Ghost Encounters: Deadwood
May be ok for beginner. Easy to work through game. It took me 48 minutes to complete trial. Way to many ghost scene cutaways, took most of my trial time waiting to get through them.
March 24, 2012
Must Tell The Truth
This has to be one of the most boring games I have tried. Got tired of chasing someone. Sorry, but after 30 minutes, I clicked "men" and deleted it from my Game Manager. Very Boring. And I love Western Movies!
March 26, 2012
I got about halfway through the game and got totally stumped. Could not get any further and have gone over it several times to see what I needed to do. This game needs some hints other than on finding objects. There is no help button. I have gotten this far several times and have gone back to the beginning to see what I've missed and still only get so far.
October 19, 2012
not enough helpful hints
I can't even get through the second stage. Can't get into the sheriffs office. Not helpful hints at all.
April 7, 2012
I found this game to be rather easy even on the advanced level. Game play was ok. Didn't care for the graphics (just the type of graphics used were not my preference for these games). Annoying dialogue/storyline that you cannot skip through at times.
March 25, 2012
Deadwood is a good name for it.
In addition to the comic book graphics, I found this game to be exceedingly vague. The mini games (find the combination...really?) were lessons in futility and took forever to skip. The story (evil spirit) and the tasks (oil the rusty doorknob) have literally been done to death (no pun intended) and the character voice overs were so bad they were just silly. I quit about 15 minutes in when I realized I wasn't enjoying this game at all.
March 27, 2012
Deadwood--The Perfect Name
The big problem with this game is the hint button. Unless you're playing a HOG, there isn't one. There are few areas that you can enter and even fewer that need objects. Once you walk by the sheriff's office, the undertaker's and the bell tower for the umpteenth time with tons of objects but none of the ones that you need and no idea where to use the objects you have or find the ones that the areas demand...well, the lack of a hint button gets old REALLY fast.
Aside from that, the game suffers from being monochrome. Virtually all the exteriors of Deadwood are a bluish-black, and I didn't see any way to brighten them. This, for me, was another strike against the game; I don't enjoy games where I can't see what's going on. Something that causes eyestrain isn't fun.
The plot is pretty standard--stopping an evil ghost. I would have liked it better if the ghost of Blackjack had not looked like an inkblot, which he does in all but the cut scenes. This particular character design made it virtually impossible for me to distinguish him from the background and from the building exteriors.
I heartily wish that the game's graphics had been clearer and that the hint button had existed full-time. The game could have been, if not great, at least okay. I'm very sorry to say that it wasn't.
March 24, 2012
Not a Keeper!
No direction or hints. Cursor doesn't change to indicate areas of interest. The journal is not relevant to gameplay. Quit the demo after 20 minutes of frustration and boredom.
March 24, 2012
waste of money
Unfortunately for me, I bought this a while ago and have just got round to "playing" it. As others have said, there is no hint button and no blog walkthrough. If you have neither, what on earth are you supposed to do when you get stuck? I got as far as the bells... and? I kept going back and forth trying to figure out what to do next but to no avail. Very frustrating, and I'm very annoyed with myself for buying it.. waste of money
May 15, 2014
If you're just starting off playing iHOG's then I bet one will give this a good rating. If you're like me who've been playing these kind of games since they surfaced then you'll know why I'm bashing this game.
The story line has been recycled over and over. I didn't know the detective was psychic until I got into the game. I like to know who and what my character is all about.
The hidden object scenes are redone but you won't find the same item twice and the mini games are just plain easy. No challenge at all. If you're looking for a strategy guide you won't need it. There isn't one and there's no map.
It would be safe to say that when this game come up for the $2.99 sale, it still would be a waste of money.
March 26, 2012