Amaranthine Voyage: The Living Mountain Collector's Edition
This review is based off of the CE. I read a few reviews before I purchased the game. Overall the game was good, but I got bored in the middle and found myself just wanting to finish it towards the end. The story line is good and entertaining with twists and turns. Visual quality was nice. There are secret objects to find through out the game.
The HO scenes were enjoyable because they varied in different type. The puzzles were a mix of easy and hard. I didn't not like the inconsistency of the challenge of the puzzles.
February 1, 2014
One of the better games of 2014
This is one of the better games for this year. I usually don't pay any attention to the storyline, so that isn't a factor, but I loved the clever way they incorporated different types of HO games (moving you around a cabinet, etc.). The dog biscuits got to be a little annoying and the games were easy, but it 'moved' easily and I really enjoyed it. One game I think you can't go wrong with, and truly a CE.
January 24, 2014
Never Laugh at your Professor :)
This is a great release from Eipix. I absolutely love most of their games, although I did not care for the first installment of this game (The Tree of Life). In this one, you need to find your student who has gone through a portal to a different world. The music, graphics, color, etc., are excellent. The HOS are varied and fun. The puzzles ranged from easy to hard (I'm not the best at puzzles). You do get a helper, Bonnie the dog, who helps sometimes and is not intrusive. There are many extras in this CE. Hidden bones, hidden fairies, a long bonus chapter, replayable games and HOS. All in all a very nicely done game. For me, I wasn't very interested in the story. One of those games that just couldn't keep my attention. It seemed to drag on and on. I may retry the SE and see if I feel differently then.
January 17, 2014
So beautiful - I wanted to really love it...
The artwork for this game is outstanding, every scene is beautifully done. I wanted to love the game but the actual game play left me kind of bored.
There were too many illogical tasks and the flow of the game felt disjointed. Odd things you needed to do, unexplained objects for strange combinations.
As it stands, I've been working my way slowly through the bonus chapter for over 3 days...just don't have the interest to go back and finish it.
I don't recall feeling this way during the trial...did it fall off the rails?
February 6, 2014
Good story line
This game has a great story line and the flow of it was pretty good. The critter action was fine. Not over done and some interesting touches here and there.
The HO's were just good but not great but you could switch over to a drop game if you wanted. Map was nice but not interactive.
Graphics were nice and characters were good. I did feel connected to the storyline. Rainy day special for me.
January 24, 2014
Above average but....
I just completed the entire game and while it was enjoyable, I think I can recommend that the CE is probably not worth it. I would wait for the standard version and buy that one instead.
January 19, 2014
An okay'ish sort of game
Personally the game didn't grab me although there were aspects of the game that I quite liked. The HOG's were different and quite fun and if you didn't want to do them there was an alternative game you could play.
I confess I'm a bit of a 'hint' person but on this game I used it very rarely but the 'skip' button got used on some (most) of the mini games. My one BIG grief with the game was that wretched bow and arrow that you had to fire. I'd get the target lined up dead centre and fire and a caption would appear on the screen and I'd have to try again and again and again...... Almost started to pull my hair out in frustration as you couldn't skip it.
All in all the game passed some time when I had nothing much else to do.
February 4, 2014
Based on demo
I just felt that playing was a bit boring. Nothing really new, puzzles were easy as were HO scenes. It just didn't take much thinking about.
I get a little fed up with all the 'cinematics', whilst I except that there needs to be a story line to much time is wasted on these and would prefer to get on with the game play. Being able to click on dialogue to continue was good.
Graphics were clear.
Can't comment about sound as have it switched off.
January 16, 2014
Too "Cinderella" for me
This game has great graphics, but the whole dressing up for a wedding, and using super simple hidden objects to do so, just made the game childish. The puzzles were too easy. A shame I wasted credits on this.
January 20, 2014
Story?? What Story??
I had already played the first game in this series, and quite liked it, so was looking forward to playing this one. I bought the Collector's Edition, because Big Fish were doing a 2 for 1 sale, and so got it half price, which, as it turned out, I'm glad about. The graphics were beautiful, crystal clear and colorful. I never have the music playing, as I find it distracting and annoying, so can't say anything about that. The various Hidden Object games were good, with many objects interactive. I don't like puzzles, but I managed to muddle my way through some of them, but admit that most of them fell to the Skip button. But it was the so called story, which lets this game down. Maybe its because I'm new to these types of games, but after the first hour, in my opinion, there just wasn't a story, it had been covered in the demo, and after that it was simply playing the various games to get to the end. Because I had the Collector's Edition, I also got the Bonus Game, which again had little to recommend it, just play the various games until it finished. I really wanted to like this game, because I had enjoyed the first one, but this, for me, was a big let down.
March 4, 2014