Zodiac Prophecies: The Serpent Bearer
Good SE with fun HOS and puzzles
This game could have easily been a CE with a little more development and a bonus game. It is a generous length for a SE. The games and puzzles are pretty easy, the HOS scenes interesting. SO wonderful not to have voiceovers! The characters are a little stilted but otherwise the graphics are interesting and well done. Played on advanced mode and only a few sparkles, otherwise it was fun to figure out what to do by myself. I beta tested this game and had decided to buy it when it came out, and I'm not disappointed.
November 16, 2012
Good and easy
Not a bad game. Has all you want, voice over good graphics and music can be tuned way down. The HOS are not hard and the puzzles are not all that hard either. Has hint button, map, guide and all that good stuff. My problem is that there is so much to do and go all over the place to find things that it takes away from the game enjoyment.
May 7, 2013
Really good but could be better
My review is about the SE version of the game. I have a strong background in Astrology, so I thought this would be fun. It was, and a little knowledge of the zodiac helped, but it definitely wasn't necessary. There was a even balance between HOS and puzzles and the puzzles were great in this one. Most were challenging but not impossible. A few were very easy and two I really had to work on. The artwork was good, each element of the zodiac (earth, air, fire, water) was given an appropriate environment. A couple of the characters were kind of cheesy, but there aren't many characters you interact with so it doesn't distract that much. One thing that was disappointing was the story - the typical "dark lord" that threatens the world of the zodiac. I would have preferred more emphasis on the zodiac itself and less on the evil guy you have to imprison.
Other than that, the game was really fun and had some nice eye candy.
January 9, 2013
Might go Blind
Like the graphics, story line, etc. Type in game too small. Might go blind just trying to read the items to find in the hidden object searches.
November 25, 2012
Not too bad
I just played the demo and I got through it pretty quickly.
There is a map and it's supposed to show a ( ! ) where places are that have tasks to do, but the map only showed footprints of where I was at the time. So, I had to do a lot of backtracking.
Skip and hints were pretty fast when needed, but I didn't need them much.
November 17, 2012
I Like It!
At least through the end of the demo, this seems to be not a bad game -- not bad at all. One thing I really appreciate is the hint and skip buttons fill very quickly, and the hints outside the HOS are the pointing arrow kind -- tells you the direction to go, but you still have to figure out what to do for yourself. It also has a transporter map that shows you where there is something you need to do.
The story is well laid out and the game play is done in a logical manner so it flows smoothly.
The little ghost Amy's voice is pretty annoying, but not so the other voices, and the acting is decent enough. The artwork is fine -- not blow-you-out-of-your-chair amazingly gorgeous, but there are some nifty graphic elements to enjoy, and the HOS scenes are clear enough.
The adventure element may not be up to hard-core, advanced players' standards, and I suspect the game may have the potential to become somewhat boring for that reason.
I'll buy this game with a credit or as a COTW or DOD. If I didn't have to pinch my pennies quite so tightly, I'd probably get it for the $6.99.
July 2, 2013
I bought this game as a Daily Deal and I'm glad I did. I played the demo first, as some of the reviews were positive and some were negative. Some thought the scenes were cartoonish, but I found them to be more high fantasy. Search for fantasy art and you will see what I mean. This is not a mainstream art form, but I think it's beautiful in its own way. Another complaint was the inability to turn off the music. Have they considered using the mute on their computer? Most, if not all, computer speakers have that option. As for me, I was able to turn the sound down with no problem.
In my opinion, the storyline is the only weak link. It seems that we have done this before, with slight variations. We are sent to another world to free others from the spell of an evil entity. We charge a medallion with the elementals of the of the zodiac: air, water, earth, and fire. This did not take away from my enjoyment, however. The scenery was so lovely that I didn't mind the sameness of the story.
I am not a huge puzzle fan, but I actually enjoyed a few of these as they were different. I only skipped those that were not unique- spin circles to match, swap gems, etc. The HO scenes were beautiful and clear, no big junk piles or hidden fragments.
All in all, this is a little gem and I highly recommend it for several hours of fun.
November 16, 2013
fun and pretty
Overall a fun game, very pretty graphics, enjoyed the minigames, some a bit different, music soothing, graphics very pleasant and a charming game to play.
January 24, 2013
QUITE DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE
Two modes of play. Widescreen available. The HOS are not crowded and objects are very big. Puzzles not difficult. Click on the little animal darting around and he makes a cute little sound if you get it before he hides. Graphics seem overpowering to me and take some getting used to. Very bright ? was the artist going for purely futuristic or purely fantasy or a combination? The artwork gives the game an identity, but it?s difficult to figure out what that is. Characters seem out of this world. In some ways ? both childish and not. The developers may have been aiming to please both adults and children with the storyline and physical environments. Try it for something quite different.
November 13, 2012
Nice little game!
Simple little game, perfect for a rainy, no brainer day like today. I actually give it a 3.5. Very nice graphics and game play. Music nice and can be turned down, as I always do (I prefer light background sound). Very nice voice-overs, although the pitch of the little girl's voice is a bit annoying. A little more talking than I care for and not real challenging, but that's what I'm looking for today.
Haven't used the map, but it looks like it is a jump map, which I really love. HOGs have some very small and hard to see items, but okay. Fast hint recovery and very helpful. A lot of shoe leather in this one, but very enjoyable. A nice little SE for a change and a definite buy for me today.
As always, try it for yoursel and see if it is right for you. We all have different tastes in games and you may not care for this one at all. Thanks for the reviews.
November 13, 2012