Gravely Silent: House of Deadlock
It gets a 5 from me..
I thought this game was wonderful! Yes, some of the HOS were a bit small and it was not THAT bird, but another one, but that truly took nothing from the enjoyment I had playing this game. The music is not aggravating, the story is super interesting, to me, and there is not a lot of backtracking as the chapters are pretty much self contained. The game was long and interesting always.
The hint button was not super helpful, but did help some, and there is a walkthrough for the few really challenging things. The puzzles were mostly all unique and some were easy and some I had NO idea, but they were really cool. This was fun to the max.
February 2, 2013
just loved this game
This game was great.. The visuals were beautiful. I loved some of the puzzles which were not too hard and quite different. The story kept me interested.
I think I have two complaints one the ending was rather sudden and some of the objects in the H.O.'s were quite difficult to find especially the small items but the hint button filled quite quickly so it was not a problem.
I would certainly buy another of their games.
January 29, 2013
GOOD STORY LINE
The story line was interesting and followed through the whole game smoothly.
At times, the scenes were pretty dark, as would be expected in a game like this. The mini games were varied and there were enough HO scenes to keep the game interesting.
This is the type of game that tends to be a pet peeve of mine; too much backwards and forwards, but in this case, the other positives outweighed this particular flaw. It would have benefited from a map, specifically one where you could use it to go to the next active area.
Not an outstanding game, but one that I was happy with when I finished it.
November 28, 2012
ALWAYS WATCH OUT WHEN TOO MANY WIVES HAVE DIED
STORYLINE: Richard Rainheart?s five wives have died mysterious deaths at his castle and you find yourself at the castle looking into the deaths (his 5th wife was your sister). You find a picture of Richard dated 1873 ? well, that just can?t be! You find out that his wedding rings have taken the souls of those who loved him for 100 years. The antidote is to enter the netherworld of the deceased wives? dreams and release their souls before your sister becomes permanently dead.
BASICS: Casual and challenge modes. Volume controls for music, special effects and the environment. Wide screen is available. Game took a little over 5 hours in casual mode.
GAMEPLAY: You are looking for the rest of each wife?s statutes and her ring. There is little overlap between the scenes for the various wives. Dialogue is written. Nice mix of HOS and puzzles. HOS are interactive and not too crowded and objects are large and well defined. Puzzles are easy to moderately challenging (depending on your skill). Hints are very helpful and recharge quite fast in casual mode.
OTHER STUFF: Graphics were nicely detailed, though frequently on the drab side. Sometimes, if you had only a partial inventory of needed objects for a puzzle, you could use them as you found them; other times, you needed the complete set of 3 or 4. Plot was well developed and a lot of thought went into the scenes and activities for each wife. Very polished gameplay. Though fitting, the ending was rather abrupt ? it could have been dawn out a bit more to have a more dramatic effect and be more satisfying.
November 21, 2012
Fun till the end
I really enjoyed the story line. The puzzles and HOS were fun! I didn't have a problem seeing them or the objects being to small or dark. I loved how each character had their own unique story line and puzzles, that made it fun! The game does last a long time, which is nice because I play allot and seem to beat them quickly sometimes, which sucks!
I will agree with the other reviews on the ending however, after all the work you go through to get there it's almost not worth it. But I did still enjoyed the game.
November 5, 2012
Fun , simple game
Not overly challenging and not much of a storyline to be had. But a nice, fun quick little game.
November 4, 2012
Gravely Silent: House of Deadlock
Enjoyed this game very much! Even my 4 yr old joined me looking for things. The story line is captivating.
November 2, 2012
Good game, though not outstanding
A variation on Bluebeard story, without much value added to the storyline.
Graphics are good, music too, games and hidden objects scenes are okay.
Actually, this game is not bad at all, but there is nothing quite surprising to make it stand out from other games of the genre.
October 21, 2012
Interesting and challenging game!
The story reminds me a bit of bluebeard, but with a twist. I played in challenge mode, so hints take longer to charge.
- The graphics are a bit grainy and some of the objects in the HOS are quite hard to find. That disturbed me the most in the game.
- The puzzles are quite easy.
- There is no journal, just a task list. You can have either the whole task list or only the tasks for the location where you are.
- There is no map, and it's sometimes difficult to remember where you have to go.
- There are not too many dialogs, which is good.
The game length is good; it took me 3 1/2 hours to finish.
All in all, if you don't mind the graphics, a game with many things to do!
August 1, 2012
good long game
This game was longer than usual. The story line was good, spooky without being too scary. The ending was quick but I had fair warning, and the main part of the game was enjoyable. There were a ton of new locations to explore, interesting puzzles and most of the HO scenes took some time and effort.
My major gripe was with the misclick penalty for HO scenes, I've never seen one so quick! If I want to click around, let me click around! Especially since the HO were difficult and some items were nearly impossible to find. On the positive side I liked the clever use of the flashlight, and the missing items weren't placed back into the scene.
Graphics were typical, and the task list was very helpful. I wasn't a fan of the "netherworlds" since they were so nonsensical, I'm more of a fan of logic and reason. But overall I liked the game and it held my interest.
July 1, 2012