Paranormal State: Poison Spring
Great topic but something was lacking!
A different approach to this game than most and at first I was not sure I would even continue with the demo. Something propelled me on and I can honestly say that overall I enjoyed it.
The graphics were crisp and clear, and music suited the suspenseful atmosphere of the subject matter. Although there was no lip movement the voices were well acted and for the most part realistic in delivery. Not a lot of challenge in the mini games but HO scenes offered some interesting things to make them fun. Along with the interactive pieces there were at times sound effects that accompanied an item to be located once it was clicked on, eg: paw print followed by a dog woof, a noose followed by a scream.
The use of an EMF (electromagnetic force) reader helped to locate and reveal the dead energy on the headless spirits in the Church. That I found interesting. Also bringing in a real person in the field of paranormal activity (Lorraine) helped to authenticate the story. Intriguing enough to hold your interest long enough to discover the outcome but a bit slow at times getting there.
Lots of potential to this story however, I feel there was more that could have been done and/or changed to enhance it's execution and thereby make it a fantastic game.
October 29, 2013
From a Non-Viewer
I'm not familiar with this TV show. Didn't know it was a TV show until I read the other reviews. You have 2 modes to choose to play - expert or casual. There is a lot of dialogue that you cannot skip through unless you skip the entire conversation. You are the newest member of the paranormal team investigating a haunting in Poison Spring Arkansas. There were quite a few very simplistic HOS. I did encounter puzzles and I was very confused as to what to do. I solved them by trial and error as I saw no directions. Everything is small. The cursor, the magnifying glass, etc. I'm not a fan of that. The story and game play was very disjointed for me. You are constantly being interrupted by the other investigators with talk talk talk. You get a map but I'm not sure if it's a jump map or not. The game was just poorly put together for my taste and hard to follow and keep interested. I would not recommend this game.
October 29, 2013
A LITTLE BORING
I found this game a little on the boring side; the music didn't help and was a constant tempo. Some of the activity (like the apparent abduction of the curator as you arrive) screamed for a more compelling tempo. The story was interesting but the gameplay did not fully capture the potential.
STORY: You've recently joined the Paranormal Research Society which is investigating paranormal activity in a museum of a civil war memorial in Poison Spring. You find and capture instances of the paranormal activity, with the help of an older psychic.
GAMEPLAY: Adventure game with a good balance of HOS and puzzles. The HOS are quite crowded, but you can eventually find the objects; the color palettes are on the mono side, so it makes the object searches harder to differentiate items. The puzzles were well varied in complexity; you need to have some dexterity for some of them. Graphics are okay - not the brightest and clearest, but adequate.
March 25, 2014
Title Sounds Sooo Promising
Give me paranormal, skeletons, ghosts, etc. for a Hidden Object game and I'm there!..This game title sounded very promising, but once I started playing the demo, I knew it wasn't for me...It would be an ok game for advanced beginner/intermediate player, but graphics are very flat, and "where to go" isn't clear...Like the characters, the storyline, hint button fairly good, but even with that in its favor, it couldn't hold my interest...
October 30, 2013
very jerky when you click or pick up in a hos
Found it difficult to grasp items in the hidden objects games, also difficult to click items off, once found, found this very annoying and inconvenient, so i gave up after 30 mins because i lost patience with it
January 15, 2014
I Don't Like The TV Show, Either
This was one of my free, earned games and I guess you get what you pay for. I love fantasy, but not masquerading as reality as in "paranormal" investigations and so-called "ghost hunters." The interaction between player and graphics was not well-tuned (It took me several tries to get arrowheads attached, sugar in the tea, etc.), the story was boring and the action was tedious. I struggled through it, often turning it off to play free cell. This is another HO SV game that I found dark, dreary and not very well produced nor was it really entertaining. It is like something the show's graphics department did for a lark.
November 17, 2013
Only for those that like the show
I thought this game would be cool like "dying for daylight," but it's way behind. Good graphics, and the characters are cute, but there are a lot of boring HO's, and it takes a long time to get anywhere. I think it's a good first attempt, maybe the second will be better. It's pretty juvenile, all of the mini- games are the same ones we've all played before. I'm a big fan of the show.... so I still kind of like it. I'll erase it from Game manager and not play it again if that means anything to you.
October 31, 2013
So cool to be a part of their show
This is a delightful game. Love the way they made it like their show and I as part of the team. Very well done. Goes on my to buy list.
October 29, 2013
Not for me
The sound for the introduction started off scratchy and the skipped allot like a broken record. I was hoping it would get better but it was off and on during the demo play. The characters were stiff and not animated. The hidden objects games were well done, and there were two in the first five minutes of play.
I never saw any puzzles so cannot comment on them.
But over all I just could not get into the story ( which so close to Halloween will delight many). I deleted the game after 15 minutes.
October 29, 2013
The Game was ok. Not all that excited about the game.
November 1, 2013