Haunted Hotel: Charles Dexter Ward Collector's Edition
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June 18, 2012
Liked this one will buy it hope they make more like this one
June 12, 2012
haunted hotel Charles Dexter Ward
Well i was so surprised with this game , I did not buy the CE but I am glad it was so short, I am not the fastest with games but I completed this game in 2 hrs. The graphics were ok I found them grainy in places, interesting story but did not draw me in, I found it seemed as if it would but then it just carried on with the next scene . Ho's were ok quite clear easy to find , the puzzles were easy and no hint needed , the only disappointment mainly was the amount of going back and forth to retrieve items, no map so had to keep back tracking. quite an easy game with the hint butto giving you all you needed to know, did not use often but with no map the hint guided you, i would recommend this game but only if you
can't handle long games.
July 20, 2012
15 Minute Demo!
You have got to be kidding. That was the shortest demo I've ever encountered. Not nearly enough time for this game to redeem itself from my first impressions.
The graphics are very basic and dull. There are way too many pieces of paper to pick up and read.
The Hint button gives too much information. A simple arrow in the right direction is all most people want or need. The Hint function for this game tells you exactly what you need to do. (Don't know why anyone would need a Strategy Guide with these kinds of hints.)
Same old black smoke swirling around to represent the evil spirit.
Nothing about this was engaging or fun. There did seem to be a lot of puzzles, which some people might enjoy.
This is a definite "no" for me, and I'm not interested in the standard edition, either.
June 11, 2012
Not my cup of tea
Tried the demo and while the story was interesting, it was way too confusing and not clear what was to be done without the guide. The hidden objects hints took too long as well.
June 11, 2012
Not bad at all!
Well, same story different day, but not a bad game. I have two of the other Haunted Hotel games and really liked them, but not sure about this one yet. Graphics not bad, HOGs clear and quite simple, game play nice, hint system nice, games not dificult but take a little time, SG could be a bit more specific (when you are on one side of the property and need to get to the other without a map to see where you are in the first place, it's a bit difficult). Might want to also check the spelling and grammar in the SG...got a few errors.
I think this would have been much better with a little more sound. Half the time there isn't even any music and gets quite boring just running around. Didn't care for the long blackout pause between scenes either. Was that the haunted part? I saw nothing haunted in the demo, just an old run down house. Hopefully there is more as the game progresses.
Had 27 minutes left on my demo time, so not quite sure how long this is, since there is no hint in the SG. All in all, I did like the game, but not love it. It didn't grab my attention like the other HH games did. Mostly because it was way to quiet and didn't build you up to the next step. I will put this one in the puddle and think about it a while before deciding if I want to purchase and add it to my pond of games.
Thanks for the reviews.
June 10, 2012
Although I thought this was a fun game. I would have changed the ending and in the bonus round as well. Just saying....
June 13, 2012
a bit disappointed
The HOG scenes were visually appealing.
The story line was good
The game itself was very short
The extra game play lacked any imagination at all. Just one puzzle after another. No Adventure in that.
Wished I hadn't spent the money on the collectors addition
February 27, 2013
Not a good game.
I played the demo for about 20 minutes and it was boring. The HO scenes were not at all challenging. It takes to long to change from scene to scene. It was very disappointing. I would never buy this game. Not even the standard version.
June 10, 2012
Ahh, Charles Dexter Ward, how you aggravate me! I finished this game in a few hours, and I freely admit that 90% of the time, it was simply a matter of skipping the ridiculous mini games, and struggling to see if the ending redeemed the spectacularly dull gameplay.
But, I thought, there is hope! There's bonus game!
This game has no sense of completion, no real ending, and the story and setting tries to be macabre and dark, and falls short of the mark. It wasn't the worst game I've played, but it wasn't great.
July 12, 2012