Monday, May 10, 2010

PC Game Review: Tiger'e Eye: Curse of the Riddle Box

Tiger Eye
Part 1: Curse of the Riddle Box

Released:  April 28, 2010

Author:  Marjorie M. Liu

Creating Company:  PassionFruit Games

My Review:
This game is based on on the Romance Novel by Marjorie M. Liu, Tiger Eye.  Stop! Don't run away at the mention of Romance.  I was concerned at how much romance this game would have.  It is not overly done at all.  I had no reason to worry, and neither do you.  The scenes you get in the game are done in good taste, with a graphic novel feel.  I found I enjoyed the short scenes, as a short show and break from the games.  These scenes made the games all the more fun for me to get through.

If you enjoy brain teasers I think you will enjoy this game.  I love brain teasers, and really enjoyed playing this game.  I loved bending my mind a little to play these games.  It took me about seven hours total to get through the game.  I felt the puzzles where fun and not overly taxing on me to try to figure out.  They where enough to get me to work my brain by not overly hard for me, that I wanted to give up.  Don't worry though, the game gives you directions with what you are to do with each game and if you have difficulty you can get hints or clues to help.  The evenings I sat down to play these games I found I would loose track of time and wanted to keep going into the night.

What kind of games where here to play you asked.  There are many different ones.  There are at each level a scene picture, based in China as the story starts there, with many items you need to find.  While finding these items you will also have three mini-games.  These mini-games could be word puzzles, puzzles with pictures needing rearranged or puzzles to piece together.  You also get bonus rounds at times to earn extra points, these are timed as you find 2 or 3 identical objects on the screen. 

Now, I need to go back through and play this game again.  As I finished the game I realized I didn't save up enough points to get to view the extra scenes and I would love to see them.  I have also added the novel the game is based on to my wishlist of books, Tiger EyeYes, you DO NOT have to read the book to play the game.

This game is the first part of two.  I am looking forward to part two coming out as I am curious to see where the story goes along with more wonderful games to play.

A free trial is available here and you are able to purchase the whole game here as well, click here.

Here is a trailer of what is in the game if you would like to take a look.

I received a copy of this game for review from Passionfruit Games.


  1. An interesting change. No good at these games, I just don't have the patience or co-ordinaton. I enjoy the preview video though, it all looks very exciting.

  2. How fun! Love that you got a game to review!

  3. Hey, I love these kinda games!Isn't it some kind of a hidden object game with puzzles in it?

  4. AtenRa - It does have hidden objects games and many puzzles to go with them. I enjoyed playing the game. Hope you try out the demo and enjoy it. :) Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Petty Witter - Thank you for stopping by. :) Glad you enjoyed the preview. Did you try the demo? Didn't know if it may seem different for you if you tried it. Thank you for stopping by to read about it though. :)

    Melissa - It was new for me. I enjoy playing these games, but don't get the chance to often. So this was a great treat for me. :) Thanks!

  6. If you like that kind of games, try Mystery case Files : Return to Ravehearst.It's amazing!And it's not beta!

  7. AtenRa - Thanks for the the Mystery game. I will have to check it out. :) Thank you!


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