Strange events are taking place in an isolated medieval monastery, set high in the Alps.
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Mixed (69 reviews) - 52% of the 69 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 27, 2014

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Strange events are taking place in an isolated medieval monastery, set high in the Alps. Monks are vanishing without a trace, mysterious persons are being sighted running through the dark passages of the monastery in the still of the night, Templars have now been assigned to stand watch and there are even reports that a statue in the center of the village is crying the tears of blood! Strange events are taking place in an isolated medieval monastery, set high in the Alps. Monks are vanishing without a trace, mysterious persons are being sighted running through the dark passages of the monastery in the still of the night, Templars have now been assigned to stand watch and there are even reports that a statue in the center of the village is crying the tears of blood!

Use your skills and your secret identity to reveal the terrifying truth
Explore the monastery and its surroundings while interrogating its inhabitants
Solve perplexing puzzle and dozens of minigames
Enjoy the unique atmosphere and detailed environment
Earn many different achievements

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Xp, Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: 1 GHZ
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB 3D video card
    • Storage: 650 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
    • Processor: 1 GHZ
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB 3D video card
    • Storage: 650 MB available space
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Faudraline
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Don't let the "Hidden Object" tag deceive you! Where Angels Cry is a mediocre point and click adventure with the environment progression of a HOG, but... without any actual HOG scenes whatsoever. Sure, it contains a selection of unimaginative puzzles and constant item collection - and it almost excites you with the promise of a medieval mystery as it starts - but sadly the game cannot avoid ending up as a short and tedious adventure with a distasteful plot presentation.

It is the Year of Our Lord, 1286 and as I have stated before, we are promised a medieval mystery. We take the role of a nameless monk who'd be sent to a secluded monastery set high in the Alps from Vatican, to investigate the murder of a fellow monk and the miraculous phenomenon of an angel statue crying blood as we are already there. So far, so good. We have The Name of the Rose atmosphere mixed up with Wainwright's Stigmata storyline. Yet, the actual thing here has little to do with either of these fine stories. No one knowing your true identity, you are mostly free to investigate the monastery that consists of 4 areas and a village nearby. With each passing moment and each new discovery, my expectations diminished with the game until the last scene - which was the moment that I threw my already diminished basket of expectations out of the window.

Here in this paragraph, I'll be ranting about story and concept build up, so whomever would like to try this game and avoid spoilers, please skip ahead or stop reading. First of all, I know that the given concept here must have been tempting to hurl in all medieval clichés, but there really should be an orderly and meaningful way to do that instead of all this soup of terms like "sin", "temptation", "sacrifice", "Angels", "Templars" etc. Whomever arranged the storyline, clearly has a vague outline of the concept and kept throwing in these notions until they somehow stuck together to make a setting. The storyline is so badly arranged, it crumbles to pieces the moment you'd ask an intelligible question like "why the f*ck the Spear of Destiny is here of all places?" or "what has done the prior abbot so meaningful and beautiful that an angel would descend from heaven to cry for him?” See, all these questions have no satisfactory answers. There is just the accumulation of medieval motifs, hoping to build up a storyline eventually.

Environment art is considerably dull and badly rendered compared to pretty screenshots that we see in the store page. Those are taken from the iPad/Android version with enhanced graphics. Environment design itself is somewhat alright, but nothing actually breathtaking. Apart the main character, all others are voice acted properly but the dialogue text itself is agonizing, ridden with the unnecessary - and narratively false - amount of usage for words like "nay", "pray tell", "alas" for everyone around to establish a false sense of authenticity! It was hilariously contradictory to see a simple peasant woman capable of using Shakespearean terms - completely wrong though!

The game consists of 7 short chapters which would give you approximately 3 hours of gameplay. You are to walk around, collect random items disguised in a similar color palette environment, use them in appropriate places and solve a selection of easy puzzles now and then. That's basically it. We have already an achievement system here in the game which has never been converted to actual Steam achievements sadly - lessening to need for exploring the game to an unnecessary extent.

I hear that the game has a sequel - which would be far better than this, I hope. Even if you are strictly into medieval concepts like me, I wouldn't recommend the game. For casual HOG lovers, there are surely greater games you may explore. For the adventure gamer: avoid the game like the plague.

