Redemption Cemetery: Grave Testimony
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
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
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
The puzzles were too easy - didn't need to seek any help on any puzzle. Disappointed as I was through this in just a couple of hours. The graphics were good and the storyline quite appealing. Maybe good for beginners to this genre or younger players.
September 12, 2012
The gangsters were well done, but...
The opening scenes were great --totally scary and full of surprises... debatably one of the best openings I've seen in a HOG. The cut scenes were awesome. I started getting into the story. I had to find three soul stones to get out of the cemetery.
I was deep into the game before it all started to change for me. About three fourths in, the game seemed to stall a little bit. I found myself hunting for one item at a time, back and forth. Then I came to the ending, and...there wasn't one.
If the entire game delivered on the promise that the beginning made, it would have been something special. I could be wrong. The lack of ending may have given me an attitude. Maybe the collector's edition is different.
July 25, 2013
Good game, but not the best in the series
This game was beautifully made, but I felt like the storylines were weaker than in some of the other games. For example, in one story line a ganster asks you to save someone, but I never really felt like he was sorry for what he did or anything like that. He just asks you to save someone but never says why he regretted his part in her fate, or anything. If you just play for great visuals, you will enjoy this game. If you like the stories, you will probably enjoy the game, but not as much as others in the series. Of all the games in the series to date (July 2013), my favorite was Curse of the Raven.
July 4, 2013
Not a bad game but way too short
3 hours on expert~lousy ending.
October 14, 2012
Worth a try
the graphics and the story line were good. I'd say this game would be good for a beginner or novice. for a collectors edition i was expecting more game play. i was able to finish the game in under 2 hours.
September 15, 2012
It's Ok but..
Brief review for casual gamers: this game IS fun, fairly easy, but the ending is abrupt and I thought, unsatisfying. The opening movie is entertaining with an interesting story line. The live characters definitely add a creepiness which carries the mood along. The graphics are just ok, a little grainy and dark, which I didn't like. The games are easily accomplished and I particularly enjoyed the way the HOGs are games within games. I think this is an excellent game for a rainy afternoon, but it's not one for those looking for a challenge or beautiful graphics.
April 6, 2013