Love Chronicles: Salvation Collector's Edition
This game is a must have!
I knew after just a few minutes of playing the demo that this was a keeper. The graphics are gorgeous, the story grabbed me right away, the voiceovers were professional and synched nicely with the characters. The music is just right and not intrusive or annoying. There is a nice balance of adventure/quest, HOS, and puzzles. I played in casual mode, which was just the right amount of difficulty for me. More advanced players can choose from two other modes. When you use a hint, you see a picture of where you're supposed to go for the next step, and when you click on the picture, it takes you there. I loved that. There is also a map, which shows you places where you could go to take action. The HOS were varied and interactive, which made them more interesting, including some in which you find the objects and then return them to their proper place in another HOS. The story and overall 'feel' of this game is very 'Lord of the Rings.' If you like that kind of fantasy quest good against evil type of story like I do, you'll love this game!
May 25, 2013
REVIEW OF COMPLETED GAME
I am somewhat nonplussed at all the negativity aimed at this game. I wondered if I was playing the same one. It is from the purring ginger kitten people and they have completely outdone themselves. I found it delightful and charming, beautifully designed and with gorgeous colours. I kept thinking surely there cannot be any more locations, secret passages, hidden doors and again and again I was wrong. It is like a maze and it is a-maz-ing. It is fortunate they included an in-game window via the hint button that when clicked takes you straight there. I believe I saw a map but never needed it. Likewise the SG. That wonderful feature was all that was necessary. Smooth and fast navigation. Fast skip button and the hint button takes no time at all to recharge.
The iHOPAs are varied and not too many and the puzzles are bright and fun. The music is lovely, like a choir of angels. I love the story which, while nothing I haven't seen before, was very well told. There are cute and creative creatures to interact with and a host of interesting characters. I just glided through it effortlessly with such a high level of enjoyment and appreciation, it is now my favourite game. All other devs have taken a step down and these guys are at the top of my list.
The main game took me 5 hrs and the BC 1.15 hrs. The main game ends very well but the BC is wonderful and well worth playing. I would not have thought it possible, but the graphics in it are even better than the main game. Huge entertainment factor there. Loved it. There are no achievements or collectibles but the level of quality, design and content are such that I can easily say this is definitely deserving of it's CE status.
Well done to these devs, who obviously invested a huge amount of time and effort into making this one of the best games I have ever played. Would not have missed it for the world. I just wish I could have kept on playing and playing.
May 26, 2013
Great fairy tale game!
Played the one hour trial on casual. Graphics are good and filled with beautiful color. I like to just enjoy the fun and beauty of the games, so I prefer casual. I will buy this and try on the harder settings though. I had no problems with download, hint refills quickly and you can speed it up by catching little fireflies that are in the scene. There are portals, different types of HOG puzzles throughout, recipes to make, evil to overcome etc. Music and voices are very good. I am very glad to see a few games recently that are not quit so dark (on the darker evil side). All ages should enjoy this game if they are looking for a fun, beautiful, happy, hopeful type of game.
May 25, 2013
Simple to play. Really Cute cat . Great graphics, story. Love Chronicles Salvation is a Gem. I love all the advances they have made in hogs since the first love chronicles. A must have game!
May 25, 2013
Love Chronicles - Salvation Collectors Edition..SWEET GAME
First a tip of the cap to a couple of reviewers who spoke my mind: "purring ginger kitty folks", "Sanford and Son junkpile" (nice analogy), and to Reviewer Nilosh, who wondered rather forlornly at the quality of today's CE's. Caused me to pause and think - yes, CE's should be more than just the "standard" stop-drop-and-roll of wallpapers, music, concept art, and (sometimes anemic) bonus play, though that was not the case in this game.
Having said that, I purchased the CE (heh) and I found it quite delightful. I loved the colors - they did fine on my compy and weren't "washed out". I was especially taken with the colorful animals and attention to detail. Extremely creative and well thought out. It is clear that the developers took some time with this offering.
Game play itself was fine. Very smooth, no hiccups, and the music was gorgeous. The best I've heard in quite some time.
For the reviewer who wanted to hear about what others thought of the end of the game: The end of the main game was done well. I wasn't left hanging and *having* to go to the BC to find out what happened (I don't like that either). Concerning the BC, I thought the story direction itself was quite good, however, I found it to be a bit short and the end to be a little abrupt (I would have liked to have freed my friend myself). I was a little sad that they wrapped all the loose ends up and handed me the package. Less programming that way, though....
