League of Light: Dark Omens Collector's Edition
What in the heck is a Smoggle?
This was a very interesting game with many things to uncover and experience. The League of Light has called upon you, their newest member, to help the citizens of Sorrow's Well. Someone or something is skulking around the distant castle, possibly trying to resurrect the evil that once dwelled there.
~ Plenty of Achievements, bestiary scrolls, owls and other hidden items to find and collect
~ Castle Map keeps track of where you are, where you need to be, where you've been and if you've uncovered the hidden owls
~ Awesome graphics & Sounds
~ Cut scenes with back story and bestiary scrolls with useful information
July 21, 2013
This was great time from start to finish. The storyline flowed and the games tied in very well. I highly recommend this game.
July 2, 2014
League of Light - Dark Omens
Very nice game for every thing, just for me aliitle two muche HO. But story, concept art, video and music are great
July 20, 2013
LEAGUE OF LIGHT DARK OMENS
Very good very interesting history
July 20, 2013
A True 5 Star Game!
Review of Completed Game Plus Bonus Chapter...
WOW this is an amazing game! Long, great storyline, great visuals/sound, great CE bling! A real winner! Let's see why...
There are 11 chapters plus the bonus. The bonus chapter took me over an hour and the whole game took me approximately 6 hours (sans bonus) and I skipped a couple puzzles so well worth the money. There are 34 owls to collect, 11 scrolls that advance the storyline, achievements. I found that even though the game ended with an satisfactory ending that the bonus chapter is NEEDED to finish the storyline. It picks off exactly where the game ends and even though the first couple scenes are in places you have already been, the rest of it are completely new areas and lots of them. I usually skip bonus chapters because they are mostly time fillers with too many hidden object scenes just to take up time BUT this one is a true gem because it plays just like the main game. It had a different feeling than the main game but still tied into the storyline and closed up all the loose ends I had when the main game ended but it also wasn't boring or predictable. I actually finished it and enjoyed it so kudos for that.
The hidden object scenes varied between the regular interactive, move the object to get the real object and the kind where you see the item and using it opens up a chest and you get another item which does the same until you get the special item and you can advance. Puzzles were the usual we see but also some innovative concepts upon those. I found that some of the puzzles were rather easy but some were harder but none were so annoying I could not do them. The puzzles I skipped were in the bonus chapter because like I said I get burned out by then and even though I enjoyed this one more than the usual fare, I still didn't feel like doing all the puzzles they had. But good variety developers!
The map shows where there is something to do and also where you still need to find owls if you happen to miss but they are so in your face, I found it was hard not to find them. The map helps with the back and forth aspect but even without it, I did not feel like I went back and forth too much unlike some other games I have played lately.
The music, voiceovers and graphics were spot on. The music blended nicely with the game and wasn't too obtrusive nor too boring. The graphics were superb as you could see everything and there were no items in the hidden object scenes that I couldn't make out. Also, the voiceovers and the story telling scenes were done very well. I found that this story line was really compelling.
The only weird thing was that the little creature you are following around trying to bring down looks a lot like that little creepy guy from the Haunted Legends games by ERS except this guy talks and is pretty funny. The game also has some clever things it says on the top although I hope in the next offering there is an option to turn off black bar tips but keep the quips.
Great Game developers, I look forward to more!
October 21, 2014
A worthy Collector?s Edition!! :)
Story is wellknown: Good against Evil, Light against Darkness?
Graphics are really welldone drawn! Cutscenes are marvelous and the characters are very good animated with nice voice-overs/ lip sync.
9 chapters plus bonus. 3 modes to choose from, Strategy-Guide doesn?t follow your progress, you may lock the inventory, direction giving hint, map shows available action and allows you to jump, most of the found intems are used soon! Very detailed journal with beastiary and play-time. Extras: 34 hidden owls, 11 scrolls and lots of achievements!!
Lots of hidden-object-scenes! Interactive silhouette-HOS and slightly interactive from list, some played twice. Very interesting minigames, some new, but all not too challenging, very good to solve!
