Shadow Wolf Mysteries: Cursed Wedding Collector's Edition
Less than I expected
I had played the other Shadow Wolf games, and had high hopes for this one. It was ok - the "plot" was thrown together, and just when I thought I was getting into the game, it was over. The extra play wasn't worth it.
October 26, 2012
to be a collectors game it was a very shrot and easy game. i would have expect it to be longer
October 26, 2012
Not One of My Favorites
The games were up to standards. I only skipped a couple of the more aggregating ones such as the one with the bee and the hornet.
In one of the HOS a "spike" turned out to be a crutch. Come on, guys, let's label things correctly. I had to use a hint for that one since the so-called spike was not in the Strategy Guide sample.
And then there is the music. Accordions! What is so special about accordion music that it shows up in so many games these days? It was not appropriate for this game. I expected something better. There are plenty of classical pieces that would have hit the spot. Please remember that we gamers have to listen to it all through the game unless we completely silence the music and that's no fun because every now and then there was a small bit of "good" music.
What is with the sultry sigh every time something is added to the inventory? It was very annoying after a time. I silenced it but that was no fun either and later turned it back on. I hate paying big bucks for a bummer of a game.
I don't know whether to recommend this game or not. After all, some of you out there may love accordion music. As for the sultry sighing - maybe it would not bother anyone else. OK, I have answered my own question. I am recommending the game but with reservations.
October 29, 2012
My review is based on the 60 minute demo. Can't fault the graphics. They are wonderful! For me, the puzzles let the game down - they are way too easy. I would recommend this game to younger fishies! I own the other games in this series and will probably purchase this one when it is released as a SE with a Game Voucher.
October 19, 2012
An Average Game
Other reviewers have given details of the game's mechanics and such so I will just say I'm very surprised by the poor picture quality in this ERS game-I expected better. The voice quality is good enough that it underlines how poor the picture quality is. The story, while not enthralling, is interesting enough that I will want to play this all the way through at some point, just not now. I will wait for the SE or possibly even a DD.
I rate this 3 stars and, although I recommend the game, I suggest you may want to wait for the SE also.
October 18, 2012
An old game !
I played all the games from that brand and this one is the weakest. It's OLD !!!! Not creepy at all ! The same old wolf story.
November 8, 2012
This was a good game apart from the fact it lasted me only 2 hours!!! not long enough especially for the money you spend.
October 22, 2012
Boring and out of date
As a massive fan of ERS games I was really expecting great things again, especially after their recent offerings but what a disappointment, nothing at all new, the game was extremely short and the extra game is lots and lots of HO scenes, it just seems to me that they've rushed it to get a bit of revenue in while working on a bigger game.
How I wish I hadn't bought the collectors edition as I feel ripped off beyond belief.
The graphics are brilliant as always and the voice-overs are good too but there is much more to a good game than just pictures,
Sorry ERS but if this is going to be the standard from now on then I won't be buying.
October 19, 2012
A very disappointing follow-up
After having the pleasure to play the two first games in this series this was a great disappointment. Everything looks as this is the real thing, but soon after the trial time is up and you paid for a "Collector's Edition" based on the first hour's play you realise that most of the the problems are solved in no time -- and the fun is gone. Too often you find that you have received the tools for solving a new challenge before you even know what the challenge is. This game was a waste of money and time. I have paid half price for many normal priced games and had twenty times more fun!
November 7, 2012
Nothing New or Impressive Here
I agree with the others in that ERS seems to have fallen into a rut. The Shadow Wolf Mysteries began well, however, this one is disappointing. The graphics were nice but looked rather cartoonish to me. Not much challenge in the HO's or the minigames. It is a short game even with the bonus level and boring. I regret having bought the CE. Voice acting was good. Storyline not so much. It was evident from the beginning what the outcome would be. If you are looking for a lazy, mindless way to spend an afternoon this is your game. If you are looking for something with more length, challenge and adventure look elsewhere.
November 4, 2012