Paranormal State: Poison Spring
The 'real' aspect was appealing :)
I thought the prior reviews were a bit harsh and star ratings didn't reflect actual statements in many cases so in view of that, I'm bumping it up a star in hopes fishies will at least check it out and not totally disregard the game based on low reviews. : } I think it's a fun game with seasonal gameplay value and it's just a little different than the norm and I like that.
So, the overall this game play is a point & click H0G / adventure... a game with a tale to tell!! Even the "extreme gameplay" is much easier than we're used to with most BFG games, yet, I'm hoping it will be a fun and spooky little game with an interesting twist in being based on a 'real' case.
The graphics are good, nothing great but appealing to the season of Fall... the sound just ok and the characters are well outlined in every respect.
So, via the Demo, I thought that the game, being based on a true haunting, was appealing and had the creepiness factor I like/need at this time of year. Overall so far it looks like it will be a fun and simple enough diversion and I look forward to playing it while I wait for Trick or Treat ghosts and goblins to knock on the door for candy... and will purchase with a credit.
My guess is that Paranormal State, Poison Spring probably has/had it's strongest appeal in the tweens age group, but, hey... it's Halloween! Time to put the age barriers aside a bit and HAVE SOME FUN, right!!??
Give it a try & Happy Halloween! :)
October 29, 2013
Actually, I would give this SE game a 4.5 rating, but since I don't want to round downward, will round up.
No this is not a pachyderm game, nor a big al game, but guess it is impractical to expect one of them every week. In the meantime, those of us who love adventure and puzzles, with a dash of HOS thrown in for good measure will find the trip to Poison Springs interesting.
The game begins with us meeting the ghost hunter team, and moves along to the Poison Springs Park and Museum, where we are trying to find the manager who was supposed to meet us at the entrance.
There are lots of scenes to explore, some on the spooky side, and lots of puzzles, most on the fairly easy side. Since there is not a Strategy Guide offered as yet, you may appreciate the puzzles not being of the mind bending sort. There is a Skip button if you wish to use it to progress more quickly through the story.
There are Hidden Object Scenes, but I did not feel there were too many, and believe me, nothing kills a game for me more quickly than being faced with a HOS every time I turn around!
Music and voice overs were more or less on the budget minded side of things, but neither was annoying. I just looked away when the characters' mouths did not move with their speech.
There is a map that will show you where tasks need to be completed, but it will not teleport you. There are no collectibles or achievements, just a lot of good adventure game fun for those who do not particularly care for the influx of children's selection of games.
I hope everyone who loves Adventure Games, Hidden Object Games, and Puzzle Games will give this game a chance!
Got a spare Reward Code lying around? This would be a fun way to use it!
October 30, 2013
This may not be a "pachyderm" game but it is very nice fits the full screen on my lap top, and the hint button works as good as a walkthrough or and SG. Nice story and so far it seems to be pretty long as I have not finished it yet. Nice to have something to use a punch card on.
Give it a try and I think most will find it enjoyable.
October 30, 2013
An Eerie Paranormal Adventure
Great paranormal game. Nice setting in a creepy, foggy town with a Civil War setting. Ghosts and a demonic spirit have the characters in the story spooked and anxious to get out of Poison Springs. A few scenes had my heart racing and made me wonder what was in the next dark room.
The graphics are clear. The voice overs were ok. I would have liked the characters to move their lips. The female Native American had a southern American tone to her voice which did not fit.
Hidden Objects where the standard pick something out of a pile. The puzzles were enjoyable, however, familiar. Not to difficult. A nice bonus was the paranormal gizmos you got to play with like the EMF and the Thermal Cam that helped in detecting spirits.
There were many scenes to explore. The game offered a map in the journal that is not a jump map however there was a map on a tourist board in the woods that jumped.
To sum it up, I really enjoyed this game and hope to see more with historical settings from all over the world.
November 9, 2013
Awesome-Completed Game review
Excellent game. Great storyline: you need to exorcise a demon that was created during the civil war and reunite two lovers. Great graphics. HOS are interactive, clear, and fun. Good and different puzzles, some are pretty hard. You get a lot of cool gadgets to seek supernatural answers. Voice overs good. Really good length for an SE-over 5 hours. Thanks, developers, look forward to seeing more of your games!
October 31, 2013
Don't Understand Some of the Lower Reviews
I thought this was a great game. It's definitely a challenge, especially for those who play in hard core mode. Even the HOS's can take some real thought because you have to find items to use on other items and it's not always obvious what you need to do.
The game is a little frustrating at times, as you need to click in exactly the right place to use some of your inventory items. Just keep trying and you'll get it.
All in all, a very fun game that makes you think.
November 21, 2013
DID NOT EXPECT SUCH A TREAT!!!
EXCELENT!! I DONT WATCH THE SHOW BUT I REALLY LOVED THIS GAME ! GREAT STORY ( COME ON GUYS MANY MORE TO MAKE MORE GAMES FROM) VO WERE TERRIFIC MUSIC ERRIE AND A BIT SCARY SO FITTING TO THE SCENES GREAT JOB WITH THE INTERACTIVE HO SCENES!!! SO MUCH FUN TO FIGURE OUT YOU DID NOT WANT TO USE A HINT CASTLE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS AND I LOVED THE GAME!! YOU HAVE EQUALED IT !!MORE PLEASE!!!!
November 4, 2013
Best Game Ever!
I only wish they would have used the voices of the PRS team instead of the ones they did use. Other than that, I have no complaints about this game.
It's fun, engaging, colorful and the graphics are crisp and clear. It makes you feel like you are a part of the investigation.
November 7, 2013
BRILLIANT PARANORMAL GAME!!!
I LOVED this game. Beautiful graphics, great story-line, you feel immersed in this game as you can use the paranormal gadgets. Great long game, worth every penny. Loved the American Civil War aspect. Looking forward to playing more of these in the future, hope these devs give us more of them. BRILLIANT!!!!
October 30, 2013
Fun SE, where's the CE?
This was really fun, high production values, very professional.
The SE was great, but I think I saw a CE is available too. Why isn't it here? Would love to play the extra content!
October 31, 2013