Otherworld: Shades of Fall Collector's Edition
Better than some
Based on demo..but plan to purchase.
I have other Otherworld games and as with the others, the graphics are lovely. I don't listen to the audio so I can't comment on that part. The casual option was just that; was easy to follow and didn't get lost. However, what I did like about this particular game is the addition of a map. Makes it much easier to hop around without having to count how many walk up/down needed for the next directive. Was a bit "troll-y" for me but willing to look past it. Can't comment on if it's worth the CE price as I didn't complete the game, but for me an easy choice.
October 17, 2013
The Shade Is Back
This was a great sequel with a few flaws. The music and the artwork were beautiful. The voice-overs were well spoken and not over-acted as so many are. There are 3 modes of play with 9 chapters and an epilogue to complete. There are 60 Dragon Collectables and 22 Achievements. The HOS were interactive and a few were fragmented object scenes. The hint button and strategy guide were helpful, but I didn't really use the guide much. The map was an interactive one and would show you where you had tasks to complete. The game starts with Fiona getting turned to stone and you lose The Sight. You get it back but you occasionally lose it. So you are in the real world and the fay world back and forth. That was fun. There are dragon collectables in both worlds. Some dragons are in the epilogue too, so when you finish the game don't be alarmed that you have not collected them all. Beware if you have not collected all of the dragons when you finish the tasks for the the Troll, the Queen, and the Selkie, you cannot go back and retrace your steps...you are DONE. Also BEWARE...the last scene of the epilogue you are facing the headless woman. DO NOT talk to her before you collect your dragons or you do not get to collect them. Ask me how I know that...soooo I did not collect all of the dragons :( I did not care for some of the mini puzzles at all. Some were very difficult and some were just moving stuff around. A lot of them had instructions that were not clear enough to be able to understand what to do. The game took me about 4 and a half hours and the epilogue was about an hour. Overall it was a lot of fun and I am eagerly awaiting the final chapter.
October 22, 2013
love this type of fantasy ... the gameplay was pretty good, though not technically excellent ... at times i found it a bit slow because of this ... i did play the game to the end ... mostly because of the storyline ... i think i'm getting a little picky lately ... the artwork is beautiful of course! ... i liked the different quality of the HOs and puzzles, but sometimes i was wondering what "they" wanted me to do ... the search was not as smooth as other games ... but it was worth playing!
October 18, 2013
I really liked this game. It has beautiful graphics with lots of color, collectibles, achievements, a ton of mini games that were easy but fun and some pretty HO scenes that never repeat. It was a decent length and was not overly easy. Quite fun to play. My only critique and the reason I didn't give it five stars is the storyline. I like boom zap games for their bright fun games with lots of puzzles but I must say that I hope they don't do like they did with the awakening series and drag on the same tired storyline for one too many games. So get the shade already. What other great adventures could these characters embark on after this? Maybe spring will come and there will be other things to do? I have really enjoyed this series but like so many others the storyline of .. there's a witch or there's a shade can only carry them so far. Please continue to make these but do offer up some new and fresh adventures for these characters.
November 8, 2013
Better than Omens of Summer
Another great one from this series.
Being a CE you get to collect 60 dragons and of course the achievements. Other achievements will make you laugh - ie for being a "meanie" on the goat.
I find the puzzles quite easy. HOS are interactive and the Shade appears on the screen for misclicks. I intentionally kept clicking for the Shade to appear =)
Awesome graphics to enjoy. It was nice to see a glass squirrel - amazing job on that one. The VOs are superbly done. The devs once again pushed themselves and gives us another lovely game.
We get a jump map and great hints in the form of a cloud cat.
For me this is way better than the second one "Omens of Summer". The first one "Spring of Shadows" is the best one.
Give this a go....am pretty sure you will not regret it.
October 30, 2013
another good game in this series
I enjoyed the first of this and continue to like this series. I will most likely buy but will probably wait for the regular version to come out since I don't care about extra's in the collectors anyway unless I need a collectors version and thanks to a great map and good hint button all works well. I don't use sound so can't rate that but will look forward to continuing to help out this world. a great series all in all.
October 17, 2013
Fun to play
This is another good game for this collection of the Otherworld series and fun to play but it didn't exactly excite me too much just because it is so much like the previous ones. There's not much to be critical of but I think I'm getting a little tired of the continuing same 'ol, same 'ol. Just how many "shades" are they going to come up with? Anyway, as usual the game has great graphics, the voice overs are good but a little annoying, mini games are easy, you do collect "fay dragons" which are easy to spot and you do get some achievements along the way. You most definitely have to enjoy the "fairytale" theme to get into this game but it's good enough to recommend playing. If you want to really be challenged, this might not be the game for you. It's a little on the slow, almost boring side.
October 17, 2013
I really like this series. The developers are great. Everything about the game is well worth the CE price. My only wish is I would have it a little longer, it seems so short. But non the less I will buy the CE.
October 17, 2013
This game is worth getting if you have the other games in this series. I enjoyed it ,although the puzzles are quite easy for me but I enjoyed the colorful graphics, the music was not annoying either. I would recommend playing the other games in the series first.
October 17, 2013
Game is good
Game is good. I never really write reviews as most games are very similar in quality, but this one is worth it.
November 12, 2013