Final Cut: Death on the Silver Screen Collector's Edition
Wait for the SE edition of this game..
I'm sorry, but I feel I was fooled by all the rave reviews of this game, I found it tedious and very confusing... disappointing when they use real actors that show only images of themselves before becoming cartoon versions of themselves when they speak. I found the story line inconsistent, confusing and boring. I expected something like MCF type game when I read reviews regarding the use of 'real actors', and the story line to go along the same lines. I played the game out because I felt I 'had to', but I doubt I'll be in any hurry to play it again. A total waste of money in my eyes. If you're looking for a game like MCF Dire Grove or 13th Skull, forget this one, as it's nowhere near the calibre of those games. Lots of backtracking which aids in you losing the plot - in many ways lol...the good thing about getting this game is, I 'won' a free game of my choice!!!
June 6, 2012
A WHO DONE IT
* Regular and Expert modes of play;
* Map (but not interactive);
* Achievements Board (40 of them).
You also have to find:
~ 20 house photos;
~ 10 of your father's secret cards
~ 10 light switches.
The interactive hidden object games are easy to medium to play, but because everything looked kind of 'brown', it was hard to see some items.
Once again, the mini-games were easy to medium. I've seen them all before but some were fun.
You don't have to go far to use your items in your inventory.
I found the graphics to be rather faded and dull which made things hard to see and I grew bored with it after a while. However, I persevered to finish the game because I hate leaving games half way through. I didn't bother with the bonus play.
I think it best that you demo the game first to see what you think. I didn't do this, but its not like I regret playing the game - its just that it didn't do anything for me. When I get mentally bored with a game, I just like to move on.
I'm recommending this game only because I think some people would like this type of play, but sadly I wasn't impressed. See what you think
February 10, 2014
Its an ok game and I can see a few hours entertainment in it, but it hasnt enough umpf for me to pay CE price for it I will wait and hope it comes out in SE mode.
May 24, 2012
Not much of a challenge
I played the 60 minutes and was amused but not challenged.
The story line has been done before with different mechanics but honestly what hasn't been done before? Seemed to be doing it well tho.
The graphics were very well done. A little mix of live action with animation but found it odd that they would animate an live action actor in dialog.
The HOG were a bit messy but interesting to look at. Details of movement with in the HOG adds a very nice touch.It gave depth to the scene.
Not much in the way of puzzles. Well at least in the first 60 minutes.
VERY easy game. No thinking required.
I did get a little confused as to where i needed to go but the trusty hint button was able to point me the way.
I would say cute game for a lazy day.
Not sure I would spend the money on the CE.
I would say take the time to play the demo and see what you think.
May 25, 2012
This game was alright. It was interesting, but the story lacked something and the voice acting was poor. The voice of the gardner didn't fit the character. Still, there were things that I liked about it like the visual effects and the use of real people as characters. I don't think I would play it again though. Brink of Consciousness was much better.
June 13, 2012
It could be better. It's an easy game to play the mini-games are not hard, the hidden object scenes are quite good. A few red herrings might have helped make it a better challenge or fewer screamingly obvious clues; it was always blatantly clear what object to use from the on-screen prompts (even in expert mode#.
There's a map if you want it but I found there wasn't any need for it. Most of the stuff picked up was soon used in a nearby location; making the game easier than it needed to be.
The bonus of finding the achievements: cards, photos and lights adds a little extra. And there's a mystery achievement #don't get too excited). The story passes the time in an acceptable manner without being inspirational.
If you want a serious challenge, look elsewhere. If you want a pleasant way to pass 3-4 hours then look no further.
September 2, 2012
The Puzzles were awful
The puzzles were bad because: the instructions were cryptic; even to get started was frustrating; there was no reset button;
I liked the HOS - very clear, moderately challenging, and fun.
To me, the story line was boring. The back and forths were mind numbing they were so many and so lengthy.
June 12, 2012
Not as good as I'd hoped
I bought the full version, after liking the one-hour trial. The whole second half of the game, as well as the bonus level, were really bizarre. Also, I know Lani Minella is one of those voice actresses who's been in everything, but hearing her in a non-Nancy Drew setting really weirded me out.
May 20, 2013
It was OK...
I took a risk buying this game because I didn't really like the demo. There are live actors but when they talk, they use drawn graphics, which makes them look kind of weird, because the mouth movements don't match, they look like creepy dolls. The setting of the game is huge, there are tons of places to explore, which are great, if only there is MAP. there is none, and you go backtracking everytime just to find one item, go back again to use that item, go backwards 5 times just to play a HOS and then go back again to use that item... it's getting frustrating. I don't like the game style of zooming into the scene, every time, which makes me headache. It doesn't have to be too over the top.
But, I like the idea of having a murder mystery in a movie set, it doesn't happen often among games filled with asylum, hospitals, etc.
I took a risk buying this game despite hating the demo, although there are tons of backtracking, I think this game is saved by beautiful graphics and the storyline. If you dont mind going around the set, play this game^^
July 14, 2012
A good HO Game
Not a fan of HOS but this is good fun - lots of things to collect and bits to put together to get to the next stage.
Wouldn't buy it myself as I am not a fan of HO style games, but really did like playing the hour.
May 24, 2012