Cursed Fates: The Headless Horseman
Excellent HO Adventure game
Loved, loved, loved this game, it is now my new favorite.
You are Constable Crane, detective sent to investigate murders in the town of Sleepy Hollow. Like someone stated earlier, this is so close to the Johnny Depp movie 'Sleepy Hollow' that it`s not funny. The characters even look like the ones in the movie, and plot is same, just which this game was longer.
It has 5 Chapters, each has a murdered person killed by the headless horseman, so because of that you may not want young children to play this game.
You of course will have back tracking, but each chapter will be confined to that chapter, and there is about 3-5 scenes in each chapter.
The hint system feels rapidly, and works in both HO scenes and out. No map, but don`t need one. Hint is very helpful and shows where to go and where it needs to be done.
HO scenes: sometimes have interactive items. Some of the HO scenes you will find the items both from a word list and from a picture list. After you find them you will then have to find one more special item which will go in your inventory list.
You will find special 'horseshoes' trophies which you can then buy 'special items' which does nothing for the game, but just adds time, and allows you to 'buy', such as a finger print kit, camera, uniform, etc. and you never use these.
Has a diary, but not useful, but good reading, tells history of the horseman.
Each murdered person wants you to find something for them and in return gives you something useful, which is used quite rapidly, so you won`t have a lot of stuff in your inventory.
Puzzles: some of the same and some different, I only skipped a couple, some puzzles I just don`t like to do, that`s just me.
I played in the easy mode, and game still longer than 5 hrs.
Normally, I won`t give good reviews if game doesn`t have a stragety guide with it, I can`t see paying more for the guide when a lot of games come with it, but this was ok.
I did download the guide as I had a problem in chapter 5 with the fireplace, but that was only time I needed it and could have kicked myself when I found out what I needed to do.
Other than the murdered people(which you never see them killed) a very entertaining game, again wish it was longer as I could have played all day and not be the least bit bored.
Thank you Fenemen games.
I need to see if they have any more Cursed Fates games.
February 7, 2013
Great Fun - Moves fast
I just finished doing the try me of this game and had a blast. I will purchase it today. The game follows the storyline of Sleepy Hollow and all that entails. It moves along very nicely and at a comfortable pace. The games are fun and not all that easy to do. You move around the game some but you don't get confused as to where you are supposed to go and what you are doing. The help button is nice when needed. In all I found this game one I want to play again and again. Hope you do too!!
February 6, 2013
Happy Hidden Horseshoes
I bought this game in CE version and loved it. The atmosphere, music and graphics are spooky and set the tone and the mood. It's a good long game and took me several hours of play over days to complete it. It's got a good mix of HOs and fragHOs and minis that aren't too difficult.
Agree with the others. Crane looks like Johnny Depp, which made it even more fun. Loved searching for the horseshoes and getting ready to play it again. I didn't find all of them the first time, not even close. Will have to look harder.
Thanks for a great and highly enjoyable game.
February 7, 2013
First review I've written, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this game. Can't put my finger on it, but I must own dozens of hidden object games, and this is one of my favorites. Good voice acting, effective music and graphics, just the right level of difficulty, and though I tend to play for the gameplay and puzzles and don't generally pay too much attention to the storyline, this one really had me interested in the outcome.
Game is divided into chapters, which I really appreciated because it gave me a convenient stopping point, and the chapters take place in one general vicinity, which means you're never wandering aimlessly. Length is just right -- I occasionally encounter games that go on too long and grow tiresome, but here I found myself looking forward to each new chapter.
HO scenes alternated between standard "list" HO and "picture of the item" HO, the puzzles were difficult enough to make me think, but not too difficult to make me skip out of frustration, and the game itself flowed nicely, with an occasional stumper (for me) now and then.
A very well-crafted game made by a developer who seems to know exactly what game-players enjoy.
February 10, 2013
hidden object game
LOVED IT!!!great graphics. characters very authentic. storyline great. good game for all. thanks BIG FISH.
February 7, 2013
Play It If You Love Sleepy Hollow Stories!
I was skeptical when I tried the trial version of the standard game. Since I had played "Sleepy Hollow' by EGames a few years ago, I was doubtful I would enjoy another Sleepy Hollow HO.
But I was surprised. This game is a little on the easy side and only has two modes and I must admit I did have to use a hint or two to figure out what it was I needed to combine in inventory in a few places.
The puzzles are fun and I played this game twice so far. They aren't hard and very easy to figure out what you need to do without asking the 'help' button.
There are a good dose of HOS in this game and I really loved the depth of those scenes and sometimes just lingered in them to take in the view.
I played through twice because the first time around though I collected about 56 of those little horseshoe rewards I didn't have enough to 'buy' everything in the end. A fun challenge to try to find them all.
This game is more intune with the movie Sleepy Hollow as far as the characters and look alikes #sort of# actors that stared in Tim Burden's Sleepy Hollow. I thought the judge certaintly did favor Christopher Lee from that movie. Or at least the character type in the mind of Tim Burden.
There isn't a map, but you won't need one, since you will have to back track to previous scenes to finish up some scenes or to find a new object that wasn't there before.
Great Fun! You won't get lost! I don't always use maps and since this game blocks off most areas once you are really finished with them then it's not necessary.
I was pleasantly surprised by this game and all the HOS and many are interactive.
Really liked it!
Buy it, it's worth the standard version price, I wish I had gotten the CE if it had more gameplay, as I didn't want it to end.
February 10, 2013
I really like this game but I wish you could skip all the decapitations.
November 10, 2013
The Best Game I Ever Played on Big Fish
Years ago I bought The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and up until now it was one of my favorite games. This game however, I have to say, blows all the other ones away. The graphics, the storyline, the games, the hidden objects, the hint button, just everything about this game was first class. I want to thank whoever created this game you are brilliant and for giving me hours of pleasure. I did not want this game to end.
February 23, 2013
Tried the trial and got very absorbed in it,so i decided to buy it. It had a lot of spooooky scenes. Graphics were beautiful.I like a mixture of normal hos and frag objects.The hos weren't too hard to find but hard enough. I class this one with my favorite game Return to Ravenhearst.I didn't have to strain my brain for the puzzles.Well that's my thoughts on the game.Happy fishing to all you fisherman.Ronald
February 13, 2013
From the moment it began I was captivated. The voiceovers were superb. I especially liked The Tune of Revenge with Poe's Once Upon a midnight Dreary. I listened to that multiple times and will listen to it again. I wish the voiceover was included with the music in the bonus section.
I did have occasional glitches with the mac version crashing during cut scenes but I was not deterred.
February 9, 2013