9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek
This was a different and unusual game and definitely not for snake haters. I liked it but since I never finish demos before the hour, it was a lot easier than I expected (and I did not skip any games). You are out to find out what happened to your friend Helen Hunter and her collegue Joe Trask. The town seems empty, you have the creepy hotel manager, the mayor is obviously a snake creature (hisses his sss), you find Joe dead and the sheriff is missing his arm but is supposed to be getting a new one. There are snakes that have to be distracted.
There are 3 levels of play: casual, advanced and expert. There is an interactive map and not sure about hint button because I did not use it. The hos are fairly simple and do have some interactive, but nothing is hidden in shadows and are readily visible. There was a new twist called Detective Mode which you have to find items that you don't know what you are looking for and at the end it gives you the summary of the chain of events. Music fit and was not overly annoying and the voiceovers were not bad. Very cartoon like, but didn't detract from the story. Items in inventory are not complicated.
Not a bad game, storyline flowed nicely. Not sure if I will buy or not (if I do it will be with free credit). Also not sure if I recommend or not.
August 4, 2013
Couldn't put it down!
This game is so fun and I love the story and just had to finish it in one night :)
August 13, 2013
Stopped after 31 minutes of play:(
Has a great storyline. Great HO game and the storyline I enjoyed after 30 minutes of the game you thanking you for playing the demo.
August 5, 2013
I really wasn't expecting much of this game but I was pleasantly surprised. Good graphics and sound, moderately challenging game play, and an intriguing and creepy story line. I usually just click through the story but this one actually had me interested to see what happens next. Please more SE games like this one to use our coupons on!!!
October 23, 2013
Great game! A little short...
This is a very unique little gem of a game. It was a tremendous amount of fun, but it ended a bit soon -- not so soon to where I felt like I'd been ripped off, but I felt it could have been slightly longer. Should this stop anyone from trying/buying the game? Nope. Even knowing what I know now about the length, I'd still pay to own it.
September 6, 2013
I thought oh a cheap so so game and then I got caught up into it. The characters were great. It moved along smoothly. Good hint button. Great map. I will put it on the buy list.
Warning slight language in the game. I do not like that.
August 22, 2013
Very enjoyable. Bright and clear graphics, good story line, and map feature enables you to jump locations.
August 18, 2013
NOT BAD..JUST TOO PREDICTABLE
NOT A BAD GAME..IF YOU WANT TO JUST RELAX & GO WITH THE FLOW..THIS WOULD BE A GOOD ONE FOR A RAINY DAY OR A FREEBIE LIKE I DID..THERE IS WAY BETTER GAMES BY THESE DEVS..HOPE TO SEE SOME GOOD ONES COME OUT SOON...ENJOY!!!
August 10, 2013
An Interesting Storyline
There are three difficulty levels and I played on expert mode. The music is not irritating, and I left it on.
The graphics in this game are different than the typical hidden object games available on Big Fish. I felt like I was in a cartoon and the voice overs and characters supported the cartoon style very well.
While the game maintains good tension and is rather creepy, I found it more disturbing than entertaining and did not finish the demo.
The mini-games that I encountered were not difficult. There is also a 'detective mode' mini-game that was different in that you had to find hidden objects related to a crime without a list. The list is revealed as you find them and then the crime analyzed.
Overall, I'd say it's a decent game.
August 4, 2013
Not for me
Too simple for my tastes. Might be okay for first timers on this kind of game. Try out time was so short it makes me think the game will be short, too.
August 4, 2013