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
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
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