The Curse of the Werewolves
Game kept my interest throughout.
I played the whole game without pause because it really kept my interest throughout - which is phenomenal since I have about 200 unfinished/unplayed games I've bought on BFG.
The map was key to my enjoyment in the game due to never having to wonder if I'd missed anything along the way.
I played a bit out of order and had no technical issues due to that.
Even though I have a very large monitor the items in the dark HOS were hard to see - quite often. By the end of the game I would have happily scorched the dev team that signed off on the eye-mutilating artwork.
I got stumped more than a few times and had to resort to the walk-thru available elsewhere on the web.
Even with the eye-blasting artwork and getting dumb-stumped, I really enjoyed myself with this game.
Thanks dev and BFG.!
January 11, 2013
WAS THIS LONG!! Yeah Walkthrough!
I have been playing HOG for years and this was the darkest and hardest to pick out objects. They did one thing right in having a map which showed you where you had a HOG and a Red Spot for something you needed to do. BUT the map could have transported you back and forth because you were running around!! Last words: glad it is over! Reading in some forums some finally gave up...not fun.
January 7, 2013
A Big Snooze!
don't waste your time or money! this game was so boring! after you read the plot, it goes downhill from there. you do a few gray hos' and look around the scene picking up various objects. it really didn't hold my interest.
January 4, 2013
HO's with no walkthrough
This game starts out promising and then falls flat. The story line seems interesting but once you get stuck there is no walk through available, no hint button except in HO scenes if your stuck..I love HO games and play most but this one lost me once i got could not get any farther no matter what i did or where i went. I enjoy a good challenge and buy most of the HO games i try but this one is not going to be one of them. Don't waste your time or money on this one...
December 29, 2012
what r u 2 do if ur stuck? there is no walk through or help. makes the game flustrating. If there was help it would b much better.
December 26, 2012
not really worth the money
Had to go back to the same hidden object areas way too many times. The game was so dark it was kind of hard to find stuff. I wouldn't recommend buying this game. It's not worth the money.
December 25, 2012
Just finished The Curse of the Werewolves, after getting it as a BOGO game, and it was pretty good. Grandma is missing, there is a werewolf statue in the yard, and the house is a terrible mess. Grandma apparently gave up housekeeping long ago. Oh yes, there are a few bodies strewn around, but not to worry. Granddaughter finally finds Grandma, who gives a simplistic explanation and the two walk off into the sunset. The game is fairly easy, although not everything you must do is obvious. HO scenes are pretty dark and items are small; if this is not your first HO game, you will know what to do. And the bodies in the house and yard? Well, let the dead bury the dead, I guess.
December 21, 2012
The Curse of the Werewolves
to small hos and no hint button
December 21, 2012
Absolutely perfect - maybe a little short
This is a complete little gem of a game, which surprised me after reading the other reviews.
The negativity meant that I trialled before I bought, and played through as fast as I was able - which meant when my hour was up I was fifteen minutes from the end of the game. I bought it to play those fifteen minutes, and to replay it to my heart's content, as I'm sure I will.
The story is fairly basic. You're given your goal - finding grandma - at the beginning and while there are a few little surprises throughout, there isn't much more story progression til you reach the end, when you get a wonderful cinematic explaining everything you've seen on your journey. I really enjoyed this and wish more games would do it; far too often the story is part of the game and the frantic clicking of the 'endgame' scenario means you don't often check your diary in the final moments to get the big reveal. Whether you read your diary at every chance or not in this game, you won't be left with many questions.
The playstyle is fairly magnificent. Not a whole lot new when it comes to the puzzles or HOs, though you'll want to 'look with your mouse' as it were, as occasionally your mouse becomes a hand - this is your only indication that you'll need to interact with the scene to find certain items. But what really makes this game stand out is its map. No it doesn't let you zip magically from one locale to the other, but it's a whole lot better than that.
We might be used to maps that tell us which rooms have areas of interest, but this one goes so far as to show you, in a simple schematic, where IN THE ROOM that area is. It'll also show you where the HOs pop up, and these can sometimes appear in random places so that's pretty handy. Some reviewers suggested the need of a walkthrough but I can say this with some certainty - get to know your map and there should be no point at which, when you get stuck, it will not reveal all the answers. On the one occasion where I did not know what to do next and my map provided no new clues ... it was because I'd neglected to notice the arrow to the next area. My own fault. Even that only flummoxed me for a moment, until I figured out that another zone was the only possible solution. The map is perfect. It might not show you which item to use, but it does just about everything else.
This might seem like I'm only reviewing that one aspect of play, but that's only because it really did affect my entire playthrough, and it made the experience wonderful. Everything else was average or better - only the slight darkness of scenes was irksome, but you're in the woods at night, so there's not really any good reason for the scenes not to be dark!
As I mentioned earlier, I can't say much to the length. An ultimate speed run took a little over an hour, which is probably about average - if I'd been taking my time and not racing the clock I can imagine it taking two and a half to three hours. And the fulfillment of story makes it seem meaty content-wise, so overall I'm pretty pleased.
That's a definite recommend from me, for the experience, for the gameplay, for everything. A beginner might find themselves going pretty slowly, but the answers are all there, it's just a case of finding them :D
December 20, 2012
Easy game, flowed well because there wasn't much to it, but it was very repetitive with the hidden object games in going back to the same place all the time. I just couldn't get a handle on the storyline. Didn't work for me.
December 19, 2012