Reviews and Problems with Angelica Weaver: Catch Me When You Can
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31 December 2013
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game is frustrating to play. It consists of clicking on random parts of the screen to advance through to the next area with a large amount of backtracking. It also defies logic by forcing you to use specific items in certain areas when multiple items could do the same job (e.g. using the bottom end of a BASEBALL BAT to open a train floor hatch when I had a metal-tipped umbrella just a moment ago?).
Summary: Angelica Weaver is an adventure/hidden object game that has you chasing a serial murdered in the present, while trying to solve a related, unsolved case in the past. The main character has psychic powers that are used for a few things, including seeing the crime scene of the past yourself. This game is pretty stupid on all levels. Most of the gameplay involves either clicking everything on the screen or trying all of your inventory items on every you can interact with.
Summary: Very good adventure with clever puzzles and an interesting story but the saving system is all bugged up: if something goes wrong when you save the game you won't be able to play it ever again unless you start deleting and tweaking and messing with the file system (and even then, you have to restart the game from scratch). First glimpse of the problem came into view on January 2013; seven months ago the problem is still here.
Summary: I really enjoyed Catch Me When You Can. This game was surprisingly long, had some interesting new puzzles as well as a captivating storyline, which sometimes did become rather convoluted and hard to follow, but interesting nonetheless. The hidden object scenes were not too many, and in addition, one had to hunt for things of use hidden within the general scenes. I liked the idea of extras such as finding the detective badges, and the dreamcatcher for hints.
Summary: This is an intermediate game - i.e. enough achievements to keep those who like achievements really interested. The story is well done, the other reviewers have described the plot better than I can. So good game play, good graphics, fitting music and an interesting story between two different time periods. Replay value is good because you want to make those achievements and Angelica's voice is not irritating which is always a plus in any adventure/HO game.
Summary: I really enjoyed this game. I was at it for hours and hours. Some of the puzzles were very clever. There were several HO scenes, but they were not overbearing. The story was complicated but not convoluted. If you get involved in it, you really should get the CE to play the Bonus chapter. The main game is complete enough, but the Bonus chapter… well, just play it and come to your own conclusion.
Summary: Really liked this as a bit different from many adventure HOGs out there. Had a good mix of puzzles, adventure, things to use and work out as well as HOG. The HOG scenes were also not straight forward and had a few challenges - things to open or slightly cryptic meanings for things. Each area/scene has only so many rooms so there isn't too much to explore during each chapter so there is no need for maps. I did get stuck a few times but got there without hints eventually.
Summary: Well, I bought it after reading the reviews and playing a trial. Did the hardest mode. Would I give it 5 stars? No. 3.5 really, but a couple of good bits make a push to 4. And that is why: The game feels too deserted and quiet. That woudl be OK in the the past Victorian part of it, but somehow feels wrong for the present time. Too many Victorian and modern victims confuse the story. I couldn't follow the agent's logic when she made some of her deductions.
Summary: Anjelica Weaver is a young detective and she has to find the East End Slasher. He murdered people in the past and is active again in the present. Luckily Anjelica has supernatural powers, so she can jump between past and present. Now this is utter nonsense of course, but somehow it doesn't look like that in this game. The story is told very well indeed. There are a few Hidden Object Scenes, but there are not many.