Love Story: Letters from the Past
A lovely game
This was a very sentimental game, telling the story of two lovers that were reunited after years of being apart. It's not very complicated, mostly hidden objects and mini-games. Sometimes the objects are very difficult to locate, but there is a quick-recharging hint system to help if needed. If you like a little romance, like finding hidden objects, and like proceeding through the game step by step in order to solve a mystery, then this game is for you. I really enjoyed it!
June 6, 2014
Loved the romantic storyline of the game.
April 20, 2014
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
Just OK - Decent for Beginners
Very easy HOG. Gameplay was quick. The storyline was a little weird, to be honest, but I appreciate that not everybody is into the creepier ones like I am, so if you're looking for something nice and light, this fits the bill. Wasn't thrilled with the HOG scenes only because sometimes you'd click on something several times before you found the exact right place to click - a necklace, for example, was pretty difficult to click on and led to a lot of circling from the cursor before I was finally able to get it. Overall, decent HOG/puzzle game for beginners - I'd recommend waiting to get this on sale, though, as I don't know I'd pay full price for it.
August 12, 2012
Too many HOS
This is my first negative review. I wish when I'd read the reviews someone had mentioned that this was a HOS after HOS game. I would not have purchased it. It is boring.
If you love HOS, buy it. If you like adventure, don't.
August 6, 2013
I almost bought this game, just because I loved the other two of this series and thought this would be similar. I have no doubt it is a lovely game, the story is sweet, the music pleasant -- but if the main character, Mary's, eyes are as bad as mine, she will still be looking for those letters for all of her remaining years. I found the HOPs simply too hard to see, too obscure, too well hidden to the point where I had to use the hint button most of the time and that spoils a lot of the fun. I would happily recommend this game to anyone who has excellent vision and lots of patience, but I'm afraid I'll have to pass on this one.
July 22, 2013
I bought this game on the $2.99 sale and still kind of regret buying it. I don't really like the storyline although trying to escape from prison puzzle is interesting. The HOG are basically junk items and penalty clicks are annoying for the supposedly relaxing game. I tried to replay this game just in case it could change my mind, but unfortunately it hasn't. Maybe I'll try to install again when I have nothing new to play.
June 9, 2012
Love Letters from the Past ~ Touching
Wow, Love Letters from the Past has the best hidden objects. The objects were truly well hidden and required me to use the hint button more than I am accustomed. :-/. Awesome graphics /picture quality of hidden object. This game has some of the best effects I have played during my short gaming period. Fantastic, wonderful!
The storyline is cute but it lacked that extra spark needed to make the game a near obsession. Love Letters from the Past became dull after finding the first few notes. The challenge segments of the game were ok.
Love Letters from the Past is great game for an audience who enjoys very calm, mature games that will not cause anxieties or restlessness. Enjoy!
May 11, 2013
Nowhere near as good as Love Story The Beach Cottage
I played Love Story The Beach Cottage first and immediately ran to get another "Love Story" game. Unfortunately, this one was not worth the free game credit I spent on it. It was an interesting concept, poorly executed. The hidden objects were so tiny that you needed a big screen tv to see them. The storyline was interesting but long winded. But it just wasn't fun to play. It was a chore to get to the end to see how the story finished. Hope they get the next one right. The Beach Cottage was very good.
August 15, 2012