Left in the Dark: No One on Board
A decent length but not much challenge
Played on hardcore mode: way too easy, obvious black box hints. HOS pretty good, minigames few and far between and easy.
A good amount of gameplay for a SE, and nicely creepy graphics at times.
Had to play the whole game on mute due to the awful, montone voiceovers (no way to turn them off) and the dreadfully annoying sounds, like a screech/wail for each object found in HOS, and something that sounded like indigestion as background noise, I think it was supposed to be scary.
Worth playing if you get it on sale.
September 22, 2013
Good but not exciting
The graphics are good and has voice over. Has a lot of voice over and I mean lots. The HOS are good and easy. Nothing really new here. Has a map and hint button works good. Really not a bad game just easy to play and average to me.
September 15, 2013
OK..BUT ENTIRELY TOO SHORT
IN MY OPINION THIS GAME WAS WAY TOO SHORT..EVEN FOR A SE...WOULD HAVE RATED HIGHER IF IT WAS LONGER THAN 2 HOURS OF GAME PLAY...FEATURES :
* 3 levels of play
* Jumpable map
* HOSs and puzzles straightforward
* Hint and skip recharge quickly in casual
Graphics and music are pleasing to the eye and ear. Character voices could be more convincing - the sailor's accent had me in stitches!
This game has no whistles and bells. It is a straightforward game with an intriguing storyline, ideal for relaxing game play.
Worth a try. I have bought with a voucher and might have waited for a sale if I hadn't had one.
August 31, 2013
game not that spooky
i played this game well over an hour n i didn't see any SNAKE pop up! n i don't game all that scary at all!!
December 4, 2013
I hardly got into the demo when I saw that this was not the quality HOS game that I've been used to and would prefer not to waste my time on. I'm sure it's just a personal preference but I don't like the graphics or mechanics of this type game. I would prefer to wait on the greater quality games which make it worthwhile.
August 28, 2013
If You Have Nothing Better To Do
Game is mediocre in terms of its challenges, screen visuals, storyline, and puzzle difficulty. While enjoyable for the casual player, not a real challenge for the HOG/puzzle enthusiast. Graphics are somewhat grainy and HOs are a combination of evident and not-so evident. Scene interaction is limited with occasional requirements to make a significant shift. Clues are fairly evident and require little thinking. Storyline and dialog is somewhat corny and more of a fill in than an integral part of the game. Action scene interruptions are somewhat distracting and disconnected from the flow of the game. The game itseIf is of average length and play.
February 15, 2014
Review of Completed Game...
It was such a chore to finish this game let me tell you. What a yawner!! Artifex Mundi are one of my favorite developers but there is nothing new or exciting going on in this game.
Its the usual ship disappearing of its people, ghost leading the way to the truth type game. There are lots and lots of hidden object scenes and each one you play twice. They start out interactive but as time goes on, they just become basic lists. The puzzles were all the basic ones we normally see, I really didn't come across anything new. It was pipes, rolling the circles to form a picture, put the pieces together to make a map etc
Artifex Mundi really, really, really needs a new person doing voiceovers. This is the same lady from the Nightmares from the deep game and the Enigmatis games. As nice as her voice is, a new female voice for other games would be a nice touch.
But I guess the reason this game didn't hold my attention is just because its so predictable. I knew who the bad guy was right away although I had no idea why and even after finding out, I didn't really understand but of course it has to do with either love or greed because thats how most of these go. Also, the bad guy reminded me of the villain in "I know what you did last summer". Creepy guy, black cape covering the face and hook arms. Not so scary when there is a look alike like him in every game like this. There was just nothing new, nothing to grip me. I felt like this during the trial but kept hoping it would improve since its my favorite developer and it didn't.
Also, usually this developer has some of the most real graphics ever yet a lot of the graphics were fuzzy, objects were hard to spot in the scenes because I couldn't make out what they were. And don't get me started about the shades of blue and brown this game had. So dreary. I get its an abandoned boat but it was dismal and made the game seem really heavy.
I could not wait for this game to end. Definitely not on the "to replay" list. I reckon a lot will like this game especially if you are new to hidden object games but I've played wayyy tooo many for this to hold my interest. Play the nightmare of the deep games instead. They are by this developer and yet 500 times better in all ways.
November 24, 2013
Only for HOS-addicted? :(
This game from Artifex Mundi is the 2nd in a row after their Fearful Tales: Hansel and Gretel, which didn?t convince me? I love their Nightmares from the Deep and Clockwork Tales, but this one looks like one of their first games: Graphics are somehow oldfashioned?
Facts: 3 modes to choose from, lockable inventory, very detailed journal with objectives, direction giving hint, map shows you available action and takes you there, which is very useful as there is a lot of back and forth?
If you like hidden-object-scenes: This one?s for you!! It feels like there are hundreds! All from list with slightly interactions and most of them played twice, but with a new list. The few minigames are nothing new and all on the easy side.
Refering to the map, I?m nearly through and played only approx. 2 hours.
If you love playing HOS and you have to get rid of one of your coupon-codes, give it a try? But I was quite disappointed! :(
August 28, 2013
Left in the Dark: No one on Board
Graphics were mediocre. The game was ok, but the graphics were old-style HOG and was a little boring.
August 29, 2013
First let me say this game had promise. The story line was interesting, however, the voice acting was bad. I usually finish the demo, within 20 mins I stopped playing. The makers of the game tried to put in some scare factors, it made me laugh. I don't recommend this game.
March 3, 2014