Margrave: The Blacksmith's Daughter
This one reminds me a lot of Azada games. Its good but frustrating.
-there is a map, it is sort of interactive. Needed to be fully interactive.
-mini games were more than I wanted and hard
-HO's were typical and a little hard to find items
-beautiful game graphics
Glad I purchased the SG and not the CE
October 25, 2012
An OK game
This was an okay game. Not as good as some others I have played recently. The story line was different, I mean how many HOG are their with Cyclops. I liked the graphics and the dialog was OK. It was a good game to play on a chilly morning having a cup of coffee.
October 20, 2012
Mixed feelings on this one!
I began with such excitement playing this game...loved it....then probably almost halfway through I began to get tired of searching around for where to be and what to do. I had to use the hint WAY to many times for what I usually like to do in a game. The map wasn't any help and as someone else said, it didn't transport you to where you needed to go and I found myself "running" around a lot looking for what to do. Yes, I did enjoy the scenery but after searching too much even that became boring. Sorry all who LOVED this game but I grew frustrated with it. There were some fun aspects to it...but not enough to cause me to give it more than a 3. If the map would have been one which transported you, maybe I would have given it a 4. As I have said before though, it wasn't the worst game I have played!....BUT...not the best either...I am SO glad I didn't spend extra on the CE...when this game finished I was very glad! I will, however still recommend this one because it did have it's fun parts.
February 13, 2013
I was not enthralled
Maybe I am missing something. I realize the CE got better reviews but this was not one of my favorites. It was just to sappy. I will say that I loved the opening music and let that play through a few times.
October 28, 2012
I like the Margrave games and the graphics on this was is very good except when things move it blurs at bit. The challenge is hard, its not an easy game and that doesn't make it a bad game. Its just not very fun, its ok..the storyline is ok..I won't buy this one. I encourage all to try because you may love it or you may think like I did its just ok...
October 30, 2012
A little annoying
This was ok. The graphics were good; nice pictures, decent quality. The voice of the girl got annoying pretty quickly, and I didn't really like the "battle of the minds" thing. Decided not to buy because I knew I couldn't deal with her commentary.
October 24, 2012
My biggest complaint is over the "one-eye" business. I winced every time I looked at the creatures with one eye. Otherwise, the game was just okay.
October 20, 2012
Fun game marred by clunky map
The visual aspect with the cyclops people is very interesting and the puzzles are fun. However, the experience was really challenged by an extensive landscape with a clunky map that requires a lot of navigation.
Pros: Good story, puzzles easy to medium, beautiful visuals, intuitive action.
Cons - the map requires constant navigation, and towards the end there is a lot of back and forth requiring effort.
March 29, 2014
Love and Hate this game
I mostly bought because I loved Margrave The Curse of the Severed Heart.
The graphics are just beautiful, the story is quite good a bit difficult to understand it takes a while to get used to, but charming, romantic, unusual.
Some of the mini games and puzzles were good. Just enough HO scenes.
Just can't get the flow, I never understood what to do next.
Needed hints and the walkthrough.
Many situations/settings, probably too many it was like getting thrown into another world at every turn.
A skipped a lot of mini games, just didn't understand what to do or just too difficult not worth the effort.
Could not have done it without the map, really too bad it wasn't a jump map I found it tedious to go from one place to another, the map did not quite reflect the directions.
You have to try it to see if it's your cup of tea.
April 13, 2013
The Collector's Edition bonus chapter is what makes that edition worth it.
-but too much backtracking and not a map option (that I discovered) that allows you to jump from scene to scene. There are 2 shortcuts, but they only jump to three places as a triangle.
The end of the main story is left wondering if there are any survivors... and if this main story will continue.
December 22, 2012