I'm doing kind of a mini-review, rather than my usual long-winded info.
This is a game that is very well done, with beautiful graphics, a Drawn-like feel to it and interesting gameplay.
The problem is the loading screens. The initial load time is long -
long enough that some people thought that there was something wrong with
the game and never even saw it. There are also long load screens
during gameplay. Every time you move to or from different areas of the
game, you'll get the load screen.
I could usually deal with this with no problem. After all this is a
beautiful game, but there is no journal, and I have to keep wandering
around to try and jog my memory of where I need to do things. I love
the wandering/adventure-esque portions of these games, usually, but with
the delays during loading... It's gotten to where I just don't care
enough to continue.
Two things would have made this a stellar game: First, a brightness
control. The scenes are quite dark, and my screen simply can't be
adjusted any brighter than it already is. Second is the loading
screens, for the reasons mentioned above.
I think this is a very good game, and if you can get beyond the issues I've mentioned above, you might really enjoy it AFTER UPDATE:
When I wrote the above, I did not know that there had been a developer
update for the game. After deleting and redownloading the game, I found
There is still a long load time when you initially start the game -
longer than before - but there is no longer the constant load screens
whilst trying to move about the castle. The scenes have also been
lightened, which was my other complaint, so I'm very happy, and enjoying
the game much more.
Thank you, devs!