Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper
Fairytale Creatures With Attitude Problems
The HOS in this game involve matching a pictured object to something that it belongs with. That was an interesting twist and I enjoyed the animations in the puzzle.
This game also has a camera to take pictures with so I got to be a paparazzi for an hour. That gave me the giggles as most of the creatures were not pleased to have their photo taken.
January 7, 2013
short, okay of a game
the game only took about 2 and a half hours to finish (while watching TV). the HOSs were different than usual which i liked. but it just wasn't challenging enough. but for those looking for a quick game to play this is it
February 12, 2013
Beware of artificial sweeteners.
This game lumped a lot of fairy tales together to reunite the prince and his new found love. They look like they are 15, made of saccharine.
There is a map that helps you jump around and shows objectives. Sometimes there is no logic to what you should do next. The puzzles weren't very hard and the annimation was rudimentary. The depiction of the characters was OK, the scenery was also OK and the story line was so-so.
Hidden Object scenes were a bit different - you place objects into the scene where they belonged. Interesting and all doable. Music was not note worthy.
All in all it was a very low average game.
August 25, 2013
brilliant but odd
I could have never thought of using everything in the magical world people from every fairy storie i have ever heard of very good back grounds the colour suprerb i felt over whelmed by the scale of the story
March 6, 2013
This game may have a good subject line but I totally dislike games that have you all over the place to complete a task. The story also seems to be all over the place. I also disliked the HO games, which are just find the place where the item goes; I like the regular HOs, even a variety is ok, but this game seems to only have the "insert pieces" type. I almost ended the demo after about 20 minutes but was hoping it would improve....which it did not do. This will definitely be a pass for me.
January 6, 2013
I did not finish this game and, on reflection, I wonder why I got as far as I did. I wish I had just played the trial first and it will be a rule with me in the future. Anyone who is like me and cares, even a little bit, about animals and their treatment, be careful choosing this game. I found it quite distressing in places and not needed in the plot. It was in a fairytale world and any amount of imps or demons could easily replaced the lovely creatures that were treated with such disrespect.
The puzzles only gave info how to solve them but very little about the mechanics of doing them. In the time I played I had already skipped two puzzles even though the solutions looked simple enough.
Based on the game up to where I stopped:
Story and characters were good
Game play was good but with not enough instructions in the puzzles
Very, very pretty and the graphics were crisp.
I give it 2 stars because its distressed me and if you are concerned about animals, be warned about choosing this game.
August 2, 2014
Not so great
There doesnt seem to be any cohesion in some of the hidden object games, or clarity.
Cant skip mini games soon enough and annoying when too many pop up.
Too badkgreat graphics
January 11, 2013
Just An Odd Game from a Normally Terrific Developer
I usually love this developer's products, but this game was really odd. It's almost as if they have a totally new team of talent.
Graphics were flat and cartoonish.
Poor introduction to the storyline and characters. And the story continues in a haphazard sort of way, in that the dialogue is terrible -- it switches from fairy tale type to modern day.
Hidden object scenes were frustrating. It took several clicks sometimes to pick up an object and put it back into the scene where it belonged.
Played the game for 25 minutes and couldn't take anymore of it. Something that's never happened to me before with a game from this developer.
January 17, 2013
unfortunately this game failed for me
the idea and story line was good but the game did not do it for me. the hint button is good and tells you where to go but you have to remember where every place is. there is a map but it is not really helpful because it doesn't name the places to go for the most part and the last straw was near the end I was supposed to get a gas mask but didn't and couldn't go back to where it was so I couldn't finish the game. so unfortunately I can not recommend this game.
September 28, 2013
Ended up being very bored
I usually play games all the way through but I couldn't do it with this one. I got incredibly bored. The game was a mess and all over the place. The map was useless for me, I prefer the ones where you don't have to zoom three times before you know what to do and where. My brain just got frozen with all the boredom and I just ended up clicking the skip and hint button before I decided to quit. Graphics were so flat and the characters' mouths didn't even move when they spoke, yay. My only star is for the cute animals, nothing more.
I was really looking forward to this because it has so many stars but I hated it and I hope I won't even hear about this ever again.
July 15, 2013