Grim Tales: The Wishes
Best game so far
This is my first time writing a review, but I had to for this game. I have to admit that some of the puzzles are easier but for the most part they are very challenging. Hints come back quite quickly and very helpful. The story line is amazing...the HOS are exciting and also not very challenging but wonderful not only to look at but to find things also. Its seems like the story goes on and on and I love that. I play on the advanced levels and I enjoyed it.
I would recommend this game and give it 5* it is well deserved.
August 16, 2012
No complaints here!
Tried the trial version and knew it was a must have!...Need to have good memory of where things are needed as it does have a lot of walking around..Great visuals and storyline ties in well!
August 16, 2012
Grim : tales The Wishes
This game is a lot of fun and i know people will love it.
August 15, 2012
Great game that keeps your interest. Lots of different scenes so you don't get bored. The Map helps a lot. It tells you where you are, what you need to go and gets you from place to place without a lot of "to and froing". The Hint feature is great - tells you what to do next when you are stuck. Definitely a keeper. Keep 'em coming like this one.
August 15, 2012
UP & DOWN, BACK & FORTH, BUT VERY INTERTAINING, INTERESTING,
GET IT! BUY IT !
I HAD FUN WITH THIS GAME. GOOD!!!!STORY LINE and action went together..HOORAY!! Kept me on the right track and i loved the hints, tools worked terrific. NOT HARD TO GO WHERE I NEEDED TO GO AND GET DONE WHAT I NEEDED TO DO TO MEET THE CHALLENGE.
Not hard at all to get back into the flow of the game when i took a break. I ABSOLUTELY AM A NUT ABOUT THE GRAPHICS OF THE GAMES. I get lost just seeing the amazing work that goes into this game. WHAT TALENT IS SHARED WITH US TO GIVE US SUCH PLAYING ART THAT MOVES AND INTERACTS. I liked this story and the kids were so much a part of the story. I MUST ADMIT THERE WERE A LOT OF BASEMENTS AND ATTICS. :)
I WAS FOCUSED WHEN I STARTED THIS GAME AND MENTALLY PREPARED IF THE TOOLS WERE SHORT OF MY EXPECTATIONS. TIPS OR SECRETS THERE ACTUALLY WASN'T ANYTHING THAT REQUIRED A GREAT DEAL OF RESEARCH TO ACCOMPLISH. A good game with what i like....smooth play and story, focus and attitude will take me to the end of a well planned game filled with entertainment to whisk us away from the daily grind. I chose games to play according to my frame of mind at that time. It's hard for me to find something wrong with a game when it brings me such happiness and fun to play. If there is a tech problem, well i do find that as something annoying. I let them know. THE DEADLY BARGIN HAS BEEN ZAPPED!!kabam!! GAME OVER.... & :)
August 15, 2012
A very well made HOAG
I had enjoyed the two previous installments of Grim Tales, so I had no hesitation in tackling The Wishes, and I don't regret it.
The game is very well made. As always with Elephant, the graphics are very good; moreover, you don't get burdened with a tedious or overpowering soundtrack.
The game is itself has many turns, twists and levels, so you get hours and hours of spellbound gameplay. The dev's really made a big effort in being creative to keep the interest of the gamer going. There's a lot of fantasy and inventiveness with new elements in the game.
HOS are few and never repeated, which I appreciate. On the other hand, there are too few puzzles to my liking. Instead of these, you get to play a number of board games against the computer... and believe me, the computer is hard to beat.
With all the different places, scenes and levels to explore, the map comes in quite handy... but... sadly enough, you cannot totally rely on the map to guide you through the game. Places where something remains to be found or done are not always indicated. Thus, you can assume that everything has been done in a certain location, whereas this is not the case.
Luckily, the hint button comes to your rescue. When you are at your wit's end, a hint will put you back on track.
So, a lot of appraisal for this Grim Tales installment: good graphics, good storyline, interesting, long and varied gameplay, balanced mix of HOS and puzzles/games, good hint button...
Minus: incomplete map; too few puzzles.
August 9, 2012
Fun and interesting but aggravating
The game is pretty long and the story interesting and tied up nicely. It has different locations and NICE, an icon to help you travel to any location immediately, which almost eliminates the :back and forth" thing we hate, as there is a lot of it. The HOG's are fairly easy and use some interaction, which is fun. The puzzles range in difficulty, are mostly quite unique and can be quickly skipped, if you like. The hint button will tell you where to go next and I ended up using it almost all the time, which I did not like having to do, but it worked to progress me. The reason for this is that there are TONS of medallions that go on TONS of locks, and unless you have the memory of a savant, you will rarely remember which lock where, goes with what's in your inventory. Between the hint button and the jump-there map, it makes it easy--but then almost too easy.
Hard to explain, but one like me rarely ever knows what to do next without the (wonderful) hint button.
The length is great, the story rocks, and the graphics, VOs and scenes are excellent. I just could not rate it a 5.
August 10, 2012
More than likely will purchase this one
Liked the game...looks like it will take a little time to finish it and can play it over changing the skill level. Worth purchasing based on the 60 minute trial.
August 9, 2012
hidden object game
A lot of going back and forth,leave one scene ,go back two or three ,get what you need and return.
August 10, 2012
A Litte Redundant, Still Fun
I bought this game on the quality of the previous 2 games in this series, despite some of the reviews saying it wasn't as good. While those reviews are correct--it doesn't quite live up to its predecessors, it was still fun to play!
The story and game play were very similar to the other 2 Grim Tales games, however I was worried when first starting out in the game as the first memory you visit doesn't happen for quite a while in the storyline. I felt like they could have done more with that aspect of the game, as that is what drew me to the first two games. So while they included this bit of game play, and the bits they had were quite good, it didn't feel as seamless or quite as well done as it was before.
The hidden object scenes were particularly notable in this game. They were clear and well drawn, and the item lists had the perfect amount of difficulty to find. With many hidden object adventure games it's easy for the HO scenes to become tedious and feel like an arbitrary obstacle. In The Wishes they were fun, engaging and fit within the outline of the story.
The puzzles were mostly fun and relatively challenging, although there were too few of them. There were a few frustrating AI puzzles towards the end of the game that gave me some headaches, mainly though because of the knee jerk nausea reaction that I felt due to their Stauf-esque quality. I knew something was up trying to beat the AI in picking glowing beetles against a gecko, but it wasn't until I encountered the honeycomb shaped flower pot that I really made the connection. While all these HOG adventure games can thank Trilobyte and "Old Man Stauf" for their roots, this puzzle hit a little too close to home. Luckily the AI here wasn't nearly as unforgiving as Henry Stauf. :)
The adventuring for the most part was intuitive and enjoyable, although after an hour or so it became clear that the main obstacle behind most locked doors and boxes would be an oddly shaped "key". While acceptable and even fun in most situations, after locating several of these keys and trying to remember exactly which shape went with what door, the process became rather redundant and tedious. You almost feel as though there must have been something slightly more creative the developers could have come up with as a reason I couldn't progress through this particular door at this time, rather than just throwing a swan shaped key at it and tasking me with finding it.
All in all, I would recommend this game. There are better games available, but this one ranks nicely in the middle of the pack. If you played this and enjoyed it, I would definitely recommend its 2 predecessors, The Bride and The Legacy. I enjoyed this game, despite its flaws, and do not regret the time or money spent!
August 13, 2012