Riddles of Fate: Into Oblivion Collector's Edition
Seven Deadly Sins
The townspeople of Riddlestone has always been known for their virtues until the seven deadly sins take up residency and seed those sins roots deep within the citizens and the Royal Family, making chaos the norm. Fighting sins such Greed, Envy, Jealousy, and Gluttony won't be easy but you have found a powerful crystal and you are learning how to recharge and use this powerful weapon against these sins. This game has been professionally produced, the quality of the graphics and gameplay are excellent, the HOS are well done although they are far and few between! This game is all about the puzzles, puzzles all over the place and I love it! There seems to be a game to please almost everybody, turning rings to complete a picture, drawing lines between several colored tiles without overlapping, to it's matching tile and even painting a picture correctly of the Royal Family. There are Royal Family statues to collect and if you visit the room, you can read a short bio on the characters you have found. There are also Royal Crowns hidden opaquely throughout the game. You also earn achievements and I always suggest reading the achievements before playing the game to make sure you earn every one possible. I'm loving this game, so I'm off to fight some sins, enjoy!
March 6, 2014
Brush up on your seven deadly sins!
Elephant Games brings us another fun and interesting challenge. The town of Riddlestone has been overtaken by the seven deadly sins -- greed, gluttony, envy, wrath, sloth, pride, and jealousy -- in case you've forgotten. You are again a detective, summoned by Queen Olivia, to find her daughter Ann. You discover she has been overtaken by Greed, and converted into an evil being who loves gold. You find a banishing crystal that, when charged, can defeat each sin. You use it on gluttony to save the artist's daughter. After recharging, you are about to use it on greed..........when the demo ends! Bummer!
The storyline is unique, as with most of the Elephant games. You have a teleporting map and a hint button that helps you decide where to teleport to. The HOS are lists, but they are clear and clean -- uncluttered and easy to see. The mini-games are repeats of ones we have seen before. You recharge your crystal with magic from each sin's sign.
You collect figurines that give a summary of the main characters' hobbies, personality, etc. The king is depicted on his deathbed, due to the ruination of his town. You can view the figurines via a "stage" icon on the game screen. There are also 24 crowns to collect, achievements, wallpaper, art, music, a bonus game and a strategy guide. You can choose from three modes of play.
While not the best of the developer's games, this is still a worthy effort with an interesting story line. The two games offered with this one are excellent. Try it yourself and see!
March 6, 2014
Wonderful, long, and challenging adventure!!
Based on completed game and Bonus play:
Have just finished playing the game and REALLY enjoyed it, just as I enjoyed the first Riddles of Fate game. My only small disappointment was the short Bonus play, but the game itself was quite long. MONEY WELL SPENT!! Others have mentioned that the puzzle games were too easy, but I actually found them pretty hard and had to skip a lot of them. But then I'm not good at puzzles.
I have NOT run into any glitches at all, although I am not one who's big on achievements and collectibles, so I don't know about that. The strategy guide was very helpful, it got me past any parts where I was stuck. Happy gaming!
March 11, 2014
One the BEST Hidden Object Games I have played for some time.
Everything about this game is top notch, the story,the graphics, the sound everything. I was asked to test this game before general release, time just flew by and I hoped it would not end I was enjoying it that much. I really hope you try this game and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. As soon as I found out there was a earlier Riddles of Fate I just brought it. No one hour trial nothing because if the second in this series is this brilliant, the first must be right. I was not wrong...
March 6, 2014
NICE SOLID GAME
Lots of fun in this adventure game. Skillful storytelling. Logical gameplay but still thought-provoking in determining what it is best to do next. Good balance in types of puzzles, some of which take a little trial and error and/or thought. Light on the HOS. Detailed graphics are sort of dusky (keeping with the mysterious theme of what is happening in the town). Voice overs are okay - some of the actors did not sound convincing. Music must have been nonintrusive since I don't remember it. Well thought-out game.
March 6, 2014
Riddles of Fate in Riddlestone...
I really liked this story and the challenge of defeating each of the 7 deadly sins. The bonus chapter was great as well. When you complete the bonus chapter there is a hint that another Riddles of Fate game may come to Bigfish. I hope so because I agree with fellow reviewers; Elephant games are unique, big budget adventures with incredible stories, graphics, hos, puzzles, the works.
March 11, 2014
Oh the sins that destroy
It's an Elephant game...They are always quality games,engaging, challenging without being too difficult. Many collectables....look carefully.....
Graphics are great for the story.
HOs, puzzles are fun, clear & just right on the challenge level.
Music appropriate for the storyline.
Hints are teleporting to where you have to search when you need them.
The 7 deadly sins have taken over the town. Your job as detective is to restore order & peace plus destroy the 7 deadly sins.
I really like this game.
March 6, 2014
Another Great Elephant Game
This game has everything. You are asked to banish the sins from Riddlestone. The graphics are beautiful; the hidden objects and puzzles are fun. You have different modes of play, a strategy guide, map and hint button. In the casual mode the hint button teleports you to the new location. There are six main ares and a bonus section.
March 24, 2014
It's a 'SIN' I missed this when it first came out! : }
A town is enveloped in an epidemic of sorts created by the onslaught of the insidious plague of.... THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS! It's up to you as detective and problem solver to undermine the efforts of this dreadful plot and set the town back to it's glorious and harmonious state.
Well, I am only now delving into the midst of the overtly dreadful plot in order to help solve the dilemma for the townsfolk in this interesting and absorbing adventure H0G.
I had not even trialed the game due to having overly relied on some criticism I read about the game [criticism I now do not agree with] and to think that it came from some of my normally reliable reviewers. What a shame! But all is not lost... I have now purchased the game and well past the 3/4's mark and had to stop to give a quick review to encourage others to give it a fair trial!
IMHO Riddles of Fate Into Oblivion is fantastic! I There is a great level of detail the designers put into the game from graphics to puzzles, sound.... the whole package is very well synchronized and incredibly fun and exciting to play.
I encourage anyone who enjoys adventure gaming and clearly well thought out H0G's and interesting, clever and well integrated puzzles that are appropriate to the scenes and plot of the storyline and game content to definitely check this out... if you are like me you will buy after completing the demo.
It took me a few scenes to actually get the flow and my appreciation for the quality of this game has continued to grow as I venture on.... thank you SO much developers for your conscientious effort and hard work in creating a wonderfully creative and rewarding game ~kudos!
April 27, 2014
Elephant's got the smoke down pat!
Dark, dreary, mysterious. Very good soundtrack. Great storyline that didn't stray. Scenes blended well, and I really liked the "teleport" feature since I am lazy. I skip a lot of minigames, but these were pretty cool. Great game for beginners as a CE.
March 11, 2014