F.A.C.E.S. Collector's Edition
Similar theme ... different game!
Despite being a recurring theme: hospital / fear / escape, ... I really liked. Is a thriller game, very well done, although not scary. Great sound and neat graphics .
Personally, I like much more that kind of atmosphere than "too modern" scenes .
Plot is interesting and appealing: people kidnapped and hospitalized as "sick", but their skills are the real reason for holding them: levitation, photo-transport, hypnosis ... the doctors want/need them to commit crimes.
Do not have excessive amount of HOS, and they are not interactive or challenging but have good visibility. Pleasant.
Mini games are varied, some known, others new and enjoyable.
Is not a challenging game, but provides an excellent entertainment, ie, fulfills its mission !!
February 16, 2012
What a great game should be
What I liked: intriguing story and characters; plot moved well and there was great addictive urgency to finish each objective - it was hard to pull myself away; excellent artwork and challenging creative puzzles. It reminds me of some of the older MCF games. Also, there was some back and forth exploration of different floors and rooms, but certainly not like other games I've played. The back and forth was logical and made sense to me and therefore I wasn't bothered by it at all.
What I didn't like: the bonus is ok - not the same production value as the main game, however it does answer some questions.
Get this game!
January 1, 2012
Great despite cliched setting
Yet another HOG set in a creepy hospital! But the great soundtrack, creepy, imaginative artwork and interesting story make this one stand out. You have a psychic ability that lets you travel into photographs, and these locations make for nice interludes to break up the hospital scenes.
The puzzles are interesting and challenging without being frustrating, and there are even a few original ones. The storytelling is great as you feel uneasy most of the way and unsure of who you can trust.
The bonus gameplay continues the ending of the story (which seemed a little abrupt) but it's actually a prequel to the game. I thought the bonus adventure was even more fun than the main game and felt the CE was worth it (as far as CEs go).
December 29, 2011
Creepy and entertaining.
I didn't find the game boring at all. There were a few challenging puzzles but nothing that made me quit in frustration. The background story is interesting and a little creepy and you do have to go on the elevator quite a bit back and forth but I didn't find it to be that time consuming as others suggested. I usually delete games as soon as I play them if I don't see any replay value but I found this one interesting and challenging enough to play it twice.
December 26, 2011
Dear Lord, never been up and down in a lift so many times in my life! Back and forth, up and down in that lift (elevator for the non-British) every few seconds drove me insane! Not much of a challenge at all and i was so looking forward to this game and feel let down. The game is just a HOS, into the lift, out of the lift, into another HOS and back to the lift!!! seriously couldn't wait for it to end. Sorry I'm in the minority here and most players enjoyed it but how can doing the same thing over and over be enjoyable? zzzzzz
March 22, 2012
The storyline: asylum, hospital, is recyled, but this game is presented in such a way that is difficult to forget. It's creepy, scary and I am afraid of something that might lurk in the corner of the room. Nice graphic with combination of puzzles, mini games, a few backtracking, makes save this game from the old hospital theme. I guess before you decide to buy, try the demo.
June 9, 2012
Great art, got a bit tedious
I loved the artwork, music and story in this one, but the running around got tedious after awhile. Also, you have to do most of the mini-games multiple times, and with some of them aren't interesting enough to want to do once.
But, other than those 2 issues, I would recommend this game. :-)
February 12, 2012
Very Cool HOS game - Incredible Artwork
Loved this game....excellent play and quite long. I happen to like back tracking for clues. The best part was the Bonus game. It's actually the prelude and was really fun. One of my favorite games thus far.
March 10, 2012
Felt a little tedious
Why oh why do developers continue making games where you have to go back and forth to the same place a hundred times? I almost stopped playing because I got so tired of taking the elevator up, then down, then back up, then back down. Over and over.
If it wasn't for that, I think I would have enjoyed this game much more.
November 27, 2011
I have played so many big fish games, and this one is most defiantly my favorite! Great visuals! Not cheesy like some other games. Love this game!!!
January 29, 2012