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Rite of Passage: Child of the Forest

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The town of Willow Ridge has long lived under everlasting night. Surrounded by a violent, dark forest, its only protection is the Great Lighthouse, which keeps the nightmarish trees at bay. Your husband Alan has been haunted by dreams of a ghostly woman beckoning him, believing she knows how to save the town. As he goes to investigate, a fire consumes the lighthouse! Was it sabotaged from inside the town - or by some darker force? Your search for answers will uncover the history of your town and the Forest Rite that has been a tradition for countless generations. Hold onto the light in Rite of Passage: Child of the Forest, a fantastic Hidden-Object Puzzle Adventure game!

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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 789 MB
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Rite of Passage: Child of the Forest 4.4 5 55 55
REALLY UNIQUE FEATURES - LOVED IT SUMMARY: There was a lot to do and see; gameplay was not linear. Much of it was unique and will likely become more common in the future. The main game is fairly length. This is a game I heartily recommend and I am very happy that I bought it. Music was spooky and sung by a child at the beginning, but he just disappeared suddenly. It set the tone for the entire game. There are quite a few dark and foreboding dark spots, which you need to clear with your magic amulet. If you were, for example, in the woods, it would become brilliant after using your amulet. Your inventory will eventually include a hamster who helps out in tight places. I won?t go into detail of the story since others have already done so. Some HOS were list based and there was always something under the objects which was used for the last object. Other HOS were unique. I?d like to see other games with this type. You are given silhouettes which represent categories instead of specific objects and you usually have to find 2 of each. So, if the silhouette is a beetle, you may need to find a bug and a caterpillar (this one took some thinking when I saw no more bugs anywhere). Or you are shown a silhouette of a candy, which you find, but the category is sweets, so the other object is a cupcake. MINIGAMES were fantastic and a lot of fun. I especially liked the game with the paper cannon. There were lots of pieces to it ? much like putting a miniplay together. The cutscenes or minishows were very unique and I loved them. They told a story in storyboard fashion and you had to put 4 misplaced items in the scene where they belonged as the story unfolded. It sure was a lot of fun. In the CE, you get to replay them. COMPARISON WITH CE: If you're comparing whether to get the CE or SE, th bonus game has new locations: lady?s house (which was locked in game) and stables. I think it took about an hour (I spent 2 hours replaying a few HOS and puzzles and didn?t break down the time spent on the game and the replayables). I haven't regretted getting the CE. September 25, 2013
Absolutely BRILLIANT! Definitely Not Your Average HOPA! NOTE: Review is based on completed COLLECTOR'S EDITION I've been waiting a while to play this one. It had rave reviews and a ton of CE Extras, so I went ahead and bought the CE, which is something I never do, but I have to say, I'm glad I did! This is a brilliant game, extremely worthy of all the awards it received and will continue to receive. In my opinion, it is not only one of the best games of 2013, but of all time as well. While, in my opinion, the game was gameplay driven, the story isn't that bad either. It's actually quite good once you get in to it, but that takes a while. You don't actually encounter a villain until after the demo, and after the demo is where it gets exciting. Don't get me wrong, there will still some exciting bits at the beginning of the game, but when you get closer and closer to the finish, the action gets more exciting. At first, I thought this was going to be your typical ?avert the disaster? type thing, but it was anything but. What I particularly liked about this story was the villain. Their story is so moving, and you begin to understand how desperate they are and why they are doing what they're doing. In the end, I was think ?Never mind Alan, I want to help this woman. She's the one who needs help.? It may be just me, but I think it takes something pretty special to make you want to help the villain instead of your husband! Overall, the story is decent and does end conclusively. There aren't many twists and turns, but it's still enjoyable. As I said before, this game is definitely gameplay driven, because the gameplay is so much better than the story. The puzzles and the HOS are both unique and both very enjoyable. The HOS were great fun and very unique. Some of them were normal junkpile, some silhouette and others were junkpile with a small twist. In the different HOS, when you found the object listed, you found a piece of another object that you needed to form to get your inventory item. This was great fun for me. In the other HOS, when you found all the items, you had one last item left to find, and that was your inventory item. The puzzles were great. They were so unique, fun and challenging, and I think their uniqueness was what inspired me to try and finish them. I think I only skipped about 3 in the entire game, which is a first for me, especially since it's my first time playing it. One of the standouts for me was the cinematic puzzles. These were so new and fun, I was overjoyed when I got to play more! In these puzzles, you watch a short little scene giving you more details about the story, and then you must place the items back in the scene in order to progress to the next scene. There are about 4 scenes in each one. In the puzzle there is a hint, so if you get stuck, you can use it. I really enjoyed these puzzles. This is a step in the right direction for HOPA games. Adding to the unique gameplay, in this game, there is a feature that allows you to interact with some items already in the inventory to make it in to a complete item ready for use (e.g. lighting a torch, putting holes in something to make a sail, putting something together). This is a great and really fun addition to this game. This game features all the ?regulars? for a HOPA: Diary, Map, hint, etc, so experienced players will not have any trouble with navigation. I wouldn't recommend this for beginners, however. The graphics on this game are outstanding. They are so well drawn and so detailed. You can clearly see the developers have put a lot of time in to it. The character designs are great too. Each scene was clear, nothing was every hazy or fuzzy, it was just great. The only bad thing was that the character's lips didn't move, thus, making it less realistic. The voice-overs were standard, so I really