Snark Busters: High Society
I really enjoyed the other Snark Buster games. This one doesn't have as much meat on it, frankly. However it is a nice little game although I have only played the demo. Got confused when the book came up and I couldn't exit. Couldn't figure out whether it was the end of the demo or a glitch. It turns out it was the end of the demo which I finished with 19 mintues to spare. The mini games were not taxing , but the HO scenes were interesting and there was a lot to find with having to go to other scenes to complete some of the HO's. I will probably buy this as I have one stamp to go for a game credit. Reading other reviews, I understand there is no skip for the mini games, but asI didn't need the skip button I didn't notice. One annoying part is the repetition of the characters voice overs which was mightily annoying. All in all an OK game, ideal for when you don't want anything too heavy to play. Great for first time IHOGers
May 23, 2012
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
What were they thinking?
I absolutely love the first two Snark Busters games. This one is not up to standard.
As I began the demo, I wasn't fond of the circle around item's thing vs the fragment images at the bottom of the screen. I purchased the game anyway, because of being such a fan.
My initial time through the game was frustrating because of the large number of frag circles to fill on a screen. I have a pretty big screen, but objects for one circle would be mm's from another & it wouldn't click!
I am writing this review because I bought this game when it was TGT (tomorrow's game today). I was plain ticked off at it by the time I finished.
I took a nice long break and tried today to like it better. I simply don't. I made it half way & now I'm DONE.
July 29, 2012
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