Embrace of Ocean: Story of Hope

Embrace of Ocean: Story of Hope

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Help a young girl named Blue Hope find her father and discover the secrets behind his scientific activities. Unravel the web of intrigue and mystery that enveloped the underwater city of Pearl. Only you are able to investigate the disappearance of the brilliant scientist, and to raise to the surface the mysteries that hide in the ocean depths.

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  • Intriguing storyline
  • Haunting soundtrack

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  • OS: Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 1330 MB

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Embrace of Ocean: Story of Hope is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the story. Game mechanics are clunky. Gameplay is too easy. Review based on: 45 minutes of demo Overall rating: ??? What my rating means: It needs some work, but the storyline is terrific. SHORT & SWEET SUMMARY REVIEW Promising sci-fi storyline with beautiful graphics weighed down by cumbersome game mechanics and simplistic gameplay. More details on the specific elements of the game below the fold… ———————————————————— STORYLINE ANALYSIS Hope Blue returns to the domed underwater city of Pearl to discover her scientist father, Michael Blue, has gone missing under suspicious circumstances related to his work. A message from her father instructs her to find and hide his documents, and begs her to not try and find him. Naturally, Hope ignores the latter. But how will she know who she can trust? While the storyline involves yet another relative gone missing, its setting and choice of heroine differentiates it from the typical iteration of this theme. Hope Blue is an intelligent, resourceful, and determined young girl. And the fictional world of the story is a gloriously steampunk future where advanced technology intersects with Victorian aesthetics. GAMEPLAY ANALYSIS The adventure portion of the gameplay was fantastic, as the player was left free to explore the environment without excessive handholding. It surprised me how much we’ve come to rely on automatically closing zoom boxes and such, and how refreshing it was to have to rely instead on brainpower. The HO scenes were few and far between and were all word lists with multiples, with or without interactions. One scene was in a darkened room using a flashlight. There were some quite bad translations that interfered with gameplay. For example, “pine” turned out to be a pinecone, and “micro” ended up being a microphone. There were tons of puzzles. Sadly, most were the kind we’ve seen a million times: find the differences, Simon Says, the dreaded Towers of Hanoi, untangle the ropes, and matching pairs. One that was innovative, and my favorite, presented a selection of objets d’art and several screens of shelving. The idea was to place the items on the shelves based on the “footprints” the item would make, moving between shelves as necessary. Another interesting and original puzzle required moving objects aside to find the items necessary to make a cup of coffee, although shoddy game mechanics made this puzzle frustrating. GAME DESIGN & MECHANICS Here’s where this game was problematic. Allegedly, the cursor changed when mousing over areas of interest…but it didn’t always work. Nor did the black bar text always provide the correct information. At one point, out of frustration, I clicked on a chest of drawers only to be told, “These cabinets are empty.” Except they weren’t. One drawer contained a needed item. I found it cumbersome having to click the “X” to close zoom boxes, since that hasn’t been the standard for years now. We’re all used to just clicking outside the zoom box. Lastly, while I wasn’t bothered by the lack of a jump map, navigation was not intuitive. You could navigate “back” to a brand new area you’d never visited, as I discovered purely by accident. PRODUCTION I thought the graphics, animation, and music were all well done, even though they weren’t the movie-quality production that some devs present. The palette was lovely, and the scenery was imaginative. Voiceovers were a little stiff, and this dev could use a good translator. CONCLUSION I hesitate to pan this game, because I think the storyline was interesting and engaging, and the production was decent. But this dev does need to work on better game mechanics and increasing the challenge level of gameplay. It’s not for me, but I do suggest you try the demo.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favorite Story line moves slowly. You must hit the X to get out of open box rather than just clicking outside. Mouse is slow to find objects in room.