cat_in_rv | Added on: March 24, 2014
At first I thought this might be a fun game. There is a story line--a jeweler agreed to take apart special pieces of jewelry and was cursed for his trouble. His wife was told that he could be restored and the curse lifted if she put the jewelry back together with the original stones. So she has to go all over the world to recover them. The game itself seemed interesting too. As you make matches of four or more like items you receive stones that can be inserted in the jewelry. But the stones have to be the right color and shape to fit, which is not always what you get. But the worst part is the playing board itself. If you don't wear glasses when you begin this game, you just might by the time you finish. Some of the pieces are white on a white background, some are so light a color you almost can't see them, and all of them are small. Did I mention that the pieces don't always fall straight down but move laterally as well? There are some great elements in this game, but the board and the coloring of the pieces makes it almost impossible to focus and see what's in front of you. Additionally, if you play a timed game you not only have to acquire the right stones but you also have to insert them into the jewelry within the time given. I found I had to move to an untimed mode fairly quickly, as you have no control over the color and types of stones that fall. Too many don't fit into the piece of jewelry at all. There are some really good concepts here, but the execution was very poor.