Christmas Stories: Nutcracker
One of My All-Time Favourites!
This game has it all - gorgeous graphics, fun storyline, a range of challenging puzzles mixed in amongst the HO tasks, and best of all - heaps of gameplay, it goes on and on, and then you still have the bonus game to play! I really feel like I got my money's worth with this one :)
December 23, 2012
Classic Christmas Story
I bought this game a little while ago but saved it for now and have just finished the main story. I am looking forward to playing the bonus chapter.
Game is based on the classic story of The Nutcracker.
Variety of puzzles, some easy, some tricky, all of them fun.
I loved everything about this game, especially the rat king, and thoroughly enjoyed playing it.
What a Christmas treat!
December 23, 2012
I loved this game!! It was so much fun. It definitely wasn't just a little child's game (in fact I wouldn't let a child play this; it's a little too violent). I really enjoyed the part with the bad snowman. I laughed my head off. I figured since it was a holiday game it would be fairly short. But it kept me entertained for a few hours. In fact I've played it through twice now.
I think that everybody would love this game, even grown men.
December 23, 2012
Beautiful christmas game !
I liked this game from beginning to end.
Beautiful scenes, nice christmas music and a fantastic gameplay. The HOG are not too difficult and that's the reason even i liked them. Little bad thing about this game is that it is a little bit too short. But after all i remommend this game to everyone !
December 29, 2012
May be better for children
I never saw the ballet and I don't know if it's the same plot. But this storyline was really silly. I lost interest .
January 26, 2013
Completed the Game
This game was perfect for the holiday season.
December 27, 2012
Some of the puzzles are too hard for my liking!!!
December 30, 2012
Nice Christmas story for young and old
The story is cute. There are 3 game modes.
The graphics are beautiful and clear.
The HOS are not too cluttered.
The mini-games are interesting; some are challenging.
There is a map, which you can use to jump to a location.
The hint system is good, telling you what to do next.
The game is rather short, for me a bit more than 2 hours.
May 24, 2013
I played it right before the holidays. Since I've always loved the story of the Nutcracker, this was a must play game for me and I'm happy I wasn't disappointed.
It's great and I would recommend it to everyone :)
April 25, 2013
I wanted to just LOVE this game, but after playing the entire game I was sorely dissapointed.
The background visuals are lovely. Magical, in fact. Yet many of the actual characters were not nearly as well done. I didn't care at all for the silly looking rats. Nor, with some exceptions, am I partial to "helper" characters and some of these were more awkward than most. While the idea of the kitten that succeeds in spite of himself was amusing, the execution was poorly done. And the candle seemed totally unnesessary. While I usually enjoy cut scenes, the ones in this game were numerous, long and often unnecessary.
The soundtrack was the Nutcracker Suite, of course. But it lacked the rich variety available from the original score and became a bit repetitive. And the sound effects could have benefited from echos, wind, water drops, footsteps, etc.
Game play was mostly standard with a few surprises, such as the "dress the soldier in armor" game. HOGs were clear with some interactions, but unchallenging. The interactive map is nicely done, but often does not show any available actions at all.
The story did have newer elements that are not in the original tale, offering a more "scientific magic" version of how they all become rats and dolls. To me this was a bit out of character with the rest of the story. In fact, so many elements seemed out of place I never got emotionally involved at all.
Obviously many people will and did enjoy this game, so I do not write it off. Over all the game was a nice easy adventure, particularly for newer players. However I bought this game based mostly on the RAVE reviews and I am sad to say, I would much rather had invested my credits elsewhere.
April 9, 2013