Brink of Consciousness: The Lonely Hearts Murders Collector's Edition
Not much of a challenge, too much dialogue, graphics were pretty tired. Overall very disappointing for the size of the file and my expectations
November 27, 2012
Old Fashioned Game
I was really looking forward to one that resembled Brink of Consciousness Dorian Gray Syndrome. However, this one reminded me of the older games that I used to play. I like those games, but not enough to buy another one.
I thought that there were too many cut scenes, and I could not click through them without skipping the whole scene. I am an impatient sort, and tend to read it faster than they speak it. And, the characters moving to the edge of the screen took too long for me. At least in the older ones, you could double click to move them faster.
I did like the game play. Was a bit too easy though. The music was nice for this kind of game. Really kept in the mood.
Overall, not a game I will be buying, but someone else might enjoy it.
November 18, 2012
Jury was out until the bonus chapter...
There is so much I dislike about this game, but the worst thing is that you can't click through the voice overs. You have to either skip the dialogue and cut scenes entirely or listen to long, and I mean LONG, stretches of dialogue (in fake English accents that are excrutiatingly bad). The story/scenery/dialogue/music were all a mishmash of things that didn't fit together but I just tried to focus on actual gameplay which I enjoyed - good HOS, easy but fun puzzles - then I got to the bonus chapter. Just check out the forum for tech issues and you will see what I mean. This game is glitchy!!! Uninstalling/reinstalling didn't work and you can't start the bonus chapter again without playing the whole game over. I wish I hadn't bought it.
November 29, 2012
Dorian Gray was one of the most fun games, and this follow is such a disappointment. The game gets rather tedious and the story gets boring. not worth buying the CE.
December 2, 2012
There is just too much spoken text, and no way to get it to move on more quickly other than skipping the whole scene. At one point the main character says:"I've had enough of this" and I must agree. The mini games are different, but not challenging. I'm about half way through and am really losing the will to live with the voice overs. I shall just press skip from now on.
November 19, 2012
NOT MUCH HIDDEN OBJECT GAMES
GAME IS MOSTLY TALKING NOT MANY HIDDEN OBJECT GAMES. KINDA BORING LOST INTREST LONG TIME AGO i JUST WANTED TO GET IT OVER WITH WHEN GOT TO THE END
November 19, 2012
Good, but the puzzles were too easy
I likes all the details, but puzzles were to easy
November 18, 2012
Too much Narrative!
Good story but way to much talking, I just started skipping which made the game shorter. I liked the interactive HOS. The visual was too dark and sometimes hard to see. Too much skipping. I would suggest SE
April 29, 2013
Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk!
I actually turned off the sound after a while because I couldn't bear to listen to these characters anymore. The game was ok but the characters did nothing but talk. The dialog went on for hours, no sorry, many minutes at a time. If you wanted to watch a Masterpiece Theater type of who-dunnit with a little bit of game thrown in, this is your buy. Some of the puzzles were interesting and eventually we get to the point. But this game could have benefited from a map and a good editor.
April 27, 2013
Reading a long-winded detective fiction
It's interesting at the very beginning. But I found there's too much words and dialogue. I feel like I was reading a detective fiction more than playing a game.
Too much information from characters. Once I skipped few of their dialogue, I feel I am no longer with the story immediately and lost my objective. When I have played through Chapter 1, that's already very tired for me on people's talking.
I want a game can be played smoothly but the long dialogue paused the gameplay.
The story might be not bad. But I just reached the limit of my patience to complete the game. Perhaps I will pick it up again someday.
April 24, 2013