House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster
Brilliant game, nice and long, lots of things too do, really loved this one. I purchased this straight away!
May 31, 2012
Story was great, kept you wanting more. Challange was just right !
Recommend this game.
May 21, 2012
A SOLID 4 STAR GAME.
I liked the first 1000 Doors very much and the second doesn't disappoint. It's challenging, but not over the top, and has plenty of hints so I'd recommend both novice and easily frustrated HOG players give this one a try.
The graphics, storyline and audio are top notch and the same cast of excellent voice-over actors are back for another adventure. I'm even enjoying the mini games which is very unusual for me. Kudos to the creators. I hope there's a 'Part 3' in the works!
If I had one complaint, it would be that Kate hasn't changed that unattractive, ill-fitted dress in "a year", but that's just MHO.
May 5, 2012
Very good game - bonus review at bottom
If you like your adventures on the easier side, a fair amount (but not too much) of hidden object scenes and not so much the puzzles then you should really enjoy this game.
The adventure side of this was great, you explored many and different types of environments and the graphics were quite crisp and clear with nice colour to enjoy the scenery. I thought I would be revisiting a lot of the scenes in the first game as it?s the same house but it?s all brand new, which was a pleasant surprise. The plot was really developed here and for the first time drew me into the story. I pleasantly enjoyed the first game in the series but I thought this overall, with the scenery, plot and adventure was better.
This time you visit a hallway in the house with large locked paintings, each representing a chapter and a completely different world location. When you were doing the normal interactions of HOPAs (hidden object puzzle adventure) it made such a different doing it with nice and different locations.
It was great to have no sparkles even on the hidden object scenes on the hardest setting of two and there was no random click penalty.
They had morphs which I do think IMO is a must for a CE or at least to collect items so it was great to see this but sadly no achievements in the CE.
There is a transporter map (instant jump to a different location) and it also tells you if there are things you can CURRENTLY do in a location. Sometimes games have this feature but you still can?t do something so it?s wonderful to see this.
Sadly I have to come to the not so good part.
-I was very disappointed in the puzzles in the main game, I felt they were uninspired, not many and I yearned for more and better quality ones.
-The interactions of some gameplay relied too much on ?find a drawing of ?x? then when you found ?x? you just had to press buttons in the same order. I find that boring and they really repeated that.
-Every hidden object scene they repeated (I don?t think more than twice). Some were junk pile, but I didn't find any tiny items and it was clear to see.
-Hand holding on the advanced setting with black bar tips.
It was really well done. The plot was really developed and suddenly the puzzles turned up! While not brilliant in terms of originality, spin or twist I was just glad they were there. They did ratchet the hardness up by about half a point (3.5 in overall gameplay and puzzles for a HOPA) I found the gameplay to be better and more enjoyable than the main game. Bonus took me 1hr 35min so it was a good length for bonus gameplay for a change. More importantly the gameplay and scenery was just lovely. About 20 mins of that time it was old scenes but the rest was new.
TIME ? main game ? 5hrs 20mins plus a further 1hr 35min for the bonus play. (no skipping on hard, I don?t use SG) In all about 7hrs gameplay.
I just found this game too easy for me, the lack of good puzzles and repeating of H O scenes made this a 4 star game instead of the 5 star that I want to give it.
May 20, 2012
As great as the first one!
This game is as great as the first one! The graphics are good, the voice overs are good, there just isn't anything to complain about with this game....It offers two game modes, which is wonderful for beginners and great for those who have played 100s of these HO games like me. The mini games are not so hard that you can't figure them out, which in some games is the case. I hope there is a third one in the making :-) I would recommend this game ......
July 13, 2012
it was good
it was like i was really =in a mysteryous house looking for things in a house that wasnt mine so it was pretty scary and fun to play with my friends and sister
June 19, 2012
Enjoyable but a bit short
I loved the first game as it was challenging and instantly bought the second. It was okay but not as challenging and a bit short. Maybe after playing so many hidden object games I maybe my skills are improving but I thought it could have been longer.
June 21, 2012
Not a good ending!!
Maybe I should have purchased the collecters edition? Probably so. I did NOT like the abrupt ending in this game. It just left you hanging totally? Very confusing.. I enjoyed the game OVERALL.. It was just the ending.. The length of the game was good.. nice graphics and good mix of HO and puzzles. It is a good value, but take my advice and go with the collecters edition if you enjoy this demo..
June 7, 2012
The house is at it again
This game seemed easier than the first one. The game play was very smooth, scenes loaded quickly, and the graphics were stunning as always. The mini-games were fun and original. Towards the end, I found myself rushing thru the map, and finally meeting Gabriel was a bit of a let down. Nevertheless, this game started out great and ran strong all the way. Nice Job!
July 13, 2013
For Not-so-great Adventurers
I'm not that brilliant at Adventure games - having to check "hint" too often, but this game is just right. Decent story, lots of fun puzzles and medium difficulty.
January 2, 2013