Mountain Crime: Requital
I didn't care for this game
After playing the demo I had no desire to play longer. The game had no logic to its play. The howling noise when you use a hint was annoying.
December 20, 2011
Funniest Hour I Spent - Demo Completed
Okay - okay. I get it. Murder - mayhem, storms, crashes, snakes, wolves, not funny. But it was and more on that later.
You are Dr. Philip Something and you have received an emergency call to the Something Wolf Hotel (Resort/Day Spa/Whatever) to assist a new patient whom you had planned to see the next day. So, off you rush to the Hotel/Resort/Day Spa/Whatever because you are, after all, a doctor sworn to protect and serve (sorry, wrong profession).
Visual/Sound Quality - Amazing - both. The graphics were obviously HD and everyone moved, like really moved like you or I move. Colors crisp, bright, all the decor (except the 2 parrots on the 2nd floor in separate cages) looked exactly like what you'd expect in a Hotel (ok it's not a Day Spa). And when anyone spoke - you listened.....because it was so darn funny. Sorry, more on that later. The voiceovers were amazing. Clear, crisp. It's just when some people spoke, this is what you got:
"oh no, I'm going to crash" - spoken, by you, as if "oh, no, I think I'll get a banana split"
"oh no, I almost went into that ravine" - spoken, by you, as if "I think I'll get cherries with that split." You just can't seem to get the tonal quality right with the incident happening. And...it comes across ha ha funny.
There are 2 quite original modes of play - regular and advanced.
The HOGs are not a list of itemized words but a circle of pictures you need to locate. And it's not always easy.
Mini Games are not challenging but also not a breeze.
Hint Button - is a howling wolf that got on my nerves but it recharged very quickly.
You also get a diary (there is a TON of reading to do and not just in your diary - TONS), a compass that shows you which of several directions you can go in but the hint button can do that as well. A task list located in your diary. A map of the hotel, also located in your diary, that shows where you are and where something needs to be done. It is NOT a jumpable map which I hated because just during the demo I/you walked from one side of the hotel to the other and up and down the stairs 50 million gazillion times - ok maybe not that many - but really too many times not to have an easier way to get around. And, of course, the elevator is out of order.
A lot went on in just that little hour of game play. You have yourself, Dr. Philip White, a murder that starts out to look like an accident, a girl (sorry - woman/female journalist - or that's what she says she is), Officer Jack - a cop (sorry - police officer) who we'll talk about in a minute because he is part of the humor. Wolves, a ferocious storm, washed out bridge so civilization is cut off, an escaped convict (did I just throw that in there? Or did I?).
So, Officer Jack - here's why he's hysterically funny. He runs, everywhere. I don't mean he's in a hurry, I mean he literally runs everywhere - down the hall, out the door, into a room. Yeah - that was the funniest. This happened at very nearly the first 15 minutes of the demo. You have found Mr. Almost Dead Guy on the hallway floor, eventually making your way in female journalist's room. She appears to be doing a serious no-no. You stop what's happening, question her vehemently (as vehemently as you, Dr. Philip, can get which isn't much). In runs Officer Jack and immediately "takes position" - legs spread, knees bent, elbows bent, both hands cupping the revolver, shades on and yells (he's always yelling too) - "Okay, what's going on here". Ladies, just for you he is big, beefy, and handsome. Ok - as I reread this it isn't coming across funny - guess you have to be there. And a conversation took place that had me thinking he was not a police officer but a rent-a-cop. Pay attention and see if you catch it.
So, that's the gist of the game and what-nots. I apologize for my lengthy reviews but I figure everyone else is better than me talking about mechanics and graphics and using big words. I want you to get a real feel for the game. I want you to be interested enough to play the demo because it might be a game you never thought you'd be interested in. So, sorry.
This Glam-ma just knew she couldn't get as serious enough about this game as she should so it's a definite no-buy for me. But, I think there's so much intrigue and mystery going on (and let's not forget 8 more dead bodies) that you will truly sink your teeth into it. Ha! Sink your teeth, snake bites - yeah, I went there.
This is a great game for beginners but I think Intermediates (me) and Experts (not me yet) will enjoy the detective work and mystery.
May 13, 2014
Not worth the effort
The plot was impossible to follow. The game play rather ridiculous - a doctor comes to a somewhat abandonned hotel, a guest is bitten by a snake and lies dying on the floor, and the doctor does what - oh yeah, runs around trying to make a cup of hot tea rather than treating the patient. It's all downhill from there. By the time they get to the end, I ceased to care about the characters. Even so, the ending was a huge cheat.
The animation was horrible. Seriously, if you can't make a decent CG character, stick with drawing by hand. It reminded me of the first CG cartoons 20 years ago. The voice acting was super annoying. The HOS are the" wheel of objects to assemble whatever it is you are picking up" type, which you either like or you don't. Some of the puzzles are mildly challenging.
Overall, not worth the time. Certainly not worth $6.99 - maybe as a DD if you have played absolutely everything else.
February 4, 2012
Disappointing in so many ways
first off, I don't really like hidden object games that have you find parts of an object. puzzles weren't very hard. I normally don't care about graphics, but the characters movements were really jerky, something you would expect from a game 20 yrs ago. Plot was disjointed, violent without being creepy.
on the plus side, voices could be silenced, impefectly but I appreciate the option.
Might be good for beginning gamers who don't mind all the above. But don't play full price, wait for the deal of the day!
January 1, 2012
The trial game play would seem interesting enough to draw people in but the storyline itself could have been developed much better than what it was. It has potential and I expected a twist at the end but it seemed to "twist" the wrong way. There were alot of unanswered questions and I couldn't figure out who fit in where in this story.
The puzzles were ok. A couple unique and new. Good balance of HO with puzzles but they are fragmented HO scenes and I'm not a big fan of those. Hint recharged quickly.
I just can not express how Horrible the storyline development and explanations were!! Thank goodness I bought this on one of the buy one, get one free weekends!
October 1, 2012
I don't like the HOG with silouttes of items to find, so I didn't like this one. And, it takes approximately forever to find items like a syringe, scalpel, etc.
December 23, 2011
Not the Best
This is not one of the better ones. The HO's are shapes of objects you have to find, rather than the usual. A lot of running back and forth. Didn't run across a mini game in the trial and that was dissapointing. Story line is good though. But, this game is not my cup of tea - will not be buying.
December 14, 2011
Did not like the ending, and too scary for me. If you like this kind of game, it is excellent, just not for me.
November 16, 2012
mountain crime: requital
wont buy there is nothing else to say. Poor I did not like it.
January 5, 2012
I could not complete the free hour.
I really tried to like it but found the game cumbersome. It seemed to lack fluidity. The odd style of the characters movement bothered me. I was not a fan of the question and answer period with them either.
April 15, 2012