Grim Tales: The Stone Queen
[not what i signed up for]
Does anyone remember the first three "Grim Tales" games?
We started with "The Bride," moved on to "The Legacy," and paused on "The Wishes.
The keys were scenes from memories, where we as the player entered the world, stopped at that split second in time, where we could change the past and return to the future having made our positive mark on the characters.
There are no such moments in "Grim Tales, The Stone Queen." We play a straight HOPA, which has all the beauty and technology of any other Elephant-produced games.
However, I was looking forward to buying another Grim Tales - its trademark, visiting scenes from the past. I kept waiting and waiting, my excitement reached an apex as I had to look for a photo as one of my hidden objects. But it wasn't a "Grim Tales" photo. I couldn't enter it. I couldn't use my wits to save the characters before it even happened.
I was so..... disappointed. I'd like to give the game back, but I know I can't.
... And I could have gotten a different, better, game. :(
May 9, 2013
This felt like the story line was on the fly
I like scenes with photographed objects in it, but it was way too tedious with all the going back and forth. I got stuck looking for the forest, and still haven"t gotten there yet. The personalities of the characters were nice. The minigames were way more frequent than the HOS. I was on the fence whether or not to recommend this game, though.
March 2, 2013
This has to be the worst HO game I've ever played. It's so disjointed. You have absolutely no idea what to do next, where to go, how to find many of the objects you need, where to use them, etc. I like challenging games but when you have to use the hint for almost every action, it's no fun. Most of the extra games are very hard to figure out also. Like, a rocket scientist is the only one who can do it. I wish I wouldn't have wasted my money on this one. I do like the map though, it allows you to go from place to place easily and provides the action(s) you need to complete at that destination.
April 4, 2013
I didn't like it as you spend your time going from one end of the map to the other. You use one item through the mine and get another to use back to the van area where you get another item to use back through the mine. No real game to play.
February 22, 2013
Please don't make me...
Build and shoot a gun! That was most off-putting about the game and I don't know how to get around it! Also, way too much back and forth, as others have said, although the map allows jumping which helps.
May 19, 2013
Boring compared to other grim tales
I did not like the game to the point that only played like 3-4 minutes into the trial game. I was bored with it was to still no real storyline. I would not recommend it.
February 23, 2013
Not as good as the rest of the series
Meh. Just... meh. A lot of the things the game expected of you were out not intuitive. Too many random puzzles, not enough hidden object. The story seemed to end abruptly. Just... not nearly as good as the previous ones.
(Also, confused bits of story- the description and one part of the story says that Brandon is the player's nephew (as in the previous game) but later he's just some boy. )
February 5, 2013
Overdone on the evil queen bit and too predictable with the story.
February 10, 2014