Grim Tales: The Wishes Collector's Edition
nice game, kinda typical but not too many hogs (which was nice)..go here, pick up this and that..but it was ok cuz the graphics and sound is good and the storyline is ok...yeah not too bad...go see...
July 13, 2012
you guys can do better
Okay guys I love the Grim Tales and I played a few games and you guys could do better with this game. The first game I played was Dark Parables and that game is the boom and I have been trying to find a game like that. this game falls short. I will say the graphic is good and I liked the puppet and the map but the puzzles were no fun and that witch and what she did to that boy close to the end will give me bad dreams. So guys give me a game like Dark Parables now that was great.
March 20, 2013
Ok game but not special
Enjoyed the game for the most part, lovely graphics, music was fine, I liked the storyline but it got a little tedious having to find different shaped medallions to open anything, could have been a little more creative. The mini games were ok but I skipped a few because they were a little boring. I Like challenging mini games but these weren't that fun. Did like the map to jump to places, but would have preferred not to be told what to do at each location. Game length was good, hogs were good and the bonus game was fine, but overall it just wasn't that great.
October 21, 2012
Good Game but.....
This game started out as outstanding but soon found so much backtracking became very annoying, pick up an item and back to put it where it was to go. Typical Elephant style.
August 22, 2012
Started out okay...
.... but then it got annoying.
July 27, 2012
Definitely NOT a Children's HOG but an Adult's HOG!
The Graphics are beautiful and enchanting but the Gameplay was way too hard for me and I had to keep on referring to the Strategy Guide and Hint Button for help at almost every turn. That was rather discouraging and I gave up at Chapter 4. I am sorry I bought it now ... Oh well ...
July 13, 2012
Not to easy not to hard. A fair Challenge
I like that you hve to think and look for what needs to be done, instead of it being obvious.
The tick tock of the clock i found annoying. Overall a pretty good game. Graphics were very good.
July 29, 2012
With all the running back and forth and the general ho hum of all the tasks it just plain tired me out from sheer boredom.
Add to that the audacity to label everything, treating players like complete morons...
Not for me.
August 6, 2012
Not for me
The stars are for excellent graphics and sounds quality. As for the storyline,gameplay and challenges,this game isn't for me. There's nothing new here,it's the same boring "save your family from evil ones" everything are very predictable.
I quit after 5 minutes of playing the demo,too much running around back and forth just to acquire small things. Doors and locks with symbols to open with (how original?),plus annoying voice overs of Luisa and her son,I just don't understand why so many rated this cheesy Grim Tales series with 5 stars.
I agree with other reviewers who said this game definitely not for HOG veterans,if you want something different and challenging like Mystery Case Files or Shivers has offered before,please DO NOT waste your time on this.
July 26, 2012
Easy, unexceptional and perfectly boring
The title of this review sums it all up: Grim Tales is probably a good game for beginners and players who don't want to fry their brain cells. But it will definitely be a great disappointment to most veterans and challenge lovers.
In addition to its being dead easy, and as if that wasn't enough, two highly helpful features have been implemented: the SG and a Hint System which is extraordinarily generous on Casual Mode.
After 10 mns of play on Casual I restarted from scratch and switched to the most difficult of the three play modes; things got a tee wee bit more interesting from then on.
- I had no problem going through each HO Scenes almost at warp speed, although I have never been too good at that sort of search
- the puzzles are basic and unoriginal
- the "adventure" is straightforward and not at all exciting.
- all the items, those in the HO Scenes like the useful ones, are the usual type, identical to those you encounter in all other HOPA games. Here again I expected more originality from the devs.
I must say that after playing over 300+ of these games and demos I tend to be a lot more demanding: having to find keys game after game to open the obvious lock, or oil cans to use on padlocks or hinges, or bulbs to light up a dark area, etc... [ the list is a long one] inevitably generates boredom.as well as hopes for something different.
But the "something different" is not to be found here.
- the demo lets you play only Chapter 1. Not a good idea ! How can one decide whether a game is worth buying or not when no indication is given as to the quality and contents of the entire game ?
- the storyline is the same as what you have in many other similar games: you "fight" some sort of dark evil force to save someone... when you don't have to save the world....
There remains the other bunch of artifacts: the graphics which are good though far below the norm of the possibilities of today's graphic cards, the soundtrack [average...], the cutscenes [ well...], and for the CE, the now traditional additums that more often than once do not add anything that justifies the selling price.
On this basis, I will refrain from recommending the CE. The SE might be seen by a number of gamers as worth 7 bucks + Tax but this Grim Tales is a no-buy for me, not even with a 2.99 price tag.
July 13, 2012