Please also check out Lady Storyteller's Curator page here - follow for regular updates on reviews for other games!
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A wild Pidgey
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
A short and simple point-and-click adventure with maybe a dozen minigames, including a piano key simon-says, match-3, a sliding puzzle, and a several variations of "turn off all the lights". Also included, are the two standard brain teasers: 3 sheep and 3 dogs need to cross a river on a boat; and 3 black pegs and 3 white pegs need to swap sides by jumping over one another (admittedly, those puzzles are kind of hard to describe, but anyone who knows puzzles has played these before).
The variety is a little lackluster, but it passes the time.
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Vic=HKC=
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
You're being tasked by a cardinal to investigate a remote monastery in the Alpes, as a brother disappeared and that the head seems to hide something...

If I should compare the game to a book, I would The Name of the Rose (if it's the right English title - too lazy to check about that) of Umberto Eco. You're a monk that needs to investigate something strange in a monastery, however, the similar background stops here. Indeed, the story isn't as complicated and mysterious as that book.

However, playing a monk in the Middle Ages is nice, because the genre isn't really full of games like that. However, Where Angels Cry isn't really a full hidden object game.

Indeed, the game is lacking of hidden objects scenes. You're just in front of a point-&-click game, where you find items, combine them, use them and then, you have also some puzzles. The majority of them are easy but some of them will give you an hard time. And I could say the same with the items to find: some of them aren't really visible, nearly being drowned in the background. Finding nails for example is hard as they're not really shown.

What's good with the game is that you're visiting the same locations but at different moments. Indeed, some chapters are set during the night, whether you're in the monastery or in the village.

The graphics are acceptable. True, I've seen better games in that field. Because Where Angels Cry seems outdated. Really like it was released 10 years ago and not 3 years ago at least. If you play that game, it's not for them anyway. The soundtrack and the voice acting were fine too.

In other words, Where Angels Cry is an average game. I spent 7 hours in it because of three playthroughs: one for the game, one for the guide I've made for finding the angels and one to review it, as I wasn't really sure of my memories for this one - apart that I've bought the next game quickly, apparently pleased by the aspect "monk detective". For the price, you're not robbed but I suppose that it's better to wait for a discount.

And whoever thinks I'm reviewing it because I will play soon the sequel... well, you're right :).
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Bassem
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
  • Mixture of hidden object, point & click, and puzzle
  • Pixel hunting can be annoying, but the game offers hints and an option to highlight interactive elements
  • Voice acting between passable and bad, but nothing painful (except one voice)
  • Story casual, mildly interesting
  • Items that were not in a scene will show up later, which means you have to look at each scene repeatedly as if it's the first time you see it. Unusual, but you get used to it.
  • Puzzles are the strong point of this game, engaging and varied (don't be fooled by the Towers of Hanoi early on, the following puzzles are much better)
  • Very nice music
  • Graphics are okay, nothing special, good enough for this type of game
  • Nice in-game achievements but no Steam achievements
  • Between 2.5 and 3.5 hrs playtime

Overall a good casual game, frustrating at times but always with hints available if needed. You can even skip puzzles.
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Mr Torgue High-Five Flexington
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: November 21, 2015
A couple of nasty puzzles in this one - if it sounds delicious you might be tempted to try this game already!

First off though - it's short. Sure, the same could probably be said of all hidden object games, depending on your skill, perception and how many H/O games you've already played, but this could probably be blazed through in two hours.

The visuals and settings are not bad. Objects aren't very hidden - they sort of stand out from the scenes a bit, in their shading and also a vague object outline. People are a bit wooden - moreso than other H/O games I've played. They have minimal or no animation to them, and even the voice-acting doesn't strike me as particularly good. The monks are often high-pitch, at least one sounds nasal, most sound like Americans. I believe going for a more traditional voice cast would have been a pro move as the voices do tend to detract from the immersion.

The story is ok. It could do with a little work - the first half of the game is repetitive at times, a lot of revisiting the same scenes, a lot of finding the same object just on a different day. Might as well take that bucket of water to bed at night, save yourself the trouble.

The art is a bit simple and bland, definitely worth a spruce up. More scenes would help with this.

