The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles
DirtyHarry Feb 17, 2013 @ 8:53am
State of the game today? (bugs, crashes, etc. fixed???)
That is the question. I don't see any news here since the January 3rd post by the developer seeking crash reports from users. I also don't see a post indicating there has been a patch. Since I would preferably be playing the Mac OS X version, it is not comforting to read Mac users and Linux users have had problems with crashing on launch, etc. It also sounds like there's some bugs related to inventory, objects disappearing that are needed, etc.

So, what is the current status more than a month later? Any changes? Any news or communication from the developer?

The game is on sale now and I was considering it until I came here and discovered these issues.
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warmblood1 Feb 19, 2013 @ 2:02pm 
I posted in December in this forum as well as emailed the developers....... The silence has been deafening! Zip, Zero, Nada....... Very very poor. Stay away from this game until a patch is posted (if ever).
DirtyHarry Feb 19, 2013 @ 8:22pm 
Originally posted by warmblood1:
I posted in December in this forum as well as emailed the developers....... The silence has been deafening! Zip, Zero, Nada....... Very very poor. Stay away from this game until a patch is posted (if ever).

Thanks. I'm done already. Deleted it off my wishlist.

There's too many good games to play that ship in reasonable, tested condition to waste my time on games that were released before they were ready. This stuff will keep happening for so long as consumers tolerate it. My tolerance level for this has hit zero. :D
Bardet Jan 14 @ 6:05pm 
Oh, guess I'm not buying it also, due to this :(
malcolmmackay224 Jan 30 @ 1:50pm 
Definitely not worth buying. I had no trouble with Unwritten Tales but the sequel is buggy.

It's now crashing on me whenever I try and load a game while exploring outside the mages tower.

Definitely a developer I will be steering clear of in the future. Unfortunately I took part in their Battleworlds Kronos Kickstater because I didn't know that they don't support their products.
malcolmmackay224 Jan 31 @ 7:56pm 
I've now finished the game, but I'm not sure why I bothered. Fortunately the saved game bug outside the mage tower only occured in a few locations.

I really enjoyed the first game in the series. It was easy, but a great introduction to adventure games and even for an experience adventure gamer the story, graphics and humour made it well worth while.

The sequel keeps the excellent graphics, but everything else is much worse. It is probably about half as long, with very few locations that you often have to often revisit. The story and humour aren't bad, but not up to the quality of the first game.

The biggest problem with Critter Chronicles is the puzzles. Like the first game, the puzzles are mostly very easy. That was okay in the first game, the puzzles usually made some sense. In the the sequel, the puzzles are often absurd. I won't describe any so as not to spoil the game, but very often I found myself trying to combine all objects with each otther and with every hotspot on every screen, often several times. When I did find the solution it was usually ridiculous.

There is one point in the game where the developers include some more challenging puzzles, in the mage tower. They might as well not have bothered, these puzzles were very poorly designed.

Overall this is a very poor effort.
DirtyHarry Feb 1 @ 10:12am 
Originally posted by malcolmmackay224:
I've now finished the game, but I'm not sure why I bothered.

Sorry to hear it was such a disappointment. I have it now for some reason. I'm thinking maybe I got it in a bundle or something. Unless I managed to forget this thread and bought it on sale or something but hopefully not. lol

Totally off-topic but since I don't expect too much traffic here anyway, what the heck? How is Battleworlds Kronos? Have you had a chance to play that at all yet? I saw some bug reports on the Mac App Store I think. I hope they didn't mess that up too. I was wondering what you think of it if you've had a chance to play it yet.
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