Love Story: Letters from the Past
I loved this game
The game was excellant better than I throught it would be. I brought this game, glad I did
February 14, 2013
The title caught my eye which lead me to check out the demo. So different than the dark, sometimes gritty mystery/suspense games I usually play but in a good way.
Includes a fair amount of HOS with a tad bit of a twist to the norm. Not very challenging but what it lacks in challenge is made up for in art and story. A few of the scenes appear more cluttered, making it difficult to find the smaller items that are listed.
Love Story: Letter From the Past is a melachony telling with a nostaglic appeal. Help the character Mary tangle through the mystery behind her late husbands love letters he'd written in the past but for whatever reason they never made it into Mary's hand.....until now. Soon after the day of Mary's husbands funeral, Beth, the comly, loyal nurse whom had been taking care of John departs, but I believe she has alternative motives, however that's when my trial ended.
This was a nice change in the usual BF genre of games. It's bittersweet as you help Mary navigate her new life without her loving husband John, while trying to figure out if the person she had trusted with her husband's care may have a dark side to her caring demeanor.
January 2, 2013
I love love stories
Very good relaxing and dreamful game. Something for tender souls.
April 13, 2012
A gentle delight..
I thought this was a sweet story and I wanted to find out how it ended. I thought the mini-games were quite entertaining, varied and imaginative for such a gentle HOG. The game was not hard but not boring and had many more chapters than I expected. Was pleased to discover that finding the letters was only a quarter of the chapters and it continued on.The music was lovely and quite a surprise since there was not as much repetition as you find in most games. Not a really challenging game but sweet and relaxing.
November 11, 2011
One that grew on me
I did the trial of this ages ago and never even finished the hour! Then for some reason I decided to at least finish the allotted time and ended up buying it! Why?
Because it is different to the usual run of the mill game.
Because it is gentle and romantic.
Because no matter how old you are love can win.
Because although it has sadness it is not macabre or evil.
Because one day when I need something "feel good" I will play it again,
February 21, 2012
Not as Good as Beach Cottage, but still Satisfying
I really loved the Love Story: Beach Cottage more but I think that is only because the ending was a little longer and rewarding. This one feels almost anticlimactic at the end and the resolution is way too short...disappointing. But I loved the music. The settings were also beautiful and fun with an added scrapbook feature that makes this game a little longer to play and that's nice. No puzzles of any kind, sort of a bummer. But overall I am happy I played this game, really liked it and beg Big Fish to make more in this series!!!
June 10, 2012
A sweet game
This is a very sweet, romantic game with a nice story. It's a happy-ending sort of game, and isn't really dark like many hidden object games out there. (Which is a plus for those out there who don't care for the darker ones.) It also has a nice blend of hidden object scenes and mini games.
That being said, it's not extremely challenging, but the story helps make up for the challenge this game lacks. The lack of challenge and the story make this a good game for someone who enjoys hidden object games but wants something more relaxing. The graphics and music are pleasant, and it's a nice length as well. Overall, it's a sweet, pleasant game that I'd recommend.
December 8, 2011
Good little story
liked it very much, but the graphics were bad, and very hard to make out the items, this caused me quite a bit of eye strain!
Having said this, it's still a sweet game for us romantic ladies to enjoy,
June 26, 2012
Love Letters from the past
What an absolutely delightful and sweet love story, loved it. How now to see a story like this for a change, instead of something violent all the time. Lovely graphics and rather pleasing background music as well.. Some of the hidden items were a bit difficult to locate at times, but there is a hint that recharges pretty quickly. Kept on playing this one as I wanted to know how the story ended and did not want to wait.
April 13, 2013
FIRST LOVE IS THE STRONGEST
STORYLINE: Romantic storyline was well developed. Mary married her high school sweetheart, John. After he was shipped off to war, her last letter is from the Service saying that he was missing in action (i.e, presumed dead) and included a Medal of Honor. She remarried and her 2nd husband recently died. Letters appear in her mailbox from her original husband, marked ?return to sender.? Ending was anticlimactic.
LENGTH: Game took about 3 hours. Primary audience would be older women.
GAMEPLAY: Linear play as you take a nostalgic trip with Mary and John down memory lane through life (including John's years in the service). You generally know where you are going or what you?re going to do next (exits are, for example, highlighted).
THE REST: Graphics are well done, depicting the appropriate time periods. There is a good balance between HOS, find 10 related items puzzles and various minigames (quilting, mazes). If you need a key, however, to unlock a drawer, you can?t collect it until you have finished everything else in the scene when you finally get the key. Romantic stories aren?t really my bag, but the play was pleasant enough to have played it twice so far.
October 26, 2012