Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair Collector's Edition
Not the Greatest HO Game
This is the first time I've played any game in the Echoes of the Past series and I didn't even know it was a series until reading the comments before submitting this one.
Anyway, as a frequent HO game player I found this one to be rather lengthy with A LOT of backtracking, not so great graphics, and cheesy storyline. On the plus side, it did have a lot of puzzles that I enjoyed solving and the HO sequences were alright.
September 1, 2013
The Kingdom of disappointment for me...
I have played all Ecohoes of the past series. This one doesn't measure up to the previous adventures.
* No instruction on mini games (had to wing it or skip).
* Evil ugly witch has been replaced by an attractive gothic girl.
* Wasn't into the story, just didn't do it for me.
I don't mean to be so harsh. I'm just comaring it to previous games in this series.
September 2, 2013
Blacker than I like
I am a fan of this series and was looking forward to playing this and started off well. A progression of sorts but not quite enough and initially along the same lines. Good graphics and reasonably clearly lit puzzles. BUT it gets much darker as the story progresses and if I want to play quasi horror I want to make that choice myself. The first hour try out does not give any inkling of this facet and I think that is wrong. I finished the game because I do not like leaving an unfinished story but came as close to deleting this as I have ever done with a game which started so well.
October 11, 2013
I have enjoyed all the previous Echoes, but this one stinks! I must agree w/ BIshky and Nilosh who also give this few stars and poor rating. The mini-games are boring and repetitive; having to do each HOS twice also boring, etc. The cursor constantly seems to hang/go slow as every time you pick up an item, it hangs on the screen before going into inventory. What's worse in some of the games, you grab something, goes in inventory, pick it back up to perform an action, goes back into inventory, and then you do it again before action is complete. What a waste of time! Even tho the dialogues of which there are many, say to "click to continue", they don't go any faster. It's not necessary to wade thru all of it for game to move on, you'll get the item anyway. Another great waste of time! Very sorry I wasted 2 credits on this game! It's not the worst game I've ever played, hence 2 stars but only barely.
August 16, 2013
Echos of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair
August 21, 2013
Terrible game, its very boring going back from one section of the game to another in a very short space of time. The puzzles were very hard to solve with the explanations near to impossible to understand. This is the worse game I have purchased from BFG. I hated it.
August 30, 2013
didnt like it one bit
wanted to quit after 10min not at al i game i would call visual good not my kind of game i like games who are great to play, see and hear but this one has a great made witch but the creatures are just not worth looking at, felt like a waste of time
August 29, 2013
Could not get worse
I don't even know where to begin. The music is horrible and gets on your nerves real fast. The graphics are fuzzy and the storyline is pitiful. The HO's are so easy to do. The voices are grating and go on blathering forever. I have played all the other Echo games and they were very good. I don't know what happened to this one but they need to pull this game and do it over. This is just my opinion but I strongly urge you to do the try me for yourself before you buy this game. I would not buy this game if it were the only one out there.
August 15, 2013