Haunted Legends: The Undertaker Collector's Edition
There are better choices
I've finished 90% of the game and this game still isn't very interesting. The high points are the funny little man and the obnoxious monkey. If you like the monkey, try any of the Hidden Wonders of the Depths match-3 games here at BigFish, which feature a crab very much like the monkey.
The downside of this game is the combination of 1) no map, 2) illogical sequences, 3) lots of back-tracking and 4) slow hint regeneration even on easy mode. This means if the game requires you to do something that makes no sense (happens frequently) you cannot look at a map to get some idea of what to do next. Instead, you are "hinting" from scene to scene trying to find the next step.
Another annoying aspect is how often certain tasks are repeated, especially opening a lock and starting a fire. Why would I use and discard the box of matches, and then the flint and steel, and then the burning ember and still find myself searching for a torch to light a fire?
The puzzles themselves are blindingly easy. What makes the game "difficult" is its poor design.
Final note, there is a room near the end of the game (no spoilers) where you will notice a lot of "lag time" -- the cursor is not responsive and it takes a long time to exit to another room. I recommend you save your game at that point.
November 16, 2012
WOW THANKS BFG!!
This is an AWESOME game and probably the best one of the Mystery Trackers series. The graphics are really good in this one and I just love that little man..lol I didn't even play 10 minutes of the demo before I purchased it, I knew right away it was a good one! Thanks BF for offering this one on a very cold "must stay inside" day here in Indiana!
November 15, 2012
NO, please tell me there is not truly a game out about zombies, a nasty gnome, a monkey, and undertaker and his 'poor' wife for whom we are to feel compassion for.
What is wrong with this picture?! EVERYTHING>!!
ACK..... please, please, please don't let this be a trend.... stop it NOW. Kill it in it's tracks! End the madness!!
Haha.... it was THAT bad #to me#... YES, THAT BAD.
[Sigh].... I will hold to the hope that something will emerge to turn the tide of these gad awful storylines. At least try for a little realism so one can relate and get emerged in storyline and not just graphics and minigames and picking up pieces to 'fit' random prefab puzzles.
I couldn't last through the demo... it was just plain AWFUL.
November 19, 2012
Way to Easy and Sort of Cheesy
I own the other Haunted Legend games and enjoyed them. This demo was "like give me a break cheesy" I was really disappointed with this storyline I guess. The annoying monkey who I am sure has some role to play later in the game was just that ANNOYING. I was ready to hit him with the pan. The zombie hands popping out of nowhere were just ridiculous. The game play to easy no real thinking required. Some of the puzzles were not bad. Maybe I am just tired of all these demon, zombie, skulls, spiders, witches and warlocks, werewolves, blood and gore in all these games. But this is one game I will not be purchasing.
November 15, 2012
Another worthless release from ERS .
Played the trial version .
- no true widescreen support
- the same old lifeless colours
- annoying music
- irritating monkey character
Typical ERS quality . :thumbdown:
November 16, 2012
Best in the series!
Of all the games in the Haunted Legends series, to me this is the winner. I am a bit distraught with ERS games these days because to me there are no improvement. Same old graphics, music, bore me. I decided to give this one a try from the ERS game sale, and from the positive reviews, I hope for a better game and fortunately this game delivers although I don't expect much from the graphic and music (which is to my expectation, same old same old) but nice storyline and I especially love the zombies coming out of nowhere. I hate the monkey although at the end I feel sorry for it. The one thing that disappoints me is the ending, both the regular game and the bonus, seem hanging and just confusing. Other than that, I can cope, with the usual extras which I will never use anyway, but they did it with the zombies thus earn extra star. I suppose there will be another game in the series judging from how it ends, and I hope it will also be a buy.
April 28, 2013
Great game. Ending a bit abrupt in final scene. I'm used to more challenging hidden object games, as I managed to complete this one in six hours....which is unlike me.... obviously I was hooked but found it relatively easy. I like a bit more of a challenge. Storyline impressive with graphics. Fun factor fun but not that fun.
April 9, 2013
From cards to mirrors
This ERS development team knows how to make each adventure theme unique.
It's hard to imagine all that S.G. is done while he is more revealed.
If you want to know more, you'll have to risk money and buy it! ;)
March 29, 2013
Great, Long and Fun Game!
This game had everything you are looking for. You moved onto another place but you were finished with the last place. There was not a lot of running around. You played in sections.
January 19, 2013
I don?t know if it?s my system, or the actual game, but one of the two seem to have a problem with this game. I had a problem the first time I played the game, and had it again as I replayed it to write this review. It gets to a point and then freezes and I get a critical error message and have to shut the game down.
Otherwise, if you have no system troubles, the game is fun. In fact, this game is very fun.
The graphics are crisp and clear, the sound is relaxing and the storyline is easy to follow.
The hints are helpful not only for the hidden object scenes but also for general game play. But, they do take a bit to charge, and the skip button on the puzzles takes a while as well. You can skip cut scenes after a bit into the scene which is great too.
The bonus section has music, movies, hidden object game play, puzzle game play, extra play, screen saver, wallpaper, and concept art.
The game play is available at three different levels; casual, advanced, and hardcore.
Now, the downside, other than the error message I get, is that the game has no map of any kind and once again, this game is one that a map would be helpful.
Otherwise, yes, I highly recommend this game. It could be my system that is causing it to have the problems and not have anything to do with the game itself.
January 1, 2013