F.A.C.E.S. Collector's Edition
I actually love this kind of hidden object game. The story was, eh, more fantasy based, but over all great game play!
May 21, 2012
I didn't like the game because It couldn't hold my attention
I didn't like the graphics. I closed the game after 20 minutes.
I got bored.
November 15, 2011
Asylum Escape with a bit of super powers thrown in
'Asylum-ed' due to having super powers, you gain enough clarity to realise that you are going to be terminated the next day, and need to get out.
A HO heavy adventure, which is not "gore-tastic". The artwork is very considered and well drawn. This with the subtly eerie music creates a decent tension in the game, without being over the top.
You use the lift/elevator *a lot* to travel between 5 floors of the asylum. Each floor having about 3-5 rooms. With such a tight environment, the onus is more on HO than puzzle/adventure, with HO piles revisited during the game.
I'd have preferred fewer HOs mainly because I wanted to know the next bit of the story, but I guess that is a sign of a well put together HO game then? (It comes-up in the adventure list in BF, but indicates HO when you hover over the title. So a fair description.)
The CE component was slightly more adventure-like and less HO heavy, which I prefer. I was glad at the end of the SE that I got the CE. Not much more content, but I needed to know what happened next! Good story line.
Nothing incredibly 'different' about this game. An alright game for those who like it HO heavy.
April 7, 2013
Game should come with a warning!
This reminded me a bit of the 'Haunted Hall' games, the difference being in those games the CE version had VO, this CE game does not. As this was the main reason for me to ever get a CE version, I think I will skip this and just get the SE version (even though the CE is on offer).
The game itself as I say is similar in vein to the Haunted Hall games but to me don't somehow seem to be as polished. The music and atmosphere is there but somehow it just doesn't seem to have 'it' (can't quite put my finger on the 'it', but whatever 'it' is this game doesn't seem to have it.
The storyline is a bit creepy (and again this is one of the times when I wish BF made more of thing about theme-content/and possibly put an age recommendation on the game 'detail page'. This is something I feel strongly about as some of the games (maybe not the graphics per-sa but the themes are certainly not suitable for young children, but if no warning is given then how are parents/grandparents suppose to know what is suitable or not. The detail-page is going to make it sound as exciting as possible but that doesn't really reveal what the actual game play is.
I mean you can have 'joke-horror' theme games such as 'grave-mania' series of games or 'plant v zombies' that have 'scary' themes but these are cartoony and light-hearted and meant to be that way, this game whilst PC graphics, is not the the theme is dark and the graphics match the storyline thus creating a very dark game overall.
Sorry I have laboured the above point I just wish that BF would start categorising and putting 'PEGI' age ratings on games thus you know exactly what you are downloading.
As for the game overall, I will as it is a reduced price (despite the constant feeling of claustrophobia from being in a 'lift' (elevator) all the time, still buy it as the the story overall is good, but will be purchasing the SE edition for the reason stated above.
I would recommend this game but only if you fully aware of the dark nature of the storyline, I wouldn't say that this is 'family entertainment'.
February 4, 2013
Challenging and Fun
Throughly enjoyed this one. Lots of HOSs, great puzzles, cohesive and interesting story line. The bonus game play was great! I always love these good versus evil themes. The graphics are spot on for this particular story line. HOSs were not real easy yet not too hard either. You have to really examine things. It's a favorite for me!
February 3, 2013