Love Story: The Way Home
Ok, I really liked this game. There were some frustrations: even after I got the wrench/puzzle part/whatever, everytime I hit that room or space again, it still said I needed it. :o) Ah, I learned quickly to just keep on moving because the story had a hold on me.
It's funny what gets us sometime, isn't it? The things we think we'll love we end up not, and vice versa. Well, this game was one of those for me. I didn't think I'd like it too much, thought it'd be sappy, but you know what? It was a solid storyline. It flowed well and stayed cohesive all the way to the end. All I will say about the end is: I really, really liked it! The game left me feeling good and satisfied.
Not always about the graphics, the colors, the journal, map or lack thereof. Sometimes it's good to just get into a good story and go through it and enjoy it, flaws and all; whether it meets the current days "standards" and "expectations" or not. This was one of those games, and I thought it was well put together.
Puzzles were a mix of easy and a little harder than easy. I found one particular one that the directions didn't help me, personally, so I went to the walkthrough to see what it was I needed to do. Otherwise, I made it through them pretty well.
Music was good for me. I liked it - it was laid back, mellow and more backround-ish, which was appropriate for the game.
Wonderful, meandering change of pace. Enjoy.
June 27, 2013
Gem of a sweet game...
Ok, there is no big challenge here but the story is very sweet and a bit different. I played this over the 4th of July . It is only a few hours long but was great for a relaxing game for the holiday. If you want to get away from the usual doom and gloom HOG's for something pleasant this is a good one. The puzzles are on the easy side, the graphics good but a bit shiny, the music goes well and the voice overs are nice. If you have a free coupon and want something easy but pleasing this is a good one. Also a great game for the novice player.
July 5, 2013
A real love story
I bought this game. Although it is a simple HOG, it was easy to get into the story. The puzzles were easy and the graphics were lovely. I particularly liked the ending - brought tears to my eyes.
June 28, 2013
Really sweet, but could have been better
I loved the other games in the Love Story series, and this one was no different, although it was definitely lacking.
Graphics were crisp and clear, and like others said, it was definitely on the light side as it is a love story. The story line was fabulous, and the main characters birthday was on December 7th which is also my birthday, so for me personally I felt as if I was the main character herself haha
Puzzles were great, there were at least one or two that I haven't seen done before, so it was a new sort of challenge. Hidden object scenes were easy and you could see everything clearly, although one glitch in one of the HO scenes caused me to have to restart the game, although I played this before the recent update.
The thing is though, the story went by too quickly. The game could be finished it maybe only an hour and a half, maybe 2 hours or so for experienced game players, and there were points in the plot where it would have been really nice to learn more about the characters or their lives, or about one of the conflicts involving the main character and another female.
Overall it was definitely a sweet, fun game, but they kind of missed out on a great opportunity by rushing through the story. Still, I'd recommend this game on the grounds that it really was sweet and a definitely good love story, especially if you enjoy stories set in the past. (This was set in 1941)
June 27, 2013
Loved the whole game overall!
I love the "Love Story" sequel, but this one was probably the best. It definatley keeps suprising you. Very happy game & the ending is perfect. I recommend it!
July 18, 2013
Not bad, not bad at all...
At first I wasn't so sure whether I should buy this game. I had the first in the series but it was way too many HOG scenes so when the second one came out, I skipped it. I tried the demo first before buying this one.All the games in the series seemed to involve a guy character who had to go to military or something, to make it more dramatic and the game will go back and forth between the girl protagonist and the guy's. There are voice overs, but inconsistent, some do, some don't. This game is not only like a regular game with HOG, there are improvements in puzzles, HOG scenes and storyline. Honestly I enjoy this game. As many reviewers have said, the game is quite short, but I don't really bother. The ending was not really as I expect it would be, as always, it is always happy ending. Sometimes I wish it would be different; in reality I don't think this could ever happen, but oh well. If you're tired of dark, creepy HOG games, you may want to try this game.
July 15, 2013
Know this first...I gave it 4 stars only because the items were pretty easy to find and use. Other than that, I was anxiously awaiting moving forward to find out what happened next. I found myself cheering for the heroes and grumpy with the "villain". If you want a feel good, easy going game....this is a must buy! I am extremely happy I added this to my collection!
July 14, 2013
Sweet storyline to while away the time
A nice and easy game to play. Good for those quiet days when you want a low thrill game to while away a few hours. The background music was also very relaxing!
July 14, 2013
it took far too long for the 3rd installment of this lovely game. I know, I know i'm a sucker for sappy love stories. These three stories always make me cry. Maybe cause I'm a baby boomer and had family in the war. Anyway, I'm ready for the next one.
July 12, 2013
Too short BUT a nice story!
I was pleased to see this game offered tired of doom and gloom and going to the horror genre for fun.Not every HOG has to be dark and dire. The story is told in two segments and is a love story.
The one thing I would appreciate fixed is the dialogue box not whizz by. I do not read that fast. The game has no voice over so you miss some of the story line, but you can manage without! The scenes are clear and bright. great graphics!
A bit short, would have enjoyed it more if a little longer.
July 10, 2013