Haunted Halls: Fears from Childhood Collector's Edition
Enjoyable, but not challenging
The first game was a delight (Green Hills Sanitarium) was a delight to play, so I was looking forward to the sequel. Having just completed rescuing the first of several children now, I'm wondering if the level of challenge will increase. So far things have been a bit too easy. The object scenes have a clutter of items, but they aren't particularly well concealed, and the puzzles I've encountered have also been quite straightforward (at least so far). I'd definitely recommend trying the demo before buying to make sure it suits your playing preferences.
November 27, 2011
Terrifying? I did run screaming....
Let's start with the good: If you like straight HOG that is connected through a good storyline, then this is your game. (But there is a caveat regarding the HOSs below.) Graphics were good.
If, however, you want HOGs and Puzzles and Minigames which actually drive and advance the storyline this is not your game.
I do like terrifying, and I do like adventure/puzzle/HOG. This was neither. This was strict HOG with a few puzzles thrown in and a good storyline which, in my opinion, was wasted. The storyline, which is made obvious from the title, is great. But it served no purpose other than to tie the various HOGs together loosely.
The negative issues with the game are greater:
The music was so monotonous that I muted it. It's the one-hit-wonder song that you can't get out of your mind. The HOG scenes themselves made me thing that the designers simply got lazy: the same few scenes over and over again. I was convinced by the end of the game that the developers were as tired of developing it as I was of playing it.
I'm really sorry, but this just isn't good and I'm very disappointed that I spent the extra money on a CE when I could barely finish the normal features of the game without checking out completely. For some reason I remember the Haunted Halls: Green Hills Sanitarium game, a precursor to this, much more favorably.
Because even the HOGs were monotonous, I cannot recommend this game.
August 9, 2012
Way to many hos
It seems like they used more hos. Just to fill space. I enjoy something with a little more balance and not all hos. Overall it was a good storyline. Liked green hills quite a bit more
January 18, 2013
Fun but to short
It was a good game but I finished in less than 3 hrs.
December 19, 2011
haunted halls fears from childhood
it would have been fine, but! theres far too many ho scenes for my liking, and the ho scenes are very hard since theyre not very realistic.
i dont normaly rely on the hint button, but in this game i had no choice.
too much back n forth also.
i dont recommend it as its not very challenging, yawn
January 13, 2012
One HO scene After Another!
Not for me thanx..
Mostly the game is Hidden Objects
Very Little Adventure
and the story soooo Boring...
April 5, 2013
Don't waste your money
The storyline was stupid and the game was not challenging at all.
March 28, 2012