Reviews and Problems with Love Story: Letters from the Past
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User review by PinkJellybean
24 April 2012
Summary: For those in need of a break from the dark & creepy HO games, check this one out. It's a sweet, nostalgic love story that kept my interest til the very end. It is quite soap opera-y so I'd recommend it more to the older mature crowd. The graphics were fantastic. Nice, sharp and bright images that made me feel a part of the scenes. The puzzle games were a little too simple but still enjoyable.
Summary: I enjoyed it. A bit sentimental but I'm perfectly fine with it. In fact I sort of got excited at the end for the reunion. I was eager to find out the outcome. Yes the story would be considered mushy for the younger ones but it was nice & sweet, a little bit touching, a bit of nostalgia, and sentimental for the older game players. Nothing wrong with a bit of daytime soap story in this game. Very good graphics accompanied with a very nice soothing sentimental soundtrack.
Summary: I agree that the story was a bit trite, schmaltzy, soap-opera-ish, etc but how many instances do you see an elderly female protagonist in any story (video game, TV, film, etc?) in our youth-obsessed society where older women are invisible or grossly caricatured? (Note: Mary's drivers license says she was born in 1930, this game was released in 2010, so that would make her 80).
Summary: Maybe I made the mistake of playing this game after Dream Day True love, what a pale and pathetic imitation.The graphics are so bad and flat.Many things don't look like what they are supposed to be until you click on them.Yes I play games to get a break from reality but unless it is a strictly fantasy setting I expect at least some integrity.I mean searching for your former lover the DAY your current husband dies?That scene at the hospital OMG..access to files..
Summary: Well, I bought this game as it looked quite promising after trying the demo, and it did live up to its promise of sentimentality, however, I found it not only very short, but the mini games were not only infantile, but tedious and downright boring. I have it three stars although I would rather have given it only two and a half, like the reviewers because the graphics were quite nice and clean, likewise the environments. The characters were nicely drawn.
Summary: This was such a sweet story and nice game. It doesn't have to be dissected for reality...it was an Senior Citizen fairy tale. Are all the 'search for the magic missing thingie' games dissected for reality? The graphics were lovely and the game play was fun. Of course this game will appeal to women more than men. I enjoyed the game, and kudos to the developers for taking a chance on a theme that is so different.
Summary: The two stars are only for the graphics; nice but too cutesy. Definitely a chick game and too sugary by far. I grew up in the same generation as the setting for this, and if I looked and acted like the main character, Mary, I would have jumped in beside hubby number 2. C'mon! I tried a change of pace; give me Dire Grove anyday!
Summary: Okay, okay, full disclosure: I'm a sixty-something who loves hidden object games and happy endings. This game, IMO, had it all - beautiful graphics, interesting twists, DIDN'T end too soon (one of the gripes of many of the reviewers) and a very happy ending. Hello, all you young whippersnappers, Mary had her romance in the FIFTIES. Women didn't just do their own thing, and were pretty timid about going out on their own (kudos to my much braver sisters who did just that).