Dark Alleys: Penumbra Motel
not much of a story.just alot of mini games that were not to hard But thats abought it.
August 1, 2013
I wanted to like this game.....
There were some really great things about this game, but it was all ruined by the incessant noise. I had to play with the sound off because it was so loud and chaotic. I like to have sound effects and ambient music, but this was crazy. I hope the makers of this game think about that, because I would be reluctant to buy another one if it sounds like I'm living in a tornado. If you can stand the racket, it's a O.K. game.
November 18, 2012
I found the game to be boring. I didn't like the storyline, found it nonsensical, and the gameplay was too back and forth. It didn't feel linear.
June 16, 2012
What Happened Here?
I normally enjoy ERS games, but this is an exception. I couldn't wait for it to be over! I purchased the game from the demo, but it as a mistake. The fun was just not there. Trying to figure out where in the world I was suppose to be, doing ridiculously difficult puzzles one after the other, just took all the enjoyment out of it for me. I enjoy adventure games, but this was just not fun.
The visuals were different. When you click on an object, say a door, it comes up and then you click on the lock, it kind of zoomed into view. I thought I was getting vertigo. There are no hidden object scenes in this, so it was difficult to judge the graphics. I would find an area where something was to be and would just click, not really seeing anything, and the next thing I knew it was in the inventory. I hope this isn't a new standard for ERS. The sound was really good. I enjoyed the music along the way and the effects went along with whatever part of the story it was used.
The level of challenge was very challenging to say the least. There is no map, the hint takes forever to refill, and the diary was so so in helping. The goals were good, if you could remember where it was you were suppose to use the knife. There was one part left over, or it was used at the end and I didn't see it used. If there weren't things, doors, jewelry boxes, or something needing a key, there would have been nothing to do in this game. You expect that, but not constantly.
The story line, was confusing and kind of difficult to follow. Maybe I was just getting tired, but it didn't make a lot of sense. There was a beginning, and an end, it was the in-between that was the problem.
If you are a die-hard fan of puzzles and wondering all over in search of something you have no idea what it is, then you will enjoy this game. I see I am out numbered on ratings, but I have to be honest with you, I make a big mistake buying this game.
October 17, 2013
Most of the time I agree with the reviewers but this time I was disappointed.
The ending lacked any kind of expected "finale" that I anticipated throughout the game.
August 15, 2013
Very dissappointing gameplay
I was so excited when I tried the trial version, No HO scenes and it seemed as if it was gonna be a very exciting game. I had a hard time telling which way to go and where to go. Then the storyline just died and puzzles were not challenging. I thought this would be a great game but t was a huge dissappointment. UGH Can someone please find me a good game. It is harder and harder to find. And NO HOS scenes please.
November 22, 2012
I guess I just don't get it.
Normally, I enjoy ERS games. Normally, I enjoy games that have lots of five star ratings. Not this one. What a waste of time and money! I noticed this game was among the $2.99 ones today. It should be even less than that....like maybe ERS should pay US to play it?
There is no rhyme or reason to the game at all, no flow, nothing that leads you logically from one task to the next. Talk about a "smear the cat with mustard game": why on earth would anyone use a scout badge to open a brief case??
The puzzles themselves were either so easy my 6 YO grandson could do them or so difficult as to be unsolvable.
And the story line? Who was that guy at the end? Where did his building an eternal life machine enter the story? I thought it was about murders and a WWII war hero. I missed something entirely.
I love adventure games, but this one gets two big thumbs down from this granny. It was NOT a fun game at all. ERS you can do so much better.
December 29, 2012