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Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by Daxadillion on Jan 11, 18 12:36 AM
A thread for your reviews.

Edited on 01/11/2018 at 9:18:44 AM PST


 
Valdy
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by Valdy on Jan 11, 18 3:41 AM
That's more like it !! At last the team that makes the "Cadenza" series is back with a new game. Love it. Great graphics and colours, and a different collectable from the usual swirly thing we have had in so many previous Mad Head Games' games. Have all the previous "Cadenza" games, and this one is also an instant buy for me.

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by flossytj on Jan 11, 18 4:11 AM
Sorry i can't agree with you. I thought that this was a very poor game, puzzles way to easy and so were the hidden object games. What;s happened to the great music of the original game??I won't be buying this one

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by nextgengranny on Jan 11, 18 5:16 AM
Having played the demo, I'm inclined to agree w/ the assessment of the reviews I've seen so far on the sales page; I think the main attraction in this game is the story. Unfortunately, I found the gameplay to be on the bland side, & I've played one too many games by this dev at this point that I ended up regretting buying because they became very boring to play about halfway through. If they had wowed me in the demo, I'd probably at least consider the SE when it becomes available, but as it stands, I believe I'll pass. I do think it's nice that they used a themed collectible this time. My playtime for the demo was 45 minutes, skipping nothing; based on the Strategy Guide, it gives you the first two chapters of the game (unless chapter 2 isn't completed in the demo). I know many MH fans have been anxiously awaiting a release from them, so to all who are pleased w/ this offering, happy gaming.

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by nanafraser on Jan 11, 18 5:35 AM
I so far am enjoying the game! I love the alternate worlds! I found it different maybe even better the the other Cadenza games. Its not a creepy game like theirs been lately! I'm enjoying the simplicity of the mini games, I like to relax when I play a game not solve mathematical equations! My own life has enough of that! But not condemning other fish! To each its own!

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by pennmom36 on Jan 11, 18 5:44 AM
Remember how awesome the first Cadenza was? Mad Head poured their heart and soul into that game, the lights, the sounds, so authentic, so original. They did a fantastic job of making the player feel like they were a part of the story, as if we were in N'Awlins and we could relate to the characters.

The Eternal Dance feels more like a Danse Macabre game, there are no beautiful lights, or sounds, and I don't feel a connection to the main character at all! The mini games are not very fun,and the HOP's all seem the same. If you recall the originality of the HOP's in the first couple of Cadenza games, where they showed a silhouetted shape or word that required you to find that item, and the next item appeared that required you to place that item correctly, lather, rinse, repeat?

What happened? How did the Cadenza series go from va-voom, bada bada boom, to zzzzzz????

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by pennmom36 on Jan 11, 18 6:48 AM


The Eternal Dance is just another story about someone who makes the devil a deal, but refuses to honor the contract when payment is due. Although there is a slight twist to Theo's motive for making the deal in the first place, there's nothing new, nothing exciting about it, and it certainly doesn't hold a candle to the original Cadenza, Music, Betrayal and Death.

One thing I loved about the Cadenza series was that it was realistic and believable, so I was really disappointed that not only did the story seem far fetched, but when they introduced a gadget, I knew it was game over. The Cryptex is used to activate various musical machines, which as far as gadgets go, isn't on the upper scale of Ripley's believe it or not, but still......?

In this Collector's Edition, there are 33 Dancing Pair Collectibles, and 33 Treasure Hunt Collectibles (Bonus section) and 14 Hidden Object Scene Morphing Items to find. (why not 13, MH seems to have a number 3 fascination in their games) I'll probably get eaten alive for giving Cadenza a measly 2 stars, but this is just another game that offers nothing new or exciting. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the next Cadenza will shock and awe me like the first game in the series did!

 

Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by Old_Man_River on Jan 11, 18 7:12 AM
I must agree with Valdy and Nanafraser. This is a fun game. I play games for fun and enjoyment. As for the puzzles being too easy, easy is subjective. What is easy for one can be exceptionally hard for another. It also depends on how much time and effort you want to put into the puzzle. If I wanted to decript an algorithm, I wouldn't have retired, But 3 dimensional spacial thinking comes naturally to me. Everybody has their strengths and weaknesses.For me, comments like puzzles too hard or too easy are simply non sequiturs.
Just my opinion. Try a game, it's free. Decide for yourself.

 
Valdy
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by Valdy on Jan 11, 18 7:54 AM
I am close to the end of the main game, and am enjoying it very much. As for the puzzles: I am happy that I find them easy enough to solve without the help of the SG and without the need to skip them. Nice and relaxed gameplay that way. I also like the different styles of the hidden object scenes. Not just bland finding objects but there are a few extras to do as well in some of them. Compared to what has been on offer lately, this one is a gem - for me, anyway.

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by MissAbby on Jan 11, 18 11:41 AM
Absolutely boring and silly! No buy for me, not even as an SE!

This Cadenza should be put in the Credenza!

I will give it one star for the pretty colors.



