Lost Lands: Dark Overlord
You and your son are on your way back home. You stop for a rest and maybe something to eat before continuing onward. You get busy tidying up the area when suddenly you hear your child cry out. Whirling around, you watch in horror as he is swallowed up by a tree. The graphics in this game are wonderfully drawn. But this is NOT a pretty game. I can truly say that for me, it was creepy. I am happy I bought the standard edition with a credit. I love games where good overcomes evil. And, I am sure that the brave mother will save her child from the demon. Apparently, someone has opened a door for him to re-enter this world. But first he needs to inhabit a body. And guess whose body he is given. I must say that I didn't finish this game. It's for someone who has a stouter heart then I. I am a lover of fluff. If you are strong and of good courage, help save this child and allow him to return to the arms of his mother. I couldn't!! Oh, BTW, the puzzles and HOS are very interesting. I believe beginners and intermediate players will like them very much. And, the puzzles/HOS may even surprise some experts. Good Luck!!
April 3, 2014
Finished the game and can't think of any content which would elevate this game beyond mediocre.
April 11, 2014
A Dark Fairy Tale
I have to wonder at yet another storyline involving a mom/ girlfriend/ wife/ sister/ aunt or BFF needing to rescue yet another child/ husband/ sibling/ uncle/ grandfather/ boyfriend from some nefarious evil. Do the developers think only women play hidden object games? Are their imaginations so stulted that a game of seek and find is invariably welded to a plot of seek and find? Apparently so, and this game is yet one more example.
I was able to finish the demo in about 45 minutes. The graphics, music, and voice-overs were unremarkable and average quality for 2014.
The one thing I did enjoy was the Spirit of the Lake. She was so mythic! "My enemies did wrong me, and I have condemned them to suffering and doom. But if you bring to me that which I desire, I will reward you greatly."
This is not a difficult game. The puzzles were unoriginal and very easy, even for me. There is a jump map and the ability to adjust the timing of the hint and skip buttons. You can also customize certain other options. I'm glad to see more developers may be taking our complaints seriously.
This isn't a game for everyone, but I do think it will appeal to a certain niche audience.
March 27, 2014
Jerky graphics made gameplay impossible.
I checked my drivers and everything tech support suggested. I play other games that are heavy in graphics and I have no problems. I'm sad about it because what I did get to play looked to be a great game.
May 27, 2014