Where Angels Cry
Bad gameplay & plot...
Besides the beautiful, lifelike graphics, there is nothing appealing about this game in my opinion of course. This is played like an adventure game but its wayyyy too easy even on the hardest mode. I do like however how you can customize the gameplay but there's nothing real special about this game. I have no issue with religion type games so I don't know why the ending had so many people worked up. By the time I got to the ending I was just so glad it was over that I was fine to happily kill someone.
This developer has me a little confused. They obviously want to do adventure games but are trying to appeal to a hidden object player as well since in the easier modes, it tells you what items you need to pick up but this either or kind of gaming doesn't work for me. Some games do a nice cross over between genres but I really want this one to just be adventure and to be harder. All the games by this developer, I like at the beginning and then somewhere down the line, the plot gets murky, it gets easier and then bores me to tears. Id like for this developer to produce an adventure game like "legend of crystal valley" instead of a wishy washy half/half game.
However, the graphics in this game are beautiful. The snow looks and sounds life like and the plants/bushes/objects look great. This game does get dark in a few places and I missed finding 2 angels but honestly until I heard the brother's confession, I had no idea what I was really doing and even after I heard his confession, I had no idea what was really going on in the game or what happened. Beautiful graphics but bad gameplay and plot. Sorry.
January 13, 2013
Not worth the time
Story moves too slow, too many moves between scenes to get nowhere and too easy. I did the demo in 20 minutes. No hidden object scenes,
October 7, 2012
Storyline was really very interesting and original, based on the famous novel "The Name of the Rose", and could have made of this game a masterpiece if all the rest would have been on the same standard. Unfortunately that was not...graphics are poor, background and characters static, gameplay repetitive and not challenging. Puzzles are too easy and you have no HOS, that you need for your adventure you can find directly in the scenes, always the same 3 or 4, clicking randomly on things following your intuition or simply the luck. If developed by Elephnat or ERS i'm sure could have been a terrific game, but like this is only very disapponting... what a shame...
February 16, 2013
Where Angels Cry
I wish I'd seen Rebr2009's post before I bought the game, so disappointing in how easy and quick it was to play. I was at the end credits before I knew it.
October 9, 2012
Should have tried the demo
I usually try the demos first, but didn't this time. That was a mistake. The storyline description caught my attention. I played 15 mins. (maybe) and quit. One reviewer said it seems old and clumsy. I agree! I'll be trying demos before I buy from now on.
October 7, 2012
Not my Cup of Tea
No buy for me. Too much jumping around, no HOS, and -- call me silly -- I hate when you have to "Resume Game" if you minimize or pause the game. Just stop and save, already! I found this game to be blah......
October 16, 2012
Not worth it
I found the accents overdone and offensive. The game was tedious and poorly executed. I played the free hour and bailed.
October 28, 2012
Very Slow Game.
Vague and very wordy. Terrible voice overs with weird phoney accents. I don't care for games that make you run the cursor over every inch of a scene waiting for a hand to appear to grab something. 2 thumbs down.
October 18, 2012
I was quite looking forward to playing a good old fashion game as I have found myself whizzing through some of the HOGs of late. I found this game very easy and over all ended far too quickly. There are only a few locations to wonder round and collect objects. Initially I had high hopes when it allowed you to play in HD, but the graphics were nothing out of the ordinary. This would be an easy introduction to point and click type games if you wished to try them.
October 6, 2012
Angels may cry but I weep as this game was not for me!
I can't really put my finger on why I can't get into this game but for some reason I can't. I downloaded the game but could only play around half of the free demo and then just got bored with it. For me there didn't seem to be any flow within the game and I couldn't follow what I was suppose to be doing from one scene to the next. I just couldn't really get the storyline, and I knew the final death knell was when I was pressing hint time after time and not really following the game.
The VO was good, the graphics were good, and from other reviews I should have liked it more than I actually have done. I don't think it was the fact that there were no HO but possibly perhaps because there were no mini-games (certainly not in the short space of time I played), so perhaps after being 'conditioned' for a year with BFG and mini-games and HO scenes, I have 'lost' my old fashioned pure adventure game-playing abilities.
I would try it as others have really liked it, and normally I like these type of games, so perhaps for me it is just this game, that I can't seem to get to grips with.
I would not suggest buying this 'blind' as it were and would defiantly try before you purchase.
November 8, 2013