Redemption Cemetery: Grave Testimony
Too short and abrupt ending
This game took about 3-4 hrs to play. Puzzles were all really easy and usually took less than a minute to solve. Ending was sudden and abrupt- I was thinking- that's it??
September 4, 2012
Very beautiful... but way too easy
This game is very beautiful graphicwise, but it offers no challenge whatsoever.
The sounds are creepy and some reviewers didn't like this, but they suit the game. To me, the music is on the heavy side and I finished by turning it off.
The story is OK: you have to free some tortured souls in order to get their soulstones and leave the island. So you have three chapters in the game.
HOS are good, some interactive, some looking for objects... their degree of difficulty is low.
Minigames are so easy that I sometimes felt being treated as an idiot by the dev's... really.
No map, but you don't need one.
A notebook to keep track of things.
Hints offer no help; just tells you to go look elsewhere.
So, I enjoyed the graphics, but I don't like live actors in a game. They spoil the fun... give me beautifully created graphic characters.
All in all, I had a good time playing this game, but the total lack of challenge really put me off.
October 13, 2012
Get the CE
This collector's edition was absolutely worth it - I had nearly more fun doing the bonus adventure than I had throughout the game before.
The game: you are kept from an untimely death, but to leave a cursed island you need to help three souls to fulfil their goals to find peace.
The bonus: on your tour back you have got to search a wrecked ship for four cursed stones.
Easy? Well, I played the easy version. So yes, but I still had fun. I love games where I run around a lot - this was one of them.
Somebody commented about blood and gore - well, the starting sequence had it - thankfully not too graphically- but that was it. You don't walk around kneedeep in guts and corpses! A few skeletons on the way, but hey, the game is named redemption CEMETERY - I expect things like bones in games with cemetery in their name.
I liked the included Strategy Guide and I used it - call me lazy. It was helpful and solved all my problems.
September 9, 2012
Violence, violence, violence!
I am so weary of violence in HOG games. If you like blood, guts and guns go for it. If not you will not like this at all.
August 31, 2012
I have enjoyed all of the Redemption Cemetery adventures. This one is no exception...my only complaint would be that it was much too short...about 3 hrs in casual mode.
August 31, 2012
WAY TOO EASY
Glad I bought it on sale for $4.99. I'd really be ticked if I paid more. The cut scenes and graphics are very good. The game is way too easy. No need for a guide. The sparkles tell it all. Great game for a 5 yr old
September 2, 2012
The storyline in this game is pretty decent. The gameplay itself is not 5 star, but entertaining. I enjoyed the demo enough to buy the SE. The animated graphics are well done, as usual for this company. Not so big on the live people in it, but that's not unusual in HOG anymore. (I think they must drag in family and friends to do the acting- sorry if that's harsh.)
Ending is a bit abrupt - not the first time that's happened.
But this, I have to say:
-ENOUGH with the screaming! I'm not a huge fan of background noise and love it when I can turn the environmental sounds down, but usually I can tune it out. But every 30-60 seconds in the background of this and at least one other game from this company (Gothic Fiction, I think), there's a scream. The same scream. Over and over and over again. This was only spooky the first 5 times I heard it, guys. Then it just got really extremely aggravatingly annoying. I ended up just turning the sound completely off. On 2 different games!
So, overall - If you liked the first Redemption Cemetery game, you'll probably like this one enough to do the SE. But I can't honestly recommend doing a CE of this game unless it's on sale. And I hope you like hearing people scream.
November 20, 2012
The puzzles are just too easy.
For me it is all about the puzzles and in this latest installment of the Redemption Cemetery series the puzzles are its biggest disappointment. They are ridiculously easy and I only remember there being one that even made me think at all, some even making me laugh derisively at how simple they were.
The storyline is good, in keeping with the theme of the series: to somewhat alter history and I liked the idea of three totally unrelated episodes in it. The graphics are typically good from this stable and the music is not intrusive or too repetitive. There is the right level of hidden object scenes interspersed with shadow object scenes.
It is really only the level of the challenge that lets this game down and why I do not recommend it.
October 3, 2012
Zero challenge; pre-school puzzles.
September 12, 2012
an ok game
i have played better games. the graphics were good and the hints were good and recharged at a little slower pace than the games i have been playing, but not too long. the same with the skip button. you are collecting soul stones so the people's souls can rest. the playing is not hard. no map. a journal, but it is not much help, really. it does copy down important numbers and figures for later use. the different areas aren't too large since there is back and forth. that is good. it is a good game for beginner's just trying this genre. not too complicated, even though a few of the mini games got me.
October 31, 2012