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#379095 - 08/21/08 10:33 PM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: Volkana]
Sherryah Offline
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Registered: 11/18/07
Posts: 1827
Loc: land gal just wanna have fun
I am just giving my opinion perhaps things will change in sinking island and one of the characters at least will get a personality I care about before the game ends.

For me they are all emotionless and wooden characters that I cannot relate too. Even the dead billionaire had a personality that makes me think the person that bumped him off deserves not to get caught! smirk

The flailing of arm movements of Jack the main character makes me want to tie his arms down each time he speaks. Other characters also copy the same motions many times. hardwall

I read the reviews by others about Sinking island and didn't want to rain on anyones parade. So I debated on staying silent but because I wish someone would have told me I just threw in my two cents worth.

Sorry but I don't believe this is anywhere close
to Syberia's graphics or character animations and again the characters in Syberia 1 and 2 I really cared about. The beautiful animation and fluid movement of the characters body and lip sinc was done beautiful.

As for the lip sinc in Sinking Island there is none. I am glad I chose to read the text on sinking island because the people barely open their mouth, more like a puppet. I read the words instead of watching their mouths because it ruins it further for me.


If I had known what I know now I don't think I would have bought Sinking island the characters are emotionless thus far except for a mute girl its hard to care about any of the characters. For me this is the main reason to play an adventure game to get into the heads of others lives like a good book.

I wish someone would have told me what I am now telling others about my honest opinion on the game I would not have bought it.

However,now to say something positive, The graphics are beautifully done of the interior of the tower hotel. Because it is so Huge of a building with no staff, only suspects found in it, the place is empty like a tomb and it is wasted beauty. The game could have been fun to have animation inside the hotel. A beautiful fountain for instance.

I also looked so foward to this game but even though others dis agree and enjoyed the game, I am not enjoying it as much as I thought I would.

The high tech police PDA that keeps track of suspects, clues etc. is a nice touch. I am trying to say nice things to balance the negative I am feeling.

Another thing there is a torrential rainfall and he is always running in it or characters standing out in the rain, and yet no one ever looks like they are wet. Wind is blowing the tree's fiercly and the characters hair don't even blow.

In short I am struggling with this game but determined to finish it even though I wouldn't mind throwing the main character off the cliff myself, to get some emotion out of the guy.

The only time you hear any emotion is when the scene cuts and he talks to his wife lovingly on the phone and she is never shown. I downloaded the game because I felt like I couldn't wait, now I am paying a price for not waiting. What I love about Boomers is the varied opinions on the games, some people don't care about the things I mentioned, others will care.

I don't think I have ever given a negative review on Boomers yet this is the first time I dread going back into a game just to say I finished it.

The only reason I am speaking up is in hopes others who do game programing will read what gamers like me like to see and expect in a game and where its short comings are. I listed what I liked and what I hated in the game. Just so you can see the other opinion of the game.

In closing even though it seems I am the only one thus far that has voiced this opinion, Sinking Island sunk down to a low level in regards to what I call a fun game. Just my opinion though.

Sherryah


Edited by Sherryah (09/04/08 10:29 PM)

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#379335 - 08/22/08 01:12 PM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: Sherryah]
looney4labs Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 47237
Loc: Alabama
Sherryah, All opinions are welcome. Sorry you aren't enjoying the game.

I have gotten to it yet wave
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#379621 - 08/23/08 01:17 AM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: looney4labs]
Darlene Offline
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Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 10324
Loc: Southern California
wave Hey, all!

I echo L4L. Personally, I thoroughly appreciate all those who are willing to voice their opinions of a game. Everyone has a different preference, it's a beautiful part of what makes the world go 'round. An opinion isn't right or wrong...it's simply an opinion. And being able to read many different opinions is part of what helps me decide about whether or not to purchase a particular game. I thank you, 'Boomies, for your diverse opinions. smile
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#379625 - 08/23/08 02:38 AM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: Darlene]
Sherryah Offline
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Registered: 11/18/07
Posts: 1827
Loc: land gal just wanna have fun
Thanks all now I don't feel like I have done something wrong in speaking out my opinion. blush

Having written the negative feelings I am experiencing with the game, hardwall would it be wrong to hope that you buy the game anyway? think just so I won't feel so alone? wave
You know Looney misery likes Company lol

Besides I did list some positive comments on Sinking Island, and maybe the negatives I listed you don't care about in that case you will like the game. thumbsup

Besides I have a selfish reason, slapforehead

I am stuck in the game and looks like I will be forced to do a new restart of the game, which I want to avoid like the plague. rolleyes

Sherryah


Edited by Sherryah (08/23/08 02:40 AM)

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#379705 - 08/23/08 09:59 AM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: Sherryah]
looney4labs Offline
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Sherryah, I really like to read reviews when people say specifically what they likes and didn't like. Like you said, what bothered you may not bother me at all, and the features that I like, you may loath.

Have you asked for a hint over in the hints forum? They are wonder workers over there luck
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#380194 - 08/24/08 09:43 AM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: looney4labs]
Sherryah Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 11/18/07
Posts: 1827
Loc: land gal just wanna have fun
Yes L4L Chief tried to help me but suggested a restart may be in order. So looks like I will have to bite the bullet and do the restart game. Good part at least I am familar with the layout of this massive hotel. My hope is the game may get better after 1st day.

