Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bridge to Another World: Burnt Dreams - Review



Name: Bridge to Another World: Burnt Dreams Collector's Edition
Release Date: 30 March 2014
Developer: 4 Friends Games

From the makers of the Living Legends franchise comes a new Hidden Object Adventure series, that is not exactly 'new'. Bridge to Another World: Burnt Dreams has quite an optimistic start, before everything turns out a little tad, tedious and boring.




  

Well, once again, your brother has been abducted by a dark mist - how many times have we been through that? Only that this time, the event happened 20 years ago; and now, 20 years later, it is time for you to go out and rescue your brother from the world of paintings.

We cannot argue that Bridge to Another World is a great-looking game. All of the locations are brightly-lit and very attractive, despite that they could get fuzzy at times. The characters although look a little odd, they are still pleasant accompanied by standard voice-overs. However, we are not really impressed with the music tracks. In our opinion, they are just too deary for this game; they sound very familiar as well.

While Bridge to Another World continued to fascinate us with eye-candy scenes, the gameplay is downright plain. There is nothing new in the game, no twists or turns, no uniquely exciting events and no creative tasks and interactions. There is a nice ratio of Hidden Object scenes to Mini-Games, but again, both of them are straighforward and easy. Mini-Games are certainly very typical, they fit well within the theme but they require no brainwork whatsoever.

We did not get totally immersed in the experience, in spite of that, the time still went by fast. The main game of Burnt Dreams lasted under 3 and a half hours for us and the Bonus Chapter is the usual 40-minute additional episode. There are some nice collectibles to find, challenging achievements to collect and the normal extra content.

To be honest, our dreams were a little burnt when we finished this game. We expected it to be great but the game never gets there. Bridge to Another World: Burnt Dreams has wonderful sights, unfortunately, other aspects are not as wonderful. If you are not yet tired of rescuing your relative from the misty fog, give this one a try.

Graphics: 4/5 Stars
Sound: 3.5/5 Stars
Story: 3/5 Stars
Originality: 3/5 Stars
Gameplay: 3.5/5 Stars
Puzzles: 3/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 4.5/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 3.5/5 Stars
Extras: 4/5 Stars



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