Yes, this really is a recommendable Collector?s Edition!! :)
July 20, 2013
Very happy I took the time to try this game!
I wasn't going to try this game, but did on a whim and am very happy I did.
You are the newest inductee to the League of Light, and have been sent to investigate strange goings on at the Dark Lord's castle. When you arrive at the village, the village leader's daughter is snatched from her bed by an evil winged creature, and carried off to the to Dark Lord's castle. Your mission is to rescue the girl and solve the mystery of the lights.
-3 levels of play
-interactive HO but no lists as far as the demo would let me play. Instead, you must find silhouetted items and use them to find other objects. One of my favourite styles of HOS.
-music and voices well done
-storyline, not a new one, but extremely well done, and actually made me jump a few times, although I won't say where!
-interactive map that shows objectives and will transport you.
-puzzles were a little on the easy side, but I was playing the casual level because I wanted to get as far as I could into the game.
My only negative would be that I played the entire demo in only half an hour, without using any hints, so this might be a short game.
Because I had 2 credits, and this is a BOGO weekend, I bought the game, and another CE, and got it all for nothing.
Did I mention I love Big Fish Games?
July 20, 2013
Yet Another Nice And Relaxing Game I Enjoyed This - Review Of Completed Game
Story: You take on the role of a detective and have been chosen as the newest member of The Order of Light and must travel to Sorrow's Well to meet with the town elder Elton Finch to save his daughter Penelope who has been kidnapped by the Dark Lord.
9 CHAPTERS: Bonus review at the bottom.
WIDESCREEN: Filled my monitor just fine. No tech issues.
There is voice overs.
There is a journal but I didn't pay any attention to this and didn't need it for any of the puzzles.
3 PLAY MODES:
CASUAL: Has sparkles, fast refill for hints and skips. Has a transporter map that shows all locations and active tasks.
ADVANCED: Has no sparkles, longer refills, and the map "shows active tasks after you use a hint." I'm not sure what this means, since the active tasks are marked when you open the map? This is transporter.
HARDCORE: Has no hints, no skips, no sparkles, no map indicators.
I played Advance mode. I can't comment on its helpfulness outside of HOS as I didn't use it.
HOS: There are two different kinds.
SILHOUETTE: You have to find the objects at the bottom. Finding one will lead you to another as you have to place them back into the scene. Very interactive here.
WORD LIST: The ones in a different color are the interactive ones.
There's also like a "mini-game" puzzle in some of these. I had no problem here. Didn't need to use the hint.
PUZZLES:The usual run of the mill found in many games. I didn't come across anything new. Most are repeated throughout the game but I found most of them doable. I did skip a couple of these. The skip seemed pretty quick for me. There is also an info button to get directions on the puzzles and some have a reset button.
The main game here for me didn't come to a satisfactory conclusion as I felt the bonus chapter was needed.
MAIN GAME LENGTH: Close to 6 hours for me but I really took my time on this. I poked along to stop and smell the roses so to speak.
This seemed to be a completely different story to me but there was some stuff in it to complete the main game. This is also all new areas. Still have your transporter map if needed. I liked the balance of HOS, puzzles and traveling back/forth. I enjoyed this with the exception of needing it to complete the main game.
BONUS CHAPTER LENGTH: 1 1/2 hours but once again I poked along here.
STRATEGY GUIDE: Pages 1-50 is main game 51-68 is bonus chapter.
34 OWLS and 11 BESTIARY SCROLLS to find.
FRESCO PARTS, which can be put together if you find them all.
ACHIEVEMENTS which includes 20 trivial questions about the game which I thought was pretty neat as I've never seen this before.
I must say I was hesitant to download this but thought I'd give it a whirl and so glad I dd as I was hooked from the get go and held my interest to the very end.
I thought the graphics and especially the comic style art work for the cut scenes which told further back story to the story being told was just awesome. I also liked the characters and the voice overs a well done here.