By the way, I noticed that someone forgot to translate a direction - it was still in...Russian? Forgive me, I have a hard enough time with Englsh! :oD It had to do with getting into a door I believe and when you click on it to see what you needed to open it, the explaining text appeared in ...err...that other language. That only happened once, and I figured out I needed some sort of amulet or something to get the door to open. ;o)
Overall, this game was very good and I am glad that I purchased it. This set of reviews, though, is quite thought provoking and I hope that all developers take note.
May 31, 2013
Brilliantly Colored HOG
This game was not rated when I downloaded the demo, so I based my opinion of the game on the beautiful stunning colors with scenes both solid & swirling about. Both mini-games & HOG's were easy on the eyes and challenging to a certain degree. Since Nilosh had not yet rated this game and I take notice whenever he does, since we have the same gaming tastes in Hidden Object Games & Adventures, for every game that he has rated in the past, I have pretty much agreed straight on with his ratings, but not for this one, it was worth a 5 star. For me, visual is about as important as content. I personally care less about the extras that come with a CE game, but when I like something from the get-go I find myself unwillingly to wait for the SE to come out. And this was a must buy for me from the get-go.
May 25, 2013
A fabulous game-a real surprise
I normally would not have even looked at this game as I disliked the other two in the series. However after playing the demo it was a definite buy for me. The visuals and graphics are crisp clean and highly imaginative. There are so many wonderful locations to visit. They tried to be a little different in their puzzles which were usually beautifully done. It reminded me of the original style of Dark Parables as I must say I don't like their latest game. The only slight annoyance was some very small objects in a few of the HOS and the music in the bonus chapter was tedious however these small matters did not detract from the gameplay which flowed smoothly without a hitch The game was long and the bonus chapter was as professional as the game which made it well worth the CE price. A must buy!!
May 31, 2013
Lots of fun puzzles
Fun game and was nice and long, although the bonus game was too short! I definitely recommend the game but due to the lack of length of the bonus game, I say the SE will suffice.
Some of the HOS were dark and not clear enough but I did love the creative and interactive HOS much better than the ordinary blah HOS.
Not too much back tracking, the game moved forward which I liked. Very creative and cute story.
May 27, 2013
Great Conclusion to the Trilogy
If you've been playing all the Love Chronicles, like I have, you've seen as well how it's developed sound and graphic wise.
Salvation certainly doesn't disappoint- starting where The Sword and the Rose left off, it begins in the hero prince's homeland this time. The storyline was great, including the bonus chapters'. The game is separated into chapters, with major puzzles #or just solving things# breaking them.
~3 game modes
The graphics were great- including the cutscenes- and the music was beautiful. I especially like the main menu theme myself.
The bonus adventure was one worth getting- although it isn't needed to see the whole ending of the game #the game resolved itself, unlike some other games where you know there's more there...#.
As a side note, I usually DON'T get CE's, and wait for the SE to come out. This game grabbed my interest anyway #I'd been waiting for the next Chronicle#, but I played maybe 15 minutes worth of the demo before deciding to buy. The concept of the game, and all mentioned before, made it good for me.
Not to mention it was bought with Dark Parables: The Final Cinderella CE during the Memorial Day two for the price of one ;)
May 30, 2013
Glad to see this!
I have the previous Love Chronicles and have been waiting for the next one. Once again I bought a game without trying the demo first. Only the second time I've done this, and I'm not sorry I did. I really enjoyed this game. The graphics are great, bright and colorful, very clear, and the HO's are not hard to find, and some are interactive. Best of all, it has an interactive map! The hint button is very helpful...if you click it to see where to go next it brings up a small picture of the scene and tells you to go there. Then you just click that picture and it takes you right there. I love that! I'm not partial to games that have no map and you have to do a lot of backtracking, etc. That gets boring and annoying, to me. I also really like the music in this game, so I didn't turn it off as I usually do in other games. The voice overs are great, the lips move in the correct way, matching the words. There's not much I didn't like about this game...in fact, I can't think of anything I didn't like about it. Loved it, and hoping to see another Love Chronicles game in the near future. It's a winner.
May 28, 2013