Rite of Passage: Child of the Forest
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The town of Willow Ridge has long lived under everlasting night. Surrounded by a violent, dark forest, its only protection is the Great Lighthouse, which keeps the nightmarish trees at bay. Your husband Alan has been haunted by dreams of a ghostly woman beckoning him, believing she knows how to save the town. As he goes to investigate, a fire consumes the lighthouse! Was it sabotaged from inside the town - or by some darker force? Your search for answers will uncover the history of your town and the Forest Rite that has been a tradition for countless generations. Hold onto the light in Rite of Passage: Child of the Forest, a fantastic Hidden-Object Puzzle Adventure game!

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  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 754 MB

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Rite of Passage: Child of the Forest is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 70.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rite of Passage: Child of the Forest This one really pulled at the heart with a touching storyline in helping a young boy and the hero's husband. Stunning graphics and sound/music. Loved the puzzles especially going through the forest. Another great game Thank you Big Fish:)
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What caused the forest darkness to cut off Willow Ridge trapping the residents and who is the woman in white and what is Alan's secret? Deep in the forest, Willow Ridge is surrounded by well preserved ruins of The Old City estimated to be over 1000 years old. It is believed by some that Willow Ridge was founded by treasure hunters searching The Old City for relics that have special properties needed for their protection from the forest. A joyous celebration and a tradition as long as anyone can remember is The Forest Rite, a ceremony for when a child crosses into adulthood. A child would enter the forest and go to the center of the forest and tie a ribbon with their name on it to a branch of the Glimmertree and receive a special acorn that is then planted near their home. The Glimmertree guides their soul towards the light keeping them safe from the darkness. Those that never see the Glimmertree are lost and swallowed by the darkness. Children of Willow Ridge always looked forward to the Rite but twenty years ago, young Ethan, who feared the dark, was pressured by the residents of Willow Ridge to take part in the Rite. He entered the dark forest alone while the residents and his sister waited for his return but the darkness he feared swallowed him. The residents returned to their homes after several hours, all but his sister, who begged for help in finding him but no one would help as it was not save to enter the forest after dark so she went looking for her brother and never returned. A darkness closed in around the town trapping the residents there for the last 20 years and hungers to swallow all of Willow Ridge. People have tried to find a way out but were never successful. Every year on the same date that Ethan went missing, the town of Willow Ridge holds a Rememberance Day memorial service at night to Ethan and this year they have unveiled a statue of the boy to commemorate the 20th year of the tragedy. For some time now, your husband, Alan, has been having nightmares about the forest and began collecting relics of The Old City, especially amulets, for his research. He insisted that your family amulet, an ancient relic blessed with the power of light and capable of fending off the darkness should always be in your possession. Its power is limited so it needs to be recharged periodically. Alan decided to enter the forest and try to lift the curse on the town. You followed him and, when you find him, he is near a house and tells you that you should not have followed him just as the trees begin to attack you. Using your amulet, you make it back to town and collapse. A gypsy helps you recover asking about Alan, but before you can answer, the lighthouse light explodes shutting off the light. The gypsy tells you that with the lighthouse not working, the town is defenseless from the darkness and needs to be repaired. Alan is the lighthouse keeper and you, his wife, knows the workings so you are elected to repair it. You must repair the lighthouse, recharge your amulet, reenter the forest and find Alan and find the cause for the curse and lift it. This is one of those games that reveals the story a little at a time making you want to know more and feeding you just enough to keep you going. I thought the story was very well done giving the missing person plot a fresher presentation with a few twists that made it a captivating story. Animated story scenes are found throughout the game that further develops the story. Graphics were cartoonish but well done with sharp, detailed scenes, good voice acting, and pretty good music that was not looped. There is a fair amount of backtracking but the game is broken into pieces with a small number of scenes in each area and a very good jump map that places a white "X" on a location when nothing else is needed there. Inventory puzzles and minigames fit the game's story and setting and are well thoughout with good challenge. Some inventory items are interactive requiring some manipulation before they can be used. Hidden object scenes include fragmented objects, silhouettes, standard list type and a special list type where you find an object that reveals another object underneath that is used to make a final object. Scattered throughout the game were 34 acrons to find but I found nothing they were used for so not sure if they were part of the Collector's Edition carried over. The cuteness item in this game was a hamster found in a hidden object scene that can be named and helps in various scenes. This is one that may be worth giving a try.
