Abandoned: Chestnut Lodge Asylum
Fun to play, but impossible without the guide
This could be a great game, but there are so many scenes that you forget where they are located when you need to go there. Still fun to play, but no way you can find your way around without the guide
June 17, 2013
LOCKS LOCKS LOCKS!!!! OMG!
IF YOU HATE HAVING TO OPEN LOCK AFTER LOCK THEN STAY CLEAR FROM THIS ONE!!! I JUST DELETED IT. I WANTED TO RUN AWAY AND LOCK MYSELF UP IN AN ASYLUM.
June 3, 2013
I Abandoned this game,it almost drove me to an Ayslum.
Had high hopes for this one but was disapointed on all levels. HO were dark and some were impossible to see. I really did not like having to go back and forth to find one clue to use four locations later. I don't recommend this game. Don't waste your money. I am surprised by the numer of 4s and 5s.That is what makes this country so great-every one can express their opinion.
April 19, 2013
more aggravating than fun...
Not much of a storyline or plot, seemed as if they ran out of time/money and ended quickly. Didn't find the game to be intuitive at all, became stuck several times and had to consult the guide which is something I hate doing - and for instance, I never could get the level to work on the elevator! Spent too much time running back and forth....and back and forth... pretty much all the things you don't like about a hidden object game and not a whole lot of anything fun... This is the one of the worst Big Fish Games I have played. Save your money for something fun and absorbing...
November 12, 2012
DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS GAME
I don't like using the hint button in games...but with this one I found myself not only using the hint button (which didn't help most of the time because it said nothing is able to be done here...and no map provided but I ended up using the guide...which I REALLY don't like doing! It was confusing as to what I needed to do next and the when I DID reach the end...I was NEVER able to use the thing for the elevator shaft...(sorry, I can't remember what they called it...I just remember it said it had to be used in the elevator shaft...WHAT????) Wish I would not have purchased this game!
October 19, 2012
Sorry to do this, but the glitches are just too much
Everything else is right about this game - it's a Standard Edition, so the price is reasonable; the storyline may be cliched (an abandoned asylum where Something Nasty Happened# but with enough of a twist to be refreshing; plenty - and I do mean plenty - of actions to be completed and hidden object scenes.
If that was all, I'd give it five stars quite happily. Unfortunately, there are two issues - one minor, one major - that means I can't do that. The minor issue is one about translations into English - some of the items in the hidden object scenes are not labelled correctly #the worst was a "flower pot" which turned out to mean a saucepan!) but this isn't a deal-breaker in itself.
What does kill the game is the amount of errors. A particularly bad glitch comes near the end, when in order to progress, you need to find one particular item. Even at the cheap SE price, this is just not good enough, so I have to give this game one star alone for this fault, which is a shame - I liked it very much otherwise.
April 29, 2012
WOULD HAVE BOUGHT IF. . .
No one will read this, but here it is. This seemed like a good game - good proportion of HOS, lots of adventure and puzzles. I would have bought it if all the scenes were not so dark. I do have games with dark HOS, but this one is ridiculously dark - even the areas which could have had color didn't have any. Too bad, because it had everything needed for a good game.
May 10, 2013
Couldn't even get through the demo! Boring!
I think I played less than a half an hour and played at least 6 junk pile HOs. I'm sorry, but when you have a fountain scene and there's a piece of pizza thrown up against the rock face, that's just not my idea of a well developed game! I most enjoy the games wherein the HOs have at least a possibility of being a part of a real scene!
My idea of a good HO/Adventure game is obviously different than a lot of the reviewers, but if you like a well developed story, with a lot of interaction and HOs that make sense, then I would not recommend this game.
May 8, 2012
Boring beyond belief
In the first five minutes I ran into no less then three HOG scenes sure they were interactive but still boring. This game was over for me within ten mintues of playing. The only saving grace was the morphing objects. Sorry just didn't like this game at all.
April 29, 2012
Broken and lazy
Do not BUY!
The game is very terrible, while the opening cutscene had me interested, I immediately wanted to throw the game out of the window when I saw the boy, with poor animation and voice acting. Same with a cop you encounter later on.
The guide itself misses out on several key items, with it even incorrectly stating in one puzzle a dial should be to the right, when it should be left, (the puzzle in question had me cursing quite colourfully at the screen when I had done as I was meant to but wouldn't complete.)
The HOS lists are sometimes poorly translated, making it very annoying at times to complete.
While the plot is good at first and kept up by finding skeletons, it loses momentum after a while, making you wonder why you are still playing this game or most importantly why your character still thinks it's a good idea to carry on, even though they are finding alot of bodies and not call the police.
May 11, 2014