Reviews and Problems with Chronicles of Albian: The Magic Convention
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User review by Gardensafari
18 December 2011
Summary: Garden Scapes all over again, but without the fun. This time you get a number of HOG scenes and are being paid for each object not te reconstruct your garden, but your fairy aunt's castle. You have to do without the animation which made Garden Scapes such a funny game. The scenery is awesome: really fine works of art. The HOG's are among the most difficult I have ever seen. Many objects are extremely small. Don't play this game on a laptop.
Summary: It's definitely not one of the big titles, but it's an entertaining game at the discount price ($2.99). You do HO scenes and little mini puzzles to earn money to restore the castle. In each scene, along with the objects, you can find gems for extra money, wands for extra hints, a hidden fairy to reveal one object, plus a bonus for time left and unused hints. I did an upgrade after almost every hidden object scene. The objects are sometimes hard to find.
Summary: Took me forever to play this game. I just could not get into it because of the eyestrain. I was going to give it only 2 stars but I will give them credit for the nice scenery that they created, although I didn't think much of their junk pile HOG scenes with the pixel hunt. Its interesting that several games have been released with the Sims like idea, where you have a secondary objective to maintain or decorate the environment you are playing in.
Summary: This is a beautiful, lovely game with a sweet air about it. The only problem is that the items are super tiny. I really had a hard time finding probably half of the things on the list each time. It's sort of a shame because the game seems well made otherwise and could be so much more if this one thing was corrected.