Okay, here's my opinion
I will share with you my honest and constructive thoughts about this. I don't believe in just praising something for the heck of it. But first I need to tell about the bugs I noticed. First of all, some objects you walk in front of can at very few times cover you, like if they were in front of you, which isn't affecting the gameplay; it's just a little distracting. But one bug that really annoys me, is one that all of a sudden when you are on a new screen, Gretel all of a sudden can't move, and you can't check your inventory list. After trying everything the first time, I realized I could get out of it by checking the map and go back again.
Now for the actual review. I will start with the good parts.
The look of this game is still very beautiful and nice (although, I find the tangles that comes to cover the big pit are a little sloppy made). The humor is there, which is nice and dark in it's own way. The music might not be among the most memorable; but it's enjoyable, and very variating. And I like how you made it all in the woods, which made the game capable of being so huge. And one thing I found really cool, was the ability to buy items by a weirdo in the woods. Makes it sort of feel like an RPG.
Now for the more negative parts.
I will say this straight out - the damn is WAY too cryptic at times. Even though the first part was hard as well, the puzzles weren't too close to impossible to figure out. I will give an example of a cryptic riddle (spoiler alert). When you are over at the white tree with the eyes, it shows you can grab the roots . but Gretel can't grab them appearantly, as they get down again, like rubber. So naturally, I thought I had to find something to pick them up with. I didn't. So, after trying and trying and trying, I did something I never, EVER do - I checked the walkthrough at this part. And it turned out you have to not-drag each one of the four roots three times, in order to make a chest appear. Seriously, who would figure that out? You will only notice this through darn luck, if you find it interesting enough to constantly try to pull the roots up in vain (spoiler ends). And there's a lot of unfair puzzles in the game, like this one. I've been trying to do as much of the game as possible without using the walkthrough - but at least 3 of the puzzle parts, I simply could not do by myself.
Something else I wasn't very fond of either, was the lack of charm the first game had. While I said the music is nice and variated, it just isn't even close to be as charming as in the first game. There wasn't as much music in the first game; but damn, did it leave an impression. And I don't get it as much here. There's also lots of weird stuff added in that makes it feel like anything but the Hansel and Gretel tale. Like the living tree who wants you to eat vegetables to die by branches growing out of you for some weird reason, or like the witch in ice. But the animals and other characters, I didn't mind. I just think there were some uneeded stuff. The part were Gretel's face gets stolen and you control one of the fairies was a little forced, honestly, and didn't feel either fun or interesting.
So, did I like the game? Yes. You can tell there's a LOT of hard work behind it. It's by far among the better online games. But if you compare it to the first game, it's just not the same. If the puzzles weren't so cryptic, and if the music was better, I would say it would have almost as good as the first one. But one last thing I really, really miss from the first game they would have to add in here to make it as good, is the ability to toss pebbles again.
But as said, it's a good game - not just as fantastic, cousy and charming as the first was.
Great, at start anyway
I loved the atmosphere and the puzzling at the beginning. You walk around and really work hard to use your brain. But then comes a sequence where you run with the family, and trying to collect stuff as you try to survive, and it doesn't properly explain how. I have no idea how I collect the marbles at the running part. I am sorry, but I had to quit after that. I simply couldn't get past that stage.
I liked it the first time, but...
Sorry, but I get pretty bored at this game. Adventure mode on very easy is like on very hard in the original game (accept for the ordinary fights, where the computer here practicly do nothing). Good sprite and animations, though. But nothing to brag about. If you wanna learn how to get better on making the fights; talk to the creators of Newgrounds Rumble.
Not bad. Really good actually.
But to give critiques; it's a little bit too inspired by the mario- and sonicgames. And you definitly need a better look for your main character. But don't get me wrong. I like this game. But think about my critizations.;)
The best game ever? Not even hardly worth playing. Sorry, but it feels boring to have this system in a game. Fight-upgrade-fight-upgrade and so on and so on... And you can't choose what to do, really. I got tired pretty fast on this game...
It was good first, but...
Actually, I found this game fun and entertaining at the beginning. But then later on you have these levels where you need to hurry up really fast, or the whole level will be covered in darkness! That's a little bit too much. I like to relax when I play a game. This game does give me that feeling in the beginning. But later on; no! I like to think, not to get stressed.
But where is Alucard's coat, and hat? That is the two most important things on him! And why can you add Cloud Strife's clothes there?!
I liked this one.But you should have add some more clothes, and the possibility to change music.
Good, man. Really good. But I want a beat em up game with Newgrounds-theme... Like "Newgrounds Rumble". By the way, I hope my character Power the Doll will be one of those soon...
Maybe when I'm better at actionscript i'l have a go at it. Good luck with your character :)
Well, pretty good.
But I need to critisize you. I get tired pretty fast on the game. You should add more characters, first of all.
And also, you have to make the fighters move much faster. If you do that, I will rate higher for the next upgrade. Keep it up!
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