While the game play overall wasn't very challenging as the inventory was pretty much used right away or I didn't have to travel too far to use it I still enjoyed a lot especially the HOS scenes and the puzzles while I'm not a fan of these for me were doable, I still found this a lot to do and places to go.
Overall a 4 stars from me and the reason I knocked this down a star is because I felt the bonus chapter was needed to complete the main game and while there were no sparkles on the Advance mode but there were still black bar tips. Please do future games where I can chose to have no sparkles/black bar tips and keep the hint and skip available in case needed.
Thanks Big Fish for the buy 1 get one sale this weekend and to the developer here for an overall very good game.
As always, give it a whirl and decide for yourself.
July 20, 2013
Oh No, - The Dark Lord Rises
League of Light begins with an excellent cutscene as you become a member of the League of Light. Your first assignment as a detective of the order is to journey to the village of Sorrow?s Well to investigate reports of a demonic beast that has been seen flying in the sky above the ?Dark Lord?s? castle. It is thought that henchmen of the Dark Lord are now trying to resurrect him after his defeat at the hands of local villagers a hundred years ago. The local village?s leader Elton Finch, fears that the Dark Lord will seek retribution against his family since they played a major role in defeating the Dark Lord. After you arrive in Sorrow?s Well the demonic beast kidnaps Elton?s daughter so now you have to save the fair maiden as well as investigate what is going on at the castle. Good luck on your quest ? the order is counting on you to determine what evil is afoot in the castle and prevent it from being unleashed.
As far as the technical aspects go we have great graphics and excellent voiceovers where those speaking actually move their lips in sync with the sound. Kudos to the developer for going the extra mile instead of just having a story told while the actors stand there looking mute. I know it is a minor complaint but with today?s technology there is no reason that a developer should overlook the realism of having lip movements.
Right before you set off on your journey to the castle, Elton gives you a map that is interactive and shows where there are objectives to be accomplished. On the lower left of your screen you have a diary that keeps track of the story as it progresses.
The iHOS are silhouette type but the objects have some greyscale color so it is easier to determine what we need to find. I didn?t find that we are inundated with constant HOS so the game plays more like an adventure. Unfortunately, I didn?t find as many puzzles as I like in a HOPA game. Puzzles are what make the game worthwhile and they do break up the monotony of wandering around and looking through junk piles. That being said, the puzzles I did encounter were very good and a lot of fun with a medium level of challenge.
Throughout the game we have to collect 34 owls some of them are moving while others are stationary. We also can earn 20 achievements as we play the game but aside from that there doesn?t seem to be much else in the way of CE content. Had it not been for the BOGO sale this weekend, I may have passed on the CE.
This is another of those stories involving dark forces and the struggle of good against evil. I don?t object to the storyline as it seems well done in League of Light but I do get a bit weary of the ?dark? themed games. Still, the game is very beautiful with gorgeous wintery scenes and has a lot to offer visually. Some may wish to wait for the SE but I recommend you at least demo the CE to see if it is a keeper for you.
July 20, 2013
Very good HOPA, but...
I personally think the game is good, but not great, 4 stars.
I'll try to explain why I think so.
This game has everything to play with a pleasure: nice graphics, good sound and voiceovers, interactive HOS and map, cute puzzles, a lot of cutscenes...
BUT! The storyline is tooooooo familiar. All this we have seen, and, more than once!
I want something fresh, some new ideas in the storyline. And we see a hackneyed plot that is easy to predict. A little after playing this game I was bored. I think the storyline is the weakest point in this game. But if you have not played a lot in these games, then you'll love this game. Technically, she's done very well.
A few words about the mini-games.
It seemed to me that they are too simple. Almost all of the puzzles are solved in a minute, and sometimes less. Although playing them quite interesting.
And more, the light in the castle turns off periodically, I was very annoyed!
I think it is a bug.
Despite this, the game is very good. And I recommend it ;)
July 26, 2013