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Living Legends: Frozen Beauty Collector's Edition (Full)
Living Legends: Frozen Beauty Collector's Edition (Full)
Price: $4.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars QUALITY Fairytale Type Adventure, January 29, 2016
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This game is similar to the first "Living Legends" (Ice Rose) and plays easily. This story is loosely based on Snow White and is a fairytale type adventure. Is it just me, or is every game a fairytale adventure that has to do with frozen ice, water, snow or something to that effect ? In any case, I did enjoy this one, the story is very well done and the adventure got my attention from the first scene.

There are some good mini games, and the hidden object searches are very simple old-school type. There's a journal, which you can read as you go along, and a fast travel map, so you can get to where you need to go quickly. There is also a separate screen for your pet squirrel. You collect coins in the close-up scenes, which you can use to buy items for his home. I liked having this separate activity, and it was fun to pick out items. You can skip this entirely if you are not interested, so don't stress about collecting the coins.

The graphics are spectacular with a high level of detail. The voiceovers are well done. Although there isn't much new to this story or game, it is a long one with nine chapters and a bonus chapter, and will give you many hours of play. For $2.99 you definitely get your money's worth, but this is a sale price, so purchase sooner than later.


Cubistry
Cubistry
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5.0 out of 5 stars SIMPLE & FUN Game, January 28, 2016
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This game is really fun to play and relaxing at the same time. there are several different versions of the "istry" games, and this is the original. The point of the game is simple, you match two cubes that are the same pattern until all the cubes have been matched. Each time you make a match, those cubes will disappear. You swipe the screen with your finger to rotate the cube - it is in 3D so is very cool to play. There are different modes such as attack mode, puzzle mode, or timed modes. I absolutely love this game. I can play it for a few minutes, or an hour at a time and it never gets old. I highly recommend for all ages and skill levels.


Eventide: Slavic Fable
Eventide: Slavic Fable
Price: $0.00

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC GAME !, January 27, 2016
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I was wondering when a great point and click game would come out, and it is finally here! If you played "Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood", this game is similar, although it takes place in a park called Moorland, it is a lot like Ravenwood park, with much of the same scenery. You play as Mary, a woman whose grandmother has been taken by a giant moth, and you must rescue her. You interact with several mythic Slavic creatures as you search the forest, swamp, and surrounding areas. The story is very fantastical (obviously with a flying giant moth), but I enjoyed every minute of it.

The graphics are bright and colorful, but I wish they were sharper in some scenes. The voiceovers are well done, and the music & FX are perfect. The game is on the simple side, with some inventory items to collect and use, but really not that much to do in each scene. Your objectives are listed in a journal you can access at any time. You also find 30 ethereal flowers, which are scattered throughout the game, and 30 Beastiary cards, which you can view on a separate screen. There are many achievements to be gained, although if you are not interested, you can play the game just fine without earning those achievements. The mini games are fun, and I didn't skip any, the hidden object searches are few and far between, mostly find by silhouette, and are fairly easy to complete.

There is a fast travel map, although it is not very accurate, and only shows where you are in the general sense of the location. It is basically useless for fast travel unless you are really far away from the location you need to be, otherwise you're better off using the hint button. I had no technical issues playing on Kindle HDX 8.9. There are six chapters and a bonus chapter, but the game plays quickly. The free part ends after about an hour, and it's $3.49 to continue. This is a sale price, so purchase sooner than later, before it goes back to $4.99. I would definitely recommend trying the free part and seeing if this is your kind of adventure.


Dark Parables: The Little Mermaid and the Purple Tide Collector's Edition (Full)
Dark Parables: The Little Mermaid and the Purple Tide Collector's Edition (Full)
Price: $3.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD GAME, But Very Busy, January 22, 2016
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This game took a little time to grow on me. The other "Dark Parables" (Curse of Briar Rose & Rise of the Snow Queen) are two of my favorite games. This one is actually the eighth installment in the series, but only the two aforementioned and this one are available for android. Also the original developer, Blue Tea Games, is not involved and EIPIX has taken over the series. Hence the radical change in game dynamics.

I usually enjoy EIPIX games, but they really threw everything but the kitchen sink into this one, not to say that is a bad thing but sometimes less is more. This story is convoluted and difficult to follow. I like to read the journal which helps to understand the story and flush it out, but there is no journal in this game. You play as a detective, like in the other parables, and you must investigate the underwater kingdom of Prasino. There are some interesting characters and surprises along the way, but the adventuring is a bit lackluster.

