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    JustTheFacts

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    Lost Legends: The Weeping Woman

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:19 am

    Lost Legends: The Weeping Woman
    by Gunnar Games - July, 2014

    Available at:
    Big Fish as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition



    As an investigative reporter, you travel around the globe to uncover the truth behind local legends. Next stop: Mexico!

    Every year, the town of San Cristobal holds a huge festival to soften the heart of the Weeping Woman – a bitter spirit who kidnapped children long ago. For many years, the children of San Cristobal slept peacefully. However, three years ago, a child went missing during the festival for real, with another child vanishing each year since! Now another child has been taken – right before your eyes! Has the Weeping Woman truly returned to take revenge? Find out in this thrilling mystery adventure!

    The Collector's Edition includes:

    • The 'Tale of El Sombrerón' bonus chapter
    • Achievements and morphing collectibles
    • Wallpapers and concept art
    • Integrated strategy guide

    For the Standard Edition

    • Walkthrough
    • Strategy Guide (Big Fish)

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    JustTheFacts

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    Re: Lost Legends: The Weeping Woman

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:20 am

    Beta'd this months ago and really enjoyed it.

    Lively & Fun****

    BASED ON DEMO


    FIRST IMPRESSIONS
    Very “Calavera” & “Mexicana”, this game is Mexican in flavour, so lots of bold bright colours, Latino accents, mixed legends and religions, and don’t forget the painted skulls. This one is set 2 weeks before Halloween and the Day of the Dead, but has the same carnivale atmosphere.

    SIGHTS & SOUNDS
    Loud! (The graphics that is, lol). The background noises and music are much less obtrusive. Accents vary from what feels to me like a parody of Mexican accent (but I honestly wouldn’t have a clue so don’t take my word for it), to almost Accentless to this Australian pair of ears. Lip synced. Music nicely varied.

    WHAT’S HAPPENING?
    Legend has it the Weeping Woman in the river steals a child every year on 17th Oct. It is a revenge thing for her children were stolen from her by a cheating husband. The town tries to appease the Woman by holding a festival that looks suspiciously like the Day of the Dead to me, but again, what do I know?

    You are a reporter, and you are here to investigate the true facts of the very real children who are disappearing each year. But you are not into any of that silly legend stuff. The people in the town fall into two categories, those who believe in the festival and those who don’t.

    GAMEPLAY
    Mostly easy, but fun. And a couple of unique ways of presenting familiar ones.  Well integrated into the story. HOPs are interactive list, with more interaction than I normally see. More of them than is usual in these days, too. Adventure gameplay is easy, very logical, but not linear. There is an interactive jump map (that gets you to the general location – these are locations that include 2 or 3 others),  and a directional hint. Journal with basic information. 4 levels of difficulty, including custom. Inventory lock.

    CE BLING!
    I like the collectibles. There are morphing flowers (25), which are lovely, and hidden golden skulls (25), where you actually have to move something in the location to see them. One each in each location. There is a separate achievements area in the Main Menu, also available from the journal. Achievements are painted skulls, and have both performance and story. Morphing flowers have own area too. Concept art (9) looks like the finished product to me, and there are also 6 wallpapers.

    COMBINED IMPACT
    I really enjoyed it. I was just going to glance in at it to see what it was like, and I got caught up in it. It may be a bit on the short side, that was my feeling, but I am hoping someone will correct me on that. I think it borders on being less than adequate as a CE, but it does have that fun feeling and I can see getting to the end of it and wanting more. So,

    I recommend this game!

    PS No cute helpers.

    RenaissanceMom

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    Re: Lost Legends: The Weeping Woman

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:13 am

    JustTheFacts wrote:PS No cute helpers.
    Haha, music to my ears!  Yahoo! 
    Sounds great, Justie. Off to check it out!

    luvtoread

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    Re: Lost Legends: The Weeping Woman

    Post by luvtoread on Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:01 pm

    I am not sure if I am the only Grimm  TV show fan,   but they had a show based on this
    legend  in Season 2   "La Llorona".

    I bought this game,  along with  Beyond the Unknown.

    Frodo

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    Re: Lost Legends: The Weeping Woman

    Post by Frodo on Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:24 am

    luvtoread wrote:I am not sure if I am the only Grimm  TV show fan,   but they had a show based on this
    legend  in Season 2   "La Llorona".

    I bought this game,  along with  Beyond the Unknown.

    Are you kidding?  I LOVE Grimm!   Happy bounce 
    Gotta love Munroe, when he Vogues   Elk grin 
    Series 2 Finale was brilliant... and sad.   Cry 


    Anyway, gotta get this game, when I have some money.   Two thumbs up

    JustTheFacts

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    Re: Lost Legends: The Weeping Woman

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:28 am

    Just looking at your sig there, Frodo, would make an awesome lineage combination!  Belly laugh 

    luvtoread

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    Re: Lost Legends: The Weeping Woman

    Post by luvtoread on Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:25 pm

    Frodo wrote:
    luvtoread wrote:I am not sure if I am the only Grimm  TV show fan,   but they had a show based on this
    legend  in Season 2   "La Llorona".

    I bought this game,  along with  Beyond the Unknown.

    Are you kidding?  I LOVE Grimm!   Happy bounce 
    Gotta love Munroe, when he Vogues   Elk grin 
    Series 2 Finale was brilliant... and sad.   Cry 


    Anyway, gotta get this game, when I have some money.   Two thumbs up


    Check out the video section on Grimm.   Sasha tearing his shirt!!

    Frodo

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    Re: Lost Legends: The Weeping Woman

    Post by Frodo on Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:08 pm

    Saw Sasha tearing his shirt and roaring... "Gotta stop doing that"   Belly laugh 

    And Juliet is so drunk, and not at all bitter   Silly face

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