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Myths of the World: Stolen Spring

[Post New]by bfgFlounder on Dec 1, 13 12:29 AM
The rich folklore continues with this exciting tale set in an old Slavic land. As Child of Spring, can you save the world from eternal winter?



A cruel and cold Goddess of Winter has hijacked springtime, and her victim has called on you for help. You'll be surprised by what you, a lowly peasant, can do in the face of evil – and what cute little furry friends you’ll meet along the way in Myths of the World: Stolen Spring.

 

Re:Myths of the World: Stolen Spring

[Post New]by JustTheFacts on Dec 1, 13 1:28 AM
Lovely Second Myth!

BASED ON COMPLETED GAME


FIRST IMPRESSIONS
It must be said upfront I guess that this is a story that’s been done to death in the last couple of years. It is yet another Ice Queen banishing Spring and attempting to hold the world forever in Winter. Having got that objection out of the way, there is very little fault to find here, in this the second game in the series “Myths Of The World”. I loved it.

WHAT’S HAPPENING
Vesna, the Goddess of Spring has come to you, a lowly peasant girl, for help in defeating the Goddess of Winter, who apparently has a bee in her bonnet and has banished Spring forever. Following Vesna through your mirror you do indeed arrive in a world that is totally frozen in ice and snow.

Vesna gives you a Spring Brush which helps you defrost smaller patches of ice, and counsels you to seek help from the animals you meet. The first of these is an ermine who is thrown into a well of ice by the Winter woman. You save him and he becomes your pet. He has interesting less-than-obvious talents that help you out along the way.

SIGHTS & SOUNDS
Just lovely. Beautifully drawn locations which are often depicted in both winter and spring states, making a marvellous transition. The HOPs are the least cluttered I’ve seen in a long time, and the objects are clear and usually quite large. Sometimes the loading of one location to another is slow enough to create a black screen, but it is not there for long. The sounds are relaxing most of the time, with some exciting stuff when the action justifies it. I loved the (lip synch’d) voiceovers.

MAKING PROGRESS
This is a Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure, with roughly the same number of HOPs and other puzzles. The HOPs come in 3 types; interactive lists, silhouettes, and multiples. The list HOPs are visited twice and can be swapped for a Match 3 game instead. The puzzles are fun and not overly difficult, with a number of them being original and creative.

The progress is usually clear enough, with a directional hint system, plus a 3D interactive jump map and a diary which lists objectives.

FINAL VERDICT
Despite the lack of originality of the story, in essence, it is actually treated in a sufficiently different way that it is not repetitive or boring. I loved this game, and found myself so caught up in it, I was sad to see it finished.

I recommend this game!

 
prchalpn
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Re:Myths of the World: Stolen Spring

[Post New]by prchalpn on Dec 1, 13 5:00 AM
Thank you JustTheFacts! Love reading your reviews.
You word it so well and make it sound so good, you could sell me a pile of dirt and I would buy it.
Love this game and the first one. This one being a little easier than the first but still fun to play.

 
bwake47
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Re:Myths of the World: Stolen Spring

[Post New]by bwake47 on Dec 1, 13 7:00 AM
I completely agree with prchalpn. Loved reading JustTheFacts reviews and appreciate them so much. This review definitely makes me want to buy this game. The thought actually went through my head, "I wonder if the game is half as good as this review"? I'm downloading to give it a try now.

Plus, it always helps when the game has snow and ice. I always love playing those. I live in Florida and never get to see any. Am looking forward to playing the demo.




 
winterlyn
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Re:Myths of the World: Stolen Spring

[Post New]by winterlyn on Dec 1, 13 8:01 AM
Gee you always write such great reviews JTF. Thanks for taking the time to help us all in previewing the games and deciding which ones to buy. Very much appreciated!

 
BlackWaterRules
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Re:Myths of the World: Stolen Spring

[Post New]by BlackWaterRules on Dec 7, 13 1:42 PM
Based on the demo

This is a great hidden object adventure game. The storyline is excellent, interesting, and intriguing. Beautiful visuals and music enhance the storyline and the game.

Hidden objects scenes were fun with some interactive objects. Some were a list to find, others silhouttes to find. Objects found in the scenes were used in the game.
Sometimes the h.o. scenes were a little sensitive. It took me 5 times of bringing the axe over the log to actually be able to chop the log for firewood.

There are little animal helpers to assist the player, and little animals that need to be saved.

Mini games were pretty easy.

Voiceovers were great. Characters were realistic.

A really good game.Show less

I recommend this game!

 
 
 
 
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