Cursed Fates: The Headless Horseman
The Good, Bad and Ugly
If you haven't seen the movie, this is not a terrible game. I only did the trial, and there are obviously no surprises here, but the level of game challenge is decent. For me that makes the play interesting. The graphics are acceptable with some nice scences. This is good.
One thing that continues to bother me with these type of games is the lack of consistancy. Why do I have to pass two ladders in order to find a hidden one? And why can't I use these ladders to get the scyth on the windmill or the bag hanging in the tree? Why do I have to find a ruler to open a latch when I have a stick? And why, oh why, did the object I had a minute ago dissapear when I could still use it to perform the current task? This, to me, is the bad.
Please never watch the Johnny Depp version of this tale if you don't want this to seem like a total rip off. The faces and actions are taken right out of the movie. And what the heck is a Victrolla doing in the 18th century anyway? Ugly!
March 22, 2013
The Headless Rockinghorse Man
So many glowing reviews: The graphics! The storyline! The dialogue! The ending! Johnny Depp! Wow, I thought this game was going to be great---but it was, at best, average. I agree with many of the reviewers that there were too many HOs and the puzzles were far too easy. The worn-out "piano playing puzzle" that is in just about every single game I have ever played was actually given a new twist by being so mindnumblingly easy I think my cat was snickering. But the worst thing (or maybe the best because I laughed every time I saw it) was that horseman rocking away across the scenes with his little puppet arm sawing up and down. I am laughing again just writing about it! Oh man, those devs went to the Way-Back Machine for that one.
I still would recommend this game for a DD or a freebie---it was fun and passed the time---but I don't think it deserves the raving reviews.
April 17, 2013
I don't usually comment on games, but I was so disappointed in this one, I just had to. I really wanted to like this game, because of the story. Found myself wishing it would end. Far too lineal....I like wandering around and figuring out what to do next and where to go, this game does not allow you to do that. The puzzles were way too easy...seemed like some of them did it for you. A couple of the hidden object games had a bit of a challenge of finding an object. Over all, I found the game very disappointing, even the story line waned a bit.
February 28, 2013
Meh, nothing to write home about
I don't really know what all the fuss is about with this game. I didn't think the graphics were that great and the story line is typical. It just wasn't a grabbing game for me.
February 7, 2013
BUYER BEWARE -- THIS GAME IS SO DARK YOU CANNOT FIND HIDDEN OBJECTS
I only got this game because I had a "free game" from buying others.....I played the 1st hour of this, and thought it would be alright since it was my free game....Let me tell you, after the 1st hour you realize how Horrendous and boring this is!!!!
The story line is ok, but it really gets Lost because the Game is SO DARK (and I used an App to lighten the screen) you could NOT find items...So you have to wait for the hint to run out....Actually, Big Fish should PAY US to play this Torturous GAME....BUY BEWARE!!!!
February 22, 2013
ARRRGGGHHHH..... more pictures to match in HOS! Is this the new wave of hidden object games... silhouettes and pictures? If it is, I guess I'll have to find something else to do before bed. Luckily, I have plenty of books to read.
May 25, 2013
Cursed Fates the headless horseman
The story line on this game was brutal. The headless horseman rode around killing people.
The game was so dark, I couldn't find the objects in the hidden object games. I hated it. It was a complete waste of my money.
September 7, 2013