Top Secret Finders
This game had the perfect combination of puzzles that made you think but were not impossible, not too many hidden object scenes, and a creative story line. I liked the premise and the scenery. The acting and music were pretty good and the game a satisfying length. However, I did find one scene disturbing and I think purchasers should be warned that there is a suicide scene in the mayor's office early in the town chapter. I just didn't think it needed to be graphic to get the point across. The game can be a little particular about the curser placement at times which is a minor annoyance. But, overall, one of the best games I've played in a while.
May 29, 2012
Very good game
I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent game. I was hooked to the end as I wanted to find out what had happened and who had done it. The storyline is very engaging, the puzzles not too hard and should you get stuck, the hint propels you right where you need to be. I really hope there will be more TFS games to enjoy.
May 26, 2012
great game ,played like a ce
I loved this game it had everything,loads of ho and things to do .The graphics were realistic and the live action superb.Loads of scenes to get through and a great mystery, really exciting to play.You get value for money and it took me a good few hours play to get through it. The hint system is brilliant and it also takes you were you need to go,if you get stuck. Great stuff.
May 26, 2012
This is an enjoyable game, because it is challenging but not overly so. The artwork is good with real actors. The HOS are good with clear objects. The puzzles are OK. There is a map, but it is just basic stuff and not all that useful. The hint button produces a picture of where to try an action and allows a jump to that scene - nice. The game is fairly linear, so not a whole lot of jumping around. The story is mediocre. I found this game a real pleasure to play after playing some that seemed more like work than fun.
May 25, 2012
Definately X Files!!
This is a fun game and it does remind me of the series X-Files. It get's kind of spooky once in a while and I wish I had Mulder close by ...
Not a CSI type of game ... even though you are investigating an other-worldly type of crime.
Yes, the HOG's are what you might call junk piles, loosely ... items are fairly easy to find once you get used to how they are hidden. Needed to use hint once in a while because there was something right in front of me I just couldn't see!
The spirit scenes were pretty good. Gave you insight as to what might have happened ... ghostly figures seem to be tied to a particular scene, like memory impressions (yes, I watch Ghost Hunters), rather than physical hauntings.
I like that the hint button doubles as an instant transport to another scene you might need to investigate.
Finished the demo and definately want more. Will buy when I can.
Oh, by the way, you might want someone else in the room with you if you are playing after dark .....
May 24, 2012
Not a bad game. Yes, ghosts again, but I don't mind that. The "scream" did surprise me a bit. Liked the hint system, actually showing you where to go next, and the jump (go) button...very nice change. Graphics not bad, music nice, game play nice, voice overs not bad either. Didn't like the delay with the black screen when you moved into a HOG or a new area. HOGs nice, games not difficult but some take a bit of thought.
Took me only 45 minutes to get to the beginning of chapter 3, so I don't think this is a very long game, since there are only 5 chapters in all. I did enjoy the game and will probably end up purchasing, but will put in the puddle for now. Have to think about this one.
Thanks for the reviews.
May 24, 2012
Mind Control, Time Travel, A Fun Adventure
A fun game for the adventure lover with just the right amount of HO scenes and puzzles. Puzzle were not hard to figure out but some took a bit of patience to get through. The acting was not the best and the cut scenes a little unconvincing. You find yourself in a town devoid of people. As you explore, you will see ghosts playing out gruesome scenes from the past. Your job is to find a way to reverse time travel, destroy a mind control device and save the people of this town by changing history. Lots of backtracking to previously visited locations but if you prefer you can use the hint system to take you directly to the next clue location. Not a difficult game but loads of entertainment. Try it, you might find you will enjoy it as much as I did.
May 24, 2012
I've never written a review before I've finished a game, but I need a short gaming break and want to give this game a plug.
Sometimes it's hard to say what makes a game special, but for me it's that rare find where all of the elements such as HO scenes, adventure, puzzles and story line all work together to pull you in and keep you wanting to walk around the next corner to see what's waiting. This is one of those games. For me it's right up there with the favourite games I've ever played such as the Shiver series, Drawn and Nightmare Adventures: The Witches Prison.
Anyway, on to a quick review about what I love about this game. Firstly, it's a non-linear game, and playing on harder mode without sparkles except for HO scenes I have found that it can be a challenge and I have had to use the hint button from time to time. I love adventure games, so from an adventurers perspective you sometimes have a nice sized inventory of items to use with some random items that you can't imagine how you'll use, but when the time comes it is logical. One quick note about the hint button: It actually shows you the scene where you should go search without telling you what to do, and then you have the option to immediately transport there without the hint button having to recharge.
Secondly, I'm not usually fond of either HO scenes or cut scenes. This game has plenty of both, but they are so well integrated into the game play that they really add an exciting element of discovery that complements the game and keeps you enthused and engaged. The diary also has quite a bit to read, but instead of ignoring it like I often do I've found myself just randomly going in and checking to make sure I haven't missed any new entries because it's put together really well.
I'll also mention that this game does a very great job of creating a dark, foreboding atmosphere by using darker, grittier imagery instead of lots of gimmicks and animations. It sets the stage nicely for your mind to fill in the gaps. The cursor does momentarily stick at times, but even that has played into my sense that I'm someplace where something is definitely wrong.
To be clear, there are games that are cleaner and smoother with a much more WOW! production, but this one has that special something that for me makes it a hands down winner that's a real keeper.
May 24, 2012