Grim Facade: The Cost of Jealousy
Fun Hidden Object Games
I liked the little fox he was so cute. The plot is very good I just wished I had had a little more time to play it before my free trail had ran out. I liked everything about it. I enjoyed it a lot.
April 12, 2013
i didn,t except if this one will be best ,but i,m very sad i haven,t purchased the CE
April 8, 2013
Couldn't stop playing!
Everything was so much fun! Challenging games but not so much that I didn't want to finish them.
April 2, 2013
i like all if this series so far
this game finds you, the detective, being called in to find out what happened in the town and why a man was murdered. there is a diary but no map but you don't need one. hints/skips charge fast and tell you where to go. i enjoyed this game as much as the others. sequel....maybe. played casual and low sound. graphics are good.
May 10, 2013
Good and easy
Another good grim facade game. The music I turned down. The graphics are real good and has voice over.
The HOS are about like all the others. Nothing really new.
Hint works good and you have other things to find throughout the game.
It is a ERS game so that tells it all.
I'm surprised this one came out so soon after the CE.
I really was surprised how easy this one was. The flow was good and not that bad taking you all over the place.
Good game just nothing really new.
March 29, 2013
This is a keeper!
I only played through the demo, which is why it gets 4 stars and not 5, but will certainly end up buying this one just to see how it turns out. It has an intriguing storyline -- all about murder, jealousy and secrets. So far, interesting but fairly easy puzzle and HOS -- but I played the demo in casual mode rather than the two more challenging levels. So although my review is perhaps making this game sound too easy, the storyline kept my interest. Typical good graphics as we've come to expect from ERS, as well as realistic voiceovers. Nothing annoying that I've found so far. It's a keeper for me!
March 29, 2013
Great Quality. Short Game. Bad Ending.
REVIEW OF COMPLETED GAME
?Cause I liked the trial, I decided to purchase this game on sale, and I really enjoyed it, but I was disappointed in 2 things:
1) The game was very short, even for me
2) The game?s ending wasn?t very good, and looked like it should have continued (This is what the CE is for!)
The story was really good though, and was originally what attracted me to the game as I love a good old-fashioned murder mystery. The story takes many twists and turns and has an unexpected conclusion (even if it was an open end) and I really appreciated this story. I also enjoyed the little fennec fox that occasionally popped up from time to time. That being said, I still wasn?t impressed with the length of this story, my estimate being 2-3 hours of gameplay, which simply is not enough.
As is custom with the current ERS games these days, there were 2 different types of HOS: Junkpile & Silhouette. Both were good and challenging, with silhouette being the most challenging for me. I found myself constantly using the hint for that!
The junkpile HOS features 2-3 extra step objects per scene, with two collectable fans in each scene also. The fans are used for instant hints, which you can use at any time, otherwise you must wait for the hint to recharge.
The puzzles were a mixture of good and hard. To my surprise, I was able to complete most of them. There were multiple sucker dart puzzles, which I enjoyed. There were some of the puzzles, for example, the chain puzzle, that I didn?t like though and found to be too hard. One annoying thing that I feel I have the obligation to point out: If you leave the puzzle accidently, the skip button resets and it has to charge again!!
The graphics and voice-overs were standard for ERS games these days. Everything was clear and the artwork was well done. Voice-overs were not over-done, luckily, as I cannot stand over-acting. Overall, standard. I can?t complain
- Diary to keep track of events
- No map
- Suspect file, which is located in the Diary. Keeps track of suspects, motives and evidence.
- Fast recharging hint and skip, although the skip resets if you exit out of the puzzle. There are some fans to collect that give you instant hints.
- Collectable coins to buy items. You can find coins scattered throughout the game or win some in the sucker dart game.
Overall, I was extremely impressed with the story and quality of this game, but very disappointed with the length. This game gets a four overall, although I give it 5 for enjoyment.
June 3, 2013
Without the bonus Collector's Edition adventure,
The story is not complete.
It won't come full circle unless one plays the CE.
April 28, 2013
I wish that I had waited to purchase this game after I found out that ERS games are on sale.
I really enjoyed the game itself. I got the collectors edition mainly for the strategy guide.
However, when I got to the bonus game.... I found a glitch. There are two square pieces that go on a suitcase so that it will open. One has a tree and the other has a sun. Be careful, if you place these on the wrong symbols - the squares will be placed but then .... nothing. The cursor remains the viewing only not the hand to pick them up and put them in the correct place. :(
Play the game but if you mess up the bonus - you have to replay the game again to unmess up the bonus. - no reset button here :)
I recommend the collectors edition if you need the strategy guide like me. Overall the main game was a lot of fun to me. The bonus is not so much.
April 22, 2013
This game was fun with different HO,s throughout the game which is good cuz it makes it so it?s not repetitive and boring. The hit recharges quickly however you do have a certain amounts of hints you can use but not to worry I finish with tons left in fact I only had to use my hints a couple of times. The story line is good. Voice overs were good. The puzzles where good some a bit easy but still fun others were not too hard and not too easy so really good. There is very little back tracking if at all so that was a plus for me. To be honest I really enjoyed the game and if it hadn?t been for the length of the game it would have gotten a 5 star review from me but I found the game to be quite short as I believe I finished in under 3.5 hours and I wanted to keep playing so that was disappointing to me. I wasn?t crazy about the very very end but it wasn?t bad I think part of it is just that I wanted more lol.
Well if you want a nice relaxing, fun game to play this is a good one in my opinion so?.Enjoy everyone!
May 15, 2013