Break the Curse: The Crimson Gems
Yup... hidden "gem"... I know. It was a fun little game though. The HOs were all items relevant to the story.. find this many pipes, find that many twigs, etc. I enjoy adventure more than HO so that was a nice change. The puzzles were hit or miss, some were fun, but most were the old-school frustratingly tedious type. The skip worked pretty quickly on whichever difficulty I played on (I don't remember) so I skipped about half of them.
The storyline was different! There's a twist that you won't expect out of these types of games... nicely done!
March 2, 2013
Puzzles, Puzzles & More Puzzles! :-)
I like puzzles much better than HOS's. This game is chock full of them and I'll admit I skipped three. (I pride myself on never skipping puzzles but some of these would have taken me more than an hour to solve.) If YOU like puzzles, some quite challenging, you'll like this game. Won't even comment on the storyline because I pay no attention to that. It's not why I play these games. I like the challenge. A good game for me. Kept me playing for several hours. Music was good, graphics good, and no HOS's.
February 25, 2014
A Nice Enjoyable Game ...
Nice Graphics, Sounds & General Game Play ...
Nothing Flash, Just An Enjoyable Game ... Worth A Voucher ...
August 24, 2013
the crimson gems
The Crimson gems game is a fun game to play.
I liked it a lot.
January 30, 2013
True, there are no traditional HOS and true, the story line is weak as reported by other reviewers but this game has many interesting puzzles with varying degrees of difficulty that make it well worth the price.
June 12, 2014
A puzzle adventure only!
I just don't get it. The storyline is good, a circus owner summonds you to find a missing married couple, the stars of his show. The only lead you have is a woman who lives nearby in a manor (of course) that had been upsetting the couple before their disappearence. I found the graphics almost fuzzy with little detail. If I clicked on an item when my cursor turned into a magnifing glass, it didn't "zoom in" on the object, it would simply give me a description or say for instance there was a medallion in the fireplace! Furthermore the description was between the cursor and the inventory box and it would take you a few seconds to think to look there.The only HO's are scenes where you have to find multiple same item objects, such as "find 6 valves." There are tons of puzzles that were easy to complete but time consuming mostly swapping pieces and rotating. I became distracted easily during the game which I am always focused on a really good game. The game was even sluggish when you entered into a different area.
January 23, 2013
Really have nothing to add to my title. This was a trial as I was looking for a freebie for a coupon but frankly this didn't cut it. Each step was without purpose or logic. You just clicked around and did whatever. You never knew why you were doing anything. Felt I was just stumbling around.
December 28, 2012
nice little game
based on trial, If you like puzzle games this is right up your street. I have to admit i am not a fan of puzzles but decided to give it a go, i was surprised at how easy it was, the graphics and music are exceptional the story not quite so good,I am a big fan of HOS games, something with a strong story line and this was a let down for me. Please try it you may like it, for puzzle people it's great.
January 30, 2013
not sure why I bought this game
the story line is interesting, the idea is great and the games are fine. however, it is one of the most frustrating games I've played. the hint tells you where to go but not how to get there. if you don't remember where something is you are stuck. no map and no clues, when your mouse points to a place to enter nothing gives you the name of that place. I played and bought but then hadn't played for a bit. when I went back I was totally frustrated, didn't know where anything was so the hint didn't help me at all. maybe if I played straight through it would be fine but not even sure about that. unfortunately I can't recommend this game even though I would like to.
August 31, 2013
i didn't really like this game too well.
i didn't care for this game. i played casual and low sound. the hints and skip buttons took about 60 seconds or more to charge. wasted time because i needed hints a good bit. no map. journal but i didn't see that it helped much. not giving a very good review but i really didn't like it. the mini games seemed very hard for me so all told not for me. i will recommend it because to each their own, but i would recommend the demo first just to be sure you like it.
February 17, 2014