Rite of Passage: Child of the Forest
Just a Bit Different and SO Much Fun!
I have never written a review but I had to for this game. I wish I had seen this as a CE. The story was engaging and the puzzles were not the norm and fun to do. I highly recommend this game! It also has an interactive map.
June 15, 2013
FINALLY something different!
I'm always on a search for an adventure game that's just a little bit different than the same old: put this here, find this, move here, repeat. However the storylines differ, gameplay is still always the same. Someone actually put thought into the HOS's and the puzzles to make this game UNIQUE. For that I am grateful.
June 17, 2013
congratulations for the work done
review based game completed:
it is not easy mixing minigame, HO, graphics, plot, a good balance
In this game there are successful, I can say that is close to small work of art, I exaggerate? no, even video games you can talk about art work.
the narration is done through minishow who are also minigame,
that black and white with a touch of poetry, plot is nice (not sure if fairytale already exists) the graphics are well done, my eyes are not tired. some puzzles are complicated than others, positive that there are no pop ups for collecting acorns (I hate pop up in games).
the game is long there is much to do, and the bonus chapter is worth new scenes open our eyes with different beautiful colors. and very nice music
recommend taking CE worth it.
June 25, 2013
Worth the Purchase
I just completed the whole game and it was purchased from having a full punch card. IMO, this game would have been well worth the price. It wasn't that it was too difficult, actually I found it quite easy, however it was that it was different that made it so enjoyable. They put a little twist in the HOS scenes, and the mini games were a little different as well. It kept the storyline running if your like me and read or listen to all content. I played it casually over two days and was impressed with the length. Towards the end it felt as if the game maker lost a bit of zip that it had in the start as HOS scenes, which had varied more in the start, became too easy.
June 19, 2013
Visually beautiful game. The hog scenes were original and unique. Puzzles were not all that challenging but still fun.
June 17, 2013
I Bought It!
I really enjoyed playing this game. I thought the story premise was creative and found it fun to play.
June 26, 2013
bought the CE of the game and decided to buy this with a coupon. go figure that BFG decides what game will be had with a CREDIT (I save these for use with a CE) and not let us use a coupon.. so much for players rights.
I would rather choose what I use to purchase a game and not the web site.
June 15, 2013
This game was really interesting and fantastic!
I think this game was really well done because of the five main characters acted serious and had complex puzzles, and hidden objects were easy to find with the "lighthouse hint". The person who created this game should make a second game of this game.
November 23, 2013
Stunning, yet a letdown finale
For most of the game, Child of the Forest was a no-brainer 5/5. In every respect, it's a stand-out, exceptionally well done game, from the overall concepts and settings, right down to details like the interface of your journal and map.
Starting from a town besieged by possessed trees held at bay only by the shining of a lighthouse, you explore a variety of locations, HO scenes, and puzzles. While it's yet another quest to find a missing husband, the backstory of the town and its traditions is different and interesting.
Some of the minigames were increasingly esoteric in the last few scenes, and I was irritated that in order to solve one late puzzle, you have to not only zoom in on a landmark, but somehow intuit that you can click up within the zoom window to look higher on that landmark in order to see what you need to see.
Then came the absolutely infuriating final fight. Throughout the game, instructions for puzzles and minigames only appear when you click a question mark. That's fine when the minigame isn't time-sensitive. The final fight? Time-sensitive.
By the time I read the instructions to figure out what I was supposed to be doing, I'd already lost a turn, and while the game probably won't let you lose in any real way, I still found it unpleasant to have to sit through a couple of resets because I needed the instructions and they take a few seconds to appear. I've played several dozen HOPAs at this point but I didn't know how to solve the last fight sight-unseen.
And the last phase of the final confrontation seemed comically difficult, since it involves uncovering and choosing several hidden symbols that match an unseen glyph, all in about twenty seconds. Sure, you get indefinite tries, but the symbols appear to scramble every time. I exercised the skip button at that point, and since I was already disgruntled from the final fight, I found the ending anticlimactic, since-- spoiler-- you never actually see Ethan open his eyes, so it's not totally clear if he was saved.
I'm still giving the game 5/5 overall because the quality is definitely there and most of it is very enjoyable. But I have to say, that annoying final fight doesn't leave me itching to go find more games from this developer.
November 15, 2013
Very Engaging & Unusual
This was just a lot of fun to play, and the story line and mini-games were clever and engaging. The graphics are very good and the voice-overs help to bring the player into the story. I'd highly recommend this as a nice switch from the typical HOG games!
The only slight disappointment - like some other games this one has you collecting acorns along the way with the goal of collecting X number of them. So after being vigilant and making sure to look for these in each scene - and collecting them all - I kind of expect to get something in return, i.e. access to a bonus chapter, etc. But, there was nothing, so really no point in bothering to collect the acorns.
November 2, 2013