League of Light: Dark Omens Collector's Edition
Not very challenging, but very nice game!
Okay, how many games does that creepy gremlin guy have to be in? He really doesn't add anything to the game, at least not during the demo. There are plenty of other things to keep you busy in this one and they are a lot more fun.
Very nice graphics and game play. I liked the music, which is unusual for me, very soothing. Games were the usual, not difficult and could be skipped without penalty. Hint system very helpful and fills quickly. Nice SG...easy to follow. Very nice jump map (always a plus when you have to return to scenes#. There is some running back and forth, but not so much that you need another pair of tennis shoes. HOGS are clean and clear. Find an item and then use it to find the next one. Haven't played the entire game, so don't know if they change it up or just leave the HOGs are is. There are not very many items to find in any of the HOGs either.
As usual, do not care for the fact that all chapters are not listed in the demo, so can't even guess how long or short the game may be. Demo ended much too quickly...still had 29 minutes of play, so may not be a very long game #however, I have been wrong before).
Voice overs are well done and appropriate for the setting and scenery. You need to find 34 owls, which are not difficult to see. You just have to remember to look for them. Also some scrolls to find that add to the story, which you are filled in on along the way. This was not a very challenging game, but it was a nice one. With the special this weekend, I think I will need to get this one and another that has been swimming around in my puddle for a while. Yes, still trying not to buy CE games, but a 2 for 1 special makes it a good buy.
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may not care fo this one at all. Thanks for the reviews.
July 20, 2013
Vanquish the evil Dark Lord and have fun doing it!
Based on demo.
Yes, once again you get to vanquish evil in the form of a Dark Lord---and it works! It's okay to have a familiar storyline if it is well done. And this is well done.
Great art work, achievements to earn, map, nice VOs and cut scenes. The HOSs are sequential/interactive and of medium difficulty. The puzzles are also of medium difficulty.
You are in the 1800's and a new member of an order dedicated to light and defeating the dark side. You get sent to help a village where the once defeated Dark Lord appears to be making a comeback. When you arrive, a young woman is kidnapped by a flying, ugly creature and taken to the looming, Dark Lord's castle. And now the game is on! Rescue the damsel and defeat the evil forces! This always works for me---it's fun!
July 20, 2013
Good Game! Good Purchase!
A fun game to play. I enjoyed the graphics and the music. Artwork was excellent and the voice overs were very well done. The ho's were fun (could have had more for me!) the other puzzles were not extremely hard but just enough to be interesting. I enjoyed playing this one and look forward to more from this group of talented people. Thank you.
July 23, 2013
Very Interesting and Fun Game
I enjoyed this game very much. I did not quite get the full free hour, the game was cut short by about 20 minutes. The story line is about par but still nice. The graphics were very good as was the voice overs. I tried the hint button and it refilled quickly, the map is very easy to use. I like how they did the map for finding your way around. Although the puzzles are not a great challenge, I enjoyed them. The game is very relaxing and fun. I did not find it frustrating at all nor did I have any glitches (so far). I think the game is worth the CE price and I will it.
July 20, 2013
Fairly good Game
Story line was good. Characters great. Lots to do. Interactive map. Puzzles were simple. Makes for a nice easy breezy game. Not my favorite, but would buy it.
August 8, 2013
Maria Glorum has done a great job with this game. There are 22 achievements, 34 hidden owls, 11 scrolls and frescos to collect along with the normal stuff they offer. You can also answer a question about the game to get one of the achievements. There is an excellent interactive map and the strategy guide is your normal type. The strategy guide only showed 2 chapters so have no idea how long the game actually is.
The hidden objects were all interactive (must do this to get that) and the mini games were fairly simple. I enjoyed the visual but did not have a lot of sound.
The storyline begins with you becoming a member of the League of LIght and immediately sent on your first assignment. You must rescue the Penelope from the Dark Lord's castle which has been seen with increased activity. There is the monster and a nasty little dwarf.
I enjoyed the game and was actually surprised that I finished the demo (a rare occurrence for me) and did not skip anything. The storyline was good, but unfortunately the game froze up on me a couple of times and had to close game and go back to it.
July 22, 2013
Evil Strikes Again
The HOS are a bit different, they have been of the find this, use it to find that variety. The hints are helpful. The SG is straightforward.
The atmosphere is middle of the winter, snow, crunching snow, wind, absolutely perfect for playing in a heatwave !
Creepy music, winged beings, banshees, all add a dark feeling.
This one is MINE, ALL MINE, MUWHAAHAA (evil laugh)
July 20, 2013
A great hidden object game
Loved the game play and finding all the owls. Have played it through twice already and am thinking of playing it through again. Great game.
August 21, 2013
If there were no sparkles in Hard Core...
...this would be a 5-star game. I really enjoyed the story, the art and going after the achievements. But every time I was given a clue where to look while in hard core mode, I was turned off.
I recommend it for beginners, not experts.
June 7, 2014
Good for a SE game.
It's not a bad game, it's just for a CE game it's not up to the normal standards, at least for advanced players. Like I said it is like a good SE game. Although with the sale if you have bought all of the other CE games, you may get this, but if you have other choices I suggest you use it on them. I found myself getting bored.
Once again you are fighting evil, as a member of the League of Light. I turn off the music so I can not comment on it, but the voices are good. It starts off with a clip of you in front of the League getting your first assignment. You are sent to Sorrow's Well in the Black Mountains to speak with Elton Finch, the leader of the village. A beast has come from the Dark Lord's Castle. As soon as you get their Finch's "beautiful" daughter is kidnapped by the flying beast. You ride off to save her.
There are 1) 3 modes of play Casual, Advanced, & Hardcore
2) HO scenes vary from 5-8 silhouette items that
you find one object & use it on another
3) Puzzles seem to be pretty simple
4) There are owls to find throughout, but they are
very plainly visible
5) Map is interactive
6) There are 10 achievements, but they are pretty
bad, like one is for watching the credits, and
you have to answer a Very simple multiple
choice question to get another
7) The other "Extras" are Wallpaper, Concept art,
I'm sorry I could not figure out how many chapters, but I'm guessing since there are 34 owls to get in the whole game, I'm saying there are 6-7 chapters. The SG only shows 2 chapters and it does NOT show a BONUS CHAPTER anywhere that I could see! Not a bad game, but not worth a CE rating. Definitely worth trying the demo though, but I personally am waiting for the SE.
July 20, 2013