Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper
Played - advanced
Great game with lots of fun mini games & characters.
Beautiful graphics and game play had lots of twists & turns.
Needed to use hint a few times as some objects are difficult to find without sparkles.
Prince & princess pronounce fairy's name in different ways, which sound designer should have sorted before final edit.
March 27, 2013
This is an absorbing game, which I will definitely play again, even if it's only to catch all the photo opportunities (some of which I missed the first time around). It does have one major flaw in my view, however - more on this later.
The graphics are excellent - light, bright and clear, the music is pleasant and appropriate and I didn't feel tempted to turn it off, as I do with many games. The mini-games are fun, though there is nothing startlingly new. I particularly like the new take on the HOS, where an array of objects have to be placed in their right places in the scene.
The storyline is a bit of a mish-mash but more or less hung together and made sense in the end. Sort of.
The big drawback for me is that the gameplay is very scattered and bitty, hence four rather than five stars. There are so many tasks which require pieces from all over the place - in some cases, you find a piece at one extreme of the landscape and have to travel to the opposite end to make use of it. I find all that running around very tedious and irritating. The one thing that stopped it being totally intolerable was the interactive map, although even then it needs quite a bit of clicking to get from one place to another.
Nonetheless, it's a good-looking and enjoyable game and would particularly appeal to girls and to people (like me) who freely admit they've never grown up - and don't intend to either. It's really good to have games that are not full of nasties and dark gloomy scenes. It all depends what appeals to you. I reckon it's definitely worth downloading the trial version at least.
March 26, 2013
The Russians Did it Again
This is a long game. Good thing we get a map, because we have to keep hopping from scene to scene. You don't need a strategy guide, as hints are sufficient. The HOS are OK, and puzzles easily solved. The worst thing about his game is the plot: get rid of the evil fairy, blow up everything in sight, and in the end, everyone lives happily ever after. Same as most other games. I'd like to see an adult plot some day, not just fairy tales.
March 23, 2013
Entertainment without the skeletons and ghosts
I seldom write a review for games even though I buy many Adventure games and read others' reviews. But this game was so enjoyable I decided to post my review of 5 stars. I played it twice in a row. It was very refreshing to have some nice scenes with animals, without graveyards, skulls, misty darkness, evil serial killers, and ghosts. There are fairies in this game -- good fairy vs bad fairy. O.K. so it's a little bit of a ripoff of Harry Potter. The puzzles were different and imaginative, and it was a nice change to replace objects in the hidden object scenes instead of finding them. If you play this game be sure to "pet" the orange tabby asleep in the forester's trophy room.
I don't know when I've enjoyed playing a relaxing game so much. I put this game in the category of Nutcracker for its mood, but with less sophisticated graphics than Nutcracker.
March 23, 2013
Det Quest Crystal Slipper review
Fun game. Just the right amount of game play, object screens and animation. A map helps jump you around. Art, music and sounds are top quality- interesting.
February 25, 2013
Great game for all of us to play together
The HOs had a new twist of putting items with something they are associated with and the story was interesting and good for my daughters.
We also liked the map and its interactive help of displaying what was available and what was not actively needed to visit.
We would be happy to see another of this type.
February 22, 2013
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