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    genkicoll

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    Otherworld 1: Spring of Shadows

    Post by genkicoll on Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:12 pm

    Otherworld: Spring of Shadows
    by Boomzap

    Series links: Otherworld 1: Spring of Shadows, Otherworld 2: Omens of Summer, Otherworld 3: Shades Of Fall

    Available at:
    Boomzap as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition
    Big Fish for PC as Collector's Edition  / Standard Edition
    Big Fish for Mac as Collector's Edition  / Standard Edition
    iWin Standard Edition



    Use a mystical locket to explore a magical world and save a young girl  in Otherworld: Spring of Shadows!  After buying a quaint house in the  country side, you embark on an incredible adventure. With help from  magical creatures, find and save Fiona before it's too late! Find the  menacing shadow that took Fiona and return her to our world. Solve  inventive puzzles and discover secrets in Otherworld: Spring of Shadows,  a fun Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game.

    The Collector’s Edition includes:

    • Bonus gameplay
    • Integrated Strategy Guide
    • Wonderful Wallpapers

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    Re: Otherworld 1: Spring of Shadows

    Post by textrekkie on Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:55 pm

    Otherworld: Spring of Shadows is an amazingly beautiful and mysterious game - and most definitely otherworldly. Up front options include sliders for music and sound and buttons for fullscreen and custom cursor. (Widescreen support is automatic.) There are three play modes: Casual - with hints, skips and guided help; Expert - hints, skips and less guided help; plus a new mode added by the developer - Hardcore - no hints, no skips and no guided help (thank you so very, very much! You guys are so responsive to your fans! )

    What an enchanting story! This is the way to use children in a mystery - weave them into a gorgeous, yet sinister fairy tale type plot. The graphics are so breathtaking you want to reach out and touch things. And thank you for giving us a break from junk pile HOS. The voice acting is wonderful and the cut scenes flawlessly done. The music fits the mood and the game so perfectly and is easy to listen to while playing. It enhances the total game experience.

    And as if the above weren't enough - there are achievements and extra items to find, too! My cup truly runneth over with this game.

    The storyline in this game is so well developed. The supporting background characters are well formed, documented and beautifully done.

    There is lots of variety in the puzzles - there are several logic puzzles, several involving dexterity, some that involve skill and others that are a puzzle/jigsaw in nature. All are fairly original and presented in very imaginative ways and beautifully done. I enjoyed them all (I experienced one problem with carding wool - but I think that was due to my ailing mouse and 'achy-braky' hands - I couldn't get the motion quite right. And I tried to make a mountain out of a mole hill cutting the stain glass - what a fool I made of myself on that ).

    My total play time for the main game ten minutes shy of 12 hours. I haven't started the bonus game. I missed 3 of the collectibles (grrrr) and I got all of the achievements except Complete the Game in 6 hours or less (I think this should be altered for Hardcore players to "6 Hours or More" ) Find All the Collectibles and Complete All the Achievements.

    Definitely the best game I've played in a very, very long time. Five out of five blooms from me with hopes there will be many more like this one.Thanks so much, BoomZap. My continued admiration. Offering Offering Offering Offering Offering

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    Re: Otherworld 1: Spring of Shadows

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:55 am

    Beautiful Art Plus Imaginative Gameplay! ****

    BASED ON COMPLETED GAME


    Okay, yeah, there is a little of the pre-teen girlie STORY in this one, but it has enough COMPLEXITY, combined with beautiful GRAPHICS & INTERESTING GAMEPLAY to keep adults interested. And it really is spectacularly gorgeous without ever being too cute.

    The MUSIC is ETHEREAL and the VOICEOVER in the intro is great. No other VO during the game.

    The extensive variety of HOS, with only 2 INTERACTIVE LISTS, and them near the end, means this doesn’t feel like a HO GAME. Some of the types include:

    *MULTIPLES OF
    *FRAGMENTED OBJECTS
    *RELATED PAIRS
    *RIDDLE CLUES

    Plus a number of almost-HOS, such as SPOT THE DIFFERENCE, and FIND THIS PIECE OF THE PIC.

    Along with these are dozens of delightful PUZZLES & MINI-GAMES. A LOT of ORIGINAL and reworked puzzles, NONE TOO HARD, but entertaining. All of them are SKIPPABLE, and they come with both INSTRUCTIONS and ONE HINT. I found this essential, because some of the instructions left me clueless.

    The STORY is interesting too. After buying a new house in the country, you discover that there is a whole different world going on in your garden, and only the FAY (people with the sight) can see it. You meet a trapped girl who helps you to unleash your own fay ability, and you set about rescuing her.

    This is a VERY LONG game. Took me 6 hours to complete – and I really enjoyed every minute.

    I recommend this game!

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