A pretty relaxing game with handsome Ethan popping up now and then...
My reaction wasn't: "OMG, this game seems awesome!" when I read the description a few days ago. I recalled though that I tried the demo long time ago, but my only memory from it was this reaction: "OMG, that man is gorgeous!!" The game was on sale and I consulted a friend if it would be a bad idea to buy a game only because of a handsome guy. "Of course not, if it isn't a terrible game and you'll get a look at him once in a while." Usually the main characters aren't visible, but this gorgeous man was. A few times he even scared the hell out of me when he popped up.
I don't regret my purchase even though this feels like an average game, that doesn't offer anything remarkable (except for handsome Ethan). It was pleasant to play, I enjoyed it and I'm sure that I will play it again.
The graphics, sound and voice overs are good. In some HOS it is a bit fuzzy and there are only voice overs in the big cutscenes (no lip movements though), otherwise it's only text. The HOS are only standard lists and they are revisited. I found a few of them pretty hard in the wrong way. The mini games aren't especially hard, one made me mad though. I was supposed to switch domino tiles, but when I put one on the other they didn't switch, instead jumped back to its usual place. I don't know what I did wrong. Tried other ways too, but without success.
The pretty useless map shows your location, nothing else. I didn't miss the map, the locations were easy to find and I had no hard time remembering for example where I can use the knife I just found. The hint is directional and works well. This is a CE, but there are no achievements or collectables whatsoever, only a bonus game that took me 90 minutes to complete and some wallpapers etc and soundtracks.
The bonus game is a prequel without Ethan. It was fun too. Overall, this is a pretty long and easy adventure with many HOS. A lot of running back and forth, but with beautiful graphics, nice story and in my opinion a very handsome man.
I think every beginners and people who'd like a relaxing game should try it.