Compared to other H/O games out there, this one let me down. While it does have achievements, these are currently not on Steam, only in-game. There are no steam cards either. But even if there were, I still think my final verdict would be the same. Get it heavily discounted or not at all, 4/10 for effort.
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Michael Culbertson
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: September 11, 2015
The scenery is interesting, but that's about all there is to this incredibly short point-and-click adventure game. The voice acting is sub-par, and the story flimsy. Most of the action consists in collecting random objects that everyone has carelessly strewn about the monestary. The logic puzzles are mostly achievable and mildly diverting, except for one mini-game near the end that consists of a bejeweled-style "battle" with a Knight Templar. It perhaps wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't a timed exercise. I nearly didn't finish the game on account of the task, but finally decided to skip it to press on to the uninspiring end.
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Dragon
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: August 21, 2015
In the end, I cannot reccomend this game. Barely any story (and that little is boring), bad visuals for this kind of game, voice acting is terrible, mini games are boring and the game is too short.
But music is really good and mystic... that is the only plus I found here.
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starwolf
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 10, 2015
I'm a huge adventure/point n click/h.o.g. fan most of the time, so I really wanted to give this a good review. If you would have asked me during the first half of the game I would have likely said 'sure, buy it on sale', but they took a somewhat interesting religious/fantasy story filled with monks and intrigue and templars and well.. they just dropped the ball. Probably lost it while hiding all those damn marbles. The game is attractive enough. the graphics are not amazing, but nice. , It has some fairly interesting puzzles, though most of them made little sense with regard to story and surroundings and ..sigh.. the storyline.. well we kinda covered that. Don't expect an amazing ending. The voice acting was horrible and lackluster and where it should have drawn me into the story, it left me yawning and wishing a comet would fall on someone's head instead, preferably mine, by the end of the game.

If you can pick it up for a buck or two, and expect nothing, you'll get an hour or so of something mildly entertaining, at best, to pass the time.
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Kylaire
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21, 2015
The only HO there is in this game is throughout the adventure itself to solve/discover rooms with minigames. It's not a HOG/A like Artifex. It has terrible graphics and voice acting. The storyline is weak and the game was very short and easy. It wasn't fun to play at all.
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Andrew
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9, 2015
This is a pretty good hidden object / adventure game with some smart puzzles and a decent plot.

To save yourself some headaches, turn the voice acting OFF before you start... while some actors are decent, others are downright terrible and they were driving me crazy until I muzzled them. Once quieted, the game was far more enjoyable.
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Emblem Parade
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19, 2015
This is a casual point-and-click, not a hidden-object game. It's very short, has very little to do, and there are very few scenes, with the game story (short as it is) repeating in the same scenes over and over again. Even some of the actions are repeated: I think you need to draw water from the well three times.

It's not horrible -- the voice acting is better than most -- but you'll be much more entertained playing other games in this genre.
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Eevee <3
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8, 2015
Okay to be fair this game isn't bad... It's just very cliche in what puzzles it uses. As per most hidden object games, the cutscene parts are low quality and the voiceacting is pretty bleh. That's par for the course I feel with HOGs. But the puzzles and length and depth of story fall short. You can beat the game pretty quickly and it feels weird.

Most games have logic behind finding this item or that. This feels like someone wanted to make a HOG game and used every cliche HOG concept in them. Find random tools or random objects all the time. Also this isn't a really HOG game in that there are no scenes where you have a lit of items to find. You mainly jsut look for gems or marbles that appear.

Overall while playable, this game doesn't get very high marks in the enjoyable category. A quick way to spend 2 hours (you get an achivement for "speed running" it by beating it in under 3) but not worth $7 unless yuo get it in a bundle.
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solia_o
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17, 2015
This a meh for me. Idk the game has an atmosphere but somehow fails to go beyound that or utilize it better. The art is decent. Story wise it falls short. I'd say if it's on sale sure go ahead and get it otherwise you won't be missing much.

The only reason I'll give it the ok is because I got stuck on one of the puzzles and took me a while to figure it out.
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yuru
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 16, 2015
First person point and click adventure with puzzles, catholic edition
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яιℓεүcαsρεя
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2014
This game has a beautiful story line (if you're into angels and religion.) For a point and click hidden objects, and a puzzle game. It's quite entertaining. Although it is quite short, its fun to do all the achievements and want not.
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Kreize
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 27, 2014
really short, barely any animations, below average for point & click hidden object game. could have passed 15 years ago for a decent game
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simdel
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 9, 2014
I bought this title at the same time as another title by this company, Black Rainbow. This one is much better as the storyline is more interesting and the setting is in a mediaeval monastery and village - what could be better!

