Myths of the World: Chinese Healer
This is a very entertaining game, as others have described and discussed in eloquent detail. I would like to add "Don't Miss the Closing Credits"!!!!! I have played many BF games and never read any Closing Credits as entertaining as you will find with this game. The Developers have become REAL People with unique characteristics, so I would encourage our Fishes to check it out. I look forward to the next Myths of the World game from these Developers. GOOD JOB!!!!
September 1, 2013
I loved this game
What a great game. Yes, it is easy but sometimes it's nice to relax and have fun!!
Long playing time
Great pretty graphics
A good mix of HO'S & puzzles.
Ho's played twice
Lots of locations
Not a lot of running back and forth
Interactive map that lets you know where there is something to do and jump locations
Hint button is directional
Hint & skip buttons charge really fast
I had loads of fun with this game, great for a beginner
Even though there is good versus evil, this is not a dark game.
Kudo's to Eipix.
October 2, 2013
Mystical and Intriguing Game
A tranquil and beautiful story. What fabulous time playing this game. The music soothing, scenes gorgeous and gameplay smooth and linear. Puzzles and HO's were spaced well throughout the game. Hidden Objects were easy to find and one did not have to spend twenty minutes and binoculars to find tiny objects . Very well done. Could have been a CE for sure. Thanks Big Fish and Dev's for a fun and relaxing time playing Myths of the World: Chinese Healer.
September 19, 2013
Graphics and Story - Wow.
The opening makes it seem this is the first of a series and I certainly hope so. Amazing graphics, fast paced story, fun puzzles make this a total package.
Pros: Movie quality cutaways, Good voice-overs, beautiful graphics, good story (trite but twisty), intuitive objects and decisions. Generous hint (not really needed).
Cons: puzzles are easy, Seems a little short - but that's because its a good game. Ending abrupt.
September 1, 2013
An Absolute Stunning Game!
Everything about this game was so beautifuly done. The story and the graphics in HD are amazing. A soothing game to play. Very nice puzzles and HOs. Again, I can't say enough about the graphics in HD. See for yourself, you won't be disappointed. Great game!
August 28, 2013
This review is based on the CE version , I found it to be a very good game, and as I do not buy CE games very often. I can say it was worth the extra, so the SE should be very good.
August 25, 2013
Fun and Unique, but not really Chinese!
I've been waiting for months to buy this game, and finally got the chance to due to the Christmas sales. I must say, it was well worth the wait! This is a good game, and I can see why people praise it so highly.
The story is great. It starts off ominously, and you know straight away that something evil is going on. Then, the game begins, and you are called to the palace of the Emperor by his brother Lei, who is very worried. He tells you that the Emperor's son, Jinhai, has been poisoned and asks you to heal him. At first, this seems straightforward: All you have to do is heal him and go home, right? WRONG! The story takes a great twist at the end of the demo that leaves you on a cliffhanger.
After the demo, the story takes a much lighter turn, and you are sent to someone known as The Wise One, a blue dragon, who will tell you how to defeat the villain. After speaking to him, you must find the ritual that will ultimately heal Jinhai before it is too late...
I have to say, what really impressed me about this story was the villain. The villain was one of the best that I've ever seen in any game to date. The villain's story was told during the beginning of the game, so you can clearly understand their motives, but what made the villain so exciting was that they did not pop up during every scene, but rather, you encountered them only a few times. I was always thinking ?How long until I bump in to them?? or ?when will I see them next?? It was just awesome. Credit to the developer for the genius to create such an amazing villain.
Other than that, the story is quite nice, and does end conclusively, so there's no need for the bonus chapter. The action is mostly in the first hour, and then it gets quieter. However, I still found the story enjoyable.
The gameplay is great too. I had quite a lot of fun with this game. The HOS were standard junkpile, with a couple of extra-step objects in each one. In each HOS, you also had the option of switching to a game of Mahjong. The HOS were not too difficult, but I enjoyed them quite a lot. There were quite a few HOS in the game, but not too many that it became annoying. I think there was the right amount in the game.
The puzzles were good too, but a little bit too challenging for me personally. That didn't stop them being fun. I enjoyed attempting each one of them.
In this game, there is something new and awesome called Healer's Kit. It is used for mixing things in to potions/dust, etc. Whenever there is an item found, you place it in the healers kit, and a fun minigame begins. This is not a puzzle, as there is no challenge to it, but it's still a great addition. I loved it every time I got to use it.
Other than the new feature, this is your standard HOPA.
