Cadenza: Music, Betrayal and Death Collector's Edition
This is a good one.
I love the music theme and location. The hidden object part is a little different than most and the graphics are good. To me it seems more fun than most of these mystery games. I would recommend it.
April 12, 2014
First, I loved the music!
The storyline was great. I wasn't overly impressed by the hogs (find one, put one back) and the puzzles were not so great. The game moved along at a good clip. All together I really liked it. The bonus chapter however was very short. By the time I was finished with the game I was not interested to go back throughout all of the scenes to find the morphing objects not available during the standard gameplay. Instead of keeping me interested I lost my interest all together. I wish I had waited for the SE.
April 16, 2014
If only the game worked on the Mac!
Played smooth and beautifully in Windows 8.1 running VMware Fusion for Mac users.
The Jazz music is outstanding, so is the graphics and the story. Everything about this game is TOP-NOTCH and captivating.
Didn't want the game to end. Look forward to more games from Mad Head Games Co.!
April 23, 2014
good game but very short
For the price you pay for this collector's edition, the game is very short. I think I finished it in about 4 or 5 hours, and that includes the bonus chapter. I did like that the HOP were a bit different. Overall, a fun game, but not as much challenge as I would have liked, and definitely too short.
April 22, 2014
Original and Fun
I really enjoyed this game. Graphics were great and the storyline was pretty good. Some of the music was a little annoying but for the most part it was a pretty good way to spend a few hours.
April 15, 2014
Loved the story
This is a beautifully made game and love the story, graphics and sound. What I didn't like was there were too many puzzles, even the majority of HOs were a puzzle, and I dislike puzzles. If this had more HOs, I would have loved it but even though I love the story and want to see how it ends, I'm going to sit on the fence and decide later.
April 12, 2014
Not THAT great!!
All I'll say is that this game really isn't worthy of the HUGE rave reviews. Yes, it's a bit of a different story. Yes the HOS were different. But I found no real pleasure or excitement in playing this game. It's nowhere near the same quality as many other CE's. I'd advise you to try the demo first before buying.
I, myself, believed all these over-the-top rave reviews and was actually disappointed. Maybe THAT'S the problem. All the reviewers built it up to be so wonderful, you're expectations are really high. It wasn't an awful game by any means, but I've definitely played MANY other CE's of a better quality and with more pleasure. I actually couldn't wait to finish this game....and that is 'telling' in itself.
So, I do recommend this game but realise it's been built up way too much.
April 16, 2014
I really enjoyed this game. I liked the visual and sound. I enjoyed the puzzle and hidden object games. It was worth the money.
June 27, 2014
The music is great as are the main characters
Nice to have some games starring African Americans, and really excellent music in this New Orleans set game. Other than that, though, fairly predictable game play. Not too much running back and forth needlessly and I appreciated that. I think I would have liked more challenge in the story itself, though.....but some of the mini-games were very well done.
May 29, 2014
A Jazz Concert HOPA--Stereotyping at It's Finest...
The New Orleans backdrop and jazz music were refreshingly unique in a more modern day era. The voice overs, music and singing are superior. The game could have been so much better as Developers had all the right stuff, yet, they seemed to hold back and went off into different directions.
I just could not stay interested as the puzzles were way too easy and practically completed for me as I clicked away. Developers seem to hesitate allowing gamers a genuine challenge. Which puts us right back into playing an interactive cartoon--that is now also a jazz concert-- rather than a game played and won based upon our skill as gamers. Why, oh why, cannot we have both--a good story line coupled with fun challenges?
Scenes were dark with moving shadows and I refuse to stare at a monitor to detect morphing objects along the way. This is merely camouflage to replace quality gaming.
Immediately loved the cab driver who reacted appropriately and was a safe haven for Adele--and gamers-- to retreat and get bearings. Played demo only, however, based on the map, this is going to be a very long and tedious game even without the Bonus Content.
At opening scene, our girl Adele gives pain meds to an obvious drunk in the alley. What is the point after all? Give the guy a couple aspirin for his headache and send him on his way. Thanks for the front door key!
Overall, the stereotyping put me on edge immediately and I knew this game was not for me. Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
April 13, 2014