have no comment on them. FEATURES 4 levels of difficulty: Casual, Experienced (Advanced), Masterful (Hard) and Custom. Custom allows you to set the game your way. I played Casual. Hint/Skip- both recharge at a reasonable rate and the hint is helpful outside HOS. Diary- keeps track of events. Is used quite often. Map- the map is interactive and quite useful. It lets you know where there is an objective to be completed and when the scene is completed. Hamster- Early in the game, you find a hamster, which you get to name. This hamster is your helper, but is not used often. I would have liked it more if the hamster had been used more often. Interactive Inventory Items- In this game, there is a feature that allows you to interact with inventory items (indicated by a + sign). This is a really awesome feature that I hope continues to appear in future games. WHAT DO I MISS OUT ON IF I BUY THE SE? There are SO many extras here. MadHead have put a LOT of effort in to their CE! Bonus Chapter- A nice epilogue to the story. You enter the boy's dreams to undo the events of the past and make sure the boy gets home safely, thus, making the events of the main game never occur, meaning there IS no main game, meaning there is no game... (it's a little hard to wrap your mind around the whole concept). All the same, a nice bonus chapter, the second best chapter of them all (behind Chapter 3). Built in Strategy Guide- Very helpful, especially for puzzles. The SG contains a step by step solution for all puzzles. It also tells you where to find all the collectibles. Collectible Acorns (34)- These aren't like your average collectibles, because they actually have a purpose. You need all 34 to unlock one of the other bonus features in the game, Old Lady. Collectible Morphing Objects (11)- Bonus Chapter collectibles. Old Lady- Can only be accessed if all 34 acorns are collected. This is home to the famous 100-object HOS. Achievements Replay HOS (can be used to gain achievements) Replay Puzzles (can be used to gain achievements) Posters- these give character profiles for each character in the game. These have to be earn though. You have to build the posters before you can look at the characters. There are posters for Mysterious Stranger, Ethan, Villain, Alan, Hamster, Tree of Fears, Heart of the Nightmare and Nightmare Creature. Wallpapers Music Concepts- This gives details on how some of the locations in the game were created. There are 6. WHICH IS THE BETTER BUY? The CE, by far, is the much better buy. I never buy CE's because I don't see it being worth the extra money, but when someone puts as much effort in to a CE as MadHead have, you really have to buy it. There are so many extras here, much more than the average CE. The CE is definitely value for money, not just achievements and collectibles like most CE's. Overall, this is an outstanding game. It really is. I'm so glad I got the CE. I can guarantee I'll be playing this again and again, and I'll guarantee you'll love it if you haven't played it already! January 9, 2014
Great Game, Excellent Story! Rating: 4.8 This was a great game, I definitely recommend it. I bought it because this game's developer (Mad Head Games) also made 'Nevertales: The Beauty Within' which is the best game I've ever played. The developers did an excellent job with this game too. It was a long, fun, well-written game with an engaging story where I cared about the characters and how their predicaments were to be resolved. It wasn't as good as 'Nevertales' due to a couple of annoyances and it lacked the huge variety of HO types, mini-games and innovative locations compared to 'Nevertales,' but it was still a great game! Really liked: -- Story and characters -- Interesting little movies that provided the back story for the game, but they required a lot of computer memory -- Long length -- Customizable Difficulty level -- Interactive map showing uncompleted objectives -- Decent variety of HO types -- Most of the mini games were innovative, very easy and fun -- Excellent graphics and music Didn't like: -- The little movies in the game required a LOT of memory and wouldn't play on my laptop. Luckily, the game was good enough that I didn't mind starting the game over on my desktop at home where the movies ran fine. -- All of the games up until the last few minutes were extremely easy. Which is fine, the game moves very quickly because of that. However, right at the end, 2 or 3 games were ridiculously hard. It was jarring and irritating. I rarely Skip, but I skipped these in annoyance. -- The end was okay, but needed a 30-second scene to nicely wrap things up. I don't understand why developers do that. After writing an excellent story and getting the gamers wrapped up in it, the developers skimp on the ending and the gamer is left unsatisfied after enjoying hours of play. There must be a reason because so many games have the same problem. Overall, this is a great game and I look forward to playing more games from this quality developer. January 15, 2014
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
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
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
Fun! Visually beautiful game. The hog scenes were original and unique. Puzzles were not all that challenging but still fun. June 17, 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
A brilliantly conceived and executed game! I have the standard, not CE, edition and I still got to collect acorns while playing. The story line was very unusual, the scenes were quite varied in style, tone and color, and the (for me) most impressive part of the game was that it was just that--a game with games within other games. HO scenes were always interactive and many times a mini-game had to be played to unlock another mini-game in order to unlock a 3rd mini-game. Most of the games were not too difficult, some were amusing, all were a bit unusual. And yet the story progressed logically (if one accepts the premise that trees talk and some hate us). IMHO, this is one of the most creative, unusual, and fun games out there. February 14, 2014
Really good game! Excellent game. Storyline is really great. Most times, I will loose story while playing, but not this one. It holds your interest well! Bits and pieces are added, as you progress which makes it very interesting. (I'm still wondering, who the stranger really is?) I'm not a HO fan, but these were very good, great variety and so different. The puzzles were great, makes you use your wits trying to figure out what to do! I worked at this! This was lots of fun and very challenging to me. I really enjoyed it. And it is not short!!! Good length! January 26, 2014
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The lighthouse fails and darkness invades Willow Ridge. Your husband runs into the forest for answers, unaware of the shadow hunting him.

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