Surface: The Soaring City Collector's Edition
Good story, your inventor brother has been kidnapped and you need to find him and help him with his new venture.
VOS (and here elephant shouldn't bother, as the person talking does not match up to the words)
HOS interactive, and you need inventory items to find some objects
Puzzles good, short skip
Great hint system, tell you what to do
Good length: 6.5 hours which includes 1.5 hours bonus on casual play
Keep 'em coming, developer. Love this series!
February 25, 2013
Surface: The Soaring City
Nice Story, many locations, HoG really easy
February 22, 2013
Save your genius brother
Excellent game, I really enjoyed playing it! Elephant Games' style is very easy to recognize, yet they always manage to entertain me, it's never boring. I missed 3 flowers just when I thought 'yeah I'm a real pro' :D It was easy to get into that mood. It's nice to be the one who saves the day (several times) and the brother, although the latter is the genius. But I'll never forgive him, for not inviting me to the wedding. :D
February 19, 2013
I have been waiting for this sequel to show up and now it is here. Beautiful as the last one and full of fun. The game keeps you going all the time and the games are fun but make you think. You run into some interesting situations and have to think your way through. I really enjoy these games that make you think and figure things out. Help button is a good assist in this one. You will have a lot of fun with this one. Hope you enjoy it.
February 17, 2013
The Surface series is one of the best!
I was very surprised to see this game so soon, because it's the third Surface game within a year!
The Storyline was again quite different from other games and i liked it. People get wings... Very interesting, but I liked the psychic story in Surface 2 more.
The graphics are very clear and look sometimes like they are real! The sounds are great done and fit perfectly into the game. The music is like in every elephant game outstanding good! The cutscenes were good and there were many of them. The liva characters did again a nice job!
The game is not an easy one! Sometimes I needed to use the hint button, because I got stuck, but there were some other chapters, were I could play nice and never had to use a hint. So it's a good mix. The same for the puzzles. Some are difficould some are easy.
What I liked very much is, that there were some achievements and a Philantrophy area, where you could restore some scenes.
This game is surely a five star game and I hope to see more games like this in 2013.
February 16, 2013
WONDERFUL, CHALLENGING ADVENTURE!!!
Review based on completed game and bonus chapter.
The live actors, vos not just for the actors but for the player as well. Text dialogue appears of course but the vos made it more realistic than just reading.
IHOS - You must leave the scene to search for other items then go back to the hos or the sparkles will continue until it's completed. There are two lists, one for inventory and one for items in hos. HOS are fairly clear and bright with moderately sized items to larger.
Misclick Penalty - None
Hint - Moderate recharge, acts as a guide and gives clues.
Puzzles/Mini-Games - Interesting and challenging. Skip button charges quickly.
There are collectibles and achievements.
Map - Contains cutscenes that you can review again. Does transport.
Bonus Chapter - Off you go on a new adventure!!!
Loved this game!! If you enjoyed the previous Surface games, you will enjoy this one. Congrats to the devs for a truly marvelous game. Anymore in the future???
February 14, 2013
WOW!! What an imaginative and beautiful game!!
This game is a winner --right down to the Philanthropist Mode. I am playing it twice I loved it so much!
All I can say is -- Play the game... you won't be disappointed. There is so much going on and what a unique imaginative storyline! Never dull! And I loved the actors in this game as well. This game was well worth the money and then some.
So much fun!!
February 13, 2013
Great game! I enjoyed it. The graphics and films made this game very interesting,
February 12, 2013
This is a first-class game in every respect - production, story, artwork, game play, etc. The innovation of the game designers is impressive. The story is a fantasy with some holes, but it is thoroughly enjoyable and is well told. Live actors add to the production even if the words and lips don't always match.
The HOS are all IA with inventory items needed to complete them, which means that sometimes you have to go back to them later after you get the needed objects. The puzzles range from easy to challenging. The HINT button tells you what is needed and where, so you really don't need the SG. The map is IA and informative. The bonus chapter is long and continues the story, which does have a satisfactory ending in regular game play.
This is a top-notch and thoroughly enjoyable game and could be considered a model for game developers.
February 11, 2013
Very entertaining game! Beautiful graphics and great story line. LOVE the map, it tells you if you have completed an area and if you click on a map section it takes you there. I bought all three 'Surface' games and definitely don't regret it! Hope there will be more!
February 11, 2013