve the ladder now to use on locomotive. Basically I can not finish the game.
July 17, 2013
not worth the money
very disappointing. the narrating was bad and way to much talk telling me what to do next...and that was expert mode. the graphic were poor and overall I cannot recommend this.
June 29, 2012
The story was confusing - kept talking about 'cyan' though have not idea what this means. Graphics and gameplay average. Voiceover is frequent, bad acting, very annoying and spoiled the game for me.
March 27, 2012
I'm sorry, but I find this game pretty boring. I bought it after the time triel was out, and I had about 1 hour left to play. The Hidden Object quests were very easy. You could nearly pick them all with out looking at the hints because they stood out. I've played others HO games were items was so cleverly hidden I was certain the object wasn't there :-) This is a game for younger people. Maybe 8-11y. I'm over 50, so perhaps that's why I think that way:-)
April 24, 2012
Stupid and dull
This is one of the terrible games I have played in the history of HO games. Graphics is bad, sound FX is so so, story line makes no sense.
Big red flags:
1. The cursor is super slow
2. Mini games are very simple and make no sense
3. The enviroment is so bad you do not want to play after 20 mins.
Nothing else to say. No pros. Please stop making games like this.
April 3, 2012
story hard to follow; instructions for games were ambiguous
March 25, 2012