9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek
The Art work was fine , the story was somewhat unpredictable, and wanted me to carry on to find out what was next. The mayor was really creepy.
August 30, 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
Good but not great.
This game was fun, the graphics were ok, but nothing about it screamed for more. I knew pretty much the plot and the main enemy within the first few scenes and that kind of bored me to know who the bad guy really was. It was still a good game, and I do recommend it for anyone who wants an easy and fast game. I played it all in one day, and normally the really good ones last me several days to finish. HOS are easy, but still good, and like I said, the story line is predictable early on, but it does have a couple of surprises. It is one of those games for when you want to play, but don't want a huge challenge...just an easy going paced game.
August 11, 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
Sorry guys, it was just ok.
I get a little hesitant to get excited about a game when I finish the demo in under 45 minutes. The mayor is creepy and you seem to have to keep saving him. The sheriff is brusque and I think a drunk. I'll bet the dead body won't be there when he looks for it. That was interesting - how you had to find the clues and put them together for the answer - very good work detective. I think I've seen that done on a tv show. The biggest shock I got was when I walked into the jail cell area and, voila, there's my friend no one seems to know about. The shocker was the nanosecond of seeing her - she turns around - there's a scream - and the demo's over. The HOGs are easy as are the mini games. The characters - hard to say since you mostly interact with the creepy mayor. The hint button recharges pretty fast and can keep you on track so you don't need a strategy guide or walkthrough - at least not in the 45 minutes it took me to play. So for an SE that's pretty good but I think it will be a short game. I'm on the fence about this one but Glam-ma says at least try the demo.
August 5, 2013
The game is typical of most of this genre, which is fine. The story was not as gripping as others, and had I played the demo I probably would not have purchased the game. I did purchase it however, and was disappointed with how easy it was. I finished the whole thing in about 2 hours. Definitely a let down.
August 8, 2013
Not up to Artifex Mundi's usual awesomeness...
As a paranormal PI, I'd seen my share of weirdness. But nothing prepared me for what I was to encounter in Serpent Creek after my friend Helen's SOS call. Most of the citizens acted drugged, while the remainder were a cast of shady characters. Then there were the close encounters of the bizarre kind, the disgusting green slime, and the cryptic warning notes. And that's just the beginning.
What I ended up uncovering was an ancient myth, the classic battle between good and evil, and a plot to take over the world. I'm not kidding. And my friend was caught up in the middle of it. It would take all my skills to get me out of this one alive.
Notes: Gameplay was relatively simple, not the complex and interwoven wonder that Artifex Mundi usually presents. The animation was a strange mix of amazingly realistic and amateur cartoon. The graphics were well done, especially in the HOs, with items being easily recognizable. And the music was appropriate. The storyline...well...I really wish it had been fleshed out more. It was awesome and had such potential. I'd recommend picking this up as a DD only, as I feel it doesn't have good replay potential.
September 24, 2013