Brink of Consciousness: The Lonely Hearts Murders Collector's Edition
just couldn't get into this one
I just found this game irritating. fortunately the hint button works well because it is the only way to know where to go. there is a map but it's useless since it doesn't really tell you anything and you cant use it to jump to places. the games are ridiculous, I skipped most and the hidden object are okay but dark and some times frustrating when you have to do things like play key's but you have to guess that. I don't use sound so can't rate that but unfortunately this is one game I wish I had not bothered to buy. thought it would be good and played to the end to see if the girl is saved but was frustrated through out.
June 21, 2013
Blah, blah, blah!
You spend so much time listening to the characters babble on, that it takes all the fun out of the game. You can't click to continue, just skip. I've never played a game with so much talking and so little action! The mini-games are so simplistic a two-year old could do them and the HOS aren't interactive in the least. Top it off with no achievements or collectables... this is the worst game I've played in ages.
April 27, 2013
OOH - This was a Stinker!!
I suspect the main reason people have bought this is because it is being touted as a game very much like the previous, and exellent, Dorian Grey Syndrome. In reality it couldn't be more differnt.
For a start it isn't a Thriller / Horror it's a comedy, and not a very good comedy. The graphics are ok but no where near the quality of Dorian Grey making things difficult on the HO scenes. The voice acting is good but 99% is just waffle and nothing to do with the game so you can skip through it and it makes little difference. The characters are the usual spread of Cludo steriotypes and sadly the programmers have made it so obvious who the killer/killers are within the first Fifteen minutes that there is no challenge here.
Worst of all though any atmosphere is destroyed by the ridiculous objects and puzzles that the player has to find and use.
This game is set in the early to mid Eighteen hundreds and contains every day items from that period as a soft drink vending machine (pluged in of course), a number of modern electrical fuse boxes, keys to ancient jewelry boxes that are made out of modern ring pulls from soder cans. Want more? How about the China Town Area where you find such common Chinees objects as an American Indian head dress, a clowns wig, a modern game of Tin Can Ally only with Ships to name a few.
Want still more?
Ok how about detective solving clues such as throwing a brick through a window at a passing pigeon, using a squeaky rubber mouse to catch a black cat, repairing a steam valve machine to blow a fire escape ladder down from the balcony. A modern fire hose in an age when there were no fire hydrents.
How about your character breaking the forth wall ie speaking to you the player throughout the game? A section of comedy sounds such as a spring going "boyoyoyyinggg", a breying donkey, a squeeking rat, a moose (yep lots of those in Early Eighteen hundreds London).
Honestly people how on earth this monster escaped from the programmers is beyond me completely!! It's completely farcical and an embarresment to play.
Avoid at all costs!
December 10, 2012