Natural Threat: Ominous Shores
Great game for beginners
This is a fun game. It is definitely a beginner to intermediate level. It has lots of onscreen hints. Interesting story line but it gets rather bizarre near the end. It does a good job of combining the decrepit old building setting with a lush tropical forest. HOS are large enough to see and puzzles are fun but not overly challenging. I would recommend this game.
March 17, 2012
no, i don't want to be spanked
one thing I didn't see in every game I plaid for a long time was the "make a child in the corner"
so, they still do this thing, when you make a mistake because you click randomly, they punish you!
no, not for me!
March 17, 2012
Now that it's fixed, a great game.
After being frustrated in not being able to complete the game, it was a joy to see it fixed and able to finish. The visual/sound was great. Good challenge but not overly so. Storyline was great and left it with a possible sequel in the works. What happened to the girl??? All in all, a good game to play on a rainy week-end or a sunny week-end or because it is one that you can't stop playing until you get to the end.
March 17, 2012
Interesting and Intriguing
I actually enjoyed playing this game; the only downfall was sometimes you had to travel back and forth a fair bit to meet the goals; otherwise darned good. Thx!
March 4, 2012
An unexpected change.
I started playing the demo with the delight of the wonderfrul graphics, the story line and the nice music. Everything was going great until there was an unexpected change right in the middle of the game. It switched the story. For me it was too jarring to continue and lost interest in the game. Maybe for you it will be different, try the demo out.
March 2, 2012
Engaging, Creepy, and Great Value
This is a dark, creepy little number with plenty of various, not-too-difficult mini games. Decent length of game play for the money; better than most. Engaging story. Good art work and sound. Two things kept me from awarding this game 5 stars: 1) I always turn off the music. In this game there isn't much music and the music control actually controls the ambient sound, which I didn't figure out until I'd played the entire game. So I unknowingly turned off the ambient sounds, which would have made the game play much better. 2) There's way too much back-and-forth, especially at the end of the game. An interactive map would have been very beneficial!
March 1, 2012
Fun and Different
I wanted more bugs! Seriously, this one is a nice change of pace. The story was unique, the mini-games were fun, the length was about right, and it kept me interested. Hints are very helpful.
February 28, 2012
Excellent mystical HOG game
It was so much fun to play this game, not just because the great little puzzle thing that you must do just to advance in the game, but it has an excellent "spooky" story line. I really appreciate the hot spots light effect which appear when you point at them, it a really nice futurism thing. The game doesn't have so many hidden object searching scene so the story can fluently flow. The only, not that positive thing is that the cut-scenes level of quality is not the best one but if you are focusing on the whole game, than that can't be a decisive element.
February 27, 2012
Value for money
Got a good few hours of gameplay from this one - pretty easy yes. Bit annoying at the end when you had to keep going back & forth getting the rescue bits. Saw at the end the girl looking at her arm which was turning green??? Presume there may be a 2 sometime. However I did wonder at the lock on the title screen. Came back to the website to see if there has been a collectors one which there hasn't so how do I unlock it?
February 25, 2012
Nothing much to write home about......
Warning: For those who suffer from Insectophobia should stay away from this game. Too many bugs, creepy crawlies along with sound effects that adds to the ominous atmosphere of the game. Actually the highlight of the entire game was the superb sound effects. Very real and very effective. The story line is interesting: Following a boating accident, you and friends find yourselves stranded on a deserted island where a mad scientist experiments on bugs and plants, resulting in some very wierd spicimens that are out to kill you. You have two play modes, a journal and also there is a game bonus play which I have yet to access. No voice over and non-descriptive music. However the Graphics are clear and visually very impressive and the enhanced by what I could say is excellent sound effects that remind me of one of those sleep machines set to jungle noises. You should play this game in the dark and set your speakers on, this will really immerse you into the general atmosphere of the entire story. Unfortunately that really is the highlight of the game, the rest really involves rather mediocre gameplay with no challenge whatsoever which made for a very dissapointing one hour of demo time. I would catagorise this game as your basic run of the mill IHOG. Lots of HOS where either you find 25 of the same items or from a list. Some HOS are interactive and are on the easy side. During the demo, I ran across only three mini-games that were too easy to be called min-games. Alot of going from here to there and picking up this and that to get to the next scene. It reminds me of the earlier versions of IHOG games that were put out years ago. I will not totally dismiss this game becuase as I stated, the graphics and sound effects gate high marks and I am interested to see what will happen to our group of survivors. Therefore if you have a credit to spare, I will recommend this game. Other than that, there really isnt much to write home about........
February 25, 2012