Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini Deluxe
Great Graphics but....
oh i was so excited to play this because i absolutely loved the first 2 which i played on my iPad, it wasn't as good in my opinion as the first 2 and a bit of a let down! Good game don't get me wrong and the graphics were outstanding...would of been great if the ghosts could of had a voiceover with more action and less story...overall not bad.
March 20, 2012
A Game with Panache
This is a sleek game with all the showmanship of Houndini. So why didnt I enjoy it more? I think I would have like it more if the characters were fictional and I found the WW1 scenes in bad taste. The puzzles were boring after a while. Still it is a game to get your teeth into.
February 18, 2012
My favourite aspect of this game was the originality of the puzzles. There were some that were really original and different.
The graphics were great. My biggest problem was the chopping and changing between the locations - and not that much to do in each one. Not the best game I've ever played, but entertaining enough.
March 30, 2012
Nice game, but too many cutscenes
I liked the game, the puzzles were good and the story is not that awful, but the ghosts are talking way too long and that makes it boring. Decided not to buy. Shame of such a nice game.
February 14, 2012
Not a real HOG!
Alot of minigames, and magic tricks you have to figure out how to achieve so you can move on. When you do you'll find the actual HOG scenes are quite dark. Ok for some, but am not a fan of the dark.
January 30, 2012
Good but not great
It was just o.k. for me. I almost did not want to go past the free hour but I had some free game coupons so I finished it. It was way too predictable and I did not care for the repetition in terms of the puzzles and HOS. I would wait to get it on discount.
April 15, 2012
This game didn't knock me off
Despite all the excellent reviews on this game, I cannot give it a 5 star. Yes, the graphics were great. But the previous editions of Midnight Mysteries were by far better. I just didn't get into the story, you literally "flipped" from one scene to the next one, without really knowing, what actually the goal was in the scene before.
What really annoyed me were the constant pop ups of achievements, what you have to do next, etc. No voice-overs. Easy HOS, puzzles were ok. It's an ok game, but I'm glad I bought it with a game credit.
There are meanwhile too many games like that. If you played one or two of the same edition, you know more or less, what will come next (well, in most cases).
March 4, 2012
I think everything about what I played in the demo was good...but I wont buy it cause I just dont like lots of dialogue..having to choose what I want to say ect...it just bores me...otherwise..great graphics ect..
January 31, 2012
OK game !
Do not like the atmosphere, puzzles are good, but the entire thing is hard to get trough, I wanted to throw it but then I do not
know what else to get, so I finished it, but it was not fun !
April 15, 2012
Very easy, but very pretty
This is a pretty, polished game for people who want very little challenge, either in the adventure or the HO scenes. The visual quality of this game ranks among the highest at BFG, with a really gorgeous backdrop, some amazing animation, and an excellent inventory/guide/hint system.
My low ranking, although I will recommend the game with a caveat, comes from the complete lack of challenge. Basic computer-generated card tricks are disguised as mini-games (with solutions easily found on the web) and the discovery of "clues" is just too simple for players with much experience. The puzzle boxes were a new twist for BFG, but still not anything new in the world of gaming.
At the 30-minute mark I had found 10 of the 40 "special items", which means the full game would have taken me 2 hours. I'm used to free games that last for a hundred hours--I'm not willing to pay for one with no replay value that I can finish in the time it takes to watch a movie.
For very casual gamers looking for extremely simple and relaxing play, this would be a good choice. For me, I will end where I began this review--30 minutes in to the demo and ready to find a real challenge.
March 4, 2012