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    Delicious 14: Emily's Christmas Carol

    Post by genkicoll on Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:40 am

    Delicious: Emily's Christmas Carol
    by Blue Giraffe / GameHouse - October, 2016

    Series index HERE

    Available at:
    Alawar as Collector's Edition
    Big Fish for PC as Collector's Edition /
    GameHouse as Platinum Edition /
    iWin as Platinum Edition
    Steam



    Enjoy Delicious, the award-winning cooking story game series! In this wonderful Christmas tale, Emily plans a family trip to a cute little cottage for the holidays. Everybody embarks northbound on the Miracle Express, excited for an amazing adventure. However, they soon discover someone else is already living in their cottage... What are you waiting for? Bake a big batch of cookies, nog an egg, and settle in with a hot drink to warm up your Christmas spirit!

    • ENJOY THE 14TH SEASON of Delicious
    • RUN YOUR DINERS and serve food in a variety of kitchens in 61 story levels and 31 extra challenge levels
    • DASH THROUGH 6 wonderful Christmas locations, and cook many dazzling dishes in exciting time management levels
    • COLLECT DIAMONDS to invite the entire family to Paige's school play
    • ENJOY HIDDEN OBJECT ELEMENTS and see if you can find all mice
    • GameHouse Walkthrough





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    Re: Delicious 14: Emily's Christmas Carol

    Post by genkicoll on Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:29 am

    Delicious: Emily's Christmas Carol (Time Management) 

    Options include separate sliders for Music and Sound, full-screen or Windowed, Show game hints (or not), and 3 difficulty levels (Beginner, Normal, and Expert.)

    The Delicious games always have an optional tutorial (and there are the game hints), but there is also a 'How to Play" area in the Settings section which will guide you through the basics if you've never played one of these before.

    For those who are new to the franchise, starting at #4, Emily's Taste of Fame, these games are heavily story-driven time management games, with endearing characters and great gameplay.  Each level will present you with a challenge in addition to the usual of delivering food, etc. to customers, and each challenge completed will earn you a diamond.  Diamonds are used to invite people an in-game event.

    The graphics this time around are simply stunning.  This time around it sounds like they've gotten a full orchestra to do their music, and the result is just beautiful.  It's still very "Emily", but not just the same-old, same-old that you might expect after 14 games.

    The story is excellent, and the characters so distinctive that every one of them is memorable.  I was incredibly impressed by how well the devs managed the mannerisms of the children... From temper tantrums to angelic innocence and everything in between, they captured it all beautifully.

    61 story levels + 30 bonus levels for a total of 91 challenges/levels to play
    21 achievements (some which you'll really have to work for!)

    There are secrets scattered across the maps/levels to keep an eye out for, and a way to turn your customers into... something non-human for a level.  I won't spoil it for you by telling you what or where, but I laughed like crazy when I found it Belly laugh

    Except for Message in a Bottle (which I'll play next) I've played (and loved!) every Emily game since Taste of Fame, and in my opinion, this is the best of the best.  Best graphics, best soundtrack, best storyline, best locations, best gameplay... The only negative is that 'Normal' mode is too easy.  I didn't have to replay any levels until late LATE in the game, but then, I'm an experienced player!  Maybe I've just gotten better? Huh?  The beauty is that if you find Normal mode too easy, you can always switch to Expert!

    Overall, absolutely delightful, and absolutely recommended!! 1star 1star 1star 1star 1star


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