Fierce Tales: The Dog's Heart
very heart warming.
The story makes you want to find out the ending. to easy finds. but, fun and very interesting.
August 6, 2012
Ok says it all
I have to agree with Rescue. This is ok, but not great. Graphics are ok - nothing like the high end games - but transitions between scenes are slow. The story line is ok but there is nothing new in puzzles or HOGs.
July 27, 2012
Engaging tale but too easy to solve
This is a pretty game from Blam Games & is set in winter, I always like snowy scenes & is a lovely way to spend a few hours without torturing your brain with anything too hard. The graphics & the artwork are very well done & I like the look of the human figures which are sort of elongated. The two main animal characters are very cute little dogs.
There are three modes of play, casual with glints, sparkles & a 40 second hint; advanced with no sparkles & 2 minute hint or hardcore, no hints & no skip button. The hint will point you in the right direction if you get stuck. Whichever mode you decide to play I doubt you will need a walkthrough as both the hidden object scenes & the mini puzzles are very easy. The H0s have some interactive items & occasionally you will revisit one, the puzzles are the usual jigsaw, untangle lines, tile swap, etc.
There is a lot of going back & forth; there is an interactive map but it is only useful if you can remember where you want to go as it does not show where there are active areas. If you want to open a specific lock for instance but cannot recall where it is located then an interactive map is not a lot of help. However the game is not so big that going back through the scenes is a hardship.
It took me around 2-1/2 hours to complete; if I had used the map more often I suspect it would have been much shorter. Still it was an engaging game & worth buying as it makes a nice change from murder & mayhem that usual dominates this genre.
August 18, 2012
I Liked It But....
I did like this game somewhat. I liked the story line and graphics. For those of you all bent out of shape for the poor puppies in peril....everyone is fine in the end. I love dogs too, but really, it's just a game, not real puppies. My problem with the game was that there were too many times that using an object to complete a task was more difficult than it needed to be. If I needed a lever to repair something, I shouldn't have to click exactly, and I mean EXACTLY on the correct spot. I kept using objects where I knew they needed to be and kept getting rejected. This was very frustrating! There was just the right amount of HOS and puzzles. None too easy or too difficult. The story line progressed in a natural sequence without a lot of running back and forth. A few times I had to go way back into the game to complete something, but not as much as a lot of games. I wanted it to be one of my favorites, but just can't rate it as such.
November 22, 2012
NOT THAT GREAT
-GRAPHICS.. rather generic
Really just a bunch of going back and forth...storyline boring to say the least..
August 9, 2012
something to pass the time
a lot of running here and there
September 17, 2012
Just another HO
Seemed to be too easy for me. With that being said though I am still glad I played it.
September 17, 2012
I played the standard edition. I love HOPA games, but sometimes, I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to do next. I had to go back and forth a lot to figure out what's next. Finally, had to change from intermediate to casual play level to get more hints, which did help. Although the hints helped me to get to the next task, I wish I could have teleported instead of going room by room. I did like using the map to teleport, when I knew where to go. I liked the journal which kept tabs on what I've discovered. Overall, the story line seemed too far fetched and contrived.
September 5, 2013
story line was different
-Original storyline, kept me interested in what was happening next
-Helpful hint system directed you to the next step instead of saying "nothing to do here"
-HO items were not replaced after you found them
-No junk piles
-Beautiful snowy scenes and realistic animation
-Puzzles were simple and fun, wish there were more!
-Map saves a lot of time, just click a location and it will take you there
-Storyline progressed in parts so there wasn't an overabundance of back and forth
-I switched to casual because I felt myself using the hint a lot, but the sparkles were absolutely useless. *Everything* sparkled whether it was an active zone or not, and some items stayed active even though there was nothing to do leading me to click the same useless book/drawer/etc over and over again.
-The storyline, even though original, was *very* heavy on the dog theme. I played because I wanted a game that wasn't creepy or scary but I was soon sick of dogs everywhere. Storyline was tragic and a bit depressing.
-Characters in the story weren't helpful, I love when I can interact with characters and they aid in the plot.
September 24, 2012
Done way too fastt
I liked the game - it was fun and the graphics were great. The only problem is that I finished it in one evening. It needs to be about twice as long. Otherwise it is a good game. Just not sure if it is worth the money.
September 14, 2012