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
Great game !!
Finally, a game with no torture equipement and animal traps (except for mouse...nothing's perfect) and that remains thrilling. No stupid looking pets either. Great music for sure !!
HOS were at the level they should be; not the central focus of attention since they serve to acquire Tools to pursue the adventure. Speaking of which, the use of some Tools was challenging.
I liked the spellls preparation but not so much the end result. That being said, no gore happpenings. so I am not complaining. The ending is quite of abrupt however.
I was returning to do a bit more of the game because I felt like being in that world, not because I had bought the game and needed to complete it..
May 19, 2014
It would seem this should have been a collector's edition so we can find out what would happen to the man in the cell.
Ending felt abrupt; that was the only flaw.
Great color tones and voiceover!
April 23, 2013
Jusst a few notes
I played the demo and was really hoping to love this one.
The hint button was very very slow in reloading. There was no map and only a journal. The music consisted of about 5 notes played over and over again. There was, also, a great deal of dialogue which I didn't mind. The HO's were not difficult and consisted of one or two interactive items. Actually, the story line appeared to be fairly decent but it needed to progress, IMHO, at a faster rate. Games appeared to be limited. I suspect there were more than what was presented during the demo. Advanced players would probably not care for this gamel
I agree with the reviewer who gave it a three star rating.
November 14, 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 Voice Acting Ruined it...
I'm one who is picky about voice acting in games. If it's bad, it cuts down the immersion factor. The voice actress for the main character was downright horrible in her attempt at a Southern accent. Grated on my nerves. The others were lame too. I would have given 4 stars if it weren't for that. The graphics were okay, HO scenes were decent. At times the gameplay was illogical and just didn't flow well; backtracking became distracting. The story was alright. I like occult-themed games and this one was interesting.
June 8, 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 might have been more patient if the game had been pretty. Urban decay settings and psychiatric hospitals make grim viewing - add a serial killer storyline and it all looks like I have done it before.
It is not bad, but those ugly greens put me in a bad mood. The game sprawls a bit, and there is quite a bit of backtracking.
Still, it is a reasonably decent game.
July 15, 2014
Really Enjoyed following the Story in this game
Sadly there was a lot i Disliked about the game
1)The custom curser was Horrid..
I disabled it
2)The music was monotnus thruout
3)The HO scenes had Far Too Many Dark Black places
where objects were hidden
If this game had a skip button for the HO scenes
Or Better Yet no hidden object scenes at all
i would have given it Four Stars
March 26, 2013