Haunted Past: Realm of Ghosts
One of the most frustrating games I've played in a long time. NO NO NO NO NO
April 7, 2012
Loved the spooky house!
I loved this game although it took me a couple of scenes to really get into it. The setting was spooky and I liked the story line. It was fun switching to the ghost world and seeing the rooms change. Loved it!
March 22, 2013
This is a very well-designed game with a unique concept. You travel to the past through mirrors to search for needed objects, and you hide them where you can find them when you return to the present. The HINT button works well during game play, so you don't need a map, SG, etc. The story is interesting and builds well during the game with a diary. The HOS are the usual, cluttered but OK. The puzzles are fairly easy even though the instructions leave a little to be desired. I found the game to be very fun, and it was a good length.
January 31, 2013
A Really Great Game
This was a really interesting and enjoyable game. I loved the well-thought user interface. It was helpful without being in the way; it even told me when I had cleared an area of puzzles. I liked that a lot because I didn't have to waste time searching an area to see if I needed to do anything else. The graphics were lovely, and the music was nice (after you got through the initial screens when the constant lightning and thunder noises were a bit distracting). I will enjoy playing this one again and plan to look for more games by this developer. (GOGII)
January 6, 2013
I bought this one as one of the last minute specials when purchasing another game. Wishing I would have said "no thanks."
Honestly, the only part of the game that I found fun/intriguing was the passage between realms and having to "hide" things to find once you pass back over.
I never fully understood the floating ghost lady and what the heck she had to do with anything. Thought it was odd that as the main character, "I" was trying to prove my inheritance of a house where "my" mother was in the mirrors, and "I" didn't seem saddened or shocked or even knew of the mansion to begin with.
Basically, I was frustrated 98% of the time I played. Unfortunately, I can't just let a game go... I have to play it to the end. Wishing I could've let this one go. Waste. Of. Time.
September 9, 2012
Closer to 3.5 - Decent HOG
Like I said, I'd rate this closer to a 3.5. It's a very straightforward HOG, for the most part - the twist being you travel through mirrors or other reflective surfaces to hide useful objects in the "ghost realm" that then appear in the house once you travel back through. The storyline was pretty weak - your standard "inherit a house but it's haunted so you have to exorcise the ghost" type thing -- not interesting enough to hold my attention to the details - I played it yesterday and honestly couldn't give you a detailed blow-by-blow of what happened, but the scenes/challenges were interesting enough that I finished the game. If this one comes up on sale, it's good for a rainy afternoon when you've got nothing else to do.
August 12, 2012
A Creepy Trip into the Ghost Realm
This is a fascinating game. You receive a letter from your dead father's lawyer about the house you inherit. You arrive and must solve not only the question of your father's guilt or innocence but what happened to your mother. Free the ghosts that are trapped by an evil spirit by traveling through mirrors to the ghost realm. I really enjoyed this game. The interaction, the puzzles were all very appropriate for the scenes.
August 2, 2012
I really, really enjoyed this game.
The theme is used brilliantly. Being able to teleport from past to present, and the whole thing involved with that is just great
Absolutely loved the storyline and great voice-overs were included
Pretty good graphics
The game was actually fun to play
Hint and "Solve" buttons recharged quickly and were very helpful
Loved the Hidden Object Scenes. The objects were a mix of easy to find and challenging.
The puzzles. Yes, I know, you're probably sick of me saying this but some of them were excellent, but others were just poor.
At times I had no idea what to do next, so I was waiting for the hint to recharge.
The characters should've been more realistic. I was very aware of the fact I was playing a game #if you know what I mean#
I haven't given a game a perfect rating for a while #I go by number of games, not dates as I review games very frequently# but this game is very deserving of a 5 star rating. Most definitely recommended.
July 31, 2012
Short, but worth the trip
You inherit a house, but there are a lot of restless spirits hanging out who need some help to move on. Good VOS. Nice, eerie music. Seek and find and non-interactive HOS. Sepia colors are easy on the eyes. Area cleared notice. Not quite 4 hours, but very enjoyable.
July 26, 2012
enjoyable, not chalenging
i agree with others who enjoyed this game. BUT! i consider myself an intermediate player and it took only 2 hours to finish!! nothing was frustrating, just relaxing as i like.
glad i got this as a free game from my punch card. i feel cheated as it is because a few others said it took them 4-5 hours and that's what i like.
April 10, 2012