Twisted Lands: Shadow Town
That's a very interesting game! The storyline is great. The graphics are crisp and the HOS clear. The mini-games are not too difficult. There is a loooooot of walking back and forth but the hint system is very good, so you don't spend time wondering where to go next or asking yourself where you can use an object (sometimes I just didn't remember where I had seen a clue). The gamelength is good, and when you're in it, you will not want to make even a coffee break ;-).
January 15, 2012
Great HOG and storyline
I purchased this game after reading comments & reviews for the follow-up to this game, Twisted Lands: Insomniac. Fishies recommended playing Lost Town first because it ties into Insomniac. As always, excellent advice!
This game is a great H0G adventure game. There are just a few puzzles and I found them rather difficult. So difficult I skipped most of them because I just couldn't figure them out; this is rare for me. This did not take away from the fun of the game at all, because like I said the puzzles are few.
The graphics are great, the music is suspenseful and not irritating. The game is a long one.
A great buy that's worth the $$. I'm DLing Insomniac now and from what I've read, I know I won't be disappointed. I always trust the Fishies' advice.
December 9, 2011
One of the best!
Twisted Lands: Insomniac is the sequel to this game, so I highly recommend that one along with this.
These 2 and Stray Souls are my favorites in the Hidden Object genre. Great stories, they are dark and draw you in well. The art is great, nice and crisp, no problems with items being too obscure to recognize like in some games.
This is also one of the few that I would say it's pretty worth it to get the collector's edition for the extra game play. It's not a whole lot of extra gameplay, but it was enough for me to feel it was worth it.
November 22, 2011
Great Game in all respects!!!(don't let the intro throw you)
I had forgotten I bought and played this game a long while back until recently seeing the sequel.....How did I miss it??!!!!(duh) I have Insomnia.....the sequel but haven't played yet. I did a refresher with Shadow Town and was reminded how incredible this game was!! I'm anxious to play the sequel. Hopefully the graphics (very crisp, clear and draw one in) The hint is great if you lose direction which can happen in this game as there is a lot of going around the island etc. I really cannot find fault in this game in anyway.
I've moved away from pure HOG , love the adventure, story and puzzles with HOs tossed in.
March 21, 2012
One of the Spookiest Games I've played
I just finished this game and I must say the ending is quite surprising, well at least for me anyway.
HO scenes are nicely done, although I found them abit on the dark side so sometimes it will make small items difficult to spot.
You need to go back & forth to different locations for HOS, or to use an item found in HOS on something, which was quite confusing for me to keep track of which item is to be used where, because you do get a lot of items in your inventory and you will forget where you saw that location that you're suppose to use that item.
I do use the hint button quite alot to make sure I'm on the right track when I've found an item that I think is supposed to be used in a particular location, I will move toward that location and will click the hint button, if it indicates the same direction, then I know I'm on the right track.
Over this is a very fun game.
February 13, 2012
Twisted Lands; Twisted Fun!
Not what I expected AT ALL! Excellent game! This game took me about 4-5 hours to complete (and that all depends on how you play) but it was well worth the money! The game starts off somewhat boring but very quickly grabs you and reels you in. The whole story really had me wanting to know more and see exactly what was going to happen next- its not what you expect!!
The graphics were pretty nice- I've seen better but at least it wasn't extremely dark to where you couldn't see where the hidden objects were. The HOSs were done very well, no 'junk' thrown in there for filler- everything was pretty much meant to be in the scene.
There is a lot of back and forth but I enjoy that sort of thing so that didn't bother me too much. If you get stuck or can't figure out where to go next the hint button will guide you to where you need to be.
I am VERY excited to play Twisted Lands: Insomniac, I got Insomniac as a bonus game when I bought another game and after reading all the reviews I immediately bought Shadow Town to play before Insomniac. I'm very much anticipating Insomniac because Shadow Town was excellent and it can only get better from here!!
March 29, 2012
Love this game!
This Sci Fi game has great everything-- audio, music, graphics, storyline... Puzzles are moderately challenging, HOS are fairly easy. There is a lot of fog, though, and you come across numerous areas that have several options of where to go- left, right, straight... In casual mode, the hint button is wonderful for the maze-like areas. Didn't have to use the walk-through once. Only used the hint button for the fog, and another tunnel maze later in the game. So next time I play, it will be the hardest level. maybe... Might play the medium level one more time first. Spoiler Alert! The end reminded me a little of Abyss. But with a much darker ending.
June 16, 2012
i like this better than the sequel, i had it when i had an ordinary pc, but have to rebuy all my old favourites again, so i'd recommend this game.
no point in telling you all about it, because i think this spoils it for the propective buyer, and theres many renditions of this game already.
i give it the 5 * treatment, happy gaming.
January 18, 2012
FINALLY....an HO game I bought and didn't delete!!
I've deleted SO many HO games lately I was about to give up. I'm glad I tried this one. I actually did get caught up in it. Some HO games make the objects SO small or hard to find that I don't have fun....this one didn't do that. The objects are fairly easy to find....I like that so I can get on with it. The Hint button is very helpful in telling you where to go next without actually "using" up your hint....some games I've tried sort of leave me hanging and running all over the place trying to figure out where in the heck to go next until I just get frustrated and delete them. This one lets you know just where to go in each scene.....you may see 2 or 3 arrows, but just click the Hint button and it will tell you which direction to take. There are a few "gloomy" things in there, but that's expected if you get shipwrecked and don't know where you are. I'm not going to write a lot here because I'm not really good at writing them....I never know what to say. But other reviewers have already said a lot of the same things I would say.....I found this game VERY fun and relaxing to play. I highly recommend it.
August 18, 2012
Twisted Lands - Insomniac
Great game. It was as if the developers really thought what would make it a bit easier, without ruining the game. I liked the way the hint button steered me in the right direction. The hidden object segments were clear (not fuzzy.) The music, relaxing. Lots of places to explore. Yes, it was a long enough game. Although any really good game should never end! The hint system in this game is the best I have ever played with, I truly beleive that is what made the game enjoyable for me. I hate when you find something and youv'e forgotten where to use it. The ending could have been better, but I am guessing that there is a longer "collectors edition" which I didn't purchase. That probably had a better ending. All in all a great game, no complaints, not one.
September 10, 2012