The Chronicles of Emerland Solitaire
Great story line and graphics. The characters are fun. Objects to find are much to easy but all in all it's a fun game with two modes of playing.
September 14, 2012
A GOOD FIRST BUY FOR THIS GENRE
This is so much like Faerie Solitaire. Go up or down card value dealt. Music is very nice and relaxing. You earn coins to buy amulets at the store for wild cards, change a move, etc. The number of coins earned are sparse tho so u have to play a lot to build up the amount. Occasionally u will play a hidden object game-ie find 10 blue flowers which I didn't care for- too easy. Love the wizard. Graphics are good. I played 50 min. so didn't get to all the elements it offers. If I didn't already have several solitaire games I would buy this. For this genre, Fairway has them all beat tho. Might get this on sale.
September 14, 2012
This one was interesting and different. I'm not a big card player, but I really enjoy Fairway and Legends and play them frequently. I like the idea of playing for "something," in order to move on in the game and not just a straight solitaire game.
The music got very annoying very quickly (thus the down grade for sound quality). Graphics were nice and clean and the game play was very good. Would have been nice to be able to change the cards to something else (maybe it was there and I just didn't see it). Only down graded the level of challenge because the challenge is in how well you play the cards.
I already have two solitaire games, so will have to think on this one a bit more. I did like it, so I will put it in the puddle for the near future. Thanks for the reviews.
September 14, 2012
I really liked the graphics. I didn't have the volume on, but the visual was very nice!
September 16, 2012
Great if you love solitaire games
If you like solitaire, this is for you. Crisp, clear, beautiful graphics, and an engagicng storyline, with greater and greater difficulty spreads.
If solitaires games are not at the top of yur list, you might give up on it as it gets real hairy....
But then, we all like diferent things.
November 10, 2013
Good, But Won't Save Your Accomplishments If You Leave Game Mid-Level
This is a very interesting game of "golf" type solitaire. The graphics are well drawn and the music is soothing. I'm frustrated though, because you can't leave the game mid-level or you lose everything you've gained! There are ten challenges to a level. If you have 5 or more cards remaining, the evil wizard laughs at you in a very annoying cackle. It gets really old and more annoying the more levels you lose. You can replay a level to try and do better, so you wind up taking a lot of time to accomplish the total challenge. If you tire and need to take a break, leaving the level doesn't save your accomplishments and you have to start all over at level one of that challenge again! I hope the developers will fix this aspect, because other than that, it's fun and addictive!
August 3, 2013
More Than I Expected
I downloaded the demo of this game, not expecting very much enjoyment out of a solitaire game but at the end of the hour I had to buy it! The card game itself is a fun and relaxing way to spend some time and there are also a few HO scenes that are challenging enough not to feel like an afterthought. The graphics are beautiful, the music and voice-overs are not annoying. There are enough achievements, that you can earn and buy, that the game feels like there is some skill involved and not just luck. After the tutorial it gets challenging, but again, just enough.
The fifth star is not here for three reasons. First, the music cuts out if you look at one of the HO scenes for awhile, which is likely considering how hard some of them are. Not really a big deal, shouldn't be a deal-breaker anyway, just something I noticed that kind of drew me out of the game. Second, unlike all the other HO scenes the ones at the end of each area, are really easy. Again, not a big deal, I didn't buy this game for the HO scenes anyway. What can I say? It's not perfect but it's pretty close and I've had a lot of fun playing it so far.
January 1, 2013
Challenge is good, but impossible is not
Being a huge fan of the Fairway series and "golf" type solitaire in general I snapped this game up after mere seconds in the demo. The graphics and music are lovely!
I cannot give it a good rating, despite many good points, because even with ALL of the upgrades, once the game play reaches the level of the Mermaid kingdom and approaches the volcano I found most of the game levels to be impossible to win due to the overly complex configuration of the board lay out and too few cards in the deck. Many, many times I ran through the entire deck before clearing more than a half-dozen cards from the tableau, and I have finally given up and deleted the game because I do not enjoy a game where I have to replay one level 6 or 7 times just to finish it with less than 5 cards remaining. So, if you are competitive and insist on winning, this might not be the card game for you!
September 17, 2012
Good start ruined by final level
This game started out well - the graphics are pretty good, the music isn't intrusive, there are loads of games and they are pretty challenging. Each game increases your skill level, which gains you benefits such as extra cards in the deck. You also earn money which allows you to buy amulets to further increase your chances. On top of which you gain friends along the way, who can help remove cards from the board. You get a perfect score if you clear all the cards from the board, and must have no more than four cards remaining to avoid replaying the level.
There is a story running through and there are some simple hidden object scenes between some levels, where you have to find things to allow you to progress, the card games also allow you to collect items - rope to fix a bridge for example.
Unfortunately, there are some big downsides to this game. Each level is made up of a batch of 10 card games and I discovered some issues with this arrangement. Firstly, you can't select a game within the batch of 10 to replay once you have moved on. If you want to improve a level score, you have to play all 10 boards again. On top of this, if you move even a single card at the start of any of those 10 boards and then quit the game, you forfeit that level - there's no way to save progress if you get half way through a board and then have to stop. This leaves you going round and round ad nauseum trying desperately to complete a board when you should be in bed or at work, which stops being fun after awhile.
My biggest problem with this game, however, is the final batch of 10. Over the 10 games you have to find 60 bits of energy to power four gems to beat the bad guy. I found the last batch of boards to be much harder than the rest of the game, having to replay them endlessly, and using up over half of the deck to find even a single match on the board. Despite this, I managed to eventually pass all 10 games with perfect scores, only to find that this wasn't enough to get me all 60 bits of energy. I have replayed the level and got another batch of 10 perfect boards with the same result! I've now decided to give up, as the game has become a chore. I've got no idea what else I can do other than get perfect scores. There IS nothing else to do. And looking at the other reviews, I'm not alone in finding this.
A frustrating end to a game that took a lot of hours to get through, but once it becomes something you force yourself to do, it's not a fun game anymore and I'm cutting my losses.
July 31, 2013
Not that bad of a game just not for me
I will be different than most and say the game is ok just not for me. The sound is good and graphics are good. Just not my kind of game to play.
December 21, 2012