Second game from Botanica series by Boom Zap.
The story continues from where it left off from the first game. It is recommended that you play the first game first but if you don't, you will be able to know a bit anyway since they start the second game with the ending cutscene of the first game. But if you want to play the first game after this one to know the background of the story, you might have the whole 1st game ruined for you as they showed what really ends in the first game.
You will play as Ellie and Ian, two main characters of the game in every other chapter. The image, as usual of BZ, is crisp but a little bit cartoony. They are nice to look at but I have problem with the cursor being so small it's quite difficult to see. The music is soothing, very island, tropical atmosphere.
The game is easy, you practically don't have to use SG, the map is very helpful, it shows where actions are available, and the hint also can point you directly to the location. The puzzles are random, some are easy, some are not. I am not a puzzle fan and had to skip many of the puzzles because I am too lazy to solve them. The HOG are combination of simply hidden objects to fragments and objective scenes (combine stuff to get certain objects). Quite diverse.
Even if you don't love plants, this game doesn't have that many plants/ science thingie like the first one. In fact, there are more weird animals in this game than plants. I think the clawcrab is the cutest creature in this game.
As many other BZ games, I expect there will be lots of proceeding games after this one although the ending looks like it finally ends but I see how it went with Awakening that I think this will be the last of the Botanica game I will buy.
June 6, 2014
it seems it was a sequel but i don't remember the first game
played casual, low sound. skips/hints charge fairly fast. hints will take you where you need to go and then show you where you need to interact. there is an interactive map, and a journal. you are looking for your father who went missing a long time ago and you are helped by your friend, ian, and you play as the main character then as ian off and on in the game. could be a sequel. mini games are not too hard, i just couldn't do them all.
February 12, 2014
Lots of bugs where part of the screen was totally white. Sort of tedious.
January 24, 2014