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Do not let the first scene veer you off. It doesn't turn out the way it seems. I played the full version on another site and I totally loved this game and I hope Cateia Games makes a sequel. This is as to date my favorite game. What a fun long adventure you go on. The game itself is not short. No 3 to 4 hours and boom your done. I started the game in the morning, played the CE and finished it and finished this game the next day because I was falling asleep at the keyboard. The main character Helen is such a delightful character. I loved that main character. She is so modest and wanting to do everything right. The VO's are done exceptionally well in this game. Really fits the characters that you will encounter.
Story: You play Helen who's village is got invaded by the dark evil warriors so you only have a small amount of time to get your plane fueled and ready to go. Once you gathered everything you need you hop in the plane and take off. During mid flight you run into a thunderstorm and your plane is hit by lightning. You end up on this island with a splitting headache but turn out fine and you run into this warrior who becomes your ally. You become the Chosen One to restore the balance of the world. Poor Helen can't quite comprehend what she is to do at first, but she gets the hang of it. Be prepared for a long adventure full of intrigue and mystery.
Graphics: Outstanding. Everything looks so lifelike. Superb job done the art team.
Mini Games: I didn't skip any. They weren't overly challenging but not easy. Just down right fun. Truly enjoyed them.
Hint System: Awesome! One of the best I have seen in a game. Not only does it tell you where to go, it also transports you to the exact place you need to go. It also shows you what item you need to use in your inventory by show you a picture of it on your cursor.
Map: Jump map and extremely well done.
Music: Fits the game to a tee. Very well done by the music department.
To me this game rocked! I had a lot of fun with this one and I hope you do too. Kudos to the Cateia team for a job very well done.
May 13, 2014
CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS!
THIS ONE IS FOR YOU! It seems like it's been a long time since we've had a strictly Adventure Puzzle game, and this one is great fun! Don't get me wrong, I like HOPA games, but a steady diet seems disappointing after a while to someone who fell in love with gaming by playing Myst many years ago. Yes, the graphics may perhaps be a tad bit dated here, but some of the first Adventure games cost almost ten times as much as this little jewel! There are three levels of difficulty to play Black Rainbow. If you think you may get frustrated playing without the hidden object puzzles for a break, try playing this game at the easiest level. The backgroiund music is appropriate, and the tutorial is very explanatory. Help is available with the hint button, and there is an interactive map. There is also a very good diary which will elaborate on the story and will give you clues as to what may be your next course of action. There are skulls to collect for an achievement. All in all, I was very happy to find this game today. I have already bought it, and have played one hour with no problems. Highly recommended for Adventure fans!
May 13, 2014
Helen has her hands full
I love games by the Cateia , both because they offer the very few adventure type games we see on BFG and because of the quality of their gameplay, story lines, and puzzles. The hint button is useful if you do not know where to go. You do need to collect items along the way for your adventure, but there are no HOS per se, as this is not a HOG. I don't pay much attention to graphics in a game. I base my likes and dislikes on the gameplay and story line. There are quite a few puzzles in this game. I enjoyed the thinking ones. Didn't care for the ones which required manual dexterity. This is an easier type adventure game, perfect for lovers of these types of games, and those who want to try this genre of game. I do wish BFG could come up with a separate area for adventure only games, as the poor reviews mostly are based on there being no HOS in the game. However, I do recommend.
May 13, 2014
Finally a true Adventure game
I was having serious Adventure game withdrawal - I thought the only games they had were the HOG - I am so tired of HOGS!!! More like this marvelous games where you have to think. LESS HOGS. This is a wonderful game a challenge lots and lots of fun, locations, integrations of many mini games. I would give this a 6 stars if they were available. The sound is also awesome!
May 14, 2014
I am truly impressed by Cateia (sp) games; they always seem to offer wonderfully engrossing and LONG adventures.
I adore that there are NO HO scenes, and although some of the mini games were HARD I felt like I had really used my brain (and really that is one of the perks of gaming, to keep the brain WORKING!)
Oh yes; it isn't a collectors' edition, which I also applaud!!
If you like adventure games then this one is for you!
May 24, 2014
I love it, nice adventure game
In my opinion it's just a nice change from some of the cookie cutter games out there. Plus I'd rather play adventure then HOGs any day. Just my preference. So any game that is alittle different gets five stars from me. Thank you.
May 13, 2014
ADVENTURE GAME LOVERS THANK CATEIA GAMES!
Wow! Mark this date in June 2014! Finally a pure adventure game---that can be played by all. Unlike some of the phenomenal classics like Syberia or realMyst that are definitely a challenge, Black Rainbow can be enjoyed by all ages and strict HOG lovers may welcome a change!
Game starts out a bit slow to adjust from the seemingly murky mire of endless, boring HOGS, then off to the freedom of roller coaster ride adventure gaming! Whooah!
Scrub the scenes and go back again. What you need may be there a second time around. Look around. Click on this 'n that. About mid-way into game, the circle appears over items needing pieces from your inventory. Collect skulls for achievements. Search uncluttered, unique and beautiful scenery.
Playing challenge level which is so very easy, however, I'm not complaining one peep as we Adventure game lovers would like to see MORE BFG PURE ADVENTURE GAMES.
You're special. You can do this.
Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
June 28, 2014
Instead of repeating what has already been said, just wanted to say for this game at least that I totally agree with all the reviewers who gave this game a 5 Star rating. I was sad to see this game end and I also hope that Cateia makes a sequel, it is refreshing to play a game with No HOs for a change.
Thanks Cateia and BF for bringing us such great games.
May 17, 2014
I have not bothered to review any game on BF for months. The games we have been seeing have been mostly the same old thing.
Black Rainbow was created by one of my favorite developers. I love their clean scenes. They make you feel like you are THERE.
The music is excellent, This creative team does not use melodramatic crescendos to create false urgency.
The puzzles are not new and neither are they boring. Which is quite a feat! I also like the way the puzzles are PART of the adventure. They are not all jammed together, they are cohesive to the plot. Which is well written.
There is a lot for adventurers to discover in BLACK RAINBOW.
August 14, 2014
Best pure adventure game I've ever played because of the graphics. Very unique and beautiful. Cleaver puzzles. Simply a one of a kind game.
May 23, 2014