Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren's Call
LOVED IT, EXCITING, GORGEOUS, HAS EVERYTHING
BASED ON COMPLETED GAME ON EXPERT LEVEL
Ok, I admit it, when I first started this game and saw it was about people turning to fish due to a curse, I had my doubts......but boy was I wrong. This game is as good as everyone else says it is. The opening scene is so realistic, I thought I could feel the rocking of the ship. I became so engrossed in the story that my dog had to bring me his bowl to remind me it was dinner time. No kidding!!!
Rather than write a book, I will make a list for you:
Graphics are crisp clear and gorgeous
Many different and interesting scenes
You really feel in danger and part of the chaos taking place
You get to work with another character (sometimes physically helping him)
Things happen to surprise you so you don't get bored with the story
There are mini games within the HOS---way cool
Jump map so you don't waste your time or sneakers
The music is sooo good and creates so much tension during the action that your heart will speed up
All of the puzzles give visual clues to their solutions if you're observant
The game is fair, no dirty tricks
You have to earn information about the story by collecting coins which makes you work hard to hear the next chapter....fun!
The story is clearly explained so you're never confused as to what to do next or what is happening
Clearly stated objectives
Some games I've never seen before but all doable
The heroine, you, is very resourceful...love that!
The story ties up beautifully at the end leaving you feel satisfied
What's a little "bad"
A few English translation problems but they won't confuse you or affect your game play.
I'm not crazy about fish-faced humans but hey, I'm being picky
This is one game I would recommend you get right away. If you're like me, you'll wish it could go on and on......have fun!!!
August 22, 2013
Spectacular Maritime Adventure!
BASED ON CE GAME
The intro to this game is a blast. In very well done cut scenes, we sail across seemingly placid seas, then spy an island where all is clearly not right, watch helpless as an ancient sea monster churns the water around us, tossing our ship as if a toy and casting us... into our office in the museum! Well, at least we survived!
Our introduction to the backstory and the outlines of this one is very well handled. It is a combination of cut scenes and simple gameplay to get us up to speed before launching into the game proper. One thing I love in games is cameo appearances of other games by the developer, and this one has a lot.
SIGHTS & SOUNDS
The graphics in this one are great ? apparently hand drawn, full brush strokes in oil. Colours are marvellous, but a lot of the scenes are dark. The animation, particularly of the characters, is brilliant. I really like the way the lead character?s ?fish curse? creeps up on him almost unnoticeably as we go along.
The music, by comparison, is a disappointment, there is just nothing unique or interesting about it, and it gets repetitive very quickly. Voiceovers are very well done, and most of the time the lip sync is excellent.
This game leads off from the end of the last one. We are a naval museum curator just returned from a battle with the sea-devil Davy Jones, making the most of the astonishing adventure. An unexpected encounter leads to a sore head, and our arrival on the unhappy shore of the island Kingsmouth. But the people of Kingsmouth are strangely alien, revealing blue veins and silver scales. Still, our mission is soon apparent: we must save the mermaid siren (and she?s not even a relative!), defeat the Mayor and lift Davy Jones? curse.
This game seems more adventure (though easy) than HO or Puzzle game. There are a lot of tasks to perform, story to keep track of, and obstacles to surmount. The many puzzles have a bent towards the pictorial (which I really like, we are, after all, fans of the most popular picture puzzles ? HOs), with ones like an animated jigsaw, find the missing items and placing them on the picture board and so forth. This is in addition to the HO puzzles, which include interactive lists and ?find and use? silhouettes. These scenes are visited twice, and there is the option to play mah-jong as an alternative to the list HOs. Getting around is easy, with an interactive jump map and directional hint. The journal tracks the story and gives an objectives list.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
I played the CE version of this game, and I am really happy that I bought that one, because it has many achievements and interesting collectibles. But it is not at all necessary for enjoying this game. The story holds together well, the game play is fun and varied, and the production values are top notch.
August 16, 2013
A Beautiful imaginative game
I loved this game. It is so beautiful. You are trying to save a siren mermaid.
Long playing time
An interactive map
The skip button takes awhile to charge
Good storyline with lots of scenes and lots to do.
I will play definitely this game again !!
October 2, 2013
Great Adventure Hidden Object Game
A truly enjoyable game with a terrific story line which makes you wanting to save the 'girl' and defeat the 'baddie' a real mission. Great use of graphics and appropriately placed music to add to the atmosphere. Some familiar puzzles as well as some novel ones and a good balance between them and hidden object scenes. Looking forward to the next in the series....hope there is one!
September 22, 2013
A really good game!
Fantastic, really enjoyed this one, all the elements of good drama and plenty of sap! Only complaint is that the safe cracking puzzle was incredibly obscure and not explained very well.
September 11, 2013
Overall this was good game, much in line with the first installment. I enjoy the challenge of the coins and the story was interesting. Graphics were great although some of the hidden objects were blurry...over all excellent
August 19, 2013
The story grabs you from the start and does not let you go. The visuals are very attractive, the HOS are OK (with two variations that are more fun - a fragmented one and one with silhouettes that is a mini adventure of its own) You can bypass the HOS to play mahjogn instead.
It is as if you were watching a movie, where you have to move things forward every now and then. And the movie is worth the ticket price.
Definitely one of those games that take your breath away.
October 24, 2013
Weird fish heads but a wow experience
I've never been drawn into an adventure as smoothly and quickly as in this game. There are lots of great looking cutscenes and before you know it, you can't stop playing.
The theme is a bit wack though. The fish heads almost make me want to give it a four star rating instead of five. But the up-tempo story telling and the quick changing of sceneries, together with some nice puzzles, greatly tied into the game are just to good to deny it a maximum rating.
October 23, 2013
The sequel is as good as the first!
I had a great time playing the first game in this series on my kindle, so when I saw this game I had to have it. I played this one on my PC, and the graphics and sound are awesome. I loved the storyline and really got into the twists and turns. Hidden object scenes are challenging without wanting to bang your head against a wall and having to put on your magnifying glasses, and the mini games are varied and fun.
October 15, 2013
I really enjoyed playing this game. At some points I felt like I was really part of the game. The storyline is excellent and the game is very well thought of. I'll be looking for the next quality game from this series.
October 8, 2013