Royal Detective: The Lord of Statues
Graphics were not up to usual standard
This is the latest offering from Elephant Games; I find that I either really love a game they produce or it is mediocre, this one is the latter.
I was looking forward to playing as the setting is a snowy town & we haven?t had a good winter landscape for ages but I found the graphics a little blurred; it felt as though I wasn?t wearing my glasses. It was difficult to make out the items in the hidden object scenes which were rather like junk piles. Maybe it was the colouring I had a problem with as it was all rather blue, grey, brown & it was hard to distinguish where one object began & another finished.
There are some great features in the game; 3 modes of play with or without sparkles, the most helpful hint ever (it tells you exactly what to do next if you get stuck) & an interactive map. There are a lot of puzzles as well as H0s to solve although the puzzles were pretty easy during the demo hour.
Although I won?t be purchasing as the graphics were not to my liking I am recommending as you should definitely try it out; I suspect that most people will like this game.
July 15, 2012
How much frustration do you like?
The game wasn't all that bad except when you get to the last scene and can't finish the game -- freezes and won't unfreeze. Tried on multiple computers - so that's not the problem.
July 29, 2012
This game actually had great potential but was ruined, for me and my children, by two things. The first problem was that there was no music during game play, just this swishy sound of snow falling. This had us falling asleep inside of a half hour. In addition to that the graphics, though well-drawn, were done in this distant perspective that gives the player the impression of hovering over the scenes instead of being directly involved - like you're floating over the rooms not in the rooms and interacting. It was disturbing. The storyline was ok but the entire experience was ruined by the general lack of excitement. I didn't like it at all.
My children and I usually play these games together on a Friday or Saturday night at least once a month. We have so much fun that we stay up most of the night trying to finish in one sitting! This time we all agreed just to turn it off and go to bed. I bought the game instead of downloading the trial version. Bad move because it was a waste of money. This is the first real flop I've had with Big Fish.
November 27, 2012
DRIPPING, BLURRY MESS OF JUNKPILES
Did I download a different game than that which has received 5 stars? I have got to stop buying games based on rating and always, always play the demos. This game has virtually no music, but it does have lots of dripping sounds and wind. The cut scenes are a blurry mess and the story is totally unbelievable even for a fantasy game. The HOS are junk piles, sometimes in water, but always gray and brown muddy tones which make the scenes totally void of interest. That's about all I can honestly say about this game as I uninstalled it after the first 15 minutes. I thought it was that bad.
June 6, 2013
boring nd not good at all
this game is boring no hints that come up fast takes forever and you don't know what you are doing dumb game
July 19, 2013