Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign
The game started great, the plot was interesting, but then it turned into a comic book, I was not expecting to see the game change so much towards the end.
December 3, 2011
When I started playing, I found this game interesting. But after a moment, the story becomes strange, and the ending is even stranger.
The graphics are good. The HOS sparkle, even in Hard mode. There is a good tasklist.
The game is not too short, about 3 hours.
All in all, a good potential, but it gets boring. I would recommend it as a DD.
February 16, 2013
Really Stingy on the Hints
I really liked this game. You?re playing a P.I. investigating the murder of Mr. Coins, who was one of 3 evil leaders who escaped a curse that killed everyone else. Intriguing storyline.
Different locations keep you interested. Traveling is at a minimum. Picturesque artwork; great animation. HOS are nicely sized and not too challenging. Hints are limited and recharge very slowly. Additional hints can be earned by completing mini-puzzles (not too challenging) or capturing spies. If you see a small roundish white movement, just click on it. It is likely a spy and a hint.
The music resembles the theme from the Pink Panther and Bonanza and everything in between. Story and atmosphere are reminiscent of the Nick Chase games. Some voiceovers and sound effects are very good (like the main character), but there are a few that are just awful (the crying, the stuck man). There are sparkles in the game, but that doesn?t necessarily mean anything there is to be done or look at.
Why am I rating this game rather low? Because I ran out of hints (my eyes got really tired) and, even though somewhere I read that there is a slow recharge for hints used (excluding those earned by finding spies or completing puzzles), I would say more than an hour is way too slow since I wanted to finish the game sometime this month. I don?t think I?ll buy another game where the hints are so stingy. If your eyesight isn?t the best, you?re probably going to be using hints to find some items. If more hints were available, one star more in every category.
July 30, 2012
I played the game and enjoyed the different scenes, but I did find it a bit blurry. The story didnt always fit well, it wasn't always clear that I could do something in a scene or where I could do something. The end was nice, this spirit world, but the 'grand finale' really was disappointing. So: average game, fun and new on the one hand, but 'unfinished' on the other.
November 19, 2011
I agree with the other review; the graphics were really stunning at first; I came across a lot of scenes I wanted for computer wallpaper...=-)...but later they did change. This was a unique story line, with semi-challenging puzzles and good H/O scenes. My favorite part was the accent of the main character...East End, London? Anyway, it was a fun, unique game...use your game codes for it and you won't be disappointed. =-)
November 22, 2011
When I started to play I thought it would be a great game, but after half an hour I realized that it was very easy. I missed something unexpected. Even so, I tried again but I really disliked.
I am suspect to talk about the graphics because it is hard to find a bad one.
January 20, 2012
Large file but small fun.
Big file because of many FMV, game is very repetitive consisting of only HO (going back to same screen multiple times for new objects). Bad translation and items awfully hard to click on. Far from a good choice.
November 26, 2011
The separated chapters stucture of the game brings down the fun factor. There are sparkles even in the advanced mode.
January 15, 2014