Small Town Terrors: Livingston
I KNOW I would've enjoyed, buuut. . .
. . .deleted within the first 1/2 hour. It pretty much has the same storyline and usual 'bells & whistles' of other Hidden Object games, however, I don't care for solving combination puzzles without a previous clue offered. I got stuck at the storage room where you had to figure out the combination to open the door to a hidden object scene. Having to choose a 3-digit number between 000 and 999 - even with green 'up' and 'down' arrows to indicate if you're too high or low and 10 tries to get it right - was of no help, and there's no 'skip' button. I tried several reasonable combinations to narrow down/pinpoint if I were at least within the 'range' of the right answer, yet the arrows would still indicate I was either too high or low. Since you're required to do the puzzle to move forward, I found it unnecessarily frustrating and too long to have to spend on it, so I deleted. Otherwise, it's a great SE game that's just up my ally. Maybe I'll download again, give it another try with the other 1/2 hour and bump up my rating. Although this is my sole reason for a mediocre score, I still recommend!!
March 18, 2012
The game play and story was good and I enjoyed playing the game, but it was way too short! I finished within about 2 hours. Luckily I used one of my free game credits to buy this, otherwise I think I'd be pretty annoyed.
Graphics are ok, bit cartoony for my liking. The general puzzle solving and H0 scenes were good though, some challanging, some not so challanging. Overall, not bad, but I wouldn't put it down as one of my favourites.
March 27, 2012
So, So Game
The same old, same old. Car crash, wake up from coma in hospital, escape, etc., etc, etc. I didn't find this game that intriguing. Graphics were pretty good. Don't like the going back forth. There are no voice overs, just reading text. Could have been a better game if thought out more. Not a game for me. Others might like it, try it for yourself.
March 17, 2012
Not so terrifying
I did not play the whole demo as I found it dragging. The psychological terror was kinda dull and the activities dragged. I got bored. There was not much of a storyline to follow or lead you forward to make you excited or bring you into the story. I do not recommend this game.
March 17, 2012
Okay Hidden Object Adventure Game
this game is nothing special, nothing new. The storyline, including a menacing disease started the government is old hat and boring already.The hidden object scenes are okay. Visuals are nothing special. The soundtrack is very unique, different and engaging.
I wouldn't waste a free coupon on this game.
March 22, 2012
This game was not one of my favorites. Items difficult to find. Health kits few and far between. Graphics were good, the story easy to follow. It had some genuine tense moments. I found movement very frustrating between scenes. If you love challenges, and your wits intact go for this game.
March 19, 2012
kinda fun, but very predictable, and trying very hard to be scary lol :)
but at least the hogs werent around every corner, and they were easy, (as the whole game was quite boringly easy).
anyway, not too too bad...go try :)
March 18, 2012
Drags on a bit too long
As with so many of the games, what begins as a challenging mystery gradually devolves into a tedious bore.
I'm not a fan of zombies and zombie-themes games, but I was willing to give it a shot. Initially, the puzzles, HOSs, and actions make sense. With a little thought, I could figure out what I needed to look for and what to do with what I found, and where to go next. I was enjoying the challenge as well as the mystery.
The HOS were clear and, while the items were not immediately obvious, they could be found with a little effort. The puzzles were on the easy side; most of them just required a willingness to keep switching things around enough times.
However, a little over half-way through, the game veered off into left field. The actions become more and more random and more and more backtracking was required. For me, the final straw was when I had to use a weight bar to turn a power line into a zip line. It was all downhill from there.
And, of course, there is no explanation for why the main character and her daughter were not turned into zombies.
July 4, 2013
Neither terrific nor enthralling
There we go again... Same old story that has been hashed and rehashed in several previous games: some kind of disaster has struck a little town turning it into Leipzig after the Allied Bombing and where no-one is left except your family, two men [one watching a movie in a movie theater...uuhhh ???] and a shadow that appears every now and then. Objective: save the family. And that takes care of the plot. Highly original, isn' it ?
The decor is pretty depressing even though the artwork is clear..... and very red in Chapter 1, a feature that after a while becomes eye straining. Things turn blue in Chapter 2, green in Chapter 3, purple in Chapter 4.
The HO Scenes are a mess and progressing through the different locales is rather tedious due to the constant backtracking that doesn't seem to follow any logic, and even though some of the tasks are not without interest.
Finding Medikits to replenish your health is a novelty never used in a HOG before, but it doesn't add much excitement to an adventure that quickly turns to be boring.
Some minigames are interesting too, like moving a boat through a maze, but others are just common place. They can be skipped.
No voice-over, no widescreen option, two gaming modes, a map, clearly stated tasks, and a hint system that points at what you can do next or tells you to visit another location.
A warning at the start tells you the game is not for the faint hearted. LOL. I didn't see anything scary in it. Maybe later on in the game....
I played the demo, didn't like it, and decided Livingston would be a no-buy for me.
March 17, 2012
Been there, done that
Another game that starts with a car crash and the driver waking up from a coma in a grimy, dingy hospital. Stop me if you've heard this one before.
Of course, the whole town is deserted except for some kind of creature, nothing works, and everything looks like it has been through a war.
The only new wrinkle is you have some kind of disease and you need to keep finding "health packs" so you can perform tasks that require physical exertion.
The HOS are standard junk piles (like there is anything else in this town).
Sorry, but this is a no-go for me.
March 17, 2012