Youda Mystery: The Stanwick Legacy
youda mystery: The Standwich Legacy
graphc,music, storyline all nice
November 26, 2011
Hidden object adventure game
The hidden object scenes could have been great but some of the objects were unrealistically hard to find. the mini puzzles were challenigning but they were more aggravating because it took me more time to figure out what the objective was than to actually solve the puzzle.
The storyline was the usual nonsensical, grandfather dies , granddaugter summoned to mansion, no one really knows what she is looking for or what she is trying to do. The graphics were generally crisp and clear.
February 3, 2012
Youda Mystery: The Stanwidck Legacy
It's just ok, Hint button not helpfull
November 19, 2011
on the easy side
based on sample only, I found the puzzles too easy. Wouldn't load after first play so didn't purchase
November 22, 2011
beter visual and sound mure hint
November 15, 2011
easy pace hidden object
simple linear hidden object game.
November 15, 2011
I was just O.K.
It is good to have a SE that I can use my free game coupons on. The game was good but while I did not need the hints more than once, on that one occasion I realized what a lousy hint system it was. That was a major turn-off. I play games to enjoy myself and for a bit of a challenge, not to be unnecessarily frustrated. I recommend this game with reservations.
August 22, 2013
Been there, done that.
Items are hard to find and took the fun out of the game.
This is not any different than any other game, though the doll keeps suspense up.
If reviews don't affect you, then by all means, buy this game.
August 19, 2013
Outdated with sparkles....
Not sure how old this game is..but Mac version was released today.
Would have liked the game more if there was an option to play 'sparkle free'!
Loads of HOS, and too many sparkles killed the game for me.
Plus two cursors, and little 'white eyes' everywhere to show you things of interest.
Map was ok, music in keeping with the spooky theme.
5 years ago would have been an ok game, but by today's standards its very dated.
Would suit beginners to this genre. I finished trial and that was enough for me...
August 8, 2013
Out of the norm, but didn't quite work
I was intrigued at first when I first started playing this game because it felt different from the standard HOG (I've played tons of them). The mystery was also fairly interesting and the voiceovers were good. As I played through the game though, it just didn't quite come together for a compelling experience.
The overall art style is quite distinctive. It tends to the realistic side, but yet retains a slightly dreamy beauty to it; it's a bit monochromatic at times (everything looks blue in light coming in from the windows, or orange from candles/lights in the house) but I thought that fit in well with the atmosphere.
There is a good map that shows you where you can take actions (hidden object scene, puzzle, etc.) and I referred to it often as some of the inventory items or hotspots (areas where you can take actions) are small and can be easily missed. The number of locations was on the small side but I didn't think so when I was playing the game as there felt like lots to do; it was also nice to have minimal backtracking.
Despite these positives, the game didn't quite come together that well. The puzzles were easy (average for a HOG) and one was unusual (rolling cubes in place to set them to the correct side and orientation to form an image) but the others were fairly standard. The hidden object scenes were junk piles however some items were tough to find because they were in shadow or "overexposed". (I know some people don't like that).
The story unfolded through childhood memories triggered by seeing certain items or locations, but ultimately I wasn't satisfied with the big reveal of the secret at the end. I appreciate the effort to do something different, but the result just felt a bit off.
November 12, 2012