Reincarnations: Uncover the Past
My first review! Although I enjoy reading others', I never thought about posting my own. One way to tell how much you like a game is how disappointed you are when your 60 minute trial is up! This one had me wanting to continue to see where it was going more than many others. Puzzles were fun and not insanely hard (I like a challenge, but don't want to waste too much time on them during a trial run). Good graphics too, so will use one of my two credits to purchase.
March 13, 2012
for HOS lovers
I played the SE version to the end, on the hardest of two modes. There are still sparkles on clickable areas, hints, and skips, so this may be one game to play in the hard mode to get the most for your money. I didn't play the easier version. I can't imagine it getting much easier.
Colorful graphics with a few gray, gloomy areas. I didn't play the demo, but I suspect you may not get to the more colorful parts of the game in the demo since the scene starts out in the typical asylum and the colorful scenes are in the next chapters.
There were close to 40 HOS. I found myself groaning when I clicked on yet another one because I'd rather play adventures without them. Still, I give credit to how the artists are able to create such clutter with such clarity and make even the smallest objects easy to find. Most of them are interactive, but don't require much thinking. I think there is only a couple of items in dark recesses, so there is no need to adjust contrast, but you may want to turn your room lights down to find those. Also, hint: I think "swans" is a misnomer.
Even though there are lot of rooms to explore in each location, I didn't find the absence of a map a negative because the back-and-forth is limited to each location/chapter. I found it easy to remember where an inventory item was needed.
There were approx. 30 puzzles. Even in the more difficult mode, only 2 puzzles took me longer than 30 seconds to solve; way too easy. Experienced gamers probably won't need explanations of what to do. Most puzzles do have an explanation by clicking the "help" button, but some don't have an explanation. So, less-experienced gamers might find a few puzzles more challenging. This was the biggest disappointment to me because I like the challenge, but I still enjoyed them for the graphics, and some were unique.
I found the music pleasant, but had to turn down the volume of the sound effects (nice to have that option), the ding on the HOS was louder than the rest of the sound effects.
If you don't skip the puzzles, and don't get hints, then the length of game playing is worth the regular price, especially if you like a lot of HOS. The length comes from so many inventory items (not too many at once) and areas to visit.
As for the story line, I don't consider it a page-turner type, but the "reincarnations" theme provided a logical transition to a different era and more colorful locations.
March 27, 2012
Geniuses Will Enjoy
This is a great game for those that need a challenge in their gaming or just want something different. Some of the levels take much more time than others to complete.
My overall opinion on this game and others like it like "Gravely Silent House of Deadlock " this will keep you busy for a few days if you are persistent at finishing what you started. It took me 3 days to complete and I am content with the levels and game itself.
The more difficult a game is the more interested I believe you will enjoy. You won't be disappointed.
December 16, 2011
This isn't the best game ever, but it's well done and enjoyable. The HOS and puzzles are good. No map, but the hint system is good. The artwork is good as is the music. The story is different and not the best.
April 11, 2012
Enjoyable but lots of HO scenes
This is a good game, but not one of the best, IMHO.
Graphics are great. Music and ambient sounds good. Music is ok. The storyline is this: You are a women with the ability to travel back into your past lives. You get taken to a run-down asylum for the metally ill by an evil doctor. In order to escape, you must go back to two previous lives and resolve some things, in order to escape from the asylum in your present life. Not really sure how the past and present lives all fit together.
I found it to be a long game. The HO scenes are pretty easy and require some interaction. Mostly not challenging or original. There are A LOT of HO scenes, especially in the last (current) life. All junk piles, but not too dark or too cluttered.
On the plus side, there were many areas to explore in the past two lives and they were very interesting and well done. Most of the actions required to complete those lives are pretty simple. The mini-games, for the most part are simple and not very original. I've seen most of them before.
I thought I chose the hardest play mode, but there were still sparkles indicating every point of interest. The hint seemed to recharge quickly. (I rarely used it.)
This wasn't the most challenging or interesting game I've played, but for a HO/Adventure game it was pretty good.
I recommend it.
April 7, 2012
Great little game
This game is a fun but easy game to play. Has lots of segments to play to complete. I got a little tired because I thought it was too easy. Worth buying.
August 12, 2012
This is not the ultimate game but it is a good one! I'm actually playing another game from this series. At least this one was entertainng enough to make me buy the other one.
November 19, 2011
Take notes with this one
This was a collection of three games with very different themes. I found taking notes helped keep track of all the different tasks. Lots of finding items and backtracking to use them. The first is a murder mystery - it's long challenging and good. The second is based in Renaissance Venice. Absolutely gorgeous, but the story line was a bit silly. A couple of times I had to resort to the walkthrough and as the next step was just not obvious. The third chapter was very short, and easy, but enjoyable. Gameplay would give this only a 3 star rating, but the graphics nudge it up to 4 stars for me.
April 19, 2012
Better than the first one.
I found this game much better than the first one: "Reincarnations: the Awakening".
I played in challenge mode.
- The storyline is interesting. You have to escape from various places.
- The graphics are a bit blurry but the objects in the HOS are still easy to find.
- The puzzles are sometimes challenging.
- There is no journal, just a task list.
- In the challenge mode, you have only hints in the HOS. The help button is activated after some time in the puzzles, making it quite interesting.
- There is no map and, in the first chapter, a lot of going back and forth.
It took me 2 1/2 hours to finish. All in all, a good and intriguing game.
June 27, 2012
Get this one but Skip the first two!
I was so bored w/ the first two in this series that I wasn't expecting anything more. But I was pleasantly surprised that this game had more of a story line & was longer w/ more games. Held my interest & was enjoyable to play. So... Buy this one - Skip the first two!
January 13, 2013