Grim Tales: The Stone Queen Collector's Edition
Another Great Grim Tales Game
I have played all of the Grim Tales games and I have really loved all of them. This Collector's Edition does not disappoint. I love the map feature which allows you to instantly travel from scene to scene without having to arrow up and down constantly trying to locate a place.
The storyline of this game was really interesting and the mini-games were fun to play. I like the way they are continuing the story with Brandon. The characters are extremely unique and well thought out. Great graphics! Grim Tales never fails to please.
May 3, 2013
BUT, OH SOOO HARD!!!!
This is a great game, difficult in hardcore mode!!
I think this is may be one of the hardest game I have played so far; but I love a challenge!! (or either, I wasn't in the mood) You really have to use your head and figure out many things on your own. I had to walk away from the game, many times!!
This is more of an adventure game than HO. Storyline is very good. VOs was great, as well.
Puzzles were excellent, but difficult; I had to skip one and I NEVER skip puzzles!! Not many HOs and they were clean.
The graphics are beautiful!
Good interactive map, but no journal.
No collectibles or achievements.
Game is pretty long and the bonus is, as well!
3 modes of difficulty and no help in hardcore.
If you like a challenge, with good puzzles; this is your game!
April 18, 2013
I have all the other GT games so I bought this game without hesitation and trying the demo. I was a bit disappointed when I first play this game as it doesn't support full screen in my computer, which it always does in other EG. There is this funny background behind the black sidebar as a result of me probably trying to make a full screen but failed. The story seems to rush on the beginning of the game. Like why she suddenly comes out of nowhere? the snow queen herself also seems to lack charisma and she doesn't appear to be scary to me. The map is pretty useful although a bit different than the usual EG's SGs. Our location is marked with a man that look like it was taken from a male toilet :(( However, as all other EG, there is this goblin helping us, and the graphic is superb, albeit the small screen I have.
March 31, 2013
Best one yet
This sequel is so far the best in the series. There is plenty of things to do; it isnt short like many other games. The biggest plus for me was there was a map! The map made it so much easier when you had tor return to certain areas. There was a lot of areas to cover too.
Brandon (the little boy and the baby from previous series) is now all grown up, injured, and is in love with a queen who can (and does) turns people into stone. Things go wrong when a greedy man comes in and shuts down the mines for his own use.
The graphics were excellent. The music went well with the game. The little elf-like creature (like Dobey from Harry Potter movies) as well as the other creatures/characters were well made.
The HOS scenes were easy for the most part, some items were a little hard to find, but were able to still be found. The puzzles ranged from easy to somewhat challenging, but none were impossible.
The bonus play was well done. It was pretty good length, plenty of stuff to do. In the bonus play, the queen's evil brother escaped from the underground prison and has taken the queen captive. The HOS and puzzles in the bonus were also pretty easy with a few somewhat challenging ones.
Overall, excellent game.
March 18, 2013
Great Graphics, Good Game, New Ideas
Loved, loved, loved the graphics on this game. The things you had to do weren't always obvious and they came up with some new ideas I'd never seen before. When it started I thought OH NO I have seen this plot 1,000 times, but they surprised me. Fun new creatures and lots to do. You think the story is over ... but it starts up again! Great fun! First time I have played the bonus content in awhile because I liked the game that much.
March 12, 2013
Liked the game until...
The game started with a mean queen that turned people to stone, became a good queen, and was in love with what seemed to be a very young man that looked and sounded as though he was 14 yrs. old. (What???) This was so silly that I'm sorry that I purchased it.
February 26, 2013
Enjoyable, but nothing spectacular or new
Lovely graphics, voice-overs and cut-scenes make this game enjoyable to play.
Hidden object games were only minimally interactive and very easy.
The puzzles were mostly very easy, although a couple were poorly explained - and one I had to change play mode to skip as I couldn't figure out what to do.
There were no bonus objects to find, and no achievements to earn, which was a major disappointment.
The map could be used to move from scene to scene. There was no journal.
The storyline was was there and flowed nicely, but no edge of the seat drama.
The game was a fair length..
The bonus chapter was of the same lovely calibre as the main story, and followed on from the main story, but not essential to it. This would be one of the better bonus chapters I've played.
Whilst it did have its shortfalls, the game was still very enjoyable to play. Definitely recommend.
February 20, 2013
A nice experiment
I treat this chapter in the series as a nice try out. Every once in while it is good to try something new to see how public reacts to it. I am talking about the new era of clicking. Basically as you move forward new objects that used to be "unclickable" become "clickable". This is an OK idea but if you ever play in the hard mode what that really means for you is that each scene you come back to, you have to click through all over again to find new objects you can act on. This is impossible and boring.
- Amazing graphics
- Nice HOSes
- Good storyline
- Disabled objects in scenes become enabled as you proceed forward
- No music and very low background sound
- Too much of everything relatively the same - puzzle pieces are pretty much the same - it is just the matter where you plug those to
- Game crashed on me 4 times on Windows 8 64-bit with all the updates in place
- Not enough engagement.
Thank you for reading this!
February 9, 2013
Another Game with too much Running around
There is just too much backtracking with this game....it seems this developers use this a lot to try and prolong a not so long or great game....But my hand gets tired and my brain is annoyed with all the circular running around...I like a game to be challenging but for different reasons....A reason to return to a certain location other than just backtracking to use up the trial Hour....Don't get enough enjoyable play or feeling for the story....My hand gets tired of clicking on my trackball.
February 6, 2013
A little tedious
I loved the previous Grim Tales games, and Elephant in general, but this is pretty dull. I have found myself using the hint button a lot just to get the game over with quicker. The graphics are great, as usual, but there's just something about the story and the layout that doesn't grab me. It's not helped by having to go backwards and forwards all the time, and there's no map to jump to different places. Some of the puzzles are pretty illogical, and it's difficult to work out what you are actually supposed to do. Others are so simple, I don't know why they bothered with them. There are a few, however, that are genuinely challenging. There are very few HOS, but these are acceptable in the level of challenge. Maybe just a tad on the easy side for seasoned HOS lovers.
There's no music in most parts of the game, and I think it needs a little, just to add a bit of atmosphere that is otherwise lacking.
I'd only recommend this game for the sake of completeness, with the rest of the Grim Tales games, but even then, there's only a small link to those. Treat yourself to the Surface games instead, if you haven't already!
February 2, 2013