Angelica Weaver: Catch Me When You Can
Fun Game to Play
I've played this game a couple of times. I really enjoyed this game.
November 5, 2014
Very enjoyable hiden object game with not too easy puzzles and a few jumps along the way if you keep the sound up - loved it!
July 6, 2014
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
a fun game that is not too hard!!!
i enjoyed this game. hints depend on how many dream catchers you find. one for each dream catchers. they aren't hard to find. you also need to find sheriff's badges. they are not too hard to find, if you remember. i didn't get them all when i played, tho'. the hints help some but i had to go to the walkthrough a few times. i just couldn't figure some things out. i still enjoyed this game. a good storyline. no map, tho'. there is a journal!
December 2, 2012
Challenging HOPA, Emphasis On The ?A?
BASED ON COMPLETED GAME
Story: Angelica Weaver, a detective on Chicago's Special Task Force, must use her ability to connect with the dead to stop a present day killer. The only way for her to get ahead of this killer is to first identify a murderer who escaped justice over a hundred years ago. Through extrasensory visions she is able to jump back and forth between crimes scenes in historic London and present-day Chicago, where the victims reveal to her their final moments.
Release Date: Oct 2012
Extras: Collectibles, Achievements, Unlockable Unlimited HO Games
I have struggled to complete Angelica Weaver twice now, and am convinced - this game is HARD, except maybe to a seasoned adventurer. And no easy mode to relieve the pressure.
It is also original, intriguing, and very professionally done. The atmosphere is thoroughly modern, (even, alas, when we?re in 19th Century London) and the realistic use of technology works well.
Collectibles take two forms ? dream catchers give you hints, and sheriff?s badges an achievement. HOs are varied ? interactive lists, find matching pairs, find 30 pieces of whatever within labyrinthine settings. None are too easy. The puzzles and mini-games are original, and of course, hard.
The story is engaging, and tests your detective abilities, but you have Angelica?s VOs and a journal to keep track. I loved the personalization btw ? nice touch.
I believe this game is worth five stars to an expert, but for the rest of us, this is work.
February 22, 2013
Spoiler Free Angelica Weaver Review
Well apparently I'm waay in the minority here but I didn't like it. The gameplay seemed okay but there was this other thing that bugged me...
There is an animated version of the main character - the person that you are playing as - that sits to the right of the inventory. It reacts when some things happen. I found it to be too distracting and somewhat annoying.
It only took 11 minutes for me to decide that I couldn't enjoy the gameplay due to the character sitting there staring out of the screen.
I also need to mention that if a cut scene of story happens, it happens suddenly and your cursor vanishes. So it takes a bit for you to figure out where your cursor has gone to.
And I feel the need to say that there is a huge chunk of storyline that comes before the option to play. This bugs me because I don't want to know the story, I just want to see how the gameplay is. If I like the gameplay then I will pay attention to the story when I play it after purchase.
I would recommend this game for those that aren't irritated by having to watch someone reacting to what's happening in the game.
October 6, 2012
Is it just me??
I got curious to play this one based on the awesome reviews. I was disappointed....perhaps it was just not the game for me. I hate Angelica staring at me and reacting before I do. She was distracting to the point of annoying. The game was too slow for me and I hate that I cannot skip a cutscene...it just dragged on and on. To top it I hate games with no maps - all the to and fro....more a frustration than a game of relaxation...that's just my humble opinion. But hey others love it so give it a go.
October 8, 2012
Game starts with a 10 minute long introductory video that you cannot skip. I was starting to wonder if I had downloaded a game or movie
October 24, 2012