Nightmare Realm: In the End...
Well constructed game
I dont do many reviews unless I am really impressed with a game and this one has everything.
Very few HO which were generally clear and inovative games. Good length and fantastic graphics.
I like having 'chapters' that clear the inventory, so you start fresh with the next scene.
March 5, 2013
ONE OF THE BEST GAMES I HAVE EVER PLAYED !!
This would have to be one of the best games I have ever played !!!! It is creepy, intriguing, amazing artwork, great puzzles, challenging and just keeps going on and on from one scene to the next. Absolutely and totally worth the money !!!! Love it !!!!
March 4, 2013
A game that I'll play again!
Excellent cut scenes, beautiful scenery, great story line, origami to pick up for a little extra bit of fun. Good length, good story line. I think I'd play this one again just to see if I could find the rest of the origami that I missed the first time. The HO scenes had a twist to them that made them interesting to do. I don't usually review too very many games and this one was worth it!
March 3, 2013
Great game !
I really enjoyed this game ! The plot is intriging so you want to play more. The graphics are beautiful and the puzzles are not too hard but challenging. A must !
March 2, 2013
If you didn't play the first one, I would suggest you do. You don't have to play it to play this but it makes it more complete. Great fun, good length of game play and fun, unique puzzles. I am waiting for the next one to come out!!! Worth the purchase!
February 8, 2013
I Started Playing and Couldn't Quit!
I really enjoyed this game! It was a sequel to the original Nightmare Realm. The graphics were fantastic! Absolutely nightmarish...or beautiful! The puzzles were not hard. Not many HOGs, some new creative puzzles I enjoyed. I even felt this one, the fear, the urgency to save my husband as well as many other characters! I really recommend this one!
February 5, 2013
Nightmare Realm: In the End
I truly liked this very much, it is so awesome that it started right where the first one left of. I found everything about it excellent, I especially liked that it seemed to be longer than most reg games.
The story was so interesting and I am excited to play the next one which I assume that there will be a next one.
So my overall satisfaction is very,very satisfied.
February 4, 2013
Dark adventure game (literally and figuratively) 4 HOS
I finished the CE but the ratings etc are for the SE (especially as it seems the SE has collectables). Main plot is 100% tied up in this main game the bonus was a backstory.*
This is a sequel to nightmare realm which I really recommend that you play first or I think you would be lost and also I think you would miss out on a lot if you play this game then the first game.
This other strange world which you can go into because your child dreams and paints pictures. Your child is now grown up (although doesn?t look it) and you play as the mother again.
If I hadn?t played the first game I would feel differently about this game but in two aspects that I feel they did so much better ? colour in graphics and plot there is no way around it, that I could ignore it.
Comparing between the two, the first one wins hands down in plot, even graphics (colour in the darker scenes) and fun factor. I can?t quite put my finger on it but this is missing the spark of the first and I think it is to do with plot, and for me when the scenes were grey (although not all of them where) it made me feel depressed although some pictures and scenes were of course lovely and had some colour to them.
I felt there was a lot more grey scenes in this compared to the first game which I always remember as being a visually lovely game in the dark scenes although here it?s well done. I just like some colour in dark scenes ? rich midnight blues but make the next dark scene, dark oranges etc.
So that?s why I?m not all excited about this game as I realised afterwards I actually felt a bit depressed by the end of the game which stuck with me, due to the dark grey scenes and to a lesser extent the dark theme. And it's doesn't have that super sharp graphics that I love either.
Although the puzzles were good, and the adventure aspect was very good. The interactions were different, and loved that adventure side of it.
I don?t like saying anything about the plot as it?s a spoiler but I miss the suspense, charm of the first game. Even though the first game was dark it still was charming and it was more the lack of a plot or story that I also really missed in this game and in places how it was edited.
I loved the plot in the first game. There are but a handful of games that I even remember the plot and how it stands out and the first game in this series, was so well done but this wasn?t. The reason why I didn?t like the plot in the bonus in the CE is completely different to why I didn?t like the plot in the SE. The interaction between the mother and the first prisoner ? really that?s it? No explanation re Uncle and it just ended up being another ?meh? plot because of HOW it was done. If those two things were the same as the first game, I?d give the SE 5 stars.