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NEEDS A LOT OF WORK I played about 3 hours into the game and gave up due to boredom. You have: * Casual, Advance and Expert modes of play; * Voiceovers (with dialogue)' * Journal; * Map. The graphics are very good - its clear to see everything you need. What I don't quite get is why you are in the future but wear clothes dating back to the early 1900s? Sound is good and the music is sort of orchestral but kind of reminded me of 1970s elevator music. The hidden object games are slightly interactive straightforward and one you do by torchlight. These are easy to do and each one takes around 3-4 minutes. The mini-games are kind of boring. We have seen them all many times before - what I call the bread and butter games which are needed to fill the game out. There was nothing unique with any of them which is a shame. What I didn't understand is after you have accomplished a task, why did it still stay there with nothing to do in it. Normally it disappears. I was playing on Expert mode and a lot of the time I didn't have any form of dialogue, so it was a bit of a hit and miss what to do next. This led to boredom. It is a slow paced game with long pauses in between scenes which I disliked. Overall, please trial before you buy to see if it is for you.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This game turned my mind to stone. Story may be good but getting anywhere is a task. You have the HO's but some of the items are so small or hidden you can't find them even with the hint. That's another thing, why can't the hint button go straight to an object? It swoops all over everywhere before finally settling on the object. This can be very distracting. I will say one thing, the girl who is trying to find her dad is very attractive. At least they got that right. The "uncle", however, seems to be a real sleaze ball. Graphics are ok and are between the dark I hate and the light I love. Seems to be sort of a 40s retro look. Game play is very tedious and cumbersome. First there are the small, difficult to locate items in the HOs and then there is the constant back and forth and one thing I found, when you look at something and it brings up that additional window, you have to hit the 'x' to get out. there is no click outside the box. I know that is small and trivial but it gets on my nerve. This must be a long game because I played half the demo before I was kicked out and the girl had just finished making the spiked coffee. I can't recommend this game even though some of the reviewers said this is made in the old school type of game (don't know what they are talking about) but play the demo and decide for yourself. I've said it before and I'll say it again, don't buy just because of a couple good reviews. Be careful, there are better games available. Have fun!
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Am I Missing Something? I don't get the high praise for this game. The few puzzles I did were too easy. Having to click the X to remove the pop ups was a bit annoying. EVERYTHING is so slow!! I felt like I was half asleep playing this. I even went back to play a bit more after reading the positive reviews thinking maybe I missed something. But nope, the game got progressively worse!!
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A very retro game, and poorly done! Given the high ratings this game received from some other reviewers, I was prepared to have some fun with it. Did that happen? A resounding no it did not! While the graphics are nice and the background music is unobtrusive, there are just way too many negative aspects. Here are just a few: 1) Almost no game sound setting options, in fact, only two. 2) No custom play setting options other than casual, normal and difficult —or whatever they're called here. 3) The map is useless —it only shows where you are; does not show where there is something to do; is not interactive. 4) The hint and skip take forever to recharge —and I mean forever! I have no idea what the story is because, after about ten minutes —most of which time was spent waiting for skip/hint to recharge— I'd had enough! Yet again, I am at a total loss to understand the high ratings given by some others to this ho-hum, tiresome game. Usually I suggest that you try the demo and decide for yourself, not this time. Waste neither your time nor your download capacity with this complete loser.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Are We Being Punked? The demo ran so badly I actually thought the game didn't load correctly so I exited and restarted several times, only to find out that's just the way it runs. The cursors were so far off objects it was nearly impossible to figure out what needed to be done; in fact, the cursor to go back to a previous location was inside the items boxes and almost off the bottom of the screen. Not bad voices, but the English was so poor it was comical in places. Same old puzzles in the demo as have been offered a thousand times before and the HOG's were not much better. I would strongly urge that no one buy this game without first playing the demo.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Game was awful. I love most of the Hidden Object games but this wasn't one of them. It had a terrible map, wasn't helpful.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a Fun Game Based on the Demo. I can't say I enjoyed playing this demo. Please read the low starred reviews. I agree with all of them so I won't repeat them here. I love sci-fi so it's too bad this is such an awful game. It is too tedious even though the graphics are pretty good and the story line was good. Even at the special price of a Daily Deal, I'm not buying this one. If someone could take this game and modernize it with the features of newer games, then I might be interested.
Date published: 2018-05-10
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