The graphics are quite spectacular and there are many detailed scenes, but they all look similar, so the locations can get confusing. There is a fast travel map, which I used often because I gave up trying to remember and distinguish all the underwater locales. I had the same issue with the inventory items - every key, emblem, medallion, etc. is ornate and hard to distinguish one from the other - luckily they are all labeled. A lot of the game play is achievement based, and you even have a full screen of achievements after each hidden object search. I am not really into the achievements, but if you are, you will like this game. You also collect 40 tide symbols and several parables, which go in a book on another screen. These parables are just objects and you don't really know what you're looking for, so you may have to check on the other screen to find out what each object looks like.

You can choose from three levels of difficulty, and the game does include a full strategy guide. I had no technical issues or glitches playing on Kindle HDX 8.9. All scenes transitioned smoothly without delay. There are six chapters and a bonus chapter, plus a lot of extras. This is definitely not one of my favorites, as I think it is just overly crowded, overly produced, and the story is confusing and slow to unfold. However, I know the game will have wide appeal, and for the sale price of $2.99, you will get your money's worth.


Mystery of the Ancients: Deadly Cold Collector's Edition (Full)
Mystery of the Ancients: Deadly Cold Collector's Edition (Full)
Price: $4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WORTHWHILE GAME WITH FANTASTIC GRAPHICS !, January 17, 2016
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I almost skipped this game because I have played so many point and click games that they all seem to run together. I'm glad I bought this one because it did stand out, and is worth the purchase price. This is the fourth "Mystery of the Ancients" game, but only three are available for android. The first one, Lockwood Manor, is available for iPad. All of them are very well produced.

The story is part fantasy, part mystery, and interesting. The graphics are notably well done with lots of extras and detail. There's more cut scenes and character interaction in this story than in other ones I have played, and every voiceover is really well done. The hidden object searches are nicely done, and certainly have evolved from just finding a bunch of random items on the screen. The rest of the game is just like all the others, with inventory items to find and many tasks to complete. There is a fast travel map, a journal with your objectives, and sparkles over areas of interest. The game is not particularly hard, even on the highest difficulty setting, but if you need more help, there is a full strategy guide.

This is a very enjoyable game to play, and all scenes transition quickly. The story really did hold my interest and was different enough to save it from falling into the point and click abyss with all the other tired worn-out stories. There are seven chapters and a bonus chapter. You also collect 25 hares and seven statues that are scattered throughout the game. If you're a fan of this series, I definitely recommend getting this game. I didn't have any technical issues playing on Kindle HDX 8.9, but this developer's games (Maria Glorum) don't run as well on older devices.


Myths of the World: Of Fiends and Fairies Collector's Edition (Full)
Myths of the World: Of Fiends and Fairies Collector's Edition (Full)
Price: $4.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Had Glitch But Was Able To Move Past It..FANTASTIC GAME!!!, December 24, 2015
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Firstly, unlike the other reviewers, I was able to download and play this game. I am playing on a kindle HDX 8.9. When I saw the well, I skipped that scene entirely and went past it to the next scene. The game froze just beyond the well at the close up scene with the ink and quill. It happened three times, each time, I force closed the game in running applications, and re-opened. It still froze. The last time I just powered off my device and when I re-started the game I was able to get past that scene. I went back to the well scene and was able to play that scene too. This worked for me, and I was able to play the entire game, but if it doesn't, you may have to reinstall and start over. Hopefully you can find a way around whatever issues you are having because the game is worth it.

This game has a great story with lots to do. It is fantastic, well-made, and an adventure unlike any other I have played. The story is magical and involves the rescuing of fairies from an evil witch. If you are not a fan of fairy tale type stories, you will not like this one. The graphics are spectacular! There are many different game elements that I haven't seen before (dialogue, special monocle, unique HO searches), and each one is well done. The voice-overs and cut scenes are great. There are mini games and hidden object searches that are done differently than the standard. There is a fast travel map, a journal with your objectives, and full strategy guide.

There are 6 chapters and a bonus chapter. The game will give you many hours of play. I feel this is a special game and certainly the best one in the "Myths of The World" series. Since there is no free version right now, I would only recommend if you are willing to pay for a game that has technical issues and may not be able to finish.
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New York Mysteries 2: High Voltage (Full)
New York Mysteries 2: High Voltage (Full)
Price: $4.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Done Paranormal Murder Mystery, December 22, 2015
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I played the first New York Mysteries, and this one is even better. The story is compelling, and involves mysterious otherworldly type murders which you are investigating. It all takes place in New York and many of the locations really do exist, so that was fun to see. The graphics are good., but no where as detailed as the other FIVE-BN fantasy games (Dark Overlord series). The cut scenes and voiceovers are realistic enough.

