Echoes of Sorrow II
Who Offed Daddy?
I was really surprised by the simplicity of this game, it just goes to show you that you don't have to have players jump through hoops to make the game enjoyable. There are only two modes of difficulty and the casual setting will have so many glints that you'll want to wear sunglasses. This is a love triangle, murder whodunit and the devs have done a nice job with the suspense factor, hopefully all the way to the end of the game. There are just the right amount of hidden object scenes and they are just simple list finds. The mini games are easy, some a little time consuming such as placing colored marbles in the correct color coded pie shaped grid by turning one disc at a time and placing a marble in the free spot in order to shift the marbles to inner and outer rings. This game isn't going to woo you with collectibles and morphs and your not going to win an eagle eye achievement, but you will get to find out whodunit!
February 3, 2014
Dark Hidden Object Adventure Game
Based on the Demo
I enjoyed the graphics: glitzy, like a high gloss magazine. They were clear, crisp, and clean. The soundtrack was excellent, piano music that turned into orchestral music. It was beautifully done and appropriate for this game. Voiceovers were well done. There was an eerie and spooky quality to some of the soundtrack.
The storyline was great. There is a powerplay between the heroine's husband and father. Her father ends up dead. Husband goes to prison for ten years. There is another man waiting in the wings for her. She marries him. Now, ten years later, husband number one is released from prison. High drama and terror ensue.
The hidden object scenes are well done. There is no interactivity, just straight point and click on the objects in the list. The mini puzzles were a lot of fun. There is no reset button but there is a skip button.
There is a journal that I never used. It just repeats the story.
There are no collectibles or achievements but you collect photo pieces, marbles, tiles, and pieces of sheet music to use in the mini games.
This is a great game.
February 3, 2014
I liked this game...ALOT
I don't understand all the poor reviews for this game...honestly. I found it fun and absorbing. I loved the minigames they were good and made sense within the storyline. I did not understand why suddenly we were in the hospital, I think some explanation should have been given...and to be honest that was the only flaw I saw. The sparkles did not bother me...at all.
February 17, 2014
Really enjoyed this game!
I got this game as a freebie and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I'll admit, it's not the best game I've ever played, but I really liked the storyline and the visuals were nice also. Not disappointed in the least and would highly recommend this game.
February 11, 2014
INTRIGUING ALL IS NOT AS IT SEEMS
GENERAL: Don't understand the low reviews. Played casual which was quite easy but still a lot of fun. The comments and glints lead you to the next action in most cases. I wanted to try the more difficult mode, but apparently you can't change difficulty midstream and I didn't want to start over. But I will buy and then try to more difficult level.
THE GAME: Graphics are crisp and clear. Story is intriguing and suspenseful. Can't wait to see how it ends to see if my suspicion about the new husband is correct. You know what your tasks will be. Items found are used within a short distance of finding them. HOS are nicely done - not too difficult to find as the objects are well-defined and not tiny. Puzzles are not too difficult to solve. Music is pleasant. Polished gameplay. Good recreational game.
TIP: If you don't like to be "lead," try the more difficult mode. Note it does not appear you can change the difficulty level after starting the game.
March 4, 2014
Simple, but Fun!
I'm not sure why this game was not reviewed more positively. Sure it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of our more sophisticated games but hey, maybe we are just a wee bit spoiled. I enjoyed the story and didn't try to analyze the whys and wherefores of what it didn't have. To me this was a simple game, with not a lot of extras that we are used to but I found it refreshing and relaxing. Nothing was too difficult, there was no need to go searching for things, collecting things etc. A simple case of whodunit with the necessary suspense to keep you going. Music was good, the nice wide screen was a plus as always, finding objects that were not set out as HO scenes was something different but enjoyable, and the stars/glitters did not bother me at all. It was just a nice game and as I am not an expert player I will add this one to my list. It will also be fun to go back and play the first Echoes of Sorrow.
February 3, 2014
yes for me
This game probably isn't sophisticated enough for most, but that's what I liked about it, I really expected it to be a run of the mill, cookie cutter game like most that have been released as of late, but was intrigued from the onset. It wasn.t too short nor so long you wonder what in the world could possibly happen next but just right that I didn,t get bored with it before completing. Simplicity at its best. Thanks BF
February 8, 2014
interesting game good story line needs some edits
overall I enjoyed this game. saved the kids which is always good. don't use sound so can't rate that but the only downsides were it either needs a map or the hint button needs to recharge faster because knowing where to go is next to impossible. and the game was longer than I expected. lastly I hate when looking for items and you click to much the game gets mad at you, just a minor frustration on my part but don't care for that. otherwise story line was interesting and I enjoyed the game.
February 8, 2014
An Enjoyable Game ...
Nice Graphics, Sound And Not Much Else ...
An Entertaining Enough Game To Fill In A Rainy Afternoon ... Did Grow A Little Tired Of Repeat HOG's ...
Worth A Voucher ...
February 22, 2014
Sparkles and Arrows Galore!!
Echoes of Sorrow II is the story of love, loss and betrayal. The story begins with a tale of rivalry, then a marriage and subsequent murder of our heroine?s father. The storyline is interesting and I would like to see where this one goes even though I think I already have it figured out but I could be wrong.
The technical aspects of the game are okay and only functional with nothing more than basic options being offered. There are not many settings to choose in either game play mode or sound ? just basically two options for sound and two for mode of play. The game does have voiceovers but they are only okay and nothing spectacular. The graphics are very good and crisp with no graininess, which is a plus for me. What I hate about the game is that there are annoying directional arrows flashing everywhere, particularly if you are in a location that has several different areas to visit. The game also has an overabundance of sparkles - way too many for my liking. I changed the game mode from casual to expert and the sparkles are still there. What is up with all the sparkles and arrows? It seems like someone didn?t have enough to do and added random arrows and sparkles all over the place just to be busy.
Unfortunately, this game seems like it?s been sitting on the shelf for a very long time. The game?s developer was at one time one of the top in the casual game industry but in recent months it seems like they have been putting out one mediocre game after another. I don?t know where they went wrong but things don?t seem the same with the A-Team. This slip into mediocrity is evidenced by nothing innovative in the game. The HO scenes are old-school list type with nothing going on. Although the puzzles in the game are interesting there is nothing new and none of them are difficult to solve.
Overall the game is a disappointment with its story being the only redeeming factor. I may use a free punch to get the game simply because I want to see how the story plays out. Hopefully, I won?t find the arrows and sparkles to be so distracting that I don?t complete the game. As always, I recommend that you try the game to see if it might be one you will like. I chose to recommend the game because of they storyline and because some of you may not be as distracted by the arrows and sparkles as I was.
February 3, 2014