Haunted Past: Realm of Ghosts Collector's Edition
Different idea put puzzles were too easy
This game is a little different than other HO games. You travel back in time for some of the scenes and hide stuff in the ?ghostly? realm then travel to ?now? and find the stuff you hid in the ?ghostly/past? realm. So basically you travel to the past (but you can only stay in that room in the past), do some things, hide some objects and travel back to the present, find and use the objects. But there are many different portals throughout the game. This made the game a little different than other.
The HOS scenes were fairly easy and any puzzles in the game were way too easy. Just when I though I couldn?t figure out the puzzle, I press something and the puzzle would be solved. As neat as the feel the game was unique, the easy puzzles made this game drag on. I couldn?t wait until the game was over.
Then you play the bonus chapter with the Collector?s Edition, and it extended the story where it really didn?t need to. I?d probably rate this game a low B to high C.
January 24, 2012
Familiar story with unique twist
BASED ON COMPLETED GAME IN ADVANCED MODE
Would really give 3.5 stars.
This is a very pleasant game. I was intrigued by the mirrors (I'm not gonna spoil anything here) and the way the plot moved. The games were easy, the HOS were easy, the story linear and moved quickly. I like the fact that I didn't spend much time running around because the game actually tells you when an area is clear. The voice overs are adequate, the graphics the usual blue tones and the HOS are pertinent to the plot and not junk piles. My only complaint is the lack of music. There were ambient sounds throughout, but not any music, which I missed.
In short, this is a very pleasant game with a unique twist. It's a fun way to spend an afternoon, but don't expect a masterpiece..
July 14, 2013
Graphics not bad but that going back and forth in Realms drove me nuts. Keep retrying game but couldn't deal with it. ahh!
December 7, 2012
Not one of the best
This game is a very repetative. I am not happy about it being a collectors edition. I have played much better normal games.
December 30, 2011
shoulda kept that 13.99
okay.. there are 3 game modes.. casual, advanced, and custom. I used the custom setting on the highest difficulty and it still left me like.. "ok where's the real game at" Thegame i thought was waaayyyy to short for a CE, the puzzles way to easy, and the his were pretty obvious. I think all who fell for buying this game deserve a refund.
December 15, 2011
Just ok to me
My favorite game that I have played that you made was "Hidden Secret /The Nightmare" was to me the best wish that you would do more like that one.
December 18, 2011
Just Another HOG.
I found this HOG to be just okay. You go from one dark scene to another and back again, although the graphics were very good, it seemed to lack something.
I found the game to be a little slow to respond and always seemed to be one step ahead of it, forcing me to go back and repeat obvious actions to get the needed response.
Although I reached the end of the trial at 19 minutes, I think I already knew after 5 minutes I wouldn't be purchasing this one. It's just not worth double the price for a few extra minutes of play or screensavers I have no intention of ever looking at.
December 17, 2011
Not much fun
I loved hiding objects when going from one world to another but the game was too easy. Visual quality was just ok.
December 15, 2011
It was ok, but.............
Found it quite tedious to go back & forth from real world to past world, I got tired of it, wanted other types of challenges, I think, more Hidden object would have helped break this up a bit......
December 26, 2011
Not fun for me!
I know this is getting great reviews, however... for me it's thumbs-down! I played about 30 min. of trial, and had to quit! I felt like I was "wearing out my shoes" and accomplishing very little. It felt more like an adventure game, picking up items (or earning them in HO's) and using them in another location. I liked the unique idea of finding something in the "ghost realm", hiding it, coming back, and using it in present time, but I tired quickly of all the back of forth nonsense! My recommendation...try it, before you buy it!
December 26, 2011