Twisted Lands: Shadow Town
A good beginning to a great story
I played this game because it was recommended by other reviewers to play this game first before playing Twisted Lands: Insomniac, which I was very excited to play. I posted a review in the collectors edition before I played the rest of the series, which after playing those games, I have changed my views on this game.
Let me explain, as that was pretty vague. At first I didn't like this game very much, but when you play all three games, Twisted Lands: Shadow Town, Twisted Lands: Insomniac, and Twisted Lands: Origins, in consecutive order, it all makes sense, it all flows together. There were aspects of this game I did not like, actually more aspects I didn't like than those I did.
I like a HOPA games where there is a good balance between story line, mini games, and HO's. In Shadow Town, I was highly disappointed with the lack of mini games, and the quantity of HO's. They repeat the same HO scenes far too frequently. In addition there is way too much back and forth and back and forth and back and forth for my taste.but that's just my humble opinion.
HOWEVER, that being said, this game is a must play if you plan to play Insomniac. Insomniac and Origins are far better games and will be getting fantastic reviews from me. You NEED to play this game first. It is just that simple. I almost didn't finish this game before moving on, but I am so glad I did, bear with it, finish it, then play the other two in succession, you will be happy you did! I was.
September 24, 2012
Twisted Lands:Shadow Town
This game is hard to describe.
You do a lot of chasing back and forth, but with the hint button to tell you where to go it is easy.
A good game for HOG lovers as the are plenty of them.
Few mini puzzles of which I skipped most of them.
The story is hard to follow and doesn't make much sense --especially the ending.
It is a good pastime, but I wouldn't want to pay full price for it.
September 19, 2012
A game that gave me nightmares
This game gave me nightmares soon after I started playing it. It wasn't the graphics but the storyline. The diary entries creep into your head and fester there. It got to a point where I wouldn't play this game at night because I knew it'd be inviting another sleepless night! The things I disliked about the game are the backtracking and the portions of a room that remain active even though you are done interacting with them; makes you think there's something else to investigate or an item to pick up even though there's none. There's no map here but the geography is easy enough to remember. The hint button recharges quickly and the puzzles are challenging enough for me (i had to skip a few, in fact), All in all, this game convinced me to try the other games in this series.
September 19, 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
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
Wow, this game is awesome! The graphics are excellent, the cut scenes are great, the HOS and mini games are fun, the story was mysterious and fun. As you work your way through the game you run across various journals and newspaper clippings that fill in the back story, which was great. The hint button is helpful if you're stuck. The ending was a bit of a shock, but I'm looking forward to playing the sequel. I highly recommend this game!
August 5, 2012
Worst buy I've had in a long time
I loved this game up until the very end... surprising, yes, but awful as well. The stupidest storyline... really?! I think they could have done much better... and the bonus chapter doesn't do much... if you want to buy it, don't buy the CE. It just wastes money. That's what I did. :P
July 20, 2012
This is an amazing game, the graphics the story line, puzzles, etc. However even I watched the videos at the end twice (the Intro and the Epilogue ones) I'm still wondering what really happened to our main character. Did I miss something that was in the CE and was missing in the SE?
Any way...it's a MUST to buy!!!
December 28, 2011
Regular Game Has Horrible Ending
I worked so long to get to that ending... it was a real disappointment! I guess it might have been better concluded in the Collector's Edition, but I'm not spending extra to find out.
Decent puzzles, OK storyline until the end. Wouldn't play again.
December 26, 2012
Twisted, that's for sure
The storyline of Twisted Lands: Shadow Town is excellent. For the first time I had no clue how it's gonna end and when I find out I just couldn't believe it! That was really amazing experience.
I also liked wandering around the town and finding my way through the woods covered with fog. The game was rather challanging. There's a lot things to pick up and use in the logical way and several interesting puzzles. That's what I love in adventure games in general.
My only reservation is the graphics in the movies. Everything was fuzzy and not in the good way. It's a shame because it could be a perfect HOPA game. So close...
September 26, 2012