Botanica: Into the Unknown
Alternate Planes of Existence
This game has fantastic graphics, an interesting plot line, and three possible levels of play. In the easy one the hint fills in very quickly and guides you exactly to what your next step is if you get lost. The game keeps you wondering about the queen and her intentions, and hoping that the main character will find her father and lead all the good guys home safely.
December 9, 2012
LOVE the Creativity of this game
>>>> If you're interested --- thoughts on the CE below <<<<
But here is what I thought of the game ---
Four stars for doing something different with the story!
It stands out from the rest with it's plot. Although I didn't exactly find it very exciting --- Yes, some conflicting feelings about this game --- Don't get me wrong, It is a nice story, and family friendly. Just wasn't exactly my cup of tea. But I had fun playing something different for a change.
Instead of playing the investigator or the family member of a missing person, you're a botanist who stumbled into a very strange, but beautiful world. You meet interesting people and animals on your quest to make it back home.
I very much enjoyed the creativity and thoughtful design that went into not only the nice scenery, but also the fun and unique plants and animals in this story. I loved it!
As far as gameplay goes you can expect well done graphics, and a game that is much more adventure --- lots of mini-games --- than HO from Boomzap. And I can't tell you exactly how long it took me to play, but I definitely didn't feel shortchanged. I'm let down with anything less than 5 hours. Although easy to do, I didn't zip through this game. And I'm not accounting for the bonus chapter from the CE.
It was a pretty easy game, but entertaining nonetheless. Again, family friendly. It's a very good game for when you just wanna kick back and relax for a quiet afternoon. Just the right amount of challenge for the average player wanting a break from the kidnap victim and hair-pulling puzzles.
About the CE
I bought --- with some regret --- and played the CE. So some thoughts on that. If you're like me you're wondering if you're gonna miss anything with the SE. In my opinion --- NO --- I didn't actually bother to finish the bonus chapter in the CE. I got bored. I don't know if it would have tied in to the main game eventually, but what I did play seemed like an odd choice for a bonus chapter. And unless you must have the SG --- not necessary for this game in my opinion --- or are big on wallpapers, concept art, etc. I recommend the SE. It's what I wish I had waited and done.
Try out the trial. It is a beautiful and relaxing trip into a different world.
November 24, 2012
Based on Demo
This game was different, and a nice change of pace from the creepy/spooky games that usually are found.
It wasn't exactly my cup of tea storyline wise, but I thought that the demo did a good job of showing the visuals, play style, and where the story appeared to be going. I also played the sequel demo, which wrapped up this game for me in the beginning, so I don't really have much need to buy this.
I'd recommend it for those who love Botany, or a change from creepy/spooky games.
February 22, 2014
great hiden objects
just loved the colour in game,so bright.
December 2, 2012
Graphics are amazing and the variety of puzzle challenges make the game interesting.
November 24, 2012
Beautiful scenery, easy challenges
I enjoyed this game, although it had a familiar storyline (evil queen, friend turns out to be villain, etc.) and mini-games that were way too easy to solve. However, I played through some of the most imaginative and beautiful levels I've ever seen, and that is why I love this style of fantasy game. I'm also glad that the authors indicated a sequel is forthcoming. Now, if they beef up the challenges a little more, the next game should rate 5 stars.
January 27, 2013
A sweet game
Really beautiful graphics....colourful scenes with not a ghost or ghoul in sight...lol.
Not too many HOS and the ones there were, were interactive and fun to do. The puzzles were not overly difficult and the storyline took you to where you needed to go next so not taxing on the lil grey cells.
This game for me was a nice change from the ones I usually play, a lovely relaxed pace and pretty to look at....sometimes thats all you want!
November 27, 2012
Great game. I really like the mix of little games. It's not always the same thing and it's nice!
November 25, 2012
Beautiful and fun adventure game but....
This game is beautiful and whimsical but it is easy and short and I don't like the ending. I suppose it was left up in the air to pave the way for a sequel but it is not satisfying to me when a game ends without finishing the story. It was short so it could have gone on a while longer and finished the story. How long before Botanica 2 so I can find out what happened???? Who knows. So I am disappointed in the game as a whole. I can recommend the game if you get it on sale with the reservations noted above,
January 3, 2013
This was a wonderful game!! I played expert level. As others have said, the graphics are diverse and VERY beautiful. Any game worth four stars should have graphics like this. Nice story and a great variety of challenging puzzles, some of which I have not seen before! HO scenes required many manipulations other than just spotting the object, which I also liked. The only reason I did not give this game 5 stars is that I felt for 5 stars it needed to be longer. It is of average length. Definitely recommend!
December 31, 2012