Christmas Stories: Nutcracker
I am 82 and play all the time. This game is a real keeper. Well programed with a fun story line and plenty of challenges and brain required. I was sorry when it ended, even with the bonus. Keep up the good work.
December 29, 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
Completed the Game
This game was perfect for the holiday season.
December 27, 2012
Good adventure game
I enjoyed the puzzles and adventure. Started off well, but the sinister rat was a little too scary for my daughter of 7 in the end.
August 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
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
Some of the puzzles are too hard for my liking!!!
December 30, 2012