Shattered Minds: Masquerade
Shattered Minds :Masquerade
This was a short and entertaining game to me.I liked the whole masquerade theme,storyline was good but it could've been better.Visually and sound was good but the music got repetitive after a while (ended up turning off the volume).The challenge levels were ok not hard enough.But i do recommend playing it first before you decide to buy.
January 26, 2012
its a good games it was interesting and worth it monies
January 25, 2012
I enjoyed this game. It had decent graphics and a lot of puzzles with find-this-to-do-that type of stuff. The hidden object stuff was almost secondary in the story line. It took me about 3 hours to finish, which is about average for me.
January 21, 2012
Very disappointing game
I purchased this game based on the wonderful reviews here, but these reviews must be for the CE edition. There was only one mode of play..no choice. There were no morphing objects in my version at all. It was a very short game and the puzzles were not difficult at all. The story was predictable and when you needed an object to complete a task, you didn't need to look very far for it. The ending was puzzling..either it will be continued, or the developers got as bored with it as I did, and just ended it. If you are new to HOGs you will like this game. Anyone else...there are much better games out there to spend your money on.
December 31, 2011
Just not long enough
This game was fun. Not too challenging for an expert though. The storyline could have been better. It ends in an abrupt way that's kind of weird. Overall it just needed to be longer!
January 2, 2012
What happened to the ENDING?
Having played the Demo of this game I was impatiently waiting for it to come out for general release so that I could finally see what happened after the car got lifted into the air by the Plant.....
So after finally getting to meet the evil man himself.... imagine my disgust when that was basically the end of the game! There was a very short end to what could have really been a good game.
If your looking for the standard HOG this is it... if your looking for an interesting end of game... look elsewhere.
January 6, 2012
Only lasted a few hours.
I bought this because I really enjoyed the try before buy preview. It should be two dollars instead of the 6.99 for members. I only spent a few hours playing and am by no means smart at these kind of games. I'm pretty disappointed because of the value factor.
February 6, 2012
Great story idea that needed better development
Shattered Minds: Masquerade
Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure
You're a detective, called in to track down the elusive Visage, a magician who has blanketed New Orleans in a mysterious fog that has wiped the features from everyone's faces. As if you didn't have enough to do, the Bordeaux family, thought to have been burned alive in a fire long ago, has returned to exact their revenge on New Orleans, and it's up to you to stop them. I found this to be a unique storyline, but wish it had been a bit better developed, especially the ending, which was extremely abrupt.
The game is a mix of adventure, HO scenes, and mini-games. The adventure part of it is pretty straightforward. The HO scenes were well done, I thought, with some unusual methods of hiding items in plain sight. You'll need sharp eyes, but mostly you'll need to think outside the box. The mini-games were standard and fairly easy.
There's no map, but you won't need one as the game is divided into sections. Your journal holds your notes and clues you find along the way. Hints recharge pretty quickly, and you'll probably be thankful for this. I used this feature more often than I expected to in the HO scenes. The cursor doesn't change much to indicate you can travel.
I had to force quit and restart once when the game froze after a cutscene.
Well-drawn and colorful, although some items in the HO scenes were a bit sketchy (pun intended).
Sort of choppily animated, but it didn't really detract from the storyline.
I had the music volume fairly low. It wasn't annoying.
Appropriate and not annoying.
Mostly well-done, albeit a bit histrionic at times, even given the fact that the actors were voicing clearly insane people.
I acquired this during the "half-price on Vast Games" sale, so that was definitely worth it. I'd recommend it at that price or as a Daily Deal. Frankly, I'd rather not encourage this trend we seem to be seeing lately of abrupt and/or bad endings. Developers have been sadly lacking in the storyline department of late. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of puppets, masks, asylums, and missing relatives.
January 14, 2013
Don't waste your MONEY!
I played the demo, was bored and I own every other HO/Puzzle/Adventure game on BigFish so....I bought this one. I figured how bad can it be? Well, if you play the demo and then buy the game you are paying for a very short amount of game play time. Not only that. but this game is NOTHING special. The artwork is okay but not great, same goes for the story, HO scenes, etc. Obviously I was disappointed enough to submit my first review.
January 3, 2012
Didn't love this one.
This game was a bit disappointing.
The storyline and scenes were lackluster, bordering on depressing. There wasn't much going on at any particular time.
The hidden object scenes were pretty good, and the puzzles okay.
To be honest, I tried to get through this game as quickly as possible, so I could just be done with it. And because the game wasn't super long - I was rewarded with not having to play it too long. ;-)
February 28, 2012