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#229942 - 11/11/07 03:45 PM Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool
silvio Offline
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Registered: 03/04/04
Posts: 47
Hi,

it has been 2 months since Anacapri the Dream has been released in North America. I am wondering what's your general opinion about our game (feel free to express your sincere opinion smile )

In particular, how did you like the:

- storyline
- puzzles
- interface
- graphics

Thanks in advance for your comments

Best


Edited by silvio (11/11/07 03:55 PM)
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#229995 - 11/11/07 05:23 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: silvio]
birddog Offline
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Registered: 11/12/06
Posts: 361
Loc: Colorado
Intriguing story. Puzzles make sense to the story and there are clues to solving them and bypasses if you want. Graphics beautiful. Getting around with the jump icon is great, however, initally there are so many clicks to get to a place, like Palazzo a mare ( I think it is over 100), that is a little tedious. Conversations are too long - especially if you replay it again and again and you can not skip over them.

Having said that, I love this game. I get very engrossed and feel as if I have been there.

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#230049 - 11/11/07 06:40 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: birddog]
Renee Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 962
Loc: Northern California
The storyline was great! Very interesting and kept my attention throughout the whole game.

The puzzles were logical - not easy, though - especially
Click to reveal..
the card game (that was a tough one to get through)!
I agree with birddog on the long conversations - maybe a "skip" can be built in - usually you can just hit the space bar to skip over conversations.

I had no problem with the interface - it was easy to use and inventory objects were used immediately once the right object was selected (I like that part very much).

Scenery - Wow! This is why I purchased the game because I love the pictures. For the graphics part, I liked the motion in the water as well as other parts coming to "life". This is a huge improvement over A Quiet Weekend in Capri! Music and sound were perfect - maybe better voice actors in the English version would have made the conversations worth listening to...

I spent a long time playing this game and enjoyed it so much - it's a long game for the low price - very well worth every penny! Looking forward to the next one!!! bravo thumbsup
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#230208 - 11/12/07 07:24 AM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: Renee]
VHLMagic Offline
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Registered: 04/20/01
Posts: 2189
Loc: Ludlow, Mass. U.S.A.
Hi,

I really enjoyed the game and I also felt like I had visited the Island.

I even saved a few of the scenes for my desktop to enjoy again because they are so beautiful. smile

As for the puzzles I was glad there was a work around.
This card game did not make sense to me so didn't even try.
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#230211 - 11/12/07 07:31 AM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: Renee]
joanieS Offline
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Registered: 11/06/00
Posts: 1516
Loc: Piney Woods of East Texas
Absolutely beautiful. With A Quiet Weekend, I was rushing to solve the mystery. With Anacapri, I just moseyed along, like a tourist, savoring everything and almost feeling like I was there. Really wished I could have turned 360 degrees everywhere to see in all directions from one spot. Would have preferred voice actors to have Italian accents more in keeping with the atmosphere. And to be more experienced. The historical aspect of the storyline so enhanced the visual beauty of Anacapri it was a perfect "marriage". The puzzles were interesting, thought provoking and blended with the storyline. Whoever took all those photographs making those long, hilly hikes must have lost at least 20 pounds!! Very interested to know where the next game will located.
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#230305 - 11/12/07 09:45 AM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: joanieS]
Annie Offline
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Registered: 12/31/01
Posts: 772
Loc: Tacoma, Washington
Sylvio: Thank you for a truly wonderful game. The story was engrossing, and deeply satisfying. And I especially loved the magical touches when I sailed out into the bay, and saw enchanting mythical characters. The puzzles were just right in terms of difficulty (except the card game, which I enjoyed playing, and appreciated the option to opt out of), and fit perfectly with the story. What are you going to give us next?

And thank you for the cat. More cats next time, please.


Edited by Annie (11/12/07 09:46 AM)
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#230311 - 11/12/07 09:50 AM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: Annie]
robedits Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 318
Loc: nyc
I've enjoyed both of your games greatly. graphically speaking,the time you folks put into animations (water,etc) was well worth it,making the experience more immersive,in my opinion.
The story was great,sense of adventure was great,puzzles were weaved into the story well (except the card-tile game...impossible for me to understand...and I am so greatful you put the work arounds in there when things became impossible...like "click on the tile and the card game will be solved",etc),etc etc.
Your efforts payed off to make The Dream a great adventure. What environments! please go to work on a 3rd installment...I must say I enjoyed YOUR game more than any other of the dozen or so adventure games I've played this year. I hope enough people purchased your game worldwide to make another effort fundable!
Rob in NYC (my mom's family is from Sicily,by the way)

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#230425 - 11/12/07 12:50 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: robedits]
lor Offline
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Registered: 04/27/02
Posts: 492
Loc: Manchester U.K.
Gey and Silvio,

I have waited a long time for this game but it has been worth the wait( I'm still playing it).

