Final Cut: Encore Collector's Edition
Everything I wished in a game
Wow, I played till the morning and never regret that I missed my sleep
This is the game which will suit different players ?cas the level of challenge varies form outright easy to enormously challenging. You can even switch to HO or match 3 whatever you like. You will be always busy ? there are lots of items to spot and collect. So cool!
Besides I love the realistic artwork from this dev coupled with an exciting storyline.
Final Cut: Encore stands out of the crowd and deserves the title of a CE trend-setter.
September 15, 2013
Hidden Object / puzzles game
Just played Final Cuts: Death on a Silver Screen and then this game as follow up. Both are some of the best of these HO games that I have played in awhile. Rarely put in reviews but this game was worth it - definitely worth buying both.
August 10, 2013
A Very Worthy Sequel!
Loved this game as much as the original Final Cut, if not more! I enjoy hidden objects scenes, but I liked having the option of playing match 3 too. I loved that there were 3 different difficulty levels. The bonus game was well thought out. I can't wait for Final Cut 3!
August 4, 2013
Good game, like the storyline continuation and the changing scenes, Good job Guys!!
July 11, 2013
Even better than the first
I have eagerly awaited this sequel and it was everything I imagined and more!
July 30, 2013
First Collector's Edition - worth it
I loved the first game in this series. This one was even better. I am looking forward to the next chapter.
October 17, 2013
I loved this game
This game has it all--best I have played in a while-good graphics, good voiceovers, good HO, good puzzles, not too hard. The one guy reminded me of the 'smoking man' on X-Files. Played the CE and it was worth the price for sure. If you do the CE, the Secret Epix Game Play is wonderful also.
October 3, 2013
Based on SE. Normally sequels don't justify the higher SE price. (of course lately no SE seems to be worth the price.) But i have to admit this one is awesome. It has a little bit of everything. Wonderfully long as in the first Final Cut. Morphing objects, clovers to locate,film strips to find aand match 3 just for the fun. This one takes time but the interactive map is a help. There are no particularly hard puzzles to complete, but based on length of play and everything you need to do to totally complete the game this one is a winner (and I didn't have to pay full price due to by one get one)
August 27, 2013
A quality CE worth buying!
A good follow on from the devs first 'Final Cut' CE. I'm playing hardest mode because the other two modes have sparkles, and I loathe them. In this mode the hint and skip recharge at a reasonable rate. There is a journal with tasks, and a map. But found the map pretty useless as although you can jump scene to scene, doesn't tell you where there are active tasks to complete.
The cut scenes and VOs are excellent. HO scenes a bit basic and barely interactive, and maybe a few too many of them. Option of a M3 instead, but I couldn't fathom out what the objective was, so stuck with HOS.
Puzzles a bit bog standard in type (jigsaw, turn all the lights on or off etc) and fairly easy.
Played about 3 hours of the game, and enjoyed it. There are 12 morphing things, and I've only found one (by accident). Various other achievements pop up from time to time such as playing HO scene or completing puzzles without using a hint or skip...
I wasn't overly enthusiastic about the first FC game, and actually prefer this game.
Only criticism is that there's not really enough to do in each scene; maybe 3 things in a big room with lots of objects.
Certainly has you using your brain, and in the mode I'm playing not a lot of hand holding which makes a refreshing change!
July 11, 2013
NOT a Fantastic Sequel but Playable!
Looks like the Final Cut isn't so final. A good sequel to an interesting story involving mind control, a Psysho half-sister who has apparently escaped and two siblings who are trapped in an army base that morphs into a film set. What is real and what is a hallucination seems to be your biggest obstical. A close family friend apparently betrays you and once again you must find out who is behind the initial plot of stealing the mind control film projector invented by your father.
Graphics could have been set at a higher resolution as they are somewhat blurred at times. However live actors are used which make it interesting and voice-overs are well played out. Ambient sounds and music set the tone of the game and adds suspense to your gameplay.
Main Menu offers three play modes to choose from ( no sparkles at all) which can be changed during gameplay and features include a journal and a map that allows you to travel and indicates progress. I especially liked the map as it is animated and you can actually look into buildings and see rooms. Well done!
These developers get better with each game and they also work at holding your attention with extras like morphing objects, collectables and achievements which is a plus in my book. HO scenes are crowded and slightly interactive, unfortunately graphics could also have been better. Mini-games are relatively easy during the demo and I do hope that they get more challenging along the way.
I recall that the previous installments were quite challenging with intricate mini-games that really were fun to play. Unfortunately I have yet to see this in this version. I liked the Final Cut series because I really enjoyed the storyline which is original as well as the gameplay. Unfortuantely I feel mildly dissapointed with this latest installment. Firstly the game crashed on me three times during the demo which is not always a good sign, second the graphics seems to be somewhat iffy at times and the High Definititon graphics did not work on my computor. Also gamepplay was not as challenging as I would have liked it to be. Nevertheless, I am interested to see the story come to an end and solve the mystery. As alway, I think the Developers did a good job and I do applaud them for their originality with some features like the map.
It looks like Final Cut will be added to my CE collection but I still think it could have been better.
July 11, 2013