Margrave: The Blacksmith's Daughter
So much running back and forth!
Fun and pretty easy mini-games, beautiful graphics, and nice story line, but way too much running back and forth. If the map allowed a player to jump from one location to another, that would be one thing, but it doesn't. The map is very helpful, but it's mostly only to know where there's a task waiting and to know how many times it's necessary to click the mouse to get out of where one is and then how many times to click to get to where one needs to be.
I really enjoyed the first Margrave title and was pleased to see another. But I'm deleting it before finishing; having to go way back to get just one item and then go off in another direction to do one simple task and blah blah blah. And it keeps happening, over and over again. I've had enough. Sadly, I don't recommend this game.
November 30, 2014
Way too much running around!
This would have been a very enjoyable game to play except there is far too much running around. You cannot go to a location directly from the map so you backtrack and backtrack and backtrack. After a while it's gets very tedious.
July 2, 2014
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
First HOS Game We Never Finished
My wife and I jointly play several Hidden Object games a week. And we've done so for years.
We stopped playing this about a quarter of the way through for several reasons. The main characters accent was grating after awhile. The card games were very difficult to understand and complete. And a lot of terms and words were used that we simply didn't understand.
This game, rather than being fun, was a burden. We're probably in the distinct minority with our opinion here but thought we'd add it nevertheless.
November 17, 2012
incredibly weird and creepy game
The graphics were great, the puzzles were great, the HO scenes were typical, but I don't have much more to say other than it was an incredibly weird and creepy game. I'm not into macabre stories or an overabundance of ick but I bought this because the beginning started out innocent enough. Soon after however was what I can only describe as... weird and creepy. I finished it as quickly as possible so I could move on.
February 18, 2013
Talk! Talk! Talk!
This game would be good for a beginner. The young lady just talks through the whole game. She tells you what to do every step of the way. Talking constantly is VERY annoying to me. I had to cut of the sound to play.This game is for children. I was very disappointed. I would not buy this game if it was 2 for a dollar. If you like constant talking and hand holding then this is the game for you. Happy gaming little fishies......
October 20, 2012
Margrave: the boring Blacksmiths daughter
I bought this game based on other reviews. Boy was I sorry I got this. It is sheer torture! Repetitive puzzles over and over and over and did I say over and over again?!!! Junkpile ho's and nonsensical reasons to do certain things. Wish I would have tried it out first .... I would not have bought it!!
October 28, 2012
not for me
this is based on demo only had ahard time getting thru the demo, everything is green green green! I rated this just the opposite of most games. it was very challengeing because everything is green and looks alike. no difference in where you've been or going, cant remember anyway I found the game very frustrating. plowed thru and deleted it. sorry but no buy for me
October 25, 2012