Reviews and Problems with Echoes of the Past: The Revenge of the Witch
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User review by Quantum Enigma
Quantum Enigma, Gamezebo
31 August 2012
Summary: I've played the whole series of Echoes of the Past games now and this one mostly measured up to the rest. The story was undeveloped and pretty thin though. I couldn't make up my mind as to whether I felt nostalgic about the music being the same in all of the games or whether I was just burned out on it. The HO scenes were varied and interactive, and the puzzles were a variety of types, which gets the bulk of my applause for this game.
Summary: Another enjoyable Echoes of the Past game. I won't write much as a lot has been said here already. Overall I thought it was a really good length game with plenty to occupy you - puzzles, HOG and adventure elements. There isn't a map but the game isn't huge and you get into new areas gradually so it is easy to find your way around one part before new rooms are opened up and if you do get stuck the hint will help show you where to go next.
Summary: When this one came out, i was expecting it should be as good as the other three games of this serie. But to me - it is not. What was it that i did not like? First of all there are too many locations and there is no map. You keep running back and forth all the times and this did add to the problem that after i got an item i knew at which installment i should use it, but i just couldn't remember the room where this was. Had to use the hint very often to get the direction!
Summary: I played the SE and this adventure HOG was still plenty long. Maybe too long, as there was a recurring puzzle that I didn't like, but that you had to play every time you opened a box to get magic powder to tame whatever monster the witch has created to block your quest for gems to complete the magic staff. This theme was repeated over and over, each time requiring finding a plate to open a box to get the powder, etc etc.
Summary: I liked this one. I found it did most things very well and a couple of things not so much. First it's beautifully done, there were a ton of puzzles,,,yay and lots of very tricky inventory objects. Good length, lots of really lovely locales.. so detailed that even the stars in the sky sparkle... and some good VO's. The HO scenes were a mix of find the objects and then put them back. I also liked the magic aspect as I love all the wizards and witches stuff.
Summary: This is another good installment of the Echoes of the Past series. If you’ve played any of the other games in this series, you know that the witch is lurking around being her evil self. She has turned ordinary creatures into monsters that do her bidding; you have to deal with the monsters to accomplish the task of finding the jewels that belong in a staff that will defeat the witch.
Summary: I usually don't write reviews based solely on the demo, but I will make an exception. As the story unfolds, it seems quite removed from the previous encounters with the witch. Some of the situations (rescuing the Doctor, for example) are nonsensical. The game play formula to acquire the 10 gems is repetitious. The puzzles are simple. The artwork is dark and pales next to the past installments.
Summary: Echoes of the past:Revenge of the Witch lived up to it's predecessors. This is a very long game with a seamless entry into the bonus. I am not going to rehash the plot as previous reviewers have already said it all, but if you are a fan of the EOP series, you will love this one. It is worth the money for the CE as the artwork, story and length are superb. The witch is not as frightening as she could have been, but nothing is perfect in the world of HOGs.
Summary: Another excellent game in the "Echoes of the Past" series. I really enjoyed playing this and I was sorry when it was finished. I bought the collectors' edition and the bonus game, so often a disappointment in other games, was of a decent length and was also enjoyable. As well as the adventure, there are a lot of hidden object scenes and mini puzzles. Once you've finished the main game and the bonus, you can play the mini puzzles on an ad hoc basis on their own.
Summary: I always enjoy the Echoes of the Past releases, and this was no different. Good story, interesting puzzles, adequate hidden object searches, and pretty good graphics. This game would've gotten 5 stars from me had they included a map to avoid mindless backtracking. The hint system did tell you where to go, but still it was tedious to have to go back and forth. Some areas were blocked by magic, so I guess that was the developers way of slowing you down.