Love Story: Letters from the Past
Great for the Over 50 HO gamers!
Lovely game, sweet idea, ROMANTIC, good story line and well done HO scenes. None are just HO, though, all contained some objects that either had to be put together or required some other component from another scene before you could complete it. That was the worst part for me--having to continually go to another scene to get say, a screwdriver or a lightbulb so that you could fix something in order to see to find another item you needed. So every scene was 'but first go do ______", which became a little bit tedious and also a little confusing--you had to remember WHY you were doing this HO scene and what you needed to take back to which other scene/room!
Other than that, the scenes were all well done, most objects fairly easily found. You must collect/find letters written to the woman featured in the story from the love of her life--a man she married before he was sent off to war...but no spoilers!
The story was sweet, the HO scenes good, the ending nice! All in all a pretty solid game experience, especially for those of us eligible for AARP! Many hours of play, too.
January 21, 2012
No heavy lifting on this game just good entertainment. I play on my laptop while sitting on the sofa with my husband (he is watching TV). Togetherness!
I am new to playing HOGs, but this is one of my favorites. The reasons are:
It was long enough for me
In some of the scenes, I felt like I was there. For example ~ in the bedroom (where the hanger was sticking out from under the bed), the kitchen (with clutter on the table) and on the front porch. Simply marvelous.
December 14, 2011
Lovely game for the romantic soul
I loved this game and didn't want to put it down. What a romantic and sweet story.
Pleasant music and scenes. I was so excited to see "Love story the beach cottage". It is kind of another story but in the same vein as the first. Really pleasant and nice.
Hope they come out with another one.
November 26, 2011
and now, for something entirely different!
in this hidden object adventure, a grieving widow returns from her second husband's funeral and discovers a package in her mailbox. the package contains love letters that were written 30 years ago by her first husband, who had died during the war. as mary opens the box, a wind blows them all over the house, so she must find them.
note that i mentioned this is an adventure game, too. even though the widow, mary, doesn't leave the house (well, in demo mode!), and even though no one dies or is kidnapped and there are no ghosts, demons or evil spirits lurking anywhere, this game is an adventure of the mind, where mary's POW husband's letters that detail his life and escape from his wartime captors are re-enacted as a series of interesting and captivating mini-games.
i love this game because the developers wrote and designed it with a novelist's eye for detail, character and plot. everything about this game is absolutely outstanding; the beautiful graphics, the sophisticated music, the wonderful characters ... and this is one of the best, most realistically and carefully plotted video games i've EVER played. i think this video game (and its companion game, the beach cottage, which i plan to play next) define a whole new genre of video gaming, and i can hardly wait to see where this genre goes next!
even though i only played this game on demo mode, it is MOST DEFINITELY on my purchase list.
in short, it's clear that a lot of love and thought went into the creation of this game. i highly recommend love stories: letters from the past -- if for no other reason than so you can experience what another way of designing video games can be like.
June 2, 2012
Love Story: Letters from the Past
Engaging storyline that kept my interest throughout the entire game. Wonderful graphics and soft music. Relaxing game with a nice mixture of hidden object scenes and mini-games. A nice break from the many dark-themed games.
December 11, 2011
can't get enough
Very sweet story line, kept me going wanting to find out more. Wish it would have gone on a little longer. Good HOG, good mini games. Make more games of that style
November 20, 2011
I love this game, very relaxing "feel good" game, and really a ladys game.
November 19, 2011
One of the best Big Fish games I not played but also bought
Again great story line, wonderful music. I would recommend this game to anyone. I loved the music.
Great great game.
November 14, 2011
This game was MADE for me! Or for any widow for that matter. To feel like a widow after your husband or lover leaves.and trying to put the peices back
This game is heartbreaking! A woman who loses the love of her life and who lives alone. I practicaly could be the man in this story sending these letters though my name is not John. And Beth is the name of the best friend who I lost recently like the lady in the story. It's actualy frightening to see how my real lost love is doing through the lady in the story here. I can almost picture my lost love having a cluttered house--never answering the phone. Feeling trapped with no way out. With her man gone forever as a prisoner of war. And I took science as well. This game was sent by GOD.
March 19, 2012
Charming Storyline, Relaxing Game
I think this is my new favorite game. The graphics are bright and beautiful. You feel like you're in the house with Mary. The music is soothing. And the story is compelling, though guys probably wouldn't be interested.
Pluses: The game is quite long. The Hint button recharges quickly. Though a walkthrough is available, it is not needed. You don't keep visiting the same rooms.
It definitely would have been worth $9.99, but I got it with the $2.99 Blowout sale.
When I play it next time, I am going to spend more time admiring the scenes and rooms and furnishings.
July 22, 2012