Hallowed Legends: Samhain Collector's Edition
I head a great time playing this game!! Some of rooms wear really scary with all those machines and sounds and also i found different and unexpected objects in HOS scenes.
It was a very nice experience ...thank you Big Fish !
September 25, 2012
Not a Legendary Game, sadly.
This game was less than OK. Based on the very positive reviews I expected near perfection.
a. The best part of the game were the HOS. In all fairness, they were excellent. Among the best I've seen. They were hard, and presented a big challenge, not as a result of bad coloring or junk piles or poor descriptions. The objects were just very well placed and hidden. This would have been a good purpose for the game and a good place to stop.
b. There was a lot of variety in the puzzles. Some were hard some were not. But this is the biggest letdown with the game:easy or hard, the instructions were absolutely terrible. They were not clear and they were not instructive. Success was either because the puzzle was super-easy or a result of trial and error without knowing what I was doing.
c. There were achievements but no collectibles. The achievements were earned in the normal course of the game: not skipping puzzles and not using hints for the HOG. One achievement, "Take more than 10 minutes to complete a puzzle" I achieved because I left the room and forgot to turn off the game.
d. The visual quality of the HOGs was very good, as I alluded to above. The rest was not impressive at all. The sound quality was lacking or really not applicable as there wasn't much sound. Music was spare and I don't recall any VOs. There was one scene where the background music was genuinely spectacular: it built as the tension built and made me feel like I was trying to beat the clock. This was good.
e. Outside of the HOG, the challenge factor was not quite OK..really a 2.5 out of 5. I like to understand how a game is progressing and then find challenges with that knowledge. It was very hard to follow what was going on without constantly consulting the strategy guide. There was a LOT of back an forth and while that's challenging, it's also referred to by another name: a waste of time.
f. I complained about this in two consecutive games now: the grammar was off. It doesn't seem like an English speaker wrote the text and clearly there was no editing. I'd point to the puzzle instructions as the prime best example. Still, there were other, very clear, very straightforward errors.
g. The story line was hard to follow. As I played the game I forgot what the premise was and thus the reason I was doing things. I just knew I had to get the bad guy. There were very few characters. The town was abandoned. The hero, her companion who was a victim; a father-daughter duo and finally one "out of left field" character was it. In an otherwise empty city, one character just appeared, needed saving, hung around to thank his hero (me!) and that was it: he played no role whatsoever in the progress of the story. Inventory acquisition at times made no sense. It was just there because it has to be in an HOG.
I'm starting to ramble...and that reminds me too much of the game. Sorry. I'm surprised with myself here, but, I'm not going to recommend this game. For one thing, it's definitely not worth $14. But beyond that, I didn't play the bonus content because I just wanted it to be over. The game was a half-off promo and I still don't think it was worth it.
I'd avoid this. Final warning: I got it after the one-hour trial. I almost always do the trial now, not wanting to depend on other reviewers. I remember being on the fence about this, but it was a promo so I got it. I regret the decision.
June 14, 2013
I played this one when this game first out and I really enjoy until end!
Thank you elephant, for making this great game!
April 6, 2013
I loved this game! Very intriquing!!!
January 12, 2012
It was great!
I bought this game after experiencing many games from Elephant Games and this game is like their very first game released, so there's no voiceover, but it's still creepy and exciting. There is no map available so I have to go through SG several times. The bonus chapter is fine but since there is little background music and no voice over, it takes a bit of the excitement and those rushing feeling like being chased by a real Celtic demon. Nevertheless I love this game and I am ready to play 'Templar' ;)
April 6, 2013
Why do I always...
Why do I always fall for the reviews. I was looking for something great to play so I chose this game based on the reviews. Its very boring and non-eventful.
January 23, 2013
The graphics were awesome and looked real. The visual/sound quality was fabulous. The level of challange was good. It only took me like 4 hours tops. The storyline was intriguing. This was a overall great game, but I got the SV instead of the CE.
January 22, 2013
I?d Play It Again!
I enjoyed this game! While it didn?t have what I would call a new storyline, it had one of the types I enjoy, and it was easy to follow. The graphics were nice; there were a few rough patches but nothing negative. The game play was lengthy, and the hints were most helpful and they charged at a nice speed which was nice. You do have to wait for your hint to charge even if you?re stuck and need to know which way to go, but because they don?t take long at all to charge, this isn?t a big deal.
The game did not have a map, which really wasn?t needed but is always nice in these games.
Another feature I liked about the game was the skip button on the puzzles didn?t take long to charge at all. There are some puzzles I just do not care for in most of these games and prefer to skip them so it?s always nice when the button?s charge at a fast pace.
The game had lots of puzzles and lots of hidden object scenes which added to the enjoyment along the way.
You have a choice between two types of game play; casual or advanced.
The bonus content that is found in the collector?s edition has extra game play, wallpaper, screensaver, concept art and music.
Overall, very nice indeed; I enjoy this game.
January 5, 2013