The best aspect of this game is the artwork. Backgrounds are nicely drawn and provide a good atmosphere.

The game is very simple though and too easy to complete. I played on the hardest of 3 difficulty levels and did not need a walkthrough or hint of any form at any point.

In fact, one of the most annoying occurences of this game is that it really dioes its best to try to give you hints, even when you don't want one. It has a hint timer and then a stupid book that keeps shaking and desperately wants the player to open it to read an obvious hint or blatant answer. I think it would have been much better to do away with the book and the hint timer on Challenge difficulty mode.

The story is ok, but a bit daft, but serves the purpose. The ending is poor, as it is so abrupt with absolutuely no confrontation or one last big puzzle. One of the most disappointing endigs I have seen in a game.

The puzzles are either find inventory items (very easy) or minigame tasks, which are almost all very easy apart from one, which took me about 45 minutes and that was a slider to get a square block past smaller blocks and out of the puzzle frame.

Some of the voice acting is cringeworthy, particularly the attempt at an Italian accent by the person who voices the monastery cook.

It is a simple, casual game and not a full on adventure game. However, I am glad I played it.

I wouldn't recommend paying too much for it though.
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Seneschul
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 16, 2014
Point and click adventure games are irritating to me.
This one has skippable puzzles if you go on casual mode, which is a plus.
Still, not my cuppa.
The story was interesting enough to keep trying for a wee bit.
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Zedd's dead
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: October 11, 2014
For the money I cannot recommend the game. The story is choppy but clear, the graphics are very basic and the puzzles are very easy. All in all not worth over 3 or 4 dollars with so many better offerings to be had.
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Tr!pfy
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: September 6, 2014
Very good adventure game, filled with puzzles that will often provoke you to ease your way out with the Hint button. But you're a brave one, and will figure it all out. Sometimes game is quite a complicated and requires you to search through the whole map, before you can complete your task. Items are so well hidden in the enviromenet, that they blend in one with everything around.
Overall fun adventure game, not the longest but with it's story and interesting puzzles.
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Don't let the "Hidden Object" tag deceive you! Where Angels Cry is a mediocre point and click adventure with the environment progression of a HOG, but... without any actual HOG scenes whatsoever. Sure, it contains a selection of unimaginative puzzles and constant item collection - and it almost excites you with the promise of a medieval mystery as it starts - but sadly the game cannot avoid ending up as a short and tedious adventure with a distasteful plot presentation.

It is the Year of Our Lord, 1286 and as I have stated before, we are promised a medieval mystery. We take the role of a nameless monk who'd be sent to a secluded monastery set high in the Alps from Vatican, to investigate the murder of a fellow monk and the miraculous phenomenon of an angel statue crying blood as we are already there. So far, so good. We have The Name of the Rose atmosphere mixed up with Wainwright's Stigmata storyline. Yet, the actual thing here has little to do with either of these fine stories. No one knowing your true identity, you are mostly free to investigate the monastery that consists of 4 areas and a village nearby. With each passing moment and each new discovery, my expectations diminished with the game until the last scene - which was the moment that I threw my already diminished basket of expectations out of the window.

Here in this paragraph, I'll be ranting about story and concept build up, so whomever would like to try this game and avoid spoilers, please skip ahead or stop reading. First of all, I know that the given concept here must have been tempting to hurl in all medieval clichés, but there really should be an orderly and meaningful way to do that instead of all this soup of terms like "sin", "temptation", "sacrifice", "Angels", "Templars" etc. Whomever arranged the storyline, clearly has a vague outline of the concept and kept throwing in these notions until they somehow stuck together to make a setting. The storyline is so badly arranged, it crumbles to pieces the moment you'd ask an intelligible question like "why the f*ck the Spear of Destiny is here of all places?" or "what has done the prior abbot so meaningful and beautiful that an angel would descend from heaven to cry for him?” See, all these questions have no satisfactory answers. There is just the accumulation of medieval motifs, hoping to build up a storyline eventually.

Environment art is considerably dull and badly rendered compared to pretty screenshots that we see in the store page. Those are taken from the iPad/Android version with enhanced graphics. Environment design itself is somewhat alright, but nothing actually breathtaking. Apart the main character, all others are voice acted properly but the dialogue text itself is agonizing, ridden with the unnecessary - and narratively false - amount of usage for words like "nay", "pray tell", "alas" for everyone around to establish a false sense of authenticity! It was hilariously contradictory to see a simple peasant woman capable of using Shakespearean terms - completely wrong though!

