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Reviews for Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair

[Post New]by bfgBaikal on Sep 11, 13 1:37 AM
Hey everyone!

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Edited on 09/11/2013 at 3:15:18 AM PST


 
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Re:Post any Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair technical issues here only

[Post New]by bfgBaikal on Sep 11, 13 1:38 AM
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Re:Reviews for Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair

[Post New]by bfgBaikal on Sep 11, 13 4:08 AM
Please feel free to use the following link to check out the reviews for the CE version of this game!

Reviews for Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair Collector's Edition

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Re:Reviews for Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair

[Post New]by JustTheFacts on Sep 11, 13 7:00 AM
Best Of The Bunch

BASED ON COMPLETED CE GAME


FIRST IMPRESSIONS
5th in this series, this game is both representative of it, and something new. We still have our nemesis the witch, and we still must fix things she has destroyed before we can travel back to our reality. Something I didn’t notice immediately – this game is not a time travelling one. The “past” is merely the kingdom we are stranded in, which is not Orion, but the witch’s home world.

SIGHTS & SOUNDS
Graphics are superb, they have those sharp edges I’m none too keen on, but even that became unnoticeable quickly, because otherwise, the art was beautiful. Cut scenes are exceptional, and I love the witch’s new look. The voiceovers are very good, done without any attempt at lip sync, the characters’ mouths don’t move. Some of the most majestic and uplifting music I’ve heard was mixed with the original theme, which I’m tired of, but I guess is a way of connecting this to the earlier games.

WHAT’S HAPPENING
We are, once again, sucked through a portal to another world, this time the witch’s. She has scattered the 5 amulets we need to get back, throughout the realm, so we must go on 5 quests to redeem her poor subjects in order to get them. She has removed each victim’s greatest virtue, turning them into opposites of their real selves. It is very well done and told, with each part of the world being quite different, but connected by the one theme.

MAKING PROGRESS
Loads and loads of puzzles. Some of them are really clever adaptations of old ones, some completely new, all of them engrossing, and none too easy. I had to skip a few. There are also a fair number of HOs – multiples of, interactive lists, and misplaced items. I particularly like that the items to replace are actually items you picked up earlier from a previous scene. The multiple items are handled differently as well.

Skip and hint are quick. Hint gives you advice, or sometimes shows where you should be. The interactive jump map allows you to toggle (on or off) indicators of active areas and completed scenes. One of my favourite things about these games – the inventory is at the top.

BLING!
Well, the CE does have achievements and a ‘spell book’, which is a little bit of fluff at the end of the game. And of course SG and bonus chapter,some puzzle replays and concept art. The main game ends satisfyingly, and the bonus game is wedged in seamlessly at the end.

Great game!

 
saphhire
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Re:Reviews for Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair

[Post New]by saphhire on Sep 11, 13 8:03 AM
With the sale going on BUY THE CE, same price..................good game

 
babsvb1948
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Re:Reviews for Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair

[Post New]by babsvb1948 on Sep 27, 13 5:28 PM
This game is truly awesome. Not too many HO's, just enough to make it fun. Love that you have to go back and forth to different locations. Trying to remember where a certain item goes is the best part of the whole game. The map is the biggest help because you can move from one area to another easily. Truly a great game. So glad I tried, bought, enjoyed and finished.

I recommend this game!

 
layzeedaisy
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Re:Reviews for Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair

[Post New]by layzeedaisy on Oct 8, 13 6:23 AM

Another game in this excellent series and most enjoyable.

Five different scenarios to visit - and thank goodness for the jump map!

Good time for length of play, hidden object scenes acceptable, and even I could do some of the puzzles.

All in all, a very satisfying purchase.

 

Re:Reviews for Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair

[Post New]by joanie2 on Oct 17, 13 9:19 AM
Does anyone know what the music is that is the background of this game?

 
qpr1
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Re:Reviews for Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair

[Post New]by qpr1 on Oct 28, 13 8:00 AM
excellent game, but i had to skip more puzzles here than with any other game!!!

 
roaming
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Re:Reviews for Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair

[Post New]by roaming on Apr 10, 14 12:29 AM
I really enjoyed the other three Echoes of the Past games, but with 12 minutes of the demo left, I decided this one is not for me. Too much back and forth without being able to figure out what to do. The HOS I encountered weren't really HOS -- more like "find 12 coffeepots and do something with them that doesn't make sense." There were too many puzzles. I do NOT like puzzles. They're a total waste of time when you have to just sit there and wait for the skip button to fill. In this game you are also required to go around finding pieces to play the puzzles with, which makes them even worse.

The only thing I did like about this game was the totally cute little troll guy guarding the niche. I loved his speech -- "All I do is just guard this niche." He would've been perfect as a helper personage, but you don't get a helper in this game.


 
 
 
 
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