A Gypsy's Tale: The Tower of Secrets
Beautiful, Challenging, and Pleasant
Completed in casual mode. Good length. Challenging; requires some thought. Many, many tasks to do in this adventure-HOG game. Visual effects are beautiful. Relaxing play - music changes to suit scenes. Has circles showing what items you need to find and put into the circles to get an object (don?t recall what that type is called). You can?t take items until they are needed. The gnome, goblin, deer and fairies were terrific. I especially liked the challenge of making and using some of the potions.
Unless you need a lot of exercise, find the crystals in every scene because they will unlock a piece of the interactive map. Puzzles are middle-of-the-road ? most aren?t too easy but not too difficult. If you don?t know what to do or where to go, check your task bar. If that?s not enough help, there is a hint system, but it isn?t the most helpful. It might be easier to just revisit rooms and click the hint button.
Looks like there will be a sequel, but I haven?t seen one yet. About a 4.6 stars (because I got stuck a few times), so I rounded up because it was just a beautiful and pleasant game to play.
July 2, 2012
Five Star Game...Really????
There are relatively few true five star gems out there. This isn't one of them. My best would be a 3.50. Spread hidden objects rather than a list of items to find. Must complete a certain number of tasks each scene. Also find crystals. There is a ton of backtracking. Really no clear direction. This becomes apparent the further you are into the game. Even with hints, you end up going back and forth just trying to figure out exactly what they want done next. Graphics were decently rendered. I would only recommend this as a DD.
December 23, 2011
I really loved this game and hope there will come a sequel very soon!
November 26, 2011
A Gypsy's Tale is a sweet little game; tame enough for kids but fun for the grownups too! The graphics are clear and bright like the pages of childs storybook. The game is filled with fairies, gnomes and many mysterious locations. There are many tasks to perform and they must be done in a certain sequence in order to proceed forward. This is not a sophisticated game, so many serious adult players might not like it; but it is very well done for what it is and a wonderful, lengthy game to play with the children or grandchildren.
February 22, 2012
Uh, a Hint is Supposed to Help...
I have to say I did not like this game. They give you the story in the opening frames, which is fine, but I'm not more than halfway through the demo and I have not seen another line of the story!! It's very easy to forget why you are even in the game, the story seems rather unrelated to the game (and you lose the story because you are not given any more of it). The HOGs are not true HOGs in that very little of the objects you need to find are actually hidden. As soon as you get to a scene, you can figure out already exactly what you need to find...the only thing is you need to click on the correct object in order to start collecting the objects shown.
The hints are not always that great, I'm at the gazabe right now, and I clicked hint, and it says "There is something important to do, but what?" Hmmm, isn't that why I asked for a hint to begin with? Go figure, I want HELP not a cryptic question!
The map is weird, you have to collect crystals in the various scenes and if you collect all in the scene, you get another map piece. You supposed to use the map to jump to other locations without navigating back to them, nice concept, but it would work better if once I've been to a location, I get the map piece. The crystals can be used for another type of reward.
Overall, this game is a little frustrating, with the lack of actual help at times, the graphics are rather basic (not the rich detail we seem in many other HOGs), there is really no true challenge to finding the hidden objects, you are really just collecting them, not finding them, and overall, it would have been nice to give more of the story at various points, but the story seems completely unrelated to the game.
June 3, 2012
May Fav Game!
I love this game! I played it on my mom's i pad which made me feel like was actually in the game.
If you are looking for a fun, thought provoking and visual appealing game then you need to play A Gypsy's Tale.
May 4, 2012
Graphics: With cartoon-based graphics, everything seemed clear.
Music/Vocal: The music and sound effects seemed appropriate for each scene. There weren't any voice overs which was good and bad at the same time.
Puzzles/HO: The puzzles and hidden object scenes where extremely easy and very basic. Granted, each HOS was related to the story line so you weren't looking for a bunch of random stuff that wasn't important to the storyline.
Length: I finished the game in about 2 hours and 45 minutes so it was a short game.
Characters: The characters seemed predictable to me and not very memorable but with a basic game like this, the characters fit right in.
Story: The story, as with the game, was very basic. You play as a gypsy who is hired by a monk to find the Tower of Secrets and rescue his friend.
Downsides to the game: In the game you are supposed to go around at each scene and collect gems to use as payment for random objects you need. Well...these gems are kind of hard to find so you need to really look close for them. Another problem with the game was that the hints/helps weren't always very helpful. Sometimes they are very detailed and other times they are very cryptic. Lastly, and the main one, that stupid squirrel (on the tree with the door in it) made the most annoying noise that I just wanted to grab it and chunk it out my window.
Overall: The game was ok in my opinion. There wasn't anything really outstanding about it. Now I would think this would be a good game for younger kids who have an interest in HOG but other then that, it was pretty plain.
March 24, 2012
Fun hidden object game
I loved this game. The visuals were great and I hope a sequel is forthcoming.
December 1, 2011
Dreamlike-Storybook Adventure Game!
The graphics for this game are astounding - they give the feel of a heavy, dreamlike fairytale to set the mood.
Challenge level was just right for me: Plenty to twist my brain without driving me mad, beautiful scenes to search for things without making me go blind, but none of it so easy that I became bored.
The developers obviously put a great deal of thought into the layout of the game - everything is very intricately woven, leading you to most of the things you need in a logical fashion.
Hint system was just right; recharged in an adequate time frame, but wasn't too fast.
MOST games that I play disappoint me because I'm more of an adventure gamer, and it seems that a great many HOG's with a storyline are listed as adventure games. This game isn't like that. There are indeed plenty of HOS's in the game, but the adventure of looking for things kept the momentum of the game moving forward in just the right way.
May 22, 2012
Purchased this game a while ago and are playing it again.
It is a lot of fun, with many things to do and some great challenges.
By collecting jewels in each scene, you can get parts to a map that is interactive so you can jump from scene to scene.
Some of the puzzles are difficult, but not frustrating.
You need to actually think in some of the scenes to decide what needs to be done to advance in the adventure.
The graphics are amazing and the story is great!
I would recommend this game for both children & adults.
April 7, 2012