Dangerous Games: Prisoners of Destiny Collector's Edition
Good game with great classic gameplay. It is a HOS / Adventure / Puzzle hybrid.
Time Played ~ 8hr (Collector's Edition)
Difficulty: Just right
This game has a good balance of hidden object scenes (HOS's) and puzzling/adventuring. It has great voice acting and terrific graphics. The music could have been made a bit less repetitive though and a little more uplifting :)
The mechanics of using a card and pet were pretty well done and did add to the gameplay enjoyment of the game. I like how the pet was not part of the HUD, as often times they are (in which case they would flash and immediately give away the fact that you need to use them in the scene).
I like the variance in the different settings that the game takes you through.
I would have preferred a little less HOS's though, and a bit more of cheering atmosphere.
The game is suitable as a family game I believe, since there is no actual lethal violence in this game.
March 18, 2014
Pass on this one!
I'll get right to the point -- DON'T BUY THIS ONE!!
I normally don't write game reviews, but I had to on this one. The story line in tired and while the graphics aren't bad, the cut scenes are ridiculous and totally unnecessary. Then, of course there's the mini-games. An hour and a half into the game, the mini-games started employing trial and error solutions, with no logic to them at all. And let's not forget about the HO scenes. I love HO scenes where you have to solve problems, not just find items. What I don't like is where you have to find 3 or 4 things to get what you're looking for and then having to use it to solve another problem.
The one good thing about this game is that there are 4 levels of difficulty: Casual, Advanced, Hardcore and Custom. If you do buy this game, I suggest that you select the Custom option and set it up the way that best works for you. The Casual and Advance settings are pretty much what you'd expect, but the Advance setting is a joke. You get such clues as "I need something here" and "I wonder what goes here".
January 2, 2014
Feedback For Blam! Review Based On Demo
This is just feedback for BLAM! here to let them know what kept me from purchasing their game.
I'm so sorry to say but I just didn't enjoy this game. For me this was a disappointment compared to your last game I played and reviewed: Punished Talents Seven Muses.This game you got 5 stars from me.
This game here started out just the way I like it the 1930's era as this is right up my alley. I really like these kind of graphics. You really had me with the storyline at first but then when it went to this "fantasy" world especially with the purple little helper that I had to name well you lost me there. Please no more cutesy little helpers in the game.Enough of this already! I also don't care for these kind of graphics.
I will say I did like that I could customize the game settings to my liking as there were no sparkles/black bar tips telling me what I needed to do in the game.
The HOS which I usually enjoy were beyond Sanford & Son junkyard piles. I didn't care for these too much.
The puzzles I am not a fan. Less puzzles the better for me. I prefer more on the adventure/HOS side but these were doable the ones I came across during the demo.
The achievements/collectibles in this game also didn't appeal to me. Truth be told I'm finding myself moving away from this "fluff" that once appealed to me.
Sorry but the best I can do for this game is 2 stars. I just couldn't get into it. I do however look forward to your next game offering unless of course you are taking your games to the "fantasy" type and graphics along with cute little animal helpers. If so well I'll have to add you to the no demo/no buy list.
January 6, 2014
Not So Great
Based on Demo. Same old rehashed story about being sent to a parallel universe & have to fight your way out or be stuck for all eternity. Big Yawn. The graphics are so cartoonish & downright ugly. Usual bland voice overs & junk pile HOGS. Music is dull. The SG shows only 1 chapter. There are achievements which pop up but achievement button was locked so I don't know exactly what they are. A lot of back & forth but the game was such a dud that I really didn't play all that long so I don't know how well the map works. Sorry BLAM developers but you game is a BIG dud!!
January 2, 2014
It is obvious that these devs have experience with new graphics. The game is very high def, pictures very clear and colors are great. Level of challenge was ok. Sad that they used all these tech skills to produce a bazaar game in which the story is so lame that after a while I just wanted to get thru it to the end. Initially I found it very basic yet enjoyable. After the hour, I realized that the story was so ridiculous that I had to not pay attention to it at all. Sometimes a story will kill a game for me even though other aspects are high standard. Many times I thought... who thought this up with twists and turns that don't make sense and even through the bonus content I thought WHAT? REALLY?
Cute Buddy side kicks don't work in this game. Angelic choruses don't work either. Well You win some and you lose some I guess. I think there are "sleeper games" out there that can surpass this major gig game.
January 4, 2014
GRAPHICS ARE BASIC
After playing the super graphic games this one is too kindergarten for me. No way.
January 2, 2014