East Side Story
Oddly very challenging
Loved it! At first, knowing nothing about the game. I started playing it, with the weird red cursur, and beautiful photos. I almost just said it's not for me, Looked lame. I looked on the forum, and seemed alot of people were stuck at many places, so I gave it a try for a minute.
Gotta say, I LOVED IT! very challenging. No hints- just you and the game!! Try it!!
December 31, 2011
I loved it!!! The scenes are spectacular- I quite enjoy the realistic photo backdrops and talking with real people. It is quite challenging- not for those that like an easy game. There are no hints. I will be playing all the Carol Reed games!
October 12, 2012
Real drama, subtle, clever and FUN!
February 3, 2012
these Carol Reed games are wonderful. The real photos make you feel that you are in Sweden and you get to know the characters very well...Try them all, you will be hooked!
August 22, 2013
Too non-linear for me
This review is based on the full game which I just completed.
~ the graphics and wide range of locations.
~ the storyline, which was interesting and kept me playing to find out what would happen next!
~ many of the puzzles were well designed.
~ the overall length is very decent.
I didn't like:
~ parts of the music were absolutely awful- for example: ear piercing bird singing, so grating I turned it off- and I have high tolerance for annoying sounds.
~ the difficulty level was too high in my opinion, there are no hints or skip buttons, and I ended up needing a walk-through quite a lot. Some of the items are hard to find and there is a lot of walking around and searching through many rooms of junk to get a single thing, which is easy to miss.
Although I did enjoy playing this game due to the interesting story and wide range of locations, I had to frequently use a walkthrough. Even knowing what to do next, parts of the game seemed completely illogical to me, and I was totally stuck.
Locations have to be visited in a certain order to progress and if you get it wrong, there is no way of knowing- just wandering around for ages.
I only recommend this game for those who are up for a real challenge!
May 6, 2012