The graphics are pretty good. They are well-drawn and very detailed. Everything is clear, especially the character designs. The only issue I have is with things not being accurate to the setting. It is set in China, but the girl, Bo, is wearing a kimono, which is Japanese.
I have some issues with the voice-overs too. Most of them are accurate, but Bo's voice is clearly American, which kind of annoyed me. The voice-over for Bo repeatedly mispronounced Jinhai ( which should be pronounced Jin-high) as Jin-hey or Jinnae, which was terrible. If they're going to create a Chinese game, they should at least make sure the names are pronounced the way the Chinese would pronounce them.
3 modes of difficulty: Casual, Challenging and Insane. I played Casual.
Hint/Skip- both recharge relatively fast for Casual. Hint is useful outside HOS, and also acts as a portal, as it can teleport you to the location where you need to be.
Diary- used to keep track of events. Not used too often, but is used enough.
Map- interactive and lets you know where there is a task to be completed. Very helpful.
Healer's Kit- This is very fun. It is used somewhere between 5-10 times in the game. When an item needs to be mixed, a minigame begins.
Overall, I was extremely pleased with this game. It's well deserving of its praise, and could seriously be given game of the year. I think the SE is the better buy, because in the CE, you only miss out on achievements/colletibles and the usual BC stuff, but I think you'll be happy with either game. It gets a well deserved 5 from me. I was going to give it a 4, but I don't think my issues with the character of Bo should take a star away from this game. I think I should also mention the Closing Credits. They are very entertaining, and not the usual boring stuff. Don't miss them!
ON THE GAME LENGTH
The game was about 3 hours on Casual mode, which is my ideal game length.
December 30, 2013
a great game
i don't usually like the asian games for some reason but i did like this one. got stuck a couple of times and had to cheat. hint/skip charge fairly fast. played casual, low sound-asian theme. you re called in to heal an emperor's son and somehow turn him to stone instead. the emperor's brother is trying to have you blamed for it and you have to figure out how to fix the son before the emperor gets back from his travels and how to escape with your life.
September 13, 2013
I love this game. It's almost perfect. There is a wonderful balance of puzzles and HOs, and not too much dialogue or cut scenes. It could have been more challenging, perhaps, but I chose to do casual mode. There are two, more difficult, modes to chose from, so I could've had harder gameplay if I so desired. The scenes were lovely, the HOs were legible, the puzzles could be skipped (a must!), the music was pleasant and the voice-overs were not too bad. This is definitely a keeper, as I know I will play it again. I am looking forward to the next installment of Myths of the World. Hurry please!
September 17, 2013
Marvellous Oriental Adventure!
BASED ON COMPLETED CE GAME
Definitely a winner. The introduction is well done, excellent voiceover, deep and echoing. The game looks good, first class graphics (HD option) and good cut scenes that explain the story. The game is set in China, and is filled with excitingly exotic images and sounds.
The music is a blend of Chinese and western, and is excellent. There are a number of important characters throughout the game and they are each beautifully drawn and animated, as well as being well acted.
An evil sorcerer poisons the Emperor?s son as a first step in his plot to become emperor himself. You are Daiyu, a renowned healer, and you have been summoned to the palace to heal the boy. From the start there are problems, but nothing you can?t overcome with your magical healer?s kit and a few important ingredients.
Saving the Emperor?s son soon turns out to be both easier and a lot more difficult than expected and is the beginning of an epic journey.
This is a true Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure, as the three kinds of play are pretty well balanced. None of them pose a big challenge, but they are all interesting. The HO scenes are lists that are somewhat interactive and silhouettes that are not. The objects are large and clear.
The puzzles are beautiful. They are fun to play because they look so good! They weren?t very original or very hard, though, and might just be too darn easy for some experts. Me, I don?t mind easy.
Getting around is helped by a portal map that tells you where there is something to do, and where you still have objectives to complete. It can be accessed through the journal, which also gives you a list of objectives and a summary of the game as you go along. In casual mode (1 of 3), the skip button filled really fast, and the game took me between 4 -5 hours.
The healer?s kit turns special items you acquire into essences and such. It is the arcade-like game where you must time your click to match the green segment of a red bar. However, it is never too difficult.
The CE has collectibles and achievements plus the usual CE extras. The story ends conclusively in the main game.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
The journey to fulfil your mission is a wonderful adventure, there is light and colour and variety everywhere. Fascinating characters, beautiful objects, interesting activities. The story is well blended into the game, and the gameplay is easy but fun. A very enjoyable game.
August 25, 2013