Grim Tales: Bloody Mary Collector's Edition
HATED IT. ZERO ON THE FUN FACTOR SCALE
REVIEW BASED ON SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO PLAY LONG ENOUGH TO DISCOVER THE ATTRACTION.
This game does not deliver. It is dark. It is dank. It is dreary. It is just plain un-fun.
Harsh? Maybe. You be the judge ----
The mini-games are few, far between, and nothing we haven't seen before.
The HOPs though not junk pile somehow manage to appear cluttered, fuzzy and dingy around the edges.
The objects themselves are not particularly interesting or artfully drawn. If an item was difficult to find it was because it was hard to see, not because it had been cleverly placed.
The thread-bare motif of "save the children" offers no new twists -the player's favorite niece calls in panic from her boarding school where teachers have gone missing and children have gone evil.
Each scene has at least one mutilated, warped, and leering doll and often a sinister, sullen red-eyed demon child exuding black smoke on exit.
This game takes itself very seriously - We are not here to have fun. We are here to see a drab, sinister world, with mediocre graphics and apathetic artwork.
Nothing is tongue in cheek, there isn't even a light sprinkling of sappy jokes or situations to take the edge off. This game means business!
Having said that there is a completely out of place sassy side-kick in the form of a chipmunk who crawls after hard to reach items. So odd to have "Chunky the chipmunk" amidst the horrific.
There was a couple of features that I liked very much, but unfortunately not enough to finish the game -
First, there are odd-ball magical creatures to find. I liked that each was unique in appearance and description and unpredictable to find as there was not necessarily one for each scene as is so often the case.
Second, the map was excellent. Well put together. -Easy to navigate.
I'm thinking the audience for this game are those who enjoy the unrelenting Goth, Dark, Creepy, and Sinister with no need for comic relief.
August 4, 2013
More than a mouthful
I guess I'm one of the few who isn't enjoying this game. I played the demo and bought it, and now I'm sorry I did. It's so busy, that I can't even get a handle on what the game is supposed to be about. It's so involved I don't even relate the game to the story line at all. In every room there is just way too much overload for me. it's a bunch of junk and an occasional hidden object game. .
August 7, 2013
Game can only be played with the stategy guide
This game is totally disappointing. You never get to hear the story, don't know what is going on, and the map is confusing. I LOVED the Nutcracker from Elephant games and bought this one because of the Nutcracker and wish I hadn't.
August 26, 2013