The game consists of 7 short chapters which would give you approximately 3 hours of gameplay. You are to walk around, collect random items disguised in a similar color palette environment, use them in appropriate places and solve a selection of easy puzzles now and then. That's basically it. We have already an achievement system here in the game which has never been converted to actual Steam achievements sadly - lessening to need for exploring the game to an unnecessary extent.

I hear that the game has a sequel - which would be far better than this, I hope. Even if you are strictly into medieval concepts like me, I wouldn't recommend the game. For casual HOG lovers, there are surely greater games you may explore. For the adventure gamer: avoid the game like the plague.

Please also check out Lady Storyteller's Curator page here - follow for regular updates on reviews for other games!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
You're being tasked by a cardinal to investigate a remote monastery in the Alpes, as a brother disappeared and that the head seems to hide something...

If I should compare the game to a book, I would The Name of the Rose (if it's the right English title - too lazy to check about that) of Umberto Eco. You're a monk that needs to investigate something strange in a monastery, however, the similar background stops here. Indeed, the story isn't as complicated and mysterious as that book.

However, playing a monk in the Middle Ages is nice, because the genre isn't really full of games like that. However, Where Angels Cry isn't really a full hidden object game.

Indeed, the game is lacking of hidden objects scenes. You're just in front of a point-&-click game, where you find items, combine them, use them and then, you have also some puzzles. The majority of them are easy but some of them will give you an hard time. And I could say the same with the items to find: some of them aren't really visible, nearly being drowned in the background. Finding nails for example is hard as they're not really shown.

What's good with the game is that you're visiting the same locations but at different moments. Indeed, some chapters are set during the night, whether you're in the monastery or in the village.

The graphics are acceptable. True, I've seen better games in that field. Because Where Angels Cry seems outdated. Really like it was released 10 years ago and not 3 years ago at least. If you play that game, it's not for them anyway. The soundtrack and the voice acting were fine too.

In other words, Where Angels Cry is an average game. I spent 7 hours in it because of three playthroughs: one for the game, one for the guide I've made for finding the angels and one to review it, as I wasn't really sure of my memories for this one - apart that I've bought the next game quickly, apparently pleased by the aspect "monk detective". For the price, you're not robbed but I suppose that it's better to wait for a discount.

And whoever thinks I'm reviewing it because I will play soon the sequel... well, you're right :).
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
A couple of nasty puzzles in this one - if it sounds delicious you might be tempted to try this game already!

First off though - it's short. Sure, the same could probably be said of all hidden object games, depending on your skill, perception and how many H/O games you've already played, but this could probably be blazed through in two hours.

The visuals and settings are not bad. Objects aren't very hidden - they sort of stand out from the scenes a bit, in their shading and also a vague object outline. People are a bit wooden - moreso than other H/O games I've played. They have minimal or no animation to them, and even the voice-acting doesn't strike me as particularly good. The monks are often high-pitch, at least one sounds nasal, most sound like Americans. I believe going for a more traditional voice cast would have been a pro move as the voices do tend to detract from the immersion.

The story is ok. It could do with a little work - the first half of the game is repetitive at times, a lot of revisiting the same scenes, a lot of finding the same object just on a different day. Might as well take that bucket of water to bed at night, save yourself the trouble.

The art is a bit simple and bland, definitely worth a spruce up. More scenes would help with this.

Compared to other H/O games out there, this one let me down. While it does have achievements, these are currently not on Steam, only in-game. There are no steam cards either. But even if there were, I still think my final verdict would be the same. Get it heavily discounted or not at all, 4/10 for effort.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
49 of 64 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2014
So far this is a pretty well executed casual point and click game developed by a very small team compared for the price.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this game, it is a casual game and a small casual game gem for the price, or while waiting for the 2014 game of your choice. It will transport you in that world.

The game definitely has cinematic ambition for mood, plot, etc..
Settings are well thought and bring good mood.
Designs are well created.
Voice acting....while it is pretty good acting and it is the team's choice, I believe it is better to stick with original voice actor instead of trying to pull accents even though it is supposed to be in the alps, hopefully it does not dither to suspension of disbelief but it definitely can be confusing for very short time, so my definite choice would have been "speak English or Italian for a good majority of the acting and elder monk(s) or special key role(s) (for example) can use a mix.
Character animation are limited and that is a good thing in this case and game.

