INTO THE HAZE

INTO THE HAZE

A game review from a woman’s point of view: 5/5

DEVELOPER :

ALAWAR

ARGALI ENTERTAINMENT


STORYLINE: 5/5

A cute horror story! The beginning seems a little complicated because it’s hard to understand who summoned whom and for what purpose but as the game progresses, all the pieces fall into place.

CUTSCENES: 5/5

Very accurately made from the beginning until the end of the game.

VOICE OVERS: 5/5

Few actors involved and they all did a great job.

MUSIC: 5/5

The music is quite pleasant and they have used more than a theme for the entire game which is actually quite short.

SFX (Sound Effects): 5/5

Perfectly appropriate for the situation and the items used.

ARTISTIC ILLUSTRATIONS: 5/5

Very beautiful! You get to explore so many different scenes both outdoor and indoor. Excellent artistic work.

MINI GAMES: 5/5

Sort of cute. Not too challenging but also not too easy.

HIDDEN OBJECT: 5/5

I personally dislike ho scenes so I’ll try to be as unbiased as I can. There were a bit too many of them in the game for my taste, it would have been better with just half of them. However, the objects are very easy to see and always placed in clever positions; a good job after all.

PLAYABILITY: 4/5

A map was essential here due to the numerous locations available to explore at the same time. I had to use the hint button several times because I had no clue what to do next. At times, but luckily not that often, you have to return to the initial scene to use certain items and that was a bit annoying in my view.


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WEIRD PARK – Scary Tales

WEIRD PARK – Scary Tales

A game review from a woman’s point of view: 4/5

DEVELOPER :

ALAWAR


STORYLINE: 4/5

Interesting storyline which starts with a breathtaking introduction though it loses a bit of its power half way through. Still very good but not excellent!

CUTSCENES: 5/5

The intro scene is a masterpiece. What a piety they did not use enough cutscenes throughout game play. Excellently illustrated and animated.

VOICE OVERS: 5/5

Perfect: well acted and convincing.

MUSIC: 5/5

The music is aligned with the theme of the game so it’s pretty good.

SFX (Sound Effects): 5/5

Appropriate for each scene and the interactive elements in each scene.

ARTISTIC ILLUSTRATIONS: 5/5

The art work is really good here. Well done!

MINI GAMES: 5/5

Mini games are quite good in this game, I think this is a strong point for this particular game.

HIDDEN OBJECT: 4/5

Traditional ho scenes have been used for this game. There are way too many ho scenes in the game which disrupt game immersion. The same scene is often used twice for finding different objects and it gets quite boring after a while. There is no interactivity but just a long list of items to be found.

PLAYABILITY: 4/5

A map was definitely necessary here. There is a stage in the middle of the game where you have a lot of scenes available for exploration, as well as a lot of items in your inventory, and it is almost virtually impossible to remember where to use them. The rest is fine.


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MOTOR TOWN – Soul of the Machine

MOTOR TOWN – Soul of the Machine

A game review from a woman’s point of view: 4.50/5

DEVELOPER :

ALAWAR

WELLORE


STORYLINE: 5/5

This story is quite intriguing as you have to discover what has happened to a renown scientist who has suddenly disappeared. It gets more and more complex as you continue playing, overall a good story.

CUTSCENES: 5/5

Perfectly executed and appropriately inserted though I would have loved having some more cutscenes during game play.

VOICE OVERS: 5/5

Perfectly acted. A few actors were involved in the job and they all did an excellent job!

MUSIC: 3/5

This is something which actually pissed me off… Such a great game, why did you use just one theme for the entire game – hidden object scenes included? Ok, the music was fine at first but after a while it got on my nerves. This is a long game, there should have been more themes in it.

SFX (Sound Effects): 5/5

Very good. Every single detail has been enriched with appropriate sounds.

ARTISTIC ILLUSTRATIONS: 5/5

Stunning! The sense of space in the game is incredible. You have the impression of being outdoor in huge places while in reality you are still in front of the screen. Excellent art!

