Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper
great game for the younger kids
I had not demoed this game when the CE version came out
but just did so with the SE. This has a very fairytale theme with the opening segment straight out of Cinderella. Then it is somewhat followed in a room with a spinning jenny remisiscent of Rapunzel. Shortly after that the demo ends.
There are no standard HO scenes so far. Rather than finding
a list of items, the items are given and must be placed appropriately within the given screen. There are a few puzzles in the demo and all are really easy to complete. There is a camera given to the player and pictures are taken
of certain animals. I don't know if this is relevant to the game or if it's just an aside.
Based on what I've experienced with DQ:TCS, this game should hold significant appeal to kids under 10 who enjoy this sort of game. I cannot see where the CE is viable but the SE seems to be priced right. If it were not for the appeal Slipper should have for kids, I'd pass on it. Having said that, I'll pick it up and play it with my grandson.
January 5, 2013
This is a well produced game that is fun to play in part due to the wide range of strange characters you run across. Really clever! Game play is OK with too much back-and-forth for my tastes, but that seems to be the trend, And there are some not so obvious (to me) use of objects. (I would have rated it five stars otherwise.) At least there is a great map that shows where tasks are needed to be done, and it allows jumps. The HINT button also gives exact instructions. The HOS are all reverse - put back objects. The puzzles are mostly simple. Don't judge this game by the demo. It's much more than that and is quite long.
January 27, 2013
Cinderella with a twist!
I played the SE demo of Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper and I was having fun. The graphics are beautiful, bright colors with many cute animals as well as the strange evil creatures lurking around. The adventure begins when the prince summonds you (the detective) to find the woman who stole his heart and then left the ball before he could find out who she was. As you search the kingdom on a unicorn you encounter dangerous creatures fought off by your hunting team of royal dogs. There is a map that allows you to travel to different locations as well as provide tasks. The HOS is reversed giving you the items that you need to place where they belong in the scene with some interactions to the next objects placement. I really enjoyed the puzzles although not difficult some of them were time consuming. Another feature of this game is a photo collection in which you are provided with a camera to photograph various animals during your journey.(pay attention to the photo icon when encountering animals because you only get one opportunity!) A fun and relaxing game.
January 21, 2013
VERY DELIGHTFUL GAME
What a delightful game! You?ve been hired to find the prince?s true love with only her slipper as a clue. You find her early on, so you know there?s going to be a lot more involved here. Many fantastic locations and things to do. Bright, crisp and beautiful graphics. Personalize the game your way: set your own gamma value, choose whether you want special effects and set the volume for music, effects, environment and voice and choose casual, advanced or hard mode.
Pleasant voice-overs and an interactive map showing where you have actions to be currently taken. Moderately challenging ?put objects into the HOS where they belong? ? but it?s not always obvious what goes where. Nothing dull in this game. Upbeat music to go with an attractive, fun and entertaining game.
May 13, 2013
A good fantasy game for girls
After playing for about an hour, I decided that this game was too easy and too "cute" and that maybe I should try a different one...but that didn't happen. Before I knew it, half the day had gone by.
I didn't care much for the hint system --I kept accidentally clicking on the annoying ringing phone by mistake. I thought the map was great though. It was complete and even listed tasks that needed to be done for each scene. Instead of a HOS, the player placed objects in the correct spots in a scene, which was a no brainer but kind of fun. I loved how all the animals/creatures were drawn.
The entire time playing, I kept thinking how my nieces would love this game. I'm still not sure why I liked this game so much. But I played to the end, and I enjoyed it.
July 22, 2013
Good, but not great
Cute story tale detective line. Not as difficult as other HOG. Too much going back and forth for items, that could have been hidden closer. Did not pay full price, part of myth pkg, so not bad for the price. Finish it in one day with breaks.
July 6, 2013
creative, attractive and entertaining
If you love fairy tales then this is the game for you. In addition to putting some new spins on a classic, there are mystical creatures to take pictures of, all depicted through bright and beautiful graphics. The HOs are all "replace" the items for a nice change of pace. Puzzles are pretty average, not too difficult. There ia a travel map showing a list of objectives in that area. It's a challenging experience without being mind-bending. As with all Elephant games, these things make a creative, attractive and entertaining game.
May 26, 2013
For me, there's nothing really special about this game except its beautiful scenes. Sometimes I just stop playing to enjoy all the colorful and amazing creatures in the games. Rather than that, a familiar fairy tale storyline, average challenges and puzzles. I love how the map and the hint work though, very helpful and easily follow up your tasks.
May 16, 2013
Cute take on an old Fairy Tale
When you can get games for 1/2 price why not! This was one of the ones I purchased and just finished it tonight. Delightfully silly but beautifully illustrated and challenging enough--the only thing I am not crazy about is the reverse HOS games. But well it was part of the game so I did them!
Hey who wouldn't want to ride a Unicorn!!!! and other mythical beasties!
I did like the saving of the little animales and birds and of course good overcomes evil very spectaculary!
All in all it was a good game and I do recomend it!
April 9, 2013
Beautiful game with motion-sickness warning
The game is very beautiful and I really appreciated the interactive map BUT had to shut my eyes when using the map to move between castles. I like to play games, but hate it when they make me sick! That was the only time I had the problem with this game. Otherwise, I really enjoyed it!
March 29, 2013