Nightmare Adventures: The Turning Thorn
wanted to like it but just didn't do it for me
I really tried to like this game but ended up just giving up, I skipped all the games. fortunately the hint button while slow was helpful or I would not have known what to do. the story line was okay but the game was dark, games were too hard, the pictures helped but were confusing for me since the game and the picture hint did not always seem to match up. unfortunately I am sorry I bought this one and can't recommend it.
October 10, 2013
This game was a little strange. It kept my interest, but had some glitches. I am on a newer computer now and when I got the meteor it was not indicated in my inventory. The hint button would point to the empty spot where the meteor would be sitting in my inventory, but I could not pick it up or see it to use it.
I would use a free game point for this, but only if I knew it would run without glitches.
March 19, 2013
Good length of play, some challenging puzzles...some harder some easier...got a few jumps...good graphics and I would say more positive to this game and much less negative but, I'll keep this short and simple & say it was OK. I've played some other games I got into much more and enjoyed more. However, I would say it's worth trying the trail and decide for yourselves.
Have a good one. :)
March 18, 2013
I have no excuse. I played for an hour. Things were going fair to middling. I liked the first Nightmare Adventure, so I let that, rather than the actual playing of the second game, affect my purchase. Now I resent the free credit I used.
This is a hidden object game only in so far as there are objects you look for, one in this room, one in that. You have a PDA(think diary) and a camera that photographs clues
You have a set of locations that you work in that are self contained till the next level of the story. You travel through that set repeatedly, repeatedly, repeatedly.
The puzzles were either way out of my league (Hey, folks, Einstein I'm not!) or just not working correctly. I ended up skipping most of them out of shear frustration. Maybe they needed more and better instructions. Maybe being able to post the photos you take along the way next to the pertinent puzzle would help. There has to be a better way to set this up.
The art work is good, the story is lame. There's plenty of back and forth over those limited locations. Eventually you have worked all of the puzzles, but many show up only after repeated visits to the room/location they are in. There are a lot of possible plot points in the trial period, but little actual information. And it doesn't get better as you go along. (Please note: I did not use the word "progress.")
I am past the end point of the trial period, but not to the end of the game. I don't know if I'll ever finish. I play to relax, to be challenged, for distraction. Raising my blood pressure this far is not what I look for in a game.
Now I'm going back to play the first game and see if I was dillusional the first time around.
January 26, 2013
This game is so, so... I think that we could it done without the loading, is to slow. the items are to hard to find and the clues can't be understood. All in all I think this was a ba purshase for me.
February 7, 2013
Nighmare Adventures: The Turning Thorn
Did not care for this game. It was very poor quality and too many complicated puzzles. Skip button took forever. Sorry
January 26, 2013
No adventure here!
I do occasionally like straight adventure games, but mostly like the combo of adventure, HOG, FROG, etc. This game is pretty much adventure. Graphics were nice, game play good. Didn't run across any HOGs during demo. Hint system the usual.
This game seemed to be a bit old school. A lot of running back and forth to the same location, a lot of clicking. I don't care to have my hand held through a game, but this was a game without any real direction or explanation of what is happening. No I did not buy the first game either, so maybe that's my problem.
Anyway, the game drug along too slowly for me and had no real challenge. Therefore, I will not be buying it, even with the great sale going on this weekend. There are very few games that I don't find some reason to recommend purchase, but this is not one of them. Too bad, I really need to get rid of some credits.
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may find it quite enjoyable. Thanks for the reviews.
January 26, 2013
I really hated this game
There were too many mini-games with strange symbols and some that were too hard, even with the walkthrough. A lot of the scenes from the first Nightmare Adventure were used again including the odious child with her whining and demands. I had to take the headphones off to get away from her voice. The best part of the game was when it ended and it looks like there will be a third game to continue this story. Good thing I used a bonus free game code and didn't waste my money.
January 28, 2013
This one had me frustrated from the very beginning. It didn't hold my interest long enough to finish the trial version. The puzzles were silly.
The cursor turns into an eyeball indicating you should examine something further. But when you click on an object you only get a silly comment.
This boring game is not for me.
January 29, 2013
Did not enjoy
I did not like this game at all!!
January 31, 2013