Haunted Past: Realm of Ghosts Collector's Edition
Ok, but Could have been better
OK let me start by saying I enjoy most Big Fish (Adventure/HOG) Games. This one kind of sucked the fun out of me. While the visuals were nicely detailed & well done, they had this terrible dark haze over them which muted the colors & drowned out the scenery making a cluttered, dull experience. Normally when other reviewers mention a "Pixel Hunt", I kind of get excited, because I'm thinking: Adventure Game, Great! But in this case, it was kind of a pain looking for that tiny little detail I might have missed the first time through the scene, causing me to reach for the HINT button all too often. I understand it's a "ghost" game, so the excuse for the grayed out tones might be justified, but not when it causes you NOT to have fun & feel good in a game. And while we're on the subject, visiting with ghosts was ok, but the game has such a lonely empty feeling because you don't get to interact with living characters. There were some bright spots, the HOG scenes were fair, most of the puzzles were logical to a point, although the illogical ones kind of took some points away, the voice overs were great to have & were the only "signs of life" within the otherwise bleak world, and the Real World - Ghost World aspect of the game was completely awesome and innovative. It kind of reminded me very lightly of the Zelda Light World - Dark World feature. Pretty fun! I would recommend this game for a rainy day, but only with plenty of coffee and or some caffeinated drinks as the bleak washed out tones will surely bring you down.
April 23, 2012
Not one for me I'm afraid
This could have been a better game if it wasn't for having to go through the mirrors and hide things only to have to come back through the mirror and find them again.
I will not be buying this one
January 7, 2012
They should have a warning....
for those of us who truly understand "spirit boards" and let us know which games they are in. i have bought 2 other games that i was really enjoying, until about half the way through. that is when the players are required to use the spirit boards. I know that some people are going to think that i'm crazy, or a prude...but if you have seen what they unleash, you would not allow them in your life either. they should have warnings so that we don't get into these games without fair warning.
October 14, 2013
Don't do it!
B.A.D. A waste of my money and time, although not too much time . I went through the game and the Bonus Chapter very quickly. No challenge at all.
February 17, 2013
A lot of back-and-forth. Not intuitive at all. Just frustrating.
December 20, 2011
awful hidden object game
Strategy guide tells you what to do but do not tell how.
to me, this is not a strategy guide, too dark, too many things at the same time. Not one of my favorite ones, that's for sure.
December 15, 2011