I agree with most reviews here that the graphics are beautiful the music is nice and the mini games are very original and fun.Otherwise I found this game too shot and the HO very difficult you stare so long that the game looses its fun. I had to use the hint button so much it irritates. That's why I omitted two stars.
Pros of crossing the chasm audio book
Smooth, good-looking graphics.
It’s very easy to learn playing, and doesn’t require great skills to play it.
Fast system tunning for beginner users.
Cons of crossing the chasm audio book
I like HOGs where there are puzzles as part of the game. This game has a variety of good puzzles. True, some weren't too difficult, but others made me think for a bit.
When I first found this game, I was immediately enticed by the storyline. It plays off of a truly dark and realistic human terror: the fear of being abducted. No ghosts, ghouls, demons, witches, etc., just your character and a psychopath trapped in an empty warehouse. The premise of the game is your character (Helene) has been abducted and taken to an isolated location, where she must match her wits against her kidnapper's to escape. It's very much like "Saw", sans the blood and gore. For a HOG, the premise is original and truly disturbing. This game sets itself up well, but lacks the punch I hoped for.
Ross1975March 20, 2013, 06:49
I purchased this game from Real Arcade a few years ago, prior to the merger. If you enjoy Word Games this will give you hours of pleasurable game time. With 3 modes to chose from it is like having 3 games for the price of one. It takes Marhjong to a whole new level.This game has given me so many hours of pleasure that I have decided to purchase it as a gift for a very dear friend.
Gervase1978January 22, 2013, 10:08
This game is good, and you're NOT timed to death, so YOU HAVE TIME TO ACTUALLY THINK. You try and plan out your moves so you can get rid of the blocks in as few moves as possible. So this game involves logical thinking. The levels start out easy, but they become very hard. You have a hint that is very helpful, but also charges up slowly.
Lazarus1987January 13, 2013, 09:00
Azkend has a lot going for it, with wonderful graphics and animations, and a storyline that involves earning pieces of talismans that provide powerful explosions, lighting bolts, and other animated effects during the matching games. Instead of swapping icons, you click and hold your mouse button, and form chains of matching icons, which is easy (as long as there are icons to match!), quick to play, and a lot of fun. The game play is also a little different in that instead of square tiles, they are hexagon-shaped, so the chaining goes off at angles instead of the usual horizontal and vertical directions, which requires you to think a little bit more. My only beef with the game, and the reason it lost a star, is that it has a timer that cannot be turned off. While I did well playing against the timer, and only had to repeat a few levels a few times, I just don't like the stress of playing against a timer. I would have bought the game if the timer were optional.
Jarod1983February 23, 2013, 10:33
What I dislike are the fuzzy graphics in the HO scenes. I don't mind when items are difficult to find--after all, that's why I play HO games in the first place. But I do mind when they are poorly drawn. I thought a snail was a pretzel, if that gives you an idea. You do get some bonus features, such as a magnifying glass, to help you locates objects you can't find, but overall I felt a high level of frustration with the poor graphics. Interesting, because I did not find this to be the case with Berlin Nights, another game in the Mystery Stories series.