I'm in LOVE!
Nearwood Forest is the place I've always dreamed of since childhood. Oh, if only it was real... I never want to stop playing it! The beauty and creative genius of each and every scene holds me enraptured! The artists and developers have outdone themselves!. I don't believe there will ever be a game to match Nearwood in sheer beauty! It gives you the feeling of being in another very different phantasmic and gorgeous world not unlike in the movie Avatar. The storyline is interesting and unique, the visual quality is more than superb! It is a bright and beautiful escape from reality!
Thank you, sooo very much for making such an incredibly gorgeous game!!
September 7, 2013
5 STARS ALL THE WAY !!!
This is a fun and imaginative game. Very whimsical !!
You are searching for your parents in the land of Nearwood
and you are helped along by a wise old Elf ( or is he a Dwarf). You visit one enchanting scene after another and help various people as you go.
Long Playing time
Many many places to visit
Hint button and skip take average amount of time to charge
Quite a bit of backtracking so the map comes in handy
I loved everything about this game and will play it again.
October 2, 2013
I loved every colorful, delightful second. Refreshing!
September 6, 2013
This is a beautifully rendered game. The opening scene going down the river is awesome. I wanted to be there. Well, maybe not going over the falls. The whole game is awesome.
The story is a fairytale, which I get tired of, but this story is well told and not so cutesy-pie as most. The SE does have an end unlike some games.
Game play is good. The HOS are all fragmented objects, but there aren't too many of them. The puzzles are well done. There is a lot of back-and-forth, but there is a jump map, and the HINT button points in the right direction. It's a fairly long game and is enjoyable to play the whole time.
I really didn't think I'd like this game, but I sure am glad I bought it. It's one of the best around now.
September 16, 2013
Charming Fairy Tale
This review is upon completion of the game. First, I've never lingered over opening credits before beginning the game. The beginning sequence artwork is so lovely, I watched it several times through, just enjoying the 'ride' through the sequence.
Not a new storyline by any means, but drawn so charmingly and with memorable characters, it engages one's sympathy and brings involvement into the game. The voices are well done, the music adding rather than distracting from the charm.
Fey is a worthy guardian and Jane a dedicated searcher and heroine. The quizzes and puzzles are not very challenging but the entire tone of this game is to relax and de-stress rather than to challenge or invigorate so it's well-worth the time if one is looking to spend some enjoyable time chilling out in a lovely fantasy with a guaranteed happy ending.
One could wish there were some accomplishments or rewards to be on the look out for but I won't quibble. The game takes long enough to be fulfilling and enjoyable. I don't know what the CE would add over the SE but I found it enjoyable enough that I'm sure I will play it again.
Well done; it's nice to find games that aren't full of vampires and witches and curses but lovely artwork, characters and satisfying storyline.
September 11, 2013
Loved it from the start. Lots of thinking to do - which I enjoy. At one stage I thought that I was getting near to the end and then WOW! another vista opened.
I don't use sound but the visuals were very artistic, fun enchanting. I recommend this to anyone. The hint is readily available to those who need it. Thank you to the game Devs. Carry on the good work. I've been unable to play for a while due to family health issues so I'm delighted with this game. Top Marks.
September 11, 2013
MOST BEAUTIFUL GRAPHICS AND 3D
WOW...THE BEGINNING IS A 3D JOURNEY OF MOVEMENT WITH BEAUTIFUL MUSIC....I ACTUALLY SAT AND WATCHED THE WHOLE THING BEFORE STARTING TO PLAY. HAVE BEEN PLAYING THESE GAMES FOR ABOUT SIX YEARS AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST VISUALLY BEAUTIFUL HAVE COME ACROSS!! WANT MORE LIKE THIS!!
September 9, 2013
This is the first time I've been moved to write a review. The HOS scenes are few and well done; the puzzles are different so they held my interest. Nearwood is beautifully made, whimsical and I didn't want it to end. Looking forward to the next chapter!
September 12, 2013
The best fantasy game!
It is one of the best fantasy casual games ever existed! Along with "Awakening" series.
You dive deep into the magical world of Nearwood. Relaxing game with stunning graphics, soft music and sound, beautiful cutscenes and cute Snoop-Sees, of course!
I totally recommend this game to everyone. Must have in every casual gamer's collection!
Go get the collector's edition, if you haven't done it already!
September 10, 2013
Fantastic and beautiful game
This one is a gem--the graphics were amazing--very imaginatively designed! The music and sound effects were perfect for the game. However, I won't be purchasing the game as I don't like the games where you have to travel from location to location in order to find needed items. I enjoy playing the demo, but wouldn't want to play it more than once. But for those who do, this is a very good one!
September 8, 2013