Haunted Hotel: Charles Dexter Ward Collector's Edition
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 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
sorry not my kind of game
I found this game to be a bit too Dark for my liking ,Just personal taste.Cant explain, and I hate to be negative ,After all the work put into this by the artists.
too slow, too much black smoke,story too weak ..just not my thing
June 11, 2012
Fun but ending was terrible!
Nice story and game graphics were good but ending ruined it for me because it was like a movie with expected end. Bummed!
June 12, 2012
Not worth the money if you want an actual storyline
I read the reviews, but I bought it anyway. I didn't enjoy it. The story was very weak. The HOS scenes were okay, but the flow got busy as objects filled up quickly and I lost track of what I was doing. There wasn't really a plot to help my logical thinking process move me to the areas I needed to go in, so I had to use the hint a lot for that. No good interactions.
June 24, 2012
After playing 30 mins of the trial I lost interest.
The HOS were 'same old' as were the puzzles, storyline didn't grab me either so deleted it.
I will pass on this one.
June 13, 2012
haunted hotel: charles dexter ward collector's edition
Not enough hos, hint button is slow, not sure what the storeline was. I wouldn't buy it again, sorry.
June 13, 2012
good not great mixed feelings
I really needed the collectors edition even with a very helpful hint but overall the game tottally needs a map - I regularly lost track of where to go and how to get places. some things were easy to figure out and some were quite a stretch. the story line was not as clear as I would have liked. the scenery was good, hidden object good and games well done and challenging although I skipped a lot because I just got too frustrated. I did like the game but just found some parts frustrating. and I really didn't like how long it took to end when I finished. I appreciate the need to promote the people who created the game but this went on way too long without being able to skip. I recommend for those who like a challenge.
December 9, 2012
I wished I'd read the book instead...
I'll be honest... I was disappointed. It was a very short play for me. Even with out needing the hints (and you do need them in places) it would have been at most maybe five hours.
Add to that that it made no sense what you were expected to do. Not that all these games Have a plot so to speak but this was a little bit more of a stretch than most.
I found out why in the credits... It was based on a story by H.P.Lovecraft. Had I known that, I wouldn't have even Tried the game in the first place. Even if the devs tried their hardest, they would never have been able to make one of those stories make a lick of sense to the average person. Only thing worse would be a game from one of Agatha Christie's novels. (yes I know they're out there. I'm trying to ignore them thank you.)
If you like short convoluted H.O.G.s then by all means, try this one. Otherwise, I'd say you could miss this one and not lose any sleep over it.
June 4, 2014
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