House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster Collector's Edition
This was a really nice one
To be honest, I'm a little tired of HOG lately, because there's a significant lack of innovation in the games BF released in the last months.
But this one was really nice. Nicely drawn scenes, pleasant and unobtrusive music, and mini-games that are hard enough to be challenging, but easy enough to avoid frustration. ;)
I liked the details in the HO scenes where you could have a closer look (i.e. into a box or under a basket) to find some of the items on the list.
So yes, I would recommend this game.
May 15, 2012
Did Not Disappoint
This sequel is just as good as the first one. I bought the CE and believe they have left room for another game.
-hint is very useful
-no need for a SG
-journal is one you will use
-HO's are interactive and I didn't mind doing them
-mini games are medium level, I was able to complete several of them
-graphics are well done
-voice over is good
May 1, 2012
This had a happy ending!
I would have given this one five stars but for the morphing objects. I would have gotten them all but one of the scenes would not reopen to let me in. It was at the fountain where you have to replace a faucet and then get all of the streams to go all at once. After I realized I would not be able to get to the morphing object I was rather miffed and it put a damper on the rest of the game. Developer, would you please not close down a scene if there is a morphing object in it? This happened to me with the original 1000 Doors game. Actually, looking to make sure that a person has all of his/her morphing objects creates tension. I would rather not have to look for them if the truth be told.
As far as the mini games, they were, on the whole, very well done. I only skip some of the most aggravating ones. Also, I would rather not have so many HOS. That's just me!
April 16, 2012
Truth is, these games are all pretty much similar, but for me it's the way it is all brought together that can make or break the game. I really liked the first 1000 doors, because it had intriguing characters/story and therefore fun gameplay. I found this one did not compare, characters/story not engaging, therefore the gameplay felt average and predictable - it didn't do anything new, just the same old same old.
From other reviews it sounds like others really liked it, so I thought I would mention that it may not be so great for everyone, depends on what makes a good game for you.
April 12, 2012
Sequels are never as good!
I really looked forward to playing this, having loved the original. While this was a good game, I found it much easier with less challenging puzzzles and too short. This is my first
review, and sorry to say - I was disappointed with this sequel.
Kind of sorry I spent the money on the CE.
Perhaps if the original hadn't been fantastic, I wouldn't have expected so much!
Still - a good play, and would be worth it as a SE.
April 15, 2012
I'm a big fan of the first House of 1000 doors.
The second house of the 1000 doors was not as good.
I felt that you were doing the same things in every chapter looking for same HOG doing similar Puzzles and speaking to a ghost .
I have to say I liked the bonus chapter a lot better then the main game .
This series has great potential the developers can do so many things with House of 1000 doors .
April 27, 2012
I'm a fan of the concept of a 1,000 Doors, but the execution is always lacking.
I played all three and they all bored me. It's such a shame.
I wish the story wasn't convoluted; it's really hard to follow. It has no structure (again with the portal diving! why do writers think this substitues actual plot?) and I took a lot of break during because I was so bored. It seemed too long (which means it wasn't fun).
Sorry, but I wasn't impressed :(
November 6, 2013
Really disappointed. This is 1000 Doors in name only
Have to agree with the other reviewers this was a huge let down. This is a continuation of the trend whereby publishers knowing they have made a turkey give it the name of a best seller in the hope that people will be fooled into buying it.
The first four or five screens are a continuation of the last game after which it is turned into something completely different and goes down hill from thence onwards, heck it doesn't even have "Doors" it has haunted paintings.
This is just a cobbled together affair that is trying to cash in on what everyone else seems to be doing.
Secret Society- check
Aztec Temple - check
Knights Templar - check
Invaded Tibetan Monastery - check
Haunted Pirate Ship - check
All nothing to do with the House of 1000 doors.
The game plot is dark and will be upsetting for children, in fact it's totally inappropriate considering some of the violent descriptions in the text and certainly NOT for young eyes to read.
The game play itself quickly becomes a chore and doesn't hold interest.
All in all a bit of a mess and it would have had a lower score except that I got it as part of a multi Pack.
April 8, 2013
A Let Down for me!!
I?m in a minority here with other reviews.
I bought House of 1000 Doors -Family Secrets elsewhere and loved it, it was my favorite game. One of those you hate to finish! So when I saw this one without trying it first (My Fault) I jumped on House of 1000 doors-Palm of Zoroastar CE. I should have tried it first! Huge let down! Family Secrets has a lot more interaction with people trapped in the house and time. There was very little of that in this one! I think Kate appears twice, not sure because as the game went on I forgot about her!
I can?t stand Medieval type games and that?s what this was. (I suppose Zoroastar should have given me a hint) Not much to it either compared to Family Secrets. More HOS and less involvement, I couldn't find a real story if there was one.. Seemed to drone on forever from HOS to puzzle roaming around picking up this and that and so on. I had no clue I was about to finish it when I did but was I glad it was over! When your solving a mystery you should at least feel like your getting close, didn't seem to have a story line. The Bonus game was it?s only redeeming factor! However, please try it yourself..
Based on other reviews, I'll say..
October 29, 2012
I'll Admit, It was better than Family Secrets
I enjoyed this game much more than Family Secrets.
Beautiful music to suit the theme of the game.
Almost realistic graphics. Very detailed and well designed. Really Really good.
While I'll admit the opening scene didn't interest me, the rest of the storyline did. The storylne was much better than House of 1000 Doors Family Secrets, but a lot more should've been done to that opening scene
Really great voice-overs
Hint button recharge was 30 seconds. A good time
The built in strategy guide was great, and I didn't have to rely on it as much as Family Secrets.
The Hidden Object Scenes. There were a little too many of them and although there were interactive hidden objects, the majority of the rest were hard to find.
The fun factor was not great. The game could've done with a bit more fun in it!
No puzzles. Really disappointed here, as I usually like to see some puzzles in Hidden Object Games.
I feel the fire theme was a little bit over-used throughout the game.
This game is much better than Family Secrets, Had it been a bit more fun I might have given it a 4.
June 25, 2012