House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster Collector's Edition
What a let down
After the last House of 1000 doors, that was just incredible; the first one I played... this one took you to far away places with no interaction of the people in the house and very little reason why you are their except for a scroll you found down the well. And hey; lets throw in some meaningless morphing objects just to see if more people will buy it? For no better reasoon as I can tell; not like it unlocks all the great mini games if you were to get them all as so far, there are none! Wow. Nothing new, the HO's were junk piles and dark; I am super disappointed after the glowing review and play time of the 1st one. The first one had many fun and new of nature mini-games, I am half way through the CE and it has only say app. had like 10 ish? And they were classic, of the easiest nature, I actually just skipped them cause why? They didn't require any thought. I just waited till the time ran out so that I could skip them.
There weren't (so far) any twist and turns in the game; just a game, I did it cause of that by one CE get one CE free deal so I will just have to live with it. In extreme fits of boredom I will finish it maybe.
So what happened? Did they have a good thing on their hands and hastily whipped out something poorly made with little insight? Because it wasn't very long ago the 1st one came out. I suppose if you are a history buff, you may enjoy it or really like the middle east; but it has nothing to do with mediums and disappearing houses and or rooms, except in the beginning, I guess their attempt to tie it to the first game which was very long, this has only 4 chapters in the regular game. Now i wish less and wish I didn't buy it at all. Sorry! , very little has been mentioned so far, except these little fire ball deals about mediums and the mystery of it all; just sad little ghost's with very little tales to tell indeed that don't make me care very much what they are saying. ; like who cares? I just want to finish and go lick my $14.00 wound and hope the other most popular game is of any worth. I may not even finish this one. It makes me more bored by the minute. Couldn't wait to get to the 1/2 way point thinking they might change it up; but ; ahh.. na. If you are thinking that you are buying the same product as before, you are sorrily mistaken.
April 15, 2012
This does not have any of the fun and unexpectedness of the first one. While the first one wasn't exactly original storywise, the gameplay so fun. The puzzles and HO were fun and integrated very well into the whole game.
I'm sorry but this round is absolutely boring. I wish I could be more specfic about why it's not as fun as the first one, I just don't even care if I get through this one.
I think you'll get a full picture if you play the demo because beyond the demo there is nothing different or new you'll be missing.
Too bad really looked forward to this.
April 7, 2012
Same Ole, Same Ole
The sequel to House of 1000 doors: Family Secrets. With the same familiar characters. The graphics are very good, music eerie but not annoying or obtrusive. The text is awful small. Very hard to read unless you lean into your computer.
There is a map that lets you ?beam/transport? yourself to different areas, eliminates the to & fro. It also indicates if an action is available to perform. Makes it easy to find something to do if you get lost, it also is a deterrent to figuring out stuff on your own. Options for screen size and casual or advanced mode. There is no penalty click for HOG.
Having played the predecessor I was excited to see this game come out. After reviewing the demo this is a no purchase for me. The story is basically the same. There are a lot of HOG?s. I am so tired of adventure HOG. This is the second demo I played today, the other being Sprits of Mystery Song of the Phoenix CE, it cannot compare. The HOG?s there are much more interactive, not just a point and click. While I am not fond of HOG, the way they are used there may just change my mind. My money will be better spent there.
April 12, 2012
I would have really liked this game if it were more challenging. I played on hard mode but the number of tips given to you took away any possibility of challenge. The puzzles were super easy as well. If you enjoy the challenge of the Mystery case files games you might not enjoy this.
the graphics and story line are cool, in fact, the game would have been great if it weren't so boring. Good if you want something relaxing.
April 26, 2012