Spirit of Revenge: Cursed Castle Collector's Edition
fire and ghosts
I liked this one. It had a gone missing element in the beginning that made me groan and think oh please not again!! But it soon changed into a story about the forbidden love between a royal and a commoner and the father who goes all out to stop it. This one was a good length which always adds bonus points for me. It had collectibles.. jigsaw pieces that you then used to complete puzzles and morphing objects that added to the number of hints you had available. There were not many mini games as it was mostly adventure play but the ones that were there were pretty fun. One character played the ball under cups game, another involved moving pieces into place just to name a couple. They were good. The graphics were beautiful and the cut scenes that told the story were pretty well done. I liked how the two lovers were represented by fire (the male knight) and ice (the broken hearted female) Things would burst into flame when you least expected it. Lots of locations to explore and tons of inventory objects to use. My only critique on this one was the Strategy Guide. It had no way to follow the morphing objects or the jigsaw pieces to see if you had missed any. They were not included. It did have a good journal that saved all your clues and information though. All in all I thought this was a very entertaining, long, beautifully drawn game with enough extras to keep it interesting. Very good. had it not been for the SG it might have earned 5 stars from me.
September 2, 2014
While I'm still confused as to what the intro has to do with the game play and the little girl they found. The game play was nice and long with lots of puzzles. Not very challenging and the bonus chapter was very short. That being said I did enjoy the game. I would have rathered waited for the se.
August 28, 2014
Better than Average, Worth Checking Out
It's been described enough in other reviews. Among HOG's this is a quality game but nothing mind blowing. For me the best parts were the actual HOG scenes, and the mini games. There was a nice mix of regular, matching, progressive, and other types of interactive ones. There were some mini games that I had never seen before, and that was very refreshing. There was a hint/teleport/active zone map. You could also collect hints by finding morphing objects. Because you have such a helpful map, you almost really never need to use the hints. At one point I had over 20 hints saved up, never did use them all.
So overall, it doesn't lack much in a better than average HOG. There isn't anything super exciting and different in the way of actual game play and progression. This is definitely exactly what you would expect in a HOG.
August 15, 2014
A Very Good Game
Game plays quite nicely. The visual and sounds effects are quite good. The storyline is great and the game is generally very easy to navigate with puzzles that provide just the right amount of challenge for those who wish to test their minds a bit.
August 11, 2014
NICE SCENES WITH GOOD STORY
I found this game not ridiculously complicated with a good storyline. Really enjoyed it.
August 10, 2014
would have 5 stars if some research done
Ths review is based on the demo only
The start was poor - cars in England driving on right - repeated in the flashback to the lord's accident. Accents - oh dear - terrible attempt. Scene one Police van with obvious left hand drive- a basic lack of attention to detail!
Other than that - spot morphing obects to get extra hints (appears to be one per scene) and collect parts of a painting which when all parts found fits together in a jigsaw and makes a part of a larger painting.
Mainly find objects and HO areas with puzzles thrown in for good measure.
Plot - disappearing people in eerie castle with ghost-like figures and flaming knights and wolves(??).
In the demo version, you have to navigate the castle etc.. and find the locket. This is just part one of many - didn't count how many paintings you have to complete - there were 8 parts in the one painting for the demo.
Slightly disappointed at the awful accents and sloppy errors, hence only 4 stars.
Not sure whether this is worth the extra for a CE rather than wait for the SE. There just seems to be a bonus game and maybe the morphing objects as extra to the CE as the gallery appears to be integral to the game.
August 10, 2014
A game by Vendel Games
There are 3 levels of difficulties.
I dont think I have heard of this game developer before but I like this game because it happens in a castle. I always love games involving castle and medieval stuff. The story is set in England. VO is not bad, there are some surprising moments but not scary. HOGs are of many different variety. Love them. Puzzles are also not that difficult. Bonus contents are the usual variety but it makes more fun by collecting puzzle pieces. I find this game a great change from the usual witches and asylum stories.
September 19, 2014
Fun to play
This was an entertaining game to play with some good HOS and puzzles. Liked the jigsaws included.
August 10, 2014
A cursed castle awaits
Yes, it's another cursed castle. However, I didn't mind. The visuals on this game are good and I liked the storyline enough to play the entire demo (which took me about an hour). I play all games casual but I only used the hint button twice. The HO's are a mix of "use this to do that" and "find the object" as well as the "put it back where it belongs". The map allows you to move between locations (which I certainly like). Voice-overs are fine. I'm not much for background music in any of the games so I won't comment on that. I never opened the strategy guide so I'm not sure it's worth purchasing the CE but I might just because I enjoyed it enough to do so.
August 10, 2014
Something just a little bit different
I am really enjoying this game. The graphics are not the best that I have ever seen, but they are good enough not to detract from the game. The HOPs combine finding objects with puzzles and are highly interactive. There are morphing items which are collected to earn hints. There are no achievements, but it is kind of refreshing to play a game where I don't have to concern myself with what I need to earn next. There are hidden puzzle pieces that will eventually restore a picture. I have only played the game for about an hour, but I think that this one will be very enjoyable.
August 10, 2014