Empress of the Deep: The Darkest Secret
I've played quite a few of these games now and this one was just seemed out-of-date compared to the others. The graphics for the Hidden Objects were hard to see, not puzzling. And then you tromped around looking for clues, sort of led by your nose, which was tedious, because places seemed to exist for running around in, not for being helpful. I know this game got good reviews by others. But if you like the beautiful graphics and rich backgrounds of the usual HO games, don't get this. I quit half way.
March 5, 2013
grainy and slow
Easy game, very slow, and too much talking. Anna's voice annoyed me and the acting was bad. Plus the story was silly, I was glad to be done with this one.
December 21, 2011
don't waste your time. i almost didn't finish the free trial b/c its so boring. the graphics are ok, but the levels and plot are just simple and boring.
February 3, 2012
Well THAT Was A Waste Of Time!
I saw Empress of the Deep 3, and thought I?d better play the other two first, but I won?t even bother if the other two are like this! The 21 minutes I played seemed like an eternity, and I couldn?t wait to get out!
The storyline seemed a little interesting at times, but part of the way through I was just bored out of my mind. The main story of the game is: This girl called Anna wakes up after about a hundred years (sound familiar, anyone?) and tries to remember who she is. This story has been done countless times, and this one did not impress me at all. There is no fun in this game, and again, I couldn?t wait to quit!
The graphics were alright. They were up to standard with todays? games, but they weren?t fascinating. The voice-overs (especially the man) began to slowly, ever so slowly, annoy me. The other voice-overs were ok, but as I progressed I got more and more annoyed.
The HOS were decent for once with this developer. The usual from this developer has seen the HOS either too long or too hard. These HOS were a good challenge for me and I enjoyed them. There weren?t too many or too little either.
The same cannot be said for the puzzles, however. I encountered 2 in the short time I played. I skipped the first one because there were no instructions, and the second one I literally solved in about 3 seconds flat. I was really not impressed with the puzzles, as it seemed the developers just did not put anything in.
There were a couple of things that irked me, which I must point out:
- Every HOS or thing you needed to collect had a giant magnifying glass around it, as if to say: ?HEY! LOOK AT ME! I NEED TO BE COLLECTED!? and took away the challenge of finding things. To be honest, it just annoyed me.
- You could not see the names of locations unless you looked on the map, so when a map directed me to a location, I spent a couple of minutes trying to figure out where on earth it was.
- Journal to keep track of events. Sometimes features the mans? voice (which, if you can remember, I said I hated the most)
- Map, which is not interactive and does not help at all.
- Hint and skip. Both recharge fairly quickly, but sometimes the hint is of no help due to the map.
- 10 Collectable flowers
- 10 Collectable orbs
I know I can be brutally honest when it comes to a game I don?t like, but to be fair, this game deserves the full brutality. I was a bit nervous to start playing when I found the developer was Gogii, due to their poor record in the past, and this poor record continues with this dismal offering.
Skip this, you?ll thank me later.
May 14, 2013
What's with the 5 star reviews??
I don't review games much....only when I hated it and I certainly hated this one. Not sure when it was released, but it seemed really old-school to me. The graphics were fairly basic, and there was a lot of wasted areas.......you would enter a new area only to pick up one small item and be done with that area, but then you'd have 3 different choices for which way to go which is confusing. The puzzles were either incredibly easy, or stupidly difficult because it was unclear what you needed to do. The whole plot with the little girl vs the old man was ridiculously transparent from the beginning. I found myself going back and forth to the walk-thru just to get the game finished..
February 2, 2013
I'm glad I got this game at a discount as I wasn't very impressed. The game is very short and the graphics are very static, the game plan is very linear and the voiceovers are intrusive and annoying.
The minigames are fairly standard and the game map is not helpful.
Overall, a very short uninspiring game.
January 23, 2013