Left in the Dark: No One on Board
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
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
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
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
The Ship Has Sunk
Plenty of pirate-themed hidden object games out there, and many of them are better, unfortunately. The story starts strongly enough, with you playing "Madam Detective" as you investigate the case of a deserted ship that turns into a bit of a combination ghost story/horror movie. While that sounds pretty good in theory, it's flaws in execution that drag this clunker to the bottom of the sea.
The couple of characters you meet are animated well, but the same can't be said for the rest of the game. There are a couple of cool visuals, but everything else varies from hand-painted to bland. Hidden object scenes are plentiful but very easy, with many of them able to be completed in a minute or two. Objects are large and obvious. Ditto the challenges in the game, which follow the standard "move something, something else moves too" trope but simplifies it to a ridiculous degree. Even a lockpicking game is reduced to a simple button mash. Unfortunate.
While I applaud the use of voice actors, the woman voicing the main character has the same tone whether she is encountering spirits, being chased by a murderous guy in a raincoat, or falling to her near death. One can only assume she's medicated. The pace of the game is fast and keeps it moving, but the backstory feels a bit unfinished and the ending isn't as much of a payoff as it could have been.
Overall, it's a weak entry into a crowded genre. No buried treasure to be found here, mateys.
December 8, 2014
Graphics on this are prehistoric ! Surely these days they can do better than that.
Another slow to respond, irritating game . Couldn't even stick the hour long trial !
August 29, 2013
This game is not up to Big Fish quality. I'm sorry, it is really dull.
September 7, 2013
Chatty heroine is annoying.
Do the dear devs think that we cannot read whatever is written or cannot understand whatever happens in the game? Why does the madam detective read aloud everything for us?
One more thing, why are the most of the main characters ladies, Is our world filled with courageous lady detectives? They seem ridiculous and absurd in such games. If the devs think that it makes the games more attractive, I don't think so.
Sorry, not a buy for me.
August 28, 2013