9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek
Wow what fun
Played through this one in advanced and quite enjoyed it. Scooby-do type cartoon graphics, really good VO's and a suspense storyline. Loved the recreation of the crime scenes from the 9 clues. Lots of HO scenes that were list based but the objects were all spaced away from each other so very easy to complete. Lots of mini games that didn't require any skips. Also a very good jump map that showed areas with things to do. Was nice to have a gun to protect myself. Really enjoyed this one. it was not overly long but well worth the free game coupon used. For a SE it was a good entertaining little game.
August 10, 2013
To be continued....?
If you aren't expecting something the same calibre as a CE game, then I expect you will be pleasantly surprised with this one.
For me, the main appeal was the storyline - something most games these days seem to fall short in. The only question is - will it be continued? I think they have left it open for that very possibility.
Hidden object games and puzzles were very easy, and so was the general game play.
The game flowed well and was a passable length.
No real challenge, or exceptional art-work. But great for a relaxing simple game without the frills.
Definitely recommend this game.
August 9, 2013
Okay, back from vacation and ready to catch up and play. What a surprising game. Yes, the characters are very cartoony, and the dialogue is quite silly, e.g. I think I need to get out of the car...really? The graphics are quite nice, clear and vibrant colors. Game play is very good. Nice voice overs, even the silly comments.
Very fast hint recovery. This hint system is very helpful, so you really don't need a walkthrough on this one. Lots of HOGs, but they fit this game. Very clean and easy to find objects. Games are not difficult but do take some thought to complete. Nice jump map (always helpful).
I finished the demo with 28 minutes of game play left, so don't know how short or long this one may be. This game is not extremely challenging, but it is different and I found it to be fun and a refreshing change from all the CE games we have had lately. No, it did not make me want to run right out and buy it, but as I said, it was fun, so I will use a credit to get this one.
I think this will appeal to all levels of players. It is pretty much a straight HOG, but sometimes you just need a game like this one. Off to buy and play....
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may not care for this one at all. Thanks for the reviews.
August 8, 2013
Not bad at all
Okay, I like that it had a locking inventory.. saw that right away... Hate, hate hate when they cant put that as an option... when the bar is going up and down as you look or try things.
Voice over on most of the conversations... Characters very concept art looking... like they forgot to finish them lol... but Id rather that and have voiceover then great drawn people and having to read read read... Nothing makes a game bad then clicking past or through 10 tons of conversation.
Storyline... Good... Different.
End is left so you wonder if he is really gone! doubt they could get away with making a part two on an ok SE.
Used a freebie and was happy with how the game flowed. HOGs and mini games easy but still enjoyed as a relaxing game to play...
PLAYED IT AGAIN... Right after completing it... So that says something about it...
If graphics were better and HOGs had more in them and harder im sure I would have given 5 stars... Get it... it was enjoyable.... Fishy Deb
August 7, 2013
Lots of Fun
I like this game.. It has all that I look for:
Not to hard to follow.
Hint Button: Really works lets you know what to do next...
Lots of HO scenes.
Just Plan simple Fun
August 5, 2013
fun new "detective mode"
I played the demo version of this game. It took me 42 minutes to complete, playing it at a moderate pace.
This is a standard HO/puzzle/adventure game as far as the format goes. The one thing that I played in the demo that I found different and really interesting was the "detective mode". This is where the HOS clues are scratched out and you have to guess what the clues are. However, the cursor will blink faster the closer you get to the clue. But all the clues actually go with the crime scene, which is refreshing (sometimes I wonder why some HO's are in the game at all!). After you find all the clues in the HOS, the game then uses all of the clues you just found to recount the crime.
The storyline was fine, but nothing incredibly special (unless you really like snakes!). The challenge in casual mode was easy, especially since all the clues actually made sense.
The artwork is OK, but the faces are drawn very strangely (which might be the point in the end). The voice-overs are good and go at a moderate pace (not too fast or too slow).
Overall, I found this game to be enjoyable and will buy the full version.
August 4, 2013
Good little game.
I liked this game but to me it lacked something.
It has comic book style graphics (sort of). The voice overs were done alright- the lips didn't move in sync with the voice very well.
It was nice that you could move around using the map instead of having to trek back and forth through the game. Its actually a small map compared to other games from this developer.
It has 3 levels of challenge, like all the other games (Casual, Advanced and Expert). It doesn't have a journal to follow, just "Objective" and "People". So its up to you to remember all the parts of the story.
The HOSs were actually done very well and each item was pretty easy to find. There were only a few times I needed to use the hint button because it was behind something or you needed to move something and the cursor didn't exactly let you know when you were close.
The hint button recharged quickly and does come in handy as there isn't a walk through on BFG. I had to do a google search and find a website that could help me. Sometimes the 'objective', which way you need to go or what to do next can be tricky.
The story was a little interesting- but the ending was a little disappointing- although it left it open for a sequel.
I do recommend this game, its a relaxing 4 or 5 hours.
April 4, 2014
Better than I Expected
I enjoyed this game. It was interesting and wasn't too hard, didn't need the cluebook as the hint system worked very well. Nice graphics, interesting hidden object scenes, not hard to find your way around. It has a map to show you where game objectives are available. No problems. :)
March 17, 2014
9 Clues: The secret of Serpent Creek
The game is too short I finished it in less than 2 hours. But besides that it was rather fun.
March 12, 2014
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