Our Worst Fears: Stained Skin
The story line is great, excellent graphics, nice music, two ways of finding hidden objects. Details like this make a game to be GREAT!
June 24, 2012
HELP SOLVE THE TATOO AND SUICIDE MYSTERY
OVERALL SUMMARY: Completed game for the third time, in about 4 hours ? I take my time always. It could have used 3 difficulty modes. The casual mode leads you by the hand (which is okay with me ? I don?t need to do a HOS that is sparkling if there are other things to be done in the scene). The hard mode gives no direction and it probably wouldn?t be clear what you need to do. So it seems an intermediate mode would have been useful to a lot of people. Georgeous artwork.
WHAT YOU GET:
2 difficulty modes (expert has no sparkles, casual does)
Task button, showing current tasks
Area Completed when all has been done in a scene
2 volume controls
Hint button to help you locate a HO, tell you to search elsewhere or reveal next step
Replayable ? HOS are different each time
STORY & GAMEPLAY:
We have a hero and a heroine in a supernatural theme. Our hero Victor finds himself on an island with a highly painful floral tattoo. He decides to get it removed and finds that his psychiatrist and several of his other patients have similar tattoos and have committed suicide. Help Victor and his gal Mary learn the mystery of the tattoos and how they tie the victims together. Gameplay is pretty straightforward and somewhat linear. If you get stuck, the hint button will suggest looking in another scene or reveal the next step. Scenes that have no more tasks will show ?Area Completed? at the top.
Ghostly apparitions appear periodically. Don?t know what they do, other than the underlying theme is a supernatural one. The characters and sounds (such as footsteps over crushed stones) appear very realistic. You can?t pick up objects until they are needed.
HOGS & PUZZLES/MINI-GAMES: Play a standard HOS or get an alternate puzzle with goggles. HOS are nicely drawn and you can get an outline of the object, so they are relaxing to play. Goggles shows you a piece of the puzzle and you need to determine where it should overlay to get the objects. When you click on objects in the scenes (and the objects will be part of a puzzle), question marks are thrown into your inventory tray and show the shape of the puzzle pieces you have to find. I liked this facet.
Gorgeous and colorful locations with strong artwork. They could have done voice-overs ? of course, a lot of people would then condemn them. Pleasant-enough music. I found the game to be well thought-out and very polished. I think the game is more than a 4-star and a little less than 5-star. Since it was closer to 5-star, I just rounded up.
September 14, 2013
VERY NICE GAME
Great story - you travel around the world searching the solution of a mysterious case of "tattoos and deaths".
At the beginning it seems to be kind of slow: you do only one thing and have to go elsewhere,... but gets better and better every moment
- Graphics very well done
- Excellent Atmosphere
- Good level of challenge
- Nice characters
- Vey interesting locations
- Lot of HOS (some are a bit dark) and varied different puzzles.
January 16, 2012
Something a bit different
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this game. WARNING - if suicide upsets you avoid this one. Otherwise it is an entertaining game with some different puzzles for a change. I played in the casual mode and the help was there with me all the way (too much so if you like it difficult and challenging). As with most games the story was a bit far fetched but work your way past that and it was interesting and "logical". One aspect I wish more games included was an "area complete" notice so you don't have to go back and try there again. Also there were no voice overs which I hate just reading to enhance the story. I did not find much use for the journal - it only seemed to tell me what I had done.
March 5, 2012
Different kind of game!
This game has some interesting twists. There are HOS but also various objects to find in the locations. The mini-games are easy.
There is a lot of back and forth and no map, but you are notified when an area is complete.
The dialogs are sometimes too long for me.
The hint system shows you the way.
There are also sparkles in the Expert mode.
The game is rather short; for me a bit more than 2 hours.
August 6, 2013
I liked this one even though the graphics fell short in the hidden object scenes. These scenes were quite dark making it hard to find things.Otherwise the game was fun but not a memorable one.There was the usual running around but there was a different way of collecting things.This is not a short game and one which is straight forward enough to not need a walkthrough.The hint will show you where to go if you need help.
April 11, 2012
Definitely a good game
The visual art is good and the music was well done. It was difficult to get started but once I got past the beginning it was involved, entertaining and enjoyable. I found the "goggle" choice made it a bit more of a challenge and different than the average hos game. The hint button filled quickly and was very useful to know where to go next. I also liked the "area completed" addition so I didn't have to go back somewhere I didn't need to to. I also liked the interaction between the two main characters as you go through the game. I only played the demo but thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent. Definitely a buyable game.
March 31, 2012
Great... until the end!!!
This was a great game!! Not too difficult, but challenging enough that I didn't get bored. I had to consult the walkthrough a few times to get through the game. I was highly disappointed in the ending! Another great game ruined by a pitiful conclusion!!!
May 26, 2012
Entertaining HO game
I have just finished the trial & decided to go ahead & use a credit to buy it. It isn't real hard & easy to go back to. I very seldom get a chance to play a game from start to finish in one setting so games that I can resume where I left off with little remembering, I like a lot :)
December 11, 2011
I'd say 3.5 if I could
It is a fun game, but I'd say most of the aspects are a bit above mediocre. Nothing fantastic about it, there are better games. But there are also many many worse and less enjoyable games.
While it's not one of my favorites, I'd say it's worth a play if you're looking for something to do since it's decent enough and a pretty good length. Particularly good if you can get it as a daily deal or something.
November 25, 2011