Gravely Silent: House of Deadlock
There are many other games on Big Fish better than this one
Not awful, but not good either. Even in advanced mode, sparkle indicators are plentiful. Puzzles/mini games are so easy that they are not really puzzles ? more like boring reorganizing exercises. And now for the hidden object scenes: (1) images are poorly illustrated and somewhat washed out, (2) interactive objects (using one object to reveal or create the one you need) are not reasonable or clever or logical, and (3) when you finally give up and use the hint, you see that the object was so buried or dark or unrecognizable that you never would have found it on your own. Overall, the game is playable, but there are so many better games out there that this one is not worthwhile.
June 22, 2012
Too Many HOS
there were so many hos scenes, that it took away the value of the games.
this game badly need an interactive map.
disjonted story line, and had i realised that this wouyld be nearly all HOS then i would never have bought it.
for those who like that, then you'll no doubt love it.
March 10, 2014
Object and cursor issues...
I rated 'poor' for the visual quality because of the problem I had with the cursor. It was very difficult to go back to a scene without ending up in 'inventory' instead.....VERY annoying!! The visual and sound quality themselves were fine.
The hidden object scenes were not very well done. About half the time, when I clicked randomly, I would 'accidentally' find an object. Even once the object was shown it looked NOTHING like what it was supposed to be! (And I don't mean that I clicked on a "bat" not realizing it was supposed to be a "baseball bat"...I know hidden object descriptions can be either/or!)
I wasn't sure how to rate the storyline since I couldn't stand to play it more than the hour allotted for the free trial. It seemed like it would be interesting.
I DID enjoy the puzzles, but not enough to buy this game.
It's a shame because it seemed like it would be an interesting journey, but that cursor issue really ticked me off more than anything!!! If you can put up with the issues I had, then I might recommend it. I, myself, just didn't have the patience.
May 29, 2013
Thank goodness, it?s finally over! NOT for Beginners (HOG). I really tried very hard to like this game. First off, I did play in expert mode. When I first started the game I was very excited, it had good reviews, great graphics and good music, eerie but pleasant. I like HO, but this one was very frustrating, it looks like the dev. were trying to be ?creative? and try something new. They did not get it. First it looks like someone?s closet that hadn?t been cleaned out in 20 years, ok we?ve had to deal with that before, but the smaller items were nearly impossible to find they were sooooooo tiny; they shrunk everything down to microscopic size where you need to have a magnifying glass next to your pc at the ready. Then, they put spider webs in front of the items?think that?s enough NOOOOOO, THEN, they put you in the dark and you have to use a flash light. COME ON!!!! I can deal with all the above, if you could at least make the items a LITTLE larger, seriously? I had to hit the hint button after looking for over 15 minutes without finding ONE thing and there were approx. 12-18 on the list! Now I?m no beginner, been doing this for years. I like creativity, but at least make it do-able. Over all, graphics very good, music good, storyline good (until the ending), entertaining yes?frustrating VERY, I play for enjoyment and relaxation?but this WAS NOT!! The puzzles were far too easy and the sparkles were an annoyance in the harder mode, we play in the advanced mode so we don?t get pulled around by the nose! I found myself rushing to finish and move on to something more entertaining. The ending was not worth what you go through to get there, what, did they run out of ideas?
March 4, 2012
Hate Hidden Object Scenes
Have I ever mentioned how much I hate hidden object scenes? No? Well, I do. Especially ones such as this game. Way too many HO scenes and the eye strain is unbelievable. This game is not only not challenging enough, but the HO scenes are ridiculously frustrating.
October 11, 2012
I started this game TWICE. Wish I'd played the demo first, The story is alright but the cursor is so annoying that it's too much like work. You have to move it ten places on the screen before it allows you to go back. I gave it ten minutes twice and got too irritated so get at your own annoyance.
October 14, 2013