Twilight Phenomena: The Lodgers of House 13
Beautiful mansion with a terrible secret
Ones you found a beautiful old mansion with inexpensive rent you immediately packed your suitcases and decision was made. You moved in but very soon you will find out way the rent is sow low in a such magnificent manor.
3 modes in the game: casual- skip and hint recharge quickly, active zones highlighted; advanced- active zones are not highlighted, hint and skip buttons slowly recharge; hard- tips disabled, skip and hint buttons recharge very slowly.
Must say, storyline is outstanding, perfect combination of mystery and horror- Weird experiments, mad scientist,..but not actually so scary it?s rather fun and occasionally spooky
Good graphics, colorful. Really nice voice overs.
You have a journal during the game, no map, and you have a hologram cat- it will help you manipulate other creatures that you encounter on your way.
No hidden object scenes, that didn?t bother me cause I am a fan of puzzles, and they were just amazing.
I love when there is a variety of them, so you enjoy both challenging and easier ones. A lot of things to find and rooms to visit before you can play them, just constant interaction with the game.
My honest recommendations!
December 21, 2012
Good game and not that hard
ERS has changed there format somewhat in this game. I still think it interesting and fun t play.
Has voice over and the music and graphics are nice.
I have just played the demo and will buy it. The game seemed pretty easy to me and yes there were no HOS so far. That does not bother me. I like adventure games.
Some puzzles are hard and some are easy.
The hint button does not tell you where to go just that there is nothing in that seen.
Thought is was fun and did not take you all over the place to find clues. Pretty straight forward and I like that.
March 21, 2013
This game is so interesting and unique. The artwork is gorgeously done, the sound effects and animation superb, and I especially like the intriguing surprises that show up. The brain showing areas of interest was especially well done. You're supposed to stay out of the right wing because of "renovations" - well it just begs you to go exploring when the master of the house isn't around. There is so much to do and see here. If there's one negative, it's that people's lips don't track with the dialogue. This is a game that I will definitely play more than once or twice. A very well developed, polished game.
November 23, 2012
Great fun!! Keep your head on the shoulders....
Played and reviewed already the CE version. I highly recommend to purchase this version, as there are no mentionable extras in the CE as collectables or achievments.
This is one more great game from ERS! Graphics and storyline are outstanding! Very good voiceover. Lots of unique, more or less challenging minigames. 3 modes to play. A very detailed journal, but no map... And I loved the hologram cat, which interacts with other creatures if needed.
Yes, I do recommend this one!!
November 23, 2012
fun and well done
based on the free trial only I bought this game as soon as I finished the trial. it is fun. I love the cat that helps you out, just pure fun. the hint button helps direct you - a map might be nice but not essential. I don't play with sound so can't evaluate that but the graphics are good. lots of things to find and puzzels to solve but not a bunch of hidden objects that you can't see. I think this is one of the best out recently. I highly recommend this game.
November 23, 2012
A bit too much for me
I like ERS games but they are well known for having the weirdest of storyline and this one is no exception, in fact I think this is the strangest and make no sense at all. I don't like having to deal with monkeys and severed head, but I decided to give this a try since I have to use my free game coupon which is about to expire. Up to chapter 2 I realize there is no HOG, which is great! But again, I dislike having to deal with a big monkey and some part we have to deal with animals, sometimes with a little cruelty. I don't know what's the deal with the holographic cat in the first place. It is just there but no apparent connection with the story. What I like most is that the game is very long and really there is no HOG. Sometimes I need this kind of adventure games. If you don't mind seeing some talking heads, then this game might be OK for you..
June 5, 2013
This Is Not A HO Game! Not Even in the CE
Though I really liked the story line, and the detached heads in jars, muhahha, I was very disappointed there were not any HO scenes in this game.
The puzzles were interesting but I found them to be too easy for me. I played this game on the second choice because I don't like to have sparkles show me where things are in games, but may need a hint now and then, and it was just too easy.
An enjoyable game, but the extra bonus did not include extra game play unless I missed it. And to be honest if there was anymore bonus gameplay in the bonus of the CE, I probably would have skipped it anyway.
A good game, since everything is almost in a linear Adventure type format, but I thought it would contain HO scenes and so I gave it a four because it didn't.
November 23, 2012
The Beauty and the Beast
Story line was okay, but I was expecting a little more mystery. There were no HOS so I would relate this as more of an adventure. I had to rely on the strategy guide as a crutch, a map would have made navigation much easier.
I did like the cats, though.
December 6, 2012
Every puzzle leads to another puzzle
Played this game with daughter and we enjoyed it. Everytime you solved a puzzle, your reward would be a piece to another puzzle. We had fun but dont recall any HO.
November 24, 2012
Beautiful! (Except for the heads)
I had to rate this game 5 stars because the graphics were outstanding, and it is the best game I have played in a long time. The puzzles were not difficult -- geared toward young children, I'd say -- but they were certainly unique and I loved all the colorful jeweled objects and the animated critters. The whole game (except for the heads) was real eye candy. Most scenes were bright and colorful. The absence of HOs was a giant plus for me, since I don't enjoy squinting to find useless objects in junk piles, no matter how clever they may be. There were some genuinely creepy surprises, which startled me a bit but definitely added to the atmosphere.
The only negatives (which I mention not to discourage anyone from buying the game, but just in case the developers are tuning in...) were the music (repetitive and not well suited to the action) and a not very satisfying ending. I didn't know there was a CE version, but from the reviews I read, it does not sound like the CE provided what I had anticipated for a conclusion. Had the game not been so enjoyable otherwise, I would have knocked off a star for that. It seems a shame to have such a good and surprisingly long adventure end so abruptly. Don't we deserve a finale that wraps up the story and resolves the mysteries? Even a written epilogue would have been appreciated, though frankly I would have liked more than that.
December 30, 2012