Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren's Call Collector's Edition
Kitty's Thoughts: Why am I involved again?
This is based on playing the game for a full hour. Be warned. I never played the earlier series, but for some reason this one caught my interest. Maybe it's because I love sirens as much as mermaids. Overall, Let's get started with the Storyline. I bet you guys are drowning in thought about that.
Alright, your a museum expert at topics like Davy Jones and other sea legendary things like defeating him. However, a mysterious guy you never knew comes to your door with a package only you can open..... suspicious.... Well, you decided to help the guy regardless that you have no idea who he is or not even any relations. However, when you finally opened the box to see the artifact.... things went down. You get attacked by shark-like henchmen, you get dragged on a boat with a fish man, and you get to.... wait a minute.... aren't I just a museum girl who's only an expert! Now, for some reason I have to save the siren from this corrupted mayor. Well, there's your basic story. Not the best nor the strongest. I mean it's a predictable plot, but hopefully there's a twist. However, do not quote me on that.
Alright, next on the market is the level of challenge. I had to say, the puzzles in this game is very light challenging. I find myself zipping through the puzzles quickly solving every last one. So far, I hadn't skipped not one. Just skipping any puzzle will insults one's intelligent. They are that easy. However, if you want more of a stress free puzzling with hidden objects. This is probably the game for you. However, die hard puzzle fans maybe disappointed. However, I think the more creative ones I like the most are the puzzles that's mixed with hidden objects. I had to say. They did a well done job with it.... Unfortunately, I was disappointed that there were not more of those creative puzzles/hidden objects.
So far, I would like to touch on the Visual and sounds. I had to say the Sounds was epic, and the Visuals itself was well done moving from one place to the next. However, I sometimes question the animation which is the reason I gave it a good. There were times where the animated character sticks out too much from everything. Even in the cutscene where the siren is kidnapped by the Kraken for some reason just looks odd. Regardless of those few factors, the overall thing I find amazing in this game is fun.
This game actually pulled me in for a whole hour, from trying to piece together the story to trying to follow the carriage and the obstacles that stopped you. I also like the fact that you can choose between doing the hidden object game or doing mahjongg which adds interesting gameplay. You can play all mahjongg, play all hidden objects, or mixed. It's like they're trying to please both the puzzle people and the hidden object loves which I give Fun Factor the highest.
Overall I liked the game. However, I was debating between giving it a 3 or a 4. It's not an entirely bad game at all Lowest I would possibly give it is a 3 because there could of been more done to it. It wasn't there. In the end, I think this game maybe a bit too hyped up for it's own good from others. It's good, but not great. There are better games. Overall, I will still recommend it. I don't see much of the advantage of the collector edition. I might wait til it comes out on Standard edition or when collector edition is on sale.
Well, I hope you like this review.
July 26, 2013
Great graphics but too quick to finish
I enjoyed this game as the storyline and atmosphere were good but the HO's were too simple as were the puzzles.
Sorry but for the price I do expect more.
July 27, 2013
Glad I didn't pay full price, nice graphics but
There was too much running around in circles, and too much talking about what was going on....I would have rather had more new game play.....i.e. variety of mini-games....I don't know this game just didn't thrill me....
August 16, 2013
Too much Audio/Interaction Chats with Others
I gave this a 2 only because I know some like all that interaction. I spent 50 minutes on the Trial & kept thinking all those Chats would end. They didn't.
As for the HOGS & mini-games, I can't remember too much because there was just too much interaction / chats with others.
August 11, 2013
No, this game is not for me although it is touch friendly. I got bored with all the silly little actions. Sorry BFG
July 25, 2013
this game is weird big fish hasn't had any good game on in a very long time glad I'm not a member of this club the games are boring and very weird enough outside the world is this how we act in real life afraid so the story lines make no sense and you don't finish before you have to go on they can keep it I wouldn't let my child play this game
July 26, 2013