Phantasmat: Crucible Peak
This was an amazing game with an original and suspenseful story, beautiful graphics and fun puzzles. I loved the fact that the game was in a snowy alpine setting. A great game, a real treat!
February 25, 2013
Beautiful Addition by ERS
Wonderfully conceived adventure story by ERS in which you try to escape the mountains which have experienced an avalanche. Lengthy game. There is a lot to do and a lot of places to see, but a map and task list guide you to your next actions and tells you what percentage of the game you have completed. Dialogue is written so you can click as fast as you read. Graphics are brilliant. HOS are well defined and there?s no pixel hunting. Puzzles are fairly easy for the very experienced gamer and are skippable. A terrific addition to the Phantasmat games.
February 22, 2013
Love Phantasmat Games
I completely enjoy phantasmat games. They require just alittle bit of thought. I always enjoy the stories. Good mindless entertainment, nice and relaxing with a touch of challenge.
February 10, 2013
Not as good as first Phantasmat
I loved the first Phantasmat game, but this is a disappointing follow-up. Predictable story-line, poor dialog, obvious challenges.
February 7, 2013
Good story, good game
I really enjoyed this game!
It's quite realistic. All this snow and cold, to find your way in the beginning in the mountains... the graphics are very believable too, and these people you meet who change just a bit every next time you see them... creepy enough, even though the story was clear to me soon enough.
The challenge is OK, not too difficult but I'm glad that not every solution is at close hand. Going back and forth is necessary but this also feels realistic, not unnatural or far-fetched to me.
Game is a good time playing, too - not too short. So yes, I would recommend this!
February 1, 2013
This is a must play game! This was fun, interesting, captivating and adventurous. Has a good story-line and very good graphics.
January 30, 2013
Enjoyable as the Dickens..
I truly enjoyed this game. The graphics were great and the story was very interesting. There was not much of a plot, but there was just something about this game that was totally intriguing. In fact, the plot was there, just sort of hidden through the whole game. There were a lot of different scenes, you could play match 3 instead of HO if you wanted to, and the hint button was good enough so no walkthrough was needed.
The game was a fine length, had VO, and the main character was really quite an interesting guy..I really enjoyed this game so much, I could do nothing more than give it a 5. It was long enough, and stayed enjoyable, throughout.
January 18, 2013
great value for money enjoyed the whole game just difficult enough to be enjoyable without being too frustating
January 16, 2013
Been waiting a long time for this sequel
I am a huge fan of Phantasmat and this sequel was well done. The graphics are excellent, character voices very well done and you dont have to play the first one to know the story(but you'll want to play the original after this) A great story about a skier caught in an avalanche and finds a town with lot's of secrets! Beautiful HO's and puzzles. You will want to add this to your collection.
January 15, 2013
A worthy sequel!
One of the better games released in the last several months. Not too short and with a good story. I enjoy games that can't be completed in one sitting and don't play like unnecessary fluff was added to drag it out. Puzzles could have been a bit more challenging but very good visuals throughout. The hidden object areas were easy, I didn't need any hints. I didn't use the match 3 but would have instead of a hint had the HO scenes been more difficult. I would have preferred a story hint system that pointed you in the right direction as apposed to the direct answer.
I was glad to see the standard edition released soon after the CE; I like to play the latest games but don't like waiting over a month for these new games to be released as standard editions. I find that the CE games are rarely worth the extra money for a few extra minutes of gameplay tacked on as a "prologue". I believe that double the money should equate to double the content. I can see a highly anticipated game released as an CE but now they're all released as CE's; the good with the bad.
One last comment before I climb down from my soapbox is that it's getting pretty old that some of my favorite game franchises are releasing poor sequels that show a fraction of the effort. "Drawn" is a good example. In the past I would typically splurge on a CE of my favorite franchises but now won't consider it unless there's a sale.
January 5, 2013