textrekkie
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Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by textrekkie on Nov 17, 11 5:15 AM
A place for your comments about the game.

 
erigby
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by erigby on Nov 17, 11 7:05 AM

First off, let me say I'm not the nitpicking type....but.

I just watched the video and at the moment when the guy pulls off the mask and opens the trap door for our hero/heroine to fall through the caption reads:

It was a rouse.

Did they mean to say ruse, b/c to my uncertain knowledge rouse is a verb and means to awaken, while ruse is subterfuge?

Probably just a typo. Still....

 
yogibear2
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by yogibear2 on Nov 17, 11 7:54 AM
Is there a Standard edition available??

 
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by Lady_Cav on Nov 17, 11 7:56 AM
yogibear2 wrote:Is there a Standard edition available??
This is the Collector's Edition. Standard edition usually come out about 4 weeks later, give or take a few days. You'll have to wait till then if you don't want the Collector's Edition.

 
textrekkie
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by textrekkie on Nov 17, 11 8:00 AM
erigby wrote:
First off, let me say I'm not the nitpicking type....but.

I just watched the video and at the moment when the guy pulls off the mask and opens the trap door for our hero/heroine to fall through the caption reads:

It was a rouse.

Did they mean to say ruse, b/c to my uncertain knowledge rouse is a verb and means to awaken, while ruse is subterfuge?

Probably just a typo. Still....


Yes, I noticed that also...

 
joyce2121
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by joyce2121 on Nov 17, 11 9:21 AM
Well, I can sometimes be the nitpicky type, but mostly
just get a laugh out of these kinds of "errors".

Got my laugh in the beginning when it says we are
going to book passage to Europe. Then we board a
train in Brussels. Duh, I always thought Brussels was
in Europe! Have they moved it recently?

 
textrekkie
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by textrekkie on Nov 17, 11 9:22 AM
Hadn't thought about that one, Joyce - but you're right!

 
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by hannah57 on Nov 17, 11 9:26 AM
I've been playing this game for 2 1/2 hrs so far and I'm loving it. No hos yahoo. I would play more games like this one if they'd make them.

 
textrekkie
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by textrekkie on Nov 17, 11 9:32 AM
Totally agree, hannah. I think ERS should make this type of game always and drop the HOS altogether. They've been their weakest area anyway.

 
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by Rebeca_Lily on Nov 17, 11 9:51 AM
textrekkie wrote:Totally agree, hannah. I think ERS should make this type of game always and drop the HOS altogether. They've been their weakest area anyway.


I agree too - just take them, and move all the Adventure stuff to the Adventure forum...

This is HOG forum!...Am I homeless? Am I under invasion? May be the Adventurers are more vocal - but I want my house back!...

Promise not to enter the Adventure forum to persuade developers, like you do. Just live and let live...

 
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by textrekkie on Nov 17, 11 9:59 AM
Poor Rebeca!

There are lots of developers making lots of iHOGs. You're not going to be lonely, I promise.

Sorry this one was misleading in its description - I don't think they should have used the phrase "Hidden Object"...should have just said "Puzzle Adventure".

But cheer up...Sunday's game will be a wonderful iHOG for you with Haunted Manor: Queen of Death.

PS - I don't think that ERS will give up their cash cow formula...yet

Edited on 11/17/2011 at 10:11:15 AM PST


 
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by MargieB on Nov 17, 11 10:18 AM

Hello Everyone

We will be changing the genre for this game on the product page so that it no longer states it is a Hidden Object Game since there are NO Hidden Object Scenes in this game.

The change should show up today, not sure at what time.

Thanks!

MargieB

 
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by textrekkie on Nov 17, 11 10:32 AM
You are the best, MargieB!

 
Rebeca_Lily
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by Rebeca_Lily on Nov 17, 11 10:47 AM
Thank you, Margie B, I always knew you are our hope... .

...And textrekkie - back!

But you didn't understand my frustration. It is not about the Adventure game issued by ERS.

It's about the high rants I hear recently from Adventure players, demanding less HOG screens and more Adventure Mode.

And now, when at last there is a very good Adventure game, posted by mistake in a HOG forum - you want to "delete" the HOG games totally... I personally am offended by this rant.

I never enter the Adventure forum and rant there that I want more HOGS (there are not) - why do you want to take my "toy"?

I understand that Adventure games are neglected - not because the players, but because the bad developers. If the developers would learn from ERS how to make proper Adventure games - you wouldn't rant in the HOG forum.

