Sable Maze: Norwich Caves
average game to me
I just thought it was an average game. Nothing real exciting. The HOS were different where you needed to find one item to use on another until you solved the HOS. Puzzles were ok. Has voice over. The graphics were average to me. No map. Hint button works good if needed.
Pretty easy and straight forward game so will not need the hind button much.
September 27, 2013
Good, but out of balance
I really liked the setting right away, and the storyline seemed promising. The game also has a high production value. There were a couple of things that kind of turned me off however.
It really feels like the makers did everything to pile on combinations of discoveries upon combination upon discoveries to open doors that seem to do little else than to open areas that are again closed off right away. And it all starts all over again. This mechanic felt a bit too boring, and also a bit too contrived. It took me out of the story.
All in all a good game but nothing new or special about it.
October 22, 2013
Ordinary Hidden Object Game
On playing free demo:
The graphics were slow but clear.
The sound & voice overs were scratchy/bad/incomplete.
The puzzles were good.
There was no map.
The adventure was weak.
The help was good.
Too many short comings for this gamer - not recommended.
September 27, 2013
Handholding Puzzles & Disabled Map Features
I had high hopes for this game. I enjoyed the Collectors Edition of Sable Maze : Sullivan River, which had a level of complexity in the puzzles, and gameplay I enjoyed. While this was the Standard Edition, I thought, same designer... I even played the 60 minute demo. Wow, the only saving grace was I purchased for less than $4 on a special. The map consists of locks, or blank circles where gamer has opened. It does have a jump feature. No indication whether there is an open task. The culminating puzzle was four super easy jigsaw type puzzles, no piece rotation necessary. And, there were INSTRUCTIONS. I have used a walkthrough, so I am not above assistance. The instructions with these "puzzles" [that could not be turned off] were a downer. Don't waste your money.
October 4, 2013