Lost Legends: The Weeping Woman
Weeping Tears Of Joy - Finally - A Great Solid Game - Completed Game
I purchased the CE when that came out so my review here is based on that. The game has 6 chapters and I have listed the CE extras at the very end of my review.
Game opened in widescreen for me
Choice of cursors
Transporter map that you get a little into the game.
Journal: Has your tasks and notes to help you along.
4 modes of play including Custom which I found to be a little different here though. You get .the choice of how your Hint works. You can have it tell you exactly what to do or just give you a nudge along. No sparkles. Modes of play can be changed during play as well as Custom choices.
HOS; Interactive word list with some puzzles thrown in. Graphics nicely done here. I enjoyed these. I had no difficulty finding/doing anything.
PUZZLES/MINI GAMES: I'm not a fan. Less the better. Has nothing to do with being too hard or too easy I'm just not a puzzle/mini game person for the most part. Having said this: These varied in challenge for me. I did skip a few of these. Some the usual run of the mill with a different twist on them to fit the theme of the game (Mexican festival) and a few I haven't seen before. There's also an info button and some have a reset button on them. The skip is very quick on charge up in custom mode.
VISUAL/SOUND QUALITY: I really LOVED the graphics. Vibrant, colorful. The Mexican festival theme. These displayed just stunning, crisp and clear on my computer screen. They fit the game here right along with the characters/voices that are very well done - Latino accents.
LEVEL OF CHALLENGE: I played the custom mode and loved it. Game play for me was pretty easy for the most part right along with the "adventure" side though not always linear. The skulls while I located them all I didn't think they were always easy to locate. The morphing flowers I didn't have any trouble locating these
STORY LINE: I was so engrossed in this game. I was hooked to this from the get go and held my interest to the end. Some twist and turns to the story. This was also well integrated into the game play. The main game also came to a conclusion for me. I didn't feel the bonus chapter was needed. Bonus chapter is a new story that stands on its own and has different characters to the main game. All new locations. None are from the main game. I enjoyed this as well though and was surprised by the ending though it does come to conclusion.
MY PLAY TIME: Main game 3 hours. Bonus Chapter 1 hour and 15 minutes. May be more or less for you of course. I didn't use any hints, map or strategy guide but I did skip some of the puzzles as I said. Game length was just fine and right for me. I don't need for a game to go on for many hours.
FUN FACTOR: While this game was pretty easy for the most part this was a breath of fresh air for me and fun compared to what Big Fish has been releasing lately. A HUGE KUDOS to you here Gunnar Games: While I encountered a few animals very briefly but NONE of them became my helpers for the game along with NO fairies, NO purple and pink hazy/foggy graphics. I also had no tech issues.Overall 5 stars from me. Thanks Gunnar Games and Big Fish for a great game..
25 Morphing Flowers
6 Wall Papers
9 Concept Art
August 24, 2014
Sit back and enjoy
Review is based on playing SE addition
Really loved this game! It is colorful with an wonderful storyline of an Mexican legend about a women married to a cheating husband who runs off with another woman taking his children with him. She in total desolation walks into the river. Then returns to take the village children. A yearly festival takes place each year to please the ghost from taking the children but still they disappear. You are a reporter trying to prove or disprove the legend.
Graphics are vibrant and voice overs very good on cut scenes. A nice change from the dark and gloomy games.
You do get a map that lets you teleport from one scene to another.
Hint button when you are stuck is helpful.
Three options for play mode.
HOS scenes are fairly easy and interactive with some having mini puzzles within them.
Other mini puzzles range from fairly easy to difficult and I did skip on a few.
Good game for a beginner at casual level or a more experienced player in the harder modes.
August 26, 2014
A new Twist on a Legend
I grew up hearing stories about the "Crying Woman". What a delight to see the color and brightness that I have long sought in games right here on Big Fish! Loved the artwork, authentic designs and familiar legends in the story. The games were challenging and the HOPs were unique! A challenging, enjoyable, one of a kind game. Thanks!
August 30, 2014
Easy for beginners
I play in casual mode. This is a great game for anyone including beginners. If a hint is needed, it is very precise.Great storyline and graphics!
August 30, 2014
Excellent game as a SE it,s worth for the price or a credit COUPON well done BIG FISH
August 27, 2014
Nice and Relaxing
The game is very pretty and the sound is great. It's mostly HO's but has other puzzles scattered through the game.
The fact that I found it relaxing to play means that it is not difficult enough for many people.
September 4, 2014
NOT BAD, RAN OK, NOT A LOT OF EXCESSIVE BACKTRACKING.
September 14, 2014
Good Little Game! Glad I Got It
This is posted after playing the entire game.
I have to admit I was a bit skeptical of purchasing this game after playing the demo, but I am sure glad I didn't go with my first instincts. I really enjoyed this game. Had a good time with it.
The graphics were very good and the sound was excellent. The voice overs were well done and the music was very tolerable.
Hidden objects were pretty easy. I don't think I used the hint button at all on them. They are well done. Laid out and not just a pile of junk. Some things I had to look hard for, but mostly they were there just screaming to be found. The mini games... what can I say, they are mini games. I do not like mini games and usually skip them with little effort. However, these were different. While I did skip some, I was able to play and get the majority of the games. That's my kind of mini. You have a task book which kind of serves as a journal also. Along with that is an interactive map that is quite helpful. It tells you where you have tasks to perform and you can jump from place to place. The hint, which you can use if you just can't figure out where to go next and takes you there, recharges quickly as does the skip.
The story was interesting. I won't go into the story. Big Fish does a good job describing it. The story flows and makes sense. Kept my interest all the way through. I didn't get lost in the story not one time and that's saying something for me.
This is not a game for those who want a huge challenge. It is for a few hours of mindless enjoyment and it was very enjoyable.
September 6, 2014
There is nothing wrong with this game. It plays fine, looks ok, the games are pretty much the same as other games. But there is nothing new or different either.
The plot is pretty standard as well. Once again we are rescuing children from an evil entity, in this case a vengeful mother who lost her children to her spouse when he abandons her for another. Drowning herself in a fit of sorrow she returns to take the children of the town. Or does she? This is what you, the detective, come to discover.
I simply could not get interested in this game and there are so many better out there. The art does not encompass you, many of the are voices and accents are phony to the point of offensive, and they could have created a much better feeling of pathos with all of the wonderful Spanish guitar music in the world. While I admit I only played the demo, it was more than I wanted. I found myself in a hurry to finish 20 minutes into this game.
While the Weeping Woman is functionally strong with jump maps and lots of play options, it is weak in presentation and for me, just another cookie cutter game option.
August 26, 2014
Oh so Short
Based on SE: the game was interesting and had some good points. However, even for a SE game, it was short. I was finished in a couple of hours. I would not recommend due to the length. Definitely not worth the money even at 1/2 price.
Did I mention it was too short?
August 28, 2014