Deadly Voltage: Rise of the Invincible
BLAST FROM THE PAST
I immediately was caught by this game as it is like the original HOGs which I really liked. The graphics were really good and the story was ok but did not capture my imagination, the music well I turned it off but that is a choice we all have. HOS were not easy but I like the challenge, at least it was not a jumbled mess. The time went quickly so overall I enjoyed it and would probably use one of my free games to buy it.
January 22, 2013
This one's different, but you're going to enjoy playing the game. First of all the music is annoying especially during the HO's! The best I can describe it is elevator music, do yourself a favor and turn the music off! The story is about a deliveryman summoned to a small town by a toy inventor to deliver a package with a vital machine. When he gets to the town it is surrounded by an electrical field with everything electrical going haywire! There is a problem with the toy robots, and thats where your quest begins. The graphics are crystal clear and well done. The HO's are interactive and the developer did a good job of hiding objects in plain view. There weren't enough puzzles in my opinion and the map feature was only for traveling, giving no clues to the tasks in those areas. No voice overs just written dialog and no "beyond objects" or achievements. At the very least, give the demo a try and see if this is the game for you.
January 22, 2013
A HO Game At Heart
Hmmm, I read the advertising blurb, I thought parallel universe etc., cool.
So far I have delivered a package to a hotel address in a town not on any map, discovered the parcel is actually for me, a form of protection, and I have since been wandering around the deserted town dodging live power lines and looking to stop I know not what from doing whatever it is he shouldn?t be doing, and my guide is a scientist who says he can?t meet me in person, and refuses to tell me what?s going on.
Other than that, the day?s been fine, thank you for asking. ?
This is a HO game really. Oh, don?t get me wrong, there are PUZZLES, although fairly SIMPLE ones. And there is point and click adventure action to be taken, but most of the time is taken up with brightly coloured, slightly INTERACTIVE HOS.
Since you?re just moving from scene to scene without a lot of motivational input, it is good that you have a JUMP MAP & DIRECTIONAL HINT. Without it there's a lot of to and fro.
The ART in this game looks pretty good, but occasionally its ?clip art? origins show through, where the cut has been less than perfect. I find that sort of thing irritating, but I imagine most don?t.
The MUSIC is jazz, and it is very laid back and cruisy. There is no sense of urgency or danger in this adventure.
The game?s LENGTH will be determined more by how quick you are in HOS than anything else, it could go short or long.
NO BLING! ? collectibles or such. This is a low budget game, but not without its moments.
If you are like me and spoiled with all the brilliant HOPA?s out there, you?ll understand why I can?t recommend this game.
April 27, 2013
Liking It So Far!
I will be purchasing this game! The graphics were so amazingly sharp - love, love, LOVE that! So far the storyline seems to be cohesive and sensible. I love that this game has an interactive map. The hint meter doesn't take forever to recharge. I love that the areas of interest are highlighted by a static ball of sparkles - not just the hidden object scenes. I think that is a perfect feature for beginners, especially. The mini games were pretty cool and not so difficult. I just think this is an overall good game and it has held my interest enough for me to purchase it. I only expect things to continue to get better from there. Hope I'm not disappointed. Try it. I think you'll like it.
January 23, 2013
Lots and Lots Of Hidden Object Scenes
You really have to love hidden object games to play Deadly Voltage: Rise of the Invincible. I could not turn a corner without another hidden object scene. Way too much for me.
The music was ho hum. I don't mind jazz but that music loop became annoying. The graphs were good and the puzzles were challenging enough. Thank goodness for the skip button as I got bored with all the hidden object scenes and just wanted to get through the game so skipped some puzzles.
I have to agree with other posters, this game seemed to come out of the dusty vault of old timey HO games.
If you really like HO games you may like this one but I would wait for a DD before purchasing.
February 8, 2013
You Have To Play
This is a game worth playing, It has so many twist and turns
just when you think its about to end it just keeps going. A must for real players!
January 30, 2013
Good game - bad music
I enjoyed this game. I liked the story line, I liked the graphics and overall atmosphere.The puzzles were pretty good for the most part. Skipped a couple that I just found annoying. but most of them weren't difficult. Once you were finished in a general area, you didn't return to that area, so not a huge amount of backtracking. The HOs were pretty easy and at least there was some interactivity to many of them (find something and combine it with something else). I think there were maybe two or three times when I used the hint button in a HOS, The length of the game was very good.
The most annoying thing about the game was the music. It didn't fit the atmosphere of the game at all. A bit of not-so-great jazz. As another reviewer said, bad elevator music. It could have been SO much better and done something to enhance the game, not detract from it. Still, definitely worth playing.
March 12, 2013
Really an excellent game
This is a great game. Screens, music, sounds and playability are all excellent. Hidden object screens are fun and challenging. Puzzles are hard. Storyline is fairly easy to follow, and the "hint" button is there to lead you where you need to go. I was drawn into this game and had a ball playing it.
January 26, 2013
Boring blast of the past bombed for me
Blast from the past bombed out for me! I found the old way of list hidden objects boring. I love animation, interactivity, adventure in my games. Best Games have voice overs, colorful animated graphics, great storyline, HO done in different ways, not boring random items on a list. Best HO find objects that go together with animation, or replace objects. Sorry I will pass on this game.
January 22, 2013
Nine minutes of torture!
Hard to believe this game is from one of my favourite developers! I only lasted for 9 minutes of the Demo, and I have to say, it was quite painful...
They must have created this ten years ago and someone found it on a floppy disk...under a straw hat, beside an hourglass, surrounded by glasses, binoculars, apples, butterflies and a wrench...
The music was not at all related to the theme of the story, the HO scenes were merely a distraction, and the dialogue was moronic!
"There is a statue. It may have a secret compartment. Perhaps I will find something"
January 22, 2013