Chronicle Keepers: The Dreaming Garden
Nice Touch Developers (Based on Demo)
When my trial ended I was actually looking for the SG, bonus chapters and collectibles. To my surprise this is a stand alone SE. Definitely worth the price (especially at today's discount). I thought this was going to be the same old fantasy type of game as we have seen in the past, but to my surprise it was done very dark and not sugar coated candy. I absolutely loved the mother special effects and I had to laugh at the angry crow. Nice touch developers. You are searching to find answers about your mother with the help of your medallion. HOG's had a nice twist that I have not seen before. Puzzles are fairly easy and fun. Graphics were well done. Game was excellent on the fun factor. I love when developers try new things and this for sure is a hit. I don't know how long the game is, but for me a definite buy. Thanks Developers and Big Fish. Great game!!!
July 2, 2014
Seen Through a Green Glass....Mystery!
I wasn't greatly impressed with the blurred and wavering graphics of the opening cut scene, but my annoyance disappeared as the story unfolded and the sounds and music led me into the eerie, tinted worlds which....Hey, no spoilers here, fishies! Suffice to say there's a mysterious disappearance to solve, life-threatening choices to be made, and magic aplenty. What more could one ask of an involving and "can't put it down" game like this? The fuzziness of the graphics was due to an "effect" you'll find throughout the demo #and, presumably, rest of the game, too#. You need that fuzziness, however to spot the....well, things you need which often stand out clearly. A journal with magical pages which....but that would be telling, wouldn't it? Fast hint recharge and good puzzle directions. Fairly short tutorial which you can exit anytime, and varying levels of difficulty #not custom though#. In sum, I found this a very enjoyable, shivery mystery replete with odd shapes, runes, ghosts #?# and, well...I suggest giving it a try. For me, it's a keeper!
July 2, 2014
WHERE DID YOU COME FROM???GLAD YOURE HERE!!!
SURPRISE !! I LOVED IT!! UNUSAL AND A LOT OF FUN LOVED USING MEDALIAN KINDA SCARY LEPRECHAN GREAT COLOR ALMOST FINISHED SORRY TO COME TO THE END!! HOPE YOURE BUSY ON THE NEXT ONE!!!
July 3, 2014
I really loved playing this game, you have to save your mum by making an Elixir, you have to find a soldiers Armour, as well as collect stones as well. In each scene I went to I used the green medallion, you collect parts of your book that way, also use the medallion, in HOS, as the objects in green, you can only see with the medallion.
I'm certain others will love this game as much as I did
July 6, 2014
The Dreaming Garden plays like a CE !!!
Chronicle Keepers: The Dreaming Garden is a hidden object puzzle adventure game where you will have to travel to an enchanted realm and do your best to free your mother from an evil spell.
A powerful medallion that reveals the undead
Take on the role of Kinnat, a young girl who lost her mother when she little. The only thing left is a broken amulet and a memory: a fight between Brenna, her mother and an evil woman who made her mother turn to stone and her to be dragged away into another world.
After ten years from those events, Kinnat still can't shake the feeling that there's something more than our world. One day, while walking through the street, she notices a strange book in the mirror of an old bookshop. After taking a closer look at the ancient tome, she's dragged through a portal and transported to another time and place.
Rescue your mother from eternal sleep
It is here where she finds her mother and learns that only the Elixir of Life could break the awful spell cast by the evil banshee. With the help of a ghostly leprechaun and your powerful amulet, you must travel to the Sunken City and find the cure that will bring your mother back to life.
The way ahead is perilous as this realm holds many dangers. By using your superior puzzle solving skills you must overcome all obstacles and find all the missing items. Make sure you use the amulet on each scene in order to find hidden objects.
Solve puzzle after puzzle and have fun
With three different levels of difficulty, an exciting story that unravels to the user as he progresses through the game and mind-bending puzzles, this hidden object game is accessible to all puzzle enthusiasts. I really enjoyed the adventure, and look forward to more from this developer....
July 19, 2014
Don't overlook this SE: original twists
Love the visual concepts in this story. Surprising results and actions with little handholding because you have only a few hints for a guide. There are a few puzzling lumps, but this puzzling is exactly what a game should be about. You really have to have your wits about you and look around - and there's lots to see without overwhelming with intricacies in the designs. Hidden faces loom out, statues perform unexpected actions. I recommend this game highly for originality, even a few new items in the HOS (which I am really enjoying). Not the same old ho-hum! I didn't want to finish...
July 10, 2014
THE DREAMING GARDEN
SO SO GOOD I LOVED EVERY BIT YOU NEVER GET FED UP THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE THE GAMES THANK YOU
July 14, 2014
Very nice game
I likes this game very much. Searching hidden things with the amulet was nice, graphiks were stunning - thumbs up from me.
July 3, 2014
I thouroughly enjoyed the game.
It was a very good game and bought it.
July 19, 2014
Fun but not original or challenging
Graphics and sound are suitably attractive and fit the theme.
The storyline is familiar and, as it unfolds, offers no surprises.
The unique feature of the game is the character's glass medallion through which she is able to see things ordinarily unseen. I wish the developers had chosen to explain this unique feature without requiring you to go through a tutorial. Just a quick pop up explaining it once at the beginning would suffice. I don't want to have to do a whole tutorial just to learn about an unusual feature that could be explained in 10 seconds when all the rest of the game works the same as every other HOPA.
That said, I thought the glass medallion was a nice little twist that really adds fun factor to the game. It's also used as a device to deliver items to your inventory which allows the developer to give you things with minimal running around clicking everything in sight. As one who detests a lot of random clicking I appreciated this.
The demo says there are 16 HOS in the game which, IMO, is not enough. The HOS there are seemed pretty straightforward and never achieved even moderate difficulty. The puzzles were of typical types and were also fairly easy. In short, the game is not extraordinarily challenging.
Overall, this is a tough game to rate. It's more fun than it has a right to be based on a fairly well-worn storyline and the lack of challenge in the HOS/puzzles. It does have amusing moments, points where I laughed out loud actually, and the medallion thing is a fun twist. Based on fun factor I feel compelled to err on the positive side and give this game a four instead of the three it probably deserves for being unoriginal.
July 2, 2014