The Keepers: Lost Progeny Collector's Edition
Great Choice for a Dark and Eerie Game
This review is based on the demo version.
The Keepers: Lost Progeny by Blam is a first interactive hidden object game for this developer.
There are 3 modes of play: Casual - sparkles, quicker charging hint/skip buttons; Advanced - no sparkles, longer charging hint/skip buttons; Hardcore - no sparkles and no hint/skip buttons.
In the story, an orphan receives an unexpected and mysterious picture of a couple with only the name of a nearby town. Upon traveling to the town, it is discovered that it is besieged by murder, disappearances and something much more terrifying.
The story is quite well developed and grabs you from the start, assisted by very clear graphics and fitting music. The voice overs and cut scenes are done extremely well and add additional elements of surprise and suspense throughout the game. The HOS are sparsely populated junk-pile style; however, there are plenty of other inventory items to find as you walk the dark and deserted streets and visit the spooky buildings.
The puzzles are on the easy side but clever with sufficient hints given so that they can be easily worked out.
As far as dark and eerie ones go, this looks like a real gem. Kudos to Blam for a very well done game. The only reason I'm not purchasing this today is because I've reached my personal limit on dark and eerie this week - but it's on my list of definite future buys because it is a sure winner.
November 14, 2011
At its best to kill your vision. Order glasses before you play.
This game could have been a hit but it has lost a whole bunch of critical points. First of all - English is unbearable. The game was developed by the Russian crew but they should have run the grammar by a professional English translator.
"There is no recipe. I must find HIM." There is a lot of stuff
like that in game. Not professional. Annoying.
The storyline is good so the graphics. The gameplay is simply terrible. First of all the puzzles are either super easy or they have no logic sense whatsoever. The strategy guide says ? the solution is random. Oh yes. Especially when you cannot solve a puzzle and you play in the hard mode. The HOS are horrid. Games are developed to enjoy not to kill your eyes. The objects are super small and blended in the background so badly you cannot see them at all. Now, you click 3 times on objects and you miss, no matter how much you wait, you click the fourth time and miss again, the cursor crashes. Days when the games were all about HOS are gone. We are playing adventure games where HOS is just a nice to have ?fun factor wanna be addition? to your adventure to get objects. Not in this case. I played in hard more and even my wife who is the pro in the HOS COULD NOT find 2-3-4 objects so we had to go back to the strategy guide to get an idea where they were. Enough on HOS. The gameplay itself should have been a lot better. You walk into the room and it is too dark. No matter where you click you get a zoom in cursor. It makes you think you cannot do anything until you come back with the light. Not in this case my friends, out all the objects you see (scenes are overloaded with objects) you must click the window even though it gives you the same zoom in cursor.
Bonus chapters did not impress me at all. They were too short and too simple I felt like they were developed in the rush.
A solid C+ game.
Do not buy. Move on. Especially CE.
August 9, 2012
It was okay, though felt disappointed
It was an okay game. I played it wanting to see what was only intended for "mature audiences". Other than seeing a cg dead body, there was nothing to say that it was for mature audiences. The HOS weren't hard to find, even if I had to click several times on the object for the game to register that I was clicking on the right piece. Puzzles were to easy to solve, sound and visual effects were excellent. The storyline lacked a bit, it left several open questions from me when I finished and over all left me disappointed. The game had great potential.
November 30, 2011
Beginners Only Hidden Object/Adventure game
This game is great for the beginner to Hidden Object/Adventure games and this game is really only for beginners. It is so disappointing as this game has excellent graphics, story line, hidden objects and puzzles. The problem is that when there is something to do, the solution is on top of the game. Even if you change from casual to a higher level of difficulty the answer is still on top of the game. Also the problems to be solved are so simple and are repetitive.
I don't understand why a warning is on this game with such a simple story line. There are games with a strong occult content in them yet they don't have any warnings on them.
Too bad as this game could of been a great challenging game.
November 14, 2011
Not exactly as advertised
In prominent red lettering, the page for this game displays: "Warning ? The Keepers: Lost Progeny contains some graphic content and is intended for mature audiences." That would be a sales gimmick, like a carnival barker's warnings. Don't let that lead you to believe there's anything out of the ordinary here, it's just the usual pseudo-occult blah blah blah that wouldn't trouble a child's dreams.
The gameplay is fair if uninspired, the scenery and objects nicely done, the characters less so #inconsistent, from quasi-realistic to cartoony and distorted.# The Collector's Edition extras, though, just seem tacked on and add nothing to justify the extra cost.
November 25, 2011
A game of dark subject
I really didn't like this game. Some of the mini games were fun and pretty hard. The HO games were trash heaps. And really when a door knob looks like a garlic then something is wrong. The subject matter was dark, with scenes of murder and devils. Not for the kiddies. I thought the visual artwork was not up to par either. I like crisp well done artwork. This was just a dark muted ugly game. I didn't care for this one. I was glad I only paid half price for it. It is one of those I will probably not play again.
January 18, 2013
Not the best CE
The overall reviews for this one were outstanding. I did not like this one. It is very difficult to follow even with game guide. There are two extra bonus levels of play. I didn't finish this game. I lost interest and was bored.
November 16, 2011
Graphics Outstanding...Too Scary For Me!
Most often play my games late at night after work. If only a game could be devleoped with this outstanding level of talent and without the shock treatments.
Will pass on this Sci-Fi Type Thriller.
January 24, 2012
good interactive game
This was an ok game for me. I did like the interaction that was involved with it. with some of the hidden objects being used else where. Just finding the hidden objects are ok but it is more fun finding objects and then using them somewhere else in the game.
November 15, 2011
Not very easy clues, hard to follow, takes a long time to load from one section to another.
November 13, 2011