The Enchanting IslandsThe Enchanting Islands
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Reviews of The Enchanting Islands
distraida | Added on: November 15, 2010
 
I didn't play for very long, because I just didn't get into the game play and the bad points outweighed the good. So, on to those points. The auditory feedback is good. So is the visual feedback. It will show you where moves are, and it makes noise whenever you click on things and even when the pieces fall out of the board. Very cool, and it adds to the overall accessibility of the game. It's even colorblind accessible, and it magnifies well. That is one thing that might be a saving grace with me for this game. Anybody capable of using a computer should be able to play this game. That being said, it does have a time limit. I only played a few levels, and I never ran out of time, but I imagine if I played more, maybe I would at some point. I wish the game had an untimed mode. Another problem that makes it slightly less visually accessible is hidden object mini-levels that cannot be skipped. The objects seemed easy to find, but I only played 3 levels of the game prior to writing this review. I can imagine they will get harder to find. That's just really frustrating, especially when I want to play a match 3 game. If I wanted a hidden object game, I'd download one. It is extremely loud. Even with my bad ears, I had to turn the sound down, to be able to play it comfortably. I had to turn the music completely off. This game is a lot of the same-old, same-old. The one thing I found original was the pieces inside bubbles that change periodically. Another original element, even though the story is an evil wizard destroys the land, blah blah blah .. the evil wizard in this game is female, just for a nice change of pace. One other thing I found problematic is that there are different colored medals, but nothing that I found that defines how you get which color medal. The first, and for me the most disturbing thing about the game is the huge size of the heroine's chest. It's worse than the fan service of a bad anime, and completely unnecessary. I marked it as good replay because it's a match 3. They are almost always good replay. :)
xenutia | Added on: November 15, 2010
 
I rather liked this match 3 game, simply because the graphics were so nice. I have played tons of match 3 games, and truthfully, after a while, they can be a bit tedious if they are set on the same pattern as all the others. This game though, was just a very nice game to play, because the graphics were so pleasing to look at. It's definitely more for kids than adults, but after a hard day at work, it's a really relaxing game to play, without having to do any real thinking, and great to unwind with. Worth a play in my opinion.
Cat_In_RV | Added on: August 27, 2012
 
Alawar publishes a lot of Match 3 games, and they know how to do it. This match three has nice colors and decent graphics, but I found it difficult to see the items well because there were so many different items and small squares. It probably wouldn't bother a younger person at all. The sound was good, and the game was entertaining. A so-so story, but overall not a bad match 3.
lutece | Added on: June 25, 2009
 
Crashes on my system - then doesn't not retain your past session, so you have to create a new user and start all over - but it's a pretty banal game - I would not bother to download it.
strenee | Added on: June 6, 2009
 
This is a very relaxing match 3 game. The graphics are nice and the music is extremely relaxing. The game is not overly challenging. It is easy to complete each level in the time allotted. However, it is involved enough to keep your attention. There are also two different mini games - hidden pictures & bonking the bosses with fruit! If you're looking to unwind and relax, this is definately a good game to do just that.
harmunee | Added on: November 18, 2010
 
Rich color graphics, soothing ethereal music, and relaxing fun. It's a good game to unwind to after a busy work day. It's more geared for kids than for the adult looking for a real puzzle challenge.