Grim Tales: Bloody Mary
I'm on the fence. The game is seriously spooky, and I do like spooky. The graphics are beautifully drawn. The puzzles are like playing paper dolls so no challenge there, which doesn't matter to me since I skip them anyway. But apparently they do advance the story by telling you what happened to the children.
But I found that I kept needing hints, because it isn't always clear -- in fact, often not clear -- what to do with or where to use the items you've collected in your inventory.
Unfortunately, the demo ends just as you get to the "mirror world," so I wasn't able to tell if that would be any fun or not.
Actually, now that I think about it, I'm not on the fence. Clicking hints isn't my idea of fun. I'll recommend it, but I have to pass.
November 9, 2013
I was hoping for a puzzle game...but mostly what I got to do is wander from room to room picking up items. then going to a different room to use said item. Every once and awhile there was a puzzle...which my 6 yr old could solve. really lame
April 2, 2014
I can't believe..
this is Elephant work! I took the game with a free coupon without demo, that I normally never do, because i was sure about it, having enjoyed all the others of this developers...before this one! Graphics are dark and not captivating, soundtrack is annoying, storyline seemed to be interesting but is not, gameplay is too linear and not challenging, too much back and forth, HOS are nothing to write home about, minigames dramatically easy and some even meaningless...I always try to finish games but with this one i was really too bored! Playing longer would have been a punishment...I let everybody to his destiny in the mirrored kitchen..We all have different tastes in games but in my opinion, with all the superb games out there in Big Fish world, this one can be really passed by..
December 17, 2013
Bought it without demo (my fault), played 34 minutes, uninstalled it.
Dark, small, too much running around, HOs too simplistic, puzzles ?.......
Thought I was gonna like it, as I did the other Grim Tales, but no.
There were many glowing reviews of this game--to each his own.
March 21, 2014
Based on Demo-too Dark
Of all HOGs I have ever played, this one was perhaps the darkest and most disturbing. The theme of demons and possessed children is to dark for my tastes, and I'm almost sorry I downloaded it. The gameplay is also a bit to challenging having to constantly go back and forth. It's so annoying.
January 21, 2014
Just didn't care for this one.
This game just didn't do anything for me. It was more tedious than anything else. The premise was ok, the storyline was a bit dark. Wasn't entertained by this at all. I quit half way through, which I almost never do.
November 28, 2013
Sorry, didn't like it enough to finish it.
I bought this game because of all the great reviews, but I didn't like it enough to finish it. I'll probably finish it in bits and pieces but I'm very sorry I bought it. It's just a bunch of the same old, same old. I didn't like the HOs and the mini-games were a joke. There was one that I could have just put my cat on the keyboard and she would have solved it with just a bit of walking around, The jump map showed where every action was left to do, whether you could do it yet or not, so most locations were usually marked and not much help. There was a mirror world so you had to change maps to get to that. There was just nothing about this game that I liked.
October 21, 2014
What was this?
Based on the DEMO
I have never reviewed a game before, but I simply had to share my opinion on this one, as I see that it has few reviews, and they are incredibly good - WHY?
The sound effects were molesting my ears, the graphics were good, I guess, but the artwork, the coulour palette and the overall LOOK of the game s just so smudgy and lazy and under-thought...
I see that they were really trying to make it eerie and challenging and all that, but it was mostly just annoying and strenuous, and I found myself actually waiting for a segment to just go by already - so that I could see if anything better happens next - IT DOESN'T.
Mostly you're just going from one confusing task to the next (going back and forth A LOT), and that's it.
I don't expect too much from HO Adventure games, but this is just absurd!
Sorry but I am not buying this game, as I think it is a waste of money...
November 2, 2013