Final Cut: Death on the Silver Screen Collector's Edition
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
Way Too Confusing
Too long. Constantly back-tracking from place to place. There is no map. Without the guide you will play this game forever and get no where. The HOS were good and the graphics excellant. The rest is just plain boring and confusing
June 1, 2012
Final Cut; Death on the Silver Screen
Highly overrated - not worth the money.
May 30, 2012
Final Cut: Death on the Silver Screen Collector's Edition..WOW
Wow .. this game had all the bells and whistles. Not one but three different collectables...ten cards, ten pictures and turning on 10 lights. Awesome. I love those. Plus it had at a huge number of achievements to achieve. Gives the game lots of depth. It also gives you motivation to play every HO scene without using a hint. and helps you to slow down and really look around the room before moving forward. Add to this a very interesting storyline, real actors with some good VO's and a long game and you have a recipe for success. This young woman's rich and famous father had an affair that came back to haunt him. He then tried to solve the problem in quite an unusual way. Now the daughter has come for revenge. Very interesting, very entertaining, great looking, smooth playing game. I loved it!!!
May 2, 2013
Good game, long game, lots of HOs!
Minigames were good, some were easy and a few were a little hard. Game is very long, at least it seemed so to me.
Many, many Hos!! Good map, good, interesting storyline.
Available achievements, which I didn't get all on any of them!!
You have to find pictures, cards, lights and a mystery achievement.
Bonus game was a little difficult, but I finally got it.
April 5, 2013
Overall I enjoyed this game; however, I had some issues with how the story unfolded. You play as the daughter of a film producer who just died. Your brother has gone missing and an odd maid is at your father's estate. You must search for your brother and solve your father's puzzle locks. The story takes place at your father's estate which includes a movie studio.
The graphics are excellent, the voice overs are good, the live actors are okay and the music is nice. The HOS are good, some items are really difficult to locate. You do visit each HOS more than once. The puzzles are fun, but sometimes the instructions are unclear. The SG comes in handy when you can't figure out the instructions.
There is a combo journal/map/task/list/father's diary book that is quite useful. The map is not interactive (unfortunately), but does show you where you have tasks to complete. Since the map is not interactive, there is a lot of back and forth between locations. This does get tiresome as the game goes along. I never looked at the task list or diary. The journal portion does come in handy for solving several of the puzzles. There is a built-in SG which stays on the last page viewed.
During game play you collect achievements, search for pictures of the house, search for playing cards and look for lights to turn on. These were an enjoyable part of the game.
The storyline is interesting and odd at the same time. I don't want to give too much away, but will say that, unfortunately the developers tipped their hand on a big piece of the plot too early in the game. They should have held a specific piece of information until much later in the game. Also, once this piece of information is revealed (and some back story to go with it), your character's reaction is definitely not what I expected.
The ending of the main game was satisfying in most respects. I am probably one of the few players that had concerns about the main character's actions.
The main game was lengthy; however, the bonus chapter was short. It did add a new location, which was fun. The ending of the bonus chapter was definitely satisfying.
At the end of the main game, you must read the credits, they are quite amusing. Also, in the bonus section is a "Making of" video that is really funny. You can tell the developers had a good time working on the game.
Even though I have misgivings about how the story developed, I do recommend this game. It was worth the price of the CE.
January 26, 2013