Shiver: Vanishing Hitchhiker
A little on the creepy side
Of course, I wouldn't have bought if I wasn't entertained by the trial period. The game had great ambiance without being overly gruesome. The soundtrack music wasn't so annoying that it had to be turned off, but seemed to fit every scene perfectly. The artwork and color also fit the mood perfectly.
I have to admit to using the 'hint' option more than once as it was easy to overlook some parts of the scene that didn't stand out or wasn't obvious where to go.
Overall, a very enjoyable game. I can't speak to replay value as I've only just finished it. But for now it will stay on my hard drive for awhile.
July 21, 2012
good H.O's lots of fun. Wish there were more games. Good storyline
July 13, 2012
Too Much Back and Forth
Basically I liked this game. I only had to refer to the walk through once. The hint button was good at directling me to the next area to play. It just seemed like there was too much going and coming to the same places. HO scenes were good as were the puzzles. Story line was good all though it seemed to jump some, maybe because I wasn't playing the collector's edition. I liked it enough to buy the collector's edition of the other game in this series.
May 26, 2012
Love the Creepy Atmosphere
I loved the feeling of creepiness I got throughout this game. Always felt like something bad was going to happen but always turns out to be nothing more than the next search puzzle. Would like more creepy atmosphere games like this. Would have liked a better ending though even though it did leave me with a creepy feeling.
May 18, 2012
Nice relaxing pastime.
Maybe not the most edgy HO game of the year (but then, what is?), but certainly worth the price. The atmosphere was maybe a little too gloomy for some but I thought it was appropriate for the storyline. Decent artwork although a tad too dark sometimes. The flashlight option was at least a little helpful for us old farts who have trouble navigating poorly lighted venues.
The mini-puzzles weren't too challenging, but since I don't have the most patience in the world that suited me pretty well.
It was a good length; not so short as to feel as if I was being cheated, but not so long as to be enervating.
The music was perhaps a bit distracting and sometimes too loud. It may be an American thang that we're supposed to react according the the ominous, "doot-doot-DOOOOOT!!!" paradigm, but I prefer to decide for myself exactly how alarmed I should be at any given time.
Well worth a few dollars and (given time) one or two replays.
May 12, 2012
Good Game, Too Short
I enjoyed this game, the story line and the challenge; but I finished this game to quickly.
May 8, 2012
Creepy and fun
I liked plots like this game: creepy atmosphere, a little depressing and slightly scary. I was stuck a lot of times during the game though and I don't enjoy being clueless so many times, therefore I put the level of challenge at excelling and part of the reason why I didn't give it 5 stars. The visuals were fun and dreary and the plot started out interesting with the missing girl but became a little disconnected when mentioning Indian rituals. Overall, still a good buy.
May 2, 2012
I recently discovered by shear accident games for Mac and in particular Big Fish. My girlfriend and I have ditched the TV because we have now found real mystery and suspence in these great games. I have played only the Try It version and was so hooked that the hour trail period was over before i realised and left nosey and wanting more so I am now the proud owner of the full version, all whilst havin gjust finished Edgars Allen Poe series and halfway through Dire Grove which absolutely fantastic.
April 18, 2012
Easy Game but Thumbs up for this one
I thought the graphics, music and storyline in this game were very good. Could have done with a bit less of the hidden object scenes but they were okay. Puzzles were a bit too easy - Still overall I quite enjoyed playing this game and will have to get the next one to see how it all ends up.
April 8, 2012
Anther good one
Very good game. Length ok, and story/game play enjoyable. However.......don't make the mistake of playing in casual mode like I did. It really does hold your hand the entire way through, even telling you which direction to go/click next. Kinda annoyed me after a while as it felt like I wasn't playing for myself. That's the only bad thing I have to say though. I still enjoyed it.
April 1, 2012