Nightmare Adventures: The Turning Thorn
I found this game to be boring and just too weird. definitely not one of my favorites. this is the worst one I've played yet and I absolutely love hidden object games.
January 27, 2013
Pa-thetic, and boring. Pathetic and boring. Pathetic and boring.
January 27, 2013
Only lasted 30 minutes before I deleted it! Not as good as The Witch's Prison, which I really enjoyed.
January 26, 2013
I thought I had played the worst game ever before, but not true, this one was!!!!! Never saw one HOG, puzzel games never told me what I was supposed to do at all. If it was listed somewhere I could not find any in one hour of play. Sound I would not know about because I always turn it off.
January 26, 2013
great adventure game!!!
I am an older fan of adventure games, and I must say, I havent been able to find a good game in a long time, but this is the best game I have played in years!..like the Myst collection of games, this game takes you on an adventure full of challenging puzzles and great story line. I, for one, do not enjoy hidden object games, and this is surely not one of them. I want to give great kudos to the developers and hope they have more games like this coming in the future. I will buy every one!! If you like solving puzzles, you will love this game as much as I do. I highly recommend buying this game!
May 19, 2013
A Unique Challenge
If you love puzzles, you'll love this game. I was glad to see it was not just a rehash of other games, and required the player to use logic and thinking to progress...this was not a 'find the crowbar' or 'insert the proper shape' kind of game, it was challenging, thoughtful and snarky and sarcastic to boot!
May 5, 2013
Convoluted storyline and cryptic puzzle hints
After playing the intro several times and getting about halfway through the game, I still had NO idea what the heck was going on. The storyline makes no sense at all. The puzzles initially look quite good, but are absolutely counter-intuitive, i.e. there's no way to figure out what to do or how to solve it without using hints. And the single hint you get for every puzzle is useless. They don't say how to solve it, just solve it accoring to some picture or other. You have to read the mind of the programming staff to figure out what they were thinking in order to solve the puzzles. Not a good game.
May 3, 2013
If your'e Good at Chess...
No junk pile hidden object scenes.
You find needed objects in locations and after completing puzzles.
The game play isn't padded with lots of long animated cut scenes, collectibles or achievements.
Old fashioned type of adventure game (Myst,Riven -> lite). Not like newer adventure games (The Longest Journey) I consider basically dialogue driven interactive movies.
You need to turn up the volume on your computer to hear it well.
I'm not interested in music, but the audio in the game fits well.
So far no map is needed since objects and puzzles are grouped in only a few scenes at a time. No walking long distances.
The theme is rather dark. But, I haven't encountered any startling instances.
Lots of reading to further the story line.
Skip Button and Hints for puzzles.
Lots of puzzles to solve to attain necessary objects required to continue. Puzzles run the gamut from easy to moderate depending on you abilities at games like chess. By that I mean, many puzzles need planning steps ahead and just plain figuring out what is required to solve it. There is a strategy guide available to purchase if necessary. I am well into the game and have managed to get by without any guide. The Hint button in the game works with puzzles and can help without solving the puzzle for you. But it's much more fun to be patient and figure out what to do yourself without using the Hints. I enjoy a game with a bit of a challenge and one I can take my time with.
I do find myself taking many breaks unlike some games where I tend to rush through them. I don't know if that would be considered a negative or positive.
I consider this one of the better BF games I've played because of the level of thought required.
April 7, 2013
Long Scarey Adventure
I absolutely loved this game! The continuing story from previous game Witches Prison picking up a few weeks from where we left off. The story was fantastical and kept me enchanted like a good book one can't put down. It is quite a long game and the puzzles are many and challenging. Many consisted of unique twists to the old standby adventure game puzzles that made it all the more fun and kept me on my toes. I was never bored in the game ever.
Instead of "collecting" clues and having to read them in the middle of a puzzle, you are given a camera to take pictures of the clues. This happens automatically for you. I found this a nice change. The clues where all very helpful but still many quite challenging to figure out what they meant. My applause for the developers.
There are some humorous events. e.g. click on the qupie doll enough times the character finally says "I'm not taking it home already so quite trying to get me to pick it up." haha Also if you are randomly trying objects in your inventory for a puzzle you get some very funny comments for the wrong ones.
Some not so good things: If you minimize the game, upon reopening it reverts to the pregame menu and loads textures. This takes quite some time and is annoying (at least 30 seconds). In a few instances, the textures did not load and I was left with a white screen with some black outlines. I was able to minimize and reopen and in some cases this fixed the problem but I had to wait again the 30 seconds for the textures to re-populate. Again annoying. In one instance I had to close and restart the game, all the while with that sinking feeling that I would have to restart at the beginning if the game bugged out.Luckily it turned out ok.
There are a few misspellings but hardly noticeable. There was one instance where the game said I was hovering over something which was on the other side of the room which was a bit confusing as I needed to use an object and it kept saying I was somewhere else. Sorry I cannot remember where (in a room in the compound somewhere)
All in all this was by far one of the best and inventive games I have played. If the minimize issue was fixed I would be jumping up and down and submit for best game award.
teaser: It has a cliffhanger ending
March 31, 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