Reviews for Sable Maze: Norwich Caves

[Post New]by JustTheFacts on Sep 27, 13 4:16 AM
Extracurricular Activities Under The Campus

BASED ON DEMO


FIRST IMPRESSIONS
I liked this game immediately. It doesn’t start with the hype of many other quality games, but it has an intriguing story that promises some chills and spills. Everything about the game seems to be good, not great, but there’s nothing wrong with good!

SIGHTS & SOUNDS
The graphics are excellent, I enjoyed their style and they are very clear and detailed. The cut scenes are really good. I was particularly impressed with the way they used of water and animations thereof. The sound track was nothing special, and very quiet compared to most games. But I did like the way it would suddenly change.

WHAT’S HAPPENING
A nutty professor (what other kind are there?), a bunch of resourceful but innocent students, and us left to find them all in the maze under the university. I appreciate the change of pace with this one, and the thought-provoking difficulties presented by the connections between the history of the university, the subjects the students are studying and the strange unnatural deluge of water that threatens everyone. This story definitely has me wanting to know what’s going on.

MAKING PROGRESS
The gameplay is evenly divided between mostly original puzzles/mini-games and HOPs that are a variation of the progressive silhouette – these are still a list, but of the ‘find and use’ type. I found the instructions to some of the puzzles are bit confusing.

Adventure gameplay is a bit tricky, I found myself needing help more than usual. There is an interactive jump map, which is good. There is no journal, which is bad. I could have used one. There is a directional hint and skip doesn’t take too long. I did need to skip a couple of puzzles in the demo.

FAMOUS LAST WORDS

I think this is a good SE game. It has the production qualities, a good story, interesting gameplay. The CE has all the usuals (including very interesting collectibles and trophies), but I was not tempted to buy it. I think the value is in this version.

I recommend this game!

Edited on 09/27/2013 at 10:29:02 AM PST


 
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Re:Reviews for Sable Maze: Norwich Caves

[Post New]by bfgDeveron on Sep 27, 13 10:28 AM
Hey JustTheFacts and everyone!

Thanks for getting the reviews thread started. I'm just going to add in the information and get this stickied!

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Re:Reviews for Sable Maze: Norwich Caves

[Post New]by bfgDeveron on Sep 27, 13 10:28 AM
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Edited on 09/27/2013 at 10:28:46 AM PST


 
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Re:Reviews for Sable Maze: Norwich Caves

[Post New]by roaming on Sep 28, 13 1:29 AM
Playing the demo, I was immediately hooked by the story and the ambience of the university and bought the game on the 50% sale.

I like everything here except the progressive HOS. I found them to be somewhat confusing and needed to use a hint more than usual in order to know what action to take to obtain the next item. So far I have used the walkthrough once, and the interactive map has been not just helpful but necessary as it isn't always evident where to go next. Nevertheless, I'm enjoying this game a lot.

I will just say ditto to everything JustTheFacts said in her review and also recommend it. Good, fun game and worth the price.

 
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Re:Reviews for Sable Maze: Norwich Caves

[Post New]by lovemybook on Oct 1, 13 10:48 PM
I am really enjoying this game. A fun story, good graphics, and I love interactive H0s, so this is a buy for me. Also I like the 60's university flavor, but that's just personal. The one thing is I don't quite get the map.

OK, finished the game, and I have to give this a rare 5 stars. Loved it! The story was interesting, it's not same old, same old, graphics great, a good length, interactive scenes - I play a LOT of these HOG/adventure games and this was one of the best.

Edited on 10/02/2013 at 11:22:33 PM PST


 

Re:Reviews for Sable Maze: Norwich Caves

[Post New]by nancytripp on Oct 6, 13 5:52 PM
Personally, I loved the progressive HOs and thought is was a nice change of pace.

Very good game. I actually wish I had purchased the CE version because I hated to see this one end.


 
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Re:Reviews for Sable Maze: Norwich Caves

[Post New]by addieh on Oct 12, 13 6:41 PM
Did NOT like this game at all. Everything was confusing to me, even the Hidden Object scenes. I loved Sullivan River better.
Not a good game to me.

 
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Re:Reviews for Sable Maze: Norwich Caves

[Post New]by qpr1 on Nov 27, 13 7:38 AM
an ok game

 
 
 
 
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