Castle: Never Judge a Book by Its Cover
Good game, nice change
It was a nice change from the usual.
May 26, 2013
This isa great game..it's a murder mystery all in one!..I love the show so I figured I would like the game and I did,so much so that I purchased it for my mom also,which I do often when I get a game I really like...Thanks again devs!
May 26, 2013
Loved It Too!
Fun, relaxing, easy, but not boring, attractive visually. Love murder mysteries set in contemporary times. Wish I didn't have to look so hard for this type of game.
May 25, 2013
If you like Castle you'll enjoy this. It's a quick play, buy hopefully there will be more editions
May 24, 2013
I always watch the TV show, so had to try this game. The graphics are great. The characters really look like the actors but there are no voices. The hidden objects are not that hard and if you go back (which I personally don't like), the items you picked before are gone. Puzzles are okay, but had to skip a few -- would have liked to see how they were done.
May 15, 2013
Good hidden object game, especially for Castle fans
I'm a big fan of Castle, so I was excited to play this game. I found the puzzles challenging but not really hard (there's any easier mode if you have a hard time with puzzles). The story was great, definitely felt like an episode of Castle. The only thing that would have made it a lot better was having the actual Castle theme & music play during the game.
May 13, 2013
Oh Castle. How Do You Do It
This is based on the full game, which I did enjoy, because I am a Castle fan. If you are not a Castle fan or one who desires hours upon hours of searching for objects and playing Mensa type mini games, ya ain't gonna like it. I love it.
The fun for me was, as I said, I am a Castle fan. The developers did a great job in capturing the nature of the TV show and having the blessing of ABC I'm sure didn't hurt. The fun wasn't so much in the game itself as in the nature of the characters on TV that they imitated so well. The banter, the seriousness, the fun of the chase is all here.
The visuals were really well done. The Hidden Object Scenes were very clear and accurate. That is a nice way of saying they were easy. The only thing I didn't care for was the music. It did get irritating after a while. I just wish they had used voice overs instead of the bubbles, but I suppose it could have been the costs involved, but it sure would have make the game a bit more enjoyable.
As I alluded, the game is easy. The HOS are simple and the minis even more so. For me to say minis were easy, they were easy. So the level of challenge was not the purpose I bought the game.
I bought the game for the storyline. It was well put together with a beginning, middle and an ending that was pretty predictable, but entertaining as well.
So, if you are a Castle fan, or if you are just looking for a way to pass a few hours, this is a great game and I recommend it.
May 10, 2013
Fun Game For Fans of the Show
For fans of the show, this is a fun game. I do wish that there were voiceovers rather than having to read the dialogue, but I can hear the characters in my head, so it's not a huge deal. That said, though, for people who aren't fans of the show, that's a definite downside.
Regardless, I enjoyed the game itself and the storyline (which read like an episode of the show). It's not super challenging, but it's not a cakewalk either.
Overall, a fun game.
May 8, 2013
Warning: For Castle Fans Only!
If you are a fan of the TV show, you might enjoy the typical banter between the characters, which is very well done. Voice overs would have made this great but would have been prohibitively expensive to pull off, so we have conversation bubbles instead. Character likenesses are bang on. To my surprise the demo went by quickly. Will purchase.
The graphics are great, there?s an interactive map with task list, a murder board for clues, quickly recharging hint, slightly interactive HOS (lists) and easy puzzles. Challenging gameplay is totally absent, along with ambient sound effects, and the music is repetitive enough that I finally had to turn it off.
If you are a fan and have a free coupon available, go for it. Otherwise, save your pennies!
May 4, 2013
Verdict From A Non-Fan
BASED ON FULL DEMO
I don?t watch TV, so I?ve never seen the series this game is based on, and I am judging this one strictly as a stand-alone game.
I also am not a fan of REALISTIC VISUALS and MAP-DRIVEN GAMEPLAY. By that I mean, no point and click adventure, you move to new scenes with a simple ?jump? on the map. So all things considered, you?re getting a tough reviewer here.
And I thought it was okay.
The GRAPHICS were EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAR for this sort of game. Which means the ugliness I normally associate with this style of graphics was absent. HO scenes were well-lit and the items clearly visible, also a step better than usual. Everything was very professionally done.
The GAMEPLAY was EQUALLY DIVIDED between HOS and PUZZLES. You visit the HOs twice. They are fairly static, with a little interaction. There were puzzles and mini-games that were new to me, and every act involving an electronic device triggers some kind of puzzle, so there were quite a few.
Not knowing the show, there were aspects of the STORY that made no sense to me, like the interaction between Castle and his family, and why a writer is a partner with a homicide detective. All else was STANDARD MURDER MYSTERY fare, very much similar to the James Patterson Women?s Murder Club game series.
I felt the game was a little slow, by the end of the hour, I didn?t feel I?d achieved much and I still had no idea where this was heading. Still, it is a mystery after all.
I would imagine this game will be enjoyable not only to Castle fans, but also to those gamers who enjoy realistic stories in realistic settings, but I don?t think it will set the world on fire.
May 4, 2013