Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches
Try before you buy
I've played dozens of the hidden object games. I had expected this one to be similar, and it is, but not by much.
While it's not childish like some, it lacks the adventure quality that I was accustomed to. I couldn't get into the game or the story as it was confusing to get around and therefore concentrated on that aspect more than the story line.
I want to clarify though, that because of this I didn't go very far into the game, so possibly it gets better but frankly I don't care if it does, this type of play doesn't interest me personally, so I stopped playing.
I gave it and excellent rating in the challenging aspect of the game as for some, this is right up their alley for game play. Hints are not given in sparkles and you have to think a little more than other hidden object games. I play all of them on advanced play without hints because it's annoying to be alerted to active zones.
So, if you're tired of the easier games and you really want to run on your own without everything going into your inventory and sitting there until needed, taking your own notes and sleuthing - this game is for you and I would recommend it. But try before you buy you may not like the interaction and end up like me, wasting cherished free game credit on it.
June 2, 2012
Too many flaws
I thought that this game would be a welcome challenge and change from the games we normally play, unfortunately I found the interface too confusing and the game itself very slow to progress. While the graphics were very nice and the ambiance of the game was quite creepy, there were still too many critical flaws in the game play engine to make this game worth the money.
December 26, 2011
Because the demo confines you to the house, I ended up buying the game to explore the rest of the estate. The gameplay didn't get much better or scarier for that matter. In solving tasks, I found that there is a LOT of reading involved. Sometimes you can't complete a task without scrolling through pages of literature. I guess I'm more action oriented so I found all of this reading to be annoying. Overall, this game lacks the scary atmosphere and immersive gameplay that I was hoping for.
September 16, 2012
The most frustrating game ever.
It took me forever to get to the front door in scene 1. You keep walking by it but you have to make left, right right etc in just the right combo to get there. And that was just the beginning.
There are items everywhere that you need to take, but you can't take them until you need them, so you have to remember where you saw all these things so you can come back for them later.
One of the first things you need to do is collect some items and start a fire. I had everything but the logs and it wouldn't let me pick them up. Even with the walk through I couldn't figure out why. After about 20 trips around the house I finally got the logs.
That was it for me.
This is not my idea of fun.
March 17, 2012
A pain to play. I've played many games like this and this one is the worst!!
It is too hard to find your way around with this game. Even the map doesn't help. The area of vision for each turn is very small and confusing as to which way to go. I kept going to the same doors over and over because I couldn't figure out where I was. I didn't play the game long before I was dizzy and aggravated and just quit. It is not scary, It is boring. The visual makes you feel closed in and you can't move the view around to see anything...just move forward or right or left. Very few places even let you turn around. You have to go right or left to go back in the direction you came from.
December 21, 2011
couldnt do a thing
what a strange game. i read the reviews and expected it to be like mystery case files. i should have tried it before i bought it. it was dreadful. i had no idea where i was or where i was going for about ten minutes then i gave up. you cant move backwards on this game so you get lost all the time. i would say to try it first before you buy it to see if its the type of game you would like.
December 22, 2011
I just purchased this game and found it to be lacking as a whole. Found it to be too dark and hard to navigate. Wish I would have downloaded it to give it a trial run as I would have NEVER purchased it. Lesson learned to preview games before buying. Am going to delete this game ...what a waste of money!
February 29, 2012
This waas not up to my expectations! After playinbg gamess likke Pahellika which is probably one of mmost favorite gamees ttoo put the 2 in the ssaame category is just wronng.
April 28, 2013
Boring, irritating navigation, just no point. TRY IT FIRST!!
I'm so pleased I tried it first and didn't waste my money. Really clunky, awkward and annoying. Gave up and deleted it after twenty minutes.
TRY IT FIRST!!
October 1, 2012
Even with a walkthrough, it was horrible. I couldn't move in the correct direction. I could move right left and up but not down. Much better games out there than this! If I could give it a negative I would!!!!!!
November 9, 2013