9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek
Where were the snakes?
Haha! Not that I was wanting to see snakes, I played this demo bracing myself for the plethora of serpents as other posters had warned. After 45 it cut off and thanked me for playing. I counted three actual snakes that were not even frightening.
This game is definitely rated PG if there were such a rating. The storyline was weak and the artwork was almost cartoon-ish. Nothing wrong with that if you are prepared for that kind of visual art.
To be honest, this game seemed to be about five years behind the times. The games AND story lines across the board have been getting more and more sophisticated to the delight of us gamers! This one was not. Great beginner game for the tame images, slower story and lessened intensity.
It's billed as being "retro"...and the time period is set around 1960?? But that does not mean the game play and artwork has to be "retro" by gaming standards.
The scariest character in the demo was the mayor of Serpent Creek (shown on the cover). Meek mannered but creepy looking and acting awkward.
Have fun with this one knowing that it's good fun and not intense. I'm certain more snakes will show up, but they are not my kind of house pet.
I recommend it for a starter game!
September 9, 2013
Dull, Dull and Duller!
Thank goodness I only spent a game credit on this one, as I didn't play for long before I deleted it.
The graphics were dark and grainy, the storyline uninteresting and the challenge poor. HOs were standard and far too many for my liking.
On the plus side it had a jump map but lost interest in going anywhere..lol.
August 5, 2013
4 stars really?
can't believe this game was rated so high! Spent a freebie on it, wish I hadn't. This games graphics were not the same as the sample slides, had glitches all the time, where only part of the scene was there , had to keep backing out of then returning to get more of the scene. see even my newer computer didn't like it. lol The only thing I did like was the puzzles/mini games, good selection, fun to play.
My fault I tend to buy first by reviews instead of playing the demos.
August 7, 2013
fair to poor graphics not good
August 9, 2013
Based on Demo
This is based solely on the demo.
Overall, the storyline was only so-so but was enough for me to download the free trial. I was iffy to begin with though. The hidden objects were super easy to find and there just wasn't enough play time within the demo for me to even begin to care much more about what happens next. Graphics were good. I would definitely say this would be more for someone who hasn't played many of these types of games. Just overall too easy and not interesting enough to keep my attention.
August 18, 2013