Uncover the root cause of mysterious occurrences at an ancient monastery in Where Angels Cry Deluxe, a captivating search for answers. Strange events are taking place in an isolated medieval monastery set high in the Alps. A Vatican Cardinal has chosen you to travel undercover to the monastery and investigate these bizarre happenings.
investigate a crying statue at a sacred site in this fascinating adventure game
use your secret identity and keen investigative instincts to find answers
search through the monastery and its surroundings for a trail of clues
solve enigmatic puzzles and play dozens of mini-games
This game was fun and challenging. I just wish it had lasted longer!
CMeeToo | Added on: November 15, 2012
I could say this HOG was an original riviting adventure. The graphics, HO, dialogue and mini-games were well balanced. The graphics speak for themselves. The dialogue compeled you to keep moving forward and the mini-games provided challenge. The achievement awards make the game addictive and a good replay.
SaraHagel | Added on: November 15, 2012
Of late I have become rather suspicious when it comes to games with a glossy surface. They often hide deficiencies in the game itself, either technical glitches or a gameplay that is rather silly, or worse, impossible. But this game was really rather nice. It did come through as an HO version of Assassin's Creed, but more due to the graphics and the settings (time and place) than the story itself. Although I call it HO above, it's not really true; the game is more of an adventure, and when you need to find items, you have to run all over the place and look for that particular thing that you need at that particular moment. And even if you had recently visited the place in search of something else, it wasn't possible to pick it up "just in case", since it automagically appeared AFTER the last visit. But those things are actually minor gripes here. I did like the game. The atmosphere was nice, as was the graphics, even though I did not try the HD version (my computer is a wee bit too old for that). The story really worked, and there weren't that many logical roundabouts that are otherwise common. This is a game that I really recommend, and that is in part due to the minigames, which I really liked - for once they were a bit of a challenge, especially towards the end, where there was a marble game that reminds of the old logic puzzle of transporting sheep and wolves over a river, if anyone remembers this pre-computer-game type of entertainment. The only thing that really was annoying is that you are supposed to collect little angel statues to unlock achievements (OK, I *am* an achievement junkie), and I didn't realize that until I had left my "home", where I had seen one of those, and couldn't go back, unless I started over again. But then I was hooked on the story, and decided to move on instead. But - next time, beware little angel, I'll get you!
THE STORY WAS VERY GOOD. IT WAS A CHALLENGING TO SEE WHO AND YOU TRUST. BUT ALL IN ALL A VERY GOOD HIDDEN OBJECT GAME
petdetail | Added on: November 17, 2012
No HOG games in this one with a list of things to find. Had to move back & forth between scenes to pick up new stuff that appeared. Graphics were good, voices were good, story was excellent until the end and then poof, it was done. Overall, too short, would have like a little more traditional HOG games but worth the play.
flaca | Added on: November 14, 2012
I gave it four stars just because the story was very interesting up until the last chapter when the brothers and their common love interest. That kinda threw me over. It was irrelevant to story, was it not? Made me lose concentration and the angel thing as well. So the story sort of lost the appeal. I wanted intensity and it lost it maybe when the village chapter came really. The mini games were great. But be aware this isn't like some other HOGs. There isn't a list of things to find, which I like that. It's refreshing. So, I think of it as an adventure/HOG . Oh, one thing that I didn't like was that before you were allowed to click on the angels, you had access to them, then you didn't. I only was able to find half.
Pros: - Beautiful settings - Fun missions - Interesting storyline - Can earn achievements - Overall polished game Cons: - May be too short for some (I finished in under 3 hours) - Strong religious theme can be considered offensive
Cat_In_RV | Added on: November 16, 2012
I really liked this game. From the first scene it was obvious that the graphics were excellent. The music fit the theme very well, and the voice-overs were well done, except for the young man, whose voice was quite irritating. I chose to play this game in adventure mode, so I had no sparkles for help, but I didn't need them. You just have to be thorough looking around. The mini-games were varied, and a couple of them were a bit tricky, which held my interest. My only complaint was that I didn't realize the angels were collectible until it was too late to get them all. I played the game in just under three hours, and I take my time, so others could probably complete it quite a bit faster. But for me, the length was good. This is an excellent game and a welcome departure from the normal HO game. I will play it again to try and collect all the angels.
