dancemom1
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Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by dancemom1 on May 19, 13 11:35 AM
This game has gone backward in graphic time. It is not a bad game, just very old school. Graphics are a bit cartoony and not as good as the first two games (I only bought one of them). Game play is nice, music nice, not a lot of HOGs, but clean and easy to find items. Games are simple and don't take a lot of thought. Nice voice overs.

This game is more for a beginner than a more advanced player, which does not make it a bad game. There just isn't any real challenge to it. Because there is nothing new or special about this game, I did not see that it is CE worthy. Maybe as an SE if you have nothing better to do, or have a credit you are about to lose. However, not for me.

As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may find it quite enjoyable. Thanks for the reviews.

 

Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by LuvDemGames on May 19, 13 4:26 PM
oasis53 wrote:This is NOT a CE game...maybe if you are 10 years old..very childish..way too easy...boring...must click on an object and click another object to make anything happen at all...whoa BF..disappointing..
I couldn't have said it any better! Just awful. And I own the others.

 
steve_san
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Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by steve_san on May 19, 13 5:59 PM

I don't know why, but I liked this game, not as a CE but as an SE. There's not enough here for a CE.

The game has a certain charm to it. It is child-like, but not child-ish. The earlier Isabella game, the best part was when the fairy said "you (did something) YAY!. I loved the way she said "YAY!" It made you feel like a kid again.

This game doesn't have the YAY! but it has a lot of charming characters and the voices are superly done. You have to love the mandrakes.

It's true there is nothing new (at least not during the demo) from a gameplay standpoint, but that is true of almost all the games here. It's certainly a better game than "attack of the killer trees" (sic) that was released last week .

Three and a half stars for the Princess.
1/2


 
blueskies01
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Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by blueskies01 on May 19, 13 10:01 PM
Weird, from this dev. Nice to be able to speed up the hints, but the skip was still slow. No way to turn off the voices, or modulate the music separately. No option re cursor. Felt too out-of-date to work for me. I don't really see it working for kids, either, since it doesn't work smoothly--some moves make sense, but others too odd. And what's with the ultra-cutesy (mandrakes) vs. death&droning (entrance to castle), while a cartoony dragon circles overhead? Not for me, even as a DD. But swim over and see what you think.

 
quaifen
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Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by quaifen on May 20, 13 12:59 PM
I love the other Princess Isabella games in this series, but this one falls a little short, I was going to wait and buy the SE of this game, but they had a sale today where I can get this collector edition for 6.99 great deal, seems like every Monday has a great deal.

 
appiel
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Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by appiel on May 21, 13 3:34 PM
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Laflamme
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Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by Laflamme on May 21, 13 4:09 PM
Review based upon completion of the game and the bonus chapter.

This is the third installment of the Princess Isabella series and conclusion of the trilogy. When we left off the witch turned Isabella to stone, and the allies swept in to rescue the baby. Now grown up, as Princess Bella, the heir, it is your duty to take the kingdom back, assisted by Fairy, a dragon and three Fairy Godmothers.

The Good:

+ story
+ trademark uncursing of rooms and landscapes
+ the magic duel is back!
+ adjustable options (I played with fast hint recharge, very slow skip and sparkles up)
+ still a lot of stuff to break, blow out or renew
+ diverse minigames

The Neutral:

o most riddles are very easy
o giant spider warning. She's not too big though, and you interact with her.

The Bad:

- the fairy used to be charming, but her new hastened and pitched up voice is annoying (then again, she's not with you that long...)

Bonus Content: The bonus chapter took me about one hour to complete. You return to the original castle and set the ghosts of the previous inhabitants, who were cursed by the witch, free. An unusual extra are two behind the curtain videos: A walk through the developer's studio (longer than the Big Fish one from Dire Grove) and Outtakes from the voiceover recordings (quite funny). Other than that you can re-watch the videos, as usual, artwork and some wallpapers.

Bottom Line: This is a satisfying ending to the series. Finally, one that knows how to not overstay their welcome. I have to give a warning for you ophidiophobists out there: You will encounter a lot of giant snakes. If you want to defeat every last bit of evil, get the CE, otherwise the regular edition will be fine.

 
BHQld
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Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by BHQld on May 25, 13 3:14 AM
OMG, I can't believe I wasted money on this!

The first 2 Princess Isabella games are still favourites of mine. I'm not a HOG person, but the majority of the games was to figure things out, so that was ok. This PI, is ALL about HOG. It's like someone fell asleep at the strategy wheel and figured, "meh, just wack 'em with another HOS, who cares"

I finished the game in about 2 hours, first time around. WT...

The ONLY enjoyable thing about this game was the Mandrake Root creatures, they were gorgeous.

The rest of the game.... *yawn*

 

Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by quarlesqueen on May 25, 13 3:59 PM
Well I suppose we can't all like the same games, good news is there are enough games on the BF site, to PLEASE us all .

I am with Oldmanriver and JustTheFacts, I LOVED every minute playing this VERY charming, full of wonder, fantasy, with all of its magical abilities, cute creatures and especially the mandrakes.
Speaking of mandrakes, they made for some very creative puzzles, fun magical abilities, as well as TOO cute voices....LOVED them !
AND, I am a total sucker for magic wands, dragon flutes and making potions, gaining powers from creatures, and saving fairy godmothers.
PLUS after removing the evil, the scenery changed to visually stunning, beuatifully done, fantasy style imagery, at least in my eyes .

I had widescreen, that wasn't stretched, didn't have any technical issues of anykind, so was VERY grateful about that, couldn't play the ROPCOTF, which broke my heart, so I do understand the disappointment when others have issues, guess I got lucky on this on.
I totally enjoy this style of game, and the game play itself, was it brain taxing, no, it was a very relaxing, entertaining, FUN fantasy, full of magic, that brought my inner child out, which to be honest, lifts the spirits and the soul, I have a lot of SERIOUS health issues, so to be able to be transported to a happy place, which THIS GAME DID just that, while playing it, you just can't put a price on it .

