Haunted Hotel: Charles Dexter Ward Collector's Edition
Not perfect, but still great!
A vast improvement on the first in the series.
Graphics were well done, voice-overs good.
Catered for widescreen.
Hidden object scenes were easy, and puzzles varied from easy to moderate, with a good variety.
Achievements to earn on the way.
Storyline flowed well, but didn't capture my interest.
Bonus chapter followed on from main story but wasn't essential to the story. Bonus chapter was a just passable length - could have been longer.
Would like to give this 4 1/2 stars, but settled on 4 stars as story was unresolved - another sequel?
July 4, 2012
I didn't know when I downloaded the demo that this game was based off an H.P. Lovecraft story, but the image during the game load said it all. Dark ambiance, creepy shadows, slowly unfolding plotline - puzzles were really pretty easy. Enjoyable if you like the genre. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
June 13, 2012
This game is good enough for a rainy day special for me. Not sure why it leaned on being a bit draggy. Had lots to do. Quite a bit of back and forth. Graphic were a little dreary, but might be meant for atmosphere. Everything just is okay for me.
August 7, 2013
They did a good job on this game! I was glad I bought this =)
June 20, 2012
Overall this was a pretty good continuation of the haunted hotel series. I played the expert version of the demo which seemed fairly easy. The graphics were done with smaller details than some games but still well done. There were a few more HO scenes than I would like to see but at least there was some adventure included. It was interesting how when the time was up for the demo, it went right into previews for the rest of the game as a selling point. Not a bad idea and a good way to promote it. I don't care for the game enough to purchase the CE but maybe will buy the SE version when it comes out.
June 10, 2012
A Must Play Game
I found it pretty fun. The puzzles were challenging enough to be fun but not too frustrating. The story was pretty good too, it's a "kicker" as my boyfriend says.
June 11, 2012
Exciting Hidden Object Game
Me and my grandchilds like this game. It is exciting,interesting and funny and we like the mini-games also.
June 12, 2012
Fun , but too short
I enjoyed this game-but it was too short for a CE. I finished it in about four hours. I should have waited for the SE.
The visuals were good, sound ok, storyline-nothing new, but there could have been more HO scenes.
I'd buy the SE version, not the CE.
July 19, 2012
I was disappointed in the number of puzzles because I did not like most of them, so I would have to wait for the Skip to charge which was aggravating. Other than the puzzles I didn't like, I would still recommend this game. It was pretty enjoyable but not one of my favorites.
April 22, 2013
A fun game
An interesting twist on Lovecraft though it could have been a bit creepier.
June 16, 2012