Fantastic Creations: House of Brass Collector's Edition
All of the HO's are not the usual HO's. Instead you look for a # of the same type of item. They want you to play with the sound to improve your playing. I never play with sound but thought I would give it a chance. I think it is geared to a younger group. I would recommend this to children.
February 27, 2012
game was to easy and not very long
March 2, 2012
Don't waste your money on the collector edition
the game is so-so and the extra was very disappointing.
March 9, 2012
Great fun but for the price not nearly long enough, i'm not a fast player but finished in 3 hours, not good value for money! I wouldn't have minded so much but there was no bonus- disappointing
March 7, 2012
Get the Brasso out
this was a ok game i realy could knot get into it.good graphics and sound but i was stuck on the first sceen.you may like it better but i think ill miss this one out.
March 1, 2012
I am not mechanical minded, so this was not the best game for me. If you like connect-the-pipe games and untangle the ropes games, then you will probably like this game. Those are two of my most un-favorite games so skipped lots of those, and the Skip button was slower than I like. I prefer putting together jigsaw puzzles rather than clicking and moving a group of 4 pictures and trying to make a picture. The voices were not great. I didn't hate this game but I didn't love it either, but, as I said, I am not mechanical minded; I would recommend it for someone who is.
May 26, 2013
The House that built me
Review based upon completion of the game and bonus content.
You find a letter and then a mechanical firefly comes to life, which leads you to a strange house. A relative of yours used to live there. Soon after, your task becomes to escape said house. Hindering you is a strange robot, helping you is a voice over a communication device. What is going on in that big cellar of the House of Brass?
+ rarely used and interesting steam punk setting
+ find 12 HO scenes that have no words but categories (like Find 12 square Items)
+ diverse riddles
o riddles repeat often
o items are put back into HO scenes
o the storyline just takes up 20
- some riddles use the SAME approach (number combination to press)
- thick black bars to the left and right are a no-go for a CE
The bonus gameplay tells the prolog of the story. Duration is about 1 hour. Other than that you get 5 wallpapers, some audio replay and unlimited replay of all mini puzzles. Some you have to unlock by finishing the bonus gameplay.
Bottom Line: The story didn't really capture me and the cellar seems a bit small. It still took me about 3 hours to complete. For some rotating puzzles I had to refer to the strategy guide, which was adequate. All in all I can say, I can not recommend the game as CE - maybe in a sale for the regular version or as Daily Deal.
February 21, 2013
Lots of fun, but not perfect
I just finished playing the CE of House of Brass. This is a really beautiful game with great graphics and a compelling story. The HOS are unique where the challenge is to find items of a type rather than a list. The puzzles are very interesting although some of them were too difficult for me, so I'm thankful for the skip button. Sometimes, I got lost and for those who don't like going back-n-forth, there is a lot of that. (I try not to use the guide so probably got lost more than necessary.) I didn't time how long it took, but it felt like sufficient amount of time for the price.
The reason for the 3-star rating is the bonus chapter of the CE. It was LAME. Except for the graphics quality, it lacked everything else that made the main game really wonderful. It was not worth the extra $$. So my recommendation would be to buy the SE, unless you want screen savers, music clips, and the chance to replay the puzzles you couldn't figure out in the main game. (That was actually worthwhile and fun!)
September 13, 2012
I really dislike games that are too short and not worth the CE price. And unfortunately, this game is one of them. Plus it had an update, which means there are bugs.
The game suggests that you play the game with music on, but the voice-overs got so annoying and irritating, I played the game with the music muted.
The mini-games were not very challenging, the graphics were great and the HO scenes had a bit of a twist to them. The storyline was nothing new.
Overall, the game would have been better if it had been longer and glitch-free. I should have just played the SE.
June 25, 2012
It was just OK
Too childish ! A bit too easy and condescending !
May 25, 2012