Twisted Lands: Shadow Town
This is a fun HOAG with tons of puzzles! This game is really long and that is a good thing. You must remember where you have seen items in the environment so that you will know where to go when you collect their missing counterparts. I enjoyed this game so much that i plan to purchase the other two Twisted Lands games too!
August 29, 2012
This game plays great for the free demo, but as you get further into the game it was like the designers got tired. HO scenes are recycled and in areas you wouldn't necessarily revisit, and there was no logic to where you had to go to continue. There was a lot of back and forth traveling between scenes towards the end. Scenes were interesting and graphics were good though.
August 10, 2012
OK HIDDEN OBJECT GAME
TOO MUCH BACK AND FORTH!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOT ENOUGH HIDDEN OBJETS
August 7, 2012
Thumbs Down: Twisted Lands: Shadow Town
I really wanted to like this game, but the ridiculous "travel paths to find objects" strategy was exhaustive and boring.
The technology (graphics, music, sound effects) was 100% there. Maybe the story teller, too (can't tell.) But somebody ('ies) did not put this together well.
Good luck on the future endeavors!
September 17, 2012
Worth the money
Not a bad game. Lots of going back and forth. I turned off the music. I'm liking voice overs now. Can be challenging in spots but the hint button works great. Try the sequel.
August 13, 2012
Storyline doesn't spell it out for you...and I like that
TITLE?Twisted Lands: Shadow Town
VERSION?Standard Edition (full game)
GENRE?Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure (supernatural)
STORYLINE?As you're showing your girlfriend Angel the latest in your illegally acquired treasure trove of underwater artifacts, you fall overboard. After a time, you make landfall on a deserted island where you find your boat?but Angel is nowhere to be found. There's a cruise ship here, and a town. Both hint of mass disappearances and strange happenings. Uncover the mystery of Shadow Town!
OVERVIEW?After reading the reviews, I was prepared to dislike this game, but was pleasantly surprised. Perhaps the modern generation isn't used to subtlety, because this game had it in spades. I enjoyed how enigmas were hinted at, but much was left to the imagination because, frankly, my imagination is much better at frightening me than mere graphics (cf-Alfred Hitchcock).
GAMEPLAY?Mainly a mix of adventure and HO scenes; there aren't many puzzles or mini-games. You'll find a LOT of items, but the inventory is very responsive. HOs do repeat, but items within them do not.
INTERFACE?Journal: Yes, and you'll need it as it stores clues as well as tracking your progress. Map: None, and that's this game only real downfall, as there is a LOT of backtracking. Hints: Cool "shattered glass" effect locates items in HOs and guides you outside of them. Specials: None. Strategy Guide: N/A.
GRAPHICS?Despite the foggy nature of the island, and the painterly style of the graphics, I found the HO scenes crisp and the items easily identifiable. And my eyesight is not great. In certain scenes, the fog does obscure details, but it's intentional.
CUTSCENES?Done in stillframe series style.
MUSIC?Dramatic and orchestral, but not at all intrusive.
SOUND?Ambient and game sounds appropriate and not annoying.
SUMMARY?While Shadow Town does not have the bells and whistles of other games, I felt it worth my money and time because the storyline was compelling. It left just enough to the imagination to lure me through the game and to whet my appetite for the sequel without being a disappointing ending. In fact, the twist surprised me and, while it did leave some questions unanswered, it was clear that those questions were being left open deliberately for a sequel. I recommend this game and I'm looking forward to playing Insomniac.
March 11, 2013
Older Games are Better Games - Wish I Bought the CE!
Seems older HOG games were much better since developers had not bent to the demands of gamers who complain for more "entertainment" rather than a test of skills.
Immersive, spooky story line with awesome music that keeps gamers coming back for more. Journal was helpful as was hint system. Walkthrough not needed. There is walking involved as interactive maps were not the mainstay at time of development. However, the spooky atmosphere keeps gamer wondering if someone or "something" is going to jump out at any moment, thus, increasing game suspense.
The story takes shape and totally evolves. This is a game that will last through time as one of the greats!!!
Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
March 5, 2013
One of the first HO games i played. It's a good easy start get you introduced to the type of game. good puzzles.
February 19, 2013
Twisted Lands Shadow Town
I got into this game right off the bat. Graphics & music were fine; HOS & puzzles were just right. By the time I got to the end, I was ready for a big reveal and was so disappointed! I was left with a million questions with no answers. I guess I was spoiled with MCF RTF...I've bought several games after that and none have come close to comparing.
January 22, 2013
I loved this game. I did not purchase a collectors edition, and it was not too difficult to play throug, although it was challenging enough. I absolutely loved the surprise ending.
October 23, 2012