Mystery Seekers: The Secret of the Haunted Mansion
HO with a little twist
This is a pretty good HO game. It is not like the current HO games in that there is no lead in, no cutscenes, a very mild storyline, no characters, no music. It's like BAM!, let's get started.
The basic story is you are cleaning the house and area of ghosts. The HOs are challenging, the puzzles are all jigsaw but entertaining, and you battle lots of ghosts.
This is a timed game with penalties for using the hint button. I think the penalties very from 10 to 30 minutes depending on where they are used. You collect some rewards, but you collect them no matter what. There is a journal that can be a little helpful, but really is no necessary to the game.
As a semi-straight HO I have to admit I enjoyed the game, and finished in what was for me a little less than average time.
I would recommend this game as a relaxing, fun filler game.
January 16, 2012
Good solid game with a different kind of animation, effects, locatios
November 20, 2011
Campy Puzzle Game
Based on the demo. The graphics are dark, even with my monitor set to the brightest level, but otherwise ok. The characters are campy, funny. The audio is very good. This game is almost entirely puzzle/hidden object. The hidden object scenes are so dark, it's hard to find some of the objects. The puzzles are very clear. No adventure to speak of, at least as far as I got in the demo; although there are scenes where you get to shoot as many ghosts as you can in a short time period.
April 17, 2012
That's a definitive No
I played the demo for 15 minutes and just quit. The way the game is set up I found extremely irritating. It takes quite a lot that I'm confused and don't know what to do. Not even at the beginning I was quite sure how to exit the "introduction" to the game. I also found it extremely unnerving that in each scene you had the "feet" symbol, that showed you in which direction you can walk. And at every given moment you have name tags all over the screen, if you found something, you can look up something, what the object is etc. and "bang" new pop-up with another message; that really spoils the whole game. The cut-scenes were kind of ok but well, as you might have figured out by now .... this game I found simply terrible.
April 17, 2012
After a few moments into the demo I knew I would not like this game. Did not capture my attention. Did not find it to be original. This game was not for me but it may be for someone else.
April 17, 2012
I lasted for 10 minutes into the demo before giving up. Awful game and very dated.
April 18, 2012
From the awkward curser to the constant video's this game is a stinker. I usually do the whole demo, like the game or not, but I couldn't finish this one, too frustrating!
April 19, 2012
I haven't played such an awful game in a very long time!
September 10, 2013