There is a lot of back and forth, but the game includes a fast travel map, so that really helps. There are over 30 locations to explore, and lots of inventory items to pick up and use. There are mini games, but not many hidden object searches, which I thought was nice because you are not taken out of the story as often. In this "collectors edition" you find 35 morphing objects, which are very well hidden, and several sets of collectible objects (statue of liberty, cat statues, weights and Tesla towers). I could do without these collectibles, but you don't have to find them to solve the game as they are only achievement based.

I had no technical issues playing on Kindle HDX 8.9. All scenes transitioned smoothly and quickly without any tap response issues. There are five chapters and a bonus chapter. I usually don't pay full price for games, but there was no sale or free preview on this one. You certainly get your money's worth as the game will give you many, many hours of play and is well produced.


Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride (Full)
Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride (Full)
Price: $0.00

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC GAME !, December 21, 2015
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This game is totally engaging from the very first scene, the story is equal parts fairy tale, romance and mystery. It is like being in an interactive movie because there are lots of cut scenes, and the characters aren't just one dimensional. The graphics are richly detailed and absolutely stunning with hand painted artwork. The music, ambient FX and voice-overs are all done perfectly. Be aware this is a giant file and took up 1.21 GB of space after it installed.

There is lots to do in this game. Each scene has interactive areas that you can explore close up. You collect inventory items and use them accordingly when the time comes. There are mini games, hidden object searches (or you can play dominoes instead), a map with fast travel capabilities, and a journal with all your objectives. There is no strategy guide, but the hint button recharges very quickly.

There are 7 chapters total and many, many hours of play. There is also a bonus game. I had absolutely no glitches playing on kindle fire HDX 8.9. There is NOTHING not to like about this game - it is truly one of the best I have ever played, and very immersive.


Nightmares from the Deep®: The Cursed Heart, Collector's Edition
Nightmares from the Deep®: The Cursed Heart, Collector's Edition
Price: $0.00

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC PIRATE ADVENTURE ! But This Is The Demo Version, NOT Full Game., December 21, 2015
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This is the first installment of the "Nightmares from the Deep" series, and it is fantastic! However, it is only the demo version and restarts when you get to the point of purchase. I have reported this error/glitch to Amazon customer service, and hopefully they will put the right version in the App Store.

The part I was able to play was great! I play a lot of point and click games, and this one is extremely well-made. You search many scenes and locations and find inventory items, which are picked up and stored in a banner across the bottom of the screen. Then you figure out how, where, and when to use those items in the story. There is a journal, which keeps track of the story, a map, and a hint button. The gameplay runs smoothly, you aren't left wondering where to go next. The story is easy to follow, but involved. Along the way, there are mini games to solve, and hidden object scenes, but you can opt to play mahjong instead - a great option for those who don't like finding hidden objects. The graphics are fantastic, moody and detailed, the voice-overs are well done. I had no glitches playing on kindle HDX 8.9.

I really enjoyed playing this one, and never got bored or frustrated. I highly recommend for all point and click fans, or if you're new to the genre, this is great game to try, but realize it is only the demo version.


The Mystery Of The Orphanage
The Mystery Of The Orphanage
Price: $1.04

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TOOK A SHORTCUT ?, December 21, 2015
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This is a well-made "true" point and click game - meaning no hidden object searches, animal helpers, collectibles to find, cut scenes, or fast travel map. I played another "Mystery" from this developer (Mystery of the Mayan Ruins) and really enjoyed it. There was a slight issue however, when I played this game. Somehow, I was able to solve a puzzle early on without a clue, and I got an inventory item I shouldn't have; I was then able to use said item in another scene, and solved the "mystery" in 10 minutes. The game actually ended and said "the end". I think the developers should set up a safe guard that doesn't allow this to happen. I was able to back up a few scenes, and continue with the game as if this didn't happen, but I couldn't unsee the ending and that spoiled the fun (so to speak....there is nothing fun about the story).

I still recommend this game, as it requires thought, logic, and is just the right amount of difficulty. There is a journal that holds your visual clues and you can refer to it at any time. There are no other hints, and no map, but you can find an online walk-through if you get stuck. The game is not very long, (is very short if you solve that first puzzle!), but for $1.04, you get your money's worth.

The graphics and music are good, and room scenes are realistic. I had no technical issues playing on kindle HDX 8.9, but a few of the inventory items are mislabeled, and some active areas are easy to miss. All that being said, there are fewer and fewer games like this available (on Amazon), and I do recommend giving this a try.


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