Redemption Cemetery: Children's Plight
Creepy Cemetery Game
You get stuck in a creepy cemetery and in order to get out you must rescue several children. Decent story line, except ending - what happens to the children once you've rescued them?
I liked the graphics, the animation was not sophisticated, the voices weren't in character and the music with the continuous loop of haunting voices got to be boring or annoying.
The puzzles were good but not particularly hard and there was a good variety of them. The HO scenes were also good and if you concentrated, you could find everything.
There is a notebook which keeps track of some relevant information. The hint button is useful and refills fairly quickly.
September 23, 2012
As good as the first one!
The storyline is like the first game, but you have to save children. I played in expert mode.
- The graphics are, as usual with ERS games, wonderful.
- The HOS are clear.
- The puzzles are easy.
- The journal is really good.
- There is no map, but no real need for one.
It took me 2 1/2 hours to finish. Could have been a bit longer. But all in all, a really good game!
July 6, 2012
Another great hidden object game
Great game, puzzles are fun and game is challeging enough you do not finish right away.
November 28, 2011
Not what it should be
I love puzzle games but was disappointed. Too many hidden object scenes, puzzles were easy and following the overall storyline too easy. I would find a needed object to solve a puzzle and then it was simple to determine where it went. Also, the music and sound effects were not separated. I always tun music down and listen to ambiance. In this, I had to turn down all the sound off. With the variety of games out there with great graphics, story line and challenge, this was a huge disappointment. Find another game....
August 3, 2012
Played entire game. The Good: Storyline, including the ending. Play was straightforward. It was easy to figure out what needed to be done next since only 1 of 3 children was being saved at a time. Sometimes, it was more challenging to find the necessary tools to complete tasks. Plenty of HOGS, with objects large enough to be seen. Puzzles were not very difficult. No excessive back and forth between locations.
The Not-So-Good: Conversations are spoken and written. Since reading is much faster than listening to someone talking, it was annoying that the conversations couldn?t be sped up. There was a long time lag when entering new or revisited scenes and to enter and back out of the HOGS so it lowered my fun factor. I looked at reviews and no one mentioned it, so it may be my computer (although I don?t experience that delay with other games).
The Confusing: There was a stone puzzle in front of the house (to the left) which wanted whatever belongs to it returned. Completed the game, but never had to solve that puzzle.
May 29, 2012
This sequel was much better than the first one
Redemption Cemetery: Children's Plight was much better than the first RC game, IMO. The story line was intriguing, the puzzles were more interesting and engaging, and there was a good balance of HOG scenes and puzzles. The first RC seemed to have more HOG scenes than I prefer, so I appreciated having more puzzles as HOG scenes can become boring after a while.
I liked the story line for this game. The only minor quibble I have is that it seemed to end rather abruptly. Perhaps in the CE edition there is another chapter that has the main character getting out of the cemetery. It didn't take away from the game in any fashion, though.
The voice-overs were first rate. The graphics were detailed enough that you don't have to struggle to find an item because it seems blurry or poorly drawn. And the music added to the atmosphere of the game without being intrusive or annoying.
Great game--well worth the SE price. Probably worth paying for the CE, too.
April 14, 2012
Competent but not stunning
The artwork is nice but there is sometimes room for improvement in the animation (it can be really obvious that it is basic manipulation of pieces of flat artwork), which sometimes makes the game seem a little shabbier than it is (the final scene particularly). The later parts of the game seem a bit rougher around the edges than the earlier parts.
The mini-games are not challenging enough. The hidden object sections are fine but not spectacular. They do, however suffer on occasion from having to find the 'sweet spot' on a graphic - I remember in particular a seal that took about ten clicks before it selected - and a couple of times there was an item of the same kind in the background which always makes me grumble. If i am asked to find a squirrel, say, there should not be innocent bystander squirrels in the background that cannot be clicked on.
All in all: I preferred the last one and to be honest this has not advanced the franchise at all. It is fine: it is just that there are better games out there. I would give it three-and-a-half stars.
March 10, 2012
good but not great
I loved the first game so I got this one too expecting to be better than the first one. Well, it was not. Still, I'm not saying it was a bad game, it just didn't reach my expectations.
The story doesn't have anything special and doesn't seem related to the last one. In the first game you save the souls and leave, and when you start this one you're back in the graveyard like you never left. How's that possible?
But leaving that aside, the game offers the same thing as in its predecesor. The souls are not at rest, because children dear to them are in danger kidnapped by a demon. You have to save the children and defeat the demon. The storyline is pretty random, the game area is not big. It includes the graveyard, a village, a cave, a little town and a creppy amusement park.
The HOG and puzzles are same as the usual, the very crowded scenes are present again, still I didn't have much fuss with them cause I playd the game in 2 with my husband, which made it way more easier. The puzzles pretty easy as well.
You have a little bit of animation. The graphics didn't change much, they are as beautiful as in the first one. I think this is the strong point of this game. If you like creepy graphics and sounds then go for it. I didn't care much about the soundtrack, but the ambient sounds were pretty cool. I love the creepy noises out of nowhere, it makes the game entertaining. One thing I didn't like was the children's voices. They were made by adults and it sounded so fake.
Overall it was a nice game, I don't know when I would play it again, but a one time experience wasn't bad. I gave it 4 stars instead of 3 because of the way it presents itself. I will play the 3rd one as well
August 10, 2012
A very very good game.Excellent graphics.Nice HOS and puzzles(sometimes little difficult for me).The hint system was not helpful.It should be better showing where to go next.But I really enjoyed this game.
May 7, 2012
Better than average HOG, but not exceptional
This is a well-made HOG with nice graphics, very good animations and cut scenes, good gameplay design and pretty good puzzles. This is generally true of games by this developer.
The first game in this series happens to be the only game by this developer that I don't like, and I'm pleased to report that what I disliked about the first game isn't a problem in this one. My issue had been that the three stories were disconnected and in uninteresting settings. In this game, the three stories are connected and even take place in the same realm, making for a more cohesive story as well as one goal that drives the action.
In fact, with the running theme of having to rescue children from perilous situations, it seemed more like a sequel to Haunted Halls: Fears From Childhood (also by the same developer), which is a good thing as that was a very good game.
Nothing truly original as far as the puzzles go, but some interesting twists on the recurring puzzles for this genre. Graphics are nice, but of the junk pile style. (I have no issues with these, but I know some people don't like them.)
July 15, 2012