Angelica Weaver: Catch Me When You Can Collector?s Edition
Although I have no intentions to buy the full version, I think it seemed like a great game. The storyline was great, the sounds were wonderful, and the HOS were not too easy and not too hard. The mini puzzles scattered throughout the demo did irritate me. While I love this type of game I tend to be a little picky about what I'll actually buy. I didn't run for the hills after the first 10 minutes like I do with others. I also didn't think "Oh I have to buy this!" when I finished the demo. I think many people will absolutely love this game, it's just not for me.
October 2, 2012
Eerie detective adventure game
I really enjoyed this one, and apart from the initial movie scene not being synched properly, it ran with no problems.
This has a different feel to most HOPAs, and reminded me a little of the Sherlock Holmes large game files I've played, with a slower pace and dark atmosphere. The graphics reflect this, but are crisp and clear, and the music and effects compliment them nicely.
There isn't an over abundance of hidden object scenes, and the ones that are there include a few objects to help the story progress, as well as the one object you need for your inventory. Inventory objects are sensibly used, in the sense that objects can be used for improvised purposes as they would in real life.
There are some really nice puzzles in this, mostly moderate in difficulty and all very solvable without being to easy or too difficult. I found there to be a good selection, including a few more novels ones too. Most require you to have picked up certain clues or objects along the way.
I like the fact that this was (however loosely) on the Jack the Ripper murders, and thought it was cleverly tied into a modern take on it. I also like the fact that your character pops up in the storyline.
Although the bonus wasn't the longest I played, it did give a nice little twist at the end, and I'm guessing the collectibles probably weren't in the SE. I didn't manage to get all the achievements this time, but I may well play it again.
I would definitely say to give this one a go, and I think it's probably best played with the lights down low for best effect.
September 1, 2013
The cut scenes were great and I really like seeing my characters reaction to things. The game was busy, but for some reason I felt like I could not feel more connection or interest in the whole thing. I would buy it even though I get mixed feeling about it.
Great collectable, Good Ho's and good story line.
July 9, 2013
A less than Exciting Game.....
A grusome series of Murders becomes a cat and mouse game between our dangerous Killer and our heroine, Angelica Weaver, who finds herself travelling through time in order to solve this mystery. I loved the opening cut scene, the graphics were incredibly sharp and it was a great intro into the game. There are three game modes to choose from and suprisingly enough, the hint button refills very slowly in all of them. There is also a choice for cursor and I chose the non annimated one as I found the annimated cursor rather irritating everytime it turned into a rather large wrench. There are voice-overs and so far I only heard Angelica who unfortunately talks continuously throughout the game, giving you hints as what to do or where to go. The one major complaint I do have is the way Angelica stands on the right side of the sceen, continously nodding her approval with every mood you make. Rather distracting and annoying. There is a journal as well as a list of goals and an inventory list. There is no map but there are arrows pointing the way and your screen does slide. You need to collect dreamcatchers along the way for extra hints as well as detective badges in order to unlock the unlimited HO scenes at the end. There are also achievements to recieve as well. Game play is mostly adventure, with some interactive HO scenes and very few mini-games to play. During the demo, I came across only two and actually, the second one with the shoe prints was rather fun to play. The SG does follow your progree and the hint will give you the info as to where to go and what to do. With all these features, I really shold be jumping up and down but for some reason, the game did not totally grab me. I blame the story line which was a bit disorientate; it starts off vague and continues with abstract information on the killer and his victims. It just did not grab me and I really had a hard time getting immersed into the game. The other really annoying thing was the music or rather Sound you heard everytime you came across a clue or a point of interest, that little note started getting on my nerves after a while. Over all I loved the visuals and graphics, amazingly life-like and clear, I enjoyed the game play as I delved deeper into it but like I said, I found the V/O and the icons too annoying. I imagine that hard-core adventure players will enjoy playing advance mode and with all the game features involved, I imagine the game warrents some merits. I myself will pass up on the CE version. It has all the features of almost being a great game but unfortunately misses the mark due to the absence of the WOW factor that we all expect from a CE.
September 6, 2012
I bought this game based on other reviewers. I was totally disappointed. Angela's nodding in the corner when the correct action was taken was irritating. About half way through, the game glitched and I could not continue. I did not mind too much but I do like to finish games when I pay good money for them. Let Angela stay at the train tracks and do not buy.
September 24, 2012
This game started out with a very well done opening movie. Then it got weird.
The avatar stares at you and nods her head when you do something right. I found that to be distracting and creepy.
I don't use the tutorials since I have played many of these games before. But I asked for a hint and found I could not get rid of the arrows that popped up and wouldn't go away.
Otherwise, it could prove to be an intriguing game. If you can get past those problems the game might be fun.
September 21, 2012
I really want to like this game more but after an interesting opening it remained rather stagnate well past the trial. Though the graphics are quite decent they are pretty bleak. It is going so slow I forgot the storyline and have subsequently lost interest. The Angelica avatar staring at you constantly, nodding, talking for no apparent reason didn't annoy me as much as some of the other reviewers but I will admit was a little weird.
November 14, 2013
More of an Easy Going Adventure Game!
Collecting badges and dream catchers throughout as well as certain Achievements. This is a rather easy and easy going Adventure with lots of bells, whistles and awesome graphics. However, prefer more depth to a game in terms of challenge and then add the eye candy.
Everything nicely done, except, I wonder if the guys aren't a bit tired of seeing a majority of leading roles in the feminine gender?
Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
September 6, 2012
My psychic abilities tell me this game is kind of boring!
Pros: long game, good hints, good mini games, nice scenery, music and voiceovers...and this game was quite different than most of the other HOGs on this site.
Cons: BORING! Boring story, boring gameplay, dark and dreary. I like the whole psychic detective thing, but this could have been a lot better with a more interesting storyline. I found myslef skipping through the dialog quickly because it just wasn't interesting. I really wanted to love this game..and I didn't hate it, but I was just so bored, and actually couldn't wait for it to end. Wish I had spent my $15 on something else.
September 8, 2012
Know it's probably just me, but I found this game to be annoying. Walking around in circles, getting only limited hints.
Don't like the hero's face nodding when you do something right.
Wish I would have liked it, but...
September 6, 2012