Fear For Sale: Nightmare Cinema
Good game for the day.
Game is good. Has voice over and good graphics. Music is fine.
Has a good flow to it without to much running all over the place. The HOS have 2 ways to play them which is cool. They are good. The puzzles can really be challenging. Some easy and some not. The hint button works good. Most of the fear for sale games are all alike in the way they are played and the storyline.
The game is short.
I did not play the CE it may be better. This one is good just not great. A little predictable for me.
May 3, 2013
Still an exciting adventure!!!! :)
Review is based on playing the complete CE and the demo of this one.
As a reporter for the ?Fear for Sale?- Magazine, your investigations are leading you to an old cinema, where the whole audience disappeared? Story is very thrilling, graphics are a bit old fashioned, but wellmade, clear and detailed.
4 modes to choose from: casual, normal, hard and custom (love that!). We have an interactive (jump) map, showing you active areas, a direction giving hint and a detailed journal. Inventory can be locked.
31 interesting, some new, not too challenging minigames and 25 slightly interactive hidden object scenes, can be switched into a jigsaw.
Playing this game, you will miss the following CE-Extras: Beside the wellknown bonus-chapter and the strategy-guide we can search for: 66 beyond objects (also hidden in the HOS) and all sorts of collectables, such as 5 fortune teller cards, 5 origamis, 5 toy soldiers, 5 runes, 5 snowgazers, 5 butterflies and 5 sweets. AND we can earn lots of achievements!!
We have 7 chapters to play. Main game seems to end conclusively after 3,5 hrs - normal mode. Though I won?t miss the CE?s bonus-chapter?
If you don?t care of all those mentioned CE-Extras, this game is a superb adventure hidden object game!!! :)
May 3, 2013
BASED ON COMPLETED CE GAME
I really enjoyed the CE of this one, and after looking at the SE version, I still think it?s the better deal. But that doesn?t make this second rate by any measure.
If you can stand to forgo the exciting tidbits (MORPHING OBJECTS, COLLECTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS), this is an excellent game.
You won?t be sorry you bought it.
The game is jammed with interactive list HOs and PUZZLES. There?s so much to do in each scene! Everything is relatively easy, so you don?t get slowed down by lengthy puzzles.
Stuck on that one last item in the HOs? Switch to JIGSAW to complete it without a hint. The jigsaws are fun, too, scenes from the game cut into all kind of weird shapes.
The story?s fun. Viewers at an old cinema are entering, never to be seen again. Now a workmate?s gone too and it?s time for you to find out what?s happening. We run into an old ?friend? in the course of our investigation, and that makes it all the more intriguing.
One thing I didn?t understand was the grainy GRAPHICS. I mean, they looked high quality, it was not a definition issue (I think). Was that deliberate? Is that what the film noir info was about maybe?
You can alter the volume on the SOUND, as well as voice, environment and music. But none of these things actually get very loud. There is not a lot of voiceover, but it is good. Lips aren?t synced though.
The ?Fear For Sale? series has always provided solid entertainment, and this one is no different.
May 3, 2013
Shh! The Movie is Starting!
Besides being wonderfully creeptastic, this game has the unique feature of being able to customize game experience. You can choose how fast the hint and skip buttons charge, if suspicious areas should sparkle or not and if you would like to toggle the HO penalty button. You can also switch to puzzle mode during a HOS....but who in the heck would want to do that? :P
~ Instant teleport map featuring green footprints for current location and red exclamation marks for available tasks.
~ Helpful Hint button.
Verdict: A pretty decent game that has been added to my wish list.
May 3, 2013
Love the series but..
I love the Fear for Sale series but my thoughts on this like the others are that they are too short! This one was SUPER creepy which I really enjoyed. I felt it was much more "adult" than the Sunnyvale one. Overall, an enjoyable game that I would recommend.
May 17, 2014
Quite good but...
I had problems with gameplay, a lot of hinting, some not intuitive actions. I played only demo, I need to think if I'm going to buy it.
August 9, 2013
At first the game was really jumpy but then it fixed itself. The hos were very creepy as was the story. I found it really fun and i'm not usually a big hog person. The originality of them made it so much more fun and challenging.
August 1, 2013
I own McInroy Manor but skip Sunnyvalle, but the good reviews from this made me buy this third game in their series. One thing I like best from this game is that the story is nice, quite original, I might say, and have nice voice overs. The HOG scenes are quite interactive, and easy to find. The puzzles also not that difficult although I can say I skip many. The map is very useful and I almost don't have to use walkthrough because the map tells you where you should go and do next. I can say this one restores back the goodness of the first Fear for Sale and I might try Sunnyvale next.
June 3, 2013
GOOD, BUT NOT GREAT GAME.
Played the SE and found this game to be the usual fare. The demo and first-half graphics and puzzles are better than the second part which becomes a little gray and lacking in detail and the story sort of fizzles out. This player is a consumer with little knowledge of how these games come to be, but it seems that there are two teams developing most games; the 'A' team for the demo and first half of the game and the 'B' team for the completion of the game. This seems to be true for so many games. Recommend if you don't expect too much. As usual, try before you buy. But, we can't always trust the demo to accurately represent the entire game.
May 9, 2013
COMPLETE GAME REVIEW of CE & Bonus Chptr
Played both the main game and bonus 'chapter'...
The game is quite short for a CE, and has NO MAP but LOTS of back and forth from place to place #go here get this, now go BACK to where you were and use it, then repeat#. This took up LOTS of time/gameplay, rather than actually doing something, which got both boring and repetitive. The graphics were good, the HOS were ok, nothing spectacular.
BEST FEATURE to me was the additional things to find/collect as you played. There were 'morphing' objects throughout the game and bonus to be found. PLUS, there were items to collect which changed--5 butterflies, 5 tin soldiers, 5 snow globes; etc. This added a lot to the game, but was almost too much...the morphing objects were enough in my opinion.
Overall, it was just ok to me, and certainly NOT WORTH the CE price of $13.99, due to the shortness of the game and the gameplay and lack of map.
May 7, 2013