Cursed Fates: The Headless Horseman
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
This game is a bit too much like many of the other games I have found here. I almost know what is going to happen.
In too many of these games there is a car or a horse drawn coach parked outside of an elaborate gate. There is something inside the car or coach and something inside the trunk, or a chest. There is a bridge that catches fire or blows up or falls down when you try to cross it.
Some of the scenes looked like they were just copied from other games and changed a bit. Same scene, different tree, same scene different horse, same scene different demon. You get the picture.
Having said that, it's not that bad in itself. I like these sorts of games and I may buy this one. I just have to get over the yawn factor when it comes to sameness.
February 8, 2013
Not a good game
it was alright but halfway through I thought do I care? not really and the HO it was very dark and the putting of objects that did not exsist in that day and the beheading of the people should have been scary but I just laughed and thought were was the blood it should have been all over the place but there was nothing.The game was OK but a bit perdantic in places would I recomend this game no not really.
March 29, 2013
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