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Ratings by Little Writer

Memento Mori

Stars - 30

Rating by Little Writer posted on Jul 30, 2014 | edit | delete

A mixed experience

This game took me 9 hours to complete. The puzzles were just right for me. I was mistaken in thinking this was one of those game with logical puzzles, so I was glad to see a classic point ‘n click adventure game with inventory puzzles.

The only thing that bothered me were the dialogue options, where you never really could tell what your character would actually say, and I often had to go through all three options before finding the correct one.

I liked the revolving technique with examining objects, which I thought was a bit underused; they could have done more with this.

The music was okay, the voices however left something to be desired. I didn’t connect with the characters. Also, their weird gestures and walking paces made them obviously animations instead of believable real people.

As far as the story goes, I’m a bit let down. I just had a hard time accepting what was really going on and thought it all a bit too much to be plausible, even for a game.

Still it gets a good score because of the easy and intuitive playability. Even some of the harder puzzles never took me long enough to figure out so I would have turned to a walkthrough. They never broke the pace of the story.

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Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Just Right

Secret Files: Sam Peters

Stars - 40

Rating by Little Writer posted on Jul 23, 2014 | edit | delete

3 hours of fun

I played Sam Peters right after Secret Files 3.I really love these games. They are classic adventures, where the main character allows you to pick up and use items immediately as you find them, even though you don’t know yet why, how or where you would use them. It’s often trying everything with everything in order to progress, but most things are very intuitive. I love the voice actress of Nina Kalenkov, and Sam Peters as well. I love “playing” with these women. I read that other reviewers had a problem with the swearing, but that’s what I actually liked about Sam! She would be an interesting person to meet in real life. And the music is awesome too, worthy of movie soundtracks. Sure, Sam Peters is a short game, but to be honest I had more fun playing this than Secret Files 3!

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Time Played: 2-5 hours

Secret Files 3

Stars - 35

Rating by Little Writer posted on Jul 21, 2014 | edit | delete

Great game but abrupt ending

I loved this game, simply because I love playing with Nina Kalenkov. Luckily this time she had a better voice actress than with Puritas Cordis (I was so disappointed with that game because it wasn’t voiced by the same actress as Tunguska).

What I loved most was the music. Perfect for this kind of adventure game.

The puzzles were just right for me, except in a few cases where I missed some objects and thus was aimlessly looking around trying everything on everything countless times.

Playing time was 6 hours, but I really would have liked it be longer. I was surprised to get an ending after some arbitrary task; didn’t expect that and was rather disappointed. I wanted more closure of the events themselves, before the “what happened to” segment.

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Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Just Right

So Blonde

Stars - 35

Rating by Little Writer posted on Jul 13, 2014 | edit | delete

Great old-school point and click game, though a bit tedious

The game crashed on me 12 hours in, so I had to do that last hour or so again, though this time in ten minutes max since now I already knew where to go and I fast-forwarded the dialogue. And I rushed through the ending as well since I’d been playing all day, it was way past dinner time, and I didn’t want to search through the entire island yet again to see what had changed so I cheated and looked up at least WHERE I was supposed to go, but I still saw what to do there on my own if that redeems me Wink

And that’s exactly the difficulty with the “So Blonde” adventure game: after every little progress you make, the characters might change location, new objects might show up, so you keep revisiting every place on the island trying to find what has changed where, and how you can interact with it so you can make the next step in your progress, only to do it all over again after that. It’s kinda tedious. Good thing it’s a fun game otherwise ...

I really enjoyed the voice-actors, loved the graphics though not so much the in-game movies. The mini-games were a fun reprieve from traipsing around the island all the time and the only one I didn’t like was catching the fireflies; that mouse work to move Sunny just annoyed me because it was so easy to move her too far, or not far enough.

I didn’t like the ending either, it just stops without knowing what happens to the island, or if Sunny gets back home or not. I did some research and there are multiple or bonus endings? Well I just didn’t get one, lol!

Total game time was about 18 hours I think.

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Time Played: 10-20 hours
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