Saturday, November 9, 2013

Myths of the World: Stolen Spring - Review

Myths of the World: Stolen Spring

Name: Myths of the World: Stolen Spring Collector's Edition
Release Date: 08 November 2013
Developer: Eipix Entertainment

The first Myths of the World game was set in China, this follow-up is based in Slavic-themed Hidden Object Adventure game. The Goddess of Spring is powerless against the Goddess of Winter and now Spring is slowly vanished. As the Child of Spring, you must stop this disaster from happening!

Myths of the World: Stolen Spring


  

  

Although the story of land filled with ice is nothing to be excited about, Myths of the World: Stolen Spring presents it in a surprisingly interesting way. You will meet many characters who will give you advices, useful items but obviously, need your help in return.

The visuals in Stolen Spring are spectacularly beautiful! The icy landscapes are just delights to the eyes, the special effects are gorgeous and everything is flawlessly sharp. There are a few scenes though, where the colors are a bit greenish and dark but those are the minorities. The audio is fantastic and suits the game well, the voice overs are well-recorded and are not annoying.

Besides the wonderful presentation, Myths of the World: Stolen Spring also have some unique features. First, the Spring Brush which can help you melt off ice by swiping it around the area. Some might feel that this is a little childish, but it is definitely a great addition. You also have a companion which you can name and unfortunately, dress-up. We appreciate the companion as it has quite a unique, fun ability which we never seen in other games before but the dress-up part is just too cute and the word 'cute' does not go along well with the theme of this game.

Speaking of gameplay, Stolen Spring is very linear and literally easy. Most of the items you collected along the way will be used almost instantly; it is basically a been here, done that type of game where challenges are very rare. There is an interactive Jump-Map which comes in handy once you get lost as well as Coins which you can collect to dress up your pet. There are two types of Hidden Object scenes in this Myths of the World follow-up, the standard list type which can be switched with Match 3 gameplay and Silhouettes type; they are nicely created but nothing special. The puzzles are fine, nothing out of this world and nothing challenging.

At least the main game of Myths of the World: Stolen Spring is not so short, around 3 or more hours for fast players. In contrast, the Bonus Chapter is super short, it can be completed under 30 minutes! Anyway, the Bonus Chapter is really great in our opinion, it feels like a totally different game since the story is not really connected and the theme is much brighter than in the main game. Other Extras are all that are expected including a fun-to-watch Making Of video from the developer.

Although Myths of the World: Stolen Spring is not as unique or as compelling as its predecessor. Stolen Spring is still a rock-solid game made with great care and professionalism.

Graphics: 4.5/5 Stars
Sound: 4.5/5 Stars
Story: 4/5 Stars
Originality: 4/5 Stars
Gameplay: 3.52/5 Stars
Puzzles: 3.5/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 4.5/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 4/5 Stars
Extras: 4/5 Stars


Myths of the World: Stolen Spring

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Myths of the World: Stolen Spring

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