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique to Hidden Object Games The makers of this game did an excellent job in making it unique and interesting. There is some backtracking, but I didn't really mind. The puzzles are challenging and fun, rather than frustrating. The storyline is intriguing and exciting. This is my favorite HOG so far this year.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Game! The graphics are really good. I find time goes by really fast, when I'm playing this game. The puzzles are not real hard. One challenge after another to get into the lighthouse and then when you think you are almost finished, there is a trek in the forest, which takes you to a swamp. On and on it goes. I really like this game. Glad I bought it!
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant game I must say i was not gonna buy this game cause of the bad reviews i read but i did buy it and its a fantastic game which i enjoyed from start to end. It becomes a bit addictive that you don't want to stop playing as you just want to see whats happening next ! Its a long story so you do get your moneys worth ;) The mini games are cool and there are lost of them so you not gonna get bored for sure.
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rite of Passage:Child f the Forest Loved playing this game, puzzles were fun and varied. HOS were good, Was as good as the collectors edition in my book.
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Havent had this much fun in a game in a long time... This game really is something special. It isn't your typical HOG, I love it when its more of an adventure than so many HO scenes.Along with the expected great graphics of the game there are also “MINI-SHOWS”, which are cartoon-style movie clips that give you BACKSTORY but are also MISPLACED OBJECT scenes! Not only is the game great but the sound is incredible as well. You have a wonderful adventure of about 3-4 HOURS in which to find the answers.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A brilliantly conceived and executed game! I have the standard, not CE, edition and I still got to collect acorns while playing. The story line was very unusual, the scenes were quite varied in style, tone and color, and the (for me) most impressive part of the game was that it was just that--a game with games within other games. HO scenes were always interactive and many times a mini-game had to be played to unlock another mini-game in order to unlock a 3rd mini-game. Most of the games were not too difficult, some were amusing, all were a bit unusual. And yet the story progressed logically (if one accepts the premise that trees talk and some hate us). IMHO, this is one of the most creative, unusual, and fun games out there.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good game! Excellent game. Storyline is really great. Most times, I will loose story while playing, but not this one. It holds your interest well! Bits and pieces are added, as you progress which makes it very interesting. (I'm still wondering, who the stranger really is?) I'm not a HO fan, but these were very good, great variety and so different. The puzzles were great, makes you use your wits trying to figure out what to do! I worked at this! This was lots of fun and very challenging to me. I really enjoyed it. And it is not short!!! Good length!
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Game, Excellent Story! Rating: 4.8 This was a great game, I definitely recommend it. I bought it because this game's developer (Mad Head Games) also made 'Nevertales: The Beauty Within' which is the best game I've ever played. The developers did an excellent job with this game too. It was a long, fun, well-written game with an engaging story where I cared about the characters and how their predicaments were to be resolved. It wasn't as good as 'Nevertales' due to a couple of annoyances and it lacked the huge variety of HO types, mini-games and innovative locations compared to 'Nevertales,' but it was still a great game! Really liked: -- Story and characters -- Interesting little movies that provided the back story for the game, but they required a lot of computer memory -- Long length -- Customizable Difficulty level -- Interactive map showing uncompleted objectives -- Decent variety of HO types -- Most of the mini games were innovative, very easy and fun -- Excellent graphics and music Didn't like: -- The little movies in the game required a LOT of memory and wouldn't play on my laptop. Luckily, the game was good enough that I didn't mind starting the game over on my desktop at home where the movies ran fine. -- All of the games up until the last few minutes were extremely easy. Which is fine, the game moves very quickly because of that. However, right at the end, 2 or 3 games were ridiculously hard. It was jarring and irritating. I rarely Skip, but I skipped these in annoyance. -- The end was okay, but needed a 30-second scene to nicely wrap things up. I don't understand why developers do that. After writing an excellent story and getting the gamers wrapped up in it, the developers skimp on the ending and the gamer is left unsatisfied after enjoying hours of play. There must be a reason because so many games have the same problem. Overall, this is a great game and I look forward to playing more games from this quality developer.
Date published: 2014-01-16
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