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Please post your REVIEWS for Donna Brave: And the Deathly Tree here.

[Post New]by Daxadillion on Feb 25, 18 12:39 AM
A thread for your reviews.

Edited on 02/25/2018 at 8:18:03 AM PST

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Donna Brave: And the Deathly Tree here.

[Post New]by bfgArinelle on Feb 25, 18 8:17 AM
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Donna Brave: And the Deathly Tree here.

[Post New]by siladan on Feb 26, 18 8:43 AM
I am in mourning for the fall of yet another vaunted developer. I had such high hopes for this one. Alas, it was not to be.

As a big fan of Mad Head games, I eagerly anticipate each new offering from this developer. Unfortunately, with this game they have strayed from the narrow path of excellence and followed their brethren down the wide road of mediocrity. I wanted to like the game. I tried to like it. With so much faith in Mad Head, I played way longer than I should have, in the vain hope it would get better. It didn't. Here's why....

Fun Factor: What fun factor? There was no fun in slogging through mundane and illogical tasks that added nothing to the actual progress of the game.

Visual/Sound Quality: Wow! I'm almost speechless. Not what I'd expected, at all. The game has the look and feel of an offering from a new developer, not a seasoned all star like Mad Head. Just, wow.

Level of Challenge: Is this a joke? The HO scenes and puzzles could be accomplished by any savvy 8 year old. The only true Hidden Object is the greed of developers in foisting such a bad game off on the public and the only true Puzzle is why would any developer, Eipix and ERS included, destroy their integrity for the sake of pumping out mediocre games several times a month.

Storyline: And this is where it really gets bad. It's actually beyond bad. It's pitiful. Read some of the other reviews. It's that sad. Really.

Once upon a time, developers actually read the reviews. They would communicate with us in the forums and would take our suggestions to heart. Obviously, that is no longer true. Long-time members have been begging for games with logical storylines, challenging HO scenes, and interesting puzzles. And not just in this game, but in all games. No more lazy, tired, and over-used gimmicks. No more 'tokens" as locks. No more lame zippers (for example), or dropped objects that have to be found again in the next chapter (knife, scissors, screwdriver, saw, etc.). We're tired of sliders and other lame puzzles that serve no purpose other than time wasters. We want more than cardboard cut-out characters and horrifying voice-overs or music. A ghost/witch/evil spirit/sorcerer/demon doesn't have to be in every game. A little creativity and imagination wouldn't go amiss.

Developers, read the reviews of your long-time players. Don't rely only the praise of starry-eyed newbies. Trust me, they want these things, too, they just don't know it yet. Wait until they've played variants of the same game over and over for five years. They'll be complaining, too.

I don't want to minimize the enormous amount of time and talent going into each game. Many times I can feel the heart, soul, sweat, and tears that were poured into a game. Games from the heart are a joy and a delight to play. Unfortunately, they're becoming rare, as the chase for riches becomes the focus. It's a shame, because I know these teams are capable of true brilliance.

So, I'm playing my old games and waiting for the next amazing developer to walk the narrow path and wow me.... at least until they take the wide road.

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Donna Brave: And the Deathly Tree here.

[Post New]by tejasgal on Feb 28, 18 7:26 AM
Well said, Siladan.

Edited on 02/28/2018 at 7:26:51 AM PST

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Donna Brave: And the Deathly Tree here.

[Post New]by lynwil on Feb 28, 18 2:35 PM
I agree completely, Siladan

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