Reviews for Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

[Post New]by JustTheFacts on Dec 30, 13 5:29 AM
Pretty & Fun HOG For Xmas

BASED ON DEMO


What a shame that this sweet little game did not make it onto Big Fish’s list until after Xmas! It is a lively and colourful game, very “xmasy” and a lot of easy fun. Although I did find it a little challenging on the “what do I do next?” side of things.

The story is cute, a shortcut into an obviously magical forest sees your car turn into candy! And everything around you as well. Seems 3 witches (nice ones) messed up a spell, and you’ll have to help them fix it if you want to get into town in time for Christmas. What follows is a amusing adventure making pullovers for bullfinches, helping a beaver build a dam, and feeding a (domestic) spider a candy fly. That’s in the first 20 minutes. After that I don’t know, because that is where the demo finishes. A bit stingy I thought.

HOPs make up almost all of the game, along with a bit of finding things to open doors etc., but no complex puzzles or long term planning required. The HOP scenes are very bright and vibrant with colour, the items are large and easy to see, and the location is not overly littered with junk. The inventory item you get will have nothing to do with the HOP, but is usually immediately useful.

This is a low budget game, but the graphics look great, if a bit childish (it’s xmas, who cares?), and the music is a combination of very lively happy gallopers and classics, including the Nutcracker, of course. The sound effects when you find an item are overly loud (prepare to alter your sound settings), but full of bubbling joy.

This game would certainly appeal to young children I am sure, but after my recent gaff, I wouldn’t dream of suggesting it was *only* for kids! *turns various unhealthy shades of red*

So I am sad to see that this game will no doubt languish unappreciated, because of a terrible case of bad timing and the underestimation of its appeal by our usually wise old mate Felix.

I recommend this game!

Edited on 12/30/2013 at 9:15:24 AM PST


 
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Re:Reviews for Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

[Post New]by tesamoine on Dec 30, 13 7:45 AM
I just had to try this game and I'm so glad I did. It has bright graphics and bold colors. Music is delightful. It seems you are driving and your vehicle turns into a candy car and you end up at the house of 3 good witches trying to do different things? That's what I get from the gist of the story. Oh but it is cute. There are many many HOS. They are simple and bright. I came across one puzzle in the demo. The demo only lasted 20 minutes, so it is a very very short game. However, it is just so likable, I believe I will purchase anyway. There are quite a bit of tasks you must accomplish and yes they do require some thinking. Such as helping a beaver build his dam and fixing a clock, etc. I see reviewers stating this should have come out before Christmas. Well, whenever it was released, Christmas-time is my favorite season and I could play Christmas games all year long. There are also parts of the world that celebrate the Epiphany, etc, and their Christmas is much longer than one day. Due to the short demo, I cannot really say more about the game. I had no technical issues, and the cursor was spot on. I really enjoyed it.

 
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Re:Reviews for Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

[Post New]by bfgDeveron on Dec 30, 13 9:15 AM
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Re:Reviews for Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

[Post New]by bfgDeveron on Dec 30, 13 9:19 AM
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Re:Reviews for Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

[Post New]by jennsmom on Dec 30, 13 11:26 AM
It's cute, it's fun, and it's very easy. Just the thing for me on this day when I'm stuck in the house and need something to occupy my time. I'm happy with it -- even though the English translations sometimes leave a lot to be desired. Nevertheless, it was good for a chuckle when I figured out what "conservatives" meant! Highlight to read if this is a spoiler for you: It's a tin can! Not sure how that comes out as "conservatives," but there it is. I would recommend it for a coupon purchase, or if you have young children in the house, a regular purchase. I can think of a couple of grands and great grands who will enjoy it, although probably next year.

 
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Re:Reviews for Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

[Post New]by Penguin29 on Dec 31, 13 10:46 AM
short game, but all in all a really fun game.

 

Re:Reviews for Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

[Post New]by Cindylovesgames on Dec 31, 13 6:36 PM
Boring! Mad that I wasted a free game coupon on this lousy game.

 
JammyKat
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Re:Reviews for Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

[Post New]by JammyKat on Jan 1, 14 3:01 AM
Cindylovesgames wrote:Boring! Mad that I wasted a free game coupon on this lousy game.


Personally I'm loving it, but it's not for everyone. If you contact customer service, you should get a free game coupon since you're really unhappy with the game.

 
Valkara
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Re:Reviews for Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

[Post New]by Valkara on Jan 5, 14 7:43 PM
This game, while cute, was too short and has little or no replayability. The item lists are the same. Not worth the money.

 
FishyFemale
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Re:Reviews for Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

[Post New]by FishyFemale on Jan 20, 14 1:37 AM
Not a bad little game but definitely for beginners only. Hint system was fast and effective but tasks I completed were not removed from the task list. Grammar and spelling were atrocious at times and some items in hidden object scenes were just outright wrongly identified. Music was nice but not varied enough for my liking, and the graphics and colors were beautiful throughout. There are only four locations to explore...the outside, living room, kitchen, and the upstairs so the adventuring was minimal and a map is not needed. A Christmas theme was not needed for this game since the story is not related to Christmas, but I guess the developer needed something holiday themed so they threw this one together. There are better games out there so get this one on a DD or on a half off or lower sale like I did. But try before you decide to buy because it's a short one.

 
 
 
 
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