Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart
The music and visual arts were very good. The hint key was okay. It filled quickly but did not help a lot in regards of what to do next or what you missed and needed to pick up. The hos scenes were well done, but one or two of the items were difficult to find in each scene.The storyline was good, but needed to play the other nightfall mysteries first as this was a continuation of a prior game. Overall I enjoyed the game and will probably purchase it soon.
March 4, 2012
Good solid game would buy again
This game had good puzzles that were doable in one sitting. I prefer games that don't repeat the same puzzles. This game was a success for the most part in that aspect.
I play in hardcore so that I am not tempted to hint or move the game along too fast.
The HOS were fun and required more that a basic repetive find the same old things.HOS were repeated so I did memorize some objects. The HOS included a list of words some of them required an extra click to find the object. I prefer this type over the HOS that show you pieces of an object to find. Good work on the HOS.
The SE did not have an interactive map but the map did hint to where areas of interest were.
The story line was the biggest drawback for me. I did not enjoy the detective and the other interruptions while playing but I am very hard to please in this aspect. I hink I detected a familiar very well know voice which made me give it an excellent on sound quality. The visuals were fun too.
One other thing that was slightly irritating was the reward box that popped up when I found an object. It was big, red and always cheery.... "Congratulations you found the Chain." I had to click on the box and again to get back to game play.
I finished this in less than a week(not playing all of the time but would play a couple of hours at a time) The end seemed rushed to me as the puzzles and challenges got easier.
SUMMARY: Since I don't like distractions the storyline and pop up boxes hindered the game play for me but the visuals and memorable voice along with the HOS made this a keeper for me. A challenge but not too hard. As picky as a am I would buy again. I wonder if the CE would have helped me give it a better rating?
March 26, 2012
Might be nice but SO ugly
I just played 5 minutes of the demo and could not stand it. Such awful graphics! So raw, unfinished, like it was made in the '80s or something.
Having played the most wonderful games, like Fantastic Creations: House of Brass for example, this is a major let down.
It's a pity really, the story might be interesting, but I don't enjoy these graphics.
March 31, 2012
A very good Tale
An interesting story line but alot of back tracking. Voice overs were nice along with the graphics. Very colorfull and easy to see items some of which you have to carry for a while and others you look for in one HOS and have to return to another HOS to complete it's object list. Well worth the price.
March 21, 2012
This was a nice way to wrap up the series. This game was more like the first (Asylum) and was much better than the second (Opera). The graphics were not the best, but were acceptable and the HOS were clear. The voice overs were excellent! The game was lengthy with lots of rooms to explore and items to find. Most of the mini games were fun. I skipped a couple of them because I wanted to get on with the game. The map was good and the hint button recharges quickly (although you really won't need it more than a couple of times). The journal provided assistance on some of the mini games.
There was one technical glitch that didn't affect the game, but made me keep revisiting one room because I thought there was something else to do.
The only thing I really disliked about this game was the ending. It was rushed and somewhat unsatisfying. You do find out what happens to the characters, but after such a lengthy game it seemed to end too abruptly.
I recommend this game, but would suggest you play the first game in the series (Asylum) before you play this one.
August 11, 2012
Excellent game; has everything you would want in an adventure puzzle game. Even has some "clean" HOs, not too many though, for which I am grateful!!
Lots of puzzles that are quite tedious, but great. Nice long game, as well. Be ready to move around a lot, there is a map to help. You will enjoy!!
May 11, 2012
Now I may need glasses for life.....
The low rez font and graphics gave me a headache minutes into the game. At this level of HOG's I do expect more than a return to Pac Man screen resolutions. I have no idea how good the game may have been because I could not play for more than 45 minutes.
April 9, 2012
I loved the first installment - did not really like the second, but have totaly enjoyed the third!
I have not doubts about recomending this one.The creators are definatly back on track with this one! ENJOY!
March 20, 2012
it has been a while since i have had this much fun with a game. i love having so many items in my inventory to use all over the place! i also love very few hos, which are all beautiful! the games are just hard enough. i thought i was losing my love for gaming until i played this one.thanks bfg - happy again!
March 8, 2012
One of BF's Best!
What an exciting game. It seems like it never ends (which I like when I enjoy a game this much). Hidden objects are great. The graphics are awesome. You will enjoy every minute of this game.
March 7, 2012