Depths of Betrayal
OUTSTANDING ! A mix of Frankenstein and Dr.Jekill & Mr Hyde
I played CE..now I'll buy SE!!!
Very interesting story: Morgan created a "real artificial intelligence." however, this "creature" disappeared and you have to help find it, because it is having "strange and complicated" reactions.
Superb graphics,sometimes a little foggy, but in accordance with the story, and yet has good visibility.
Sound is great and voice over, although few, when it has is very well done.
Lot of locations with immersive atmosphere
Hidden Objects are great - not scenes full of junk ... you just click an object and popping up a balloon with three images of objects that you have to collect in order to get a 4th, which will be used.
It has some mini games, but within the scenes, which has a good level of difficulty.
More an Adventure game with HOGs.
It has seven chapters and a bonus.
Hints not very helpful, just point to the place you have to put the collected objects, not those who need to collect.
Very challenging - I opened the guide 3 times!
Highly recommend !!
March 16, 2012
When this game was first released as a Collector edition, we didn't want to wait for the single version.
We purchased the collector edition. Fun! Fun!
The game starts off right away with a great movie cut scene that gets you started on the story.
In options, there are choices of full screen, wide screen correction and custom cursors.
You can adjust the music and sound volumes. The voice over was good and not annoying. The music was somewhat dramatic and we turned it down low.
The art work was fantastic!
There is a choice of casual & advanced modes of play.
There are 7 chapters.
There is a lot of back & forth. This really makes you think and remember where do you need that item and what to do to advance in the game play.
It's not your typical hidden object scene. In this game you may click on an item and a circle opens showing that you need other items to open that area. If you don't need the item for that circle, it will go to your inventory.
There are some mini games within the item search that are quite easy, although we thought the game play was a challenge and at the same time, great fun.
There is a journal that details the story line. It also has a tasks list.
We did need to use the hints system. It refilled fairly quick and was helpful. If there was nothing in that area, it would direct you where to travel, but did not count as a hint used.
March 16, 2012
Unlike so many games similar in story this is intriguing, logical, and engrossing as a storyline. Graphics and music are wonderful - right colours used for storyline which draws one in. Lots of locations which require some memory usage of one's brain. HO are popup and fitting to story-some items are in other areas but popup remains open so you know where to return with item. An adventure/HO using strategy. Task section in journal if needed (i did). Can't decide if a map would have made a difference - there is some going back and forth but that is how you find out the next move. As an avid HO/adventure player i loved the differences this game offered and think the designers thought it thru to offer us something of a change and challenge. Hard not to give it a 5 overall when compared to same old same old. Matouks
March 16, 2012
What a BLAST!
From the get-go this game was intriguing and fun. HOS was unique in that, If the gamer wants to pick up an item an array of other items appears that must be collected first.
This included locating and combining items from multiple scenes. It took me a little while to get the hang of it, but once I did I got a kick out of it.
The music was terrific and very well suited to game play. The storyline was nicely done. It had some twists and was tongue and cheek, while maintaining an air of mystery and danger....
This is a family game that anyone would enjoy. The mini-games were traditional and easy, but cleverly packaged. The graphics and voice overs were both very well done.
I'd highly recommend this fun and unique game.
March 17, 2012
Mixed Feelings About This One
I'm not a big fan of the type game that opens circles and then find the items. It's a good break from typical HO's but this one just about made me trash it before the first chapter was done. Once I got past that it was an okay game.
-graphics are very well done
-story is different and enjoyable
-hint system is pretty good, and I had to use it a lot. I did not buy the CE.
-there is a journal, but I found it not essential
-mini games are normal and I completed most of them
If you can hang in and get past the first 10 or 15 minutes of the game you will probably like this game.
March 22, 2012
Once again we are offered a standard HOG with a simplistic adventure side and a couple of minigames there and then.
The story is very much in the style of Dr Frankenstein: a man creates a creature (here, a sort of robot) from scratch and gives it life; the creature then turns into a bloodthirsty monster who kills his creator. Objective: find the monster at large and destroy it.
Not much originality either in the HO Scenes save that instead of getting shopping lists you are given the silhouettes of the objects to find, most of which are, once more, perfectly useless and irrelevant to the story, and then place them in the little popping up round boxes
Luckily they are easy to recognize and not difficult to spot.
The graphics are neat, colorful, pleasant to the eye. The music is dramatic and somewhat disturbing.
The minigames are simple, so are the task. The overall level of challenge is low.
The goals are clearly stated in the journal, you have 2 play modes and a widescreen option.
The voice acting is quite good and you can dialogue with the characters you meet.
A fair game for beginners, with decent playlength, but which might not fully satisfy seasoned HO hunters and die-hard adventurers.
Recommended with restrictions
March 16, 2012
Great but short
I really enjoyed the game but about 45 minutes into the game the demo was over. I always check the walkthrough to see how far I got and there was not 'alot' left. Not sure I'll purchase this game or not because of lenth of game.
The game inself was great. Nice music. Great graphics. I like when you have to move from area to area to find objects needed to make something work.
March 17, 2012
Where's the rest of the game?
I liked it. Graphics were good. I like the HOGS where you have to find items to get an item to use elsewhere.
I finished the demo in 40 minutes, no hints. Then I went and looked up the walkthrough. I was 40% through the game. This may be the shortest game I have tried in a really long while. While length of play is not my only criteria, it is important and this one fails that test.
It's a no buy even at SE prices.
March 16, 2012
mechanical monsters running amok
in this hidden object puzzle adventure, your scientist friend has appealed to you for help with a mechanical creature he created. unfortunately, this creature has become a monster that is seeking to destroy everything in its path, including an entire town. but you did promise to help your friend, so to save the town, you must first learn what triggered this mechanical creature?s career of murder and mayhem. will you unravel the source of this "monster's" behaviour before it's too late? can you save the town from your friend's rampaging creation?
graphics: detailed and above average, but sometimes not detailed enough to see what you are seeking! hidden objects are scattered throughout the game, not located in specific scenes. clicking on an object opens up a mini-game where you have to first find 2-5 random objects somewhere in the game to complete that mini-game before you obtain the original object you are trying to get.
music and sound effects: music is strangely upbeat for such a dark game.
storyline: it takes the same old plot and reformulates it slightly -- for example, instead of starting with a car crash, this story starts with a train crash. this is a functional but well-worn storyline, and neither the plot nor the characters are anything special.
gameplay: no click penalty and hints are incredibly UNhelpful. honestly, the developers shouldn't have offered any hints at all since they were so useless. i was also peeved to discover that inspecting a particular item half a dozen times was meaingless: it could have something that wasn?t there before that is vitally important to the game progress the NEXT time you looked at it -- irritating!
weather report: the weather in this game is surprisingly bright and sunny for such a dark game.
although this game is passably functional, i did not like it at all and would not accept it even if it was given to me, so i gave it 3 stars. in my opinion, if you like the mechanical-monsters-running-amok theme, you'll probably enjoy either "puppet town: lost town" or "fantastic creations: house of brass" much more than this game!
June 18, 2012
good not great
Somewhat enjoyed this game The graphics, cut scenes and voice-overs are great. The background music became annoying and I muted it.
The HOS consist of having to find 3 to 5 things to unlock an item you need. Unfortunately some of the things you have to find are not in the scene with the HOS, and I'm not liking these types The mini games were enjoyable.
May 6, 2013