I share your lack of enthusiasm. This series is very uneven in quality. Bound by Wishes was superb, not too many HO scenes, long play, and good mini-games. I have already replayed it once. Beasts of Bremen and Ice Rose are second level in quality, and even Ice Rose was too heavy on the HO scenes and ended abruptly with a pitch for the sequel! I bailed on the rest. Not engaging, too many pop-ups, too easy to be fun.