Reviews and Problems with Natural Threat: Ominous Shores
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User review by boombaby51
15 April 2012
Summary: Giving it 4.5 stars for story content and art work - overall rating 3 stars (see below). That said, the clicking was probably meant for dramatic effect; but it was just plain annoying, the further you got into the game. If they decide to make a collector's edition, I hope they put in a map; and it would help if there were highlighted task locations. I relied more and more on the walk-thru as the game progressed. Occasionally, the HO items were not what the text said.
Summary: I'm starting by admitting that I am a "dark comedy" fan. When you get to be eaten by a carnivorous plant in the first act you know it will be fun. The game goes somehow in the classic mad scientist script but in a very colorful exotic environment. Its a very nice change from the creepy dark scenery of the type like. Genetic plant mutations, and a helpful in the end huge eye what can be better. Otherwise it is a common object haunting sprinkled with puzzles adventure.
Summary: This game is not perfect but it was thoroughly enjoyable for the right reasons. I liked that it was in 3 acts like a play. I enjoyed the curtain call at the end. Those of you who are click-haters will not like it. The game is a typical hidden object game and provides enough hidden object scenarios to please HOGgers like me. It incorporates action sequences that do not drag down my computer because they are animated/CGI.
Summary: If i could give points for the professional review written here, it would get 5 stars from me. Everything is exactly as described - and has been written in such a cute and entertaining mannor. I did like this game right from the begin, then bought it and the switch in the hero of the game got me also puzzled.
Summary: This was a nice game to play: the story of a crazy scientist was framed around a scary plants theme that made it a little different with some pretty graphics. The story kept me engaged, although I agree with magfan, it does have a ‘hunh?’ ending, but hey, most games these days do.
Summary: Great game & very enjoyable. Length of game was pretty long, interesting captivating story, beautiful graphics, and therefore I found it value for money. Of course the effects, animation and sound were very good too, except for the music. Although it was ok, I found the scenes mostly were relatively quiet and I could only hear the background ambient/environment sound effects like insects, water, etc. Once in a while, the music would come on briefly.
Summary: Natural Threat: Ominous Shores is colorful and a lot of fun to play. It has a Hint feature that works outside of hidden object scenes and shows you the best screen exit to take in glowing purple. Hopefully the saving problems that some people have experienced will be corrected in a future fix. Ominous Shores is the first Big Fish game I've played in over a year that "forgot" all the progress I made in the demo after I installed the full game.
Summary: This is a great game but it has some problems. It crashes! Then you have to start over with a new profile. After 3 times I asked and received a refund. It has some very good graphics and music. It should have had a map as you have to back click alot. The story line is kind of not really there but it's no big problem. The HOG's are great and the mini games are on the tough side.
Summary: Very nice time playing this game. Played about 5-1/2 hours and enjoyed it. Then the game crashed. They are supposedly working on a rebuild but I got a refund as I am not going to replay all that to finish it at some unknown future time, if ever. Opening the game after crashing takes you back to where you were before playing that session. For me that meant I was back to my first 15 minutes of demo play where I decided to buy it.