Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death Collector's Edition
Based on the Demo.
Played the demo hoping to find a good game to purchase. Based on many positive reviews of this game, I expected this one to be a winner. This seems to be one of those "love it or don't like it" games. Perhaps this game appeals to its own particular audience. I could not find anything to really like about Sacra Terra:Kiss of Death CE.
February 25, 2013
I am afraid I have to agree with others who have marked the game down. The storyline itself really appeals but the game just doesn't live up to it. It is too linear, there were too many HOs in the demo and the puzzles were too easy.
I expect far more from a CE....sorry devs!
February 23, 2013
Too occult for my taste
I was excited to see this sequel, and was sooooo disappointed. There was more occult references than I'm comfortable with (and I love the more "dark" games). The game itself dragged on and I finally quit before the end. I loved the first Sacra Terra but this was awful.
April 5, 2013
Terrible for the Mac
I played this game for about an hour without any issues, and loved it. It was fun, had great animation and the puzzles were awesome.
All of the sudden, a terrible lag developed. I would turn off the custom cursor and this would improve things for about 2-3 minutes, but soon the lag would return. I later figured out I could exit the game and relaunch it to remedy the problem... but only for another 5-10 minutes before the lag returned. It wasn't just a little drag on the mouse; we're talking crippling lag that prevents you from continuing to play.
I joined about a dozen other Mac users in the forum to complain about the issue but we were all ignored. A shame, given the cost of the games.
I'm sure it's a lovely game, based on the little I was able to experience and all the glowing reviews... I just didn't get an opportunity to enjoy it myself, thanks to this serious issue.
July 2, 2014
AGAINST the flow on this one.
I am sure this will probably be an unpopular review of this game. But frankly, I get really frustrated seeing all the 5 star reviewers with hundreds of likes on their reviews. It makes the game seem so amazing until you click onto the reviewers' stat page and see that they give out five stars to EVERY SINGLE game in the hope of being on the front page of the reviews?thus winning them more up votes. A game will be out for 3 hours on Big Fish, and already they have swarmed in, tested the demo, and IMMEDIATELY rate it five stars. It's reviews like that that people read first and then put their money into games that are sub-par quality because no one would rave that much about a game without meaning it?would they? They would.
This game has nothing spectacular. It is a linear 'rescue my beloved from evil', put mirrors in sunlight, hit birds with slingshots, spread salt on ice, and double HO scenes. The voiceovers were off, the graphics were average and the game play time was average as well. It was a love story with the typical slightly abrupt ending and a bonus chapter that, as usual, really didn't need to be played to get the gist of the game.
This game was also not worth spending money on a CE. It would probably stand alone as a SE version with a free credit to use, if you want to replay the same dark, brooding old abandoned theater type of game. When is something new and fresh coming out? I don't care if the graphics and cut-scenes in games are becoming more intricate and stunning if the plots are being reused and reused!
My advice: go and read the 3 and less reviews before you purchase a game. Don't stick to the front page and read the key contributors whose average rating for over 60 games is a 4.4 and higher. They aren't reviewing to help people invest their money in new exciting refreshing game. They are hoping for 'helpful likes' and not caring if the game is good at all. Then you'll be like me and end up with a forgettable rehashed gothic mess.
Happy gaming, Big Fishies!
June 25, 2014