The Best HOG till now !
A unique adventure game with an interesting story, terrific atmosphere, and great graphics .For me It's the best HOG
December 2, 2012
Loved this game!
This game is a good challenge without being frustrating. Characters were enjoyable, love the interaction. Hoping for more from this series.
October 31, 2012
Another great game!
I just finished this game. So it is fresh in my mind. I wish it didn't end (again.) I could not stop playing this game, I just had to know what happened. Everything is explained in the end. It is a good legnth, I did have a of difficult spot, but if I can figure it out, just about anybody can. The hint button was very helpful in this game. I will keep my eyes open for another codemon game.
October 23, 2012
A VERY DIFFERENT AND INTERESTING GAME
I couldn't stop playing it. I have not found a game like this one since Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst. I simply loved it. I hope another game like this one will be in the works...I thought the HOG was easy and not frustrating, like most other games.
October 19, 2012
This is one of my VERY favorite games from Big Fish and I have purchased many games from them
October 18, 2012
One of my favorite hidden object games yet!
This game left quite an impression on me after the game was completed! The gameplay ,storyline, graphics, and puzzle-solving really allowed me to disappear into the game. The puzzles were challenging, the characters were excellent, and the atmosphere had a downright creepy factor which contributed very nicely to the setting of the game. Definitely worth purchasing!
October 7, 2012
Wow! I love Hogs and I love match 3s and with this game I get the best of both worlds! I really love how you can change from HO to match 3 when you feel like it. I wish more Hogs were like this one. A definate buy for me!
September 26, 2012
Really nice game with interesting storyline
- graphics are excellent, spooky locations, nicely done characters
- music was more than good, it gives that perfect touch to the experience and story
- storyline is phenomenal, after you had a car accident near one old town, you will find your self surrounded by its dark mysteries and creepy inhabitants?
- 3 modes in the game: casual, challenge and extreme
- also you have optional tutorial
- no map
-you can earn trophies
- hidden object scenes are mainly easy, sadly with no interaction so I found them a bit boring
- on the other side puzzles were good and fun to solve, many different ones, challenging even in casual mode
Definitely worth a try, I liked it!
January 2, 2013
Mixed Bag, Better Than Average
Game Style: Good balance of HO and puzzles, though I found the adventure part of the game frustrating at first.
Not enough scenes though, with too much repetition.
New Ideas: The game is saved from being ?just another HO? with some radically different ideas. It is worth trying just for the chance to swap from HO to Match 3 mid-scene. Found this was particularly fun when stuck on that one last item, or just for a change of pace. A number of the puzzles were new to me too ? and just the right degree of difficulty.
Levels of Play: This is always a great addition to any game, and Phantasmat offers 3 choices, with a good explanation of each level.
Artwork: Another way in which this game stands out is its atmosphere - creepy. Clever use of animation and sound combine to get you reaching for a warm coat and umbrella. The gloom and rain was inescapable, with nasty unexpected little shocks popping up. Eventually that started to wear thin, but even then, I felt more involved in the story because it was so oppressive. I wanted to get out of that cursed town too!!
Story: The story?s a potentially great one, but fell flat because it was too slow, and collapsed entirely at the ending (which was totally unconvincing).
Replay: The game has good replay value for many I think, with the different levels of difficulty, awards and scores, and the match 3 option. But the gloomy atmosphere won out with me, and I don?t know if I could face that environment too often.
December 11, 2011
An easy game to overlook
If you're looking for a fun game to play between waiting for collector editions to come out as SE's or something just fun and not frustrating, or one to "learn with" this is a good one. I overlooked this game as I think it came out at the same time as other excellent games. The story line is fun. You don't have to have the strategy guide to figure out what to do next. It's not one of those where you have to do everything "just right" to succeed. There is some but not too much "jumping between scenes" and trying to remember where everything is to succeed. A good game for beginning gamers because of that. Puzzles are not super hard, pretty straight forward logic. The storyline invites one to want to know what happened and just enough connection with a character to want to know what happened which is what I think makes a game fun. The "human connection" is there. . Also one has the option of playing hidden object scenes which were not too difficult or match three. They presented three characters so you were a least minimally guessing "who was the bad guy" and there was some interaction which I always enjoy. Graphics were not super but good enough. Musical score was similiar to watching an old movie, and was not distracting. Fun game to play and easy to play and leave but jump back in when one could. I enjoyed it and especially enjoyed the ending. An easy game to overlook. Worth what has now become the cost of a cup of coffee!
December 9, 2011