What can I say but another well done Hidden Object game. I like the game because it also has where you have to think about what you are doing and think outside the box. I love having to figure out what to do next. It's a game that exercises my eyes and my brain. Keep up the great work.
anneatplay | Added on: November 19, 2012
This game was enjoyable, but short and with a very abrupt (and simplistic) ending. The story line was interesting until it got to the brothers and the girl, that was kind of off-line and didn't really have the least bit to do with anything except that it was another location to get to. No HO scenes, just picking stuff up. Lots of minigames, most familiar. I played on FunPass but would probably not have called it "Enjoyable" had I laid out extra money for it.
I thought this game was kind of boring. I had to use the hint button a lot because the objects weren't visible. You had to go back and forth between rooms and I never knew what I was looking for. Just was tedious to play.
nvyank | Added on: November 21, 2012
I would have given 5 stars, but I was a little disappointed in the ending. Otherwise, it was fantastic. Loved the puzzle hidden objects. I had to use the hints quite a few times in order to see where the game was heading, but it didn't detract from the story.
Wiin | Added on: November 30, 2012
The game is great in its entirety, but for the end. I expected the investigator to get back to the headquaters and deliver his findings, and may be another step taken by the head of the mission to weed out the false ones in the flock.
mailman | Added on: November 15, 2012
Enjoyed the pace of game and interaction of players. Hints used sparingly due to item too blended into background. Found 19/21 angels. objects pretty well hidden and there's back and forth scenes you must do but appropriately used.
Barb1 | Added on: January 22, 2013
This Game kept me wanting to see what was next,I enjoyed the game very much.
pras | Added on: November 16, 2012
I played the HD version and it looks good. It is very atmospheric throughout. It is more a graphic adventure with puzzles than a straightforward HOG. There is a strong sense of trying to unravel a mystery. I would have given it five stars if the solution to the mystery in the end had been more satisfying. There is a fine line between originality and being contrived to the point of silliness.
Coby | Added on: May 5, 2013
Great artwork and an interesting plot line make this game a lot of fun, but I found that the often VERY difficult mini-games make this game a challenge to complete without skipping any of them (the walkthrough on BigFish won't help at all!!). I believe that I will playing this game again in the future.
Mistressxdeaf | Added on: November 23, 2012
I enjoyed the game. It was a bit challenging but the graphics were awesome! Great for serious HOG players, not for beginners though.
