Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches
Great adventure game!
Not too easy, or too difficult. I loved this game because it had challenging puzzles and long game play. If you like a creepy adventure game where you have to really search for clues, this is great!
February 5, 2012
Hard but not impossible
Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches was the second large file game I played. I got stock several times but I wanted to know the end of the story and see more of the amazing graphics, so I went to look for a walkthrough in the web. I found very nice sites that have free step by step help so you are able to continue the game. YouTube have many BFG walkthrough videos step by step so you don't have to stop playing the game you pay for and want to see the end of it.
I bought so far 444 games, played about 250 and never ever had to stop playing a game because I couldn't find the next step in the web. I look for help until I found the answer and then I continue by myself. If I feel stock again I go look for the next step but I never gave up any of the beautiful and amazing Big Fish Games.
January 14, 2012
Play this game you wont regret it. I hated to see it end, wish there was a part 2 awesome for any level of gamer it will challenge you!!
May 8, 2012
Great first person game. The scenery and the plot are both intriguing.
February 7, 2012
Brilliant Creepy Adventure game
I am a huge fan of Jonathan Boakes, the creator of "Rhiannon". He has a fantastic knack for creating wonderfully atmospheric situations. This game, like most of his has a subtle creepiness that I absolutely love. The few spine-chilling parts are never gory or pretentious but give you the shivers in exactly the right measure.
I love that the story is based on a genuine welsh legend. There is a lot of reading that needs to be done to fully appreciate the game which can get boring but I personally love the level of detail and richness that it provides.
I have to say the first time I played it I had to often check the walkthroughs because it is hard and there are a lot of links you have to be very clever and imaginative to work out but it does make sense in the end. The game play is very atmospheric which I love. However the actual mechanics seem a little jarring in that you have to look around a lot to get everything and the graphics aren't the most beautiful (it's quite gloomy) but if you take your time with it, it's a wonderful experience to follow the story of Rhiannon.
May 2, 2014
This is a good one! It's lonnnnggg, which I liked. It's fairly chellenging and the story and scenery are really cool!
February 22, 2014
Creepiest First Person Adventure
This game was genuinely creepy to play. Things jump out at you and you will be startled several times. However, it was fun and challenging with a great storyline that I enjoyed.
November 17, 2011
Wow, what an amazing story!
Just finished it... The best $2.99 i've ever spent on a game! Rhiannon was a real joy to play! Very long game play! The story line and puzzles/objectives were absolutely amazing! Some of the objectives have fairly complicated associations, and I found it necessary to use a walkthrough at several points during the game. Technically, it wasn't the best, as it uses a lot of outdated gameplay that many of the newer games have surpassed. Has some bugs, and i agree with some of the other comments regarding navigation. It could have been better developed. Regardless, this game takes you on an amazing journey!
December 25, 2011
Complex and Lengthy!
While many games seem to rush you through to the end, Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches doesn't do that.
Settle in for a long while for this game - it is very lengthy, even if you resort to some walk-throughs.
The frustrating part for me was being able to pick up an object, but not be able to put it inventory until you were close to needing it. That meant literally writing notes about where I saw something - otherwise, four hours later I was searching every area again!
The story line involves a lot of old Welsh legends, and while it is important to the game, you don't have to immerse yourself in tons of reading on background history and lore to keep moving forward in the game.
The pace of the game is slower than many adventure games currently out. This allows the necessary time to explore and discover things; No one is tied up and about to die if you don't hurry and find that clue like some games. You are also not going to interact with other people - it's just you, the farmhouse, outbuildings on the property, and lots of acreage and tree groves to root through.
There are no hints or help, other than your task notebook. It IS helpful to keep your own notes in a real life notebook, as I mentioned earlier.
This game was what I had been looking for: complex, well-thought out and very lengthy!
February 25, 2012
Good story, nice mystery, not easy, must like details
Rhiannon is my first big file adventure and so I gave myself time to get the hang of it. I got better at it by "Chapter Earth" It is comprised of an intro and 4 chapters. Walking your character through the game- you never see your character in the mirrors in the game at the sinks and running water- There is no reason for this - you just don't. There is must reading of three diaries and a recipe and letters and two books on trees and reports on land purchase and floride not in water and others- picking up magazes read those covers- in this game Some of everything you read will matter and a lot will not but read it and over time the game lets you pick up AND inventory- But it is a clue just to pick things up before you inventory them- look at the objects and Think about the game and where it logically leads to. The game is mostly logical but not always linear 1,2,3 but can be 2,1,7,8- I mean the way it progresses - NOT enough- music- sound effects- long streaches of no sound effects while you are Walking around- The creators of this game should fix that.The Walkthrough helps online are often wrong about moves in this game- Some say that the three stones when combined are a map of where to go in game to find next place/thing, but it is NOT a map- clue- look at the roman numerals--And also, Finding the claw is one of the trickiest multi task moves in this game- read all pages and sometimes just go back and flip through and don't forget to visit Rhiannon's computer to look for new messages/attachments throughout the game, It will not tell you to. Feed the cat and flush the rodents- The first letter says to feed the cat- I think it moves the game along- Revisit places new things will activate even to just pick up- and piano notes-have pad mk notes
October 18, 2012