A COMPELLING, GRIPPING STORY LINE AND GAMEPLAY!
Not a lover of horror or being scared out of my wits! Downloaded trial version and I felt compelled to help the young lady escape from the ghastly environment in which she was kidnapped and held against her will. The trial version does not give gamer any idea of the truly gripping story line that the full version developed. The art work is stunning! Was on the edge of my seat the entire game!
November 21, 2011
A good challenge with good graphics
I play all games on the hardest level and rarely find them difficult or challenging. This one had me stumped several times which I really liked. It also made me want to discover the solution myself rather than look at the walkthru which says alot about it's story line, The graphics are very interesting and creative so while looking around you don't get bored. This game took me the longest to finish of any game I have played here which made me feel I really got my money's worth, another testament to the intriguing story line.
February 11, 2012
A New Superhero!
This is my newest favorite! From start to finish, the storyline is very engaging. This is a psychological story, but I don't think it's creepy or spooky. The way it starts is unique. Your character has psychic abilities and is being experimented on at an asylum. When you discover that you're going to be exterminated, you frantically begin the journey to get out of there. And so your quest begins...!
The visuals were just right for this type of game. I don't recall there being a lot of audio since dialogue segments were read. I would have liked some VOs, but no game is perfect.
There's no map which is fine because you don't need one. The game is broken up into different floors of the asylum which you get to by elevator. You do, however, have to do a lot of backtracking. So if you don't enjoy games like that then this might not be the game for you. The backtracking really didn't bother me since the story was so compelling.
There's 2 modes of play, and I chose advanced. I'm guessing that I got about 7 or 8 hours of play. The HOS were sometimes repeated, but again, the story more than makes up for that. The hint button was awesome! I used it in the HOS a few times and also when I was truly stuck in the game, which was about three times.
Outside of HOS, the hint doesn't tell you what to do but rather
where you might want to look. I really liked being able to solve the problem with minimal help.
This is a fun pleasant game. The puzzles are solvable without being frustrating, and the ending leads me to think there may be a sequel! I hope so. If I had known how fun this game would be, I'd have gotten the CE.
May the odds be ever in your favor...
March 29, 2012
A fantastic blend of psychology and sharp-thinking.
Breath-taking graphics. Very good characters. Though not terrifying, this kept me in tension and on the edge of my seat to the very end.
Very interesting and original plot, sustained by the main character, who has the ability to enter photos and untangle past events - a bit like Drawn from this point of view. The other characters are equally intriguing, as they posses special abilities. Philosophically, all the characters in the game fit very well together and work as a team - rather than the classic mode of being a detective, you are part of the story and the only one who can solve a well-organized injustice, in the non-police kind of way.
Great for intermediates and experts.
All in all, this game felt very human and realistic. The only thing that bothered me was having to go back and forth all the time to find the needed items. But, hey, not all the asylums have hidden passages or shortcuts.
I still wonder at times if the plot has some strong, real reference points.
Anyway, take a good grip and press that play button.
December 22, 2011
Great, long game!
The storyline is very interesting - a girl trying to escape from a dark asylum (I know it's not the first one, but it's still different). The sound and graphics are very good. The HOS are clear. The puzzles are challenging. I map would have been useful; I had to use sometimes the walkthrough, because I didn't remember where to find a special room. I played in advanced mode and needed nearly 6 hours, so it's really worth it! I would be glad if there was a sequel!
June 13, 2012
Vogat?s outdone itself with this adventure HOG. I found F.A.C.E.S. to be a well-developed and crafted game, with stunningly detailed graphics creating a creepy environment. I got caught up in the suspense and the music really added to the spooky atmosphere. The horrendous notes left lying around by the staff really nudges the imagination. I found a few of the puzzles were more difficult than expected. I like the challenge. I don?t like to be held by the hand, but the hint system was very welcome and helpful when I was just stuck stuck stuck. Even though the asylum is a common denominator for a lot of HOGS, this game outdoes the others. Keep 'em coming.
August 5, 2012
This was one of my favorite games of late. It is a hidden object type of game. You do have to do some thinking of where to go next. I had hours of fun with this game. The graphics were very good.
November 22, 2011
Creepy noises and eerie music are the perfect background for this asylum that has imprisoned people with supernatural abilities. The angels were a lovely touch and I actually had a chill when Icarus was released from his cell. Great story line. Wonderful graphics. No VOS, just text. Lots of HOS which were challenging and non-interactive. Puzzles were pretty hard, and some I didnt understand what to even do, but the skip button is pretty quick. Hint button for all phases of the game. Task list. You do re-visit some HOS, but I didnt mind since some were well hidden. Lots of exploring vis a vis the elevator, once you find all the buttons. Quite a few seek and find and challenges of what to do next. Long game, over 6 hours for me on casual play. There IS a cliffhanger ending, which is probably resolved in the CE, or hopefully, leading to a sequel. Try it, you'll like it!
August 17, 2012
Best Game to Date
This game was a little creepy and I loved it! I'm looking for something similar but haven't found it. Escape fro Ravenhurst was equally great. This game might be a little too creepy for younger players.
February 20, 2012
This was such an excellent game. The storyline was unoriginal, but I like all the twists the made to it. It actually took me a few minutes to get into this game, as I hadn't played the demo in months, and had to re-trace my steps after buying it months later. Once I got going though, it was very easy to become immersed in the game.
I did get frustrated at times, as there is a lot of backtracking, and the hints sometimes would give you clues to tasks you've already completed. That they could've worked on. Puzzles were fairly easy, but you pretty much spent most of the game looking for ways to free the angel and light up the asylum. That part I liked - that you had to light up a room before moving on to the next scene/chapter.
Overall, very good concept, good amount of playing time, music was fitting, and hidden object searches were plentiful. I highly enjoyed this game.
July 2, 2012