First off the graphics....stunning, makes me want to come back to Capri for my 4th visit, soon!

The interface, I found easy to use. The addition on the map of a blinking arrow pointing in the direction you are going, helped me enormously as I am directionally challenged:). Wandering up and down the streets didn't trouble me at all, its so beautiful I could have walked around all day. I would have liked an option to turn the ingame sound down, in particular the very noisy boats, I am playing this game with someone on Yahoo and its impossible to hear each other while on the boats.

The puzzles with the exception of the card game, which I couldn't grasp, were logical and I enjoyed them(hope there is no evil slider or somesuch awaiting me)

Lastly, the storyline is a good one, in my view just the right amount of magical illusion and historical interest. Having read Axel Munthe's novel, Villa San Michelle, and visited it, I enjoyed that part very much.

I would love to see a sequel but you will be very hard to find such a beautiful place where you can find empty streets, even at 4am. Malta comes to mind as a possibility and if you need a tour guide I'm your gal:)

real name sylvia
known as lor


Edited by catsskeg (11/12/07 12:51 PM)
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#230525 - 11/12/07 03:24 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: silvio]
Koalanut Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/04/06
Posts: 832
Loc: Indiana
Thank you so much for these games. I was blessed to have won the game here on Gameboomers. I loved the first one and was really looking forward to the second one. I am about a fourth of the way in the game and I think I love this one better. I love feeling like I am strolling along like a tourist at a real place. The story line is very intriguing. The conversations are a little long, and accents would have been nice, but all in all, I think that you get way more for your money in this game than a whole lot of others. I am having no problems technically with it, and am saving and interacting just fine. Thank you so much for your hard work and sharing a place that I could never go to. Thanks, Robin grin
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#230628 - 11/12/07 06:04 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: Koalanut]
gordon24 Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 06/21/07
Posts: 61
Superb game! A different aspect to things.

I actually liked the idea of all the "clicks" to get to a location the first time so that you did not miss any of the scenery, but then a "hot spot" to get you there quicker a second time.

(However, try "clicking" back on your first visit. Things look different from the opposite direction.)

Had been looking for "A Quiet Weekend in Capri" for a long time before I got and played "The Dream". Luckily I have now got a copy of the first game and am looking forward to a repeat performance.

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#230655 - 11/12/07 07:02 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: gordon24]
lsheldon Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 06/07/06
Posts: 12
Loc: Indiana
I'm curious. Was the title of the game borrowed from the name of the actress who appeared in the Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon? I think she spelled her name Ahna Capri.

Lee
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#230664 - 11/12/07 07:14 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: lsheldon]
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Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 65539
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
Hi Lee, AnaCapri is actually a real community on the Isle of Capri. It's beautiful isn't it?

Ana wave
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#230732 - 11/12/07 09:16 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: lsheldon]
MrLipid Offline
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Registered: 12/30/00
Posts: 1946
Loc: Land of 10,000 Lakes
Originally Posted By: lsheldon
I'm curious. Was the title of the game borrowed from the name of the actress who appeared in the Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon? I think she spelled her name Ahna Capri.


I suspect it was the other way around. Anacapri was founded a few (thousand - give or take) years before the birth of Ahna Capri in 1944. She also appeared in Darker than Amber, as Anna Capri, just before she appeared in Enter the Dragon.

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#230977 - 11/13/07 11:33 AM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: MrLipid]
LindaMarion Offline
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 318
Thnx mr lipid.
But I on the 4-Fat-chiks I read a very upseting review that you wrote there.
Is anacapri so bad? I'd like to hear for why.

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#230986 - 11/13/07 12:00 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: LindaMarion]
MrLipid Offline
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Registered: 12/30/00
Posts: 1946
Loc: Land of 10,000 Lakes
I'm just here to answer Lee's question about Ahna Capri.

