Rite of Passage: The Perfect Show Collector's Edition
GOOD NOT GREAT
From a new developer for BF. The quality is adequate. The graphics are decent but could be clearer. I gave it a high rating because of the use of live actors. Excellent storyline. HOG scenes are a little difficult. The puzzles are interesting but terribly difficult.
June 7, 2012
Great job Big Fish
I was beginning to wonder what happened to the good games lol.
The graphics are wonderful and the storyline is that you are a music teacher searching for the lost children.
Voices are great, HOS are a challenge sometimes, which is great. Music...well I turn it off, sorry.
Puzzles are fun, but, the help information isn't worth the time they took to write it. For the most part one can figure them out with out the poor instructions.
June 7, 2012
Rite of Passage: The Perfect Show - for newer puppets
Just finished the demo, really liked the bright & interesting scenes - but could have done without the obligatory church/graveyard. The story is familiar, as others have said, but is still interesting. I think some of us who've been doing these adventure HOGs for a long while get a bit jaded, and are always looking for something new and different and more elaborate. It's part of our addiction! For newer players I think this is a great game, and will provide hours of fun. For me, right from the git-go I knew what to do with each object and where to go next, and if I didn't, I could hit the hint button and it would let me know. I found the puzzle instructions a little confusing, but that's part of the adventure. To sum up, it's a really good game that most folks (except for us " HOG old-timers") will really enjoy.
June 7, 2012
Bonus chapter 'completed' this game.
Two things come straight to mind when I think of this game.
Firstly, why go to the trouble of making a great game, but then not cater for wide screen?
Secondly, it's one of the few games around that is worth trying again. When I first started playing it, I found it to be boring and dull - primarily because of not being wide-screen - and deleted it. Ended up D/Ling it again a few weeks later, started from the beginning again, and enjoyed it.
Pretty much had all the same things you would expect from a CE game (except widescreen). Lovely graphics, and good voice-overs.
Hidden object games with minimal interaction, and puzzles that varied from easy to moderate in challenge. The hidden objects were generally easy to find, although a couple of games the objects were obscure and hard to see.
There were bonus 'masks' to collect along the way, but no achievements to earn.
The storyline flowed well, but wasn't gripping. At 4 hours it wasn't a long game.
The bonus game also wasn't very long at 1 hour, and followed on from the main story but wasn't essential to it. That being said, I strongly suggest opting for the CE version purely because of the bonus chapter - that is if you like your stories with happy and completed endings.
July 10, 2012
There was a lot to like here. You are looking for kidnapped children in the little town of Everlake. It's a bright, colorfull town that's well drawn and pretty. You do have a fair amount of interaction with other people including the children's parents, an unknown male, the villan, his helper, his grandmother and several of the children amoung others. There are lots of HO scenes and a ton of inventory objects. My only complaint was that the mini games only had children's drawings for instructions. That was fine for some but not so great for others. I did like the moving match games and I really liked the stages that would appear that told you some of the backstory. I must admit that by the time I had finished the bonus game, I was ready to be done. So that tells you it was quite a long game. This one had a good solid story, long and detailed game play. lots of mini games, a good hint system and even a side search for masks as collectables. Lots to like and I did. I am pretty sure you will too.
June 19, 2012
Hidden object game
I would have like a better explanation on how to solve the puzzles.. I was not smart enough to figure them out on my own..... Some of the visuals were not clear....
June 11, 2012
A good game with ups and downs
I found this to be quite a good game, but with ups and downs.
Likes: the storyline, the graphics, the music and sound effects, the length (it took me 11 hours to finish the main game and the bonus game), some of the puzzles were very challenging; the HOS weren't junkpiles and always had soms interactive elements in them.
Dislikes: at certain moments in the game, there were just too many consecutive HOS; some of the puzzles really were way too easy ...
So, all in all, I would say that this is quite a good and interesting game, despite some flaws.
July 11, 2012
The storyline, art and graphics are very well done. The only reason I gave this 4 stars and not 5 is that some of the HOG scenes and puzzles were a little too hard. Even when I hit the hint button for some objects in the HOG scene, I could barely make out the object. Not with all of them, just a few items.
When I play a adventure game, I'm not as interested in being challenged by a puzzle. I am more interested in being involved in a interactive story. I want to be involved in solving the story. I want to explore the environment.
This game had all of that. Very well done!
June 10, 2012
Great For Kids
The game was slow but just right for a kid. The puzzle were unique enough and easy enough. The music was way to repetitive. A lot of games make that mistake. Not mixing up the music a bit. For me I would buy it if there was nothing else toward my liking. For a gift to a grandson I would buy it.
June 8, 2012
A good game!
I got into this game, it's the kind I enjoy playing. There's plenty of suspense, and puzzles are intriging. I highly recommend this game.
June 7, 2012