Theatre of the Absurd Collector's Edition
This review is based on the demo.
The game started off well for me in that I thought 'ooh fab storyline' and I liked the idea of special powers. Thereafter it all got a bit dreary really. As everyone has said..too many cut scenes and whilst the HOS were challenging, there were too many of them for me, and the few puzzles I did were relatively easy.
All in all very disappointed in this CE and will wait for the SE.
April 30, 2012
Not bad...... Just not great
I very rarely buy the collector's editions because of money factor, but the demo made me want to play it further. The game is different, I will give it that, but the problem is that it is way too short for a c.i. I really needed this game to go more in depth and make it worth the journey. The creators had a fantastic idea that really revved up nicely. The problem is that it ends way too early and you are kinda left shaking your head. I'm thinking that the creators just did not know how to follow through. I'm not saying this is a bad game, by no means, just that it is an idea that could have been great. I'm not sure what the other reviewers were getting at with "the h.o.s. were hard to find" or "the voice-overs were annoying" but people do tend to find righteous indignation wherever they can lean. The game is not bad..... it's just too short. I recommend that you wait for this game to be in regular edition. You will enjoy it and it is well worth the regular price.
May 3, 2012
didn't care for game
I thought the game moved too slowly. I did not like the voice-over at all. Did not keep my interest, played for about 45 minutes, hoping it would get better. Not a buy for me.
I was reading other reviews(for a different game) and someone had put this as their favorite so I thought I would try it. Definitely a no go. I did not like the HO scenes.
I do not recommend.
May 21, 2012
Timewasting Hidden Object Game
Far too many cut scenes, and not enough gameplay. Game play and hidden object scenes good when you did get them though!
April 29, 2012
ok too short
I gave it an ok rating. Bought it after playing demo. Loved the unusual hint system. Graphics good. Too many cut scenes and not enough game play. Way too short. Bonus game play very short. No screen savers, wallpaper, just concept art. Overall 3 stars. Recommend it to players who aren't too serious but, like it easy.
May 1, 2012
Didn't say in long enough to play full demo - didn't hold my interest. As many have said, ALOT of cut scenes. Graphics were okay but just not my cup of tea.
May 3, 2012
SO, so game.
I actually enjoyed the beginning but soon discovered that the puzzles were super easy. This would probably be a good game for a HO beginner but not challenging enough for those that play often. Also skip the collectors edition because the extra game play is horrible and makes no sense in the end. If you want hints you can always find them on the forums. The stadegy guide for the game after a second would go to an unreadable text, so if you want it get the regular edition.
May 8, 2012
FIX THE GLITCHES
I would have given a higher rating but it took a really long time to download, could be my pc, but it was soooooo glitchy, skipping sound, repeating sound.
The game is very Empress of the Deep voices and beautiful graphics. The HOs were quite challenging.
April 30, 2012
Theatre of the Absurd CE
Could have been a really great game, but too many cutscenes, way too many.
April 29, 2012
I enjoyed the game up to the very end of the bonus chapter. I finished the last puzzle and the game just sort of stopped. I wasn't even sure it was finished, but seems to be over. Very poor way of ending things even for a "To be continued..." Other than this, I rather enjoyed the game. The puzzles could be a bit more challenging. The graphics were lovely and sound good. I liked the whole demon story line. Wish the ending had been better! Maybe the sequel will be better...
July 22, 2012