Snark Busters: High Society
I missed the Snark
Honestly, I'm probably at more of a 2 1/2 star rating for this game. The voice acting was horrible and the sound was awful. 99% of the dialogue in the game skipped around and echoed.
The Snark was surprisingly not the focus (and barely mentioned) of the game. Not what you'd expect going into a Snark Busters game. I kept expecting the game to go on after solving the mystery of the locket and having the MC hunt the Snark. But I was greatly disappointed in that.
Visually, the game was fine. It did freeze up on me late in the game, making me force quit the application. That's rather a minor annoyance.
The game mechanics were facile and no different than in previous SB games. All in all, I didn't find this a satisfying sequel to the earlier entries in the series.
May 26, 2014
I agree with earlier reviews. NOT nearly as good as the other ones! You can't speed up video play--you either skip the whole thing or you sit through all the transitions, finding objects is completely random. Overall, just weird to play...disappointment abounds.
August 28, 2013
Good, but glitchy
I like the style and story line, but some of the game play is a little off, not as smooth as the first one was. It feels like this one was rushed out a little and not fully polished. Also, I have yet to find a way to exit the game at the end of demo mode...
May 23, 2012
Childish fun for sure
This game has no ghosts, lost souls, vengeful spirits or blood & gore. The action doesn't take place in a mental hospital, lost town or haunted castle... and yet, I enjoyed it!
Sure it feels like we are walking in a cross between Charlie's chocolate factory and the world of Oz ...and there are more flowers than the most famous botanical garden but the artwork is cute and I liked the game.
If I could give 3 and 1/2 stars that would have been my rating for this one
May 23, 2012
I have played all the Snark Buster series, this one falls a bit short but will probably still purchase the game. One feature I liked I haven't noticed in previous games are the pop up circles of items to find, fun! My demo also froze up at end and would not even give me an option to close out frame, had to shut down program to get out of it. Very irritating!
May 25, 2012
It was so so
The game was just so so for me. I had a hard time focusing the camera. Like others I like a skip button and there wasnt one. Got through most of it, when I got to the book it just totally stopped working. Couldnt figure out how to close the book, so I stopped. A little disappointing for me.
May 23, 2012
This game was okay......
I bought it, and while it wasn't very long, for the price, I'm satisfied. I enjoyed this much more than some of the other new releases this week -- didn't even buy those. But this was a rather simple, stress-free game with decent graphics.
May 23, 2012
the game wasn't bad at all until it came to developing the negatives. I managed the first one by trial and error, but the second one...well...even though the picture was in focus it just wouldn't finish. I guess there's a trick to it, but I don't buy games like this. But again, the rest of the gameplay was okay.
May 24, 2012
A most confusing game. I couldn't figure out where the story was going. There was no concrete objective to the story. Someone is accused of stealing a locket and his wife? has to try and clear his name, I think. There was a lot of talking but I didn't seem to get the point. It starts out with a newscaster on TV talking about someone getting married and a darkroom with photographs you must develop. From here you move to a house with a floating garden and I've no idea the correlation to the first scene. There is a lady who seems to be the villianess and a well-dressed ghost. The action part of the game is fine. There are areas that you have to find 5-6 items for to complete and when you're done with them all an arrow appears for the next scene. The pieces are hidden around the scene and I guess these become the HO scenes for this game. There is a puzzle among the areas you're finding objects for.
The artwork is crisp and colorful and things are not impossible to find. The music is so-so; neither obnoxious nor wonderful.
I know there are a couple of other Snark Buster games out there but I've never played them so I don't know how this one compares. I didn't care too much for this game; it left me feeling confused and slightly stupid, but it's definitely worth trying the demo. It could be your cup of tea.
May 23, 2012
Not as much fun as the original
This is an ok game on its own merits but disappointing when compared to the first 2 episodes. The music was boring and the character dull. The addition of voice acting was not an improvement. The story line was odd - the game ended right when the snark hunting would have begun. Seemed more like a side quest set in the same universe as the other snark games.
September 2, 2012