Stray Souls: Stolen Memories
Super little game
Very entertaining, a bit of a challenge, thoroughly enjoyable.
Good job designers!
August 7, 2013
Better than the first Stray Souls...
I really enjoyed the first Stray Souls, and while I was playing Stolen Memories, I remember thinking that the gameplay experience was better than the first one. The first one made me feel impatient, which is a sure sign that the pacing was off. This is usually the result of having to revisit locations over and over again, or having too many things to do before the plot line is advanced in satisfying way. Not so with this game. The story line of the first game was a bit more interesting, and kept me guessing almost to the end. The story line of Stolen Memories is just ok. I remember thinking at one point that if the clown can turn people into dolls at will, then why doesn't he do it to the protagonist? There were too many opportunities that he had to do this, and it didn't make sense that he didn't at least try. If he was more afraid of the doll you are carrying or if the doll assured you that it was protecting you with the little power it had left it would be a non-issue. But that's my real gripe with this better than average game.
December 3, 2013
Huge fun but EXTREMELY short.
Being a fan of all things Tim Burton I naturelly gravitate towards thiis developer so I was a little dissapointed when I clocked this one in just under two hours without skipping anything (or the cutscenes) but it was a fun couple of hours. In essence this is a reworking of Weird Park with a few original extras but that in no way compromises the fun of this game (not sure about the inappropriate foul language at the half way point though).
I don't know how this developer does it but the graphics look exellent on a small screen and terrible on a large display with well rendered animations and characters. The music and sound effects are the usual creepy standard from this developer and be ready for a few jumps.
From the reviews of the collectors edition I dont think the price justifies the content so I wont be buying but this on it's own is still an exellent game that is sadly far too short so I will give this a Four Star rating.
November 12, 2013
I really like this game. The clown creeps me out a bit, but the playing was challenging enough to keep me entertained and it has a good storyline.
September 5, 2013
WEIRD ALTERNATE REALITIES
BASED ON DEMO ONLY:
I almost gave up on this one after only a few minutes into the demo when the little doll announced itself as my "helper" in its tiny, little-doll voice.
Seems to be a HOPA with mostly A and very little HO or P. Limited HO is definitely a negative for me.
I really enjoyed the artwork, which is highly detailed and appropriate to the weird game milieu. Weird indeed. Apparently whatever happens in the dollhouse gets transferred to a bizarre alternate reality. Or it might be vice versa. Or it might be two alternate realities. Or three. ???????
There's a guy in a chicken suit that you have to rescue. Admittedly, there's probably something positive that can be said for a game that has a guy in a chicken suit.
Other than the artwork, here's nothing here that really knocked me out of my chair, as Valdy would say. Except for the train scene. You should play the demo for the train scene alone if nothing else.
August 8, 2013
Maybe its just me..
Along the same lines as all the other games in this series but it is a short game, just two evenings playing for a short while and I was finished. Nice game but think I am getting fed up of these AHOG because it didnt excite me enough to keep playing. Maybe its just me but I preferred the previous games in this series, this one seems to be one game too many. It's ok but I wouldnt go so far as giving it five stars and if I had my time over I wouldnt of bought it, the puzzles were easy. It was .. Ok.
October 20, 2013
It really was weird for me. I did a free trial and, I was really not sure. I only purchased, for the hidden objects, this time. They were spot on. Not much to choose from this month, this August. Sure hope for a great one.
August 11, 2013
this game is confusing was on it for 20 min and you have to keep going back and the hint takes awhile not a relaxed game
August 8, 2013