Dark Manor: A Hidden Object Mystery
Interesting idea but poor execution
I played this game for less than 15 minutes and then gave up. The idea of a haunted mansion and haunted objects was interesting, which was why I gave it two stars instead of one; but the game itself was confusing and became tedious very quickly. Perhaps it is just me, but I like a more linear story line. Most of my time in this game was spent collecting ectoplasm and selecting decorative items. I do not recommend.
September 12, 2013
You really need 'deep pockets' to play this game!
I started out really enjoying this game. It offered so much in the way of 'building' up your property, meeting neighbors, interesting tasks - and then - they offered a 'special' on 'Gold' which I did need to expand my property. So I bought some. And what do you know?! Previously, I could expand for 72 gold bars, then it went up to 92. Today, when I logged in the same property was valued at 108 gold bars! What's up with that? To top it off all my 'tasks' seem to involve doing the scenes in 'blitz' mode....or of course I have the option of 'skipping' these tasks for a price.....in Gold of course! At this point the game has completely lost the fun factor for me and I just wish that there was some way I could send my neighbors MY gold, so I could call it quits. I see that a lot of people have gotten really far in the game.....so maybe it's just my lack of skill. But as far as I'm concerned, enter the DARK MANOR at your own risk - There is someone/something there just WAITING to take your money.
The game had a lot of potential.....it just gets too expensive to keep up.
December 15, 2013
Gets Boring Real Fast
This game takes forever to earn anything and when you do it takes forever to build. Land plots go up in price quite a bit, take days to become available, then puzzles give you next to nothing in money. It gets boring real fast.
October 20, 2013
Don't purchase this game!!
Game is VERY confusing. Not at all challenging., Bounced from one thing to another. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME as you will be wasting your money. Big Fish Games did not explain the "free" portion.
February 3, 2014
I was expecting an adventuresome HOG but instead got a 'Build your own' type game... definitely not my favourite type of game.
Very disappointed. Now will delete the game from my PC.
November 27, 2013
Not Free by any stretch of the imagination
A waste of time and if you have to buy extras, how can it be considered free other than the initial download. Not my cup of tea.
September 28, 2013
Don't Waste Your Time
This game takes way too long to load scenes and also takes a long time to exit. That alone made me not even play the full free hour. There was no apparent story line and no contiguous movement from one area to another. The objects were well hidden but that is about the only positive thing I can say about this game.
December 30, 2013
The graphics are very good and the hidden objects were good too. BUT, this having to wait 15 minutes to go forward while for each hidden object game to accumulate the 15 points needed to play the is very frustrating.
October 1, 2013
I could not get enthused about this game. The only thing it had going for it was the HOS were difficult to solve i.e. the objects were not always easily seen.
September 27, 2013
COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME, MIGHT BE GOOD FOR A CHILD
First of all, this game said it couldn't detect an internet connection which made me uneasy. Why does it need me to be online while playing?? When the game began and plunked me into what seemed like the middle of a story (apparently I inherited a mansion??) that had no voice overs, cartoon-like drawing and I had to collect sticky ectoplasm from objects, I was really uneasy. When I saw the first HOS with it's huge words and very rudimentary skill level, I wanted out, BUT where was the menu button? How did I escape the game? Turns out, I had to use my escape key to back out of it and by then I was uninstalling. The game was unpleasant for the entire 5 minutes I tolerated it. I'm not wasting another moment of my life on it. At least give me VOs, a solid story and better than coloring book graphics if you want me to play. Sorry, wish I would have liked it, but I couldn't uninstall fast enough. Don't waste your time if you're a serious player.
August 23, 2013