Secrets of the Dark: Temple of Night
It's ok...not the best though
A good game...but certainly not great! Some of the puzzles were real easy, with a couple that were more challenging. Just your standard HOPA. On the other hand, I always like it when a "High Scores" component is included in the game so I can try for a personal best.
September 30, 2012
I played on advanced mode, it wasn't too difficult to figure out and only had to use the hint/skips a couple of times.
I loved the "softcore" music in the background, some complained but I'd prefer that to the usual boring ghostly tunes.
I played the sequel to this first, and the light/dark changes are done better in this game and follow a logical sequence. I was reluctant to buy simply because the light/dark changes in the sequel are an unnecessary nuisance.
The HO scenes are lovely, no junk piles. Some are interactive, do this first to get that. I liked the "find where this goes" HO scenes. My only complaint, items were replaced, which gets more and more annoying with each game I play.
August 29, 2012
You must safe a friend from be sacrificed to bring a demon god into this world. Puzzles are quite challenging, had to skip (30 mins to game time added for each skipped puzzle) some because I could not figure it out and I am not sure if there is an actual right answer to it. Pretty easy to figure out how to navigate through and where to go next. Hint takes a little time to reload (I played in regular mode). I thought it was a pretty good game. I enjoyed it and would recommend it.
August 18, 2012
This was a fun Hidden Object-Adventure game with a variety of puzzles and H0 scenes. It has a few issues, but definitely worth playing.
- Closing curtains/shades transformed the room of the creepy-ish deserted town to creepy-ish Aztec temple room
- Some puzzles unique and interesting
- Skip options available for puzzles
- Some of the H0 scenes are placing objects into the scene which was different and fun
- Some of the H0 scenes had an interactive element
- Music repetitive and became a little annoying after a while
- Widescreen mode did nothing for my 17" monitor
- Graphics were so-so, but objects were not blurry because of it
- Voice acting not very good
- The game ran a little sluggish and sometimes the sounds didn't match up with the action. I have a top of the line laptop and don't experience these problems with other, larger games.
- Cursor is a little floaty and sluggish, even when custom cursor is turned off
Overall, it's a fun game even with its flaws. If you don't like snakes and other creepy crawlies, I would avoid this, otherwise give the trial period a whirl!
September 3, 2012
Glad this game is over
This was a very difficult, confusing and aggravating game. The only reason I would recommend getting the CE would be to have the Strategy Guide. I spent a lot of time consulting the walk through. Glad I didn't buy the CE but could have definitely used the SG.
March 30, 2013
DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN
As Yogi Bera (?) would say. This is another pet peeve game of mine. This one could have used a map. Too much back and forth and illogical sequences that made referring to the strategy guide (which wasn't built into the SE version of the game) too numerous. This took all the fun out of the game. Not sure if I'll play any of the others in this series.
January 1, 2013
Better than the Other One
This game was better than Eclipse Mountain, but still not one I'd buy.
Really good graphics. Very well designed, lots of detail.
A great storyline with some great voice-overs.
What really surprised me was that I loved the puzzles. They were really easy andirectly aimed towoards my skill.
The Hidden Object Scenes were great.
Sometimes it was hard to figure out what to do
The game was a little boring.
Hint and skip took way too long to recharge.
I didn;t like the missing objects thing. It was hard and boring.
Didn't really get the switching thing.
Overall, the game was a good one, but still nowhere near the level it should be.
July 27, 2012
It's good but not great
i liked the story line but parts of the game was annoying. i couldn't make the logical connection on what to do next. the hint button didn't point me the right way. graphics are better than the game play. the sequel, if there is one, can improve on logic and graphics.
December 14, 2011
Want to start by saying how annoying the music was! turned it off after 5 minutes, just didn't match the storyline. The game itself was ok but to be honest after 2 hours of playing the same thing over and over i got a bit bored and couldn't wait for the end.
April 30, 2012
This game has been around some time but I just had the time to play it. I realized that this game only has 3 chapters and each chapter is really long, esp. ch. 1 and 3. I like the idea of having turn the light and dark, which means more place to explore and see, but this becoming a hassle way in the game, because that's what exactly we should do: change the light, turn off the light and basically your area of exploring are just the hotel, the hospital, the police station and the museum. Going back and forth between these places are a big troublesome when you just need one item and you have to change light, back out more than 6 times each to go back another 6 times and without any map. I am getting frustrated and want to finish the game soon. The evil monsters are okay, but they don't speak (no voice overs) so it is not very scary. The sound and graphic are fine. My only concern is just the backtracking. they are way too much. The setting to be in kind of ancient Maya is cool but sorry, it is just not enough to save this game from my frustration.
June 5, 2013