I played the Demo for the CE but thought the game would be as good in SE and waited for the release and bought without replaying the Demo. Yes, even if I had replayed the Demo, I probably would have purchased as the game didn't loose it's charm until about half way. The graphics and storyline are very good, but found the challenge somewhat easy that got easier and easier. The last quarter of the game totally bored me and couldn't wait for it to be over. Ended abruptly with everyone happy...
September 15, 2013
Thank goodness a freebie!!!
A childlike story not for me. I hate those hidden objects. A few I don't mind. So far none of my favorite. I could deal with some of these not all. Usually I play the trial I just went for it. I really hate this game.
September 9, 2013
What A Snooze Fest - Cut This Off - Based on CE Demo
STORY: You take on the role of Jane Lockwood and your mother dies when you were a child and your father disappeared under mysterious circumstances leaving you to be raised by your Aunt. Following her death you learn of the secret that your family has hidden from you for all these years. The fate of a magical world is in your hands and you are the key to freeing Nearwood from an evil magic.
4 CHAPTERS (it only showed the 1st one in the strategy guide in the CE version)
WIDESCREEN: I had to deselect the "wide monitor" in the options section.
VOICE OVERS: YES
3 PLAY MODES: Casual, Normal, Expert. Casual has sparkles and black bar tips. Normal no sparkles but has black bar tips. Expert mode did state hint and map not available. Says nothing about the skip for the puzzles. I played Normal mode. I didn't need the hint but just clicked on it to see what it would do and it is directional and charges up quick along with the skip.
Shortly into the game you get a little helper pointy eared little guy to help you along.
MAP: This is transporter. It does show where you are as the location will "glow" on the map. Red circles are "areas of interest" you can transport back/forth. Blue circles you have to wait for the "teleport" to charge up.
HOS: I only came across one scene find 10 turtles and 10 snails. Also a frog scene (find pieces of items). I had no problems here locating anything.
PUZZLES: I did 3 during the demo. Nothing hard or new here.
This started off with promise the opening scene of this game but quickly became just way too "cutesy" for my taste. The voice overs I found downright annoying and the little pointy eared guy way too helpful and talked way too much for me. Oh and having to wait for the map to charge up? Are you kidding me? The CE extras nothing to write home about. Finding Snoop-Sees didn't cut it for me as there was really nothing to "find" there as they are in plain site . This was and still is a definite no go for me as I won't be purchasing the SE version here and I definitely won't be buying at the DD price or COTW for $2.99. Oh and if I had a PCC that was about ready to expire well that would just have to expire. I couldn't get away from Nearwood fast enough. Sorry but a definite no go for me. This would definitely cure insomnia. The demo time on this game couldn't end fast enough for me. The most fun I had with it was uninstalling it off my computer. Enough said.
September 6, 2013
BORED TO TEARS
BASED ON FULL GAME PLAYED TWICE
Indeed... I'm big fun of the fairy tales. And then... here's the one... so average... so boring. no challenge.
like in every game you have to go from one screen to another and collect useless objects. you lose them and you have to look for others to continue.
for me total waste of money
Story line not interesting and boring
graphics are nice, voice overs and so on.. but it doesn't make a game exiting.
HOGs are boring, puzzles are boring... played twice to be sure that I'm not giving the wrong impression. and erased forever.
November 12, 2013
Waste of money
Nice graphics but a waste of money/credits. This game is way too short, and there is only one "challenge" and the game shows you exactly what you need to do without being prompted without any energy limit, etc. so it eliminates any "challenge" factor.
Get another adventure game.
September 9, 2013