Haunted Legends: The Bronze Horseman
This is not a HOG, but still would be vastly improved with a hint system.
This seems at first glance like a standard puzzle/HO adventure game in which you take the role of someone solving a dire mystery--in this case, that of disappearing villagers and a possibly-metallic bad guy who rides around on a horse being mean.
I got through only three paces into the village before I totally ran out of ideas for how to handle the puzzles, and along with running out of ideas I ran out of patience. There's no hint button, no clues whatsoever where someone should go, what to do, nothing. Apparently, according to the smug-sounding help screen, hints are only available on the hidden-object screens, but I didn't run into any of those for the half hour I tried my best to play this game so I couldn't tell you if the hints they do provide are worthwhile.
This game was just not for me. I don't play puzzle/adventure games because I like being frustrated; I play them purely to get to the hidden-object screens because I've already worked through the HOGs that don't involve frustrating brainteasers and puzzles. If this game won't do me the courtesy of moving me through the puzzles with as little torment as possible, then I'm definitely not buying it.
Nice artwork, decent music, nice storyline, but I don't recommend this game at all to people who need a little assistance with their games, or to those who like HOGs, because out of every other thing one could say about this game, it is not a HOG.
October 14, 2012
There was no excitement, the puzzles were boring, the hidden object scene are usually something i pull through, but this time i just couldn't. My overall experience: terrible. But, if you're going to play this game, get the CE!
January 21, 2012
No hints, nothing but dead ends. Terrible.
November 24, 2011