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Where Angels Cry (PC) Review

 
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Where Angels Cry is a casual game and won’t take you very long but it’s very well done. There is not a lot to the game but everything in it is solid. Nice visuals, nice voice overs, with puzzles and scenarios that make sense. There are also a few paths that leave the main story for a moment to give more depth to the world. They are not necessary but are nice to explore. The story itself is well done and the characters, although motionless, are well built. There is also a nice achievement system in the game that is adds to it. The hint system is well thought out and allows you to keep moving gives you a little time to explore and find things out on your own.

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Posted January 8, 2013 by

 
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A puzzling adventure through a monastery with a secret.

Something wrong is going down in the hood and the Cardinal wants you to go check it out. Statues are bleeding, monks are going missing, and the new priest has something to hide. You must go undercover and use your powers of puzzle solving and finding things to sort it all out.

Where Angels Cry is a point and click adventure / puzzle / hidden object game. The puzzles are well done remakes of some classics, the objects are not really “hidden” as much as they are just laying around looking like the rest of the scenery.

The story here is actually one of the high points. It’s interesting I found it kept me engaged. There is not a lot of time spent on back story or fluff. You are thrown into the mystery quickly. Something is up and everyone knows it. Given the crying statue and the ominous atmosphere, you will get the hint the answer to the riddle is dark with hints of the supernatural.

The game starts out with a nice cut scene and lured me into thinking that I would not be staring at static screen shots clicking everything I see in the hopes that I can add it to my inventory for later use. However, those ideas were quickly dashed in the first inter active seen. The characters stand as part of the background as a voice over lets you know what the motionless NPC is saying to you.

Still the voice work was really good for the most part and the music helped to set the mood. The scenes, although limited, were also nice to look at furthered the game experience.

My main disappointment Where Angels Cry was just the lack of locations. The story mainly plays out in 3 or 4 rooms of the monastery with different objects popping up depending on when you visited and what you were looking for. I really wanted to see more.

As with most adventure games, the objects you collect will be used to solve puzzles, or give to NPCs to further your quest. The object are spread out so you may need to carry them with you a little while. You can also combined them but that does not happen very often and it’s pretty obvious when it’s needed. All of the objects you need make sense and you will be able to figure out pretty easily what is needed. In other words there is no “Remove nails with the butter” type scenarios.

Where Angels Cry is a casual game and won’t take you very long but it’s very well done. There is not a lot to the game but everything in it is solid. Nice visuals, nice voice overs, with puzzles and scenarios that make sense. There are also a few paths that leave the main story for a moment to give more depth to the world. They are not necessary but are nice to explore. The story itself is well done and the characters, although motionless, are well built. There is also a nice achievement system in the game that is adds to it. The hint system is well thought out and allows you to keep moving gives you a little time to explore and find things out on your own.


Jeff