MINI GAMES: 5/5

Very good mini games. Simple to understand, a bit challenging but never too difficult.

HIDDEN OBJECT: 4/5

This is the part of the game I don’t really like but that’s my personal view. In terms of quality, well this was a very traditional ho with a list of objects to be found in a scene with some occasional interactive areas. To me a bit boring because there were too many ho scenes in the game for my taste and though, beautifully illustrated, the number of items to be found was somehow overwhelming.

PLAYABILITY: 4/5

This is one of those games which needed a map and didn’t have one. Don’t get me wrong, most items are very near the places where you need to use them but at times, you get a lot of items at once and there are too many scenes available so it becomes difficult to remember where those items where needed.


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PSYCHO TRAIN

PSYCHO TRAIN

A game review from a woman’s point of view: 5/5

DEVELOPER :

ALAWAR

VELES STUDIO


STORYLINE: 5/5

Be prepared for a really unique psycho thriller. The story is really interesting right from the start and it keeps you hooked until the very end.

CUTSCENES: 5/5

The art work in this game is really outstanding and the cutscenes are perfectly executed.

VOICE OVERS: 5/5

Excellent and convincing acting

MUSIC: 5/5

There are a few themes in this game which have been intelligently intertwined with the spectacular SFX

SFX (Sound Effects): 5/5

Perfectly synchronized with the atmosphere of the game.

ARTISTIC ILLUSTRATIONS: 5/5

Absolutely brilliant. Each single scene leaves you with your mouth wide open for its stunning beauty. Highly detailed even in the smallest areas. An applause and a standing ovation to the artists here.

MINI GAMES: 5/5

Few mini games but sort of nice and entertaining.

HIDDEN OBJECT: 5/5

Traditional style but beautifully inserted in a breathtaking scenario.

PLAYABILITY: 5/5

Perfect! The game has a diary as well which helps you throughout the game. What I particularly enjoyed is the pace of the game and the fact that you normally use your items in the same scene or nearby scenes without having to do any running around. Bravo!


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ECHOES OF SORROW 2

ECHOES OF SORROW 2

A game review from a woman’s point of view: 4.50/5

DEVELOPER :

ALAWAR 

KAURIBU


STORYLINE: 4/5

Despite the title, this is not a sequel of the previous game though it follows the same logic in terms of exploration. The story is quite twisted and interesting but never really reaches momentum. The end finishes abruptly without any extra scenes or explanation.

CUTSCENES: 5/5

Beautifully illustrated 2d scenes cleverly arranged. The illustrations are still but the movement of the camera gives the impression of animation. The result is very effective.

VOICE OVERS: 5/5

The actors here did a fantastic job.

MUSIC: 5/5

There are a few themes, some of them are recurrent but never boring. Special themes have also been used cleverly in fundamental scenes to create suspense.

SFX (Sound Effects): 5/5

There are tons of sfx in this game and this is one of the reasons why I’ve enjoyed it so much.

ARTISTIC ILLUSTRATIONS: 5/5

Incredibly good. Excellent artistic work.

MINI GAMES: 5/5

This is one of the strongest point of the game. There are not so many puzzles in this game but the few which are there are really good and some quite unique. It took me a long time to finish a few challenging puzzles but if you don’t get impatient, you can manage to solve them. Not the usual and boring minigames. Well done!

HIDDEN OBJECT: 4/5

Ok, the scenes were spectacular but often the objects were either too small or too well hidden to be spotted. They put way too many ho scenes in this game, at times I got bored, it would have been better having just half of them.

PLAYABILITY: 4/5

I often found sparkling areas with no comments. What I mean is that you know there is an action available in that area but there are no clues about what you are supposed to do. Most of the time the actions are sort of easy to guess but not having any comments from the main character when she finds new active areas was a bit of a turn off for me. There is no map but you actually don’t need one because of the way the game is structured.


