PuppetShow: Lost Town
Just completed this game and I thought it was great! I highly recommend playing this game in sequence though, just to get to grips with the storyline.
Artwork/graphics is nice, love the mechanical puppetry!
Music is great, a little repetitive but has some lovely tunes- I would bob my head along to some of them!
Puzzles are challenging and fun, highly enjoyable.
A little too heavy on the hidden object scenes for my taste at some points. For example, I had just completed a hidden object scene, when suddenly I had to complete another hidden object scene in exactly the same place as I had just searched.
It was a very good length of gameplay for a standard game, I was impressed!
December 2, 2011
One of the best games ever!
I love this game! It has an intriguing storyline. Fantastic graphics! Really unique, not like all the other games out there. I have all 3 of the Puppetshow games out and I love all of them! It is tons of fun exploring all the different areas!
November 12, 2011
Finally an Original Story Line
It is quite an original story, refreshing change from the usual ghouls, witches, vampires etc. (although I have enjoyed those as well). I had seen this game offered before but it didn?t really interest me until it was offered as a bonus purchase. Based upon the reviews it had at the time (17 five stars and 3 four stars with 100% recommending, impressive) I then decided to purchase. It appears this is one of several in a series, although it did not require playing the previous one(s) to understand what was happening.
While the scenes can be a little surprising with the visual content (no spoiler), the dev.?s have tried to balance the shock value with rather pretty details on the borders of the close-ups (when magnifier appears), and your tool ?holder?. Don?t get me wrong, there is no real gore or disgusting things, just some things that made me go, ?oh creepers!? And if you don?t like bugs fear not, you get pesticide!
The graphics are very good. I was immediately impressed when I could see tears in the eyes of several characters. Starts out with voice over, which disappears when the story continues. The music is subliminal and not obtrusive or annoying. There is no map or diary (miss the diary, helps to remember what you were going to do when you return from a break). There is considerable to and fro.
I played in expert mode, which has no hint button except in the HOG?s. There is no click penalty, and while they are cluttered they are not what I would call a junk pile. Items are not that difficult to find, although you always have that evasive one. At first it appears there are not many HOG?s, and then you get one after another after another, sometimes three in a row (seriously). And yes, there is a crowbar?.I personally like the crowbar, I find it a very useful tool. ?
That said, this is a good game for HOG lovers, if you?re looking for straight adventure not so much. Just when your getting into the story and searching/investigating another HOG pops up, and like I said sometimes it goes on 3 times in a row. After that 3rd HOG your left wondering what was it you were supposed to do. I would rate this a 5 if it had no HOG?s, but (in my opinion) they obscure the flow of the game, I give it a 2.5
Conclusion: Good story, nice graphics, entertaining. I will recommend for fans of HOG?s for those reasons. Not recommended if you want straight adventure.
April 12, 2012
This is the 3rd in the series, and I will say they continue to improve the game play. The graphics as usual are great, the sound effects are pretty good, voice overs okay, music was a little annoying at times but did fit the storyline. The storyline is good and continues from the previous two.
The HOs are a big, messy junkpiles still, and I don't like that you play the same scene at least twice. The puzzles were simple for the most part with a couple that had a little more challenge.
There are 2 modes of play, casual and expert. Can't speak for easy mode, but in expert there is no map, and the hint button is available only in the HOs which does add a bit of difficulty to the game.
I finished this game in about average time for me, and found it to relatively fun; therefore, I recommend this game.
January 23, 2012
Puppet Problems Again!?
GAME COMPLETED SEVERAL TIMES
THE STORY starts out a familiar one. Again the citizens need your help in dealing with unruly mechanical puppets. This time there is no sign of the nasty spider puppets we know from the first two games of this series. Instead a King Kong sized robo-puppet steals a small girl in full view of the townsfolk, and makes off with her.
In the course of tracking him down, you discover an isolated town that has been sealed off from the world for years. Strangely, there are no people here, just broken down and rusted puppets.
This is my least favourite of the 5 PuppetShow games, but is still a magnificent game
If you?re familiar with the series, you don?t need me to tell you about the BEAUTIFUL, STYLIZED GRAPHICS & IMAGINATIVE LOCATIONS of this edition. Much of this one is set in underground and mining locations, so the ARTWORK is somewhat MECHANISTIC, which is not so attractive to me personally, but is still wonderfully done.
The gameplay is as always HOS DOMINANT, they are slightly interactive, and repeated twice. This game introduces highlighted items in the list to tell us which items are interactive. These HOS have so many things that open and shut that the extra information is actually more confusing than helpful, I find myself preferring the earlier way.
The PUZZLES are HARDER than in previous games, and there seems to be more of them. A number of them are quite interesting variations on common puzzles.
The game flows well, there is little in the way of backtracking, except as appropriate ? ie. To give the game a filled-out feel. Nevertheless, with NO MAP & NO HINT, it is sometimes difficult to get around. Despite having played this game previously, I still had to resort to the walkthrough once (that?s an improvement on my past performances).
As always, this PuppetShow game can be played stand-alone without missing out much, but it is far more fun in conjunction with the other PuppetShow games.
April 29, 2013
I don't think HO's get much better than this game. It has it all. Great Graphhics Challenging Games and Good Story Line. This might be one game I'll play again.
November 28, 2011
PuppetShow: Lost Town
Played the series out of order - "Souls of the Innocent" was just released when I became a member and I bought it almost right away. But it didn't matter. Going back to this part of the story was like watching a film pre-quel. The EARs games are my favorite to play for their art, music and weird mystery stories.
November 24, 2011
I simply loved all the games of this series. Good storyline, enough challenge, nice graphics. I liked it a lot!
November 19, 2011
A Memory Game
I found this to be a memory game rather than an adventure game. The play is mostly very tiny and obscure HOS, and then you have to remember where to go to place the object, rather than figure out the use of the object. This way, there is no flow to the game, only plodding along one object at a time. Very frustrating.
April 12, 2012
interesting and fun
goes along with Souls of the Innocent and Mystery of Joy ville, if you enjoyed this one you'll enjoy those two.
November 16, 2011