Cadenza: Music, Betrayal and Death Collector's Edition
A different slant on the hidden object game
I found this very interesting and a lot of fun.
April 26, 2014
What. A. Game.
This was an amazing game!
Now, there are things I didn't like about the game BUT the game as a whole is just superb!
With this game you can adjust the difficulty into quite a few categories and even a "custom" category where you can adjust the hint recharged and the puzzle skip time.
The story opens with some phenomenal jazz music and its full of promise and hope. It took me a little bit to understand exactly how to play the game but once I got the hang of it, i really enjoyed it!
With a lot of these games it brings a little paranormal and reality together, so -anything- could be possible. With that in mind, what I really thought was happening, wasn't! It shocked me!
The HOSs were a little complicated and there were a few variations of them. It can be tricky so you have to pay attention. The puzzles were good 'thinking' puzzles that with a little bit of patience and thought were easily solvable.
Now the story puzzles were very annoying- I loved the story part that explained a little more of what was going on with each "slide show" but having to put items in the picture to move on to the next portion of the story was just aggravating. I didn't know where some of the pieces went and had to use the hint button often (or because the hint button is at the bottom of this slide show stories I would accidentally go out of the story).
The game took me right at 3 hours to complete- it was absolutely WORTH it though!
I got a little confused throughout the game on what should be happening and the graveyard area kept pointing me to a certain area over and over and it wasn't time for me to go that yet- sooooo i had to rely on the strategy guide to get me through.
All in all i absolutely recommend this game! The story does start off slow, so don't fret if you start to feel the game is dragging on. Some times it felt like there was things added to the game just to "fill space" but that's fine- I still enjoyed it. If you don't want to spend the money for the CE (which I got during the Buy1 get 1 free sale) then wait for the SE, i'm sure it will be just as excellent (but without all the extras).
Put this game on your "MUST BUY" list and definitely buy this game!
April 18, 2014
A must buy, for sure
Bought this game without trying. I had to have it knowing it was a Mad Head Game, I just love this team.
Game is excellent so far. The HOS are different and morphs are well hidden.
The Cutscenes are superb, and face movements are very real.
Of course it has the usual collectables and such.
Good map also. Even if you don't like jazz music here it does not get on your nerves. It kind of blends in well. The sounds of the street etc. are so well done, well, all the sounds in this game are truly well done here.
The imagination of this game is excellent and draws you right in.
Even if you go to the " extras " there is plenty to do.
It is the extra mile that these developers go that keeps me coming back and hoping for more games from them. Five stars, no doubt
Graphics are very clear and colorful and the story really drew me into the game.
This was definitely a must buy for me.
April 12, 2014
I haven't enjoyed a game as much as this...ever!!! Everything about it was new, exciting, beautiful, creative, bold, and addicting! I played non-stop for at least 5 hours yesterday, and couldn't wait to get back and finish it today. I'm going to play it again immediately, because I missed so many of the bonus items and morphing objects, and I want to take my time and not rush through it the second time.
I was really tired of HO games, and had quit playiing for at least a year. This game has opened up an exciting new world, and I think they broke the mold with this one!
April 28, 2014
One of the best hidden object games I've played.
Nothing to fault in this game. Loved that the bonus chapter was a decent length. Also you can go back and find the music notes you missed first time around and play the extra content over again.
Excellent value Collector's Edition game. Just to add the music was fantastic.
April 28, 2014
gamereasycom approve it
I am a gamereasycom user,and on Gamereasy NeWS I saw the game a good review
April 17, 2014
Finally something Different and Engaging
Don't miss this one! It is worth five stars and getting the CE. The game was immersing from the get go and long enough to not feel cheated. The music was great. Only criticism is that some of the games were too easy or too finicky and confusing. Example the detectives key where everything seemed to move and nothing would stay where I put it so I ended up skipping which I loathe. I enjoyed the HOs which I almost never do. The whole game seemed fresh and creative unlike so many these days which just seem repetitive and dull.
June 15, 2014
Best game of the last two years
I LOVE everything about this game! The graphics are stunning, and I loved the jazz music. The story line is fun, and voice actors mostly sound authentic New Orleans in the main game (although not in the CE's bonus game). The HOGs are innovative and interactive. The puzzles are also innovative and challenging, although not really difficult. It's the best game I've played in the last couple of years, maybe more, and I play two or three games a month. You won't be disappointed!
May 5, 2014
This game should be called: Music, music and music!!
This is a real gem of a game!
Cadenza: Music, betrayal and death is a very addictive game, from the sharp visuals, to the unpredictable story this is a game that will marvel you and sometimes challenge you in a very fair way!
From the opening scene, you know that this is going to be a fun ride. The map is genius and you have to go through the city using a taxi! Btw... Nothing in this game is random!
What I loved the most is the music!! With a couple of really really good songs and all that Jazzy feeling of the game that is ever present! The Saxophone happens to be one of my favorite musical instrument...
The sound effects reminded me a lot of another great game I played recently (Nevertales: The beauty within) especially in HOS when you find an item but I think that it's the developer's signature.
Speaking about HOS... There are plenty and can vary in nature. From the standard one, to the match a pair kind of HOS, this game has it all!
When you complete the game, you get access to the bonus content, there is a large bonus content... There are hidden music notes to find in each scene, a morphing object in each HOS, achievements, wallpapers and concept art are among the standard ones with a couple of new ones.
I was a bit surprised by the bonus gameplay as I did not expect it to be the way it turned out to be. But it was so fun I wish it was a little bit longer!
All in all, it's a genuine, fun, ingenious, and totally new game with 5 difficulty options to choose your own way to play the game. I love it!!
May 1, 2014
It is now October & I am now writing a review, why you ask?
Well, to put in simply, I wanted to wait and see how all the other games came out this year so far. I have to say there have been some great ones, but his baby is a keeper. In fact, I will leave the great applause for this game to every beautiful person who wrote in already and described this game wonderfully.
My whole point in this, is to stress that this game should be without a doubt:
The GAME OF THE YEAR!
I hope other game makers and Mad Head themselves continue in this type of vein, because it is glorious!!!!
And I too liked that there were African-American people in this game - the music, the voice overs, the HO's, the puzzles, the uniqueness of it all makes them game a play over, many times over
Thank you to Bigfish and MadHead Games for sending out this jewel.
I am a huge purchaser of BF, so for me, please continue your hard work and know it is SO appreciated and LOVED!!
October 7, 2014