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1 Myths of the World: The Heart of Desolation on Sun May 10, 2015 9:03 pm

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Myths of the World:  The Heart of Desolation

Based on both the SE and CE demos.

The storyline for this addition to the "Myths" series is very unique.  It grabbed my interest from the very beginning when the narrator says "Only the greatest myths last through the ages.  This myth is from an ancient land and forged in fire".

The graphics are so very well done.  The colors are spot on and there was no over-use of the colored crayons.  The music was very oriental ... fluid and melodic.  I enjoyed listening to it during the demo  The voice overs were also extremely well done.  Although I wonder why MY character never really spoke.  Lots of reading here.

There are 4 levels of difficulty:  Casual, Expert, Insane and Custom (where you can change many gaming options).  You can choose how much of a tutorial you want - none, fully or specific to new items in the game.

There is no journal but the map LOOKS like a journal.  I found this to be very annoying because when I clicked on it, it literally FLEW up into the air and opened with rippling sheets!!  i truly thought it WAS a journal with a map inside.  Nope.  The map shows where you are and where objectives need to be finished.  You CANNOT go back to an area unless a new objective is there.  It shows only one objective at a time .... which I think is too much handholding.  No thought required.  You also have a golden heart which recharges when you play a DIFFERENT type of mini game .... NOT the regular mini games.

The "hint" button is a stargazer lily.  I HAVE to mention that because it's one of my fav flowers so ..... really ..... this game had me at the "hint" button. LOLOLOL!!!!!

The HOGS (hidden object games) were fun interactive lists and silhouettes.  There is an alternate Mahjong game if you prefer that.  In the CE version, the Morphing Objects are found in the HOGs.

The Mini Games - OM!Gosh!!!! and WOWOWOW!!!!!  Talk about new .... innovative ..... fresh ideas!  They run the gamut of nice and easy to time and patience (of which I have none - lol).

CE Bling:  

The CE extras were hard to get a handle on because everything "is unlocked after the main game" or  "Bonus game" "is completed".  The usual fare of wallpapers, music, strategy guide, etc., etc.  In addition:

*  Souvenir Room - unlocks after you finish the Main Game.
*  42 Collectible Bamboo Strips - NOT easily found.  There is a tiny bamboo strip near the "hint" button.  When you find the bamboo strip in the area you are playing, it lights up.
*  Golden Heart  puzzles - unlocks after you finish the Main Game. ????
*  17 Morphing Objects - found in the HOGs.  When you find one of these a banner comes down from the top of the page and lets you know it's been found.

Anytime there are collectibles and morphing objects I will lean towards purchasing the CE.  Add a great storyline and I lean MORE towards that purchase.  Add dragons and a stargazer lily "hint' button ..... and there's just no hope for  me.  I am off to purchase the game.  It is so very entertaining and, while there is a lot to do in each area, everything you do is very game specific so you don't get lost in the "doing" and miss the story completely.

I recommend this for all levels of difficulty.  It's truly an entertaining game all around with lots of CE extras.

Enjoy!

Overall Impression:  Don't pass on this one.



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