Grim Tales: The Bride
It could have been a 5 star game
I had to agree with those who game 2 stars before me. Lots of same old same old items to collect, way too much backtracking (especially at the end ). Good visual but once again..... could the developers stick with the time period? Found hidden many "modern" objects in a game that was set (once again what a surprise(!) in the Victorian times.
Beginning started real good, but by the third segment it started to be a bit too repetitive.
Pretty good twist at the end, but the finish was weak like a fly November.
Sound effects were familiar at first and if you are fan of the Ravenhurst series you will know why.
Only way I recommend to buy this game if it a special offer or like me, got it in a dual pack at the stores. Otherwise..... not really worth it.
May 30, 2013
An explosion of HOGs.
I never understood when someone gave a game a bad review because of "too many HOGs". I figured, it's a HOG game, what did you expect? Now I understand. First let me say that I really, really like HOGs...until about 4 hours into the 7 hour mark. OK, technically good graphics, unobtrusive music and fast reloading hint even in the "challenging" mode. Storyline... barely remember what it was about because there were SO MANY HOGs!!! I mean EVERY SINGLE scene, and some with more than one. There was absolutely no adventure, it was all HOGs and mini games. The mini games were definitely a good variety but some made so little sense I either just kept hitting buttons til something happened or skipped all together. What little actual action there was consisted of going clear cross town to a new scene, seeing that you needed to find 3 more objects (almost ALWAYS a key of some form), then backtracking across town to find it. OK, find one object, back across town, place object, opens new puzzle needing one more new object, back across down, find one object, back across town, etc., etc. A little bit of action, HOG... a new scene, HOG. SCREECH!!! Should tell you something that as I'm typing this and remembering, I changed my rating from 2 to 1 stars... talk about post traumatic stress!!!
June 29, 2012
It's long alright, and that's all that can be said for it.
If you like a game that is half HOGs and half mini games, grab it. If you like a game where you feel as if you're trying to stare past a light bulb to find objects much of the time, this is for you. If you enjoy casuals in which some of the games are ridiculously easy...put the red thing on the red spot, put the blue thing on the blue spot...and some require a masters in mathematics, no question you'll want this one. There is a story, of sorts, but it shouldn't get in anyone's way since it's so thin and trivial. And there is a very helpful hint system - which you'll need since you'll seldom have any idea of what you're supposed to do next without it. If you're ready for a game where you're just as grim as the bride by the time you're 3/4 of the way through and doggedly plugging away just to have it over, by all means, buy this one.
January 23, 2012