Revived Legends: Road of the Kings Collector's Edition
Phew, this game knocked me out, I mean exhausted me! Too much talking, too many magical creatures, and too much cute! That being said I couldn't help but love it. The developers did a bang up job with creating such a magical story, it was jammed full with new ideas, characters, puzzles, and things to collect. I loved the poor injured tree that was happily healed with just a small bandaid! The story was a nice surprise and turned out to be very different from other wizard type games. Graphics good even if they were a little on the cartoony side, they somehow seemed to fit the story line. HO scenes were nothing special and tended to be somewhat cluttered, however this did not take anything away from the game at all. There was so much to do that it was impossible to not get totally involved. Another delightful game that holds something for everyone.
November 2, 2013
Talking trees, fairy dragon and fog!
This is an interesting game but the goal is a little "foggy". It seems you have been summoned to the Celtic village of Cairville (even your car steers on the right!). There is a wizard Cornelius who has been released from his tomb and is now fogging up the village and turning people into trees and cats into tigers. You have to defeat Cornelius and the fog before he gets to the Royal Palace in order to save your world and the magical world you have been dumped into. If it sounds confusing, it is (at least to me!)
You have a Bestiary with 20 magical creatures, achievements, a bonus chapter, the strategy guide - useful- and an interactive map (the hints can be turned off). You get a raccoon friend to help with heights, hatch a fairy dragon to set things on fire or melt things, and a Magic Star that somehow takes you to another part of the woods before it loses power. The HOS are lists (only 2 in the demo) and the only mini-games in the demo are this dumb one with runes that I skip every time. The game crashed on me once, but when I exited and returned it continued on OK.
I like it, but not sure I want to buy it. The animals and trees are cute, but the game is confusing and the mini-games irritating.
November 2, 2013
A Great game from BLAM
A really fun game, alas, too short for me. 4 1/2 hours and that's solving every puzzle except one. Graphics are beautiful, puzzles are fun and interesting. HOPA's are well crafted and in order to play them you must use items to open them...so something new. Storyline kinda hohum but characters are beautifully rendered. Paid the full price before realizing there was a sale on.....extremely annoyed since it wasn't really worth the price. Sorry BF other more innovative and just all around exceptional developers to give this one a fiver. I always struggle with the "challenge" portion of the review since I don't like challenge but clever entertainment.... which the puzzles were entertaining, SOOOO short tho ARGH. I hate when I spend the full price and feel unfulfilled. :( I still recommend this game but take advantage of the sale price as the full price is not worth it.
November 2, 2013
An Almost Perfect Game
There's something about this game that grabs you inspite of its few but startling flaws. After playing for 10 min. or so I decided against it but by then it was too late. I was hooked on the story and finding out what was going to happen next. It's nice to see a game with so much plot pull tht you feel real suspense. Wow! Now about the downers...The cursors for one. They are well drawn and elaborate which is the problem. It's often hard to tell where they're pointing. The hint button recharges sloooowly, even on Casual level. But the hints are helpful and the map is very good. Don't be put off by the crash scene opening because from there it's a creative, suspenseful game with only minor flaws. Give it a try
November 2, 2013
CHARMING, WHIMSICAL, YET SOPHISTICATED. I LIKED IT
REVIEWED BASED ON COMPLETED GAME IN HARDCORE LEVEL
I don't believe in giving storylines away, so I'm just going to tell you the nuts and bolts .... that way you can be surprised.
Very interesting introductory scene, makes you want to get into the story right away
Lots of gorgeous colors, which I enjoy
Background music was beautiful and advanced the emotion of the game
Story is nothing new, but it is still interesting and it kept me glued to the game
3 different levels of play
On hardcore level, you get to choose whether to use the map or not, which I advise u to use or you will be backtracking a lot
Multi-dimensional story line takes you through many new and interesting scenes and moods
Lots of easily attainable achievements
Collectible bells which are easy to find
Two helpmates, which I don't usually like, but in this instance, they were used intelligently and for practical reasons not just cuteness
The jump map is both useful and beautiful (really cool)
The story wraps up nicely so you don't need the CE bonus chapter
The bonus chapter can stand alone and is fun to play
The mini games are rather new and a bit more challenging than normal
The characters are very like-able without being too saccharin or childish
The bad guy is good at being evil without being scary
I thought the game was a bit short
The HOs were a bit washed out making some objects hard to see
The further into the game you go, the MORE cluttered and brownish/washed out the HOs junk piles become, so you may need a magnifying glass
Story could have been a bit more original
I think everyone will enjoy this game. It manages to be an adult fairy tale that is neither too silly nor too scary. A very pleasant adventure for all levels.
November 26, 2013
Review of a finished game...
This game is well worth the purchase. Adopt pets to help you through the game. The is alot of backtracking, but your well done map will get you there. 35 tiny bells to collect, achievements . Lots to do to put Cornelius back to sleep. Visuals and music help the ambiance to the game. Plz post ur fav. game after u write ur review so that others can chk it out as I do.. ty game on gamers...
