Myths of the World: Chinese Healer
4 Stars For The Chinese Healer - Review Of Completed CE
STORY: You take on the role of Daiyu, a legendary healer who has been called upon to save Jinhai The Emperor's son from a mystery illness.
7 Chapters (bonus and extras at the end)
WIDESCREEN: Yes at least for me. There is voice overs.
3 PLAY MODES: Casual, Challenge, Insane: All have sparkles for HOS along with black bar tips. Only Insane mode the hint/skip are disabled.You can also switch modes at any time during the game. I played Casual mode.
JOURNAL: This is the scroll down at the bottom which holds your map, objectives, notes. Also objectives do pop up on the screen.
MAP: This is transporter and you can access it either through the journal or there is a compass at the bottom. Accessing it through the compass is one step quicker. The ? marks are areas where there are active objectives and the ! are areas where there are things to do.
HEALER KIT: Shortly into the game you will get one of these. It's a little box which will be located down at the bottom of the screen by the compass. You use it to make potions and it's one of those "click when the arrow is in the green area" games.
HOS: Two types here: Interactive word list and silhouette. There are quite a few scenes however I thought they were spread out pretty evenly so you're not doing one right after the other. I thought these were well done. If you don't feel like finding objects you can switch to Mahjong and you can switch back/forth at any time during the game.
Puzzles: The usual run of the mill. These also have a ? mark for directions and some have a reset button.
Main game game ended just fine for me. I didn't feel bonus chapter needed.
Bonus Chapter: This is a new story. You must track down Master Lei and destroy him once and for all. All new locations from the main game. HOS are still the two types word list and silhouette. There's puzzles of course. You can also switch between finding objects and playing Mahjong.
CE EXTRAS NOT FOUND IN SE. Main page as of right now says they are included. They are NOT included. A smile and wink here to the Big Fish people. Please fix this.
3 Bonus HOS
Wallpapers and other fluff
GAME LENGTH: Main game 3 hours and 45 minutes. Bonus Chapter 1 hour.
I really enjoyed this game from beginning to end. Absolutely loved the story, characters, voice overs and graphics. The only criticism I have about this game is I don't understand the purpose of 3 play modes if the developer here is going to put sparkles and black bar tips on all of them and then just disabling the hint/skip in insane mode. This was the reason I played casual mode because I do like to have hint/skip available in case needed. Please do a custom mode where we can choose what we want and then have it apply to the game. This is the reason I knocked this down a star cause I don't like the sparkles/black bar tips. Just provide hint/skip and I'll decide if I need help or not. Also some may find this a bit short however I did not. Game length was just fine for me.
Thanks Big Fish and Developer for an overall very good game. As always, give it a whirl and decide for yourself.
August 25, 2013
The Emperor's Son Has Been Poisoned!
You're healing powers have been summoned to cure the Emperor's son after he has been poisoned! This is a professional game with beautiful Asian themed graphics. As a Healer you will need to collect ingredients in order to preform rituals and when you open the healers kit it becomes a mini game where an ingredient becomes highlighted and you must click on that ingredient only when the ball of a meter is in the green zone. There are plenty of interactive HOS but there are even more mini games and the only one I had difficulty with was one that required you to turn off all the lights the first level was easy but I didn't have enough patients on the following levels. This is definitely an entertaining game that is well produced and I do recommend this game although I prefer the scary, creepy games, enjoy!
August 25, 2013
NICE BLEND OF CHINESE CULTURE
Interesting story with good production values. Gameplay is not linear and, although you know what you need to do, the path is not always straightforward. You have a journal which includes your list of objectives and a map. If you don't care for HOS (which are really nicely put together and everything is easily seen), you can play mah-jong. Graphics are exceptionally good. Although the voice overs are good, for the most part, the male voices are usually too deep. Fair amount of back and forth. Puzzles are not too difficult, but are actually lovely to look at.
September 16, 2013
Myths of the World
Good graphics, varied music, entertaining story. All in a romantic assiatischem HO game. The tasks are not difficult and yet logical. I liked the game when I was done too quickly.
August 26, 2013
I was suprised how much I liked this game!!!!
I really liked this game....the Graphics didn't seem terribly reused, and the story line was pretty unique.....I waited for the SE, and was very happy with the Game play, and the graphics....
I would recommend this game.....
August 31, 2013
The visualls alone are worth it
This is a nice, compeetent adventure-HOG game (with a recipe maker). What sets it apart is the setting. The visuals have a wonderful Chinese feel, and truly diffferent from other games. You willl remembert the visuals after other game details slip away.
October 11, 2013
Very short storyline.
I liked this game. It was a fine game. But I found it short. Yet entertaining. The graphics and sound was very good. I wish it could be a little longer story....
Overall nice game
September 22, 2013
This is a super game for beginners....and anti up the challenge for more expert players, because it's very easy.
I will admit that it was a little cheesy for lack of a better word. Chinese legends are full of mystery and intrigue and they fell short conveying that rich history. But, in saying that, the folk lore kept it from going over the edge of being ridiculous.
It's a fast game played on casual mode. The artwork was very good....not superb....but the icons and Chinese imagery was very visually pleasing.
The music was a little annoying so I turned it down...and actors voices could have been more in character.
Great little game for beginners and more advanced players who are tired of the same old dungeons and skulls or floating cities.
This game was enjoyable and not disturbingly intense as some.
September 7, 2013
Good beginners game
The storyline was very unique. The graphics were very nice and the scenery beautiful. The puzzles were way too simple for my taste but would recommend it for beginners who aren't looking for a mind boggling game.
September 17, 2013
Not Worth the Price
This review is for the finished game. It took me about 2 hours on the challenging mode. The game was to easy. The puzzles were ridiculously easy and HO scenes were also. In the ho's you have the option of playing a Mahjong game instead to find your items. I was very disappointed how easy it was. For me personally unless you can get this game for 1.99 or less it is not worth it.
September 8, 2013