Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition
I really enjoyed this game its not too short nor long and has great xmas feel to it .
December 3, 2012
Lovely at First
Review of full collection edition played in hardcore mode.The start of this game is just lovely, festive, magical and fun. The HO scene's are interactive and clear. The puzzles and tasks are very easy but I didn't mind as the graphics are wonderful and enchanting. Music is an asset to the scenes. The length of the game is OK, felt it could have been longer for a CE. You will also need to collect 25 dolls. The story is a different take on the Nutcracker and his fight with the Rat King, and that was fine with me... but the game strays to egyption cats and mayan calendars that just put a damper on the Christmas feeling of the game.The bonus content really takes a leap when magical warrior cats fighting ice wolves pop up. Give the demo a go, but remember it is a bit on the short side, easy puzzles and the story wanders a bit.
December 4, 2012
Good Game but TOO SHORT!
It's the holiday season and I wanted something to play that went along with it. So I chose the Nutcracker Collectors Edition. I have been playing these games enough to know that I usually get 8-12 hours of game play per game.
I am not sure why, but this game does not have as long of a story line. I had it done in about 5 hours. And this is including the Bonus game! Which for me, paying 14.00 is simply not enough. Stick with House of Doors or Nevertales. Which are the games that brought me to Big Fish. However it never hurts to experiment with the game available here.
I also wish game makers could give the "saving the princess" theme a rest, lord knows there is nothing new there.
December 3, 2013
Not worth the $13.99 price
Its a cute game and my 7 year old grand would love to have it, just for something simple to do.. but its not worth the collector edition price..I know its Christmas, but come on...its priced way to high and I don't think the strategy guide is worth the extra price..Maybe when the CE becomes available I'll buy this game but until then ..no...
December 9, 2012
I hate to burst the bubble
This was a great game from visual and audio effects. The map was cool, i relied on it heavily in hardcore mode.
I know everyone is telling you what a great game this is, and IT DOES get you into the xMas spirit, but I'll associate my comments to what i didn't like about the game...
All HO scenes are the same, looking for the same thing each time, from game development this is easy tweak to make a game more difficult, I don't know why games don't do this more xcept the QA factor could be impacted.
Aside from the collectables and awards (which are easy to achieve) there is nothing about this game to make it competitive (e.g. no timing of an individual effort).
Again this is a very easy thing to implement in a game and I don't know why HOS don't do it more often. Especially if I'm in a mode called "hardcore".
The only thing hardcore did was prevent you from asking for hints/skips, but you can modify this (on the fly) within your settings, so this casual/hardcore mode means nothing. AFAIK there is no award for completing a game in hardcore.
I will recommend this game, but play it once and then give it to a friend. If you're like me, there is nothing to play it twice.
December 10, 2012
Lots of promise but does not deliver..
Beautiful graphics and music. Brilliant glorious screens of Father Christmas and his winter world. As an hidden object game it has a lot of promise but oh, do the screens have to be so very busy and the items so minute ? I had to use a magnifying glass on most of the screens otherwise it would have meant using the hint button continually which spoils the game. I do not wear spectacles at all but I felt I needed them after playing this game. Elephant games are usually great but not this one.
December 9, 2012
Admittingly, just played the trial, found it to be ok, like any other HO. I guess the 13.99 price is because of Christmas. No, too hefty for this game. Some nice graphics, but I could not find why a 5-star.
I am recommending this game, but not for the price, even though there's more in the full version.
December 1, 2012
This was all there was?
I found the game to be extremely easy and too short. I got through the game quickly. I expected it to be more for a collector's edition. Not worth the price.
December 2, 2012
didn't really like it
I thought it was kind of tiresome, constantly going back to collect something else from somewhere you were just at. it is not in my opinion a $14 game, maybe $4 but not 14.
December 5, 2012
fun to play ,lots of help to find things okay for the kids to play
November 30, 2012