Otherworld: Omens of Summer
I'm very picky about the games I purchase. They have to have certain things:
- Custom cursor opt-out
- Click fast through dialogue
- Interactive hidden object scenes
- Interactive map
- Cool, unique mini puzzles
- Good graphics
I also don't like having to remember what inventory items I need to to complete a task from 20 scenes ago. This game meets all my criteria and more.
The storyline isn't particularly dark so the disclaimer is only for the faintest of heart. Otherworld:Omens of Summer is a 4.6 in my book.
March 12, 2013
I loved all of it!
This is a great game with a nice story! There are 3 game modes.
The graphics are gorgeous! The HOS are clear.
The mini-games are really astonishing, not the ones you usually get, and there are many of them!
You have a journal with a task list. You have also an interactive map, so you can jump to a location. Active ones are highlighted.
The dialogs are good, the atmosphere is great!
There is really nothing negative I can find!
Ok, it's not the longest game, for me about 3 hours, but there is so much to do and it never gets boring!
May 26, 2013
I had purchased and completed this game before the previous Otherworld: Spring of Shadows which I am in the process of playing and yet to finish. I dread the ending being inconclusive like the Omens of Summer.
It left me in a lousy mood, it's like waiting for the outcome of a great movie and the power goes off in the last 40 seconds. Is there a sequel to the Omens of Summer that carries through the story line?
March 20, 2013
Inspired to do a review
This is the first game I have wanted to review in a long time. Having replayed the first in the series I trialled this and purchased before my time was over. Boom Zap is always reliable for a quality game. I am not a great gamer so I played the easiest version and found the hint useful, the recharge good and the skip not too slow (although I rarely needed to use it!). Although others found this game dark and gloomy I have to disagree and even the "nasties" are in their own way attractive. It is nice to have a change in puzzle types and they are mostly quite achievable - even though I must admit the direction one had my grey cells challenged.
September 27, 2013
Incredible! I cannot say enough good things about this imaginative game. The story is fairy-tale-ish with a shady side and keeps you immersed, integrating well with gameplay. The graphics are stunning and characters are interesting. There are lots of puzzles and mini-games. The few interactive HOS are various types. Everything is crisp, clear, fun and easy. You are provided a jump map that also indicates active tasks. It's also a good length. I loved the first Otherworld and this one surpasses even that. My only regret is that I didn't purchase the CE. Unfortunately there were no fairies to collect this time in the SE. Not to mention the other perks the CE offers. Otherwise, this is an excellent game. Top of my favorites list.
May 16, 2013
Another Fiona and the Shade winner!
Did not realize when I first started playing this game that it was a continuation of the Fiona and Shade game that I adored! Was pleasantly surprised! I have only been playing for about an hour but so far I love it! I have only played two HO's but they are interactive which helped a lot (not very fond of plain HO's). There have been some mini games that I really thought were innovative as well. The music is okay ( i usually turn my music way down when playing a game anyway) but the scenery is fantastic! Well worth the code I used for it and would have bought it for full price if realized earlier that it was a continuation of one of my fav games
May 11, 2013
Surprisingly good sequel!
Otherworld sequel was just as good as I thought, or actually even better, and I really enjoyed playing it! It didn't have too many HOS, but lots of unique puzzles instead. Storyline was interesting enough to follow.
It might not be the most challenging one, but the fairytale-like atmosphere and beautiful, well-designed graphics made it one of my favourites. I even liked the sound.
If you appreciate the journey over the destination, this might be something for you.
Review is based on complete SE.
May 3, 2013
you don't have to play the first one though to enjoy this one. i played casual, no sound. the hint/skip button charges fast. you are chasing feys just like the one before. it is just a good game. it set up for a sequel. i will be waiting.
April 17, 2013
Great value for your money!
For a moment I went back to make sure I did not play the collector's game. L O N G game (in a good way) beautiful graphics and medium difficulty (played it with a tween).
March 24, 2013
I really enjoyed this game. It was different that the other hidden object games I played. This game you find objects that you need to use to progress to the next object.
The story line is really great. It's one of the few that I actually didn't skip through.
I played this game on expert level, where there are no hints. The didn't present my any challenges.
In all I really did enjoy this game.
March 15, 2013