Nightmare Realm: In the End... Collector's Edition
This game is creative, fun and has challenging but not nasty frustrating bits. Great graphics and production.
June 15, 2013
Fun adventure with tolerable HOGs
My 1st review! An indication that I really enjoyed this game. I don't particularly like the HOGs but they were very secondary to the adventure and not terribly difficult or repetitious. Good puzzels that made me think but weren't impossible (and puzzels are my favorite). Really beautiful graphics and music. I also like looking for collectables and they were all there but you had to be looking for them. All in all, one of the better games I've played (and boy have there been a lot!!).
June 4, 2013
BEAUTIFUL GAME, EXCELLENT, IMAGINATIVE
i believe this is one of the best games out there right now?the imagery is mind blowing and it offers up a very detailed story. the HOS are so cool and really different. the Strategy Guide even keeps pace with your story!
May 12, 2013
Great sequel, and don't miss the bonus game!
Review of completed game:
I very much enjoyed this sequel to the first Nightmare Realm. The graphics were excellent and the game was thought-provoking. It didn't just divide between "mini games" and "hidden object" hunts; multi-scene diversions were puzzles themselves.
I read one reviewer state s/he was disappointed because this sequel was not as good as the first. After I finished this game I re-downloaded the first game and played it again. It is clear the developers expanded on the first and made it better. The only thing I could see that could prompt such a negative comparison was that the first had many more hidden object scenes. Come on people, let's move beyond simple HOS!
I also must comment on the bonus game. I will confess I never play the bonus games; they are often rehashes of the game itself and lack the wide-eyed wonder I cherish. This bonus game is different--it explains the whole story in a totally new environment. I highly recommend opting for the Collector's Edition here.
All in all, this sequel is one of my favorite games thus far this year. Thanks!
May 8, 2013
I was disappointed
I was so excited to see this game as i really loved the first instalment however i as began to play,it seemed to be lacking the excitement i felt when playing the first one.
The puzzles were to easy!
The graphics were great but storyline is where i believe this game lost me. The story started off interesting however the end was the biggest disappointment for me. I wont spoil it but game creators could of done something better than that.
I think if your new to HO adventure games then this one would be perfect for you however to understand the story you will need to play the first one and this one then might disappoint you.
May 8, 2013
I like this one better than the first! Review of completely CE
This sequel to the first nightmare realm is more of an adventure game than a HO, which I am happy about! There was maybe 4 HO games in this one, the rest were adventure seeking. The bonus chapter is worth getting because it tells you how the shadow comes to pass. Just love love love it! I played on normal and it took me a good bit to finish.
May 3, 2013
A beautiful challenge, stunning and immersive!
TITLE?Nightmare Realm: In the End...
VERSION?Collector's Edition (full game + bonus adventure)
DEVELOPER?Lesta (produced by Big Fish Games)
GENRE?Puzzle Adventure with some Interactive Hidden Object Scenes
STORYLINE?You return in your role as Kathleen, mother of the gifted artist Emily whom you saved from the Nightmare Realm some years ago. Emily is all grown up now and getting ready to depart for college. Suddenly, a creature from the Nightmare Realm appears and causes her to fall ill. The creature tells you that you have only one hour to collect your husband David's tears from the Nightmare Realm, or Emily will die. When you finally reach David, you learn that a more sinister plot is afoot.
OVERVIEW?This was, above all, a thoroughly enjoyable game to play. It's extremely immersive in nature, and all aspects from the graphics to the music to the storyline suck you in and keep you there. I recommend you take your time, turn off your phone, and dive in head first.
GAMEPLAY?Point 'n' click adventure interspersed with lots of puzzles and mini-game and a few highly interactive HOs. In fact, the HOs were difficult; you really had to think about what to do. The puzzles ranged from easy but time consuming to difficult, from the familiar to the unique. Really, a nice blend of gaming skills was required to play.
SPECIALS?Find 36 origami to unlock NPC profiles.
EXTRAS?17 wallpapers, 15 musical pieces, concept art, and the bonus adventure which details the inception of the Curator of the Nightmare Realm.
INTERFACE?JOURNAL: None, and it's unnecessary. MAP: Informative about where actions are available, but not a jump map. However, it is beautifully artistic. HINTS: I only used two, so I'm unsure of how quickly they recharge. STRATEGY GUIDE: Real time. I used it once and it brought me to the exact spot in the game where I was playing.
SETTINGS?Music, environment, and effects volumes can all be set separately. There are three levels of difficulty, a custom cursor, full screen, and aspect ratio correction.
GRAPHICS?Beautiful use of color and texture, imaginative backgrounds, detailed close-ups, and gorgeous renderings. Eye candy. You can't help but become immersed.
CUTSCENES?Absolutely stunning animation, both for the in-game graphics and the interludes.
MUSIC?Lovely and ambient, never intrusive. Exactly what game music should be.
SOUND?Ambient and game sounds were entirely appropriate and contributed to the experience.
VOICEOVER?Not superlative, but decently done.
SUMMARY?Lesta hit a home run with this one, in my opinion. I'm looking forward to more games from them. I definitely recommend the CE for the bonus adventure alone, although the SE satisfactorily ties up the main storyline. Also, the credits are worth watching for the beautiful graphic representation of shadow play. Now, I'm going back to play the first Nightmare Realm, then play this one again!
May 3, 2013
This is an adventure game beyond compare. I had so much fun playing this game. It is a "thinker", beautifully done and sets a new high standard for adventure games. This is a must have for adventure gamers! 5x10 fins up.
April 20, 2013
It was OK..
I loved the first game in the series so I bought it. There are some improvements from the first game, namely the voice overs, the graphic is also more crisp, but I was a bit disappointed as I am not really sure what is the goal of the game, to save our husband, or for us to go back to the real world? anyway it was not as entertaining as the first one, the hint doesn't really show you what to do, instead it tells you, and it is hard for me to follow. Emily, in this game, has really no role and it is really up to us to save the day. She was 10 years older than when she was in the first game, but she doesn't look that mature. I don't know what's going to happen with Emily when the game ends, so it's a bit disappointment. The map is still not interactive and as the game progresses, I feel that my game loads slower. The extra chapter is good, I feel that this game is not a happy ending and may not be suitable for children to play. If there should be another sequel, I hope it will be better.
March 3, 2013
First I want to say, this is my first review. I truly loved this game from the beginning. The story line, the graphics, and HO were wonderful! I hope they come out with another game like this. I've played many games, but this one is the one that caused me to write a review. I highly recommend this game to anyone. Way to go Big Fish on this one! Yeah
March 2, 2013