*If I was a SE player I may think (using that word to be none spoiler) that the bonus may give a different ending to one aspect but it doesn?t the ending you see is the ending for CE players as the bonus went back in time trying to explain the ?why? of it all.
This is a far darker game than the first one, with more references to demons although I thought the other realm was to do with more evil men and imaginings, so I couldn?t figure that part out.
If you have played drawn then you understand the concept and gameplay. It plays as an adventure game (the first one didn?t), with some puzzles (21) and only 4 HOS in main game.
I did enjoy a lot of this game ? it had some very good adventure aspects to it along with a wide range of puzzles from easy to more involved. On the hardest setting of three (which I played) there is no hint button but there is a skip button. There is a map indicating things to do but it?s not a transporter map. I liked that the inventory bar you can unlock it so when you don?t need it?s not in view.
All were list and one you repeated. They were very interactive and some nearly every item you had to do things with. No tiny items, I thought most were clear ? the first one in the forest was the least clear of all of them. There is a random click penalty but it is very forgiving.
21 puzzles (has a skip button on it)
I loved a lot of the puzzles, even some easier ones if it?s interesting, different and fun I enjoy them. Wide range of hardness. I do class puzzles that are harder in a HOPA if it takes me a while to do. So there were a couple ?hard? ones for a HOPA but not ones you would never work out, it just took time. I loved some of the puzzles ? the multi layered ones especially, as it?s more interesting. Taking each aspect of the puzzle was actually easy but putting them together into one made it more interesting. Some of the types of puzzles ? Hanoi tower (which I hate as done it so often), tangram, rotate ring, move people across river, 2 jigsaw types, balance puzzle, arcade, move water around between bottles/ 3x3 slider, photo fit, paint puzzle, mosaic swap tiles. There are a lot that we have seen before (see the list) but I thought the graphics or how they did them were really good and just seem to change them completely. Most did have the fun factor.
TIME ? about 4hrs 30mins ? pure playing time not including breaks etc (on hardest mode but I did skip one puzzle as didn?t like the type)
I recommend this game to people that don?t like a lot of HOS, don?t mind dark games, or grey scenery a fair bit in the game. If it wasn?t as dark, had the plot, suspense and more charm of the first game, some colour in the grey scenes then it would be a near perfect game for me. I went in to so much detail so you can see if that is something that would affect you.
January 30, 2013
Nice........fun HOS game!!
It's a really nice and very different type of game. It is a bit spooky at first but don't let it bother you cause it gets really bright and colorful once you enter a painting.You have to go to different places by entering different paintings. The places inside the paintings are very nice. It's an amazing game an absolute buy!!! =)
January 30, 2013
Unique & Involving
BASED ON COMPLETED GAME
This sequel to the popular first game of the series offers both the best characteristics of the original and a more sophisticated and immersive experience.
The introduction displays incredibly well done video of the people in the game, and offers just enough backstory to make having played the first Nightmare Realm unnecessary (although highly recommended).
SIGHTS & SOUNDS
The graphics, I think of as ?painted in oil with a heavy hand?. There is a unique texture to them. Most of the game is pretty dark, and it is remarkable how clear and detailed the graphics are considering this. Some of the locations are lighter and beautiful. The visuals & sound both are at times quite creepy.
In the first game, our young daughter is caught up in a nightmare world that comes alive through her art, and she is kidnapped by an evil force and dragged into a picture on her wall. We follow and save her, although our husband makes the ultimate sacrifice.
In this game, Emily is once more dragged into the Nightmare Realm, after dreaming that her father is there. The story is very involving, a complex narrative of Good vs. Evil, and a look at a world based on fear and exploitation.
The gameplay is adventure with some puzzles and HOs. These are HO scenes with an interactive list, and some really excellent and original ways of making them very interesting. There are roughly the same amount of puzzles, also cleverly done. Hint actually gives you hints.
There is a map, designed as a board game. You have your token, which shows you where you are, signs that point out where actions are possible, event cards and unlockable character cards. It does not act as a transporter.
Throughout the game you can collect some really awesome origami figures, which will unlock the character cards.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
This game is a more intricate game than the original, and is the better for it. While not mind-blowing, it is indeed a really solid entertainer, with a story I found riveting.
August 9, 2013