Fear for Sale: The Mystery of McInroy Manor Collector's Edition
Pleasant and Easy
I enjoyed playing this one. The story line was good, the graphics were excellent, and the fun was, for me, the fact that everything was pointed out for you. It is not a challenging game in any sense of the word, except for a few of the items needed to be found in the HOSs were exceptionally teeny tiny.
I usually prefer to play on the hard mode and enjoy hard challenges and puzzles.
But as a game to play to while away the time, it is excellent for that purpose.
February 1, 2013
Fun creepy game to play
Had a creepy, haunted house atmosphere with an interesting plot. The music also really added to the feel of the game.
However, I found that the journal would write about things that I had not clicked on yet. Also, the HOS were far too junky for me and spoiled the creepy vibe. Would be nice if the characters had voice acting and not just subtitles to read.
August 16, 2013
Loved this game!
Lots of Levels, so games didn't end real quick, got my dollars worth of game time!.
Story line good, graphics great, over all a challenging game.
November 18, 2011
Newbies only need apply.
One mode only: complete hand holding. Every place you needed to look in a room, glimmered. And if you weren't sure what to do with that spot just click on it, "Looks like a cross used to hang here". In case you missed the big, empty, cross shaped indentation there. Nothing else to do at that spot? It throws you out. Nothing else to do in a room? It locks you out. Almost completely HOGs and the other mini games were either ridiculously easy or made no sense, requiring random clicking til it went away. Would have loved it when I first started out. Now that I have a little experience under my belt, just found it tedious.
July 26, 2012
DEMO REVIEW - OK
Played demos for both CE and SE Games. Goal is to free ghosts from an evil spirit in an old house. Scenes were dark for me. I like challenging hidden objects, however, dark scenes tend to have the upper hand due to shadows and lack of clarity. First hidden object scene , I had to use my Sherlock Holmes magnifying glass and still needed to use hint button twice. Will pass on this game series.
December 25, 2011
Fear For Sale but I'm Not Buying
Not fearful at all. There are five chapters in this game and they are pretty long. The graphics are okay but not up to standard. The music is repetitive and just okay. The storyline is okay as well; a Lords wife dies and he makes a deal with a demon to save her and ends up destroying everyone in his house. You're there to write an article and get sucked into ending the curse. It's pretty predictable. There are a LOT of HOS and they are all grainy and very hard to see. Almost every item you need comes from a HOS...that is how many there are. There are very few mini games and they are all easy. There is no map and there are no collectables. I can't rate the strategy guide because I never needed it...that is rare for me. I was looking forward to playing this after I had so much fun playing "Fear For Sale: Nightmare Cinema" but was very disappointed. I cannot recommend this game
October 17, 2013
Could have been so much better
It was a great story, great imagery, the HO scenes were just difficult enough...but the one thing that could have made this a great game was difficulty settings.
I didn't like the sparkles all over, it made it way too easy. There wasn't a lot of challenge because all the things I would normally enjoy finding on my own, were pointed out to me.
March 2, 2013
Good potential lost
The storyline gave the game god potential that it couldn't deliver on. Although the stil scenes were okay the animation was poorly done and looked amateurish. Plus there were typos in the lists of hidden objects (e.g. I had to use a hint to find a belt in one scene because it was listed as a belt)
June 8, 2012
This HOG was very clumsy and tedious with tasks to do where the player has to keep guessing what should be done by clicking on highlighted areas. Must keep going through repetitive scenes to find items to help you in other scenes--a lot of back and forth action that becomes more frustrating than challenging.
November 23, 2011
I never got passed the barn, TO frustrating I was getting very upset with this game. Did not like it at all. Do not recommend to buy it.
April 29, 2012