Final Cut: Encore Collector's Edition
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
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
A Good Old Thriller Just Right For A Rainy Day- Based on Demo
Reviewers Note: Level of Challenge for me is primarily based on HOS and Puzzles.
Well, Eipix has been making some pretty good games lately, and Final Cut: Encore is added to that list. I really enjoyed the trial, but, once again I will wait for the SE release.
The storyline is favourite kind and starts brilliantly, which is what first got me hooked. Then, near the end of the demo, there is another sick twist that leaves you desperately wanting more. The game uses live actors for the cutscenes, making it just like watching a movie.
The HOS are great. There was just the right amount for me. The HOS include extra step objects and I found them rather easy, allowing me to collect a number of HOS achievements. For those who do not want to play the HOS, there is an option of Match 3. This is very fun and also easy.
The puzzles were great. Eipix took all gamers in to account as some were easy and others a little harder. On Casual mode, the Skip recharges incredibly quickly for those who find the puzzles too hard or just can?t be bothered doing them. The Strategy Guide provides solutions for the puzzles, but only through screenshots.
The gameplay was nothing new to me, and I had no issues with getting stuck, which is a bonus. One thing that annoyed me though- You had to switch between 2 different ?worlds? to get things- something which really drives me insane in games.
Something that I found to be more useful than usual was the hint. The hint acts as an interactive map, so you don?t have to waste time backtracking or using a map. Well done to the developers on this.
The graphics are excellently done. The cutscenes use real actors, and at times it?s like watching a movie. Other than that, the HOS are done really well, as are other scenes in the game. Kudos to the developers for their extra effort.
The voice-overs are nothing special, but they were done well enough to make the game interesting. There is nothing really to comment on the voice-overs.
- Diary to keep track of events.
- Map. The map is interactive, although I did not use it as I had the hint.
- 3 modes of play- Casual, Challenging and Expert. I played Casual, as I always do when first playing a game.
- Hint and Skip- the hint and skip recharge incredibly quickly on casual and the hint is extremely useful outside HOS, acting as an interactive map.
- Strategy Guide (CE Exclusive)- Helped me solve a couple of puzzles.
- Achievements (CE Exclusive)
- Collectible film reels (CE Exclusive)
- Downloadable soundtrack and wallpapers (CE Exclusive- Bonus content)
- Bonus Chapter (CE Exclusive- Bonus Content)
- Concept Art (CE Exclusive- Bonus Content)
The demo is a solid 45 minutes and the game is packed full of CE Extras, but the file size is HUGE at 1.2GB. What?s with all the big games lately? If you have limited internet and/or computer space, I would advise waiting for the SE. If you like extras, take the CE. Either way, I recommend this game.
July 12, 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
Outstanding story is a continuation of Final Cut - Death on Silver Screen. You caring uncle and the circumstances certainly aren't what they seemed to be. Great graphics; voice overs are pretty good (could use a little more emotion). You have achievements and can play casual, challenging and expert modes. Difficulty can be changed during play. Journal includes your objectives and map. CE extras include the bonus games, movies, picture, HOS and puzzles.
HOS are nicely done - well-detailed and not too crowded. Includes an option to play Match 3 if you don't like HOS. Puzzles aren't too difficult. Gameplay is straightforward - you generally know what you have to do next. Carefully crafted environment. Very nice entertaining game.
July 11, 2013