So, it's not my fault that the Adventure game are lousy...

And I won't give you my "toy"...

 
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by slm1948 on Nov 17, 11 10:52 AM
When you played the first two Azadas, you knew you were playing a game like none other. This is probably an excellent adventure game.

 
textrekkie
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by textrekkie on Nov 17, 11 11:02 AM
Rebeca_Lily wrote:Thank you, Margie B, I always knew you are our hope... .

...And textrekkie - back!

But you didn't understand my frustration. It is not about the Adventure game issued by ERS.

It's about the high rants I hear recently from Adventure players, demanding less HOG screens and more Adventure Mode.

And now, when at last there is a very good Adventure game, posted by mistake in a HOG forum - you want to "delete" the HOG games totally... I personally am offended by this rant.

I never enter the Adventure forum and rant there that I want more HOGS (there are not) - why do you want to take my "toy"?

I understand that Adventure games are neglected - not because the players, but because the bad developers. If the developers would learn from ERS how to make proper Adventure games - you wouldn't rant in the HOG forum.

So, it's not my fault that the Adventure game are lousy...

And I won't give you my "toy"...


LOL - I see where you're coming from. But as I said, I don't think you need fear. And I promise I shan't encourage them again.

 
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by Smallhaven on Nov 17, 11 3:58 PM
As much as I loved the first two Azada's... I don't get that 'must have' feeling with this one. I was left unimpressed, underwhelmed, and not interested enough to invest in the CE. Maybe it's my mood today but honestly, the feel of this game isn't what I have come to expect from Azada. ERS has done a nice job but it feels like a typical ERS HOG only without the hidden object scenes.

 
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Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by calsmom2001 on Nov 17, 11 4:33 PM
I have both Azada 1 and 2, and was among those eagerly awaiting Azada 3. When I heard that the developer was different I became somewhat apprehensive. While I own and enjoy many ERS games, I do feel that they have become somewhat formulaic, so I was concerned about what would happen to the unique fell of the Azada games. So....do I like it or not?

Well, I have to say it does NOT look like the previous games. The graphics, while pretty and well-done, lack a certain "crispness" that I have come to associate with the earlier games. And in 1 and 2, when you entered an area you would have several items to find and use and then a puzzle to solve (I think - it's been a couple of years and a LOT of games since I last played either one ).

Here the graphics are much more similar to the usual ERS look - I think of it as mid-eighteenth century Europe drawn as a graphic novel - but they are somewhat brighter and sharper than most of them. In general I liked them better than the standard ERS style. And the format is very different - you walk around, find things, and have to figure out where to use them - standard adventure format, and there's nothing wrong with that. So far the puzzles have been fairly simple and fairly standard, but with a surprise or two.

I was playing on hardcore mode, and did use a couple of hints (as advertised, the hint refills VERY slowly, so use it sparingly). I did not find it to be frustratingly difficult; it may well be that easier modes could be too simple for many.

So, yes or no on this game? Well, despite not sounding too enthusiastic, I have to say I really didn't want to stop playing. I'm not sure how far I got (and didn't want to look and reveal any spoilers), but the story has really captured me. However, MCF8 is out next week and I know that there is a 99.99% chance that I'm going to be jumping all over that, so I think I will wait for the CE. But do at least give it a try - it's a very enjoyable game, even if it isn't necessarily what I expected.

Oh, and the music is NOT the standard ERS! Thank goodness!

 

Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by prdmom15 on Nov 17, 11 7:46 PM
Smallhaven wrote:As much as I loved the first two Azada's... I don't get that 'must have' feeling with this one. I was left unimpressed, underwhelmed, and not interested enough to invest in the CE. Maybe it's my mood today but honestly, the feel of this game isn't what I have come to expect from Azada. ERS has done a nice job but it feels like a typical ERS HOG only without the hidden object scenes.

 

Re:Comments for Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition

[Post New]by mattiehelen2002 on Dec 26, 11 8:18 AM
Unfortunately, I did not realize there was a CE for this until after the fact, but I really like the game. I bought the game based on the comments in the forum, and was so engrossed in playing and solving puzzles that I did not realize there were no HOs. It might have been nice to have a mixture, but I am really enjoying the puzzles. Needless to say i am stuck, which is why I wish I had the CE. The game is simple, but tricky, and it straightforward. I really like it.

Edited on 12/26/2011 at 8:36:24 AM PST


 
 
 
 
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