Nearwood Collector's Edition
Not really Hidden Object.
Opening video stunning! Not really to my taste. No "proper" Hidden Object scenes - lots of quite easy puzzles though. the "helper" is a bit intrusive.
Recommending for graphics only.
August 21, 2013
Although I dont like "mother dies" motive, this game was quite interesting.
Played only 30 mins but I guess it's gonna be a buy. :)
August 9, 2013
Play the game, don't just look at the scenes
Review based on demo. Not too difficult puzzles. Beautiful graphics. Unobtrusive music. Like those little red eared cuties. All in all a fun game.
August 9, 2013
I absolutely love fantasy games, but this one tops most of the ones I've played. Really loved everything about this game!
January 17, 2015
Beautiful graphics, fun play
I won't go into describing the whole game play as it has already been done. However, I had to comment on how visually beautiful this game is. One of the most visually stunning games I've ever played. That aspect certainly added to the enjoyment of playing this game. I found the game itself on the easy side. That being said I play on Expert or Hardcore so it won't be easy for everyone. And I would still recommend to those who play on hardcore as there are a couple of challenging puzzles. I do wish the game was a little bit longer. Also, the cute creatures in the game won't be to everyone's liking. Overall though this is a high quality, fun game that I would recommend to every level player. At least play the demo to see if you like it.
August 31, 2013
Very short. Too much cutscreen stuff. Couldn't get it going faster...just a skip option. Shouldn't be a CE - just wasn't good enough. Bonus chapter even worse. Pretty, though!
August 8, 2013
Well, I normally never read the reviews before I buy because it sways me. I did read them and I bought it. Other than finding the "cute critter" extras..I find very little "common sense" in this game. Just why would one think to put a glowing ember into some plant dangling over a well?? What "logic" is there to toss an arrow at a "huge pillar?" I get so aggravated when there is a common sense article one would use..where is the thinking process??
One the very plus side...the graphics are spell binding...enough to draw you in immediately, it is beautifully done..i just wish it were more on a common sense level. Sorry!
August 10, 2013
Better for the younger set
The artwork was the hit of the show. I don't play with music so I cannot comment there. The games were nothing new; I cannot remember a puzzle in this game that I have not played in another game.
I prefer the less dark stories but this was not one of my favorites. The characters and plot were for the young.
August 13, 2013
Too much dialog and smoke!
Because of the mixed reviews I had to try this one for myself. The graphics are beautiful, the music is soothing and the storyline is probably good but unfortunately there is just far too much dialog that you can't click through - you can skip it if you choose. I didn't make it far into the demo because it moved entirely too slow for me. There were constant cut scenes where the evil black smoke moved through, the little helper guy talked ALOT and I thought having to find the snoop-sees (or whatever they were called) was a little childish. Just not for me.
August 8, 2013
Great show, not so great game
I purchased this with the COLLECTOR special after having played the demo. I now wish I hadn't. The graphics and story are truly a pleasure, but not being able to "hasten" the dialogue along without skipping it gets tiring after a while. Also, the interactive map is not very descriptive and has a time reload restriction. The puzzles are simple to mediocre. All this also applies to the bonus chapter. This may be worth a SE, but not a good CE.
August 11, 2013