Lake House: Children of Silence
Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Take A Vacation ....
Murder, intrigue, sibling dead, poison and a heck of a mess to clean up. Doesn't anyone BBQ and swim anymore?
I thoroughly enjoyed my snowy afternoon playing this HOG. The puzzles were fun but not too difficult. I did have to use a hint on a couple of them. Hey, I am mentally inept at balancing coloured balls. No, really ... it's true ... there's a website about this - tee hee.
Graphics were great. Loved the cut away scenes. I really like HOGs that have a cinema texture to them. Background tunes were good. I am looking forward to the sequel ... you know they are going to do one.
February 19, 2013
I played a few minutes of the demo and bought this game. Conflicted, handsome Henry; his beloved, Anne; her presumed dead brother, Tommy and the masked villian adventure through fantastically executed scenes in imaginative locations.(Could have done without the dead whale at the boat.) The music is appropriate and character dialog is short, to the point and can be clicked through. There is a delay for over-clicking in the gorgeous, clever interactive (click here to find this to do that) HOs. I thought at first that the grayness of the artwork would make this game dull, but after a few minutes, I realized that this watercolor look certainly enhanced the look of every scary scene.
February 15, 2013
based on the Demo, Great Game
I've only gotten to play the demo, but this game had the workings to become one of my favorite. The storyline has stuck in my head, the hidden object scenes weren't too challenging, and neither were the puzzles, but it was far from boring.
February 13, 2013
Great Game Overall
This game was a pleasure. Beautiful scenery, easy-to-follow story, fast game play, and a happy ending. The only thing that would improve it would be to purchase the collectors edition!
February 9, 2013
Very Nice Game
This game was a big hit with me. The graphics are great and the length is a bit on the long side. Go can't go wrong here.
February 8, 2013
Welldone SE version!!!!
Waited for the release as a SE and purchased it immediately!! Liked this game: Eerie atmosphere, good (although wellknown) story, clear graphics. 2 modes to choose. We have a tasklist, a very helpful journal and a map (not interactive). Found items are used soon. 14 chapters. Hint refills fast. Lots of HOS and puzzles, both not very challenging but fun. Didn't purchase this one as a SE, as the bonus contend wasn't sufficient for me: No collectables or achievments.This is really a high recommendable SE game!!
January 23, 2013
An hour was long enough for me to decide to purchase this game. I am more intrigued by the storyline than anything else. I definitely want to see where it goes and how it ends. Although there is a map, it's not interactive, which displeases me. It does, however, let you know where you are and if there are tasks to be performed there. The hint meter charges quickly in casual mode. The mini games, thus far, are relativley simple. I did not care for the visuals too much because I prefer them to be sharp. Normally that is a definite deterent for me. But as stated earlier, the storyline was enough to convince me to buy. It is definitely well worth the hour to make an informed decision.
January 23, 2013
Good Game - This one really surprised me!
The storyline is compelling and I had to know how it turned out. Starting the demo, I thought it was just another gloomy game with dilapidated buildings to rummage around in. I WAS WRONG! I really liked the two characters who postpone their wedding to solve the mystery. The voices are well-acted and actually sound sincere. They start their search at the old family home. Then there's a kidnapping and the adventure begins.
There's a task list and a map that doesn?t allow jumping. Inventory is used within a location or two so it?s not an issue. The journal is helpful, hint recharges quickly, puzzles are simple and HOS are somewhat interactive. Graphics are good but the scenes are drab and grey, which usually turns me off. However, the story drew me in and I bought the game to find out what happens to Ann and her little brother. I might have passed on this one. Glad that I didn't. Give it a try!
January 24, 2013
Finally a good game.....
I played the game on hard mode. I did find most puzzles on the easy side but it did have a few that surprised me. The best thing about this game is the graphics, they are great!!! Wonderfully drawn and it SHOWS. Another thing is the ending it is actually good for a change and the story line had me guessing for a bit. Which is VERY unusual nowdays. The HO scenes are clear, the music and sound effects work with the game and complement it. I just loved the graphics. FINALLY someone took the time to come up with great scenes, a decent storyline and some good puzzles . The game is a long one for a SE with many places to go. The game ran perfectly for me with no problems. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was because some puzzles are very easy with no challenge, but don't let that stop you from trying the demo.
February 2, 2013
A good SE
I demo'd the CE but it didn't grab me enough so waited for this version then bought it.
It is a good SE as my review title says....fun to play, nice graphics and good story. I would probably have given it 5 stars if the puzzles and HOs had been a bit more challenging.
January 28, 2013