The production quality is excellent as customary for Artifex Mundi, but I simply can't recommend this game.
+ Nice graphics (though the facial animations are weird)
+ Most HO scenes are especially beautiful, and look very congruent, not pieced together
+ Superb music and sound design
+ The genre's classic gameplay mechanics and controls
+ When carrying the baby it appears on the bottom of the screen, adding realism
- This is the case where being bound by an original fairytale bites the game on the ankle, because this game has both the most confusing plot and the most over-swollen cast of characters of pretty much any HOPA game I've ever played.
I simply couldn't follow who is who, who did what, how are the 10? (or even more? I couldn't even figure out their full numbers) cast are related to each other. Many of them look very similar to each other, and barely 2 of them shows any notable personality.
- The children's voice acting was horrible.
- There were way too many companions. One companion would have sufficed, 3 are too many! (This too might be due to the restriction imposed by the original plot, which the writers couldn't find a better workaround for.)
- The extra story is weird and silly
If you don't care about the plot at all, go for it, it looks/sounds pretty, and you probably know what to expect from an Artifex Mundi game in term from gameplay.
On the other hand if you want to at least understand
what's going on, I'd say avoid this game, and pick another one from AM, say Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride or Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart.