Brink of Consciousness: The Lonely Hearts Murders
excellent in all aspects
I played several games from Magicindie, this one is the best. An excellent storyline (english detective), superb HD graphics, an optimal level of challenge, resulting in an exceptional overall fun factor effect.
April 6, 2013
Nice to play a game with an actual plot line and fun characters!
Perhaps not the best game visually or most difficult challenge out there, but the story line is incredibly easy to get into and hard to walk away from. Great characters make the cutscenes interesting so that I want to watch them rather than get irritated at the same old thing and hit "skip." A few of the characters are quite amusing and realistic, helping to weave a tapestry of murder-mystery fun. This game is easily in my top five! I would buy 10 more like it...
March 13, 2013
Stop and enjoy the graphics
I stop at each new scene and just take in the wonderful graphics. I also like the hint button that guides you to where you need to go. When you leave a game and come back in a day or two you need a little help. A lot of games hint buttons just tell you nothing to do here. This one tells you where to go. When I try a game this feature is a big factor for me to buy the game. Anyway this game is good and worth the purchase.
February 5, 2013
Very good addition to the series
This game does have the level of challenge its predecessor had, but I have to say that it didn't quite reach the calibre Dorian Grey has.
The voice acting was very good, but was somewhat annoying in places and I'm still not sure how I feel about the character that represents the player in the game. However, the graphics and soundtrack is fitting to the game and does enable you to become immersed in the storyline.
January 28, 2013
Much different than other HOA's I've played in that I felt as though I was actually helping find the murderer and watching a stage play that I was a part of.........Sherlock/British type of investigation, very good VO's, almost as if you're watching a movie/play. The puzzles were fun. innovatative and a good mix of fairly easy to more complicated. Pure enjoyment for me!
January 8, 2013
A second Review
I own the collector version of this game and just finished playing the game and the game was absolutely fantastic. The players at the end were so comical I laughed and laughed. It really made you feel you were in a movie or play and you were participating in your own parts. This game is not for kids with a slight use of curse words from their era.
The story is so good you do not mind the long commentary's. I love the after thoughts by clicking on the characters.
January 7, 2013
Great game with a solid story
One of the best games I have played in a long time. Good HO scenes, a good and solid story line and nice graphics and sounds. The puzzles could have been a little more challenging, but overall great game.
January 1, 2013
A good mystery!
I have only played the demo, but I am going to purchase it now. The graphics are great, its fun and the detail and mystery makes it seem as if you are in a mystery movie. I think its a great game and would suggest you try it!
January 1, 2013
Definitely Game of the Year
By FAR the best game on this site. The voice acting was superb! A lot of dialogue but it made the story so much more interesting.
January 1, 2013
Long and detailed detective story
In this game you really will be inside a detective story, very much like they are seen in TV and extremely close to Sherlock Holmes style.
Compared to some other, fast-paced games, at least I had to find a different state of mind for this game, starting to focus to the story and all the details. During the gameplay I found myself getting too tired to concentrate and had to continue another day - there really is so much to search and when playing in the expert mode without any hints there are moments when you have to figure out where a missing piece can be found for the story to proceed. Excellent!
There is only one reason why not to give 5* for this game: the dialogue can only be skipped and not browsed through line by line. There was SO much lengthy dialogue my patience did not take it - I would have liked to know how the story proceeds but listening several minutes of dialogue every other corner was just too much. I decided to skip about half of the dialogue which I'm sure took away a part of the experience.
This game was very long in duration, had manageable map size without too much backtracking - each chapter was limited to one or two main areas which were big enough for challenge but not too big for convenience. There are a lot of items to search, plenty of hidden object scenes and puzzles to solve. Puzzles were not too difficult but had a good level of challenge.
I will definitely recommend this game for everyone who likes detective style adventures.
December 31, 2012