Summary: The graphics of the game are easy on the eye, music sets the mood and I did not want the game to end until one mini puzzle that took over 50 FIFTY moves to complete! That particular puzzle became, was such a frustration that the game lost a 5 five star rating from me. One nice thing about this game is the extras on the CE version are available from the beginning; you can download the wallpapers etcetera from the beginning.
Summary: This would have been a 5 stars game if not for a few flaws that bugged me throughout the game. Firstly, excellent graphics. The scenes were beautiful and the effects & animation were very good too. Music was alright because it had an eerie feel to it. Sound effects were ok too. As for the story it was lacking in depth. Once the introductory cut scenes were over, we knew that we had to 'defeat' the evil by finding all 9 of the clan. Hence, it was predictable.
Summary: This game was very long (I played the SE) and very talky, and a good bit of that talking was mumbo jumbo. I ended up skipping a good many of the cut scenes as the game progressed as it was such gobbeldy gook I got impatient. Plot never made sense in any case, and there is way too much back and forthing, especially at the end.
Summary: I give this game extra credit for including some minigame puzzles that are truly challenging and fun to figure out. For those who can't do them, there is always the puzzle skip (and the strategy guide in the CE). There is a ? in the corner of the minigame interface that tells you the object of the puzzle.
Summary: I just bought the SE and I agree with all of you: great game - I too have skipped a few mini games (just couldn't figure out what to do and didn't want to look at the walkthrough here). The Hint feature fills quickly in advanced mode and is very helpful. The journal not so much, more just to store codes, etc. and give details about each person you meet. At least play the demo, and decide for yourself if the mini-games are worth it (worth a free game token at least).
Summary: Really enjoyed this. Other reviewers have done the detail, so I'll just add that I liked the tongue-in-cheek fun the game had with the stereotypes of these 'defeat the unleashed evil' games. One character blurts out you aren't quite what he was expecting as saviour of the world and then tactfully promises to keep your lack of awesomeness a secret. And I laughed when I got a Persistence achievement for repeatedly trying the wrong item in the same place.
Summary: Nice adventure HOG with lots to do and plenty to challenge. Even the bonus adventure was a good length and it didn't force you to play the bonus on a lower less advanced mode which was good. Well drawn and a good storyline. Puzzles were not that unique but still challenging.
Summary: Loved it loved it loved it !! You must re-assemble the nine priests in order to close the portal to the dark side. Awesome artwork and graphics. Long and detailed. great storyline, lots and lots of puzzles that vary in difficulty. I played in advanced and found the challenge level just right. The strategy guide is there if you need it.. and you may need it a couple of times. Really enjoyed the variety of puzzles and the huge assortment of inventory objects.
Summary: This a very long iHOG and straight up I'm going to tell you the puzzles are a royal beating. It's very well-illustrated, has many scenes, lots of back-tracking, good adventure challenge, good but repetitive music, and lasted about 6 hours, and that's with me throwing in the towel on some of the puzzles. There are many HO scenes which are clear and uncluttered. You will spend most of your time chewing your nails over the puzzles.
Summary: I was very pleased with this game. The artwork was beautiful, with lots of attention to detail. The storyline was interesting - particularly as a followup to the first game in the series (you play as the same character in both games). The minigames were challenging, and I always felt that I had enough information to solve them successfully. All in all, I felt that the package was put together with a good deal of thought and affection by the developer.