Abs

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by cathybobcat on Jan 11, 18 11:50 AM
What in the world has happened to this series? You would never think it is of the same. It is so inferior and lacking....the bright, colorful graphics, the intricate hos that were typical of this series...even the story....it just isn't there. I could not even play the entire demo...left after putting the chimney fire out with a bucket of water and then having to find parts to match sharp carving tools? Is this serious? You know when you find logs you are going to have to assemble a ladder. I was surprised we didn't have to find a hammer and nails...only a rope was necessary for that. Noticed a pin that had to be used as a zipper pull for a purse. How about that violin bow to pull a ladder down?....fun. You have to find valves for things. Isn't that interesting? Came across 3 hos which were nothing (bananas in the car glove box?). There were 7 puzzles....I skipped most. You collect dancing figurine plaques and there are some morphs in the hos, I saw...big deal. Indicates in the extras you can replay the 14 hos....nothing I saw about the replay of puzzles. There is absolutely nothing I see to make this CE worthy or a likeable game. I honestly cannot believe the lack of quality and minimal effort that was put into this, at least from the demo....nothing there to hold any interest. It doesn't hold a candle to the others.



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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by Majestyx12 on Jan 11, 18 1:24 PM
I liked the trial. I think I'll buy it. It's got collectibles and morphs. I have all the other Cadenza games. Was puzzled about the king and queen photo dated 1957. They must of been teenagers. They must really be old now. Where is this leading?

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by dramajunkie on Jan 11, 18 3:13 PM
What's with that cryptex jumping and sparkling? I used it once in the piano and it has wiggled ever since. Total distraction. So much so, that I didn't finish the demo as I usually do. I really wanted to like this, easy puzzles and all. But quivering sparklies in the corner of my eye is a deal breaker.

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by darkhalf01 on Jan 11, 18 9:12 PM
Ho hum! I found absolutely nothing challenging about this game. Puzzles were super easy, collectibles easy to find, as were morphs in HOS. The HOS were ok, objects were large enough to find for those of us with bad eyesight. Storyline was not very convincing...especially when it starts with a note stating "if I vanish without a trace"!

 
Valdy
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by Valdy on Jan 12, 18 1:17 AM
dramajunkie wrote:What's with that cryptex jumping and sparkling? I used it once in the piano and it has wiggled ever since. Total distraction. So much so, that I didn't finish the demo as I usually do. I really wanted to like this, easy puzzles and all. But quivering sparklies in the corner of my eye is a deal breaker.


It should not quiver after use. Have you tried clicking on it and then putting it away again?

 
kandinsky
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WHAT IS THE "ETERNAL DANCE"?

[Post New]by kandinsky on Jan 12, 18 10:23 AM
I will start my little response to the game by asking just what is the "Eternal Dance"? To me the concept is of wonder of the universe, the dance of centers, each point a center of all in the, if you will , Created cosmos. It does not take much play to find that in fact this dance is something else...in effect diabolical (perhaps drawing on the legend of Paganini selling his soul to the devil to gain his skill with the violin) though at the end we visit the place of the eternal dance and it seems there is no dance floor that would accomodate more than ,say, a dozen dancers and the plot closes it self down very abruptly indeed. The imagination of the authors of this senseless story has failed and beaten a hasty retreat at the end.
The first Cadenza games remain among my favorite.
and Adam Wolfe from this developer is my all time favorite game.
*sigh*

I think if you have not played other games form Madhead in the last couple of years you will find the game refreshing in style if a head-scratcher in its storyline. If you have played their games you will enjoy moments but feel a sadness at a failure to so far consolidate let alone go forward from the territory opened.

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by judy76073 on Jan 12, 18 10:32 PM
I quite agree with several of the comments in that I found this game to be quite an enjoyable and relaxing one. I, too, am NOT looking for "brain-taxing" puzzles to complete where I have to get more gray hairs trying to figure out how to complete a puzzle. I had enough of that during my working life.

I play to enjoy a game. HOPA's are my favorite & the Cadenza series of games has been one of my favorites.

Even if a game is very dark & dreary, scary (or whatever), I will still enjoy playing it. If a puzzle is too hard for me, I will skip it - no big deal. I love looking for the collectibles, morphing items, etc. Makes things more fun for me that I may have to stay in a scene a bit longer than expected if I can't spot the extra right away.

For me, I find the HOPA games a great way to relax and get away from real life trials & tribulations.

My one pet peeve - a plea to the Developers out there.......can you please include in the "Extras" the opportunity to go back and find any collectibles and/or morphing objects we may have missed !! I do not want to have to replay a game to find 1 or 3 of these items I have missed, but would be awesome if all developers would make this option available.

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by Meganthedog on Jan 13, 18 8:15 AM
Am I the only one to notice the resemblance between our baddie and the evil Faerie in "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell"? It's a novel adapted for the television and starred a brilliant Marc Warren as the Faerie. It's a really weird tale about magic in the times of the Napoleonic Wars with magical abilities on offer in exchange for souls who would join in an eternal dance. I'll just have to wait to see if the Raven King appears.

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by jennsmom on Jan 13, 18 1:43 PM
I'm enjoying the game; I'm interested in the story; I like that it's a different collectible this time but I am SO disappointed in the music! Bummer, considering the games before, especially the first two!

 
 
 
 
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