Haunted Halls: Revenge of Doctor Blackmore
The octodoc you love to hate
Just got the SE version of this game with a free game coupon. I've played some of the other games in the series, and enjoyed them. The puzzles in this one were not too hard for me, except the rings in Chernobyl. I am impatient, and I just didn't want to take the time to figure it out. Also appealing was the fact that you don't have to traipse back and forth as much as in some other games. This was fun for me, but it might be too easy for expert players to enjoy.
October 19, 2012
I think this is a great game
It has an amusing mixture of humor and creepiness throughout the story line. Several times I laughed out loud.
There are lots of entertaining puzzles and mini games, making this an adventure game lover?s delight. The soundtrack goes well with the story line. There are lots of interesting places to explore and complicated Hidden Object scenes where you compile/complete/connect objects needed to discover other objects. This is a refreshing relief from the usual hum-drum locate things from a list variety. The graphics are also well done, with lots of texture and depth to them (although they could have been a bit more deeply saturated and bright, and then they would have been perfect IMHO)
This is definitely one of the more enjoyable games I?ve played in a while.
October 22, 2012
Pretty Good Game
This sequel leaves room for another sequel.
Some of the HO's are different
Hint system just lets you know nothing to do in a scene
Didn't need the SG
Minigames were not my thing
Journal is sometimes helpful
Not a bad game
November 4, 2012
The Kangaroo is Adorable!
I've played this game before. A good Hidden Object Adventure game.
October 20, 2012
At first i don't feel buying this game as I dislike the first one in the series. I finally bought this game using free game coupon so I think I have nothing to lose. Turns out it was pretty good, in my opinion so much better than the first one. There are many places to see and I especially like Chernobyl and Pompeii. Other thing that I like in this game is the cute baby animals like kitten, cub and bear, although I am not sure the purpose of having them there, doesn't really make any sense, like giving an iron tooth to a beaver? however it was pretty nice game. The ending however, does not. Not much conflict and just ends like that. If it was better, it could have been perfect score.
November 4, 2012
Good, not great
This was a good game, but I was glad I did not get the CE in this instance, as I typically do. By the time I got to the end scene, I'd had enough with Dr. Blackmore. It was a typical ERS sequel, more of the same, but that isn't a bad thing.
It would have been better in widescreen, as would be the case with all ERS games.
January 21, 2013
great sequel to other green hills
if you played the previous green hills games and you loved them, this is the one you need to buy. It is a nice sequel to others. The games is long enough for a SE.
January 11, 2013
Really Good SE
This was just fun! I enjoyed the game though it was very predictable. I admit I am getting tired of the characters in this series and think it is time to retire them.
December 1, 2012
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