Grim Facade: Mystery of Venice Collector?s Edition
Very good game, and beautiful!
I absolutely loved the music and Venetian scenery, even if it was a little gloomy. Giovanni at the store was a nice touch, you can buy things from him to help you in the game.
I can't say enough about the beautiful hand painted graphics, and there were plenty of locations to give you a nice view of Venice. I've been there before and it looked familiar to me.
There isn't a ton of running back and forth, you will gradually use previous locations less and less.
There are a lot of HO scenes, more than I would have liked, however they weren't terrible.. no junk piles, objects weren't replaced after you've found them (yeay!), and the locations were inventive and realistic.
The hint system was the typical "nothing to do here" which was aggravating, but besides that it was a very relaxing game.
October 15, 2012
A Fantastic, Twisting, Turning, Hidden Object Game!!
One of the best games I've played in my 3 years of Big Fish
Club participation. Storyline is a make-sense continuating
story. The challenging story makes sense to follow. Vivid colors and items the correct size in relationship to the people help in finding the hidden objects. Completely interesting in
every way. More like Mystery of Venice Collector's Edition? Bring them on!!!
June 1, 2012
good solid ERS
Good solid game as usual from ERS. They have quite a distinct way of drawing. I enjoyed the merchant of venice and buying things I needed. The scenes were beautifully drawn with movement in most and the game play fun although somewhat predictable. Unlike others I had no need of a map whatsoever. The areas ended their usefulness and then there was no need to return to them. The voice acting was pretty sad. lol Really especially near the end. And I didn't think much of the ending. You are chasing one ..oh and then there's another.. they have threatened to kill you but then are taken out by a bucket of water? ok. Is he melting? Anyway.. several hours of good solid gameplay, well done merchant, well hidden items, beautiful locations and some interesting puzzles save this one. It does look as though a lot of work went in and I appreciate that. Nice job. Good idea but a bit loose in the storyline.
December 15, 2011
Easy and Relaxing
This game is full of HO scenes, and the puzzles are easy. One puzzle seems bugged (puppet painting), so I had to skip it, but the rest of the game was easy and relaxing. At first it seems boring, but as you keep moving forward, it becomes much funner to complete. You don't really have to think much. If you need a game to relax with and that won't frustrate you, this is one. The bonus section was just more HO scenes and a handful of easy puzzles in limited areas.
January 7, 2012
Not to easy for a beginner. You have to remember to get the coins during the game. The HO and puzzles can be difficult for some. You do have to move around to get clues to use. Still a good game and fun.
December 7, 2012
Beautiful, but a little too easy
The art, music, & animation is breathtaking, but I found the minigames & hidden object scenes to be a little too easy. I finished the demo in about 20 minutes.
May 9, 2012
Really enjoyed this game
I test drove the CE but really only needed the strategy a few times to verify things only to find I was way ahead of where the strategy guide was and had to backtrack a bit to get an item or use an item I already had.The storyline line was, the HOGs not too hard (make sure you pick up those fans) and pick up all the gold ducats along the way - you'll find out why later (smile). The individual who hired the detective wasn't some rich bourgeois person but someone who turned over his last 2 coins for his wife and daughter to be found and the guilt he must be feeling over their loss (pay attention to the beginning storyline and you'll find out why). The sound quality was great too. Can't wait to get the full version of this one. Glam-ma says this is a must have.
May 8, 2013
One of good HOG from ERS studio as always. But prefer PuppetShow series.
February 14, 2013
Beautiful, good puzzles, stilted storyline
Stunning graphics and music. Solid good quality game but missing some pizzazz.
Areas for improvement...gameplay and storyline is a bit stilted. Puzzles are great, but too many standard hidden object scenes for my liking (might be OK for others) and they are not always on the scenes you expect them to be ie, you have to wander around randomly
Decent extra gamplay.
Slow to load between scenes
June 3, 2012
I really enjoyed the demo of this. Wonderful scenes, the voice overs are great. The developers have achieved that one really feels to be in Venice. The puzzles can be challenging, I had terrible problems with the first one I ran into and it took me ages to figure out how to set the code for the door lock. The HOS scenes are very well done. Nothing is impossible to find. I loved the characters and their movements. Excellently programmed. A really impressive game. I would have bought this one, especially today as it came up as the first part of the 10th anniversary sales campaign, but I won't, because one the first reviewers let slip how the game ends and how to take out an enemy, so sadly I now see little reason to buy the game :-(.
However, I can highly recommend it.
June 1, 2012