Lost Tales: Forgotten Souls
Great Quality Single Edition.
Collectors Edition quality in a single edition game. A witch has taken your daughter and you have to not only get her back, but help others along the way that have been turned into creatures.
Visually is is wonderful, graphics are clear in both the game in general and in the Hidden Object Scenes so its not too hard to find the items. The game is a definite buy for me.
Music changes in different areas but so far they are all really cool and creepy. I will buy this tomorrow, but now off to bed.
March 30, 2013
DON'T TAKE FOOD FROM STRANGERS!
A woman and her daughter crash into the woods after a crow flies into their windshield! Then they go into the woods instead of staying on the main road, and meet a woman who is clearly a witch, she makes them some tea and and mom passes out and the witch steals the girl. You will learn that in 1932 some children went missing, could the witch be one of these children? This game is just a standard edition but you are going to want to buy this game! The graphics are crystal clear but dark and eerie, the only complaint I have is that the hint system is very vague and you have to click on exact spots to get inventory items to work. The setting is fairly dark which makes some of the items hard to find, and they hide a lot of items in the close up scenes so be sure to check out the whole zoomed in area. Bravo to the developers for creating a well done SE game worthy of our money.
March 30, 2013
"Where. Oh Where Has My Little Girl Gone?"
Only the bad witch knows the answer to that question!
You and your daughter are driving when suddenly a raven hits your windshield, causing you to go off the road. Lucky for you " or so you think" off in the distance, through the fog, is an inviting looking cabin.
Upon your arrival you are invited in for some nice hot "and spiked" tea! When you come to you are now outside of the cabin and your daughter has been kidnapped!
Now for your basic info: there are only 2 game play modes. but let's us remember that this is a standard edition game.
The music is very spooky and creepy and can literally send chills up your spine.
There are no voice overs so you do have to read the conversations.
Personally I found the graphics just fine for this game- well suited.
The hidden object scenes are packed full. Almost too much and are interactive. No map or bells and whistles. Just some good old-fashioned game playing!
So far I am happy with my game that I got here at the end of the month "and my funds are just about spent" lol! I got to get this game with a promo code. Those are sometimes the best ones!!
Now, it's off to finding what that old hag did with my daughter.
Hope you have fun too!
March 30, 2013
Fun and challenging at the same time!
Really liked the story line and the graphics, however I like it when the characters talk better than reading the lines. Really interesting story and couldn't wait to save the little girl. Just had to buy this one after playing the intro.
Creepy but fun!
March 30, 2013
I just played demo and was scaringly surprised by this game. It is Great!! Graphics are fantastic and scary at times. Storyline is very interesting even though there are no voice overs. It just makes it more fun. HOG are just the right amount of easy and hard. There is always one or to two pieces that are cleverly hidden and that makes it more challenging and fun. Puzzles are not very hard and fun. There are two modes casual and expert. Expert is a just the right amount of a challenge for me to make it interesting and fun. All in all this an excellent game. Definetly a buy for me.
March 31, 2013
DON'T drive on unknown roads at night in the fog! I live on these roads-lolol.
Good story line, not too scary for the younger crowd, and great for a beginner. The beginning was interesting, but the fooling of the mother a bit lame. The HOS were pretty clear, and I really liked the opening player scene with the flashlight going to "play" or "options", etc. That was creative. Each room had a different set of music, so it was kind of a help knowing where you were without a map. Overall, a nice day's gameplay.
April 6, 2013
DON'T TRUST ANYONE LIVING ALONE IN A FOREST
A really intriguing mystery. You start with a car crash, but at least it isn't raining and a sinister figure didn't appear. How is an old woman who takes you and your daughter in (albeit for nefarious reasons) still alive (or is she) when she disappeared and supposedly died decades ago? You move through the adventure effortlessly.
HOS are wide open and objects (list-based) are easy to find. Puzzles are not difficult and your direction is always forseeable. Game is somewhat linear. There doesn't seem to be a dull moment in the gameplay. The old woman cackles and the crows appear suddenly, adding to the mystery and intrigue. Is she a witch and the crows her minions?
Can't wait to find out. I don't understand people who keep complaining about stories that have been done before. Perhaps they would better be served if they sent in their original stories to the developers and see what comes out. I just don't believe there can be that many different stories out there - mostly just different twists and turns with good gameplay is enough for me. But I'm easy.
November 7, 2013
Best SE game for the last time!
Great art and nice music, interesting story, I was hooked from the start. Added to my collection. :)
April 1, 2013
its so beautiful game
i like it so much
to win it
April 3, 2013
A Pleasant Surprise!
At first glance the game looks simple and slightly dated, reminding me of the older versions of HOPAs that first came out. The graphics are sharp but no annimations or special effects. There are no voice-overs, alot of ambient sound and a music that at times boarders on garishness. There are two play modes to choose from and upon chossing hardcore, I was slightly disappointed that there were sparkles for HO scenes and click penalties.
Our story begins with a car crash, an invite to join an old crone for tea and biscuits and suddenly we lose consiousness. Upon waking up, we discover our daughter, Maria, gone and our houseguest is a witch who has a devious plan involving the kidnapping of children. Equiped with only a journal and a very weak hint system, we embark on an adventure that involves a series of Hidden Object scenes that are interactive along with a variety of mini-games that get more complexed as we move on.
Despite its simplicity, the game become more challenging as we move forward. HO scenes are juck-piled, mini-games, athough sim in the task, many become time consuming and even frustrating, offering you a challenging gameplay. Finding inventory items are a times difficult due to the dark graphics, but nevertheless, the game runs smoothly. We suddenly find ourselves in a dark and mysterious world involving black magic and our search for Maria is not as easy as we first thought.
By the end of the demo, I was completely enthralled with this game and enjoyed the many puzzles that need solving. Had the developers applied voice-overs and extra features, this game would have ben outstanding. Needless to say, as a SE version, it offers you a creepy storyline, nice graphics, fun HO scenes and entertaining mini-games. With 5 chapters to complete, I can say that at the rate I am going, I will be spending the next 4 to 5 hours, providing I do not skip any of the puzzles. Lost Tales: Forgotten Souls is a pleasant surprise which many may enjoy.
March 30, 2013