Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story

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Welcome to a town where something that should not exist runs free; where a desperate wife will risk her beating heart to find her husband; and where a terrible secret lies buried behind an orphanage. Search for clues, solve puzzles, and unlock new areas as you visit spine-chilling locations, play stimulating mini-games and locate Hidden Objects. Stray Souls – A Dollhouse Mystery will take you to a dark and spooky world!

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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/8
  • CPU: 600 Mhz
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • DirectX: 6.0
  • Hard Drive: 246 MB
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Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story 4.4 5 76 76
Terrific game This was my kind of game with many HO'S and a few puzzles. Long game play Many different locations The music created a lot of tension & a sense of urgency I've played this game several times and always have fun. If you like HO'S this game is for you. Oh yeah - loved the knitted doll !!! January 13, 2013
Great graphics and theme I really loved this game. I buy a lot of BigFish games but this is my first review. I keep checking back to see if they make this a series (like "Stray Souls" something) and am always disappointed to see that it still stands alone. Great game! December 29, 2012
Loved it! It was awesomely creepy! Gosh I play a lot of these games and this was the best story I've seen in a while. My only complaint, but it was still lovely to play, was there needed to be more puzzles. I highly recommend this! November 6, 2012
Stray Souls - Dollhouse Story Another enjoyable game. It was a bit harder, so I had to start over and enlist the help of the walkthrough. Luckily I only had to use the walkthrough once in a while. The hint button was helpful in guiding me through the game. Plenty of scenes to investigate. It held my interest through to the end. A long enough game, but again, a good one I did not want to end. M.G. September 16, 2012
good graphics i really enjoyed this game. the hints did help you in the HOS and where to go next. they recharged fast! graphics were really good for this type of game. better than expected!!! no puzzles which i didn't miss. you had to figure some things out but not other games where you have a skip button. August 14, 2012
so predictable I sometimes wonder why men and boys are almost totally absent as main positive heroes in these puzzle games. I hope misandriny is not the real reason. July 28, 2013
Crafted by Masters This is the epitome of life! About as fun as it gets and about as deep as it gets. From a psychological perspective, I am virtually sure there is potential healing power by playing this game. I absolutely loved it, and I now NEED to find more just like it. What a wonderful, push of the envelope. This will be the first BF Game which I will play again. And I have bought a lot these past 7 years. July 9, 2014
Good, creepy fun! This game was so excellent. The visuals were fantastic with things to make you a little creeped out at every turn! It was so fun, I only wish it was a little longer :( KInd of on the short side. But so so worth it - even in the SE you get the "beyond objects" that morph, and you get a helpful map to show you where things can be done. Absolutely one of the best purchases I've made!! March 18, 2014
I loved this game. Creepy and a great story line. I couldn't stop playing this game. All of the other review are accurate. It is creepy. The music sets the stage and off you go. I couldn't stop playing it. I finished it the next day. Good graphics. Good story. HOG puzzles are well drawn. Mini puzzles are good. This one is worth the price. January 20, 2014
CLASSIC This review is based on a complete game + the extras of the Collector's Edition. I played it for about 10 hours. I am NOT a fast player. It seemed to me to be of average length. I played it on a Mac platform and experienced no glitches. This is the type of game that defies reviews. How do you review a game released in the Fall of 2011 in the Winter of 2014? You do it VERY CAREFULLY. I hadn't begun playing HOGs when this game was released. I hadn't heard of HOGs when this game was released. I bought it a couple years ago but didn?t play it UNTIL yesterday when I saw the release of Stray Souls: Stolen Memories. I wanted to get a feel for the developer before spending the money on a CE...and what better way than to play a game I already own. Well, in advance I'll say this: if Stolen Memories is anything like Dollhouse Story, it's an instant CLASSIC. I?ll also say this: I regret waiting to play Dollhouse Story. I can only wonder how many times I?d have re-played it by now if I played it when I first bought it. Fun Factor: Are you kidding me? YES. Visual/Sound Quality: Abso-*****-star-Lutely YES. Visuals: Instantly I felt scared. I felt like I was someplace I didn't belong and I was not safe. This is the power of visuals. One character, a clown, was drawn with such feeling and emotion that it evoked FEAR and discomfort in me. This clown exhibited evil and treachery perfectly. The expressions on the clown's face were priceless. And incomparable. The treachery that I just wrote means that the clown pulled off pleading and "trust me" just as well as evil. The rest of the story made me feel like I was in the middle of a horror flick. This is what I call "set design." It is unmatched in brilliance, IMO and that it's a few years old only underscores the level of quality of this game. It has withstood the test of time. Sounds: Again *****. Wicked music throughout. This is not a bright and cheery story. Even as it's ending you feel as though you've MAYBE just escaped in the nick of time. If you feel relief you still don't feel safe, even as you speed away. If you saw the movie Cloverfield, you'll know exactly the emotion I'm referring to. That's what the music does. I think music can drive a good game as much as anything else. Now, combine the visuals with the music and you've increased the fear factor logarithmically. Ladies and Gentlemen, may I introduce you to The Dollhouse Story? One note of import: Owing to its age, this game does not have Voice-overs (let alone lip-synching). You'll see a character and read his lines. This didn't bother me at all. NOT. ONE. BIT. Level of Challenge: I gave this 5 stars but it is asterisked. My chief complaint about an otherwise great game is usually that there are too many HOGs and not enough mini-games. That would be my complaint here if the quality of the HOG weren't as high as it is. There are 20 HOGs and maybe 5 simple mini-games. The HOGs were brilliantly executed. The mini-games...well, frankly, I'm only remembering one right now. The mini-games did not move me. Doesn't matter. The overall game is that good. Storyline: As a child your husband was lost/kidnaped and his good and bad natures were divided into two separate people. Your sister-in-law has been brainwashed but still finds the inner strength to get information to you that helps you on your path to find your husband. Evil clown tricks you. You roam the halls of orphanage. It's all creepy. It?s an intricate story line. I'm sure even these few details I have are not spot on...but it's enough, I hope, to communicate just a little of what's going on. You need to play the game to figure out the rest. You will be happy you discovered this game by playing it, not by reading about it. So, then, how can this review be helpful to you? I'm going to share just a few observations: 1. This is an ADVENTURE much more than an HOG and certainly much much more than a PUZZLE GAME. If you go into the experience with this knowledge you will not feel mislead. It is not about the games. It's about the story and the ambience which completely envelopes you. 2. Here?s what you get with the SE (because it?s an older game) that by today?s standards you might expect to be in the CE but not the SE: a. ?Beyond? Objects: 36 morphing items that are not related to the story but enhance game play. b. Map, including sites visited and the locations of HOGs. c. OK, this is a stretch, but: an un-integrated strategy guide. That means, go to the BFG site, click on game walkthroughs and seek out Stray Souls: Dollhouse. There?s your strategy guide. 3. When I first started buying games I always chose the CE version if it were available. I do not auto-default to that anymore. I try to make an informed decision. That said, here?s what you get with the CE: a. A more (not completely) integrated strategy guide. b. A VERY SUBSTANTIAL Bonus Chapter which is a prequel scene including 10 HOGs. c. Who cares: Wallpapers, Concept Art d. Deleted Scenes (admittedly nice feature I?ve not encountered before.) What all this means is: YOU CAN?T LOSE. If you have the money or the game credits, get the CE. If you don?t have the money or the game credits, get the SE and you?ll be completely and utterly satisfied. Just get something. January 20, 2014
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