Haunted Halls: Revenge of Doctor Blackmore
Revenge of Doctor Blackmore
The Haunted Halls series is quite satisfying, and this is one that meets the same standards set by the previous titles. I would play this many times over.
June 4, 2014
Good but starting to get tired
Having played others in the series, I didn?t hesitate to buy this game in what was until this game a good franchise.
This game followed the other formats in that you had to help others before you could save Tim. This time though it was ?personal? as all the characters you had to rescue were people that had slighted the ?good? doctor in the past. Dr Blackmore being a particularly evil person didn?t put them into separate rooms of the asylum oh no he sent them to ?far-flung? ?disaster zones? such as Chernobyl. The game therefore had distinct chapters and each one could be played independently thus if you wanted to take a break between each chapter you could do knowing that you were ?starting again? with a new game within in a game (if you see what I mean). Each of the different chapters were good and well-thought out, and gave a little background to the zone and why that particular person was put where they were. The area was also well thought out thus (taking the above example) for Chernobyl you were told what happened there and a bit of further background, this helped therefore with playing the individual chapters.
Overall the game was good, as was the acting and voice synchronisation. The music was atmospheric and fitted in well with the game. The only downside was that in order to get a fully rounded game you have to really purchase the CE as the SE would have left players wondering exactly what happened to Dr Blackmore. I feel that this ploy should really be ousted as not everyone can afford (or indeed want the CE (can buy more games if you don?t purchase the CE) the CE and thus it is unfair to penalise people by not giving them a ?proper ending? after all people have taking the time and ?botheration? to purchase the game and to play it through so the lease they should be able to expect is an ending of sorts.
One final word, I hope this is the end of this particular franchise as unless they do some major overhauling this franchise is going to get weaker and weaker and people are going to just think the developers are just ?milking the licence?.
October 30, 2012
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