Shiver: Vanishing Hitchhiker Collector's Edition
"Shiver" you WILL !!!
What an excellent HOGGER !!Grab your magnifying glass
for this one !! You MUST be on your hoggers' best to tackle
this awesome game !!!
Ok,so,where's the SEQUEL ?????C'mon BFG !!!
March 11, 2012
I enjoyed it, didn't find it overly spooky and I played in the dark with the lights off~!
Was glad for the walk through as I was stumped at times and couldn't figure out what to do next.
I recommend this highly because the guide was through enough to me to make sense.
January 31, 2012
Play alone, at night, in the dark at your own risk
I thought this game was good, story and game play held my interest. Expect some jump out of your skin moments
There was not a lot of needless back tracking and the main game had good length of play time. My one major negative comment -- too much H0G / too few puzzles. It was also a bit too easy for my tastes, but you do still have to pay attention.
The bonus chapter added to the story, gave it a more conclusive ending. and added at least an extra hour of game play. As for that, I really felt a bit more challenged by the task(s). No, never used the Strategy Guide (called walk through in this game), but I was tempted. What stumped me momentarily, IMHO, was pretty clever.
January 17, 2012
The hitchhiker urban legend
You pick up a lovely young hitchhiker only to find she leaves something behind in your car. So you turn around to return it. And so the story begins...
This game has beautiful graphics, dark and gloomy, yet the scenes are all very crisp. The cutscenes and voice overs are really good. And the music is wonderful, not overpowering or "I have to turn it off before I go mad".
The HOs are junkpiles with some interaction, but they are crisp and clear. Very easy on the eyes. There are very few puzzles relatively speaking, and they are fairly simple. I would have enjoyed a few more with a bit more challenge. There are also 2 modes of play, but either could probably be played by any level of player.
This game actually feels more like an adventure than an HO to me.
The atmosphere of the game is what really makes it great. The rain, thunder and lighting really add to it. There are great flashes of white light, and even a few spots that will give you shivers.
The overall length was about average for me. The game is not overly challenging but does make for a satisfying game play. The bonus chapter definitely gives the game a satisfactory ending.
February 1, 2012
Creepy, but not that much
A very interesting somber adventure into a ghostly world that is well designed and crafted with talent.
Very good intro, very good music, a very good voice-over with an equally good narrative and an excellent artwork.
The storyline is interesting enough to make you want to complete the investigation.
There is no special difficulty, each HOS being neat in spite of the overall surrounding darkness, and every action pretty straightforward.
Looking for items with a flashlight is good fun.
Minigames don't come up often and all are simple, but there is a lot of things to do.
Due to its simplicity my estimation of the gamelength turns around 6 to 7 hours for the CE, which is a bit short in respect to the extra expense. Obviously the SE will be shorter since it comprises only 5 chapters instead of 6.
December 22, 2011
My favorite game genre ever is Survival Horror. Of course this game does not qualify as that, but the atmosphere is very similar! Love that! I found the level of difficulty medium, but you can choose your level if you want which is nice. There is not too much backtracking but there is some. I did find most puzzles had some logic to them. The HOS were not all that clear on my laptop and I had to expand the screen to non-widescreen to find all the objects sometimes. I liked the storyline very much! I definitely recommend the CE because of the extra chapter. Nice game length too. A few moments really gave me the creeps (in a good way)! Enjoy!
October 6, 2012
Great storyline,graphics are crisp and clear,puzzles and mini games are straight forward.The game isn't tedious because there's not much of backtracking.This is something that you can enjoy at your own pace. Love it!
May 26, 2012
What I've looked for.
First off, if you want to buy this game than get the CE, the bonus adds onto the game. Parts of the games creeped me out a bit and I liked the style of the gameplay. I just found it quite enjoyable on many levels. I didn't find it too challenging though. It was decent length to those who like longer games.
December 15, 2011
"boring hidden object game!"
I liked the music in the game but the overall play of the gamer was poor at best it just wasn't challenging enough. and there wasn't much to the story plot and there were no puzzles to solve.
December 10, 2011
I fairly enjoyed the game. Creepy in most scenes.
Graphics were excellent. HOS were pretty easy. Puzzles were also pretty easy to me.
One downfall was there was no map. Going back and forth majority of the time became tedious after a while.
Hint button refills pretty quickly. The skip button takes maybe 1-2 minutes to fill, but luckily the puzzles were easy enough to where I didnt need the skip button.
I didnt really use the journal. It seemed more useless.
The bonus play was good too. Good length.
March 31, 2013