Shades of Death: Royal Blood
Overall a good HOG.
Shades of Death is a solid HOG worth buying. It is good but not great, but it is an entertaining play. Most of the HO scenes are good, although some of the hidden objects are concealed to the point that one must click on the area highlighted by the hint and then watch what goes away to see what it could have been while others are perfectly visible but well blended. Oddly, the HOS in the netherworld are brighter and those in the real world are darker. The plot is interesting enough to follow. The continuity of play is pretty good, but I did have to look at the walkthrough a couple of times for hints. I am a puzzle hater and several of these puzzles immediately fell into the skip category. There are no hints for puzzles. You have to guess what it is that you are supposed to do. Skipping is easier with no goal given. Overall, I think you will like this game.
March 18, 2012
A bit short
The story is interesting. The HOS are a bit grainy but the objects are not tiny so it's ok. The mini-games are not too hard. The game is rather short, I'd say about 2-3 hours, but otherwise it's a good game.
December 10, 2011
Not a bad game but very short! only took me an hour and a half to play, the HOS are dark in places but still very easy and the puzzles are nothing new I'm afraid. It's a good game and a nice storyline to spend an afternoon on.
June 28, 2012
Really great creep factor and story line. The graphics are beautifully rendered and the mystery is challenging.
I've played it three times and enjoyed it each time, and I'm not one to replay games.
Most of the HOS are fairly dark and grainy, making it a bit difficult to find all the objects, but that's what hints are for, right? I appreciate that there is no click penalty, and the hints refill quickly. I skipped all the puzzles, so I can't comment on them, but the skip button is available quickly enough even for me.
July 15, 2013
While I agree with most of the reviews on this game, I liked it for the visual quality and the storyline. It is a good game that kept my interest for the time it took to play, and I'm not at all sorry that I purchased it. Was it the most stunning and challenging game I've ever played? No, but that doesn't mean it's not worth playing. I found it enjoyable, and that's why I keep coming back to BFG!
January 20, 2013
Great game but VERY SHORT. By the time you really get into it, its over and you dont even see it coming.....I was playing along them boom ending credits. For that reason, it wasnt worth the money:-(
September 16, 2012
i love the game..... its good..... but not so horrible.... as i love playing horror games.
February 21, 2012
Good, Solid Game.
Older-type game with plenty of HOs ( sometimes ambiguous objects),simple puzzles and a predictable story line. The collectible has only three parts and the vampires don't have much motivation, but, the artwork is good and the game's flow is pleasant. I got this game on sale and am well pleased.
If the player is looking for the ultimate in HO games, this is not it. Enjoyable, fun and worth the time and money.
February 5, 2013
I enjoyed playing this game, as it flowed from scene to scene and didn't require too much backtracking, but my only disappointment is that it was short. I played the demo, and only played an extra hour after buying it before I finished the game. I guess if you're advanced, you'll go through it really fast.
The hidden object scenes were good, as I didn't need to squint or stare at the screen to find objects, and the puzzles were fairly challenging. I also enjoyed the music - it wasn't overwhelmingly dramatic, and matched the gameplay perfectly.
All-in-all, a solid game - experienced players may find it too short though.
July 2, 2012
Good Game, Great Graphics
I enjoyed this game. I took my time and enjoyed the scenery along the way. The puzzles aren't too hard and the objects to find were large enough to see. I recommend this game.
June 30, 2012