Final Cut: Death on the Silver Screen Collector's Edition
Its an ok game and I can see a few hours entertainment in it, but it hasnt enough umpf for me to pay CE price for it I will wait and hope it comes out in SE mode.
May 24, 2012
Not much of a challenge
I played the 60 minutes and was amused but not challenged.
The story line has been done before with different mechanics but honestly what hasn't been done before? Seemed to be doing it well tho.
The graphics were very well done. A little mix of live action with animation but found it odd that they would animate an live action actor in dialog.
The HOG were a bit messy but interesting to look at. Details of movement with in the HOG adds a very nice touch.It gave depth to the scene.
Not much in the way of puzzles. Well at least in the first 60 minutes.
VERY easy game. No thinking required.
I did get a little confused as to where i needed to go but the trusty hint button was able to point me the way.
I would say cute game for a lazy day.
Not sure I would spend the money on the CE.
I would say take the time to play the demo and see what you think.
May 25, 2012
This game was alright. It was interesting, but the story lacked something and the voice acting was poor. The voice of the gardner didn't fit the character. Still, there were things that I liked about it like the visual effects and the use of real people as characters. I don't think I would play it again though. Brink of Consciousness was much better.
June 13, 2012
It could be better. It's an easy game to play the mini-games are not hard, the hidden object scenes are quite good. A few red herrings might have helped make it a better challenge or fewer screamingly obvious clues; it was always blatantly clear what object to use from the on-screen prompts (even in expert mode#.
There's a map if you want it but I found there wasn't any need for it. Most of the stuff picked up was soon used in a nearby location; making the game easier than it needed to be.
The bonus of finding the achievements: cards, photos and lights adds a little extra. And there's a mystery achievement #don't get too excited). The story passes the time in an acceptable manner without being inspirational.
If you want a serious challenge, look elsewhere. If you want a pleasant way to pass 3-4 hours then look no further.
September 2, 2012
The Puzzles were awful
The puzzles were bad because: the instructions were cryptic; even to get started was frustrating; there was no reset button;
I liked the HOS - very clear, moderately challenging, and fun.
To me, the story line was boring. The back and forths were mind numbing they were so many and so lengthy.
June 12, 2012
Not as good as I'd hoped
I bought the full version, after liking the one-hour trial. The whole second half of the game, as well as the bonus level, were really bizarre. Also, I know Lani Minella is one of those voice actresses who's been in everything, but hearing her in a non-Nancy Drew setting really weirded me out.
May 20, 2013
It was OK...
I took a risk buying this game because I didn't really like the demo. There are live actors but when they talk, they use drawn graphics, which makes them look kind of weird, because the mouth movements don't match, they look like creepy dolls. The setting of the game is huge, there are tons of places to explore, which are great, if only there is MAP. there is none, and you go backtracking everytime just to find one item, go back again to use that item, go backwards 5 times just to play a HOS and then go back again to use that item... it's getting frustrating. I don't like the game style of zooming into the scene, every time, which makes me headache. It doesn't have to be too over the top.
But, I like the idea of having a murder mystery in a movie set, it doesn't happen often among games filled with asylum, hospitals, etc.
I took a risk buying this game despite hating the demo, although there are tons of backtracking, I think this game is saved by beautiful graphics and the storyline. If you dont mind going around the set, play this game^^
July 14, 2012
A good HO Game
Not a fan of HOS but this is good fun - lots of things to collect and bits to put together to get to the next stage.
Wouldn't buy it myself as I am not a fan of HO style games, but really did like playing the hour.
May 24, 2012
It was ok.
Sorry to say, as I see this game has 5 stars, I was bored honestly, another game that needs keys for doors, I am getting so bored with that theme, the graphics are awesome, loved the interaction with the animal and the characters and just when I was just changing my mind and thinking it was getting better, it went back to yet another key for a door, HOGs ok, same as others, there is not a huge story line to read and focus on which is nice, but in the end, I think its just plain ok.... I buy alot of games by the ratings, I don't try them out, so I guess this was one I regret buying the collectors edition...
May 30, 2012
If I never see another hidden object scene, it will be too soon. Straining ones eyes is not the same as exercising ones brain.
June 5, 2012