Total hours played does not say much about my experience. I stumble on this game on Steam while working on Photoshop, Maya, Mudbox, and Articydraft open at same time, although I repeat again this game may suffer of a little - here and there, it definitely is worth it overall and I had to voice up before I go back to work or it would grind me all day long ;-)


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29 of 40 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2014
A rather short, but well made adventure. If you like games like Myst or The 11 Hour, this is something for you. It has some nice puzzles, minigames, dialogues, finding and combination of items and all of them are possible with logical thinking. Of course, it also has some strange puzzles where my first thought was "that was unnecessary complicated", but they were not too much weird, like using a rubberduck to build a trampoline. The price of that game is really surprising. The voice acting is well done, it has beautiful music which fits perfectly into the game (for the most time) and quite decent graphics, even though the world looks rather stiff sometimes and they could have animated a little bit more. But for just 5 euro you cant do anything wrong and i would say the game is even 10-15 euro worth.
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2014
I like casual point and click adventure games, and picked up this and Nightmares from the Deep on sale. I enjoyed the latter, but this? There is hardly anything here. No story, the object hunting is tiresome, ridiculously short, and the puzzles unoriginal. (Tower of Hanoi? Really, guys?)

Give it a wide pass even if on sale.
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56 of 95 people (59%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2014
This is a glorified hidden picture game with barely any plot and no significant logic puzzles worth mentioning. If you want something mindless and casual it may do the trick, but I regret the purchase.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2014
Its a decent hidden object game. For 5 bucks I felt it was money well spent.

The voice acting was ok, the storyline was somewhat interesting but I kinda felt urged to continue to play just to find more objects and puzzles. The storyline wasn't really motivating.

Its certainly not a triple A title but I enjoyed most of the puzzles and digging around for hidden objects.

This is like a stocking stuffer for people who enjoy hidden object games, I would definitely recommend it for anyone with modest expectations.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
Very good adventure game, filled with puzzles that will often provoke you to ease your way out with the Hint button. But you're a brave one, and will figure it all out. Sometimes game is quite a complicated and requires you to search through the whole map, before you can complete your task. Items are so well hidden in the enviromenet, that they blend in one with everything around.
Overall fun adventure game, not the longest but with it's story and interesting puzzles.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2014
This is a terrible, awful, crazy-making game. The antagonists behave in idiotic, self-sabotaging ways; the voice acting would be an embarrassment in a game from 1995; and the puzzles simply make no sense. (Restacking crates magically makes a ruby appear? Why?!) And of course no bad adventure game would be complete without a generous dose of find-the-one-interactable-pixel scavenger hunts.

Where Angels Cry simply isn't worth its price point; even if it were free it wouldn't be worth your time.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2015
The scenery is interesting, but that's about all there is to this incredibly short point-and-click adventure game. The voice acting is sub-par, and the story flimsy. Most of the action consists in collecting random objects that everyone has carelessly strewn about the monestary. The logic puzzles are mostly achievable and mildly diverting, except for one mini-game near the end that consists of a bejeweled-style "battle" with a Knight Templar. It perhaps wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't a timed exercise. I nearly didn't finish the game on account of the task, but finally decided to skip it to press on to the uninspiring end.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 5, 2014
For what it's worth I used to pour scorn on hidden object games...too casual for me/kids games/generic blah blah blah.

In regards to this however, it's thoroughly enjoyable. Most likely shares elements of gameplay with the likes of Nightmares from the Deep, Angelica Weaver and the Midnight Mysteries series in that it has hidden object elements to it but your essentially advancing a story by finding objects within the game world, often combining them with each other, the game world or game characters something along the lines of an adventure game although not quite.