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DREAMSCAPES: THE SANDMAN

DREAMSCAPES: THE SANDMAN

A game review from a woman’s point of view: 5/5

DEVELOPER :

 SHAMAN GAMES


STORYLINE: 5/5

The storyline is incredibly captivating. The game starts with a very good introduction which will  absorb you more and more into the game until the point when you’ll find it almost impossible to quit. I’ve already played this game twice and I’m sure I’ll play it again later on.

CUTSCENES: 5/5

Excellent. Great, detailed 3d scenery. The animation is perfect!

VOICE OVERS: 5/5

Absolutely convincing. The acting is emotional and accurate.

MUSIC: 5/5

This music will stay with you forever. It’s a soundtrack like the one that was used in the movie “The Exorcist”.  It may seem repetitive at times but you just don’t know why you like it so much. Just the music by itself will give you the chills…

SFX (Sound Effects): 5/5

Appropriate and detailed

ARTISTIC ILLUSTRATIONS: 5/5

Breathtaking. Each scene is a masterpiece and when you think, ok this must be the best scene in the game, you’ll be surprised of discovering even better illustrations. Great artists at work here.

MINI GAMES: 5/5

Good, clever and easily understandable.

HIDDEN OBJECT: 5/5

There is no classic hidden object scene in this game because the entire game is based on searching objects and put them in the right place. Excellently done!

PLAYABILITY: 5/5

Absolutely perfect! The game doesn’t have a map but you really don’t need one because the objects are never too far from where they need to be used and somehow the game follows a sort of logic which is not difficult to grasp.


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Love Knows No Hierarchy

Love Knows No Hierarchy

Open Your Heart and Listen to its Song.

Each one of us was born for a reason and though, in this illusionary society, we may have created hierarchy to function as a civilization, there is no such thing in the Spiritual Realm. People who walk around telling others they are enlightened and thus wanting to be worshiped as “gods” are too blinded by their own ego to be considered “enlightened”.

Enlightening is just a process equivalent to that of a seed. First you are underground and have to struggle to survive to reach the light. Breaking the dirt to finally free yourself from darkness and sprouting into a beautiful green plant, is also another stage of the process. Evolution is infinite just like our existence. A plant would never ask other seeds to be worshiped because it managed to free itself before other seeds. However, it is there, for others to see that the only way possible is the way up. Not down, not around, up and up.

It doesn’t matter how many times you fall, what matters the most is that you get up every single time and do your best with whatever you have at your disposal. Never ever lose faith. Remember that whatever stage you are at, it is just a temporary stage because

NOTHING LASTS FOREVER

We are all scared and insecure and at times even feel as if we had been abandoned by the rest of the Universe. Nobody gets abandoned. Never. No matter the circumstances and even if you feel unloving and undeserving or you are ashamed of the choices that you have made so far, keep looking up and fill your heart with hope and joy because this temporary suffering will not last forever.

Many are not aware of the big changes humanity has been going through in the past few years. Are you feeling more tired than usual? Hopeless? Do you feel as if you didn’t have a purpose in this existence? Does everything seem superficial to you?

LISTEN TO YOURSELF

FIND THE ANSWERS TO YOUR OWN QUESTIONS IN YOUR HEART

Immortality is not a condition of the carnal body, it is related to the soul. Feel your life and live each day as if it was your last and if you think you haven’t done a good job with yourself, then start changing right here and right now.

LEARN TO LOVE AND ACCEPT YOURSELF FOR WHAT YOU ARE

The big bubble is about to explode but not the way you expect it to, all secrets will be revealed and those who have concealed their hatred for so long will not be able to stand the powerful Light which is going to shine upon us all.

THERE IS NO PUNISHMENT

There is no such thing. Love is unconditional and it’s there for all of us. Give it and take what you need. Even the seed that buried itself deeper in the ground can and will find its way up. Never lose hope and never give up on yourself.

START LOVING EVERY ONE, WE ARE NOT HERE TO STAY

What can we do now? Start with small things. Take care of yourself first and then help others taking care of themselves if you can. Start sharing everything you have and remember to live each day as if it were your last – open your heart to everybody and everybody will open their heart to you.

The Source of Happiness is Within You.

Be Love itself!

 

I Love You