Paranormal State: Poison Spring
Really enjoyed this game...
Released for the Mac today I liked the trial hour, so bought it. Whole game without skipping any puzzles took 5 hours to complete.
Played extreme mode, so don't know if you could jump about via the map in other modes (couldn't in my chosen mode). Hint system was excellent, so no need for SG or walkthrough.
The HOPs were really fun, and although quite a few of them the added extras of the items making funny noises was a welcome change. Also very interactive, so took a while to fathom them out.
Puzzles fairly easy, but liked most of them.
Storyline silly, but then that's what I expect from a game.
This is well worth a d/l, and I'm sure (whatever your skill level), you'll have fun with this one! Better than some CEs. and great value for money.
A bit picky cursor on the Mac in HOPs. Couple of times thought I wouldn't progress, but after clicking all over the object, it finally registered!
January 15, 2014
Can you banish the evil?
I just finished the game and I thought it was a great game. It wasn't a short game, either. If you play straight through, I didn't, be prepared to spend at least 4 hrs playing. It's a great storyline that delves into Native American lore and it keeps you engrossed to the point to where you almost feel part of the investigation and not playing a game. They make good use of the tools that many paranormal teams use in their investigations (I am an investigator). My only issue is the thermal camera. The contrast is realistic but at times you have to guess where some things go since the darker areas look alike. The HO scenes are well done and the puzzles, while not too difficult aren't so difficult that you just wait for the skip button to charge.
Over all it's very well made game that I enjoyed immensely.
November 8, 2013
Very nice game...
Well, graphics were nicely done. Very bright and clear colors. Game play was very good. Voice overs well done and appropriate to the scene and time frame of game. Almost too much dialoge, but good. Odd that you could click through some dialoge and not all. I don't like to skip in case there is a hint in there somewhere.
Nice story line as well. Music not bad. Good sound FX and placed appropriately. HOGs clean and clear and easy to find items. Almost no sound when you find an item, which is odd. If you aren't watching, you wouldn't know you actually picked it up.
Hint system was very helpful and filled quickly. Only thing I didn't care for was that the "sparkles" didn't show up very well, so had to really watch the screen. Some were large, but others were quite small, i.e., item on the pipe in the basement. I guess I should say that I always demo in the easiest mode first. Next time I play, I go to the next level.
This is a simple game, but it got me hooked from the beginning for some reason. I liked it and I am going to use a punch to get it, cine I already lost 2 last week! It's about time we have an SE worth purchasing. The game is not all that challenging, but different and interesting to me. I got so caught up in the game, I almost forgot to keep notes on the play. I think this will appeal to all level of players...especially if you are into the paranormal. Off to buy.
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may not like this one at all. Thanks for the reviews.
November 3, 2013
I really enjoyed this game! I was pleasantly surprised by the length and fun factor. Not too difficult but very interesting storyline, good HO's, puzzles easy but challenging enough and good interaction with your collected items. The dialogues got a bit tedious and I ended up skipping them altogether about halfway thru the game. All in all, a very good game which I recommend. Short of having Ryan and Paranormal State back on tv, this game is worth a buy.
October 30, 2013
Although I would rather play an adventure game over an HOG I did enjoy this game, it doesnt have alot of greusome gore and it is a different pace than the normal HOG/adventure game. Graphics and store line are good, I think it is worth the money
November 5, 2013
Spooky, but not dark, with good graphics. Music wasn't overbearing or aggravating. Music was just right , playing in background where it should be. The story line kept my interest and the mystery wasn't revealed at least not during the time I played.
October 30, 2013
wow! what a brill game. a bit of running around,but,didnt spoil it for me. please say there is a follow-up,or at least,more games by this creator? v.o`s were great,music spooky,but not annoying.
October 30, 2013
Good not hokie
I liked this game alot. Some of the games are a little childish and hokie. This was not. Interesting and had a little challenge to it
November 11, 2013
Lorraine Warren's Arrival Was My Favorite Part!
For those of you who aren't familiar with her she is a clairvoyant and her husband Ed was the only non-ordained person the church has ever approved for an exorcism. There is a movie out currently featuring the two paranormal investigators. However, there was something about this game that didn't blow my socks off. It was okay, but nothing to write home about either. The graphics were clear, the characters lifelike but no lip movement as they talked. There is a map but you can't use it for traveling there. The HOS were just piles of junk and again no wow factor. I even found myself skipping most of the mini games, turn the knobs to match the picture but when you turn one knob others move as well. This game is okay, it's not a waste of time, but they could have made this game fantastic because of the interesting topic of paranormal investigating.
October 29, 2013
From A Non-Viewer
Based On Demo
Good quality production was my first thought. Nice crisp and realistic grahics, good voice, different take n the paranormal theme. You are the newest member of an investigative agency dealing with supernatural phenomena.
For me, dealing with so many fellow investigaters became a bit irritating, it slowed down the action and distracted me. If you know the show, I'm guessing that won't be a problem.
Most of your energies so far have been spent on getting to know the job and practical tasks - in other words, adventure. The HOP are an interactive list with more action than most and with some items needed to be found to uncover others. The puzzles are medium to easy so far.
There is a good interactive map but not a transporter, and only accessed from the journal. Hint is directional. I know there's no Strategy Guide yet, but I think most people will be able to play without it.
Famous Last Words
A nice supernatural whodunit and playing with a team certainly makes it different.
October 29, 2013