Oct 11, 2013
User review by roseisa
Review is based on CE version. Solid HO game like the other reviewers have stated.
Standard 3 levels of play, jump map, achievements, some HOG's, more item puzzles.
Voice overs aren't irritating, creatures are fun and you pick up scrolls that explain their history, which I thought was a nice touch.
Plot: you are again the detective assigned to a job to see if you make the cut for the League of Light.
Naturally your first mission is locating a missing League member and the evil little guy now known as smooge is your main antagonist. A smooge is a being who has been changed from normal state to the ugly troll look by the Dark Lord who is dead and given the storylines we have all played, you can guess what the smooge wants to do.
Setting the plot aside, the game play is solid and I mean solid: diary, jump map work very well. Achievements are easy and not so easy to acquire. Mini puzzles are logic based from easy to tough.
The bonus chapter is Top Notch, it gives an extended ending to the main story, but the length is a true bonus chapter; took me a couple of hours to complete because there was so much to do and if you like dwarves, you'll really enjoy the bonus chapter.
Replay value, well if you want to earn those achievements, you'll replay - note there is no replay of HOG/mini puzzles in the extras for the CE version, you get wallpapers, concept art, music and the bonus chapter only.