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Surely a Chinese love story could be more playable... Unicorn Lynx (181679) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
A unique, bittersweet Chinese love story Jeanne (76455) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
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Overall User Score (7 votes) 2.7

Critic Reviews

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Despite my initial feelings about this game, it is a solid game, and men as well as women will enjoy it. While it is not a testosterone-laced shoot-em-up and doen't have the busty protagonists of other kinds of games, it provides a solid gaming experience and lots and lots of atmosphere and story. In fact, after playing this kind of game, players may find something missing in other games.
Adventurearchiv (Jul 30, 2000)
If a rating as adventure game is possible at all, I would rate this game with 75 % (recommandable good game). You should not play it when you 1. don't like love stories 2. expect challenging puzzles, a certain portion of action or intelligent dialogues ... I for myself just fall in love with this game ... as I said - look at the pictures!
I gave this game a medium rating, mainly because it is far too short. Most players will be able to complete it over a weekend. Although the story is sweet, and the graphics and music are nice, there are no real puzzles to challenge the player.
Quandary (2000)
To me, this game is more an interactive story book full of luscious and vibrant illustrations than it is a game. The visuals are certainly beautiful and full of intricate detail, and as befits a garden of beauty, they are accompanied by a quiet and tranquil soundtrack. However there is little game play, and I was not drawn into the story itself. Perhaps most tellingly, I did not find the garden an engaging enough place to simply walk around by myself. I enjoyed the solitude of Riven, and the historical discovery of Pompeii, and both those elements are present here. However for me, all the pieces didn't gell, and the predominantly passive nature of the game left me with an overall impression of looking into the garden from the other side of a wall.
Das "Ätzventue" geht auf eine wahre Begebenheit im China des 19. Jahrhunderts zurück: Damals war die Kaiserin eifersüchtig auf eine Geliebte des Herrschers, weshalb sie selbige entführte. Der Kaiser irrt nun durch eine Schöner-Wohnen-Quicktime-Parklandschaft, um Spuren seiner Holden zu entdecken. Dabei kann er ab und zu Objekte aufnehmen sowie im Tagebuch seiner Lotusblume poetische Ergüsse lesen. Himmel hilf! Lieber Chefredakteur, ich will nie wieder unartig sein, aber das nächste Dreamcatcher-Spiel geht an Roland, gell?