Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren's Call Collector's Edition
Second Game as Good as the First
I played The Siren's Call after completing The Cursed Heart and was delighted that the second game was equally enjoyable. The graphics, music, and story were excellent. I admit that the story did not grab me quite as much as the first, but it was still a good tale. This is a very easy game with variations on the HOS screens and Mah Jong as an alternative. Maps are provided which minimize the backtracking to use items in previously visited locations. This is the first 'Collector's edition' game I've purchased and I remain neutral. I don't care about the 'extras' and the additional game chapter did not add much to the overall story - it is simply one more errand with a lot of collecting. I think that I would have been equally pleased if I could have purchased the Standard Edition.
Nightmares of the Deep are two games that I would highly recommend!
August 13, 2013
Loved this game. Followed the previous game called Nightmares from the Deep: Cursed Heart. Flow of the game was excellent. Music and sound great. The ambionce was like Reese Peanut Butter Cups, if you like chocolate and PB.
August 11, 2013
This game has it all. Three different collectables including one morphing, beautiful graphics, achievements, detailed storyline, a jump map and a great length. Like the first game, I loved this one. I loved the treasure chest and it's goblin guardian. I liked how he told you more of the story for gold coins. And the story was front and center the entire game. It starts out with lots of drama and suspense and for the most part maintains it well throughout. I really liked mixing the sleeping potion for the guard who should " go wench himself" . Lol nice touch. A really good mix of HO scenes, adventure play and mini games. Don't miss this one. It's well worth your time and money.
August 11, 2013
ENTERTAINING AND FUN
Help Sara find out what is turning the citizens of a little fishing town into sea creatures after she's attacked (does every delivery man come with weapons and fighting ability?). There's lots to do and places to explore. Quite a few lengthy cutscenes. Voice-overs are very well done and don't sound contrived, although you can turn them off.
Graphics are beautifully detailed and storyline is well conceived. Lots of achievements in the CE, like morphing parrots, hidden octopi, finding seahorses, and various achievements for playing the HOS and meeting game milestones. If you like these, the CE is probably the way to go, since there are so many of them. In addition, there are the normal CE bonus game, soundtrack and cutscenes. You'll also like the puzzles, which are not too difficult. Very good production values.
July 25, 2013
An interesting and different story line!
I have the first game and really enjoyed that one, so was excited to see this one come along. Graphics and game play are very nice. Music is relaxing and sound FX are excellent. Quite appropriate for what is happening at the time. HOGs are a combo of standard item search and silhouette, and can be switched to majong if you prefer. Games are quite simple so far.
Nice voice overs. Setting and story are different and nicely done. I always demo in casual mode to get a feel for the game. This one really doesn't hold your hand like so many others do. Yes, the sparkles do show for the HOGs, but the rest is up to you. Nice hint system, very helpful and fairly fast recovery. Nice SG, except that the graphics are a bit fuzzy on most of the pages that I saw.
There are items to find and achievements to complete, which keeps the story moving and more interesting. The game is not extremely challenging, but enough to keep my interest, and it was fun. Everyone has turned into a fish, or something from the sea. Can't tell if the "bad guy" is suppose to be a shark or a dolphin...sort of looks like the shark in "Sharks Tale." Anyway, I will purchase this game, as I have the need to see where it is going. I'm just not sure I'm going to get the CE or wait for the SE. Tired of paying extra for stuff I don't really want or need for the game.
As I have stated many times before, I do not give 5 stars easily. A game has to be exceptional in all aspects of the game and this one is no exception. This is a very nice game and I believe it will appeal to all levels of players.
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may not care for this one at all. Thanks for the reviews.
July 25, 2013
Review of completed game
Nice sequel to The Cursed Heart. You must save a mermaid from an evil mayor of a town which has been cursed by Davy Jones. Help her lover in the battle to save her from the mayor's clutches!
Main points to note:
- Three modes of difficulty (can be changed in game)
- Clear and colorful graphics
- Good voice-overs, however one person did the voice of about 4 different characters which was unrealistic in my view)
- Map showing available actions
- Lockable inventory (important to me!)
- Some new and fun mini-games, not too difficult
- Fun HOS but too many in my opinion
- Too many cut-scenes (interrupted gameplay too much)
- Nice amount of Collectables and Achievements (19 octopi, 18 parrots, 7 seahorses - each has a different way of collecting, i.e. parrots were morphing, seahorses were hidden and you had to perform an action for them to appear - nice touch!)
- Average length, found the Bonus chapter very short though.
All in all, a good fun game, and the story was left open again for another possible sequel!?
August 10, 2013
Review based on playing hardest mode:
This game has good HOS, interesting puzzles (but not very hard).
Collectibles rank 5 stars as there are different types and they aren't just there for the taking.......
What made me rank this a 4 (instead of 5) was the black box comments. Even on the hardest mode: you click on a barrel, and the black box comment says "I need a hammer and a chisel to open this". Really? Let me find that out for myself! I had to not read the black box comments to make this game even somewhat challenging.
Otherwise, it is good that the HOS aren't marked in any way (hardest mode) and you do have to decide where to go next.
The game is a length well worth the CE price. The bonus scene is mainly setting up the sequel, you don't need it to enjoy the main game.
I turned off the voiceovers and music from the beginning,can't comment on those. I hate voiceovers, they are either annoying overdone or ridiculously bad, so glad for that feature.
October 5, 2013
Really exciting first hour
One of the best openings I've seen in a long time. Very exciting! Almost feels like a movie. There are a lot of cutscenes that you have to sit through. The hidden objects scenes are new and very cool.
September 23, 2013
Couldn't Quit Playing
I downloaded this game early this evening and just finished it. I didn't want to quit playing even though it's now 1:35 in the morning.
There are three difficulty levels. I chose the intermediate. I didn't care for the morphing objects or whatever they meant them to be. You could find golden octopus, parrots or seahorses. I missed the majority of them. I'm not sure if it's the way they were presented in the game or if I was just engrossed in the story line.
The description of the game is a little misleading. The heroine doesn't really go up against Davy Jones in this sequel. She is fighting against people who made a pact with Davy.
The story line was your typical "Stop the bad guy before it's too late." but there was enough different in the story line to keep it interesting. There were at least 3 different types of hidden object scenes, multiple puzzles and tasks.
The graphics were nice. I turned the music off because it got on my nerves early in the game.
They left it open for a 3rd installment and I hope they make one soon. I really enjoyed this.
August 31, 2013
Intermediate @ best
The story and graphics are @ their best, and keeps this game afloat BUT... It is so easy to play, I would recommend this game to beginners. The map is a great way 2 backtrack. Different HO's keep this part of the game interesting. There are plenty of achievements to look 4 as well, such as morphing parrots, uncovering seahorses. The list of things to find are in your achievements on the main menu. Plz. post ur fav. game, so that others can chk it out as I do. ty
game on gamers
August 12, 2013