Gravely Silent: House of Deadlock
Gravely Silent is difficult!
Yes It is difficuilt because for me the HOS are a bit dim and I often don't see things like "normal" people do! i click on "hint" and am dumfounded as the object I wouldn't call what ever it is what it is supposed to be!
That being said the graphics are beautiful and the enjoyed the fantasy aspect of the story! The music was nice and I didn't mute it as usual--it was melodic and not repitious! which isn't always the case!\
I definetly recomend this game!!
May 20, 2012
Save Your Sister
This was a fun game with lots to do.
Lots of HO'S
Lots of puzzles
Long playing time
Storyline fairly typical
The only negative were some of the teeny tiny items in the HO'S. Even using the hint button with a magnifier I still could not see the item!!
This is a game worth playing.
February 19, 2013
Beautiful Fantasy !
The artwork made this game for me. I must save my sister from death as she has become involved with a wealthy killer of wives (4). I travel into each talented wife's vividly colored world to put her spirit at peace. The puzzles were simple, but beautifully done. The HOs had numerous multiple finds (4x leaf, 3x button...) some objects were tiny, others unrecognizable, but again the artwork and relativity to the game's theme made them enjoyable. There is a delay penalty for overclicking. The game is a long one and well worth the players time and money.
February 7, 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
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
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
Some annoyances, but fun anyway
The graphics are pretty, and the story was ok. The ending, I felt, was abrupt. It really annoyed me that it would ask for something in the H0 scenes, for example a bug, and there would be 5 bugs in the scene, but they don't say which one! Then they penalize you for over clicking. Sigh.
Some of the mini-games were a lot of fun, so I enjoyed it.
December 22, 2011
Just not for me
I just could not get into this one. Did not seem to hard. I do not like it when the hint button just says nothing here. This would be a good 1/2 price game.
November 22, 2012
A pretty good game, but with some negative factors
When I first started playing this game, I thought I would really enjoy it, as it seemed to have all of the elements that I like: a good storyline, some challenging mini-games, and ornate landscapes. However, my patience started flagging halfway through the game. For one thing, there were too many hidden object puzzles and not enough brain teasers. It seemed that finishing a hidden object screen and moving on to the next area just took me to another hidden object game. Another problem with the hidden object challenges is that the graphics, while colorful and imaginative, were not sharp. That made some of the hidden object challenges very difficult as it was next to impossible to see many of the objects without hints. Being a spooky game, most of these scenes were dark and some of the objects occurred in areas that were just too dark to see (I didn't want to adjust the gamma setting of my screen, as it is perfect for all of my other programs). The music was just plain monotonous as the same theme just kept playing in every scene. And finally, the ending was one of those abrupt finishes that leave you saying, "That's it?".
April 24, 2012