Sherryah

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#380312 - 08/24/08 01:28 PM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: Sherryah]
Volkana Offline
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Registered: 01/03/08
Posts: 2264
Loc: Greece
Of course all opinions are welcome and of course the thinks i and somebody else like may be very annoying to somebody else. Apart of the dialogue part (can not skip the dialogues) i liked this game.
Can i help you Sherryah with your problem during your play? I can't find your post in the Hints forum....
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#381131 - 08/26/08 10:02 AM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: Volkana]
Sherryah Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 11/18/07
Posts: 1827
Loc: land gal just wanna have fun
How sweet of you volkana, wave
Thank you for your offer. thanks

do you have vista by any chance? think

I really need a save game to end day 1. crazy
I have spoken to everyone. Here is where I am stuck thus far.

So glad you have won this because I am stuck. I read the walkthru to see what I left out perhaps you or someone else can help me. help

I Click on Hubert de Nolent's declarations. But only have 9 declarations not 10. what could I have not done? think

I got fingerprints, footprints, broken pearls, chaotic tracks, etc.

Walkthru says the below. I re read the walkthru and just don't know what dialogue I am missing. What evidence is missing to get declaration 10?

Click and drag his 10th declaration "Nolent saw Baïna push Walter Jones off of the cliff" to the left.

Lorenzo declaration 6 says he saw Baina assaulted by Water Jones and she pushed him off the cliff.

Under progression I click on what was the cause of Jones death

I click on declarations of Lorenzo but I cannot put anything on the left side except for where the D image is, I put the file of lorenzo that links him to the building of the tower. Is that what goes there in the D slot?

When I try and put anything else in the empty boxes, I am unable to put any declaration of Lorenzo in any box. What am I doing wrong please? What is to be in Lorenzo box under WHAT CAUSED JONES DEATH? trying to put declaration no. 6 there. This is where I am stuck. thanks in advance.

I finished the puzzle who was at belvidere tourtise and voice of PDA told me I was correct. This is the yellow piece of puzzle.

I am now working on the black one what was the cause of Jones death? But as I try and drag the no. 6 declaration of Lorenzo into the D box, it doesn't allow me to put in a declaration. The only thing I can put in it is a file but that is wrong. What goes in the D box and the other boxes?

What am I doing wrong? All the boxes have no letters by them under the D box and no letters such as P or M etc. just empty boxes. Please tell me what should be going here. I am trying to get attorney Huberts no. 10 declaration as the walkthru says. Please tell me what should be in this box. thanks or really need a Vista save game for this to end day 1.

Sherryah





Edited by Sherryah (08/26/08 10:29 AM)

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#381182 - 08/26/08 11:36 AM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: Sherryah]
Volkana Offline
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Registered: 01/03/08
Posts: 2264
Loc: Greece
I'll PM to you Sherryah. Let us do this via PM cause this is not the right place to start this conversation. Check your PM please wave
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#381192 - 08/26/08 11:53 AM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: Volkana]
looney4labs Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 47237
Loc: Alabama
Thanks Volkana wave

Sherryah, don't forget you can use the hints forum and get all kinds of help wave
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#381218 - 08/26/08 12:59 PM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: looney4labs]
Sherryah Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 11/18/07
Posts: 1827
Loc: land gal just wanna have fun
Please forgive me L4l I got excited when Volkana offered me help. Didn't mean to write all that, and now she is trying to help me through PM. wave

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#381264 - 08/26/08 02:48 PM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: Sherryah]
AmberSumiko Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 02/06/08
Posts: 27
I am downloading Sinking Island as I type this! I'm VERY excited to play it, and it seems like I've been waiting for years for it to come out. I'm not expecting it to be as good as Syberia, but hope that it stands above Paradise. Actually, I think no matter what the reviews said, I would purchase any Benoit Sokal game.. he is fantastic!

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#381272 - 08/26/08 03:18 PM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: AmberSumiko]
looney4labs Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 47237
Loc: Alabama
Amber, do come let us know what you think puppy
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#381434 - 08/26/08 10:13 PM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: looney4labs]
AmberSumiko Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 02/06/08
Posts: 27
I've just finished the 2nd puzzle piece.. that's about 2 hours into the game or so, and I think it's quite good! The environment is quite dark, and the artwork is gorgeous of course. I expect no less from Benoit Sokal! Lovers of architecture, and art deco will love the design of the hotel.

It does play a bit like an Agatha Christie mystery, but more interactive I would say. You have to constantly talk to people to gather information, take pictures of evidence, pick up inventory here and there, even take fingerprints/footprints. Instead of chapters, there are "puzzle pieces" you have to complete; a question that solves a part of the murder, then you advance.

I'm only about 1/10th finished and I'm enjoying it so far. A downside is that you can't double-click to quickly change screens/environments. So you have to make your character run, and wait a few seconds.. it's not that bad, only when you're running from one side of the island to the other!


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#381490 - 08/27/08 04:45 AM Re: SINKING ISLAND REVIEW [Re: jedi valius]
JennyP Offline
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Registered: 07/22/04
Posts: 14334
Loc: West London, UK
This is on the way - I am SO glad there is an untimed mode so I can relax & enjoy the game.
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