Well worth playing
This is a really good and interesting HOG that curiously hasn't gotten much "press" on the BFG site. The HOG scenes are good, not too hard.
Things that just miss giving it a 5 star rating:
1. The instructions for the games are absent or sketchy. There are plenty of minigames, though, the usual sort.
2. The voiceovers are annoying and no way to turn them off except muting all sound.
3. The plot is a good dark 50's type murder mystery but has several holes,a few times I found myself saying "wait, did I miss something? How do I know that?" . I wish they had developed it more into a CE.
4. There were sparkles indicating HOG scenes even on expert mode.
Still the game is a decent length and a good value, kept my interest throughout.
December 2, 2012
Graphics were ok, music had its moments. Couldn't keep interested, some mini-games easy, others lacked instructions. Some scenes irrevelent to plot. Elevator was frustrating, lol. Decent length but I was glad it was over.
January 10, 2013
THE GIFT - GREAT GAME!!!
This game truly was a gift to me. Review based on full game play. You are Sarah, a young woman with paranormal abilities.
Animation/VOS - Good - More to me like avatars.
IHOS - Clear, some small objects. Could have done without the "ahhh" each time an item was found. :-D Be sure to scan areas outside of IHOS.
Misclick Penalty - Screen resembles a tv set losing focus for a second.
Hint - Quick recharge, gives clues and acts as a guide.
Inventory - Items used quickly in various locations. While hint is recharging, if you click on it, a female voice whispers something but I couldn't understand what she was saying.
Puzzles/Mini-Games - Not as many as some players would like but challenging all the same. Seems to be more IHOS.
For those of you who enjoy the paranormal, then this is the game for you. Buy and enjoy!!!
December 11, 2012
Check it out - Well done 40's noir flavored crime... with a twist.
Wow, this gem of a game by a primo developer slid past as a soft release that i missed, & boy, am i glad i finally heard about it! Had a blast playing this noir detective style game set in the 40's. You're playing as a Sarah Meiville, former police detective who's now working as a PI, or more to the point, an occult investigator with the gift of seeing people's memories. I don't want to give much away, but this is a very cool storyline, and the atmosphere created for it is wonderful. Graphics/artwork is great & i was enthralled by the stunning use of color in the darker areas - a perfectly moody stage for a detective drama. Music is repetitive but didn't bug me, as it was really appropriate for the mood. There are 2 levels of play & you have the option to have sparkles or not at either level. There's a journal that loads up with info as you go, no map, & a hint button that only points you in a direction. Puzzles give little to no instruction, so you're gonna have to figure what to do as well as complete them, & you can skip if you get frustrated. Also, no walkthru available anywhere that i found. So you're pretty much on your own in this game, Detective, & i think you'll find some challenge here, with nothing to fall back on but your little gray cells. This HOPA will provide you with smooth gaming, lots to do, HOscenes with a bit of interaction, great characters, & decent length of play. I was thoroughly engrossed in this one, played straight through. & am now ready for a sequel (please. I think this would make a great series). If you like crime/detective/mystery or dark & eerie games, i think it's worth your while to check this one out. Give it a go, & have fun gaming, folks.
December 9, 2012
Good Adventure Game - NOT Hidden Object Game
Graphics are good, but not great. Storyline is very good, and so are the vocals. I personally liked all the cut scenes. Journal is good as well. No map, but in casual mode, none is needed. Hint points toward task, or in direction needed to travel. Music is repetitive, so I turned the volume down.
Even though this game has hidden object scenes, it's really an intuitive adventure game- i.e. think on your feet:
1) I just got an object, but what is it for? Have I already been somewhere I could use it?
2) I just found a new task. What kind of object would work here? Are there any objects in my inventory that would work? If not, I'll need to be on the lookout for something else that would work.
For expert Adventure gamers, this game might be too easy, but I really liked it.
February 27, 2013
The game is 1940's and found that the hos were true to the time, not sure about the computer though. There are no bells and whistles, straightforward and easy to understand and play. The hint button was exceptional in being able to use it for all kinds of directional information. The cutscenes were actually well done and interacting with the other characters was fun. The backgrounds were also well done and any darkness fits with the mood, the scene and is dispelled. I recommend this game.
February 18, 2013
Dame and a Trenchcoat
A soggie HOGgie. Bring an umbrella - lol. Good atmosphere in this one. Kinda reminded me of the B&W, hardboiled, private investigator movies. I enjoyed searching the mean, wet streets for a psychic killer. Good HO scenes and artwork. Puzzles were well done. If you like animals bring some food for them. I hate it when they are going hungry. The game was pleasant Sunday afternoon fare.
January 6, 2013
Good story, shame about the game
The story actually had something going for it, it was a shame about the game. The game, well...you get trapped into tutorial whether you want it or not, gameplay was a little dated, and it was quite frustrating trying to get things done.
It's a real shame too, because as stated above, the story seems to be interesting...but that wasn't enough for me..
March 20, 2013
I played the demo and I really could not get into this game. The voiceover for the woman was terrible. Sounds like she is bored. The whole concept of the game was boring. Difficult to navigate thru...not smooth. You just have to play it for yourself...then decide. I taking this game off my play list.
March 18, 2013
I picked it up for a coupon. I should have played the free hour first so it is my fault. It was tedious and there were too many sweet spots. You know you have the right idea but if you do not click on the sweet spot exactly it just does not work. I disliked the graphics as well.
I can't think of anything good to say about it. I delete it after twenty minutes and have no intention of finishing the game.
March 20, 2013