Fear for Sale: Sunnyvale Story
nice hidden object game.
I really enjoyed playing Fear for sale as I did the previous one. Puzzles were not so difficult and what I really enjoyed was the beautiful graphics.! I have only one complaint and that is " THE GAME WAS WAY TO SHORT!! Especially without the extra play of the CE version. I loved it so give it a try!
January 9, 2012
HMMMM - Is this were the House of 1000 Doors began or ended its career?
Based on complete game, casual mode. About 4-5 hours of play for casual gamers. Widescreen actually works.
Storyline: Again, you?re a writer investigating death and sudden appearances and disappearances of a mysterious house. Though it?s been done before, it?s an enjoyable game. The Russians always seem to put together a very well developed and well paced story; this is no exception. Some humor: the clown lost his head, boat leaves the pier without you (although it stops a little later to allow you onboard), you lose your coins. The conclusion: I was slightly jolted that the writer (you) determined who the real killer was, considering the odd evidence available (but it?s a game, so I?ll forgive you).
Sound and special effects: The constant downpour, roof leaks and thunder in the 2nd half of the game was fairly realistic as far as games go. (I?m from LA, so your mere rain is nearly a rain storm here). Graphics were usually clear. The atmosphere was supposed to be somewhat.
HOS/Puzzles: Plenty of interactive HOS. Objects were well defined and fairly sized. There were a few cloudy spots, but that seemed to fit the ambience of the game. HOS were revisited with objects being static. With all the locations, though, this hardly seems to be a fault. Puzzles were varied and most were average difficulty. I only had one that I had to skip near the end of the game.
Voiceovers: No offense, but the voice actor should not quite his day job. Some amateur actor could probably be talked into doing the voiceovers for free.
Journal provides a good narrative of the story and provides insight into your investigation and hints of things to investigate. Music was usually relaxing, but there were a couple scenes where it was more edgy.
1. As with the McInroy Manor game, there was an annoying huff every time you picked up objects. I started feeling like I was out of breath from exercising.
2. An interactive map would have been helpful. In the 2nd half of the game, there is a lot of traveling between scenes (and there were a lot of scenes once you crossed the lake); it would have been nice if we could just go there directly.
July 24, 2012
Great HOG / Adventure
I have just spent quite a few pleasant hours playing this game from start to finish. I used no hints and did not refer to the walkthrough and nor did I skip any puzzles. I am therefore unsure why some reviewers have advised that this game is short as in my opinion it is not. Well worth the money. I agree the ending was a little abrupt but I wouldn't have thought the CE at double the price could offer much more to justify the extra cost. The music started off great as did the background noises but about half way through I turned both of these down as they got a little irritating. I did leave the voiceovers turned up which were okay. The 5 stars I gave for visual/sound were simply for visual. This is the second Fear for Sale I have purchased, played and thoroughly enjoyed. I look forward to the next.
January 10, 2012
A great game!
One of my favorites. It was so entertaining. I couldn't stop playing this game. Graphics were great. I recommend this game very highly.
January 12, 2012
Even my grandson Ben,age 6, enjoyed this one..looking for objects
I played the trial and decided to buy it ...Thourghly enjoyed the game kept your attention...It wasn't too hard or to easy...I would recommend buying it ..its almost like Mystery Case Files which always seems to be above the rest....
January 7, 2012
To me it was surprising that a house could kidnap people. roots getting out of a house, kidnapping people from the street. Nobody ever heard from them again. I played the game which was very exciting, but I still have some questions .......
Is there going to be a follow-up...
I would sure want to play this and I am looking forward to it.
January 7, 2012
My Kind of HOG
This game has it all : compelling storyline, intrigue, suspicious characters, beautiful scenes, gorgeous hidden object scenes, challenging mini puzzles and a great soundtrack.
January 10, 2012
Loved the graphics! The best I have seen in their clarity.
I was hesitant to buy because despite glowing reviews I have been stung before. This time the great reviews were true. I enjoyed this one very much. HOS were frequent and the minigames weren't too hard. Loved it!
January 11, 2012
I must have been in a game funk when I tried to play the collectors edition and decided I'd wait for the $6.99 version. I just finished the game and was enthralled! It was well drawn and well paced. I was hooked once I made it into the archivist office. From there it was just plain fun. I am so glad I tried again. Do not hesitate, this game is worth your time.
March 23, 2012
a living version of the first
The suspense is given away before the end, but it made me keep going until the end.
February 15, 2013