Grim Tales: The Wishes
the length was great! I get upset when I feel the progammers gave me a short story. but not so in this case. I liked the story and the way they took you into the pictures. good game! (2012)
August 12, 2012
Not as good as I expected
I've been waiting for the SE of this to come out, ever since the CE came out, but I'm a little disappointed by it. I loved Grim Tales: The Bride and Grim Tales: The Legacy, and was hoping that this game would somehow again centre around werewolves as in those games (even though the story was tied up at the end of The Legacy). Instead of werewolves though, we've got a demon preying on Brandon - the child from The Legacy. Once again you enter into the memories of the main character (Luisa in the first two instalments, Brandon in this one) and fix things that have gone wrong. Everything is pretty much the same as the first instalments, so if you enjoyed those, then you should enjoy this game - I'm just disappointed that it should go off on a different tangent from the originals. After all how much 'evil' can surround one family?
August 12, 2012
I found an easter egg in this game! when you first enter the boy's closet there is an HOG in it. If you look carefully there is a 'post it note' stuck to the back wall. It is a lesson on Russia and it has NO part of the playing of the game. when you complete the HOG, it goes away and doesn't show up again. From now on, I will be checking the HOG's in all my games, just for fun. I enjoyed this game, I play easy, just to relax so slow game pace in ok with me.
October 19, 2013
I thought this game was very thought provoking. It was pretty long, worth the money...had a good map that you could transport to areas by clicking on them. Missed the music throughout though, and unfortunately the ticking clock which played during much of the game, had a sedative effect. All in all, I enjoyed playing; had some easy puzzles and some difficult ones; story line was interesting;
April 3, 2013
Good game, nice and long, Elephant Games does not disappoint.
My only pet peeve is that a couple of chapters we're running from the house to the swamp through the house to the backyard, many many times and this is the worst I ever come across I counted 12 clicks to get there.
Come on developers you're wasting our time, try a different trick to make the game longer.
It's a good story, lots of places to discover, good graphics, good puzzles, right amount of HOS and mini games, it would have got a 5 but for the running for nothing reduced to 4.
January 30, 2013
Nice Balance of Puzzles and Hidden Objects
Overall I found this game very satisfying. Both the Hint and Map functions are excellent; the map shows at a glance any objectives and locations thus far found and takes you to any of these locations with one click of the mouse, thus eleiminating a lot of pointless busy work. There was one puzzle fairly early on that I found extremely difficult compared to all the others, and another puzzle that appeared to have a bug in that it could not be reset to start over like the others. The flow of the game was quite nice and it lasted a fair amount of time, as did the bonus scene. The hint system was so good the Strategy Guide was really rather redundant. I would actually give this one 4 1/2 stars.
January 21, 2013
Challenging and fun
This is by far one of the most lengthy SE games I have played, and kept me challenged from beginning to end. The map is a MUST to stop yourself going back and forward endlessly- very happy with this game- minimum HOG scenes, challenging puzzles!
January 5, 2013
Good Story Line but...
The game was all over the place and some of the actions did not make sense to me. One minute you're in a swamp then all of a sudden, you are in Siberia. I finished the game and I liked the game. Took me about 4 hours but not without a LOT of help which was available. I hope the next Elephant game is a little "smoother" transitioning from one scene to another. I would recommend this game to people who enjoy a challenge.
November 4, 2012
After thoroughly enjoying the two previous titles in the Grim Tales series I was eager to try this title and even tho' it was only available in Collectors edition I went ahead and bought it. It was disappointing, as usual the graphics and sound were excellent, the story line was uninspired and the Puppet helper irritating especially in the cut scenes.
I feel that the makers of this game bowed to the pressure to "make another one" too quickly maybe, and could have put a little more thought into the story line. Also I found that the Items to find were mostly either too easy or too obscure
I will not be buying #4 if they make it
September 23, 2012
Different art direction from the previous games.
I adored the artwork in the last two Grim titles, but something has changed with this one. It's still a pretty game, but it's lost the opulent painted style of before. Now the Greys live in a comparatively normal upper-middle class world. I was kind of put out that they hadn't just raised their baby in another castle with a torture chamber hidden under the garden.
Also, the small 3D elements don't quite mesh with the 2D environment. That cat you keep in your pocket is a prime example. I cringed every time it emerged to pluck something from a tree top.
But besides that, this series still has a stronger plot and sense of how to tell a story visually than most HOG games. I'll still be hoping for more games in the series
September 1, 2012