Where Angels Cry – Exclusive Beta Review
This is a review of the game “Where Angels Cry”, a hidden object game that is currently not for retail sale and will be released within the coming months. This is an exclusive review that will include screenshots of the game as well as some in-depth analysis of the GUI system and how the game acts. Our hidden object game advisor has allowed us this sneak peek of the game, allowing us to relay our thoughts to the readers of this website, so without further delay, here is out review.
First a little back story. You are a religious detective sent in to investigate the disappearance of a monk in one of the most principle monasteries in the Roman Catholic Religion. Everyone and anyone is a suspect in this case, but you are not allowed to let that on. Now, down to the features.
Let us first start off with the menu screen. While the game says it has an “HD” feature, I would really hate to experience the LD part, because while parts of the game are quite impressive in terms of graphics, the cut scenes bring me back into the age of The Legend of Zelda.
The GUI on the other hand is quite well done, while a little minimalistic. This is especially true in the case where it almost exists. Below, is the only real example of in-game GUI, besides the item bar at the bottom.
In this photo you can see a combination of features. Not only is there a diary to keep track of all of the important aspects of the game, there is also a help and information tab to give you information about your specific game as well as guide you along your journey. Also, there is a hint system at the bottom right corner that is run on a 30 second timer, which has come in handy a few times as you can tell.
The game features a collection of scenes categorised into areas. For instance the monastery has the church, kitchen, stables, greenhouse, and other outside and interior scenes that offer hidden items and angel collectables (note the above photo). There is not much repeatability in this game, and certainly no scenes to get boring about (other than the stables that hold no real use).
Another good aspect about this game is the interactions with other people. In many hidden object games, you either can’t interact with other humans, or there are no humans to even interact with. This game doesn’t take the short cut, and even embraces human interaction to the point where talking to monks becomes more tedious than important. What does this equate to?
In order to tell if this will be a successful game, one must consider the pro’s and con’s. Pro’s being the obviously beautiful hidden object scenes, the interaction level with other humans, the immense 2,000+ objects that are findable in the game, and the hours of game time involved in actually completing the game.
The con’s? well even in the beta, there don’t seem to be many. One can complain about cinematic, but at the end of the day that doesn’t even matter (this can be deduced because they have a skip feature). This is one game that you should certainly be on the lookout for when it is fully released.
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