Otherworld: Omens of Summer
Excellent sequel with a harder edge
PLAYED ON MOST DIFFICULT LEVEL WITHOUT HINTS OR SKIPS
Would give 4.5 if I could.
Exquisitely beautiful music
3 different portals, like 3 different games in one
Challenging puzzles, but all doable with a little patience
I didn't need to skip any puzzles
Several different styles of HOS, all interesting
Some objects cleverly hidden and take some thought
Many different themes and scenes
Scary guy isn't gruesome at all
Touching story and characters you can care about
Conclusive and satisfying ending
Good length to the game
Voice overs were well acted and convincing
This game is beautiful
The shade character was a little too rudimentary for me, an undefined mass
The dopellganger character was also a little to cartoon-like for me
Would have liked a little more creativity with the story line
I didn't think the warning needed to be applied to this game, there isn't anything scary about the game.
November 4, 2013
fun filled adventure
I loved this game, it kept me wanting to see what happened next. All the mini games were fun too.
March 15, 2013
Dark Dark Dark
Good storyline, but some of the too many minigames I had trouble working. Liked the little girl hint button dozing off when recharging, but the last couple of minigames made no sense. Liked the crow HOS. That was different.
March 11, 2013
I was tempted to get the CE but held out to get the SE. I didn't notice that much of a difference other than the hidden fairies so the SE is good for me. Very nice graphics, not overly complicated puzzles and the hidden items are found pretty close to the time they are needed to advance in the game. I had the first 2 chapters complete in the 1hr trial and since there are 8 chapters there should be lots more to enjoy.
I just purchased taking advantage of the double punch March Monday special.
March 11, 2013
otherworld Omens of summer BORING!!!
I was so fed up playing this game, it seemed to be one puzzle after the other, I could not find it a relaxing game to play at all, not that I dislike puzzles but not the type in this game, they were a bit of nuisance, too many things to do in each puzzle for me at least, the graphics were very good, the voice over was a bit jumpy missing words, no I did not like it at all, I am just glad I did not get the CE. sorry guys, I have played hundreds of ho's and this is not to my taste I think it would be ok for the puzzle people who like lots and not much guidance, not for beginners I think it would be off putting.the only reason I reccomend this game is for the puzzlers
March 11, 2013
JUST ONE PUZZLE AFTER ANOTHER.
This game is nothing more than one puzzle after another, and I mean A LOT OF PUZZLES! The game was very good graphically and musically, and I don't understand the CAVEAT at the beginning of the game, stating that the game may be unsuitable to those under 14. There was nothing at all frightening or excessive in any way, and the evil creatures were run-of-the-mill.
There was a minimal plot, which did nothing for me.
I was not happy with this game except to say that it didn't bombard the player with HOS.
April 23, 2013
Great Game for 12 year olds
This has all what makes a good HOG, a villain, a quest, interesting puzzles, pixie-land and underwater scenes just lovely, a great story but I didnt give it more than three stars because it is clearly aimed at young teens. The initial deserted school scenes would be even younger - ten yr olds. Otherworld Summer was more cross-generational I thought, and though I liked this a great deal & enjoyed it enough to finish in two sessions (you get about 8hrs gameplay so good value) it is definitely aimed for child gamers. Very much recommend it for this age group though.
April 12, 2013
It was okay good
It was good like any other adventure game, there were some interesting locations & puzzles, but some were very obscure and aggrivating as opposed to just challenging as in the end they didn't make much sense. Good puzzles have the user catch on to what the author is trying to get you to understand. And the end part "final battle" was weak and meandering, it could have been much stronger. Overall, I enjoyed this adventure.
June 2, 2013
It was just ok
I don't know, there just seemed to be something missing from this game. The story was alright, but the gameplay was a bit tedious.
One plus, the puzzles were a little bit different to the normal ones we get, so that was good.
Overall, just not enough to entice me to play on.
March 20, 2013
Had me, but just for a while
This is one of those many games that hooks me in with the demo, but gets annoying and frustrating as it moves on. I liked the demo because it seemed to have some different things to do that were fun. There was that, but as the game progressed I got frustrated with unclear instructions for some puzzles. Most also have a hint button but in many cases it wasn't much, if any, help and I had to check the walkthrough just to get a clue. In some cases even the walkthrough gave only the same instruction with a picture of the result, but no actual directions as to how to get there.
It was sometimes hard to use an inventory item because it took multiple clicks, and I mean multiple, for it to grab and work. Again I found myself checking the walkthrough, thinking I must have missed a step or was doing something wrong.
I encountered what seemed to be a glitch and had to start over with a new profile. I won't go into that here but I did post about it in the forum.
All in all, the game does have it's good points and it can be enjoyable. Maybe it's just me, but by halfway through it I just wanted to be done and move on to something else.
July 19, 2013