Calicohorse
Lobster
Lobster
97 Posts

Re:Reviews for Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper Collector's Edition

[Post New]by Calicohorse on Jan 3, 13 8:42 PM
This is one of the best this year; it has it all, and a really good length. Cheers,

 
grandmab3248
Herring
Herring
342 Posts

Re:Reviews for Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper Collector's Edition

[Post New]by grandmab3248 on Jan 5, 13 2:13 PM
What a delight to have a game that wasn't all doom and gloom. The artistry was terrific. The only big drawback for me is that there are no standard HOG scenes. I am an avid HOG fan. I will probably still get this one in the SE version with a coupon.

 
Cobweb55
Minnow
Minnow
256 Posts

Re:Reviews for Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper Collector's Edition

[Post New]by Cobweb55 on Jan 30, 13 6:00 PM
An Elephant game is always an automatic buy for me. Just got around to playing, and it hit my requirements (widescreen, jump map, fast hint recharge, yadda, yadda) It was a VERY long play game and I never could have finished it without the jump map!! So many places to master in the main game, not so many in the bonus...

I really liked the story, music, voice overs.... it was a real hit with me, with one sole exception:

It really lagged between scenes, and the waiting was very annoying... guess I got used to it because I hung in there...

Can't wait for Elephant's next endeavor and hope that wait thing gets fixed!!

Highly recommend this one!!

 

Re:Reviews for Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper Collector's Edition

[Post New]by JustTheFacts on Mar 22, 13 7:12 AM
Enchanting

GAME COMPLETED TWICE


This is a fun story that embellishes freely on the Cinderella tale, with a darker theme to it, but filled with lively creatures as well as skeletons. I really enjoyed this one, more for the beauty of it than the game play I think.
The game opens in an atmosphere of archetypal detective stories – I think bootlegging and cabarets. But don’t get used to it, before long you’re off to a ‘faraway land’ looking for the girl with the crystal slipper. In the process you come across magical locations and spectacular creatures the likes of which could only be possible in a fairy tale.
I found the HOs invariably beautiful, even the really ugly (sometimes disturbing) ones. NOTE: The HOs are all ones where you must put back items. The rest of the gameplay is adventure lite, not too many brain cells likely to fry, but I did occasionally need to use the map and the hint system outside HOs to direct my next move. Both were really good for that, so consequently I didn’t even open the SG. Using the help sped things up, the game still seemed a decent length to me. ... and the story ended happily ever after.
Well worth many a replay.
Bonus Content Review

In the CE, as well as helping the prince and saving the girl, we also can photograph the strange beings we encounter for our photograph album. This is a really fun exercise and the chief benefit of buying the CE. The album is then available from the play page. The usual wallpapers, screensavers and concept art are available. And I want to make a point that applies particularly to this game, but most other CEs as well.

Frankly I, like many others, wouldn’t care if we had these items in a CE or not, but if you’re going to have them, let’s do it properly. At the very least, the wallpapers should have been depictions of the gorgeous creatures, surely. Why not make the photo album the choice for the screensaver as well? Even concept art would be more interesting if it followed through the several incarnations of a single character/image as a screensaver. Just me and my soap box.
The bonus game play was good, took about a third of the time of the main story. It used many of the same locations but they were practically completely redrawn to reflect the new circumstances. It worked as a stand-alone short game and was not at all needed for the main game. Had same standards as the main game.
Would I buy the CE again

 
sandicats5
Clownfish
Clownfish
573 Posts

Re:Reviews for Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper Collector's Edition

[Post New]by sandicats5 on Apr 2, 13 6:31 PM
I for one enjoyed this game the hos were differant as you had to place objects was easy for me to play.

 
roaming
Clownfish
Clownfish
644 Posts

Re:Reviews for Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper Collector's Edition

[Post New]by roaming on Apr 10, 13 12:13 AM
LuvDemGames wrote:Wow, I am definitely in the minority here. I couldn't get through more than 13 minutes of the demo. Seems like something for kids. Cartoony looking, stiff, unimaginative, I could go on, but you get the idea. No buy at $2.99.


I played the demo until I got to the first "Place the Object" scene. Sorry. I left first grade many, many years ago. Definitely will not be buying this one for any price..

Edited on 04/10/2013 at 12:18:05 AM PST


 
Mickeycb
Minnow
Minnow
221 Posts

Re:Reviews for Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper Collector's Edition

[Post New]by Mickeycb on Jun 3, 13 6:44 AM
Possible SPOILERS**
First off I do not like having to put objects back into a scene. I understand that if ya got a mushroom, plop it with the rest of the mushrooms. However, a lot of the items had no association what so ever. I'd rather a junk pile, or frag. The good thing is the map lets you know where actions are available and you can jump locations. The bad thing is when they call achievements, literally taking pictures of creatures that you come across in the game. Now, stay with me on this, first you get on a train, then you end up with a unicorn, later a griffin, yet you have this camera...hmmmm. So they start you off with another Cinderella story, then they mix in jack in the beanstalk, and I didn't know where the heck this game was going. Finished the game, but I think I was happier uninstalling, rather than playing. There are so many dev's that have awesome graphics, great artwork, and nice voice overs, so can't give a dev kudo's for something other people are already doing.

 
 
 
 
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