Theatre of Shadows: As You Wish
there are better ones out there
Thought it may be a fun game but after 15 min I gave it up. It got rather boring. No voice over and lots of reading. Then you click click click and never make any progress. Hint button at best is ok. Has a map. The HOS are ok. I just got tired of clicking and getting no items to use.
May 10, 2013
It was just "ok" for me, not a buy
I was hoping to like this game, but it just wasn't worth a buy for me. I played the expert mode. I really don't like that to back out of a scene you see an "up" arrow. There weren't that many HOS, so that part was disappointing. It would have been nice to get a balance between looking for items and HOS in the game.
August 9, 2012
It's just so so
I got bored rather quickly, the scenes were beautiful, they did a great job on that. I love thrillers, which I am missing, havnet seen a good scary game in a long time. Maybe others will love this game, just not for me, it couldnt hold my interest
August 10, 2012
Not my Favorite Game
Game was okay, but somewhat confusing at times. HO scenes were good. Story-line was so-so. Hints were vague, and didn't really help a lot. A 'no-buy' for me.
August 8, 2012
As you wish - but don't mention the ;Scottish play'
This to some people, as to prior reviewers, is a good game and they have stated as much, for me however the game didn't engage or 'grab me'. The story is good and the graphics are fitting with the 'feeling' of the story, and whilst are not the best I have seen on a BF game they do as I say work with the overall storyline.
I think the reason why I was not engaged was the fact that it just seemed a little to abstract and certainly if you went on the 'expert' setting, as I did at the beginning (but then changed), then you are left like Moses, just a wandering.
Once I changed the setting down, to advanced it was OK but because to me it didn't feel to have any 'flow' then I found that I was using the 'hint' button a lot, which to me is not the way to play the game.
The mini-games do not give any clues as to what you are meant to do so if this is your first foray into this genre then you are stuck, I admit I only played the game for around an hour, so they were not many mini-games but the ones I did have I was 'on my own'. The other thing that annoyed was that the HO games had a item that was a 'joined up item' (i.e two parts to it), but whilst it showed the actual item it didn't show where that item needed to go, which again was frustrating as it just meant that I was again 'lost' and didn't know how to proceed, I eventually found what I was looking for but I thought at that point that I would quit, as it was not quite engaging enough for me.
I can see how others have liked it and the angles their reviews have come from but for me it is not really one that I will play to the end (fortunately I got the game on offer), I tried but didn't like, Que se ra ra.
October 21, 2013
As You Wish
Started out totally confused what to do or where to go and that was with the tutorial on. Hidden Object scenes were no problem but playing the games were difficult because of lack of explainin what was to be done. Caused me to hit skip which I rarely do. Overal it was fun but doubt that I would play it again even having it in my library of HO games.
September 17, 2012
It wasn't As I Wished :(
I wish i could have found as much to like about this game as other reviewers, but i couldn't even get thru the demo. Cutscenes are terrible - very blurred, & if that's supposed to lend some spooky atmosphere, imo it doesn't work; it just looks poorly done. Plus, without voiceovers, you're either going to read or watch the scene, but you can't do both. No voice & no atmospheric audio effects doesn't help this game. As far as i got, the artwork seemed somehow overly busy & unpleasant to view for my taste. The written script, imo, wasn't well written, & the initial taste of the plot seemed poorly contrived. I usually like the offerings of this dev, but this one seems a long way from the quality they've exhibited in the past. For me, the demo alone was so disappointing that i have to slide past this game. But i do hope those who spring for it enjoy their gaming.
August 10, 2012
I also expected lots from this game. Being an adventure fan I really thought it would be great, but this was not the case for me. For example, it took me half a dozen tries to make the spoon pick up the powder to make the fire extinguishers. I find that really annoying in a game, where objects that should react have the tiniest reactive "space". There is no excuse for that - it's just plain tiring. The rest of the game - jerky, dull and very one-dimensional. Not for me.
August 8, 2012
I was very disappointed with this game. I saw that it was highly rated by many users. A can't miss...right? Wrong. There seems to be no logical sequence to follow. I was lost on the first room. And when I pressed "hint" , ...no help at all. The graphics are good but unless you can go it alone and don't get frustrated easily, stay clear of this one.
October 3, 2012
Didn't have that kick!!
Oh is it over yet? that's what i kept saying to myself! The graphics were quite bad which surprises me as i have lots of games by this developer and i've seen better. I found myself going round and round in circles wondering what to do! The HOS were ok and interactive but grainy and the hint button was useless so thankfully the map provides a little insight if needed. It was literally pick an item up and wonder where on earth it was used with not much of a storyline, well a boring storyline to be honest. Didn't care for the characters or their story and they had no voice overs. There was no anticipation in this game whatsoever. I've managed half way and deleted out of pure boredom. Sorry but i can only be honest.
October 8, 2012