Sea of Lies: Mutiny of the Heart
A Definite Buy
I am loving this game! The best I've played in a long time and a new favorite! There are lots of interesting, beautifully done HOGs and it seems like an equal number of puzzles or mini-games. HOS are colorful and clear. You can skip the HOGs and play match three instead. The hints are useful outside of the HOS. Hint and skip buttons don't take too long to fill, even for me. Three levels of play. You can switch to a different level after starting the game. Gorgeous artwork. Realistic animation. Great voicing. Logical sequencing. It's a definite buy for me. If I could give it more than five stars, I would.
September 29, 2013
Wonderful adventure game
Sea of Lies: Mutiny of the Heart is an exceptionally well-made game in every respect. Engaging storyline, convincing characters effectively voice acted, evocative music appropriate to the pirate theme, and well-executed graphics in a realistic style. Gameplay is seamless, interface is user-friendly, puzzles are fun to solve with a varying level of challenge, hidden object scenes are interactive, inventory includes occasional combining of objects. (Have I missed anything?) In short, hat's off to developer Eipix, this is everything you could possibly ask for in a hidden object/adventure game.
September 29, 2013
Adventure On The High Seas
BASED ON COMPLETED CE GAME
Loads to like about this game. Looks good, sounds good. Fun gameplay with lots HOPs and puzzles. Useful hint and map. Choice of difficulty. A story based on historical facts, that at times seems confused but is definitely intriguing. Pirate?s treasure, evil baron, a little romance, and of course, adventure on the high seas. You gotta love it. A couple of things I noted:
? VOs were synched to a portrait image of individual, while the person in the scene remained still.
? There were items which could be combined in inventory.
? It?s always nice to see a change in the weather.
? Each HOP had a mini-HOP with object outlines within it.
? The scroll holding the collectible pages stayed unravelled until you found the page in that scene.(CE only)
(Please look in the CE thread for my full review of this game.)
****BONUS CONTENT REVIEW****
In total, I must say I don?t think the bonus content lives up to the main game?s standards.
The main game finishes well enough, and if you didn?t know there might be more to the story in the exclusive chapter, I don?t think its ending would frustrate you. Yes, we go one step further, but the information isn?t vital. The bonus chapter lasted only 50 mins for me, which is less than my usual time.
The game area uses a couple of old scenes with minor changes and about 7 new ones. Likewise, there are some new HOPs using interactive list, and some old ones with object outlines only. The puzzles (about 4) were all new, but were considerably easier than the ones in the main game.
There are collectible pages of a code, which get entered into a book found in the achievements room, and at each stage of the alphabet a section of interesting trivia about this pirate?s true career is decoded. This was definitely fun.
The achievements are not too interesting, almost all being fairly predictable.
The gallery includes: game wallpapers and pictures of the developer?s team having fun (which they seem very good at), movies, music, a ?making of? home movie (funny), and replayable HOPs and puzzles.
There is, of course, also a built-in Strategy Guide.
Would I buy the CE again? Probably not, because the bonus chapter was somewhat disappointing. As an SE, this is an incredibly good game and worth every cent!
September 29, 2013
This game is so much fun that time flies. And it was stress-free fun!
WHAT YOU GET:
Journal with objectives
3 volume levels
Very well done voice overs
3 levels of difficulty
Match 3 instead of HOS
Jaunty music added to the atmosphere
Interactive map showing objectives (and locations with available actions if playing casual), which can be changed during gameplay
The graphics were hand-drawn and beautiful. Lots of attention to detail in the environments. Story took place when pirates roamed the earth and the interaction between the characters keep your interest throughout. There seemed to be quite a bit of underlying humor in the drawings and dialogues.
The HOS were incredibly fun. Everything was easy to find, but within each HOS was a silhouette mini-HOS. I think it was the mix of the two HOS types that contributed to the enjoyment. You could play Match 3 if you wanted, but I was having such a good time playing the HOS that I didn't even bother to try the Match 3s. I don't recall when I had such fun playing HOS.
Puzzles seemed to be in an equal ratio to the HOS. They were easy but were also a lot of fun. Objects sometimes had to be combined to get a needed item to progress the game. There wasn't any wandering around trying to figure out what to do next. Very logical gameplay.
The enjoyment and entertaining value of this game makes it a definite buy for me.
September 29, 2013
i really liked this game...
you are a lady investigater looking into a case of stolen treasure. the baroness has a very jealous husband and he hangs the man that he thinks is having an affair with his wife. he doesn't believe there is nothing to it no matter how much it is denied. played casual, low sound. hints charge in about a minute. skips the same. i finished some of the mini games. great graphics and you have HO scenes that had interactive items, hidden items and just plain hidden items. most of them are not hard to figure out. you also collect items along the way that have to be blended to use so if you get to a point where no hints are showing on the map them you need to blend something. you have a diary with objectives but as you complete them it shows on the game scene and the next one is shown. the map is interactive and also shows you where you need to go for things that need to be done. sequel....i think so.
October 9, 2013
I really liked this one! The story was great. I could perhaps have been a bit more challenging but for me, the puzzles made sense and were less aggravating than most, the HO scenes we not difficult but had an extra twist and the story was great. I hope there will be sequels!
November 1, 2013
its been said, a Good game
not much to ad really, except i found it enjoyable, colourful, very easy hos games, with option to change to 3 of a kind, i used this mostly as i dont usually like the hos games, but the hos, very very simple and easy to find. cant remember if there was a bonus chapter, but theres other games to play, like hos and puzzles, you really dont need the strategy guide i used it only once. a very simple easy game suitable for beginners, and maybe intermediates, but would not suit experts of this type of game. i recommend this
October 6, 2013
enjoyed it immensely
It was a nice not too long enjoyable game. Puzzles were not very hard, but it made up for the good story. Recommend!
August 17, 2014
One of the BEST HOG I have played in a long time. I bought this after playing about 5 minutes......so many of the HOG are sooo dark and gloomy I have not bought one in a long time. You can't go wrong with this one,
June 30, 2014
CAN YE FIND YE PIRATES TREAS-ARR?
What does a rich Baron, a sad Baroness, a dead pirate and a hidden treasure have in common? Well, it's up to you to investigate this nautical themed adventure game. As you scour the town in search of a worthy crew for your ship you will see detailed graphics, beautiful macaws, colorful native flowers and crisp landscapes. I thought the game started out a bit slow but it quickly picks up pace once you leave the Baron's mansion. Each of the list find HOS have a mini game within. When you zoom into a toolbox for example you must then find several items that match the gray shapes displayed. If you don't want to find hidden objects, there is a match 3 game available as well. Maybe it's just me but I thought the background music was annoying. Everybody loves a good pirate story so enjoy!
September 29, 2013