Haunted Halls: Revenge of Doctor Blackmore
I was hooked from the beginning!
Good game and loads of things to do. I bought the Standard Edition and am almost finished with the game. You won't be bored with it and though the scenery is a bit gloomy and dark, you don't mind because of the activities. It moves right along. The villain is a weirdo but you ultimately save the victims and the day. The artwork is very good considering the dreary atmospheres, and some of the HOS were grainy, still I recommend this game highly.
November 23, 2013
If you want to play all the episodes, just go ahead.
There's nothing really new.
Graphics are good, but the music got on my nerves, so I switched it off.
The game is totally linear, far too easy, minigames offer no challenge whatsoever... moreover, they get repeated again and again: mix some stuff, concoct a potion, make soap...
There is some interactivity in the HOS, but the dev's ran out of inspiration and the last chapter of the game is nothing but a succession of HOS, intermixed with some very easy and straightforward interactive things to do.
That's it... no need for a map, no need for a strategy guide, no need for a helpfull hint button.
It took me about 4 hours to finish the lot.
Dev's should learn to abstain from rechewing the same stuff over and over again, especially when they run out of inspiration.
I cannot really recommend the game, but again, if you want to play the whole series, then you must go ahead. And we are forewarned: a fourth installment is on its way.
October 20, 2012
I'm sorry I bought it, really. Why?
- The story is a bit stupid and not very funded on any deeper-going psychology; it's just this villain again, being obnoxious all the time, and you having to rescue four people before you can rescue your boyfriend.
- All the characters are very flat, nothing interesting there. Even the boyfriend doesn't have much more to say than 'the case isn't full yet" every time you return with another magic ball, and dr. Blackmore just keeps repeating himself.
- The graphics are a bit cartoon-like, they're OK I guess, but certainly not the best I've seen, and not one new scene I entered made me say 'o wow!'. It's all depressing, untidy and uncomfortable.
- Puzzles aren't really hard. Some kinds of puzzles keep returning (annoyingly enough) like the meters all to be set at the right values. The travelling laboratory is fun for one ore two times, but then I'm done with it.
So sorry guys - this game was just too easily made, and I'm not impressed.
November 19, 2012
First hour of it was really good and then it was just too easy. I beat the game in just a couple of hours. Not really worth the money.
October 20, 2012
After reading some of the other reviews, I was surprised that this game wasn't more fun. All I can say is that I was thankful there was a walkthrough. The hint button was very slow and I think beginners would become frustrated.
October 21, 2013
Played this game by running between the walkthrough and the game. When I played the trial hour, I could play with just the hint button. So I bought it. Soon as I bought the game, it became much harder. I did not enjoy this game. Someone else might like it but not me.
October 24, 2012
First time to review a game.
This game was so disappointing. The first hour (as is the trial play) was ERS quality as expected. From there this game went downhill. The storyline was OK, but the artwork was dull, flat and uninteresting. I finished the game, but it is a "groaner."
October 24, 2012