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    Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

    Post by genkicoll on Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:47 pm

    Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm
    by by Argati Entertainment - December, 2013

    Available at:
    Big Fish
    iWin



    Lisa's grandfather Santa Claus asks her to help him with delivering Christmas presents to a remote town. While searching for a shortcut, she drives her car through an old forest, the car suddenly turns into candy! But not only that, she finds herself surrounded by various candies and sweets. Now you must help investigate what's happened and help Lisa fix it so she can get to the town and deliver the presents on time!

    • Hilarious Christmas game!
    • Bright artwork!
    • Crisp and clear search scenes

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    Re: Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

    Post by JustTheFacts on Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:50 am

    Developed by: Argati Entertainment

    Pretty & Fun HOG For Xmas
     

    Sunny Sunny SunnySunny 

    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!

    Late Breaking News: The fishies are saying the entire game is 1.5 hours long, including demo. This, plus the fact that iwin had an exclusive, may explain the seemingly inexplicable - soft releasing this game after xmas!
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    Re: Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:31 pm

    Thanks SO much for adding the developer info!  I couldn't find it anywhere!

    Only 1.5 hours?  Wow... that's unacceptable, even if it were half price! OH!


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    Re: Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

    Post by JustTheFacts on Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:33 pm

    That's what I figure. So sad. It is a fun little game and I think kids and their caretakers would have had a good time with it! I really enjoyed it because it was full of xmasy baubles which I love, and candy made to look like other things which I also love looking at!  Cry 
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    Re: Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:31 pm

    Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm (IHOG)

    This is a nice game for the holidays, and fun for the whole family.

    There are only four scenes that you walk around in, but there are also a ton of zoom-in scenes for interaction and hidden objects, which expand the gameplay quite a bit.

    The hidden object scenes are plentiful, and will be visited multiple times, but they do have new items added in each time.  I had fun seeing how many items I could find without looking at the list.  There is a misclick penalty, but it takes a bit to activate.

    Hints are refillable, and work to tell you what direction to go and what item to use where in addition to finding objects in the HOS.

    All Steam achievements come from natural game progression - you won't have to actually work for any of them, so no worries on using those hints!

    The music is all from the Nutcracker Suite, setting a nice atmosphere.

    Despite the fact that there are a lot of localization issues, I found this to be a delightful and relaxing - albeit not very long - break in my day.

    Recommended to hidden object fans who are looking for an easygoing game to pass their time. :D


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