Sister's Secrecy: Arcanum Bloodlines
I bought and finished playing the whole game and would like to share my thoughts about it. When I first tried the demo for this game I was not impressed. I did not like the store feature because the items were not interesting to purchase. Therefore my initial reaction to this game was not favourable. Having bought and played the Collector's Edition, my opinion has changed. I like the special achievement of collecting all the little purple flowers in the game, which gives you coins. While playing I just ignored the store because it is just a diversion and has no relevance to the gameplay at all. The graphics in the game are awesome, very crisp and clear, especially in the hidden object scenes. Artwork is beautiful and the story gets better as you go along. More locations open up and I got very engrossed in the gameplay and played it through in one sitting. Puzzles are not difficult to solve and there is just the right amount of hidden object scenes, not too many, not too few, but always beautiful to look at. I really enjoyed playing this game. If you purchase the CE, the bonus game continues the story. You also get lots of lovely wallpapers, screensavers, etc. and they are different from the pictures you find in the store in the game, for those interested in wallpapers and such.
July 20, 2012
Great Game, Truly Enjoyed!
I have played several games with 'sisters' in them but this has to got to be my favorite so far!
The hidden object scenes are few enough that you are not bogged down with them. The mini-games are relative to the scene you are playing and lots of fun on-top-of-that! The storyline is interesting and the characters are colorful and fun.
When I make it to the end of the demo hour on a game without even realizing it, it is always a good indication that I will enjoy the game. Have fun and enjoy!
July 20, 2012
Gothic mystery very spellbinding.
I think I found the game I'll use this months credit for. Beautiful scenes some dark but not creepy. I like the sparkling fairies around HO scenes instead of the ususal sparkles. I also like the alternative match 3 if you want a break from the HO scene. Find the magic flowers to use as credit later in the game. Mysterious story of a missing twin with a magical celtic element. Sounds like its going to be lots of fun to explore the story.
July 20, 2012
My secret about Sisters Secrecy
My 'secret' is more of a confession... based on the demo and because I was not initially impressed, I, admittedly, judged this game in a negative way as well as waaay too soon.
After playing a bit further I have changed my mind and have taken a complete 360 in opinion. Originally, having viewed the very beginning opening sequences, it appeared to me yet another, typical, very dark, evilescent game with no appeal to me... yet upon reading further into a couple astute reviewers' input and then giving it a 'real' go, I discovered it's content holds more of a folklore-ish, ie. celtic'ish# magic and charm that is seldom offered in today's typical 'same old' mind set themes. Once the game gets underway, it implodes us further into its appeal with intense graphics, an incredible change of pace to the 'as per usual', and impresses with outstanding creativity, unique characters, well rounded pertinent voice, cutscenes, and sheer imagination, all which are quite compelling. I am now LOVING THIS GAME.
Hope it remains on the same path as it has impacted me thus far; if so, I will be more than thrilled and be inclined to take this dev very seriously, ultimately purchasing more from this them in the future.... yay!! I feel as though I've 'found' a present I didn't know I had & opened it to find the perfect gift.
Thumbs up!!!! :)
July 31, 2012
Magical, Mythical Story With Amazing Artwork. Fishies!
Ah, yes, game starts out as any other--a missing loved one. Ho-hum! Well, hang in there because if you like to embrace adventure, this game is filled with strange lands and stranger beings,HO's and mini-puzzles. I don't know why anyone would complain about the music as it was awesome with a mixture of superior musical compositions.
This game truly has raw talent and mind-blowing artists at work. Game just didn't have proper translation or punctuation of the English language which is my pet peeve. Did not want to take away from my overall rating review, however, deserves mention to game developers that the finished product is very important and does make the difference between a good game and a great game!
Mythical and mystical creatures that are artwork fixtures in other games literally come to life in "Sister's Secrecy-Arcanum Bloodlines"..
There are some quirks mentioned by other reviewers--such as having to click exactly on an object, however, there are no mis-click penalties.
Mini-puzzles and HO scenes can be replayed for faster times and to earn the max of 3 coins each scene. Coins are then used to purchase at end of game for music and sketches--great idea. Each game scene has 2 purple flowers to click and add coins to your coin collection as well as finishing puzzels or HO's within a certain time frame adds 1-3 coins to your collection--just all part of fun and added dimensions to gameplay enjoyment. My total was 160 coins in all but one of the puzzles I was unable to better my time--the cross with the colored marbles--but I'll work on it.
This game isn't about time, yet, gamer can be challenged to improve hidden object scenes and mini-puzzles solution times. There is so much to do in this game--it's definitely packed with fun and interesting exploration.
P.S. Wished I had purchased the Collector's Edition!
Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
January 9, 2013
I really had a lot of fun playing this lengthy game in casual mode over 2 days (with breaks).
I was impressed with the lovely detailed artwork and the variety of different scenes and characters. The storyline was interesting and flowed easily, the subplots were intriguing. The HOS were colorful with good sized objects and there was a good variety of puzzles. You can switch to or alternate between HOS and Match 3. Traveling was limited; once you move to an entirely new environment, the previous scenes are locked. Gameplay was straightforward, but if you need help, the hint system actually provides very helpful guidance. It recharges very quickly.
Music could have been better. I was disappointed that the music bought with the collected flowers couldn?t replace the original music while playing. Belle doesn?t appear until the very end. I felt she should have appeared in cutscenes of a backstory).
August 7, 2012
A Little something Different
Got the SE and was pleasantly surprised. The hint button made up for the lack of a map. Collectibles were nice but the same in every scene. Giving it five stars because the story and environment were a little different than the rest. The story got progressively dark (figuratively) and there were some really bizarre looking creatures towards the end. The game felt like a good length. The ending was nice, and was not just a two second affair before the credits. You earn coins which can buy the extras like artwork. Some of the artwork were not used in the game and are worth having a look at. I liked it and kudos to the Dev's. Please make moreW
July 5, 2013
Loved this game
i read the reviews and so tried it and could not stop til it was finished was up til 4 am playing this gem of a game and that never happens lol also i never give a 5 out of 5 on everything
so i hope y'all love it as much as i did ^^
for me this was a must have and i do recommend it to any hog lover :)
April 3, 2013
it is very nice and wondeful the pictures, images colors and the puzzel inside this game is fantastic.
July 24, 2012
Just what my weary eyes have been looking for!
Love the graphics and music, and REALLY appreciate the Match Game alternative to finding hidden objects. My eyesight's not great, so I try to find games with clear, crisp graphics. Dark and fuzzy just won't work. I've only played for about an hour so I can't comment on the length of the game. No matter; I am enjoying everything about this game! Not too taxing, just good plain fun.
July 25, 2012