Break the Curse: The Crimson Gems
A Nice Enjoyable Game ...
Nice Graphics, Sounds & General Game Play ...
Nothing Flash, Just An Enjoyable Game ... Worth A Voucher ...
August 24, 2013
Yup... hidden "gem"... I know. It was a fun little game though. The HOs were all items relevant to the story.. find this many pipes, find that many twigs, etc. I enjoy adventure more than HO so that was a nice change. The puzzles were hit or miss, some were fun, but most were the old-school frustratingly tedious type. The skip worked pretty quickly on whichever difficulty I played on (I don't remember) so I skipped about half of them.
The storyline was different! There's a twist that you won't expect out of these types of games... nicely done!
March 2, 2013
A puzzle adventure only!
I just don't get it. The storyline is good, a circus owner summonds you to find a missing married couple, the stars of his show. The only lead you have is a woman who lives nearby in a manor (of course) that had been upsetting the couple before their disappearence. I found the graphics almost fuzzy with little detail. If I clicked on an item when my cursor turned into a magnifing glass, it didn't "zoom in" on the object, it would simply give me a description or say for instance there was a medallion in the fireplace! Furthermore the description was between the cursor and the inventory box and it would take you a few seconds to think to look there.The only HO's are scenes where you have to find multiple same item objects, such as "find 6 valves." There are tons of puzzles that were easy to complete but time consuming mostly swapping pieces and rotating. I became distracted easily during the game which I am always focused on a really good game. The game was even sluggish when you entered into a different area.
January 23, 2013
Really have nothing to add to my title. This was a trial as I was looking for a freebie for a coupon but frankly this didn't cut it. Each step was without purpose or logic. You just clicked around and did whatever. You never knew why you were doing anything. Felt I was just stumbling around.
December 28, 2012
nice little game
based on trial, If you like puzzle games this is right up your street. I have to admit i am not a fan of puzzles but decided to give it a go, i was surprised at how easy it was, the graphics and music are exceptional the story not quite so good,I am a big fan of HOS games, something with a strong story line and this was a let down for me. Please try it you may like it, for puzzle people it's great.
January 30, 2013
Over all the game was ok. I completed the game in under 3 hours. (including interuptions) I thought it should have had more........ game play time. More HOS. Plain and simple it needed just more of everything. Money not well spent on this game.
January 3, 2013
not sure why I bought this game
the story line is interesting, the idea is great and the games are fine. however, it is one of the most frustrating games I've played. the hint tells you where to go but not how to get there. if you don't remember where something is you are stuck. no map and no clues, when your mouse points to a place to enter nothing gives you the name of that place. I played and bought but then hadn't played for a bit. when I went back I was totally frustrated, didn't know where anything was so the hint didn't help me at all. maybe if I played straight through it would be fine but not even sure about that. unfortunately I can't recommend this game even though I would like to.
August 31, 2013
HARDLY A GEM TO ME
Huge disappointment. Should have read the reviews before purchasing this game or using a free coupon code.
This game is strictly for puzzles lovers only. I enjoy a mix of IHOS and puzzles, not all one or the other. To each his/her own. One hour game play was enough for me.
January 6, 2013
Too much going on
I do not mind puzzles but too many in this game. Not used to looking at the bottom of the screen to read the notes. Has voice over the the graphics are not bad. DId not use the hints but got tired real quick of all the things going on to keep going in this game.
January 30, 2013
Makes no Sense
I wanted to like this game, but, no way. It looks good, sounds good, plays awful.
Hints that aren't really hints, objects you can't find...
Advancement that doesn't move the story along. Talking birds with nothing helpful to say. This game is boringly bad.
I'm learning that when the write up about the game is heavy on how beautiful the graphics are and light on the game play, there often isn't a really playable game there.
December 24, 2012