November 11, 2013
Again, I am reviewing the game play and not the story. Graphics are nice, a bit old school, but it fits the story line. Game play was good..only had one glitch, but it righted itself when I went out and back in again, which I should not have to do. Music not too bad. Can't tell how long the game may be. I much prefer seeing how many chapters there are before I buy a game. Gives me some idea of how long I can play and if it is worth the CE price. Nice voice overs, but some areas you cannot click through if you read faster than they speak (didn't like that#.
HOGs are clean and clear with easy to find objects. Puzzles are very simple, with one repeated at each new area, but gets a little harder with each play. Nice bright colors in this game. Locking inentory bar, which I really like. Helpful hint system and fills farily quickly. SG is the usual. The game is simple enough where you don't really need to use the SG and rarely use the hint.
More cute little animals, but that's okay. They are used well. You find little bells, which are not extremely difficult to find, but you do have to look for them. You also find animals, but I'm not sure I was really finding them, as they were in a scene and I was told I found one. Got tired of seeing "you completed a HOG in less than a minute" #yes, they were that simple).
Not a lot of shoe leather used on this one, but you do use the jump map on occasion. Very nicely set up and each location is identified, so you don't have to try to remember what a place looked like.
Okay, one comment about the story. Not sure what it is really. You get bits and pieces of an explanation, but so far, nothing has really tied together. Haven't seen anything from this dev for awhile. I kind of liked this one, even with the few minuses. This game was not extremely challenging, but for some reason, I found it to be fun. I may get this one on the special today. Just have to decide if I want to spend the money for the CE, but I will get one of them.
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may not care for this one at all. Thanks for the reviews.
November 3, 2013
A little too cute but I guess I can stand it.
This is based on the demo and admittedly I did not get too far, which is a good thing. There is definitely much going on in this game, enough to keep one busy for a while.
A man in a tractor crashes into a hillside and unleashes an evil wizard, Cornelius into our world. Cornelius has already ruined another world and is bent on ruining ours as well. You are a Scotland Yard detective who also crashes and is propelled into the other world and must save both worlds.
drawn artwork with lush colors busy landscapes, a little blurry. The music is nice and unobtrusive.
3 modes of difficulty: casual, advanced and hardcore; with a nice touch of advanced not having any black bar help which is excellent as in many games there is way too much handholding even in advanced or hardcore mode telling what is needed to be done. Here, you are on your own in advanced!
Games are mostly not challenging so far and are well known. There are also animal/creature helpers which are becoming a trend these days and I find to be a little too cutesy for my taste, and I am an animal lover. HOS are really kind of junk piled
and it took a while to find some objects.
There are tiny little bells to collect and they are hard to find! I think that is why I spent so much time on the demo--LOL. There is a bestiary, which describes all the animals one finds along the way, there are achievements (pretty standard such as finish one HOS in less than a minute, do it with no hints etc). there are repayable mini games, a bonus chapter, an interactive map and a journal neither of which I use. There is an SG which is quite helpful and I don't use hints, so I can't speak to them.
All in all it is a nice game, it really has not gripped me in a way that the others recently have, but I do like the challenge of finding those little bells and the mini games are lots of fun. The story does have some interest and I recommend you play the demo before you buy to see if you can stand the kitsch. I will at the sale price today!
November 3, 2013
This enjoyable game takes a while to play, and requires a good memory or notes. There is a fair amount of back and forth, which the map is handy for. Sometimes you have objects in your inventory that take a long time to find a use for. If you are playing in the hardest mode there are places in the game where logic doesn?t dictate where you go, or what you need to do, such as freezing the pond, or using tennis racquets for shoes. Laughably, a few times when I was stuck, I just plain forgot to use one of the two little helpers. Although cute, having a lighter would have sufficed instead of the little dragon. Too bad a game player can?t choose what to have as a helper as there are some of us who don?t need or want the ?cute.? The HOS were the usual piles of miscellaneous junk ? why, oh why, can?t there be more specific things pertinent to the situation? Most of the puzzles are good and enjoyable, especially the water pipes. The last puzzle, directing light beams, was confusing even after reading the directions ? there were too many ways to position the variables on top of trying to figure if the red beams are ?good or bad.? The story line was OK, but to be fair it?s never my main interest.
November 29, 2013
Cute fairy tale fun
I feel like there are a lot of fairy tale games lately and this one is really worth playing. The story wasn't anything original, fight between evil and good king, but it kept me entertained till the end. There are some added fun details. As a companions you have a cute dragon baby and a clever little racoon. Along the way you meet many magical creatures you can read about in a bestiary later.
The artwork is beautiful and music was a pleasant fairy tale one.
There are not many mini games, some of them were quite original. There are a lot of HOS but not too much and they are not repetitive.
My only complaint is the levels of difficulty. I usually play in the advanced mode (no sparkles, skip charges slowly). But in this game the advanced mode also included that when you clicked on some object there wasn't any comment, the character only said something like "that wasn't right". When I set it to the easy mode the character told you exactly what to do like "I have to cut this with a knife". It was quite annoying because sometimes you had no clue what the character wants to do and I would prefer a small hint like "I should use something to cut this" rather than telling me exactly what to do.
The bonus chapter also isn't very enjoyable. I felt like it's there just to call it a collector's edition. You had to fight the evil all over again and it just felt repetitive.
Overall a great game with boring bonus chapter.
November 26, 2013