Nevertales: The Beauty Within
Lots to do!
The things I didn't like about this game are the very things that will make many people like it a lot. It seemed like there was a puzzle, mini-game or HOS at every corner. Those who complain that games don't give them enough to do will love this one. I marked it down just a bit because for me, it was a little too busy. The producers clearly addressed those who get bored with plain old hidden object scenes. There were many variations of them in this game. Lots and lots of different things to do. I felt that story development was a bit slow and disjointed, which is where it fell down a little for me, but it all came together in the end.
January 27, 2014
Well worth the money
Sometimes I find myself getting bored with these games but this one I wanted to see through to the end. The story was engaging and the various characters that you met along the way livened it up a bit. I wish I had Gears in real life would make things so much easier.
I'm definitely not a hardcore gamer and the puzzles were right at my level. I only skipped one which was that knights and horses one and my husband helped me with the planets one otherwise I was able to manage on my own while at times still being challenged.
I loved all the book parts throughout the game where you got bits and pieces of the story. Shamefully I forgot about the baby half way through haha. I would definitely recommend this game to others and the only let down for me really is the ending. I wanted to sit back and enjoy the final parts of the story but instead had to complete some last minute mindless puzzles that interrupted the story. The ending just didn't wow me I mean seriously that's how she defeated the curse!?!
April 4, 2014
i only can play the demo
I liked the storyline its engaged i wanna know what happened when i travel with the baby in the portal i will buy it instantly.
January 7, 2014
Better than I expected
Thanks for the map.
There are a lot of "returns to previous scenes" for one extra task, and if it would not of had a map I would wasted a lot of batteries on this one.
February 9, 2014
A gorgeous game to be immersed in, but I figured out the storyline right away so it was annoying to have the resolution so painfully spelled out at the end. Also, there's a cringe-inducing song at one point that made me embarrassed for the production team. I'm not sure who the intended audience is for this game, and I don't think they were, either. The puzzles were challenging but it was because they were not very intuitive, not because they were particularly thought-provoking. Just not the game for me, but others here seem to enjoy it.
December 3, 2013
WANTED TO LIKE THIS GAME.
Purchased after seeing all the five-star reviews, BUT, this game just didn't do it for me. Silly story; disjointed game flow and jumping from one unrelated thing to another unrelated thing made for a boring time. And, please, no more critter helpers. Uninstalled half-way through.
February 8, 2014
I felt like this game had a lot of potential but kept coming up short, whether it was in storyline, in how long it was, etc. Maybe the collectors edition was better, but I'm not willing to pay nearly 3 times the amount for a different version of the same game on the off-chance that it will be better. Not to say that it was horrible, as the storyline was interesting and the puzzles were often good, but I felt like it could have been better. Would recommend with reservations... The second game is better.
September 13, 2014
The gameplay was good. The visuals and the sounds were all excellent. I enjoyed the length of the game, and the story was interesting and unfolded at a decent pace. However, the ending was a massive letdown. In fact, I was so disappointed by the ending that I doubt I will purchase any other Nevertales games.
July 22, 2014
Most reviewers here seem to love this game and I'm totally baffled...
Bought the game on the strength of the reviews and was totally disappointed. The game has good sound and the graphics are very good but that's all. Neither HO scenes nor the mini-games present any challenge. If that was all I would just consider it another average HOG. What pushes this one over board is the truly atrocious storyline. It is completely absurd bordering on stupid. Lacks coherence, characters are far fetched, locations are totally disconnected, i.e. there is an astronaut in a pirate ship. I stopped playing when I landed on the moon after escaping a volcano in a tropical island. How dumb can this game get? Sorry but won''t find out, uninstalling it now!
March 11, 2014
This game starts out like a spooky mystery and rapidly turns into Alice in Wonderland. I think the talking door guys were reincarnations of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.
Be sure to set your hint refill to the shortest possible as you will need it often. This is the most confusing game ever, like you're having a terrible nightmare. Not once did I know what I was doing or why. There is a cute little mechanical owl helper, so if you're not into cute little animal helpers... well, you'll have to decide for yourself. Sometimes you have to work a puzzle, but it isn't clear that it's a puzzle. I quit when I got to the talking doors, which turned out to be one of those puzzles you don't know is a puzzle. There are also puzzles disguised as HOS. Lots of up and down and back and forth and picking up inventory items you have no use for. God forbid I should have tried the CE. Any more confusion and my brains would have probably fallen out.
I seem to be the lone dissenter so far, so as always, try it. You might like it. Basically, it gave me a headache.
November 24, 2013