Reviews by josiejay

Legacy Tales: Mercy of the Gallows Collector's Edition
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Enjoyable game with a few unique features.

Ejoyable game, with some unique features. For example you need to collect many coins that are scattered throughout the many scences of the game in order to open the various treasure chests that contain important items. Initially I found finding the coins difficult but it got much easier once you get your eye in and it became a fun part of the game which i wish more games like this would include. (If you have trouble finding the coins at first then I would recommend turning up the brightness and turning off the widescreen setting). I also enjoyed using the spectre lens which showed up the ghostly ectoplasm in the bonus chapters. The puzzles and locks were all good quality and moderately challenging. The game includes a full strategy guide and a useful map that shows areas of interest and where the missed coins and ectoplasm. The HOGS were clear, bright and interesting and only utilised once. I agree with the previous reviewers comments that the depiction of the characters was in a completely different art style to that of the scenery but I soon found I did not notice it. I enjoyed the way the story was narrated at key points, it helped the game flow nicely.

by josiejay, United Kingdom - Oct 25th 2016
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House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster Collector's Edition
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Great animation and lovely locks!

I really enjoyed this game. There are many amazing, short animation sequences (I love the opening one) that make this game stand out from the crowd. The House of !000 doors has a great story line and it takes you, the supernatural detective trying to discover the cause of the mysteriou & dangerous fire balls, to other countries where you meet and help ghosts who have been affected by the fire balls. The ornate and intricate locks that you encounter are also a lovely feature of the game. I would have given the game a five, but what lets it down is that some of the art work, particularly for the HOGS is not as good as that associated with the animation. The hogs just seemed too dingy and junky (lots of tools, gloves, shoes, grungy bits). I found that I needed to have the screen up to brightest setting and to lean close to discover the items, I suppose I prefer HOGS to be brighter and full of interesting, magical, glittery bits and bobs, but maybe thats just me. You also have to revisit each HOG 3 times , which is annoying for those of us who look forward to the HOGS. The mini games where pretty good, but some of them were not as good as they could have been if they had been brighter and more colourful - for instance the toadstool game was so dingy but would have been great if the colours were richer. When I am playing a shooter I dont mind dingy and dark if it adds to the atmosphere, but when I play these adventrue games it is all about a visual feast, about colour and detail . Otherworldly objects were dull, I prefer collecting colourful hummingbirds or butterflys or interesting jewels/ gold or colourful objects. Despite these grumbles the game is still excellent and probably should give it a 4.5. Includes a useful map that shows you current location and the where the next objective is.

by josiejay, United Kingdom - Mar 10th 2016
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Alabama Smith in the Quest of Fate
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Meh

Old fashioned style of hidden object game/adventure. The game does not flow or play well, the hogs are not very interesting or colourful. When new locations or objects appeared, I felt frustrated because you just felt too far away from the detail. Art work not attractive. Just found it frustrating and lost interest quickly. There are many better versions of this genre out there.

by josiejay, United Kingdom - Mar 8th 2016
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Summer Mahjong
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Suitable for children

If you are looking for a challenging, adult, mahjong game then this is not it. However it does keep track of your best times so there is a time challenge. The layouts are pretty predictable and not as numerous as in other games. The tiles are clear and attractive and can be modified to suit your taste. The music and the cartoons are not to my taste. Mahjong games are interspersed with hidden object and picture swapping games, all against the clock. Suitable for children.

by josiejay, United Kingdom - Oct 15th 2015
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Rescue Team 4
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A great game just got better!

A challenging and rewarding time management game series just got a whole lot better. Your rescue team must battle through earthquakes, landslides, snow & ice, volcanic eruptions, floods & fire in order to rescue people and pets who have become trapped or injured. The inclusion of the 'zombie geddon' and 'pet apocalypse' levels (level 29, my favourite) clearly make this game the best in the series so far. The rescue team can call up boats and helicopters to help step up the rescue efforts. All the levels are well thought out and not repetitive, all requiring slightly different tactics in order to complete the challenge in time. The inclusion of the best time recorder is excellent as this enables you to see your progress. Great fun, plenty of replay value. The sounds and effects are just right. The extra awards for playing certain levels in different ways was another positive improvement. The only odd thing about this game is the 'Jesus Moment' in level 26, but that just made me laugh so not a problem!

by josiejay, United Kingdom - Dec 29th 2014
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