Twilight Phenomena: The Lodgers of House 13
No HOS, Lots of Fun
I had a blast playing this game. It had a twisted story which I love. Immediately after you sign your lease for a room, things go from strange to bizarre. Now you want to leave but you're alone and locked in...and you're off! The graphics were good, typical ERS. But one of the nicest parts for me was no HOS. I like them, but sometimes they dominate a game and I honestly did not miss them here. Puzzles were plentiful,easy and I finished them all (not normal for me). Not having a map was fine as items were often used soon after being found and the usual back and forth was limited. And I can't forget the cat hologram that helped with some of those hard to get objects. Granted this game was not the most challenging but it sure was fun.
May 11, 2013
Boring game, weak ending
This game looked promising during the trial, but ended up being pretty boring. No HOS, just find-and-use object seeking and some puzzles. It wasn't challenging at all. Most objects are used within the nearest 2-3 locations, although this certainly reduces running around and backtracking. Story ends abruptly with minimal plot resolution and plenty of loose ends, but it's not worth buying the CE. I wanted to like this one, but just couldn't get into it. :(
May 10, 2013
you shall be addicted.
Not a perfect game, yet managed to totally grab my attention.
It has a spooky and great OST. It has some beautiful hand drawn places and objects, with the right atmosphere (sometimes, retro, as intended to be). The cat hologram is a fresh and lovely touch (really, more games with this cat are needed). The plot has some flaws but it's still interesting and tense enough to try to find what will happen next.
The flaws: I would love to have meet some more strange characters (there was a delightful Tree and I still do not know if it was supposed to be a character or not but had the potential). The game felt somewhat incomplete without them, to me. The puzzles were too easy and obvious, so not really a challenge.
Fast but entertaining game, nevertheless.
April 2, 2013
Loved this game! It was very interesting and there were good puzzles. I loved that it wasn't a HOG and that there were animals. I especially loved the kitty helper. It was a great idea.
March 3, 2013
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
Played this as a demo and will definitely be buying this game!
December 5, 2012
Great for Beginning Players: A Hidden Puzzle Game
I completed the 1-hour demo and my review is based on that. This is not your typical HO with a scene that you click objects from a list - what a nice change! Instead, you find one or more objects in a room that belongs to a puzzle to solve, which then opens up a door to a new cubby hole or area. The animated video is nicely done, the graphics were hand-drawn and soft-focus variety. The story was a bit quirky and at times amusing. I found the puzzles fairly easy and the game play a bit predictable, so I think this game would be great for those new to the genre, thus the 4-star rating for that audience only.
November 28, 2012
Enjoyable game. Easy Puzzles. Unfortunately, it was quite short...about 4 hrs.
November 28, 2012