Suburban Mysteries: The Labyrinth of the Past
i'm still shocked after this game...yes, unfortunately i bought it..luckily with a special offer! After the demo i was intrigued because the story looked interesting and the gameplay very challenging. Even if the graphic was so so and i did not like the cartoon monologues mixed with the real actor's movies i was attracted by the particular HOS, wich did not close after the first list but stay open for future passages, and by the puzzles, complicates and with no hints available. Big mistake...at the end i found myself hunging around ONLY for dirty and dark basements, full of disgusting things, searching for tools to repare electrical machines (if i decide to change my job i'm sure i would have a brillant future as an electrician after playing this game!) and, after not more then 2 hours the game suddently ended in a really no sense way, making me realise then the whole story was completely absurd and sick. If is not the worst game ever played, deserves surely a place in the top 3 of my personal list of "games to forget".
February 20, 2013
Why the bad reviews? (part two)
1.Anachronism: i hate it when your ahead of what is supposed to happen after;
2. HOS stays alive
3. Poor mix between live acting and cartoon
4.You're leaving a scene and the voice from the previous one continues
5. You get some text on the upper screen, and the exact same line goes in your glowing diary: repetition.
6. Important(i guess) messages appears only once....
7. Etc,etc,etc...in 20 minutes of playing...
I haven't really got time to enjoy puzzles, hos and storyline, complaining at every negative aspect of the game...
August 19, 2012
"Scary" dialogues and equally cringeworthy acting
I could not finish the demo. But I thought I share my views, so you can decide if the game might be worth checking out for you.
Things that made me cringe were the horrible lines and the unimaginative plot. I way almost grateful when the narration switched from real person to drawn scenes. The drawn scenes are comic style but the actress with vapid unfitting expression just standing around like she was in an elevator was really terrible to look at. As usual the person you play is dumber than rock salt. After two uninspired searches in two houses, she stumbles into an obvious trap. Then came one HO scene after another.
If the intend was to draw me in the story and make me feel scared or at least invested, how about not letting the character aimlessly search through rubbish? If you let her make comments how about giving me some sense of danger? For me it turned into a boring, cliched set up with ugly HOS.
The "live action" video clues you find are beyond ridiculous. Unless they are supposed to be salvaged from other videos by the maniac behind the scenes (who must be a wanna be music video maker) they don't make any sense. Nobody doing home videos does them shaking so much and filming the floor. Same for peole who document their experiments. It is just plain ridiculous.
If you like frequent HOS, don't mind clumsy story telling and are willing to fill the holes with your own imagination this game might be what you are looking for.
August 23, 2012
played 100s of hogs. this has to be the most labourious game ever. Ho scenes dont close down why cos you have to go back and find something else they dont tell you about totally disrupts the flow .After 2hrs so fedup I gave up.Dont waste your money on this one.(and yes I like creepy and scary this was neither.)
August 30, 2012
The story line???? What story line? The game is great if you would like to do hidden object searches.
August 15, 2012
Slow, lame character, boring. Couldn't play past the first 10 minutes.
August 16, 2012
Horrible Game, probably ok if you are a male
Started off with a gorgeous up to date modern unit; loved the graphics then it all went to pot. Definitely not a game for the girls, all mechanical stuff to solve (not into that). Feel quite ripped off as the start of the game had nothing to do with the rest of the game and the cut scenes were dreadful as was the menacing laugh. The house in fact had horrid evilness on the walls. NOTHING about this game was nice or interesting outside of the first 2 screens. AWFUL
August 15, 2012
most stupidest game
we are here to play a chalenging game..not to see or hear it!!!
August 15, 2012
Do not even try
OMG - bad game - i did not even finish the trial - even my 10 year old hated it and did not want to finish it
August 12, 2012
Very Disappointing on Many Fronts
The strongest point of this game were the HOS. They were quite challenging. The story was interesting, so far I was I was able to go, but to me not compelling enough to continue with it. The visual was a poor mixture of video and cartoon-like pictures used to advance the story. The sound was annoying and did not shut off when the game was paused which necessitated exiting it completely at night.
Technical glitches prevented me from completing this game. It might have been possible had I chosen to reinstall, but it just wasn't that good.
November 10, 2013