Amaranthine Voyage: The Living Mountain Collector's Edition
HAD ME HOOKED FROM THE BEGINNING!!!
This one has excellent graphics, very clear and bright colors. Only a few dark places, but not too dark to see. Game play was excellent as well, no problems at all. I usually turn music down, but I liked this one. Glad I left it on. Music changed with each scene and mood, so was not boring at all.
Voice overs were very well done, with emotion to match facial expressions and what was happening at the time. I liked that you could "click" through the dialogue, for those of us who read faster than they talk. There is a locking inventory bar, and a very nice jump map. Hint system is very helpful and filled quickly.
HOGs were very well done. They switch between silhouette and standard. You can also change to a bubble shooting game! Each HOG has a riddle to solve at the end, which gives you an item that you will use within the game. The attention to detail was amazing, e.g. using a spoon to crack an egg. I liked the way an item is automatically removed when you "put the pieces together," rather than having to click on it again to remove it from the list. You also have a little dog, Bonnie, who is quite helpful in obtaining hard to reach items within a scene. She actually barks when you can use her. You also have a bow and arrow that is quite helpful, but it doesn't bark lol.
There are the usual achievements, along with collecting 48 dog biscuits, which are easy to find, and 20 fairies, which are not as easy to find as you may think. Hope you enjoy the game as much as I did!
January 24, 2014
A Very Enjoyable Game ...
Great Graphics, Sounds, Effects, Voice Overs & Video Scenes ...
Plenty To Do And Not Too Much Back-Tracking Which Makes Progression Flow Along Nicely ...
I Got Mine On Special; Offering The Extra Game Play For Only A Little More Than The Price Of A Standard Game ...
January 18, 2014
fun hidden object game
good game and lots of things to do
January 16, 2014
You Gotta Get This One!
Wow, am I having fun! I'm only half-way through this CE but I had to stop to type a review. First off, I have never turned the music UP during a game. I am during this one. My hat is off to the developers on this! In fact, the music is so good it will make me want to play the game again. It's kind of a new age tribal sound on certain scenes. But it changes often as you go from scene to scene. I want to know who did the music, for sure, so I'll be checking the credits. I would absolutely buy this soundtrack on CD. I suggested a few months ago that developers should give new composers a chance to showcase their music via online games. Whether they listened to me or not, I'm experiencing much better music, and I haven't even used headphones yet. I plan on doing that soon. Besides the great music, this game is so much fun! Puzzles go from easy to quite difficult and there are some new ones. It's not loaded with HOS, which is great for me. I'm a puzzle person. I'm really loving this developer. I don't normally buy CE's, but I will from this company.
January 26, 2014
I loved everything about this game. great length. That's really important to me. The graphics and scenery are also really important and they were beautiful. Two collectibles... dog bones for your companion puppy and 20 fairies. Nice story.. while this particular storyline is a bit too familiar, it still kept the game interesting and moving along at a pretty good pace. Loads of color, nice music. Loved the bow and arrow, even if I'm not such a great shot which wrecked my chances at getting all the achievements. Lots of those to achieve and a mix of HO scenes with a riddle at the end for your final item. Good cut scenes also. Having played hundreds of these games I still found this one fun and interesting. It had a lot to offer. Quite well done. Definitely recommend it.
January 23, 2014
This game had different types of hidden object games that I enjoyed. The graphics were exceptional and the interaction was terrific. I really enjoyed playing the demo and will definitely purchase the full game. I highly recommend this game, however I did play it on the "casual" setting.
January 16, 2014
I really like this sequel.
I would really like to play the full version but I am not ready to buy the collectors edition. I will wait until the regular version is out. Does anyone know when this might be?
February 8, 2014
I try every new Hidden Object Game and rarely I like one enough to buy it. But this one, I love it...
February 7, 2014
loved it exciting and cant wait to buy it
January 16, 2014
I'll shout it from the mountain top: A Must Buy Game to Add to Your Collection!!
This game has got it all, folks. I don't know but I think finally the developers are taking heed to what we like and this is a winner for sure! I just finished the main collector's game and will be playing the bonus game soon. Since I'm called the professor in this highly, creative game, I rate it an A+ in every category. Delightful, engrossing, fun-filled, visually beautiful, sound effects awesome and realistic, a full variety of HOS with silhouettes, regular/interactive HOS, HOS with poetic riddles; and you have the option of switching to a bubble shoot in place of the HOS if you want. I preferred this game's HOS, very unique indeed! Eventually, you'll have a companion--a cute dog named Bonnie to help retrieve items that you can't reach--she'll bark if you ever need her assistance; there's a great hint button; same for the guide; great storyline; wonderful VOS with text as well. Great game-flow! Read the journal; read anything in sight. It's good for ya' and helpful, too! Find 20 tinker bell fairies; and don't forget the doggie bones too. And this game is not impishly silly either. Very intelligent script, I must add. I played this in expert mode but play it anyway you wish. Loved this game. Now let me get back to the bonus game--Jonathan and I have to find the Sun Diamond. I highly recommend this game.
February 24, 2014