Grim Facade: Mystery of Venice
Set in Venice the scenery was good and the graphics not too dark. Interesting puzzles, not too hard. Hidden object scenes
fair and objects fairly easy to find. Fans give you extra hints.
Look out for ducats as they are part of the game when you need to buy a certain item. Found the game to be of a good length. Had to resort to the walkthrough a couple of times but this didn't spoil the enjoyment.
January 14, 2012
Love the game as it were many mini games that keep you wanting more. The graphics are clear and musicality was suspenseful. I enjoy the interaction with characters. One drawback is you instead of the area showing "clear" you keep returning to the same area, even though it said nothing more to check another area. I wish all the games would say "area clear" and you don't have to move on. It would also be nice to have a map so you can see your location and if there area any items to retrieve from previous areas.
Overall, I will be playing this game again and recommending to friends.
January 1, 2012
Enjoy The Old World Grandeur & Mystery Of Venice
GAME COMPLETED MANY TIMES
History is only a gondola ride away in this utterly beautiful and charming HO game. Even in the clutches of the plague, Venice looks romantic. At least, it does when drawn in the WONDERFUL HAND DRAWN GRAPHICS of ERS & DELIGHTFUL MUSIC. (Which, admittedly gets a bit repetitious eventually.)
You are a DETECTIVE brought in the RESCUE two young women who have been kidnapped. Immediately, it becomes apparent that the criminal is aware of your arrival, and is doing everything possible to hamper your investigation. A MAN IN A MASK threatens you and warns you to ?stay out of Redemption?s path?. The VOICEOVERS are really just for the opening dialogues, but are reasonably well done.
This is really HO Adventure, as there is few PUZZLES. The HO scenes are clear, objects are easy to spot and some are interactive. There are COLLECTIBLE fans to be found in each HOS, used to increase the number of HINTS available.
Neither the HOS nor the PUZZLES is difficult. There were times, though, when I really had no idea what to do next. HINT was no use ?there is nothing to do right now?, and there?s NO MAP. The JOURNAL had nothing to offer either.
An amusing addition in this game is the SHOPKEEPER, Giovanni. Giovanni just happens to have in stock the right item at the right time, for just the right price. So be diligent in accumulating those ducats.
To date, there have been 3 Grim Facade games, and I love every one of them, but this one will always be my favourite. It just has this amazing atmosphere, and the STORY as it unfolds later in the game is really INTERESTING.
I recommend this game!
June 7, 2013
I don't remember how many times I looked at this game before actually giving it a try. Played the demo and had to buy it. It was gooood. Nice length, many interesting locations, very nice graphics. Graphics and length mean a lot to me.
Storyline was good, kept me going trying to find out where the daughter is. Locations are very authentic.
I liked the little store where you can buy a few inventory items.
Make sure you collect coins throughout the game. They can be anywhere. Be wise on your purchases.
Minigames are fun and HOGs can be a little frustrating since objects can be teeny tiny or blend in perfectly, but overall I really enjoyed this one
April 2, 2012
Definitely worth a trial!
This game is wonderful! I always say to use the trial first, but the scenery and music will captivate you. I found the puzzles could have been more challenging and the story could have flowed better, but I still enjoyed this game very much.
December 22, 2011
Grim but fun
This is not a bad game. Althought it begins to drag near the end, the HOS and the puzzles will keep you on your toes. The characters are a shady group, especially the merchant who would make a great pawn broker
January 1, 2012
Pros: Good storyline. Loved the voice overs. Good music. Skip button on mini-games. Unlimited hints.
Cons: Too many HO scenes for my taste. (But, I know that this is a HO game so...)
All in all, a fun game. Would recommend.
February 4, 2012
Silly Story, but good fun!
I really enjoyed this game. It didn't take itself too seriously. Just a fun time.
April 26, 2012
Story and puzzles meshed well
The setting, story, and puzzles all worked well. There were a few times when it wasn't obvious what needed to be done, but very few. Most of the time it was not only obvious, it was expected.
It was a little on the long side, and did start to drag toward the end.
June 24, 2013
Too Many HO's
The story line was quite good but the various link in scenes throughout the game were excellent. Good clear graphics. Various and interesting puzzles and also the finding of objects to be placed within certain locations to enable the game to continue were different. I quite forgot this was a HO game for in the first half there were very few HO?s, being normal junk yard and find by name. However as the game progressed so did the HO?s which started to become intrusive. Shame ERS thought they had to bombard the game in its latter stages with HO?s to make it an acceptable game. Bad mistake. Luckily the hint button refreshed quickly, which I made good use of to hasten the finding of objects. Nonetheless the game was refreshing in its novel way and I was pleased to have purchased this. As to the music I can?t say as I have this turned off in all the games. There is a limit. Some interaction which keeps the story alive. Would have been 5 stars but for all the HO's
April 1, 2013