Nevertales: The Beauty Within Collector's Edition
Game of the Year
This will be named Best Game of 2013, I have no doubt at all on that. I just played the demo, because I never purchase Collector's Editions at full price, but I have never wanted to do so as badly as I do right now! I always buy the SE or wait for a CE sale, but this time...the demo alone had so many things I had never seen/experienced in a HO adventure before that I am blown away. And the CE of this game seems WELL worth the extra $....wallpapers & music only clog up my computer if I save them, however cool they may be to look at or hear, so I also only buy CE's if there are plenty of extra real "playable extras" to make it worth it. Well, it is very much worth it here! This is just one of those games you HAVE to own eventually, one you will revisit over the years, one of those games that will make all others thereafter pale in comparison and push all other dev's to their breaking point just trying to even match the quality of it, let alone top it. My one word of advice?: Don't play it until you know you can definitely buy it - lest you be driven mad wanting to own it! lol- ENJOY!
December 6, 2013
Awesome Bang for your Buck !!
When I can find the time to play these types of games ,I go hard and I really look for a game that has many hours of entertainment, it went on and on in an enticing way that I couldn't stop, Its like that good book that you can't put down, I want more of these types of games.
December 5, 2013
This has everything great story graphics and hours of gameplay
November 30, 2013
A piece of ART!
I agree with all the excellent reviews, I'll just add that for me this felt like somebody really cared about the players.
I don't like playing games where the developers make a game just to have a game out there.
This game is so artsy - the colour palettes are obviously carefully thought out, the detail in some of the scenes is just ridiculous (positive), the music is a whole new level of style and class, the new ways of doing the HO scenes... it is really something everyone should try at least once.
A great job, thank you!
November 24, 2013
Beautiful Graphics, Sound, Easy to follow gameplay!
Nevertales is one of the most beautiful games I have played! Game is multi-leveled for all abilities. I enjoyed Nevertales because of the graphics, sounds, mini games,hidden objects, map and difficulity multi-levels. The game easily directs your direction and objectives. I feel it is a fun, relaxed, beautiful game especially for beginners and those new to these types of games. Even though these are my favorite games that I play every day, I decided to purchase it immediately after seeing the quality of this one! I think everyone will enjoy this one!
October 24, 2013
Something new! Intriguing
I just finished the demo.....initially thinking I may not like the game, I was surprised at my disappointment when it ended. That usually means a purchase for me.
This story had a "Nutcracker Suite" flavor to it.....sort of a childish theme made for adults (and children). It was fresh and had new twists in game play I had not seen before.
The beginning is a little different because of the way they present the level of challenge. I always test my demos on casual.....but when it asks if you want a tutorial, I recommend you use it in this game. There are enough different actions that you'll need them at the git go or you'll spend too much demo time figuring it out.
You are an attorney.....kicking up your heels after a difficult case when an infant lands on your doorstep with instructions to get her home. This is where the "help" is needed to even get out the door.
Interesting, you learn fairly early on that the antagonist is the good guy and bad guy, who truly wants to make sure the infant is safe.
The story is crazy good....so get ready for time and place changes to come into the mix. The artwork is incredible.
There are voice overs that are very good....and you interact with some of the characters.
The HOGs vary as well....clean and crisp and not always a pile of junk.....although there are those as well.
I really recommend this game.....and it will be a purchase where I start over at the beginning to get that initial tutorial.
Expect anything.....but in a good way. This is a good mystery but in a story book fashion. Super! Kudos for fresh ideas!!!
October 27, 2013
i liked it more this version
i played the collector's edition and the regular one and i liked it more this one because you collect roses to play the challenge when you finish the principal story i don't like so much hidden games but this is a good one
January 7, 2014
Difficult, but sometimes unfairly
This is not like the straight-forward Hidden Object Adventure type game most of us here know. Instead of following a story with HO games, with a few other types thrown in, Nevertales is a string of *games* with a bit of *story* thrown in. I never was one to follow the stories closely, but having a story line makes it easier to know where to go next. I found many of the games different and *very* clever. And, even those familiar games were cleverly set up. (don't ask me which--I forgot!!)
It is a LONG game and very worth the $$ for the CE. The drawings are crisp and colorful. (I don't keep the volume on.)
The only**real**gripe I have with Nevertales---and this is why I say it is "unfairly" difficult: Several hidden objects were **truly** hidden--like behind a wall, or curtain, or other places that were NOT in any way intuitive--in no way connected with the story or situation. In one setting I couldn't find the object in a pop-out window. I hit the 'hint' button to be shown the object was in a lower part of the window that had to be scrolled to. I've never even been *able* to scroll within a window!!!
Overall, I **really** liked the game. At a couple points I was a little bored (it's a LONG game) so I exited and picked it up the next day. I also like finding objects throughout the game and found 41 out of 45. (My best!) The bonus game was almost long enough to be a SE...It was an odd ending for the main game, but, at the very end, it made me very angry because it gave me a choice to do something then answered it itself anyway. why did it bother???
Nevertales is one of the most challenging and thought-provoking games I've played in a while.
December 10, 2013
Full of Extras
I won't repeat the whole offerings of this game, since you can read them in other reviews. Let me say this games is FULL OF EXTRAS! It took me 7 hours to complete the game and all the bonus content. I was a bit confused as to how to access some of the bonus games. They do not make it easy. The same is true with some of the mini games and HO scenes. They are not your run of the mill games and they do involve some problem solving to figure them out. Frustrating at times and a few bad words later, the game was more than worth the money. It will be a while before I play it again, but I will play it again. I can't say I loved it but I did find it challenging and different than the norm. Plus with all the extras it makes it more than worth while.
November 30, 2013
Not for those who want to skip the story
The "skip" button does not work until the introductory story finishes - every time you start the game, which is frustrating.
Also, I failed to sharpen the garden shears before sharpening the chisel and the whetstone disappeared, stopping the game progress. I could only get "nothing to do here" messages after that. Very disappointing.
Also, the collecting of both roses and morphing items in each scene was confusing-how many to collect and why?
Puzzles: really good, challenging and different.
Music: good and not boring or repetitive
Length of game: excellent
The goals were not particularly clear as to where to go next - and why.
Even though the game seems to have glitches, I definitely recommend it.
October 27, 2013