Chimeras: Tune of Revenge Collector's Edition
Spoiled by the oldies.
Colorful, crisp scenes make this game better that the usual fare. The story is standard. The creatures are more comic book fun than scary. The HOs are pretty, but easy, as are the puzzles. The vo for Nigel is so bad that it had me laughing. There is much running around with inventory items, but the map helps. Guess I have been spoiled by the great games of past years. Lately, there have been none to get excited about. This game included.
February 28, 2013
Wow, Been there done that.
First-if you are new to these types of games than this review will not be helpful, there is challenge to be found but only if a person is new to this kind of game.....Maybe I have played to many of these types of games. My favorite games are the large file games, they offer the highest level of challenge, which is why I came to BigFish so many years ago. This game flows well and offers some challenge, and yes the visual and sound quality is good/ok, but it should be considering how new the game is and where the level of tech is these days. I will say that they did UP the Hidden Object scenes to the point where I used the hint button, not because I just wanted to move through as fast as possible to get a so-so game over, but because I could not find the item. You will not need a walk through with this one. I was very happy to learn there was no jump map, because of this fact, I give the game a rating of 3 stars. Some might say I should raise my skill level, but there are times when I need to use a walk through or a guide. So based on this perhaps I might be to hard on these games, still this is how the game was for "me". I am stunned that the experts rate this game so high, not sure what that is all about, this game offers no challenge to an expert. (someone who uses no help period, which just my opinion)
April 24, 2013
I hate to be the only one that thought this game was just okay but I did!
The demo only lasted 35 minutes which does not bode well for the length of the game as a whole, and there were so many HOs in that short time that I lost interest.
I love these devs as many others do but this game just did not grab me in the way that most of their others have...sorry!
February 23, 2013
It seems like this developer gets a pass with most reviewers - at least four stars. I'll be the fly in the ointment. I really didn't like this game. The production, as usual, is good except the VOs are not. Also, as usual, there is a plethora of objects to be found, many in every scene, which makes them easy to miss. Also, there is the usual back-and-forth ad nauseam. In one instance, there are objects needed to complete a statue that are spread all over the place, and a special screw driver is needed to get them. By the time you get the needed screw driver, unless you take notes, how can you remember where to use it? The included map does list some tasks needed at some locactions and allows jumping, but it doesn't show all. The HINT button does work well (too well?) during game play telling you exactly what to do. The story was OK, but it was not told well in my opinion. There was supposed to be some mystery as to what was going on, but a very young child would know right away. Of course, they had to include some cutesy-pie little critter to help you along the way, a baby Phoenix Bird in this case. Give me a break! There are also collectibles which add noting but a distraction for me. The HOS all include IA, which others seem to like, but that I find annoying. The puzzles are the standards.
I found this game to be tedious, and I found myself just following the SG so I could get it over with and done. No, I don't kick puppy dogs and small children. I just didn't like this game.
February 26, 2013