Echoes of the Past: Royal House of Stone
An old favourite
I have just replayed this game for the umpteenth time and enjoyed it as much this time as I did the first. I find the balance between HOS, puzzles and inventory items just about perfect but I am a HO addict! Although you are directed back to the scenes it is to hunt for something different so that is not so irritating. Although there is no map the scenes are fairly easy to navigate and there is not too much backtracking. The dialogue does not dominate the storyline and is almost a rest between chapters! The first time I played it took 2hours 40 minutes this time one hour and forty minutes. I like that I can attempt to beat myself. Some reviewers must have different versions to mine as I did not know of any morphing objects. What am I missing?
January 17, 2012
This was the first Echoes of the Past game I played. I truly enjoyed everything about this game. Challenging enough and the morphing objects are always a bonus to look for. I've since played all the Echoes of the Past games and this one is by far my favorite.
November 15, 2011
The Perfect HO Game!
To me, the Echos Of The Past trilogy are the perfect HO games. The puzzles are challenging, the story is interesting, the artwork is great and the HO can be difficult. I hope Orneon puts out another game in the Kingdom of Orion.
January 19, 2012
A great start to the series
What else can I say - I thoroughly enjoyed it, as my rating attests.
Gameplay-wise, this game follow the "Return to Ravenhearst" model, which has grown increasingly in popularity since: You travel between locations freely (gaining access to more & more locations as the game progresses), and in those locations you'll find HOG scenes, from which you'll obtain an item upon completion. The items is then used somewhere else, just like in a classic adventure game. Puzzles will also act as a way to (temporarily) restrict your access.
June 28, 2012
Great Adventure/Hidden Object game!
Challenging and interesting hidden object game. Storyline is a fun adventure, trying to unravel the mysteries of a past curse upon the royal family and kingdom. Lots of different puzzles; fresh!
December 22, 2011
Save the Kingdom!!!
good game. good storyline. Music is wonderful. Only downside is the people's voices. Bad character's voice. But all in all a good game to play!!
August 13, 2012
All Echoes of the Past games
I did this some time ago, but, have bought all of the Echoes of the Past games so they must be very good. I will buy games by who puts them out now as I've played so many. Orneon is good!
July 21, 2012
Fun game,not too challenging.
A bit short, but a really nice game to pass the time.
December 25, 2011
Love all the 'Echoes of the Past' Games ..... but
I know I shouldn't rely on the Strategy Guide, but I sure could use one for this version. I have signed into the game under 3 different names and get stuck on the same spot every time. Mainly with the mini game with the weights and the celestial mini game as I cannot find a way to get out of the Castle. Any and all help would be appreciated as I just love this series of games. thanks
August 19, 2013
Captivating Well Drawn 1st in Orneon Devs Echoes of the Past Series
Orneon Devs came up with a true winner, ahead of it's time game! Decided to play all 4 Echoes of the Past as I purchased them and never had a chance to get into gameplay.
Although some HO scenes were dark as you are exploring a "Middle Ages" castle, objects were appropriate and discernible and one last object would be used to further gameplay.
Storyline really draws you in and, once there, the artwork is breath taking. Forward to next game play "Echoes of the Past - The Castle of Shadows" where it looks, so far, improvements were made on the lighting! Awesome!
Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
January 24, 2013