Final Cut: Death on the Silver Screen
Everything I love
What a beautiful, thematic game about old cinema, mixed with astrology, and a world from a long gone era. Loved the art deco buildings, autos, and rooms. Enjoyed the abandoned movie sets to explore, and the interesting things to find and do (clicking on the cat in rapid succession for some meow rapping), and the story. The game moves along at a good pace, with a good balance of 'do now' and 'do later', and offers just enough support in expert mode for when you are stuck. I enjoyed referring to the manual for clues now and then - often they don't offer anything except a rehash of what you already know, but for this game I searched the manual as part of my play and found it had what I needed. I do wish now that I bought the CE because this is my favourite type of game and I loved playing it. However I was completely satisfied with the gameplay of the SE version, and am not partial to games running overly long anyway. I even enjoyed the actress who played the 'sister' and her crazy eyes, especially at the end. Fun, engrossing, great game!
June 20, 2013
Amazing all around!! We need more games like this!
Have only felt compelled to write 1 review before. This game deserves lots of kudos. LOVED the story line (I'm so tired of vampire, werewolf, & fairy tale stories), visuals and graphics, different settings to explore, etc, etc etc. Wish there were many more like this!
June 19, 2013
Interesting, different and challenging.
This was a very fun game. It was different than the norm. We loved the graphics and the genre and would love to see more like it.
June 7, 2013
This is by far one of the best hidden objects games I have played! The graphics are amazing, great story line, and a lot of fun. I also liked that it's a longer game. Some of these HO games are way too short. Definitely would recommend this game!
May 27, 2013
Fabulous Art Deco set
I spent way too much time just looking around at the Art Deco set. It really is astounding -- and it sets the tone and atmosphere for the game. Also fun for fans of classic movies and the days of Hollywood stars. I played in the "Casual" mode, and really appreciated the hints; they provided just the right amount of guidance. The map was also useful; it's a fairly large complex of buildings, so I quickly learned to check the map to avoid a lot of unnecessary backtracking. Nice mix of different types of puzzles. The ending is rather abrupt, which is par for the course on these games.
May 11, 2013
One of the best!
I'm generally not a fan of HO games but they are OK if there's enough puzzles and adventure. This one is a nice mix of both. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the HOS were really easy. I didn't use a hint on any of them. There was always a couple objects that required some action to find. There were a LOT of puzzles and they were challenging and fun. I played in "expert" mode but I took my time and was able to solve all of them without a skip. I liked the fact that you had a book with your current objectives and a map to help you find your way around. There's also an "achievements" section that was fun to track how well you did in various aspects of the game. This game took me a long time to play--over 7-1/2 hours #the map keeps track of playing time# and there were a lot of different kinds of scenes #think different movie sets# that kept it interesting.
July 13, 2012
Excellent SE Game - Lots of Game Play
I played a trial of the CE of this game and then purchased the SE. This is a long game with some very interesting puzzles and challenges. The Hint key provides sufficient information to move forward if you get stuck, so no use of a walkthrough is necessary. The HO games were fun, especially those that required you to pair two objects together. I would have given this game a 5 except that there was so much movement back and forth between rooms. This is not a problem if you play the game in one sitting, but if you leave the game and come back, it is hard to remember where all of the puzzles and pieces are located. It's a great game for practicing your memory skills, though. Overall a very enjoyable game.
July 19, 2012
Great Game with lots to do
Loved everything about it. Graphics, HOS, puzzles, story, music. My only complaint was the little extras you were suppose to get. 20 photos, 10 cards, 6 lights. I never knew how many I had and I did not get them all so it was frustrating. I have no idea of their purpose.
July 5, 2012
I really enjoyed this game and the animations/graphics within. I thought the plot was good, creepy sometimes and I liked exploring the house. There were lots of collectibles to find although I didn't find them all and wonder if there are more to find in the bonus chapter if I had bought the CE although Im glad I didn't. There was a sufficient ending in the SE and although I enjoyed the game I didn't need anymore.
This is the first game that I've finished in 2 days. It moved at a pace where I wanted to keep playing as I was engrossed with it. The live bits in the game were really well done although the voiceovers could have used some improvement.
The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because of technical things. In hardcore mode, there were sparkles to locate hidden objects and black bar tips. Also, the plot made me a little crazy because I felt it revealed what was going on and who did it a little too fast. It would have built more suspense for me to explore more and see more and wonder more of what happened then to be told and then be under ransom. It took away from the suspensefulness of the story but overall it was very enjoyable. xx
December 29, 2012
Great game. Nice, long play time. Interesting storyline. Turn it up a notch on the level of challenge and it would be perfect.
Thanks for a great game.
September 27, 2012