Anna must find a way up to the floating Temple of the Clouds and with the help of her mystic animal guides find and save the children of light from the evil Empress Pandora.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (33 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 11, 2007
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About This Game

Anna awakens on a mysterious tiny island after escaping the destruction of her underwater kingdom. She must find her way to a mystical floating cloud city in the sky, seek out the four Children of Light and save them from the twisted clutches of the Evil Empress Pandora. Along the way she must rescue and heal enchanted animal slaves hidden in a vast temple complex suspended by massive balloons. Each animal becomes her friend and guide as she navigates the eerie halls and twilit chambers. She must use her wits to search the sprawling sky temples for artifacts and clues and rescue the children before the Empress succeeds in unveiling the darkest of plans.


Features:
• This sequel is twice the length of its bestselling precursor, with hours of breathtaking hidden object mystery and adventure in majestic city in the clouds.
• Unlock unique and beautiful animal guides to help solve each expansive puzzle level.
• Collect crystal dolphins to add to your healing powers. Use it to help your friends.
• Who can you trust? Untangle the lies of the Empress and her secret servant.
• Solve elaborate puzzles with found objects and magical artifacts to bring harmony to the ancient, mystical city in the clouds.
• Can you save the children of the Light before its too late?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
* Boring, lame story
* Terrible graphics
* Almost no BGM
* Very slow-paced, for HOG standards
* Very easy, for HOG standards
* Boring bonus minigame

Avoid at all costs! (Yes, I like HOGs)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Been playing this with my 6 year old daughter. She loves the game. Its "interesting" enough for the parent to stay engaged. I recommend it to parents who wants to play a game with their kids.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Game 2 in a series, though story wise ok-ishly independent; the game gives you a summary of game 1 to read if you so wish. You play Anna in first person, trying to save the Temple of the Sky from the curse set upon it. Decent, linear story, with quite a bit of backtracking, much like the first game.

Very averagely entertaining, as the first game. Enjoyable art though the 'blurryness' of it makes it harder to see the hidden objects in puzzles. Hidden objects outside of the puzzles in this game are less obvious than in the first game, but still easy to find as they sparkle if you're in the area for too long. Like the first game, you know you've finished an area because of the 'area cleared' stamp.

This game's puzzles felt easier than the first one, and the addition of things like magical flying dolphins underlines pretty heavily that this game is directed at kids and pre-teens. You get to save animals and collect flowers and butterflies to solve puzzles. The game adds a new feature by having a minigame at the end that you can play for trophies or a high score.

The main character's voice annoyed me less than in the first game, maybe I just got used to it, and they fixed the terrible font. The art is still really good.

Buy when heavily discounted if you are/know a 12 year old girl for full enjoyment or if you want some easy entertainment when you're procrastinating school work.

Again recommended in lack of a 'meh' button.
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
I wrote a detailed review for the first Empress of the Deep and I don't feel up to writing another so I'll just quickly list the similarities and differences.

- Number 2 is slightly longer than 1, much more so if you spend time in the bonus area and playing the new ZEM game.
- Graphics are better. In fact, I've played this game more than once simply to view the beautiful scenery.
- Puzzles aren't too difficult.
- More and clearer hidden object areas than the first game.
- Story is still very cryptic.
- Still has "Area Cleared" stamped on places where you've completed everything. Such a great feature!

In my opinion, Empress of the Deep 2 is the best of the trilogy. However, as much as I love this game, I still recommend trying to find it on sale because of its short length. Really though, I think this is one of my favorite hidden object games. It's almost as if the developers took some of the lovely places I've dreamed of and placed them in their game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
+ They improved the graphics a LOT compared to the previous episode. The 3D environment has much better resolution and textures, so the game actually looks great (the HO scenes less so). They also used hand-drawn art for the close-up scenes, which helps a lot.
+ Still very easy puzzles and quick-charging hints. The puzzles so far were mostly recycled from the previous game.
+ The HO scenes' graphic quality improved too, they are mostly easy now. The game kept some of the unexplainable objects in the HO scenes from the previous game. (What is a rocket or a truck doing in a steampunk-ish game?)

- There's a lack of plot (exposition). In the beginning the player is repeatedly told to save the children to restore the harmony. But it's never said who these children are, what kind of harmony I would need to restore and why their saving would restore said harmony.
- The map was more useful in the previous game, it no longer shows where I am, rendering it somewhat useless.
- While I still like the general sound design, the sound of finding objects in the HO scenes gets quite repetitive and annoying.
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