Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper
Great game, not too easy.
Nice twist on the HOG games, needing to place objects instead of find them. Good game length, and a variety of challenges.
February 20, 2013
Cinderella with a twist!!
What a great game. Graphics are superior to a lot of games I've bought. Love the VO. Hints recharge quickly. It's a reverse HO game - which I really liked. Enjoyed the variety of puzzles. Really nice story. Good wins over evil. Not too long, not too short. Can't find anything wrong with this game at all !!!! Loved it. Wish I could give this game a 10.
February 18, 2013
I loved the fact that you could travel via map. It made going back and forth a lot better. Some areas are hard to click on so you will have to be patient. Overall this game is definitely worth playing.
February 9, 2013
Best game in a long time. Beats a lot of collector games.
Best game in a long time, with amazing graphics, each scene has something new and delightful and surprising, full of humor and charm. In addition, a romantic game without being sweetish. I just love it! Beats a lot of collector games by far.
February 7, 2013
Stategy Guide Not Needed
Loved the reverse hidden object games--not enough of them. Great graphics to keep your interest. The CE and SG are not needed unless you want wallpaper etc. The hint button is absolutely the best. Length of game is more than I anticipated. Puzzles were tuff for me--had to pass on a few. I enjoyed sitting back to watch the end of the story. Kudos for the beautiful artwork.
February 5, 2013
Great Game - Highly recommended
I won't rehash things people have already said. I did love this game because of the way they handled the HOS. Yes, the graphics are beautiful and pretty much everything i dislike in other game was absent here. :P
The fact that Giselle's name was pronounced differently didn't bother me. We Americans must get used to the fact that all our great games are produced in other countries. For all we know we may be pronouncing it incorrectly. :angel:
Anyway i loved the game and hope for more like it. I wish i had bought the CE and perhaps i will. :thumbup: :thumbup:
I highly recommend this game.
February 2, 2013
No Darkness - What a treat!
This games was fun, even a little silly. But that is what I liked best. With the glut of dark, creepy AHOG's out there over the past bazillion years, this was just fun.
It was a good combination of linear and "having to think about it." There is a lot of hopping around, but the map can be used to travel, tells you the tasks that need to be done at each location and even provides "reminder pics" to help remember the place.
Puzzles wise, they were pretty easy. But, that was in line with the good-spirited fun this game is all about.
A cold Saturday pleasure..
February 1, 2013
LOVE THIS GAME
Unlike any other HO game I have played. The hidden object puzzles aren't your typical hunting down the item game. You place pieces of items with other items. graphics and music are also so pretty and magical. I want more games like this!!!!
February 1, 2013
Great game with a twist
I really enjoyed playing this game. The storyline was not terribly original, but it was still enjoyable. The game play and "kingdom" were involved and engaging. The twist was that instead of finding objects, you were shown objects that had to be placed into the scene in their correct locations. I thought the game lasted long enough to be worth the price.
February 1, 2013
Disappointing - only reason it's getting 4 stars - there are collectables in the SE!
*I finished the CE - plot 100% tied up in this SE version*
I don't do like or love but out of 5 stars.
This game should have been named ?jumble mess of every fairy tale? as it would have been more accurate. At the beginning I thought it was the tale of Cinderella with a twist but then the plot just got truly bizarre. Nearly every character in a fairy tale appeared and then throw in some weird animals and that?s your plot.
Sometimes this all works out but not here, it was all over the place and I couldn?t make heads or tails of the whole story. Yes the animals were well done and some cute but it was like there was 3 different plots going on at one time and none ended up making any sense or working in harmony together. If they took the animals and did that in another story that would have been good but all those other fairytale characters showing up made no sense at all.
Especially at the beginning, I felt like they were trying to copy a few other developers which makes no sense as they are the leaders and are the best of what they do, so it ended up being subpar for my taste. Some of the early outdoor graphics reminded me of some older boomzap games, and the princess is called Isabella (there is a series of games called princess Isabella from another dev), then there are the animals that don?t quite make sense so that felt like an ERS game!
After the gorgeous graphics of nutcracker and the 3D stunning graphics of unfinished tales comes the flat weird graphics especially outside at the beginning: The graphics did get better as it went along but didn?t understand why they didn?t stay with their usual top of the line graphics. Their recent grim tales, stone queen game they?ve done the same.
The scrolling transporter map sometimes took 3 clicks to get into an area as you had to zoom in (being careful where you place the mouse) on a larger area then it brought up all the rooms. It does give a picture and a list of objectives that have to be completed in the area. It would be great to have a more customisable hardness setting, and on the map to be able to click on and off for map tips.
All three modes of play are their usual and you can change midgame which is good.
For the first time elephant hasn?t done straight list type and here they are all the reverse kind. You get an item in your inventory and you have to place them in the scene. This is my favourite kind of HOS and I actually take time and enjoy them rather than trying to random click my way through some scenes if they are junk pile or just don?t want to do a HOS. I think one or two were junk pile but the rest was more cluttered but some well done. You never repeat any HOS in any elephant game.
I class puzzles as one that has a skip button on them as there were plenty of interactions. They all were very easy to easy maybe a couple of medium hardness in main game. We aren?t stupid so I don?t know why they are now going down the road of going easier and easier, just like everybody else. I get very bored when puzzles are so easy and frankly don?t want to do them. They did have some good twists on some of them so at least those were a bit different to play, but I wasn?t really loving them. I don?t mind so much easy puzzles if they are really different and one well but they mostly weren?t.
I also don?t know why there have been loads of fairy tale games from elephant ? one after another. I hope that isn?t the future from them as while I don?t mind a fairy tale for a change I liked elephant games as they were neither dark nor super girly and did straightforward tales like MT or surface and they were harder and in a few places (especially the map) this felt a bit too girly for my taste although the other fairy tale games didn?t.
I didn?t like this game at all at the beginning (due to above) but the last 1-2 hrs were the best and the graphics and even the plot seem to be slightly more focused again. Don?t get me wrong most of the gameplay was quite good and good in places, which is why I am recommending the SE.
Yes it?s me, an avid elephant fan ? my favourite developers and I haven?t been invaded by aliens I was going to give this game 3 stars but I went in and noticed the photo collectable is available in the SE which is the first time they have done this since MT raincliff.
(SPOILERS ahead as to what it actually is)
Basically you take a photo of every animal you see but you have to be careful of timing as if you do certain things with some animals or creatures they disappear and if you miss one you've missed it. I didn't like that on hardcore mode there was a camera icon on a creature that you can take the photo off, there was no challenge whatsover but for a SE it's something. To view them click photo album in main menu.
I didn't accurately record my time, but it was over 4hrs but I don't think it went near 5hrs (on hardcore mode). This is playing time not including breaks etc.
January 5, 2013