Lost Souls: Timeless Fables Collector's Edition
Great game! Not so sure it was CE worthy however.
This game very much reminded me of the Golden Trails series and graphics type which I really loved playing, but they were longer and more detailed and SE versions. I really loved the game, but feel that it was not CE quality. I like having the notifications that there was nothing left to do at the moment in areas of the map, and there usually was a logical next step but just enough of a gap to keep you on your toes. Love this type of graphics, very clear and crisp and find it difficult to believe that others found items too small, certainly well hidden. Story line was rather sparse and sketchy. Coin idea was a nice touch but no big deal. It seems that each consecutive story book became less and less interesting and shorter in duration, expected much more from the Jack the Ripper book and a few voice overs were definitely not quality acting. Music was TEDIOUS and extremely boring....sorry BF. I didn't take the time to notice who the developers were but will make a note of it later. I think it would have better been billed as a SE as it really didn't qualify for CE status....especially since the final book really wasn't that interesting and had no relation to the original story line, perhaps that was the intent, but it was so random and sparse in content that I don't think anyone will regret waiting for the SE version. Do hope the developers come up with a higher standard and quality of story with more action and a little less HOS's or at least more interesting ones. :) I will still recommend it but not in the CE version.
May 8, 2014
Fight the Cthulhu and save the town!
This is a good SE game, but doesn't have the bells and whistles required for a CE game. The story is pretty good, but the execution is strange.
You are Bella Smith, looking for your archeologist brother Stan who was sucked into a portal after placing an artifact on a book. When you pick up the amulet, it splits into 5 pieces and inserts itself into 5 books, the first of which is "The Call of Cthulhu", a story about some strange octopus-like monster. When you enter the book, you are whisked away to Innsmouth, Massachusetts in 1928, where you meet Professor Angel. The Professor is now a ghost, having been grabbed by Cthulhu. He promises to help you find your brother if you defeat Cthulhu for him.
So the interactive map is a bit different here. It has the main buildings of Innsmouth, but no hint as to where to go next, except new places keep appearing on the map. You also get a clue "Nothing left to do -- Click the map" that tells you to move on (in Casual mode).
The HOS are either word lists or picture lists, and the Hint Button is most useful here, as some items are hidden very well. The Mini-games are not too hard. You also keep finding coins you can use to buy your own artifacts like Cardinal Richelieu's Chess Set. This doesn't seem to have any purpose other than using up your coins. There are also achievements.
I actually had to use the Strategy Guide once or twice, because the Hint Button is not as helpful as it could be. There is also a bonus game -- solving the book "The Titanic."
I like this game despite its quirks, but do not think it is a CE!
May 8, 2014
A Very Enjoyable Game ...
Very Enjoyable Graphics, Sounds And So On ...
A Great Concept Of "Putting Things Right" As Seen Before In A Number Of Games With Alternating Historical Time Zones ... This Game Applies That Concept Using A Feasible Blend Of Classic Tales ...
The SE Version Is Enough In It's Own Right To Complete The Game ... The Extra Chapter Is Neither A Prologue Or An Epilogue And Really Isn't Needed.
So Glad I Got Mine On A Special Deal ...
May 18, 2014
Smile and say "cheese"
Storyline was pretty clear, but characters were stiff and unreal. Minigames and HOS were too easy. The map was really nice, and the fact that when you completed your tasks it told you to go to the map was a plus if you were a beginner. There are two modes of difficulty, and I should have played the harder one. This was not worthy of a CE.
May 9, 2014
Enjoyable, but not CE worthy
First thing i have to say about this game, as it irritates me sooo much is sparkles. Playing on the hard setting and sparkles were still telling me active areas. This more than anything was what i deducted a star for in the rating.
Too easy was a close second. There was just no challenge to it at all. Neither hint button nor SG were needed.
But the game itself was enjoyable to play, and flowed smoothly. Story line was very weak, and uninteresting overall, although the sub-stories were tolerable.
I recommend this game but suggest waiting for the SE version. Not worth paying for the extras.
May 10, 2014
Lost Soul "picking"
Was I the only one who felt cheated from an answer to what happened to Stan? Did Bella come home OK? Was he dragged into the book -- and WHY?
Lots of fun & great graphics in each storyline!
May 21, 2014
OK, but not a CE
I have the other 2 games and I was anxious to play the CE of them but this one falls way short of what is expected in a CE game. The story is interesting and I would like to see what the other classic book stories have instore, but not at the expense of this CE and will consider it again when the SE comes out. Graphics nothing special, storyline nothing new but doesn't get old, level of challenge is fairly easy, and fun factor to be continued to find out. I've never heard of the 1st book used, but the others are classics and it could be interesting how they play out in finding her brother. I will recommend, but not the CE, and hopefully after purchasing the SE version, I will not be too disappointed.
May 8, 2014
Not Bad-But Not Up to Standards
I always look forward to the CE releases, but this one is disappointing. It is on the simplistic side, and having to go to the map to change locations all the time is annoying. Puzzles are easy; HOs somewhat challenging. It would be better as a standard edition. Not really worth the cost of a CE.
May 8, 2014
Doesn't match up to the other games in the same series
Artwork was lovely, however, the graphics were poor and the music was repetitive and intrusive. Very, very simple puzzles and HOS, and I absolutely HATED the way the map showed you everywhere you needed to be without allowing any intellectual input from the player. Way too simplistic. This is the very first CE that I won't buy because it simply isn't worth the money?or the time to play it.
May 8, 2014
Great concept, but so boring..............
I purchased this game this weekend with the discount. I was hoping to like it and that it would get better after the first story, unfortunately it just gets worse. The music, which you can turn off, was so repetitious. This is like a very old school game where you jump from one location to another and not like the adventure games today. No challenge, but I guess it could be a okay game on a rainy day and if there is nothing else to do with your spare time.
May 11, 2014