European Mystery: Scent of Desire Collector?s Edition
Fun HO game
Great HO portions with just enough challenge to locate to keep you interested. Had fun with the different things that needed to be done.
March 14, 2013
This game did not stink at all!
I don't do demos but it's nice that they're offered. I buy SE's & CE's depending on what is offered and have gotten great deals on numerous games from Big Fish. I rely on the pros and cons of the reviewers and trust their judgments and then take it from there. Also, if the game is lower than a 4-star, I shy away from them. This game was not the perfect game but it was good enough for me. I felt bad (yes, I did) about those poor women who were murdered by that discontented freakazoid. There was a lot of back n' forth business but at least the game flowed, and that's important to me. CE's that offer concept art and wallpapers do not interest me. I don't need the added clutter to my computer/laptop and seems such a waste to offer it. In this bonus game you were transported to London, which I thought was cool. Graphics were beautiful throughout the entire game; good VOS; the puzzles weren't hard; I liked the task of making potions, etc. Had no problem finding all the scents which was rather clever of the developers for that concept. HOS were clear and fun, and the game was not short at all, a big plus! The developers put a lot of thought and work into this game. Kudos to them. Whether you choose SE or CE buy the game.
January 30, 2014
Made Me CRAZY! It was great!
This game was great! I'm not a genius so the level of difficulty was very challenging to me.
The only reason that I didn't give this game 5 stars was because I REALLY missed having a "Strategy Guide" and I believe that the puzzle information could have been a "little" more clear; other than that the game was fantastic and I look forward to suggesting it to friends & family as well as playing it again & again!
January 14, 2014
Reminds me of PERFUME, the book
I liked this game, mainly because it reminded me of a book by Patrick Suskind called PERFUME about an 18th century serial killer born with no personal smell. He obviously tries to find the perfect scent be "extracting" it from his victims.
Nice game to match a wonderful story.
July 4, 2013
Scent of desire
I was happy that it turned out to be quite different than the film. The latter was rather disappointing in my opinion, and simply disgusting at the end. But this game was a really good, enjoyable adventure. The graphics and the characters could have been a bit nicer, but I didn't find any other problems with it. The collectibles were hard to find sometimes, the mini-games were different each time and the map was very useful! I really enjoyed seeing my name in the papers and forging papers about my noble origins. :) I think it's the future of the hidden object games, they will become more and more personal.
April 23, 2013
Good, But Not Great
I play at the expert level and never use hints or skip mini games. In other words, I want a real challenge. Novice players will probably really enjoy this one but it wasn't challenging enough for me. The mini games were way too easy and I hardly had to search at all for items in the HOS. I don't care at all what the story line is. They're all so similar, anyway. I just want something different, and this one doesn't have it. Collecting scents was interesting but not a challenge. I played the CE. I may stick to SE's from now on because I never feel I get my money's worth from the CE's. They should be twice as long, but they never are. Would rather spend the money on two SE games. I'm yearning for something really different that doesn't involve a valve, a fuse, a knife, a rope, etc. Why is this too much to ask? I'm recommending this game because new players will enjoy it. That's the only reason.
April 18, 2013
I liked this game and found it to be above par, but I did find the mini games and HOGs to be a bit too easy. I highly suggest the Collector's Edition, which contained a very substantial bonus chapter. I personally find it a tedious when adventure games force you to go back and forth and back and forth, retracing your steps again and again, and felt there was a bit too much of that here.
April 4, 2013
This game played out very nicely. Nothing annoying. Nice HO's. Great graphics, Good characters. Puzzles were simple and fun. Love making the potions with the alchemist kit. Time went by fast on this one. This game goes to my must buy list.
March 23, 2013
Although I've only played a little over half an hour in the demo, I'm pretty sure I'll be getting this game.
I love games where you have lots to do, and lots to remember. I just wish I didn't have to pay for the extras that I'm not interested in, like the screensavers, backgrounds, music, etc. If they offer a deluxe with the main game and bonus chapter, I'd jump at more of these games, but I now console myself with buying a game with things I'll never use...
I think this game is great, I think definitely try before you buy, it won't be to everyones liking.
March 20, 2013
Interesting concept......uninteresting game.
This game, to me, had everything....but at the same time failed dismally.
The game itself had nice graphics, cut-scenes, and voice-overs, although slightly on the bland side.
The hidden object games were only slightly interactive, and easy.
Puzzles were also easy.
There were bonus achievements to earn - but only very basic ones.
You had extra items to collect, but they were so obscure and hard to see - even after knowing where it is - that it became pointless even trying to find them. For example, a lot of them are hidden behind a small chalk drawn cross - next to impossible to see. Also, I didn't even realise there were any to collect until a couple scenes in, and by that time one of the scenes could no longer be accessed.
You had a map that could jump to locations, and was quite well done. The only positive in the whole game. And just as well, as there was a lot of back and forward, with absolutely no pattern to it at all.
You had a journal that was, frankly, a waste of time - very minimal entries only.
The storyline was dead boring. Why, I am not sure, as it is an interesting concept. But it just lacked any interest at all. And any twists in the plot are ruined if you look at what achievements can be earned at the beginning of the game.
I can't comment on the bonus chapter as I gave up well before then.
If you like games that keep you second guessing, and you can't get away from, then I suggest looking elsewhere.
March 18, 2013