Legends of the East: The Cobra's Eye
Mediocre HOPA ? the one you buy just for fun and not for having incredible game experience.
With the same features all over the same games, still there?s a redeeming one ? the game has the Indian flavor, although I wish I had seen more of it.
Special thanks for transportable map which helped in a lot of back and forth involved.
August 26, 2013
Your Average HOPA
Uninspired is a good description of this game. There's nothing either very good or very bad about it. Even the music is boring, unobtrusive, and nearly ignorable.
What you have here is a boilerplate HOPA with average graphics and voiceover, lots of back and forth (there is an interactive map), a missing boyfriend, suspicious characters, evil spirits, a mean snake, and yes, even the ubiquitous vicious dog that must be distracted with a bone. The puzzles are stale, the HOS uninteresting.
I found everything about this game to be standard and derivative. I won't be buying it.
August 21, 2013
This game had good graphics and music and even storyline what annoyed me was the constant back and forth to destinations ruined the game for me and couldnt wait for it tobe over.
September 13, 2013
DECENT STORY, SUB-PAR GAMEPLAY, LEFT ME ANNOYED
BASED ON FINISHED GAME IN EXPERT MODE
This game is supposedly set in India, so I was expecting a cultural experience. Not so....where were all the Indian people? Where were the Indian cultural sights and sounds??? Okay, now down to the gist of what annoyed me about this game; running back and forth and the devs introducing very important articles early on but not producing the items you need to pick them up with until hours later. That tactic, whether it's supposed to add intrigue or challenge to the game, really annoyed me (the net???) I'm not going to give any of the plot away, but if you play this one, you will understand what I'm talking about. The expert mode has a jump map, thank goodness, because there is a lot of chaotic running to and fro looking for objects in previous scenes. Without the ability to jump to the rooms I wanted, I would have uninstalled this game before finishing it. There is a good story line, but it's pretty much the same as any other game. The graphics were blurry in some scenes. In one HOS the item I was looking for was so blurry and misshapen, I wasn't sure I was clicking the correct picture. Also during the HOS the devs had a tendency to place small items at the edges. The main character, you, are a woman who says stupid things like "I think I'll need to buy new gloves after this." Come on.....she's a warrior and worried about the condition of her gloves? I find that sexist. I've yet to come across a guy in these games who makes such droll comments, but I'm being picky. The most appealing aspect of the game for me was the beautiful music. Other than that, most of my time was spent jumping from one area to another and waiting for the devs to give me the items that picked up the items introduced EARLY on in the game. Why introduce an object that needs to be picked up 15 mins into the game and not allow it to actually be picked up until 3 minutes before the end? Not my kinda game.
Bottom line: it's ok, but you'll need patience and your best track shoes.
August 20, 2013