Twisted Lands: Shadow Town Collector's Edition
I'm SOOO confused
This game was mediocre at best. The ending has me so baffled. Am I just getting "gamed out" due to me playing every day or did anyone else feel the same. If you got it? Please let me know because I'm still shaking my head. lol
January 13, 2012
Not worth it
This wasn't a very good Hidden Object game. The graphics were okay, a bit darker than they needed to be in some areas but okay in others. The audio was better, sounded more ominous than the graphics looked. The characters looked as though they were put together at the last second when they were "animated". You have to constantly revisit hidden-object scenes to find different objects, which I personally hate having to do. The video walkthrough was completely useless when it came to helping you solve the puzzles, showing the moves without step-by-step written instructions is a really bad way to "help" the player.
The storyline needed a lot of help. There are "ghosts" who just stand there and you look at them and that's it. There's also "monsters" on the island but they never really get in your way until towards the end. The ending itself didn't make a lot of sense either. I was left feeling disappointed and confused as to exactly what happened. I don't recommend playing the sequel to this game as, from the demo I played, it didn't make sense either and seemed more jumbled up than this one did.
December 16, 2013
Good and Bad
If you are a die-hard hidden object scene lover then this game has lots to offer you. Lots of hidden object scenes couples with a mystery and thick fog to make things a bit more suspenseful. The hints are pretty good at helping you navigate this expanse of fog covered darkness as you attempt to save the one that was lost.
Graphics were nice; story line was very easy to follow.
Despite all the pluses, I found the game to be too long, and even a bit confusing at times as to which way to go. At several points in the game I was ready to just throw in the towel because I was tired of having to continuously crisscross either the dark fog or the tunnels to gather one item at a time and then try to remember where I was going with an item to solve a puzzle. The skip buttons take what seems like an eternity to charge for the puzzles; I never have understood why designers do this. And the fact that there was no map made things even harder and I was playing on the easy setting. Another thing that I didn?t really care for in this game is you have lots of books to read; not just a page or two, but several pages in each book. I love to read, but when I?m in the middle of trying to solve a mystery in a game I would prefer a page or two at a time.
The bonus game play is where I finally threw in the towel. I never could get one of the puzzles to work, even with all the parts. I kept asking for it to give me hints and it just took me in circles.
All in all I can recommend this game if you really love hidden object scenes, however, that?s about all I can recommend it for.
December 22, 2012
I am usually able to tell from the descriptions and reviews whether I'll like a game, but my "radar" must have been on the fritz when I tried this game :-( I played about a half-hour of this, then gave up and deleted it from my computer. This is the first time I've ever deleted a game.
Storyline: fair, but I didn't get far enough into it, so it might have gotten better.
Voice-acting: very good, what I got.
Visuals: decent enough, but the "flash-backs" are terrible. This is my main reason for disliking this game. They happen without warning, often at times that make no sense, and of the three that I saw, two of them had no resolution that fit with the subsequent action. And the one that did was repugnant. This is the 21st century; do we *have* to use smoking as a character aspect?
Bottom line: if you are willing to put up with a lot of bouncing around with nothing to help you keep all the pieces together, then you might like this, but if you like to play games that hold together and have a logical progression, then you won't like this at all. Take a look at my Favorite Game, below, instead.
November 14, 2012
The girlfriend of the main character wears stilettos and a one shoulder mini on the fishing boat where the story begins. Then, she lights up a cigarette. I'm a gay man and find this offensive.
All of that aside, it's amateurish... anyone for Pong?
December 7, 2012
Nearly died of boredom
Sooooooooo boring ! I tossed it I don't want it in my computer.
June 3, 2012