Cursed Fates: The Headless Horseman Collector's Edition
Great HO game
Bought it because I liked the movie. Storyline is good, not exactly the same as the movie, maybe that's why it was interesting all along the game. HOS and mini games were great, as I didn't have to hit the hint button all the time. I liked the graphics, too.
March 17, 2013
Excellent Tale of the Headless Horseman
This is an excellent adaptation of Sleepy Hollow, that I really enjoyed completing. You are constable Crane charged with arriving at Sleepy Hollow and bringing about the demise of the culprit who has been beheading his many victims. The voiceovers, graphics, and cut scenes are excellent, the music is also good. The CE has many extras, most notably a bonus sixth chapter, plus trophies and achievements. There are plenty of well made HO scenes but not excessive, I liked these ones, as sometimes the odd item or two were well hidden making it a little bit more difficult, even though there is a hint button for those preferring an easier challenge. Also you do not always use the items you find straight away, which makes the game more interesting. I played it on the difficult mode, and my only criticism would be that most of the puzzles were kind of easy and not plentiful. However there were new features such as combining two items to make one for further use, and I enjoyed the fact that the odd object may be well hidden once in a while. That added more value to the game. I would definitely reccommend this, I loved the film and I really like this game too.
March 8, 2013
good story, good game
I always loved this story as a child, and I like the game.
loved the graphics
good story, good hidden objects, puzzles not too hard
but still a challenge.I am sure I will play this again.
March 6, 2013
Based off of free demo only:
Taking a classic storyline and making a so-so game. I downloaded the free trial a little skeptical because the headless horseman storyline is just overdone but I figured I would give it a chance. While I didn't feel like I completely wasted my time playing the demo, it also did not inspire to even wonder how the rest of the game was.
HO scenes were easy and the puzzles were even easier than those. If you play a lot of these types of games this one shouldn't give you any problems.
February 28, 2013
If you love the movie, you'll love this, too
At first, I wasn't convinced. I have the movie and I love it. I am not sure it will be the same if this game is made based on that movie. Turns out, it IS based on the movie. Once again, I felt pessimist. What good is a game if you already know the ending from the very beginning? However I decided to give in and bought this game during the sale last weekend.
As a CE, it gives lots of achievements, literally, which makes me even wonder, do they give us achievement way too easily and the term 'achievement' itself is taken for granted. The horseshoes, are not to be collected to GET trophies. You BUY them, which is basically items to fill in Constable's office. I found them a bit tricky to find, and in the end I can't buy all the items I need.
However, those things aside, this new developer (Fenomen Games) really goes out of their way to make a great game. Although the game is really based on the movie, there are many differences as you progress through the game. Once again I was reminded not to judge the game by the very first scene. The graphic is crisp, even better than many other well-known game dev. out there. The music really suits the atmosphere. Each chapter is marked with a loading scene and it can help us track our progress. Although sometimes the voice overs can be a bit whiny and cheesy, it is really not bad. I enjoy it, even.
The bonus chapter is good, and it really want me to give kudos to the dev. which I think have done a great job making this game. I would recommend you to try this game and not judging it based on the movie. You won't be disappoiinted.
February 24, 2013
This was a good standard HOPA. Lots of HO scenes, some puzzles and an assortment of inventory objects. In each new scene someone loses their head and a ghost appears asking you for a specific object that will allow them to cross over in peace. You must then find an assortment of items and combine them to complete this task. The story moves along well. Each area is no longer accessible after you have completed the task. There are achievements and collectibles of golden horeshoes that you can use to buy stuff. Good game. For those of us who play a lot of games it may seem a bit familiar but overall a well done solid game with some bells and whistles.
February 22, 2013
No challenge, but pleasant
Artwork is nice but the character graphics and voice acting are lousy. Two HOSs were inexcusably dark, but the rest were reasonable and attractive. No games, really, which are my favorite part. There are some jigsaw puzzles and simple placement activities which are very easy, but, again, attractive. Music is nice. I appreciated that many needed objects are fairly close at hand. Not bad.
February 21, 2013