I would like to personally say THANK YOU, to GOGII, I just LOVED everything about your game, GREAT ending also, sorry to see this series end, because I would keep buying them .
There are those of us that do LOVE your games, so I hope you will keep that in mind, for future games.
The only negative I found, and its a small request, I would like to see, extra items to find, and achivements, for a CE, got this on sale, but if I paid full price, it could have been longer, for the price of a CE, but otherwise, PERFECT for little O'le me .

 
nikma
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Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by nikma on Jun 10, 13 1:02 AM
bel gioco,ma non come gli altri della serie.comunque piacevole e divertente...

 
Cobweb55
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Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by Cobweb55 on Jun 15, 13 7:57 AM
This is my LEAST favorite game from one of my most favorite developers. Too much hand holding with sparkles, magnifying glasses, glowing orbs, etc. Many different rooms to explore, but only one or two things to do in each with much travel (without a jump map) to place one object, sometimes not being able to pick anything up to do something else... just a lot of busy work.

I found this game to be purely tedious and no fun whatsoever. Definitely will NOT play this one again and will be wary about the next one they put out. Seems like the entire game was done by their "B" team. Pity,,,

 
Cromaxgal
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Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by Cromaxgal on Jun 16, 13 12:20 PM
Don't like it....played about 30 minutes and was rather annoyed. I turned off the music and also the sound. Not going to buy the CE or the SE.

 
Althena533
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Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by Althena533 on Jun 16, 13 12:58 PM
You say the music's too loud? Oh gee heaven forbid that you open up options and I don't know, maybe turn it down?! OMG What a radical concept! ;v)

Edited on 06/16/2013 at 1:01:28 PM PST


 
AuBrnPeach
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Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by AuBrnPeach on Jun 24, 13 2:40 PM
Cobweb55 wrote:This is my LEAST favorite game from one of my most favorite developers. Too much hand holding with sparkles, magnifying glasses, glowing orbs, etc. Many different rooms to explore, but only one or two things to do in each with much travel (without a jump map) to place one object, sometimes not being able to pick anything up to do something else... just a lot of busy work.

I found this game to be purely tedious and no fun whatsoever. Definitely will NOT play this one again and will be wary about the next one they put out. Seems like the entire game was done by their "B" team. Pity,,,



You have said it BEST!!!! I for one was stupid enough to purchase this sight unseen to keep my "sets complete". WHAT a MAJOR FAUX PAS! Normally I will demo a game, As of the past few mos I haven't had the time to do so and put my trust in BF to not publish a game which is part of a great storyline .....that seems to be fished out of file 13!!! Quality control must be on vaycay~~~~!

 

Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by ferzan171 on Jul 23, 13 4:10 AM
I have a link for PRINCESS ISABELLA 3 CE full version free

http://kat.ph/princess-isabella-3-the-rise-of-an-heir-ce-new-hog-asg-t7380656.html

It is for PC

Download Torrent and Enjoy

Thanks

 

Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by oldbabci on Sep 6, 13 12:05 PM
BHQld wrote:OMG, I can't believe I wasted money on this!

The first 2 Princess Isabella games are still favourites of mine. I'm not a HOG person, but the majority of the games was to figure things out, so that was ok. This PI, is ALL about HOG. It's like someone fell asleep at the strategy wheel and figured, "meh, just wack 'em with another HOS, who cares"

I finished the game in about 2 hours, first time around. WT...

The ONLY enjoyable thing about this game was the Mandrake Root creatures, they were gorgeous.

The rest of the game.... *yawn*

 

Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by oldbabci on Sep 6, 13 12:09 PM
Hi, I hope you can help. I am using the magic wand to get rid of the termites
and nothing happens. Am I supposed to use it a certain way, I feel that I have
tried everything and nothing seems to work I have looked at the run thru and
I still don't have a clue what I am doing wrong. I would very much appreciate your help as you seem to be so very good at the games. thanks

 
dollyflower
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Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by dollyflower on Sep 9, 13 4:40 PM
I loved all three of the games! I will agree that this game is much easier, but that doesn't take away from the fun I had playing it or it's charm. This is the first game I have ever played that let me set the speed of the hint and skip buttons. Sometimes I just like to play a beautifully drawn game, with pretty music and no brain torturing logic needed. I rate this game highly.

 
Mickeycb
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Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by Mickeycb on Feb 24, 14 1:25 PM
So after playing the other two in the series, I automatically bought this one. So based on the completion of the game I can tell you it probably took me two hours. It isn't a difficult game, but there are a few things you do have to figure out. There are lots of hints and clues lying about, so no worries there. From time to time, it's nice to have something casual to play in between advanced CE's, so this one was just fine for that. Having said that, though, there is absolutely nothing CE worthy of this game. No achievements, no collectibles, no morphing, really nothing but straightforward game play. Sometimes that can be a good thing, but getting the SE is even better. After some of the games I played recently, the graphics were fine, my w/s was filled, and yes, you can adjust the volume, however, on cut scenes the volume seems to automatically get louder than when you are just in normal play of the game. Not sure what that is all about. I liked the game and recommend it for those who just want to play casually every now and then.

 
Gill_1off
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Re:Reviews for Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir Collector's Edition

[Post New]by Gill_1off on Jun 22, 14 8:32 AM
To date I am enjoying this game...BUT.....at present am in the dungeon with the cage suspended over poisonous green water,and a cauldron of fire! Question is:how do I get a fire torch from it? Everywhere I have returned to there is nothing to use for a torch.'
HELP please!

 
 
 
 
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