Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story
Excellent story, well paced.
It is a nice mystery which unravels slowly. The pacing is OK and there is no irritating backtrtacking. The HOS are OK, not to difficult. The puzzles are OK. challenging enough to be fun, but not furstratingly so. And some were quite original.
It has also a lot of Wow! factor, that is a game that delivers more than the usual.
November 10, 2013
loved it, most people have said what i would have said, so i'll just say, its a very good engrossing game, and a very atmospheric creepiness to it, which i loved!
i was very much engrossed with it.
At 1st i thought that it was not my type of game, but you are soon drawn in to it. good for my collection thats for sure lol
August 19, 2013
spooky story, funny doll
My favorite character in this game is the doll, or hint button. But the dollhouse you fill in with your husbands' past ranks a close second, though.
The graphics in this game are almost as if you're playing a child's game, which you're definitely not- the game is creepy. I can't elaborate much except wife-rescue-husband without ruining the fun of seeing on your own.
But back to graphics- I think they intentionally planned it the way they did. The graphics are clear, and good.
The music is alright, as well. It's not annoying.
Overall, I highly recommend the game. Or at least giving it a try, because it is a good game and shouldn't be overlooked. I have it on my kindle- not computer. It's one of the games I go back to.
June 7, 2013
creepy, yet really fun!
My honest opinion about Stray Souls Dollhouse story, I skipped on the game for awhile. But then i got the demo in a "what the heck, i'll give it a go" type attitude. and I do not regret it one bit!! The graphics are to my liking, the storyline is alright, i did like the 'dollhouse' was involved where you had to collect 'dolls around the game, that was interesting,yet neat concept from the devs. I absolutely LOVE these kind of creepy games. Dollhouse Story is on the top of my list of the "spend this coming halloween at home".
May 14, 2013
Weird, in a good way
Stray Souls definitely has some unusual aspects that make it stand out. There are some truly weird plot elements in this game, and I was a little dubious about them at first.
But in the end, I feel like the same things that made it strange also make it distinctive, which is a strong aspect of the game, overall. It has a 'missing person' plot that is common to a lot of HO games, but some of the specifics are unique, and satisfyingly creepy.
Most of the puzzles are fairly easy, I think, which is fine with me. The story and the style were intriguing and I was happy to hurry through the puzzles to find out what would happen next!
March 31, 2013
Such a fun, creepy game, although a bit short!
My mom loves HOG's as much as me, so as a surprise I purchased this game for her mac and it for me, and we went through it together, and competed on HOS's. It was a really fun game, although a couple of times I got creeped out. :D
I'm normally very bad at navigating HOG's, so I need to refer to the strategy guide a bit, but I didn't need to once with this, which was a nice change, it's just the right blend of hard and easy, which is hard to find! :)
The gameplay is pretty short though, it took about 3 hours and I was taking my time - which means looking at every scene, conversing about every little object, etc.
All in all, this is a fantastic game, and I highly recommend playing it silmatenously with someone, as it's a lot of fun! :)
January 30, 2013
could not stop playing this game
This is the fourth game I have played with BigFish and it is the best. It is challenging without being too easy, the storyline is excellent and spooky, and I like the way the book shows you where on the map you need to be. This means you don't have to use the hints, but can try to find out what to do, knowing you are in the right place.
Love the graphics. If you like this, try Dreamland.
November 26, 2012
Just the demo...
...proved to be really very, very good. The game itself worked well, the hints easily recharged. I liked the story and will buy, 'after Christmas.'...although may purchase it for a gift. :D Nice, BF!
November 23, 2012
Despite the fact that the storyline makes very little sense, this game is highly enjoyable. The pace is pretty fast, with lots of good hidden object scenes and very little needless backtracking. There are few puzzles and overall, it isn't terribly difficult, but the creepy atmosphere and engaging cut scenes more than make up for that deficit. Would definitely recommend the SE, especially if using a free game code. This is an under-advertised gem!
August 31, 2012
VERY GOOD GAME
Just finished the game and am glad I purchased it! It keeps you very involved right to the end.
The story and graphics are well done and the hidden object scenes are the perfect level of difficulty
With the hint system you have no need of a strategy guide. I never even had to use the walk through. That brings me to the reason I gave it a 4 star rating instead of 5. It is easier than I usually play and the puzzles/mini games or far to simple.
The length is very good and the play is fun. A fantastic game for someone just starting in this genre!
January 7, 2012