Phantasmat Collector's Edition
A quintessential HO.
A personal favorite of mine. I'm sure Phantasmat will prove an absolutely charming experience for those of you who enjoy casual and mildly spooky-themed games. The visual aspect is intoxicating...very, very well done. The detail is painstaking. Something I rarely see: this is a game with personality. My chief qualm, I think, with similar games is their banality...the player is bland and not quite characterized, a gross reissue of standard tropes, etc. I will admit Phantasmat is not without such tropes...however, the tropes are manipulated in a quirky and intriguing way. To be concise, this is a far cry from your average creepy hotel HO. Voiceovers were well done and convincing (if a wee bit dramatic), the music was a pleasant backdrop just interesting enough to be wholly present without distracting from the plot at hand. Overall, engaging and colorful...not a hefty challenge, but enough to keep one's attention. :)
April 9, 2012
still my nr.1 after one year
one of my first HOAGs I have played and still the best one. I really wish to know how did the Polish guys do it :)
my lovely sentence is "I kind of.. work here!" :)))
January 19, 2012
I really like this game.
Storyline is so good that I was hooked to the game thoroughly. Yes, visual is not that good with HOG items being so tiny and frustrating, but voice overs are great that I actually did not "skip (just to read instead)" and listend entirely.
If you are HOG fan, you should play this game.
April 6, 2014
The best game I've played here! A big must have.
February 28, 2014
SO FUN SO SCARY
Loved the game so fun! bonus content is so fun it has just the right amount of creepiness. I will definietly reccomend the game. I've played it so many times, and I still get paraniod when I drive on a dark road at night in the rain. Really fun!
December 23, 2013
Enjoyed this one!
I really enjoyed this game....I loved the interactioon with the characters. The ONLY complaint I had with this game is when you are on the boat...it goes SO slow and you can't skip that part. Other than that I had fun with it and would love all the games I have purchased to be as this one was...which they haven't been.
October 19, 2012
Without going into too much detail, the drawing is great, the whole game is fantastic !!! If you love creepy and errie this one is for you...It is on sale today for the CE , grab it you will love it. The story will keep your interest, the Ho's can be played in 2 modes, the voiceover is fitting. Hurry don't delay or you will miss a wonderful experience.. if you love them creepy, as I do this will be in your top 5.. I do recommend this game..
October 8, 2012
HAVE PLAYED MANY TIMES
I seldom write reviews and to write one twice for a game, makes this a truly great game. I just want to encourage everyone try it. I leave all the technical stuff to others. I just want to add that the match 3 option for HOs in hard mode is one of the most difficult match 3 games I have ever played. I loved the challenge and go back to this game over and over again. The story line is just great! So much fun and very intriguing.
October 8, 2012
Worth the money and time!
One of the best games I've played. Good story line, great graphics. Music and scenes make you jumpy. A little bit to much back and forth to get items.
September 22, 2012
This game is by far the best I have ever played and I have played many.
The storyline is so convincing, it seem to me like I was apart of the story.
The charterers are bizarre in so many ways, very strange, very strange. I loved the taking dialogue...and that alone was creepy...you really do not know whom to trust.
The quest of this game takes you to so many different obscure places, making you wonder, does this really make any sense....but in the ending, yes it does.
The HOS were great due to the fact that you had two options of how to find the objects which I loved, and I would switch back and forth.
The sound is awesome, in a very EERY way....
The visuals were clear and very believable
The game was by far the longest I have ever played and you diffidently will get what you paid for and much, much more.
After finishing the game I was so exhausted from going though such a "brain thinking" game..It was really challenging.
I really enjoyed this game so much.
September 12, 2012