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#231251 - 11/13/07 10:00 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: MrLipid]
silvio Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 03/04/04
Posts: 47
I thank you all for your prompt feedback. It is very useful and interesting for us to listen to your comments, what you've enjoyed the most, what you feel we can improve. So please don't hesitate to voice your opinion (in positive or negative).

Above all, it is rewarding for us to know that this game was an opportunity for you to have some pleasant time, and get to know new locations, facts and people of our island -- cats included smile

Best
Silvio

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#231646 - 11/14/07 07:37 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: silvio]
gatorlaw Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10312
Hi Silvio smile

I applaud your thread and good hearted openness to gamers thoughts on Anacapri. It is never easy to make something from nothing and it is a long road between the start and seeing your game in people's hands. You have a good many supporters, myself among them.

I hope that you never stop writing down your dreams, and bringing them to interactive life - my friend - for they cast such a lovely light. smile


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#232654 - 11/16/07 10:24 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: silvio]
nookular Offline
Junior Boomer

Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 1
Has anyone been finding glitches in the game? I've been enjoying it, but right now I can't get the Damecuta Glass Door puzzle to work, although it did work yesterday in an earlier save version. SPOILER!!!!
Click to reveal..
I know that I need to switch colors, but the bottom left button does not have yellow as a choice. There are only 4 choices that I cycle through- even though the other buttons have 5!

Earlier, the pump puzzle for the Nereids locked up and I could not turn the pump on and I could not back away, even though I could turn the valves on and I could leave by using the "warping" comet.

I went back, so that one now worked, but I got stuck at the Damecuta door.

So now I have 2 save versions, each locked up at a different point. Any ideas??

Thank you


Edited by BrownEyedTigre (11/16/07 11:20 PM)
Edit Reason: added spoiler tag

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#232673 - 11/16/07 11:22 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: nookular]
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Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 65539
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
nookular, welcome

Please post in HInts and I am sure someone can help you.

Ana wave
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#232874 - 11/17/07 11:51 AM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
silvio Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 03/04/04
Posts: 47
Laura, your words are very kind - thank you!
Indeed it would be a very sad moment if one were to stop dreaming or stop communicating his/her own dreams...

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#237575 - 11/27/07 04:08 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: silvio]
LindaMarion Offline
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 318
I like very much the games where are photographs of real places in the world.
So I was surprised when I read a very terrible review on the 4-Fat-chiks forum called the Anacapri: The Dream or the nitemare?
Now I see on that site another photo game in Sweden called East side story with a reely lovely review.

That seems vry strange for me

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#237593 - 11/27/07 04:42 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: LindaMarion]
Becky Offline
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Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26894
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Hi LindaMarion --

Different reviewers have different tastes -- even if they are reviewing games for the same website.

It happens on GameBoomers as well. cool

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#237597 - 11/27/07 04:46 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: Becky]
MrLipid Offline
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Registered: 12/30/00
Posts: 1946
Loc: Land of 10,000 Lakes
And not all games in a particular format or style are equal. Doubt if anyone would mistake Milo for Myst.... wink

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#237622 - 11/27/07 05:30 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: MrLipid]
Dyl'smom Offline
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Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 186
Loc: new york
I thought this game was great. I love a good story with original puzzles. More and more I am tending toward the indies who you can feel have put their heart and soul into these games.There is definitely a place for this type of game among the Culpa Innatas and Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin (both of which I also loved). Its been a great year for adventures so far!

Dyl'smom

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#238019 - 11/28/07 02:06 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: Dyl'smom]
Rushes Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 23826
Loc: UK
I finished this game just a couple of days ago, and absolutely loved it. The scenery was stunning; it was a pleasure simply to roam the streets and surrounding areas. The option to take a look around in Exploration mode with a tour guide is a really nice touch. smile

The story was interesting, and the puzzles were good fun too. I've become hooked on the card game Scopa. laugh

I found the voice acting to be a bit flat, but that would be my only quibble. An excellent game, which I would recommend to anyone.
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#238063 - 11/28/07 03:01 PM Re: Anacapri the Dream - feedback pool [Re: silvio]
Adorable Offline
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Registered: 07/14/04
Posts: 831
Loc: Surprise, AZ
I am also among those tho thoroughly enjoyed the game. I hope to see more of your work in the next production. I like the "real world" feel of real places as opposed to something made up. Gives the game the feeling of "realness" (is that a word?) Anyway, you have another ardent supporter.

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