Da_Last_Unicorn | Added on: November 18, 2012
I really wanted to love this game; to give it five stars as I’m sure the developers’ hearts were in the right place. You can see they wanted to create something beautiful and with some more effort, they could have. Unfortunately however, “Where Angels Cry” falls just short of the mark. The game is set in the 1200s and you play as a monk. Your superior, a cardinal, sends you on a mission. Apparently, a colleague of yours, a certain ‘Brother John’, has gone missing. It is your job to go to the monastery where the brother was last seen, work undercover and discover what has become of him. THE GOOD THINGS: First of all, this is not the usual ‘garden variety’ iHOG with junk pile scenes full of odds and ends. It is more of a ‘point-and-click’ adventure. You need to keep your eyes peeled whilst examining your environment, pick up objects and stash them in your inventory. Every item you find in this game is of use and I found this to be a definite welcome change to finding and picking up worthless junk. One thing that definitely stood out for me was the transition from day to night. At least this offered some explanation as to why new objects appeared in a room and made it feel much more interesting and realistic. As you progress through the story, various characters you meet along the way assign you tasks to perform. The tasks included things like finding ingredients and preparing a pot of soup, shoeing and taking care of a horse and gardening. The jobs are a nice touch, well varied and always kinda fun. “Where Angels Cry” is similar to certain other games in that you sometimes need to combine items in your inventory in order to make a new one or complete a particular task. For example, on one occasion, you need to combine an axe and a sharpening stone in order to make the axe keen enough to chop firewood. The firewood in turn you combine with kindling in order to get a furnace going. I found the simple logic behind these tasks quite fun and definitely one of the best aspects of the game. The game interface itself is well designed and quite easy to use. The journal is excellent and it is practically impossible to lose track of your goals. Useful notes on what you have done, what you are haven’t done yet and what you need to do next, are recorded perfectly. It is very handy when you want to review information or quickly check up on your next objective. Best of all, when you receive a new task, a reminder pops up on the left side of the screen. Clicking this reminder gives you a quick heads up of what you need to do next. To be perfectly honest, this wealth of information is a lot better than the ‘in-built’ strategy guides you get in most ‘premium edition’ games. There are three difficulty levels: ‘casual’, ‘adventure’ and expert’ and you can set this at any time during play. The hint button is very good. Clicking it tells you the location of an object your immediate area. However, if there is no object nearby, it instead tells you the direction you should head in order to find new objects or tasks. If this information still isn’t enough, then checking your journal quickly sets you on the right track again. A lot of the puzzles and mini-games are the usual standard fare you usually find in games in this genre. Most are quite easy and nothing new but there are a couple of original ideas. One puzzle/minigame I haven’t seen before was a sort of variation of ‘minesweeper’. There are achievements to unlock, one of which requires you to find all the hidden little angel statues scattered throughout the game. Believe it or not, this isn’t as easy as it sounds and you need to keep your eyes peeled. Clicking the angels is sometimes tricky as well, and you need to be quite precise with your mouse. THE BAD THINGS: The first thing I noticed was the graphics. Visuals like this would look good on a game made in the late 90’s/early 2000’s but for a modern game, they just look a little...outdated. The music wasn’t too bad. On a couple of occasions, it was cacophonous enough to grate on my nerves but most of the time; it was quite relaxing and set the mood of the game. With the exception of the character you play as, all dialog in the game is voice acted. Normally, I like voice-acting in games but in this game, the voice acting is uneven and at times, pretty horrendous. It sounded as if some of the actors couldn’t quite decide on what accent they were supposed to portray. Unfortunately, this goes for the dialog as well. In certain places, it seemed as if the script-writers were unsure whether the characters should speak ‘classical English’, with plenty of “theeing” and “thying”, or a more ‘modern’ dialect, complete with modern slang. The storyline, though intriguing at the beginning, quickly became predictable with no surprising twists or turns. Normally, this would have been okay but the ending was too abrupt and felt somewhat disappointing. The length of the game was by far too short. Even for a game of this price, I was expecting something a lot longer. Despite the fact I failed to unlock all the achievements on my first playthrough, I am not really sure I feel motivated enough to play a second time. In a nutshell, this game has little replay value to be perfectly honest, although, a perfectionist may want to go back and find all those illusive little angel statues and unlock every achievement. Although the above reasons for disliking the game may seem like nitpicking, when added together, I’m afraid I had to knock off two stars. It is a real shame because this game, with a little more polish, a deeper story, a decent length, better voice acting and visuals could have really been something special. Despite all its flaws however, I think overall, “Where Angels Cry” is definitely worth a go. It is fun, entertaining and worth your time.
I really enjoyed the way the game is set up, loved that it was more of an adventure than anything, with lots of mini games. Some were easy, but most made you think. Only had to use hints twice but it is set up to guide you if you don't want to hit the hint button. The graphics are good, the story line interesting my only complaint was it seemed to end too soon, and with a cliffhanger as to how it all came out. I played with fun pass so I am not sure if there is more to the game if purchased. I really enjoyed it though, just wish I knew what happened next!