Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini Deluxe
I just found this really dull and boring. Having clicked on the items in the hidden object scenes, you then had to click on them a second time for them to disappear. Interaction with the ghosts was slow too.
February 3, 2012
not the best of games
To much of the same did not enjoy this game tempted to not finish it will not play again
October 21, 2012
Too hard for me
I didn't know what I was suppose to be doing half the time and some objects were so well hidden, I couldn't find them even with hints. I don't want a game to be too easy, but I don't want to get upset trying to play it either.
February 6, 2012
The opening sequence is breathtaking, but there is no opportunity to skip it, and it is lengthy. The one minipuzzle I encountered did not function the way the instructions aid it would, and the skip button took forever to fill. When I got inside the house, I was supposed to be dazzled by card tricks.
This game should have been billed as a mildly interactive show.
After 6 minute's I'd had enough.
January 29, 2012
We didnt like this one... too much story.
March 14, 2012
Boring game. Didn't flow, and made no sense.
January 29, 2012
Not a fan of this series...
I loved the first one, Edgar Allan Poe, but since then I have not liked these games much. They lack a certain kind of oomph to them and there is no WOW factor for me. There are no voiceovers and everything is pretty quiet. They usually start with a mandatory tutorial, always in the same room. There is lots of dialogue to click through and nobody ever says anything that is all that interesting.
I find when I play these, I actually hope for more hidden object scenes because they are interactive and fun but I highly dislike the adventure part which is weird since usually its the other way around for me. The best part of these games is the fact you can collect ravens and clovers even in the standard editions. All these games are very linear too and there is no way to get rid of black bar hints.
This version differs from a standard edition though because it has a light strategy guide aka why its a deluxe edition. I found that it wasn't very helpful, not that I use them very much anyways.
There was a point in time where I used to think if a game had collectibles, then even if it wasn't the best game, it still was fun and had potential and this is what I thought when I bought this game and past games in this series but now I have come to realize that collectibles, achievements etc mean nothing if the game is boring, predictable and lackluster. Having to find more things just drags a game on forever and sometimes thats the last thing you want! I did not like playing this game and I left it before it finished so I did not see the ending but I played the majority and I just did not find it appealing and I so wish I hadn't bought the other games in this series because I am not looking forward to any of them. There are just some games that are not for me and this happens to be one of them! There are a lot of better houdini games and I recommend those highly over this. I don't recommend...but I do know this series is popular so I know many will disagree with me. To each their own.
I don't recommend this game.
April 21, 2014
I was enjoying playing the game, having reached a point where I was going to find out what finally happened to Houdini. Then there was some kind of glitch - I was supposed to click on a book on the bookshelf, but nothing happened. I backed out of the room and then couldn't get back in. I went downstairs and out of the house and then couldn't get back in. The message said something like: There is nothing more to be done here, or something similar. When I clicked on "Hint", it wanted me to try to get that book, but I couldn't even get in the house. So the game is over, and not because I completed it in the normal way. I'll delete the game and reinstall it, but that means playing at least a couple of hours all over again. Not happy!
May 31, 2014
Not good at all...
I play a lot of hidden object/adventure games, and this is one of the worst I've ever played. There's is too much text coming up. I find nothing interesting about it. The floating characters are annoying. The card game wasn't fun for me at all. I couldn't stand to play the demo for more than fifteen minutes.
January 31, 2012
One of those games that wastes tremendous amount of time loading and playing the front end, with no option to skip. 10 minutes in, and no sign of the game starting. If I can't play the demo quickly, I'm sure not interested in buying it.
January 29, 2012