Puppetshow: Return to Joyville
This game is just gorgeous - beautifully done. It's a continuation of the Joyville series.
The graphics and colors are superb; it truly is a joy to look at. The storyline is a plea from Felicia, the puppet master's daughter, to return to the past and prevent the fire that destroyed her life.
There are 3 modes, casual was the one I chose. I usually skip the tutorial because they are mostly the same but I do like the sparkles, magnifying glass & hand.
The first HO scene is a little different than usual and fun to figure out. The things you pick up or receive from HO scenes and puzzles are used right away so you don't have the chance to forget where you needed them. The puzzles so far have been easy but fun.
The music is excellent and pulls you into the game. The voice-overs are well done and appropriate.
I bought the first one of the series and enjoyed it but didn't get any of the others because sequels are generally never as good as the first. Now after playing the demo on this one I am going to check out the other ones. I may have missed something good.
This is well worth a buy.
May 18, 2012
Lots of hidden object games, Lots!
It was again a good game just too many hidden objects for me. I prefer the mind puzzles, but I do have to say that the ho puzzles were interactive so I didnt mind to much, Im glad I got it.
May 22, 2012
Puppet Show:Return to Joyville
any one who has played the other Puppet Show games will not be disapointed with this one. I played the SE and it was of good length and challenge. I enjoy the puzzles in the game as much as the game itself. Graphics were crisp and the backround music was not annoying as in so many others. This series is qualitly start to finish, all are worth the money. Lots entertainment from a very good developer. Thanks Big Fish!
June 5, 2012
About Face For Felicia
GAME COMPLETED SEVERAL TIMES
In a delightful TWIST IN THE TALE, the latest episode in the PuppetShow series sees that evil soul-sucking woman from the last 3 games, Felicia, turning back time to prevent the accident that changed her life, and thereby altering the future for you and all her victims. Of course, to do so, she needs your help. SHOULD WE TRUST HER? Only one way to find out.
So begins the STORY in this game. It is presented in SPECTACULAR HAND DRAWN GRAPHICS with the signature texture and colour of ERS Game Studios. If you are new to the series and/or developer, you are in for a visual treat.
Can?t get quite so glowing about the MUSIC because it is, as always, REPETITIOUS. However, when the music halts for a while you get a DELIIGHTFULLY EERIE SOUND that could have come from the depths of space or time itself. VERY COOL.
The GENERAL GAMEPLAY takes us, for the most part, simply from one HO scene or puzzle to the next. There is not a lot of ADVENTURE.
There is NO MAP, which might have saved quite a lot of running back and forth within the theatre, where little alcoves are around every corner. The HINT IS USELESS outside HOS. The ubiquitous ?There?s nothing you can do here.?
The HO SCENES are SLIGHTLY INTERACTIVE LISTS, with ONE exception. (see next para.) We visit each scene twice.
We?ll have to find a name for these silhouette first-one-leads-to-another HOS. I?m gonna call them PROGRESSIVE SILHOUETTE HOS.
So, we have precisely one of those here, the first HO in the game, so I?m guessing this was the first test of what has now become a very popular HO style.
Fewer than the HOS, the PUZZLES are also INTERESTING. More ORIGINAL than I expect from ERS, which means they were, for me, also MORE DIFFICULT than their usual fare. This is no doubt good news to our EXPERT fishies. Not so much for me. I had to skip quite a few.
This series is made to a SPECIFIC FORMULA, for which you either love them or hate them. For me, I love them, and most of all this one. The story was a genuine surprise for me, which is nice, and I like COMFY OLD SLIPPERS.
May 8, 2013
another great puppet show
All I can say is I love all the puppet show games. They are fun and enjoyable to play.
August 12, 2012
Puppetshow: Return to Joyville
All of the puppet shows have been challenging to me. I like them all!!
May 20, 2012
Good, not great
It's a good game, but note to developers: the inventories "fan" is a pain! You have to keep clicking on it constantly to open and close. It should stay open for awhile if you need several inventories items.
May 20, 2012
I have enjoyed the previous games. I can't say they blew me away but they were good. However this one (although the latest in the series) felt like I was going back in time and not just because of the storyline! The puzzles were mediocre, the graphics were mediocre and the storyline was just, well, you've guessed it - mediocre. The only thing that wasn't, was the ending and that was just pants!
If you liked the others I wouldn't recommend this one without trying the free download first.
October 16, 2012
Did not like the mini games:/
They were complicated and the instructions were really vague. You were not offered a hint on them to at least get you started in the right direction. I had to skip most of them because I couldn't figure out what to do. Other then that I liked the game and have purchased all of the series.
June 14, 2012
Cricks could have carried on the show....
The game was great but the character "Cricks" could have had a little more "umph" and carried on to another story. I figured things may have gone that route but it looks as though old boy was taken care of because of the sad ending. I don't mean his possible death was sad but the ending was not as expected. All of the other installments had happier endings but this one seemed to just cut to the chase. The third installment had a dynamic ending showing where Felicia went back in time and the detective followed her. Then again, I didn't even gather that much. I thought she went back in time and he had to find a way to follow her. Nonetheless, the ending to the last installment was okay but could have had more. I mean what happened to the Master, Felicia, and the townspeople? Did Cricks really meet his end the second time around? If there is going to be another installment then kudos to you for the illusion that the story came to an end but if there isn't going to be another installment then, the ending to the last one was kind of blah but the game was still great and all efforts into it were not...I mean NOT WASTED AT ALL!!! Everything was brilliant as always!!!
May 24, 2012