Death at Fairing Point: A Dana Knightstone Novel
Dana Knightstone Novel SE
- great storyline and unexpected ending
- setting in Europe, my favorite for a game!
- nice graphic, very well drawn
- good voice overs although it's just Dana narrates her steps to next level
- variety of puzzles and mini-games, although some are repeated on different levels
- very minimal backtracking
- SO MANY puzzles and mini-games! There are very few HOG, which I think I can count with my ten fingers, and mini games like every 5 minutes and consecutive, even 3 times in a row. It is exciting at first but then it gets frustrating and annoying.
- Hint recharge very slow
April 30, 2012
Beautiful Historical Romantic Adventure
GAME COMPLETED SEVERAL TIMES
This is lovely romantic and visually pleasing game. It?s been a couple of years since this was released, and the graphics are lower definition than what?s available now, but these scenes are drawn so beautifully it just doesn?t matter. Every scene is beautiful, the music and ambient sound is soothing, heck even we are attractive!
It is not a HOPA as we?d define it ? I think there was only one list HOS, but there were plenty of find multiples of this and identical pairs of that, plus lots of variations of jigsaw styled puzzles. These were all great fun. Some of the other puzzles were a bit of a pain because there was no real instructions for them. You could get a hint instead of skipping, but I never found it made a difference.
When you?re sick of vampires and ghouls, mad scientists and deserted hospitals, here a good place to hang out with a sad but harmless pair of ghosts.
March 27, 2013
good not great
Well lets see. The HOS are different but ok. The puzzles are ok also. Some of the trouble is that you have to be right on the object to pick it up or use it. Seems pretty simple and easy to me with not to much running around. Not much for voice over and the graphic are just ok. The music to me puts me to sleep so have to get rid of it. This is about a 3.5 game to me. I did not get a full screen.
May 9, 2013
Romance Novel Adventure
Played demo only. Admired the flawless, detailed artwork. Soothing background piano music and slow gameplay is not for me. Little to no challenge. Great for romance novel lovers and gamers who like a slower pace. Very clean and wholesome game to enjoy with a younger daughter, granddaughter, etc.
December 23, 2011
It was just ok...
I got through this game in about 3 hours so it is not a very long game. I did not like the repetitive music that never seemed to go away. I found myself wanting to just turn it off. Overall there were more puzzles than hidden objects and that was interesting, but most of the puzzles were either really easy (Like color by shapes) or without any real guidance or explanation. I did not feel really engrossed into the game and never really felt a strong connection to the story. I am not a fan of how the plot is revealed to you.
While the game is a short one, it really felt repetitive. Near the end I found myself somewhat disinterested.
I think the plot was interesting but more could have been done for it. The last thing I did not like was the never ending running around the very small areas. I understand in many of theses games the point is to go back to previous areas but I felt this game overdid that tremendously.
I would reccomend this game for people who are new to HOG or for younger players. All in all for me the game was just ok.
January 14, 2012
decent for $2.99
Bought this as the catch of the week without even doing the hour demo. Has a decent storyline and the graphics are well done. This is a lot less of a HOG than most players might suspect. I believe there were only 5 or 6 conventional hidden object screens. This game involved more picking up items strewn about the landscape and completing puzzles and most of those were not too challenging. There are 7 chapters with the final being very short indeed. It took me just under 5 hours to finish the game. There is a lot of to and fro in the game but unlike a lot of games, the rambling in Fairing Point is limited by chapter as each chapter stays in a specific location. This is not a game I'd buy at regular price but for $3 it's ok by me. As to a recommendation I would say fine at the lowest price but that's about it. I generally replay games I own, some more frequently than others. I probably will have Fairing on the far back burner for about a year.
February 8, 2012
Low-key Historical Adventure/Hidden Object Game
Attractive scenes, but slow game play. The puzzles were fairly straightforward and for the most part easy, although a few were awkward and occasionally misleading. Some of the side quests were completely irrelevant, making the hint button necessary to figure out the next step in order to progress.
There were some minor historical inaccuracies, although nothing egregious. The storyline was appealing, although confusingly resolved.
Overall, I think this would be an excellent game for a younger or less-experienced player, but potentially frustrating for one accustomed to, say, Mystery Case Files, with its high attention to detail and superior programming.
January 9, 2012
Not a bad game as a break from your other, better drawn and more challenging ones.
This is a simple, light game without any gruesome or really dark moments, and it is a love story. Some of the reasoning behind the minigames may seem contrived but they are all easily solvable and you are given everything you could possible need in your journal. One of my nitpicky points though: the font at the start of the game is very pretty - why not use it in the journal?
Another point: there aren't THAT many characters, but, aside from the cutscenes (which you have to click through) they are not voice acted. If that's not a big deal to you then please ignore this paragraph.
While generous, the hint system does penalize you if you click randomly too much, and the recharge is rather slow during HO scenes. You CAN ask for hints during minigames which makes me very happy.
One last note, I begrudgingly gave the V/S quality a 4 and not a 5 because the images, while pretty, are somewhat line-y for my taste and the ghosts move extremely awkwardly. Do not think this reflects badly on the music which is amazing. I want to run this game in the background all day just to hear it.
Scary? Not at all
Good for kids? I'd say yes, but it is a romance story with a murder attached; they might not like the plot. Graphics are fine though
Guide required? No, hints are sufficient
Buy? Personally, get it as either a daily deal or a punchcard game
Last line: Not a bad game as a break from your other, better drawn and more challenging ones.
March 31, 2012
puzzled at faring point
I bought this game after reading some positive reviews. I knew it wasn't a straight HOG which is my very favorite genre but I have been branching out into adventure hogs.
This game started out promising with beautiful graphics and clear (though far and between) hog scenes. The story line isn't very clear, no VO's but there are ghosts that try to get your attention. After my trial went smooth i bought it w/a game credit. Then things went downhill. I got stuck and the hint button is not very helpful. The journal helps to a point but as I continued further in the game I needed the walkthrough more and more. Not enough clues for me I guess. Then it got monotenous. Puzzle after puzzle. Turn the wheel, match-ups, move the mosaic puzzles, luckily the SKIP button kicks in after a minute or two. Finally I quit and deleted it. Too much frustration for an uneventful game. My opinion only, this game wasn't my cup of tea.
June 15, 2012
More Like A Puzzle Game
A beautiful musical accompaniment, fitting in to the theme of the game.
Great, modern graphics.
A great intro setting the tone for a great storyline. The same ghost-like storyline, but not gloomy.
The Hidden Objects I had to find were not in scenes. Most of them were scattered around and I had to find them in groups. This was a unique twist and I really liked it.
Unlike the hint, the skip button did recharge quickly.
While the hint was valubale, it took way too long to recharge.
I would've prefered voice-overs for the whole game.
The puzzles in the game were way too hard. I was constantly waiting for the skip button to charge.
This game is in desperate need of a startegy guide. You have no idea what you need to do, so you just sit around waiting for the hint to recharge.
I seemed to come across a lot of puzzles. I thought this was supposed to be a Hidden Object Game.
Had there been a strategy guide, I might jhave given this game a four. I strongly recommend you play the Collector' Edition.
June 24, 2012