Family Tales: The Sisters
Too bad !
This game could have been much much better than that : the storyline is good and the game is challenging, BUT the graphics are awful, ageing and blurry. Too bad, i will not buy this games for those reasons.
May 20, 2013
Quite boring like some games. I finished the 60 minutes. I really don't enjoy hard to find, HO's in a dark scene. I ran out of time, not sure, if it got better. Not willing to buy, to see. Maybe a free game to do so, not sure.
May 20, 2013
A ok game for beginners
The gamplay was smooth but... the game was to easy for any experianced hidden object game fan
The sound was arwful with no caracters specking and dull music
over all a okish game
May 20, 2013
I liked this game til i got stuck with no way out...
I bought this game (didnt relize there was no walk thru for it) got to a part that it wont let me pass til i pass , good game ,needs walk thru though,i am stuck where u gotta pet the cat a certain way to get the valve,everything i tried,nothing works ...
May 31, 2014
An okay game
I have played pretty much everything out there, and decided to try this too. I wasn't too disappointed in that there are nice graphics. The storyline was good too. Nothing about it really got me though. Still I enjoyed it. Great for beginners. Hidden object scenes are clear and easy to see.
May 29, 2013
very quick game
the game was too short and the graphics were so so
May 28, 2013
Eh....could have been better
REVIEW BASED ON HOUR TRIAL
You get a feeling your twin sister is in trouble, so you head over to her house and she is no where to be found. Thus starts the mystery.
--two modes of game play (doesn't appear that you can switch modes during play)
--plays well in widescreen
--pretty hand drawn graphics
--Hint button fills quickly on casual and works outside of HOS (not consumed if it just points the way)
--No map (at least I never got one, but I only made it into the 1st few rooms of the house during my trial..so perhaps if there is a map, you get it later)
--journal to help tell the story of your sister, but doesn't save all the things you find, like puzzle clues (I had to back out of a puzzle to walk over and look at the clue).
OK, I really tried to like this game, but just couldn't get there during the demo. It appears to have no voiceovers....but that might be a glitch, because, other than the music, it had no sound effects either, which made playing feel really weird (and quiet).
I did 4 HOS, 3 were standard lists with some interactive elements, the other was a silhouette search that you used each piece you found to get the next piece. While I liked the concept of the silhouette one, the items were way too small to find easily and I got frustrated quickly.
The few puzzles I did were easy-moderate in difficulty. And I did like them.
This game could have had so much more promise, but with the lack of voiceovers (and even sound effects) and the hard to spot HOS, I will have to pass.
May 20, 2013
A ?no? for me
I cannot understand this general admiration regarding Family Tales. I moved no further than 30 minutes and said enough.
While the story was tolerable, although rather trivial, my major peeve is the absence of good music. I love when all the elements of the game are well tuned in a single composition. But the repetitive sounds spoilt this one. Furthermore no voice overs ? a great disappointment these days.
What irritated me most is this darkness all around the game. My eyesight is far from perfect and I had some difficulties with the visibility of the objects.
The only thing I will praise this game is its quickness.
June 9, 2013
Dull. Very Dull.
I give this game a two not so much because of the game itself, but because of the poor quality.
The story had potential but was let down by the lack of voice-overs and overall dull quality of the game. The main story revolves around flashbacks, and dreams, and separate worlds, which is a little bit unique and a little bit non-unique. The whole saving your sister thing has been done many times before, but had the quality of the game been better.
As I?ve stated numerous times already, the quality of this game is poor. There are no voice-overs, sound effects or anything. You might as well play the game on mute. The graphics are average, but everything was clear with the exception of the intro, which featured hazy graphics. To me, this really didn?t seem like a 2013 game, and felt more like a game from the late 00?s.
There were different types of HOS; junkpile and silhouette, with the former appearing more frequently. Both styles gave me a different challenge, with the junkpile featuring 3 extra step objects each. The silhouette scenes were a little trickier. The last item you find will be part of your inventory. The puzzles were a little harder than the HOS, with one that I couldn?t think about a solution for, nor did it appear to have one. I was so glad that the skip was there, because if it was not, I would have quit a long time before I actually did (I had 19 minutes of the trial left)
- Diary to keep track of events
- No map at all.
- Quickly recharging hint and skip, which turned out to be very useful.
When you combine minimal features and dull gameplay, you get this. This wasn?t a very good game compared to masterpieces we usually see, and I can?t really see the point in buying it. This was probably the most boring game of the year, in my opinion.
May 21, 2013
I disliked this game
I looked all these reviews....I don't understand how people could like this game.
I found it very boring. The sound is always the same... the puzzles are not clearly understandable and I skipped most of them...the story end suddenly .....
June 11, 2013