Fierce Tales: The Dog's Heart Collector's Edition
Good HO Game
The game is good, quite an interesting story line and the pups are adorable, the only thing l found wrong was once again an item you need to be able to carry on is missing, this time it is in the extra game play which is not as bad as being in the main game but still frustrating
July 7, 2012
Bonus game play in CE
The game is basically good if you like a lot of backtracking and HOS . I spent most of the time having to use the guide to remind me of where I was. The graphics and sound were very good though and I would recommend it.
July 2, 2012
Who let the dogs out ...
The initial opening graphics promised a lot, but unfortunately didn't deliver after the opening. The characters are a cross between wooden dolls and cartoons and pull the game down a bit. In this day of technological marvels I really think the developers could have structured them to be more attractive or at least realistic.
Three levels of game play, which is common these days, and I think the hard core players will get a lot more out of this game than I did. It is quite complex actually. Some of the game play directions seemed a little illogical to me - I'm thinking "I'm here, looking at this, why would I go back there?" but probably all of us go in different directions at times during game play.
The SG stays where you left it last time, and the hint "owl" takes a bit to recharge. There is also a map, showing only where you have been, nothing in advance.
The story is interesting enough, some of the dogs are drawn waaay better than others though.
Not being too much of a fan of HOGs, I was pleased that every time I turned around I was not presented with another HOS. Of course they are there, they are for the most part interactive, and apart from being a little dark, most of the items are connected with the story, so you don't look for a crown, a set of dentures, and a butterfly, which is good.
As an adventure lover, this game is not for me, but on saying that I can see the HOG lovers jumping all over it. So for all the HOG people, I recommend this game. Again, just a pity about the clunky cartoony characters.
June 28, 2012
I love dogs and really looked forward to this one. After playing the demo, it definitely looked promising. There was a somewhat lifelike dog that you interact with initially, but after that real dogs didn't play much of a part. Of course, you don't discover that until after you have purchased the game and gone past the time period of the demo.
What really turned me off though, was the excessive backtracking. I think this game has more backtracking than any game I've ever played.
The HOS were just okay, nothing special. The mini-games were somewhat unique, but most had very little challenge.
The bonus play in the CE was a very necessary part of this game's storyline. If not for that, the ending would have been a big letdown. The bonus play was a good length and, I think, more enjoyable than the base game, but it did end abruptly.
There are dozens of better games on BF that I would recommend over this one, but I still recommend this one if you have run out of other games to play.
July 10, 2012
what a disappointment
The first hour or so of this game made me feel it was going to be exceptional, but after about an hour it became boring. Early on it had great graphics, a good balance of HOS, cut scenes/voiceover, and puzzles. This quickly changed though, and it became one HOS after another, no cut scenes pretty much until the bonus play. The story premise was good, but wasn't developed well, far too much reading/journal, which would have been better to develop with characters. Puzzles were either too easy, or instructions just didn't make sense. It just wasn't any fun.
July 3, 2012
It's a dog eat dog world
I am not as impressed with this game as the other fishies seem to be, Granted the visuals are nice, the graphics have a "Norman Rockwell" quality that I liked. But the rest of the game just has nothing really new. you have to do the same HOS over and over and sometimes twice in a row! BIG no no for me.
I am not sure it's worth the CE price tag but highly recommend you play the demo and decide for yourself if it's worth it
June 29, 2012
Loved the Demo more than the full Game
After playing the demo I thought this was a good and unusual game and the dog factor was great. However, while playing the game I started to get bored. The dogs really aren't foremost in the game and I thought the demo was a little misleading. I am often disappointed when I buy collector edition games
July 14, 2012
FIERCE TALES:THE DOG`S HEART COLLECRORS EDITION
THE ONLY THING I DID NOT LIKE ABOUT THIS GAME WAS THERE WERE TOO MANY HOS.
July 13, 2012
Wish it was better, doggone it!
Just finished the demo & because the game involves dogs, i'm wishing i loved it, but so far i'm only hoping to love it later. The story begins in a town full of dog lovers who are in a quandary over a pack of canine type beings that have been attacking, stalking, killing, & even puppy-napping, for reasons we must learn. It isn't presenting as gory or Dark & Eerie; more of a mystery adventure so far. The intro involves a human & said canine types that are cartoony, and not even good cartoony. Thankfully, upon entering the game the graphics were pretty nice, even tho characters appear to remain on the primordial edge of game graphics, giving it a dated look. I haven't noticed much as far as atmospheric sound fx, & music isn't intrusive. The HOscenes are minimally interactive & not difficult. I've only caught a couple of puzzles thus far, easy also. Typical 3 modes of play, hint, journal, & a map that takes you there. Haven't had to check out the SG yet, as gameplay hasn't been tough so far. I'm intrigued to know what these "dog like creatures" are & how they are being manipulated to do their dastardly deeds. But, tho' it seems like it probably provides some decent entertainment, Fierce Tales is coming across as too average compared to some of the amazing games that have come around lately, so i'm passing on the CE, & will check out reviews by folks who finish the game. Then maybe the SE.
June 28, 2012
Very simplistic game
I didn't think it was challenging at all and the graphics weren't that great either. Weak storyline and easy puzzles.
July 21, 2012