Angelica Weaver: Catch Me When You Can
This game is totally different from all the other games I have played. You go back in forth in time to find clues to help solve the mystery, but it's done in a realistic way so it doesn't seem at all fantasy like. I was sorry when the game was over.
This is a true adventure game. You collect dream catchers and these are you allowable hints. I collected them all and only used a few. You also collect badges.
You have to think about what you are doing and how to use what you have.
Truly a remarkable game and I hope to see more of them; a must have game for sure.
October 25, 2012
I have played hundreds of HOG over the years, and this one tops them all. First of all, it is very long, so well worth your money. It's state-of-the-art technology is impressive. The storyline is engaging, and the graphics are top notch. The puzzles were different, fun and the difficulty level was perfect. I thoroughly enjoyed this game and highly recommend it!
October 25, 2012
This is more an adventure game than a typical HOG and it was great.
Just a few HO's
story line is interesting
you have to earn hints, but you will have plenty of them
journal is nice but not really necessary
not a lot of back and forth, it's a logic gaame
Really enjoyed the game.
October 11, 2012
Jump on it.
I did the free trial got in at once. I had a free game as well. I am really picky on my game, purchases. I have to laugh like today's new game. I took time off the game, to review. Play the free trial and decide. But don't let that stop you, it's a great game.
March 4, 2013
Want more of Angela Weaver!
I loved this game. It was engaging and challenging. Enough HOS without getting boring or monotonous. Good adventure game with lots of different scenes and navigating around without being confusing or tedious. The dialogue was not irratating, but rather brief and intelligent. I would love to see (and play!) more Angela Weaver mysteries!
January 27, 2013
Loved it! Unique mini games, good voice acting, compelling story line! Will buy!
January 9, 2013
Nancy Drew, meet Angelica!
I absolutely loved this game, and I wish I had gotten it sooner! As a hardcore Nancy Drew game player throughout the earlier years, I miss the adventure and storyline that builds up and gets me really really involved in the adventure. This game has just enough adventure, coupled with some wisely placed HO, to keep the player interested and then allow the brain to cool back down a bit. I know how easy it can be to get overloaded quickly in an predominately adventure game, so this one was refreshing.
I thought the torso of Angelica would annoy me since she is facing the screen in the bottom right corner, but I honestly forgot she was there after about ten minutes of playing. Her muted clothing blends in well with the scenery and her reactions were on time and didn't give anything away.
The dialog was good; I did have to go and read the journal to keep from confusing the names and dates towards the end, but all in all, a good different type of game that I actually had huge amounts of fun playing. A definite yes for all adventure fans, and for all you HO fans, maybe give it a try!
October 22, 2013
4 stars for a long game, great story and all the extras in a SE!
Looking for a good plot, not that many HOS and would love ?extras? but you are on a budget and can?t afford CEs? Then look no further than this mumbo jumbo SE, as this game has all that and length as well.
I was going to buy this as a CE and held off because I didn?t know if the bonus or whole game could be short. On both accounts I need not have worried but I am glad I held off as the achievements, and two different types of collectables are here in the SE version! I realise by reading other reviews that there is a twist in the bonus plot and that it is long but I am contented with the SE version and was happy with the ending.
There are three modes of play which you can?t change mid-game. I choose the middle one ? advanced as you can?t collect the dreamweavers in the expert mode. Dreamweavers are used for extra hints but if you run out you still can have hints. I love to collect things for hints as it makes games more interesting.
The plot is about a famous killer and you go back and forth between time zones a couple of times to gain clues and insight into the crimes. I don?t want to say too much re this to spoil the plot. Your character is a police detective who is also psychic and has visions about the deseased.
There is a journal which is helpful and a goal tab as well as in inventory tab.
-I didn?t like the scrolling screens too much as it does make me slightly nauseated but it?s not always there.
- I didn?t like a lot of the graphics, it was slightly grainy (especially outside) and felt like an old game. The character was very well done though and the HOS were clear enough.
-There were sparkles on the middle mode for HOS which I don?t like along with auto instructions for the puzzles.
-I also wish there was a transporter map but didn?t feel the backtracking was excessive but still was annoying.
- Repeat HOS
Ratio is slightly more on the adventure side with a lot of interactions and has slightly more puzzles than HOS which I like.
I had to replay this game due to tech problems and was playing fast to catch up so I may have missed some of the police badges, but I honestly thought I got at least 50 and I didn?t get unlocking of HOS. I forgot to look to see how many I got!
Police badges 70 (apparently if you get 40 you unlock HOS)
12 Hidden object scenes
4 original list type, most you had to repeat once.
1 match pair, 1 match like pair (love these types) both weren?t repeated
-All interactive and clear
- no random click penalty
- couple of tiny items.
A mixture of type; a couple were arcade style and timing had to spot on. I skipped two puzzles in this game ? the chair one (which was in the demo) as I had no patience for the type. And at the very end the tarp puzzle again as I don?t like the type.
I did enjoy a lot of them, nothing really new. Variety of hardness.
This game took me nearly 6 hrs (with 2 skips and some hints) reading everything as that is what this game is about ? the plot. I love the extras that they give in the SE, which makes it a 4 star game for me. If it didn't have the extras I'd give it 3 stars but just because it maybe between a 3 and 4 star game, doesn't mean you can't have as much enjoyment as with a 5 star game!
October 13, 2012
Excellent Story Mode
I thought it was going to be a another short story line. I was drawn to the game because I wanted to find out who'd REALLY done it. Certain scenes had me jump from my seat. Excellent game and the puzzles are challenging. You will be surprised when you get the end. I enjoyed it!
October 7, 2012
Good game, but a bit short
I like the storyline, it's different from what you usually get. You travel from one crime scene to another in a funny way.
There are 3 game modes.
The graphics are clear. There are not many HOS.
The puzzles are quite easy.
You have to find sometimes many objects to move further, which I liked.
There is a journal. There is no map, but you don't need one, since the game is linear.
The hint system shows you the way.
There are badges and optionally dreamcatchers to find. You will get different achievments (using no hints, solving quickly, etc.)
The ending is a bit abrupt but ok.
The game is not very long; it took me a bit more than 2 1/2 hours without skiping.
October 7, 2012