Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition
Lots of fun!
I really loved the storyline! It was super cool! Oh, and the elephant dies. jk there's no elephant. But seriously, it was awesome! I felt like it ended kind of fast, though. :(
June 23, 2013
This game was nicely done. The story was interesting and unique. Things like environment, sound, and the cut scenes were very well done as well. I found the HO sequences to be challenging, which I liked. The only things I was disappointed with is that they made the puzzles too easy and there were no voice overs. But, it's still a fun and entertaining game.
June 16, 2012
CREEPY TOWN - GOOD STORY
Review of completed game and bonus.
I played this game some years ago and decided to get it out again today and give it another whirl.
* Casual and Advanced modes of play;
* NO voiceovers;
* Find 36 morphing objects (in game only).
There is a certain ambiance about this game and there is definitely plenty to do.
The graphics are just okay. There wasn't much colour in most places and were quite grainy. However, it is a fairly old game and I've become spoiled with the graphics of today, so I really shouldn't complain.
There are a lot of hidden object games to play. Some items really were hard to find as they blended in so well into the background or were at the very top of the screen in the dark where I couldn't see them. I had to use a hint every now and then to locate them.
There weren't a lot of mini-games but I did like the ones I played. There were the usual ones like sliding tiles, getting balls into the right colour corners, etc. We have seen them all before but they were okay to play.
I enjoyed locating the 36 morphing objects in each scene. Some I found straight away and others I had to wait it out and then hunt them down. Is it this side of the screen - nope - I'll try the other side (lol).
The bonus was on the short side and you pretty much cover the same territory as in the game. This is set 25 years earlier when it all started.
Up all the game and bonus took me about 5 hours.
So, if you can get passed the old school graphics, no voiceovers and like lots of HOS, then you will definitely enjoy this game. The story line is good and I know a lot of fishies find this to be the most important part of the game.
January 17, 2015
while I liked the spooky storyline, the game seemed really short. the graphics were not as crisp as other games, and all of the HOS were really straightforward (just find stuff, nothing hidden or needing to be assembled, etc).
November 2, 2014
Completed entire game
I must say that the graphics on this game were a little disappointing. Additionally, for being a CE, there wasn't a lot of extras to be earned other than the "beyond objects". The second Stray souls: Stolen Memories was much more impressive. But this was still a fun game to play.
July 18, 2013
Not Up to Par
I have to say I am surprised by all of the glowing reviews of this game, as it doesn't even rate average in my book.
The story (which is nonsensical) involves you playing as a woman in search of her husband who vanished one night. You drive to the town where he grew up and search for clues to find him and solve the mystery of his past and present. You are helped by a strange doll that occasionally will give you hints.
The majority of the game is hidden object scenes with the occasional puzzle thrown into the mix. The hidden object scenes are all junkpile and none are interactive. The scenes repeat throughout the game, the items stay in their original locations, and you often end up finding the same object several times. The graphics in these scenes really aren't up to par, and in many cases appear dingy and slightly blurry.
The plot of the story is completely linear, and you generally use inventory items that you find straightaway. There isn't any real room for exploration or discovery. As I said earlier, the plot is essentially nonsensical. You never learn enough about any of the characters to actually care for them, and the story isn't compelling enough to make you want to see what happens next.
In terms of length, the game plus the bonus chapter took me only three hours, and I am not a fast player in general. The bonus chapter simply used the same junkpile hidden object scenes from the main chapter (generally with the same items on the list to find) and offered no new areas to explore or puzzles to solve.
One last complaint: the game crashed twice while I was playing it. Two crashes in three hours are far too many.
All in all, this game is just not up to par with the quality of most hidden object games released today. There are just so many better ways to spend your money than on barely mediocre games like this.
August 20, 2012