Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart Collector's Edition
I don't know why but this game immediately irritated me. I was not drawn in. The dialogue seemed stiff and false. I only played the demo for ten minutes and then uninstalled it.... I was surprised because I always read all the reviews before I even try a game and this had lots of 5 stars.... perhaps I should have persisted but there are so many amazing games available I felt I was wasting my time and just wanted to go find something that engaged me within the first minutes!
June 20, 2012
I found this game to be really annoying. Too much handholding, not enough challenge. Graphics were done well and HOS scenes were okay, but try and exit this game and you get a mini preview of the game. Seriously??? I felt like I was at the movies waiting for the main feature to start. No thanks, BFG, I won't be buying this one.
May 17, 2012
awfull voice overs
sorry have to disagree, couldnt get into this game and the voice overs in that awfull american accent, please dont get me started. Definately wont be buying and found it very irritating
May 18, 2012
Beautiful and Well Made but Easy
Nightmares from the Deep is a very well made HOG. The art is colorful and nicely drawn. The voiceover work is good. The narrative is banal (save the girl from a ghost that wants to use her as a vessel to resurrect his dead lover) but the video cut scenes are nicely done and I enjoyed the element of finding doubloons to get little video snippets of the back-story. The hidden object scenes are nicely drawn but entirely too simple - no challenge at all. I do like that previously found items are no longer in the scene when you return to it though - that is a nice touch. The inventory puzzles are generally straightforward and logical, which I appreciate. The minigame-type puzzles are interesting but too easy.
Overall, this is a very good game and well worth playing. It isn't quite up to the excellence of some other titles in the genre, but it is well above average.
April 22, 2013
Not the greatest game but not terrible either.
This game was ok, not the best I have played.
The storyline was alright, didnt care for it as much as many others on here. The ending was good, different kind of ending than what most pirate games have.
A pirate ghost kidnaps a musuem owner's(or director or whatever she is# daughter to drain her life and bring back his dead wife.
Graphics were very good. Music was ok too. Music wasnt really annoying like other games I have played.
The characters were good, however, I feel the daughter didnt behave as one would imagine a kidnapped girl to act. She didnt act very scared in my opinion. She was kind of girl some parents would be annoyed with #the daughter was an adult I believe#. She refused to help because the dead pirates on the ship were scary as well as other things. She wouldnt even help her mom get back home in the bonus play either. She just sat there for the most part. I also do wonder, how does her sunglasses manage to stay on her head throughout the whole game?
The HOS were very easy. The puzzles were also very easy. There really wasnt any challenge to the HOS or the puzzles.
You do get 2 maps in the main game #didnt pay attention in the bonus play), you cant use it to jump to other locations, so you spend most of the time going back and forth which was time consuming. So the map was actually useless.
The bonus play was ok, but short. The storyline for the bonus play was not very good in my opinion.
March 26, 2013
A so-so trip to Skull Island
With all the 5 stars reviews I've read concerning this game, I thought I was in for a great ride, but when I finally got to play it I was seriously disappointed.
In my opinion, the best things about this game were the graphics of the locations (some, not all), the bonus chapter, which I completely loved more than the main game and the main story, and the concept arts (a pity that you can't save them...).
The cons were: the hidden objects scenes, I just thought that there were too many of them; the puzzles, which instead of making me want to solve them, just made me skip them, I thought they were uninteresting; the story, though a little different than that of most HOG's, didn't kept me interested (I was seriously longing for the game to end); the music wasn't annoying neither was it brilliant, made me a bit tired of hearing it after a while; the backtracking, rrrrrrr... just way too much of it, and you can't use the map to jump from one place to the other.
Overall, it was one of the most average games I've ever played. It wasn't bad, no. But it wasn't very good either.
January 22, 2013
Puzzles to easy for me
This game kept me entertained, and the hidden object puzzles were easy to complete. I would have preferred the puzzles to be a little harder - I didn't need to skip any at all even though the option was there.
The storyline was interesting and the screens were very nicely done, graphics great. There are maps to the scenes which were basically useless as you couldn't jump straight to a scene, so there is a lot of jumping back and forth.
Still, I enjoyed playing it.
November 29, 2012
A CE WORTH THE EXTRA COST
Up until now, I've not been impressed with the CE I've purchased, but this game proved that CE can be done correctly. The extra play at the end was a perfect extension of the storyline and the play was just as complex as the original game.
The entire game was very engaging, with excellent graphics and voice overs. Although there is a lot of running around and back and forths, the map made it extremely easy to keep track of things. The inventory items never got too far ahead of the story, and needed items were never too many steps backwards or forwards to find.
I never had to use the strategy guide/walkthrough, which is a big plus for me. The HOS and the puzzles weren't too hard, although I did have to use the occasional hint and I think I might have skipped one or two puzzles just because I grew impatient.
What I thought was very interesting, and something I think I've seen only once before, was an alternative to playing the HOS. You could choose to play a matching game based on mahjong tiles. I thought it was just an extra puzzle, but immediately realized that once I had played the tiles, the HOS went away as completed.
October 31, 2012
Could have been a great game, but for the 'dirty' HOs. I enjoyed most of the game, but the HOs hurt my eyes and I do not find them to be fun!!
Don't mind 'clean' HOs, but my old eyes can not take those ugly ones
I wish we could be told, when adventure games had little or NO HOs!!! I feel that I waste my money when I purchase these games, because I do not enjoy them!!
Recommended only for HO fans!
October 28, 2012
Good but the CE price not worth it.
I purchased this game awhile ago and just played it and the bonus at the end of the game. The game itself was a bit to easy for those experts out there. And for the short bonus (not necessary for a good ending) not worth the CE price. SE would be just as good. It was an good length game and would be worth the SE price. Graphics were good and the storyline was good.
October 7, 2012