Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death Collector's Edition
All-Round Good, Very Entertaining
I didn't play the first Sacra Terra, so I had no idea what to expect when playing this game, but I have to say, I'm impressed!
(based on demo)
Best thing would have to be the storyline. The opening is great, and the cutscenes are awesome. Have to say there was not one bit of the story I found boring.
Great graphics, especially with the bright colours. Artwork is well-done.
Voice-overs are great.
HOS are good, icnlude some extra step objects and one zoom in mini scene. The HOS were a challenge, and weren't too hard either.
The map is very useful. Allows you to jump from locations and saves a lot of time.
Hint and skip recharge fast.
I actually liked the puzzles! I can;t say that about many games, but in total there was only 1 I needed to skip.
Fair bit of backtracking.
Had to refer to the hint a lot. Did not know what to do for most of the game.
The skip took too long to recharge, and if you accidently backed out of the puzzle, you would have to start the recharge all over again.
Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death is not great, but it's not terrible either. It was nice to play for the demo, so I'd definitely recommend downloading the free trial!
February 22, 2013
I always go into playing a sequel to a personal favorite game with some abivalence. I loved Sacra Terra: Angelic Night. It & the original Phantasmat are my top two favorite games. Of course, I had no doubt that I was going to buy it once I played the first 20 minutes or so.
While the storyline is nothing new, it was well told and flowed smoothly. Everything you collect along the way makes sense, and it wasn't completely overloaded with hidden object scenes. It had a great jump map so you didn't constantly have to travel from place to place. While it certainly wasn't the most challenging game I ever played, it certainly did present a certain amount of challenge.
I have to admit to liking the first one better, but that could be because I found the seven deadly sins storyline a little bit more original than this one.
You don't have to play the original to play this one, though it does make reference to it in this game, and one of the characters does play a more substantial part in this game than in the original one.
The graphics and voiceovers were very good and clear.
I enjoyed the bonus chapter, and it was a decent length.
while I enjoyed this game very much and it was a definite buy for me, I would say play the demo and make sure it is your "cup of tea" before buying.
February 21, 2013
too dark and demonic
I really liked this game insofar as fun and easy to get around. The storyline is good and the graphics are good. It's an easy to figure out game but is still challenging. However, as with so many of these games, it is demonic, but even more so than most so if you have a problem with that, don't even play the demo because it's pretty bad. I will recommend this game, overlooking that aspect of it.
February 17, 2013
i like this game , the first sacra terra is the best i enjoyed both
February 21, 2013
Good not Great! Still Worth the Play!
OK, So I enjoyed the first Sara Terra: Angelica Night more. This game was still a good play.
BTW that was no hedgehog in one scene. Looked more like a Javelina or a very small wild boar, just saying.
Hidden object scenes tracked with first in series.
February 20, 2013
I loved this game. The atmosphere of the game is dark and scary, just the way it should be with a succubus on the loose. The items to locate are fairly easy to find. The map is extremely easy to use and transports to where you want to go. The hint button fills fairly quickly and only used it to see what it would do. Got so involved in the game though didn't check how it worked outside hos. The strategy guide was well done. Extra great fun finding morphing objects in each scene. The hos are interactive but not difficult to figure out. The mini games I came across were fairly easy, but and fit with the game. It was a great game and will purchase after my review.
February 18, 2013
Not a CE Game!
I probably will be the most unpopular reviewer here by saying that I personally think the game is good, not great, not worth 5 stars and I for one will wait for the SE
A story that is also too familiar: Girl loses fiance, girl goes after fiance, girl battles with supernatural forces and rescues fiance. Game menu offers two play modes to choose from. Graphics are good, clean with 3D animation. Personally I found graphics slightly dated and voice-overs a tad stilted. I actually liked the music but needless to say, the game does look so very familiar which is why I only gave it three stars.
Game features a journal, a map that will transport you along with 35 morphing objects that are too easy to spot. Gameplay is your standard find objects, solve puzzles and play Hidden Object scenes. I liked the HO scenes; they were interactive and clever. Mini-games were far too easy alos very familiar. The game lacked any form of challenge.
I suppose I still year for games that have that WOW factor, like the MCF games that first came out. Games that offered you not only great storylines but game mechanics that had you glued to the computor for hours and sometimes even days. Sacra Terra , while still relatively a good good game, is is unfortuantely highly forgettable. I would rather go back and play my favorite oldies than spend double the money.
Like I said, I will propbably be very unpopular with this review, but in all honesty, I cannot just recommend a game as a CE when I have played better Standard Edition games that were well worth the time and money.
February 17, 2013
REVIEWS OF COMPLETED GAME
There are four different stories in this game, in four different locations. These are accessed through portals and I thought it a nice inclusion. The cut scenes did not play well. The dialogue was out of sync with the text. The music was good, eerie and sometimes sinister. Good for atmosphere. The mechanics were slow and clumsy.
The main game took me 5.30 hours, which is really long and the BC 2 hours. So, you are definitely getting a long game. While this is a good thing, the game itself is not riveting. The main game ends conclusively.
There are morphying/beyond objects to find, if you can be bothered or can remember. I liked the stone hearts in the tree aspect. The wide screen graphics are excellent. There is a great jump map. The hint button is directional and quick, as is skip.
The iHOS are cluttered and the puzzles are all old and rather dull.
I think they could have done a lot better with this. It has so much going for it and the potential to make it go wow is definitely there, but it was rather humdrum. Nothing about the game play was particularly exciting or interesting
It is good, but there are much, much better games on offer, so I was somewhat disappointed.
February 19, 2013
what might have been
This review is based on the full one-hour trial period.
1. Well drawn, many scenes, good sound effects, not much music.
2. Mini-games are not too difficult.
3. Morphing objects to collect.
4. Interactive map with active areas, jump to scene.
5. Hidden object scenes are interactive.
1. Opening scene begins with the wrong perspective. Based on the cutscene, the woman should have been inside, not on the patio.
2. There are a large number of times that objects are used strangely. For example you use a (spoiler alert) machete to clear cobwebs.
3. I have never seen sparkles so overdone in any other game. It appears to be a mini-snowstorm at times (and normally I don't mind them).
4. Like Enchantia, the storyline appeals more to the XX population, not so much for the guys. I thought it kind of silly. The "succubus" was a little over-the-top.
5. I did not play the first Sacra Terra, so I have no idea why she has a spell book lying around.
Still, seems like a good game. Too bad there were so many hiccups, it could have been a lot better.
Three stars out of five
February 17, 2013
Not my cup of tea
The demo tempted me enough to buy the game but I unfortunately found it to be boring. Sorry peeps but this just wasnt my cup of tea. I dont mind the occasional hidden object scene but there were too many and not enough puzzles. The few that were there werent challenging. I got to the pyramid stage of the game and decided id had enough and uninstalled it.
February 19, 2013