PuppetShow: Return to Joyville Collector's Edition
THAT was the ending?
I have played and thoroughly enjoyed ALL of the Puppet Show games! This one was great - just like the others, but...
THAT was the end? I seriously stared at my screen for a second and said out loud, "That was IT?"
August 24, 2012
Marty, we gotta go back!
Amazing! The developers were genius to change it up and have you work with Felicia and go back in time to change the past. This presented a unique twist and also introduced a new villain- genius! This is definitely my favorite of the series thus far. It had a lot more of figuring out things than just HOS's and puzzles which I liked and as always with these games, beautiful graphics. These games stand out from every other type of HOG game I've played.
Collector's Editions for this game are always, always worth it to me.
I'm seriously completely in your hands. Make as many chapters to this story as possible and I will buy the CE of them all.
July 30, 2012
Although the game was lovely visually and created a creepy atmosphere, I'm afraid I was disappointed. It starts off well, but once we get into the theatre, it looses momentum and the storyline becomes very thin. Room after room with, perhaps, one thing to do in each before we have to go off to the next. I would have liked a map or some indication of where to go as I had to resort to the guide when I got stuck. Some of the games were quite tricky, which was fun, but there were far too many HOS. Towards the end they came one after another which was very annoying. Sorry, but I'm not going to bother with the extra play.
July 27, 2012
Another good game
I bought the 2 previous ones so I had to get this one. Lots of challenges, hard puzzles, very clear HO, but not that juicy of a story line, not creepy enough for me. It's a long game, hard work was put in it, but I like more story line, finding the water hose to stop the fire is a bit of a narrow story line....I recommend it because it is well made, but it could have been much more creepy !!!!!!!!!!!
July 16, 2012
I was disappointed
I have loved the Puppet show games. The stories were always intriguing and game play made sense and was good. So, I happily used game credits to get this game after only 30 minutes of playing the demo.
I will begin by stating that much of what I have loved about the Puppetshow series was still there. Not too much going back and forth to rooms - once you finish the puzzles in a room, you won't have to go back just to play a HOS. Graphics were good. Things like that.
However, some things had changed and so I wish I hadn't bought the game. The HOS had items that you would have to do something else first in order to get the item and often times it made no sense - like ringing a bell to get a gem. Did not enjoy that aspect.
Then for several of the items I did get, I had to read the strategy guide to understand what I was after. It is almost like the creators just came up with an idea but didn't really follow through with it.
Finally, the story. It made NO SENSE.
***Possible Spoiler alert!!!!!
Felicia wants to change - okay, I could buy that. But to learn that the person behind her tragic childhood was someone other than her father or some town official? And he did the things he did because of another person? Makes no sense why Felicia became who she was. Then the bonus was stupid. When the cut scene ended with credits and no true conclusion - ie Felicia and dad reuniting, I truly was offended at my purchase.
Needless to say, I felt cheated of my time and game credits.
If you have never played any of the Puppet show games, this might not be as disappointing to you as it was to me. If you don't mind the challenge of doing something different even though it does not make intuitive sense, you might enjoy this.
I will put that I recommend this game only because I don't feel so negative about it to say don't. But buyer beware!
July 14, 2012
Puppetshow: Return to Joyville
Great game! Highly recommend! I do recommend playing the previous editions of this series before playing this one, but it is not necessary. Gorgeous graphics, challenging puzzles, interactive hidden object scenes, long game play. A 9 out of 10 for me.
June 16, 2012
Please Change the Music
The PuppetShow series has always been my favorite in the HOG genre. However, after completing the most recent installment, Return to Joyville, I have to request of the developers: Please include more variety in the on-going theme music. The same two tunes kept repeating themselves throughout the entire game, and I ended up having to turn off the volume just so I wouldn't have to continue listening to the relentless music over & over & over again.
June 10, 2012
A worthy addition to the Puppetshow games
I bought the CE because I've played all the other Puppetshow games and enjoyed them. This one didn't disappoint, with one big exception, which I'll say right away was the music, especially for the HO scenes. Oh that dreadful tinkly tune and the repeated notes. Which is such a shame as the special effects were fine, but it really doesn't help contribute to the game atmosphere to have such music.
Now that I've got that off my chest, what;'s good?
The storyline, the length of the game (and the bonus gameplay is worth paying for), the puzzles -- not TOO difficult but just difficult enough. However sometimes it was trying to remember all the places you'd been to know where to use the objects you found.
I really liked the different HO scenes where you had objects in silhouettes which interacted to create new items or find things. That said, the regular ones were done well too.
ERS games always have great graphics. And in this game I felt that the various voices were different enough and the characters too.
You get three levels of difficulty (always a good sign for a game). I played the advanced. Definitely one I'd recommend.
June 1, 2012
Good Solid Game
Bought the CE which I hardly ever do but took advantage of a sale. Love this series so I knew what to expect. Nothing new but it flowed and was a good time.
May 31, 2012
Great Puzzle game
This game is very entertaining, The graphics were pretty good although some of the HO scenes are a little on the dark side, but overall I really enjoyed this game, the puzzles were great ! and not for the faint hearted. The story line is also quite good. Having played the first Puppet show, I have to say this one is even better. I would recommend this game to my friends.
May 28, 2012