It really is quite well done, the whole monks and templars thing is interesting with decent logic puzzles complimenting the story, HOG and adventure elements of the game.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2014
This is sort of a half point and click mystery game in the style of Nancy Drew and half item find-it game. The graphics and voice acting are up to the standards of an item find game, but if you're not really into those kinds of games, it seems really sub-par. And unless you really enjoy puzzles, you're going to blast through the entire story in an hour and a half. Speaking of, there really isn't a story or a big mystery. An in-game character tells you flat out who the murderer was in the first night, and the rest is pretty easy to figure out from the most basic of clues. I got this as part of a Groupee's bundle, and for the $1 I paid, it was a fun entertaining use of an hour. But I wouldn't recommend it at the price they're asking for on Steam. (Especially since there's no Steam acheivements! I clicked on all those creepy angel babies for nothing!)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 8, 2015
Okay to be fair this game isn't bad... It's just very cliche in what puzzles it uses. As per most hidden object games, the cutscene parts are low quality and the voiceacting is pretty bleh. That's par for the course I feel with HOGs. But the puzzles and length and depth of story fall short. You can beat the game pretty quickly and it feels weird.

Most games have logic behind finding this item or that. This feels like someone wanted to make a HOG game and used every cliche HOG concept in them. Find random tools or random objects all the time. Also this isn't a really HOG game in that there are no scenes where you have a lit of items to find. You mainly jsut look for gems or marbles that appear.

Overall while playable, this game doesn't get very high marks in the enjoyable category. A quick way to spend 2 hours (you get an achivement for "speed running" it by beating it in under 3) but not worth $7 unless yuo get it in a bundle.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
I bought this title at the same time as another title by this company, Black Rainbow. This one is much better as the storyline is more interesting and the setting is in a mediaeval monastery and village - what could be better!

The best aspect of this game is the artwork. Backgrounds are nicely drawn and provide a good atmosphere.

The game is very simple though and too easy to complete. I played on the hardest of 3 difficulty levels and did not need a walkthrough or hint of any form at any point.

In fact, one of the most annoying occurences of this game is that it really dioes its best to try to give you hints, even when you don't want one. It has a hint timer and then a stupid book that keeps shaking and desperately wants the player to open it to read an obvious hint or blatant answer. I think it would have been much better to do away with the book and the hint timer on Challenge difficulty mode.

The story is ok, but a bit daft, but serves the purpose. The ending is poor, as it is so abrupt with absolutuely no confrontation or one last big puzzle. One of the most disappointing endigs I have seen in a game.

The puzzles are either find inventory items (very easy) or minigame tasks, which are almost all very easy apart from one, which took me about 45 minutes and that was a slider to get a square block past smaller blocks and out of the puzzle frame.

Some of the voice acting is cringeworthy, particularly the attempt at an Italian accent by the person who voices the monastery cook.

It is a simple, casual game and not a full on adventure game. However, I am glad I played it.

I wouldn't recommend paying too much for it though.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2014
Where Angels Cry is an okay game, considering I was expecting more of a point and click adventure and not a hidden object game (which this was mostly though it had some mini puzzles that weren't hidden object). The disappointment I found was the length of the game. To me, it was too short. I beat it rather quickly, and while it gives 3 different levels to play on, I'm sure now that I beat it in adventure mode it would take me no time at all for the other ones. I had issues in the market scenes when I was supposed to find the parts to fix the wagon. The game glitched and didn't allow me to find one of the parts I needed so I had to start over, which also was a bit of a disappointment.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
This game has a beautiful story line (if you're into angels and religion.) For a point and click hidden objects, and a puzzle game. It's quite entertaining. Although it is quite short, its fun to do all the achievements and want not.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 22, 2014
Unfortunately, the worst of a lot of things; pixel-hunting for hidden objects, the same puzzles several times in a row, and an ending that's going to confuse (and/or offend) people of a certain belief. While not offended, I was certainly confused by some of the logical implications.

Thanks to game layout, I usually started collecting puzzle parts before I found any use for them, which made me one of the most puzzling things in the game, since I would wander in and start taking random things. And who the heck kept taking the bucket right back off and hiding it again? I just put that together for the third time in about six hours!

Probably the sort of game someone might do in-between while doing something else, or stopping and starting frequently .
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2014
While 'Where Angels Cry' isn't exactly a 'Hidden Object' game in the sense that theres no traditional Hidden Object scenes, it pretty much is one thanks to the large amount of random item collecting. The problem is that the items are just dull, the backgrounds dull, the music dull, the story dull, the puzzles are overly basic and dull. Everything about the game seems designed to lull you into a deep sleep and theres zero reason to ever touch this title unless you have serious problems sleeping.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 18, 2014
Very short game, completed in less than 2 hours on hardest setting. Nice graphics, but no depth to the plot. In my opinion, not worth the money.
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