Shadows: Price for Our Sins
Intriguing New Game
I have only played the trial for this game. The Hallowe'en storyline is intriguing but I didn't feel like the game flowed as well as some others I have tried and I found the search for a code in the first HOG frustrating and ended up wasting trial time on it. Definitely a try before you buy game but interesting and challenging.
February 16, 2013
The game opens slowly, & I almost lost interest. But I stuck it out through the first 5 minutes of build-up & then it got interesting. The story line is not original, but the story was well told. I especially liked the woodcut styled silhouette artwork used in the cut scenes. There is no strategy guide, but the question mark button gives you the full solution to each puzzle. There were several hours of game play. I quite enjoyed the addition of the broken game pieces.
March 9, 2013
This is a well designed game that is fun to play. The story is interesting and is well told with a journal. (The journal could have been better designed, remembering where you were when you stopped. As it is, it goes back to the first page.) There is a map that shows where action is needed and allows jumps. The HINT button points where to go, too. The HOS all include some IA, and the puzzles are good. There is some back-and-forth, but it is not too much.
I would have given the game five stars except that it has a number of software glitches - sometimes things don't work as they should. One can get around them, but it is very annoying and shows a lack of proper QA.
March 9, 2013
What a Surprise
I just finished playing the game after purchasing it. I honestly don't know why did, but I played the demo, let it be for a few days, and decided to get it for some reason. I'm really glad I did. This is a sleeper and was a fantastic game. The fun factor was excellent. Many characters and things to do. It is just plain fun.
There is a map and a journal. The map I used like a bible, the journal not so much except to look up something. The map is interactive and will be your best friend for finding places needing things done and then getting there.
Although the graphics are a bit "cartoonish" instead of the realism which we have become accustom here of late, they are good graphics nonetheless. The sound is good, the music okay, but I did find the constant crying a bit much, but hey, it went along with the story. There are some voice overs which are well done and the reading is easy and you can sink yourself right into the story.
Do not let the cartoon like characters deceive you. This is a challenging game. The hidden objects scenes are sometimes down right hard and the mini games offer many challenges as well.
The story is good. It is a love story, but with intertwining characters that keep you interested and wondering what is going to happen next. It does have an ending which I love. Hate being left up in the air, but this one ends on a great note and allows one to finally relax after a hard night on the farm saving the souls of those who died long ago and your friends. Great line.
All in all great game and I highly recommend it.
June 16, 2013
Shadow: Price for Our Sins
This is a good long game with a good storyline, but...If you like to find things in the hidden object part of this game, forget it . The developers had too much fun hiding everything. I even had to find a walkthrough just to complete some of the hidden object scenes. That took the fun out of the game for me. I played the whole game hoping that the H.O. would get better. I had to use the hint button too much.
March 6, 2013
Did We Miss Halloween??
Shadows Price of Our Sins is an interesting SE game. Like others, I am surprised that it was not released as a Halloween game. A nice spooky game.
The Graphics are very good, with the exception of the IHOS where they seem to be a bit fuzzy or muted. Quite frankly, I had a difficult time finding objects except for the sparkles that appear when it seems we are having difficulty locating an item. Very different to see sparkles in the HOS parts of a game. Although there is no walkthrough at present for the game, the map and hint system are available and seem to provide all the help that is needed.
Although the music is very good, I had difficulty hearing the voice overs. I adjusted the music volume down and had the voice volume set at the highest level but the voice overs still seemed too low to hear clearly.
The storyline seems interesting. You are attending a Halloween party when the other guests disappear. This is a game with a story that is worth investigating and I think will hold my attention throughout the game. I like spooky, eerie games and this one seems very promising.
I think this is a very nice game and will be an interesting way to spend some time on a rainy afternoon. A definite replay is in order next Halloween!
February 16, 2013
Could Have, Would Have, Should Have
Played the full hour in hopes it would improve.
This could have been a good game, except that the wide screen option didn't work, the puzzles were just okay, the hos were shadowed and I didn't like having to move my pointer all over the scene to find the obscured objects.
This would have been a good game if the above were fixed as I rather liked the graphic 'old fashioned' style of the game. The story appeared to me quite different from the usual. I liked the map. And I liked the ? directions in the puzzles.
The developer really should have spent more time making sure the full screen/wide screen worked. Spent a bit more time on the hos and smoothed out the graphics. It's really quite old fashioned in that area.
Not for me, unfortunately.
February 16, 2013
I was reading the reviews here and am now curious of some thing, it seems like everyone agrees that the sound and graphics are fantastic, so I am now wondering is some thing wrong with my copy? When I played it, the voices were so low I couldn't even hear them, even with my speakers max volume. The graphics were alright, but a lot of the scenes were nothing but black and screams and other sounds, but still nothing but black. So a low score because again as I said a lot of the scenes were nothing just sounds.
March 22, 2013
Pretty Nice Game
Not my favorite, but for a easy breezy time this hits the spot. Some kids might even enjoy it. The child crying for her dog and the dog help make the atmosphere and helped to keep me interested. The interactive map was of great help. The HO's were good and the music too.
I would buy this game on a rainy day.
March 4, 2013
Could have been better
This was another example of rushing to put out another HO game, I was expecting something better.
February 17, 2013