Cursed Fates: The Headless Horseman
Watch out for your head!
I read some of the other reviews and used a free coupon to get the game. I was surprised how much I actually liked it. It's not an extremely challenging game but, but I did need to us the blog to get the end of chapter 5.
5 chapter total
collectible horseshoes, that you can use to buy stuff to decorate your office.. they are not easy to find and i didn't manage to find all of them. Assuming that there are enough horses in the game to get all the trophies in the office I count 125. I found 76. SPOILER::: they are in HO scenes too. The game was enough to keep me interested all day and was happy that the mini-games were not too hard, I managed not to skip any of them and only used 1 hint in the entire game on casual mode. Although the story of sleepy hollow is grim, this is not bloody. The horseman shows up in a bubble then a flash of lightning, then you see a body always face down with no head. But there is no blood spatter all over and all the gore. I would recommend it to people who like the theme or want to spend a relaxing day playing a game without constantly racking their brain and getting stuck. It is pretty straight forward but fun and I liked the different hos types. I may replay to see if I can get more horseshoes, I don't know I have a few more credits that are going to expire soon so I may check another game out first. Back when hidden object games were new on the market I play the game mill version of Sleepy Hollow and loved it, it was much longer and played that one several times to see how fast i could get through and my accuracy etc. I still play that one from time to time but I could see this becoming one that I would play over, the other ones that I like that I have played more than once are the Awakening's Series and and There were 2 or 3 where so girl when back in time to her past lives and spirit of mystery amber maiden was my favorite.
October 2, 2013
Full Of Charm
I didn't expect this game to be as good as it is
Crisp, clear visuals....garphics full of charm
Yes- you run allover the place- but that's part of the fun
In a world where many games have become formulamatic-
this stands out
I'm not through yet & I give it 3 1/2 worms
~~~~swimming back to game
September 15, 2013
It's a good game, but not in my Top 10!
I always love playing games that are based on Sleepy Hollow! However, I must admit that there were several times where I found myself either bored or frustrated because a few places just didn't follow a logical sequence.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad game, I just think a little more could have been done with it to make it a great game! The graphics were nice, I never had technical problems with it and I really liked the "extras" that you'll find through out playing.
I would recommend this to other while making sure to note that there may be a few places that just drive you nuts. :)
Good luck to those who play!
September 7, 2013
I loved the movie, so I decided it won't hurt to play the game as well. I must say, Ichabod Crane really does look like Johny Depp :D
I enjoyed it but it could have been better.
April 25, 2013
Fun but Typical
This game is your standard, well-done hidden object game. No novel gameplay, but everything is as it should be.
March 18, 2013
very nice graphics and stayed true to the story. good fluid motions, not a lot of running to the begining then back. really fun puzzles. overall i really liked it hours of fun. i would recommend it to all. thanks again Big Fish Games.
March 3, 2013
Wish I'd gotten the Collector's Edition, but the regular version was still great. The clues were well-planned and presented a nice challenge. I'd definitely recommend this game!
February 9, 2013
Love the Story Line
Over all a fun way to spend some time! Wanted to keep playing to see what happened next. I did not over think the game, just commenting on how much fun I had playing the game
February 8, 2013
Didn't loose my head....
Played the SE and tried this one to find any differences:
Yes, there are still golden horseshoes to find with which we can buy (!) "achievements". In this case the term "achievements" is misleading, as you actually can buy furnishings for your office....
Didn't really hook me... Tried this game, because I loved the movie. And really, the Constable Crane character looks a bit like Johnny Depp...
Graphics are Ok. Lots of cluttered HOS (some items really very well hidden!), some not very challenging minigames. Hint is also useful outside the HOS. 2 playmodes to choose from, I played the 2nd. But even in this mode, there is too much handholding; glints and glitters everywhere. Attached to the inventory you have a section in which some items have to be combined.
We have no map, but that's not too bad, as found items are used soon. This game ends conclusively with the defeat of the headless horseman. The bonus chapter, offered in the CE isn't really necessary.
I don't know exactly what it is, but this game didn't keep me playing...
February 6, 2013
Task Oriented Hidden Object Game (HOG)
Beautiful graphics. Great voice-overs. Soft background music fits the storyline. Journal has diary and list of clues. No map. Outside of Hidden Object Scenes (HOS), hint points to direction needed to travel. Collect golden horseshoes in each scene. Combine inventory items to create needed objects. Easy puzzles. Objects in HOS are well camouflaged, which is a plus for me.
The story is important to me, but the story got lost with all of the HOS/puzzles. You meet ghosts who ask you to do them a favor so their souls can rest. You have a fire to put out, but before you can put it out, there are several HOS and puzzles, plus a lot of back and forth traveling. You are asked to hurry, so you can save lives, but again, you're too busy doing HOS and puzzles. Those lives are lost.
This game also has items from other time periods. There were no record players in 1799; they hadn't been invented yet.
If the story is not important to you, this game might be a lot of fun. Try the demo first.
February 6, 2013