I have noted that G5 Entertainment continues doing a great job bringing games to a variety of platforms including iOS and Android, but also Mac, PC, Kindle Fire, Nook, Windows Phone and so on. Most games are cross-platform ports, but that means that gamers get a chance to check out these great games on their preferred platform. I reviewed and enjoyed Where Angels Cry HD on the iPad, but now that it is out for the Mac, let’s take a look and see how it made the port!
Type of app: Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure (HOPA)
Developer: Cateia Games / G5 Entertainment
Here are some of the features:
● 18 amazing mini-games and puzzles to solve
● Seven mysterious locations to explore
● Three modes: casual, adventure and challenge
● Collect 21 angels to unlock additional achievements
● HD graphics and a riveting storyline
One of the main things I enjoyed about Where Angels Cry is that it started off with a compelling and intriguing mystery and then kept it going for the entire game. The game starts out having you embarking to solve a mystery of the disappearance of Brother John in a remote monastery in medieval times … and the sudden weeping of blood from an angel statue that some are calling a miraculous sign.
Where Angels Cry is a traditional adventure hidden-object game in that you need to tap to move from place to place within the monastery, then tap to find items. There are other tasks such as combining items, collecting numbers of items, but whenever you need to do these things they make sense in the context of the game. For example, in one area you need to help a Brother collect up tools that drunken Templars have scattered before he can provide you some assistance. In another area you need to patch a hole in a boat and the items you need to find make sense to do the patching. Even taking car of a horse requires hay, brush, and re-shoeing!
Speaking of the horse, that was my single complaint with the iPad game. The area where you take care of the horses is less than half-way through the game, but when I was playing that chapter there were a couple of recipe-oriented tasks. One was making soup, so I would just add ingredients to the pot as I collected them until I was done. But for re-shoeing the horse, I had only found 3 of the 4 nails needed for the task, but when I put on the shoe and tacked it with the 3 nails the game wanted me to finish that task, so even the hint pointed kept me going back to the shoe rather than helping me find the fourth nail! I eventually had to restart the game as a new player, and never had another issue. Fortunately the issue seems to be gone in the Mac game – I intentionally played the same way and never had a problem.
My favorite thing about Where Angels Cry is that the mystery continues throughout the game, and remains interesting. You are learning more about characters and situations, and eventually find yourself in dangerous situations where you need to apply skills to get out. It makes for an intriguing experience.
Ease of use/Overall performance: The precision of tapping, ease of combining and using items, and pretty much every technical item about this game is very well done. I never had a crash or glitch throughout my time, and I thoroughly enjoyed the story and characters and presentation.
Would use again/recommend?: Definitely! I love story driven games, definitely appreciate a great adventure mystery, and I like hidden object games. Where Angels Cry does a great job of integrating all of these into an enjoyable experience.
Suggested changes/wish list for updates: Nothing – all issues I had with iPad version were addressed.
Price: Free download with in-app purchase of full version for $4.99 for Mac or iPad ($2.99 iPhone) – this is a limited time sale through June 6th, normal price is $6.99 for Mac and iPad, $4.99 for iPhone.
Here is the trailer: