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
a really interesting game that i really liked
this game is kind of hard. the hints charge kind of slowly. i played casual, low sound. there is a diary but no map which i could have used since there was a good bit of back and forth. you are looking for your kids after your ex-husband has kidnapped them. before that though, your were married to their father and he was charged with you father's death so your ex went to jail, you then married his best friend who was there to help with the kids after your ex-husband went to jail. your now husband winds up shot and you are sure your ex did it and left the notes about your kids being taken. then you decide to go into his brain to find your kids with a dream machine. well you find out the truth about all of it. some of the HO scenes are pretty dark and the items are hard to find, but it is a game that makes you think and it has good length, so it isn't a game that you waste money on because of length. sequel.....this is one so why not.
March 6, 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