The Saint: Abyss of Despair
NICE AVERAGE GAME WITH INTERESTING STORY
- Mystery with a satisfactory ending
- Good graphics; nice African details
- Told nothing to do when clicking on a room with no actions pending.
- Average HOS; objects are generally not too small
- Provides your next objectives on screen
NEITHER GOOD NOR BAD:
- Lots of adventure
- Puzzles are rather easy
- Some voice overs are quite good; others not so much
NOT SO GOOD:
- This is one of the slowest developing storylines I've seen (I thought the early cutscenes would never end and they weren't told in a very interesting way, which is a shame because the story promises more oomph)
- Sometimes difficult to pick up items
December 3, 2013
Great storyline, clunky game mechanics
This game has a wonderful storyline, good graphics and very good music, although it's repetitive. There is a map that lets you teleport, but it doesn't tell you where tasks are. There is a journal with objectives. Outside of hidden object scenes, the hint points in direction needed to travel. The hint takes a long time to recharge, even in casual mode. The vocals are the worst I have ever heard, in any game. And the mechanics are like those of 5-6 years ago, or even worse. Slow and jerky mini-games. If someone redid this game, making the mechanics run smoothly, with good voice-overs, I'd give it 5 stars.
I am recommending this game for gamers who don't mind bad game mechanics.
May 1, 2013
Okay Game But Short in Length
I really enjoyed playing the Saint: Abyss of Despair. The unique storyline of an ex-priest in africa is rather nice. The graphics, HOGs and dialogue is about perfect. The only complaint i had is that this is shorter than i think it should be. I felt like it should have been a longer game.
Given the fact I spent a game credit on it, I don't feel as bad. I recommend the demo play first before purchasing this.
May 8, 2013
The Game had Potential ...
... but it missed. It could have been WOW if the Developers had put a little more effort into it, but as it is, it was just OK. The Hint button was tediously slow to recharge and I thought the puzzles were mostly terrible. A sort of nice Game to play on a rainy day when there is nothing else to do. Use a "Free Credit Coupon" on this one if you can't find anything better.
April 10, 2013
Okay at best
Biggest problem I found was the length of time after completing a step in being able to move on to the next step - as in putting together recipes. You had to wait for the game to catch up.
April 5, 2013
Ended too soon
I enjoyed the story line but it ended with 17 minutes to spare.
April 7, 2013
This game reminds me of older games when I first started playing HO's. It is a good beginners game. The HO's were a little dark and items were almost too small. The little girl made a better story during her cut scenes then any other character. The man fixing shoes sounded like someone reading from a book instead of speaking to a person.
Other then all that it would make my rainy day special list.
April 1, 2014
What...a...boring...game! First off, if you decide to try this, be sure to hit mute; there is no way anyone could possibly stand the wretched dialogue. I have never heard worse voice overs! The story could have had potential, I guess, although an ex-priest and ex-soldier? Possibly, the author has issues as the scenes are full of religious icons, but whatever...that can be overlooked, but this game simply is no fun. The HOs are boring; nothing interactive. There is a lot of useless dialogue (time wasting fluff, in my opinion) and some simple mini games, a transporting map and wishy washy graphics. I mean, come on, it's set in Africa, at least the graphics could be interesting.
Alas....I think I would end up in the abyss of despair should I continue to play this!
April 5, 2013
Wish I'd Skipped This One
Rambling story that hardly makes sense. Voiceovers are worst ever. Hint system is practically useless. Couldn't wait for it to be over. Can't for the life of me figure out how this got 5 stars from some reviewers. To each his own I guess.
April 7, 2014
Story has potential but bad execution.
Unfortunately, this game did not, to my mind, live up to what could have been a decent story. The voice-over of the old man at the gate was, as others have mentioned, apparently supposed to have been the halting English of a native African, or perhaps that of an exhausted old man working too long in the sun. Either way, it didn't work, because the accent was perfect American English and the voice not a bit exhausted. The next voice-over is that of the plantation owner, the cousin of our "ex-priest." Same voice, same accent, minus the pause between every word. Okaaay. So we're supposed to fall for that? It certainly gave me no confidence in what might be to come in the game.
The artwork is odd, to say the least. Cartoonish. Rather like something you might expect from a particular style of graphic novel. Unimpressive, really, and as another reviewer mentioned, like washed out watercolor. I imagine the intent was to convey the intense sunlight and heat of the plains of equatorial Africa.
I wonder if the devs gave this assignment to their summer interns?
I can't recommend it, even as as DD.
March 31, 2014