Witch Hunters: Stolen Beauty
I have a pet peeve with HOGs that insist on hiding random things over ten scenes and you have to click through each of them to go back and forth. I spent at least half of the game not playing, not searching, but clicking from scene to scene just to get one thing and then going back. By the end of the game I was using the hint button just to remember which room I had to go to. Also, the ending sort of fizzles. Just, "Hey, the Witch is dead (OR IS SHE?!?!?) and then back to the title screen you go. The art is ok, but the audio! In several rooms the music stops so that all you can hear is what I can only describe as a panting, elderly chimp. Hideous.
September 20, 2012
Thank Goodness it's over
What a very tedious game. So much back and forth I lost interest in the story. The story was pretty decent but to make this game good it needed a map. A transport map. Could not wait for this to be over. Good HOS and puzzles but who cares.
October 7, 2012
Let me say this while I am still mad from playing it. Hints awful, you still have no idea what to do. I spent 15 min. trying to figure out how to melt chain with acid. Hint button never went up to the book that needs to drop first. Most puzzles frustrating. You spend all your time running back and forth, back and forth, no map to get you there quicker. And if you do not do the ending in the correct order you will not get inventory you need to finish all the puzzles. This game gave me a headache!
September 30, 2012
Quite boring, unfortunately
This is the second time I have been rather upset with a BFG. This game is incredibly boring and has no real uniqueness. At the risk of a very mild spoiler, the magical powers gained through each ?level? is interesting, but it is not enough to save this game. Play Cinderstone Orphanage if you want to see this concept played right. The game is what I like to call a ?runner? ? as in you?re running all over the game to find where the next item is hidden. These games are ok if you have a map that highlights the next active area (Snow Queen is a great example of that, plus you can jump if you?re far away).
On the good side, however, the game is very pretty.
Oh yes, and the music is either really decent background mood music in some scenes (not overly sfx-ed either) or almost nonexistent.
Pet peeve(s): The objects in the HOS reset. No voice acting.
Scary? It certainly tries to be.
Good for kids? It is simple enough that it should be, but the game is nearly bordering on boring so I?ll say no.
Guide required? Yes. This game has so much superfluous running around that the generous hint system is not necessarily good enough.
Buy? No. I?d even say don?t get it as a punch card game.
March 3, 2013
I'm not impressed by the lag or lack of assistance via hints when one got stuck. I will NOT be buying this game or recommending it to anyone.
Lagged horribly going between scenes, and if you pressed the "hint" button, 9 times out of 10, it would just repeat "there is nothing to do here" even if there was.
October 11, 2012