Castle: Never Judge a Book by Its Cover
Dialogue was Spot-On
While there are no voice-overs, if you watch the television show, you will hear the actors' voices in your imagination because the dialogue could have been taken directly from the show.
This is an old-fashioned, linear HOPA, but the story was pretty good and some of the puzzles were difficult enough that I had to skip them to proceed.
The game is a little glitchy and cursor placement has to be right on target in some cases which makes it seem like you aren't using the right tool when, in reality, you just haven't hit the sweet spot that the game will accept. In one case, the clue was dead wrong, but since there were only 10 options, I was able to figure out the answer.
I've grown tired of all of the demonic, creepy games. I really miss the occasional Dream Day type of positive game. While this game includes murder, it's murder by a human at least.
This is a decent enough game to spend a punch card credit on it or wait until it is a DD or COTW.
May 4, 2013
A simple game
If you like led by the hand and lots to read, this game is for you.
It is an easy storyline to follow and the demo went by quite quickly. So not a bad game over all.
The graphics and its playability are fine but some of the HO screens are a bit cluttered, though not dark. The music began to get to me after a bit.
Just a bit to dated so not a buy for me.
May 4, 2013
I really tried to like it
I played the demo of this game and being a fan of the show, I was vested in the outcome. I was enjoying the demo, bought the game and realized after 20 more minutes that I had made a mistake. The game grows repetitious quickly with repeatedly having to click something with an object before it "catches" and having to go back and forth from one crime scene to another without flow from one chapter to the next. I felt the game was too short and could have done with some added adventure instead of simple point and click. Others may like it, for me it was a snooze.
June 1, 2013
Love Games based on TV Shows
I?ve known the TV show but i?m not a fan. The caracters are well done, just like stepped over from the TV. The graphics are clear but too sterile for me, therefore HOS are easy to find. The hint system is very sightful and helps a lot.
I really missed the voiceovers. Everybody knows that the low cost games don?t consist voiceovers but it?s a game based on a popular TV show, it should has some voiceovers.
Phonecalls were good ideas and I found the map ok.
I didn't feel any instancy and the puzzles were too easy to solve. In spite of all its faults, I gave 3 stars because I love games based on TV shows and I hope that the next game will be more exciting.
May 17, 2013
A Show Staple
I have not seen the show but I can say that this game fits into the other style of the other television shows turned into games, like criminal minds or murder she wrote.
Very basic gameplay in that you find objects in a junkpile, then find somewhere to use it, and lots of banter between the characters.
You jump from scene to scene on a map, this runs smoothly and is a handy tool in progressing through the game.
The storyline is interesting , but doesn't leave you wanting more, that might be because they have made it family friendly, no real blood or gore.
All in all it is one that I would probably consider with a credit, but I doubt I would buy it for the full price as it is a little too easy for me, and with no indication on the length I will have to pass for now.
May 4, 2013
Castle: Never Judge a Book by it's cover
The game is fun and inviting however I'm surprised by all of the typos in the game. Since the game is based on the TV show, you would think they would do a better job of proofreading the game.
May 8, 2013
This game was a washout with me. It had no storyline and depended on the characters to carry the whole game. Which in my humble opinion they didn't do. Hogs? Pretty lame as they were missing more than not. This is not a game I would run right out and buy. Within the hour of the trial I was so bored I was ZZZZZZZZZing. I kept waiting for it to get better, as a lot of games are slow to start. It never got better.
May 5, 2013
Some Obscure clues
I've never watched the TV show "Castle" and this game hasn't really encouraged me to do so. Not that it is such a bad game, but I did find that the intended use of some of the items that the player picks up during the game to be a bit silly. Apart from that it wasn't too bad, and I guess if it was purchased on discount then it would be OK ... but I've played more enjoyable games. It's probably more "clue related" than HOG.
June 21, 2014
Not my favorite hidden object game by Big Fish. Game play is a bit clumsy and the storyline doesn't flow as nicely as some of the other ones.
March 8, 2014
A very quick game
This game was OK. A little like games from the 90's where characters have no real voice. None the less I enjoyed the game,(up to a point) so purchased it and was really disappointed to discover how short it was ..... I finished the game in two short bursts.
Come on Big Fish, this was made for pure profit off the TV series, nothing else.
I would not recommend this game for purchase!
May 28, 2013