Sea of Lies: Mutiny of the Heart Collector's Edition
DO NOT BOTHER WITH THE CE!!!!!
I am giving the "MAIN GAME" a "4"....HOWEVER...I can only give the "BONUS" a "2"!!! It HAD to be the SHORTEST BONUS I have ever played! What a waste! I usually don't go back and play the extra games and HOS anyway, I depend on the bonus play to make the CE price worth the buy. THIS one was NOT worth the extra! The game itself is fun, and I enjoyed the characters and the HOS. So, I am recommending you wait for the SE on this one!
September 9, 2013
A Nice Enjoyable Game ...
Good Graphics, Sounds, Story & Frilly Bits ...
One Of Those Games You Try To Get When It Is On Special Just For That Extra Little Bit Of Game Play ...
Thoroughly Enjoyed This One ...
September 7, 2013
I have a few of this dev's games and have enjoyed what I have. This game has nice graphics and game play. Voice overs are quite nice and appropriate for the time and setting. However, I do not see a need to have a cutout of the person speaking when they are standing right in front of you. You can click through the dialoge, which I like, since I read faster than they speak. There is a jump map, which is very helpful since you do a lot of running around. Nice SG and hint system, both very helpful.
HOGs are a little different. Very clean and not difficult to find items. The only thing I didn't care for were all the sparkles to tell me where the "close up silhouette" items were. I demo all new games on the easiest setting, but that was beyond easy and not necessary, as the items were not difficult to see or find.
The one thing that I "really" didn't care for is that it only shows two chapters. I like to see how many there are to gauge about how long a game might be. The only extras I have seen so far is the need to find a piece of paper in each scene...not sure why yet.
This is suppose to be based on true facts, but I don't remember this story at all. Granted, I am not a pirate expert, but I do have a great interest and have read quite a lot on them. Still, not to say it didn't happen...who knows what really went on back then.
This was not an extremely challenging game and the games were not difficult. I did find the story interesting and the game fun for a change of pace. I know, I have sworn off CE games, but the half price sale makes it dificult and I have been sitting on another one, waiting for a sale like this. I will get this game and the other today.
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may not care for this one at all. Thanks for the reviews.
September 2, 2013
Argg Ya Matey's
Great Pirate Game. Nice HO's, and fun and easy. Lots to do. This turned out to be a very interesting game. Beginners will love it. I Like It. Must buy list.
Good hint button so no need for a interactive map.
September 8, 2013
good fun game but way too easy
The graphics are really great, Has voice over and a lot of dialogue. This game is really easy to play and is predictable. Not much for running all over the place either which is good. The HOS are good and easy and you can switch to match 3. Also are interactive which was fun.
Has the normal achievements like the other CE games. I think I'll wait for the SE since I have lots of free games to use.
September 6, 2013
Wait for the SE
I did like this rather short game and found the HOGs a bit different. It is good when they do a twist to the usual instead of the same old thing.
We help a woman find a hanged pirate's treasure to save the life of a boy. The usual type storyline that I ignore.
There are three parts to this story and then we get to repeat half of it for the CE bonus part. I don't know why I bother getting the CE as the bonus game is incredibly short and is over before you can really get into it. I guess others like the bells and whistles, but if you just like to play stick with the SE of the games offered.
September 17, 2013
Too easy for CE calibre
After reading the other reviews i had high hopes for this game.
And it was a well done game, with stunning graphics and a fair story line. It also had all the extras that come with the CE versions.
However it was simply too easy. Easy to the point of boring.
I didn't use the hint button or the Strategy Guide the whole game. In fact I don't recall pausing to think at all throughout the game. My guess would be more suited to someone around 10 years of age - which is too young for the topic matter...mainly affairs of the heart.
Which is a shame as it could have been a good game, but the easiness of it had my mind wandering to other things which resulted in losing interest.
I do recommend this game as it was well done, however strongly suggest the SE version....
September 9, 2013
Too easy for a Collector's Edition
PROS: Beautiful graphics, great animations, intriguing characters. Overall a very enjoyable game. CONS: Not very challenging, and the Collector's Edition's bonus chapter was neither complex nor long enough to justify spending the extra cash. It finished off the story arc, but did little else to improve on a Standard Edition experience. Effectively all you did was gather enough items to patch up the boat to sail home!
I bought this game because the artwork is so good, particularly in the representation of the characters. Really beautifully done. I'd played Eipix's 'Myths of the World: Chinese Healer CE' and enjoyed it very much and 'Sea of Lies' is just as good. Also just as easy! Hints are excellent, and I appreciate that 'active' areas close off once all the items have been found.
I'll play it again sometime because I enjoyed the ambience and graphics so much, but not because of the plot (which was a bit too simple for my taste) nor the gameplay (which was a bit easy even for me!). Also my pc fan ran high throughout the game, which rather wrecked my enjoyment of the fine music and sound effects.
September 21, 2013
CUTE, EXTREMELY EASY, GREAT GAME FOR BEGINNERS
REVIEW BASED ON DEMO ON INSANE MODE
This game is beautiful. I loved the graphics. It appears to be a beginner's game. Even on the Insane level it told me exactly what to do and how to do it. The game will happily hold your hand and guide you through the adventure. The IHOS are super easy with the objects being large and right in front of you. The mini games are also very easy and won't cause you any frustration. The plot is pretty cool, I thought. The music is upbeat and light-hearted which fits the game well. If you are an intermediate or advanced player, I would recommend trying the demo before you buy. If you're like me, you won't find much challenge and won't need to go past the one hour demo. BUT if you're new to this genre, or you like an easier game,this is the game for you. Enjoy!
September 1, 2013
Too easy and too short...
The game took under 6 hours to play...and was a bit too easy. If you get this game, play at a harder level
September 6, 2013