Legacy: Witch Island
Pretty game, but pretty simple (demo)
The first thing that struck me was the truly appalling music, the sound on this game is very quiet anyway, but I had to kill the music, a first for me. The next thing was the opening sequence, no voice over for the text, and it just seemed a bit confused and tenuous. You have to go on a balloon ride with a friend, "for no apparent reason", and he says you have to take your grandmother's mirror with you.
I have to say that when the game itself started, I was pleasantly surprised by the graphics, really detailed and beautifully done. Unfortunately, I soon found this game to be all looks and no brains. After rescuing the talking raccoon, who talked far too much for my liking, again no voice over, and no animation just a flat picture of the character, I was allowed to investigate the first scene. I found one of the most tedious puzzles I have even played. I have to say that the mini games are available to re play once you have completed them, but I had absolutely no desire to revisit that first one or any of the following, as they offered absolutely no challenge at all.
The hidden object scenes were extremely detailed, a whole other scene rather than just a little junk pile or cupboard of stuff. I found these a little tedious too, but I know that avid hidden object fans will love them, they just gave me eye strain. I played on expert, but still found huge and intrusive sparkles, and a rather annoying sparkly journal.
There are collectibles, and achievements, although most of the latter are just awarded for the progress you have to make going through the game.
If the graphics weren't so good, I'd say it has a rather dated feel to it, especially with the characters all being flat with no animation. I know many games don't have voice overs for the characters, but that combined with the dull speech box just felt really lacking.
I do think that this game might be very good for beginners, and the graphics are very pretty, but I think that most more experienced players will find it just too easy.
October 14, 2013
seriously, Big Fish?
I don't usually review, but this game was SO outdated I had to comment. Don't even waste a free game credit- I deleted the game before the trial period was over. Even the background music was unbearable.
October 14, 2013
I played this game on the "difficult" level. What a joke! The mini-games were so stupidly easy it was almost insulting! I couldn't play more than 15 minutes. The graphics were lovely but the game play was just too easy...
October 15, 2013
A Terrible Waste of Time!
Oh my goodness I don't know how anyone can say this is the best SE of a Game ever? I thought this Game was going to be good but it was extremely dull and BORING. Way to many pointless puzzles. The Story was lame. The ONLY good thing about this Game was the cute little Raccoon helper - but unfortunately that wasn't enough to keep up my interest. I am sorry I bought this. Uninstalled and hope I will never see it again!
December 17, 2013
I Don't Think So!
My goodness, where did this game come from? I couldn't surpass 21 minutes and even that was tedious. This game seemed like a bad blast from the past, no voice overs, just boxed dialogue, mundane, slow music, HO scenes cluttered, and mini games sad. Graphics were clear & sharp but everything seemed so busy. That being said I suppose (and would hope) that the expert level would be more challenging however I just couldn't go there, I was totally done in my 21 minutes. I do feel somewhat uncomfortable being so negative and hope I am not offending anyone who may feel differently. It's just that things have come a long way in the gaming world that a game such as this takes us back to somewhere we don't want to be. Sorry, not for me!
October 14, 2013
a lot of hot air
haven't reviewed lately . .played 5 mins. could not continue.boring,boring..sooooo boring. Suggest the trial before purchase. im glad I do that now.no voices. Goes straight to the air balloon no hint of what's the plot, i guess I got spoiled with better storylines , graphics.. sorry fishies cant recommend ugh boring
October 14, 2013
One of the games I disliked
First of all the story is unbelievably slow. No way it could keep me focused. Nothing fascinating here. Just one very basic story.
The audio is irrelevant with the storyline, like playing a match 3 game. No suspense was created from the music at all.
The visual is nothing special. The characters that interact with you during the game, just pop up a dialog box, no voices heard.
The level of challenges is very easy and boring. Had to skip all the time.
And the match 3 games were everywhere. It was unpleasant to play the same match 3 game over and over again.Bliah!
After playing half an hour, I got so bored that it was the first time I dropped a game in the middle.
I mostly regret I bought it, based on the reviews....
October 30, 2013