Final Cut: Homage Collector's Edition
BONUS CONTENT REVIEW! SPOILERS POSSIBLE!
BASED ON COMPLETED GAME
This is as good as the main game, even better if you like a more serious challenge, because I found the puzzles in this part of the game harder. The story is an offshoot of the main one that is played with a different character and occurs in the story while you are elsewhere. Very nifty. Was a bit disconcerting at first, I wasn?t sure what I was witnessing!
It took me well over an hour to play, and that includes a more extensive use of hint and skip than my norm. Most of the HOP types are represented, and there are plenty of new puzzles as well as a whole new ?movie? to experience. One hilarious glitch was such fun I wouldn?t want it fixed. At one stage all you can see of a person supposedly in full view is his forearm gesticulating in synch with his voiceover.
Okay. In some cases, I would have liked a more detailed explanation.
The collectible clapper boards (49) are not as easy to find as you?d think. They are fairly visible, but it?s the remembering to look that?s difficult, because there?s so much more to do. There is a clapper board indicator in the bottom right that shows if you have found the one in this location yet. Likewise the morphing objects (15) can be found in the HOPs, and an indicator shows if you have found it or not. You only get one shot at them, because the scenes aren?t repeated.
Everything from doing the tutorial to watching the credits. The 18 awards are nicely presented as thumbnail images on the movie screen. Achievements include completion of the extras games as well. Even an award for replaying the HOPs to a certain standard.
The souvenir room has a single item from all the locations and you are taken back through each to find it. Its image is shown in the lower left corner. I found this part of the game the easiest of all, even though some souvenirs are actually hidden within the location.
Wallpapers (8), Concept Art (8), Photo Sessions (16), Videos (18), Music (20). No wonder the game remained fresh even after I?d been at it for hours! I?ve never seen such a long list of sound tracks.
This is not just any old home video we?re talking about. It is a game in itself, which you get to play with the actual Final Cut team! They are full of surprises! I really love these people.
Puzzles (32) and HOPs (15). The HOPs constitute another game, because you can play them to achieve perfect scores no hints, getting the morph and time and accuracy scores, expressed as up to 3 crowns, and there is an achievement for that as well. You can find the morphing objects in the replayable HOPs, and the places you still need to find them are indicated by a highlighted jigsaw puzzle piece.
This is a top notch complete-package bonus content. There is something for everyone and several hours? worth of playing available, even after finishing the main game.
April 15, 2014
Very enjoyable game
There is something about Eipix games that I absolutely love, this being no exception. I think this is the best of the "Final Cut" games thus far. The HOS are varied and require thought. I love the puzzles created by this developer. They are actually fun and tricky, and I am not a puzzle lover. There is a serial killer loose and you are out to find him before he destroys the rest of your family. You have a side kick reporter with you (I actually could do without him, but oh well). The game requires thinking. It is not linear and if you play in the difficult mode, it is a real thinking game. I love the way their games center around the story, the HOS are about the story, the puzzles are story-related. None of this side fluff nonsense here. I highly recommend this, and with the sale (even though it's NOT half off membership price) I shall be purchasing this one. Have a wonderful weekend And, as an afterthought, the music is wonderful !!!
March 22, 2014
AWESOME!! Can't wait to buy!
Loved the story line and graphics and all the great stuff. Thank you... A great-grandma.
March 22, 2014
Based on demo ... i am downloading the full game now ... i LOVE the interactive gameplay ... the variable HOs and puzzles ... i absolutely LOVE the FAST PACE! ... i am easily bored and frustrated when a game does not MOVE! ... the graphics are spectacular and the voiceovers are WONDERFUL! ... thank you EIPIX for the game and the cursor that WORKS! ... ANOTHER WINNER!
March 22, 2014
An Oscar Winner For Me
Great game, long, challenging, interesting.
Recently played the earlier games but this outclasses them both.
Loads of extras, morphing objects in the HOP scenes are hard to find which is great as well.
Lovely unexpected scenes, you never know where the projector is going to take you next which adds to the fun.
Best game I've played for a while.
March 28, 2014
Great Job Eipix, You did it again. Played demo for 30 minutes and decided to buy it immediately. Excellent game
March 22, 2014
How great is this game? Really!
This is the third installment of the Final Cut series, and it is even better than the other two! This is a game that is worth buying the CE. I enjoy games that have an actual storyline that makes sense, as this does. The characters are well delineated; the HOS vary between silhouettes and named items, or you can choose to play a match game if you tire of hidden objects; the scenes are well lit (good for those of us with older eyes). I was too involved to remember to hunt for morphing items (I accidentally found a few), and all of the clapboards, but I will try to keep them in mind for the next time I play. Don't be too quick to click on messages from the Director, because you won't be able to read them again. I play on Casual the first time through, so I don't know how difficult this game can be. One last thought: ALWAYS watch the credits for games from this developer, because they are very amusing. They also mentioned that there will be another Final Cut game coming. Can't wait!
March 22, 2014
Really fun game
If you have played the other games in the series you pretty much know what to expect. I love the straight forward mystery/detective genre with no ghosts, goblins, curses, amulets, etc. I get really tired of the same old plots over and over - not so with this one! Original storyline, interesting characters and, most important, really fun gameplay. Don't skip the credits - even without the achievement awarded for watching them they are well worth it ;-) More like this please!!
March 24, 2014
Great Game ...
Excellent Graphics, Sounds, Voice & Video Bits ...
Another Great Game In This Series ...
Bonus Game Was A Good Follow Up, But Seemed Very Short And Not Worth The Extra ... So Wait For The Deals Or The Standard Edition ...
March 29, 2014
Final cut 3 is outstanding!!! 5.5 stars
Eipix really hit the mark with this thrilling suspense HOPA mystery. Homage picks up where Encore ends, and this is during the first minutes of play. You don't need to play the previous editions, but you'll want to. This is a true CE in every possible way.The bonus game explains the conclusion. Excellent story, voices, realistic cut-scenes, and graphics. I love the sound of the projector as you switch scenes during progression of the adventure. In the extras you get to play a game which allows you behind the scenes at Eipix. Kudos to Bigfish and Vladimir Zivkovic for this masterpiece. I really loved it.
March 25, 2014