Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition
Season appropriate HOG
This is a pretty good game with a Seasonal hook. The story is quite contrived but the game play is mainly pretty good. Still there are some dark and tiny HOS and still in places the game just stops and makes you look at the guide or rely heavily on hints. This makes the game good but not great. The bonus chapter was so broken up that nothing followed or flowed from scene to scene and I finally gave up on it. The mini-puzzles were probably a 2 overall, which is better than most HOGs. Some min-puzzles would not play.
December 24, 2012
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
Odd One Out Here
First of all i am not a fan of Elephant Games
I have to admit more times than not
i dont like their games
so if you are a fan
Ignore my Review
Glad i played it once
But what the CE offered
was not worth it to me
and the Bonus Game LAME LAME LAME
I am happy to pay for a CE just for a good Bonus Game
that was not the case here
The Atmosphere in the Game was LOVELY
Dream Like Even..
However the Gameplay
was the same ole same ole
Running Around Back and Forth
and Heavy on the HOS
that Elephant Always Delivers
For what i am into
I cannot recommend this game
I also wish i had purchased SE Instead of CE
And..on free credit
thats about all its worth to me ..
November 13, 2014
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