Middle of the Road at Best
Graphics were okay. Scenes were drab and dreary to match the story. Voice overs were adequate and the Hint & Skip buttons refilled quickly.
Now, for what was wrong with game play:
A lot of times when I clicked on an area of interest, there was no explanation of what was needed or why it was an area of interest.
Hidden object scenes were easy, as were the puzzles. No big challenge at all.
The map was useless. The locations were NOT labeled and the map itself was crudely drawn. I couldn't jump from one location to another, so I had to use the Hint button to point me in the right direction.
There was no way to lock down the Inventory section. This was especially annoying when I had to remove four screws and the screwdriver kept returning to inventory after each screw removal. The constant bobbing up and down was maddening.
There was blood everywhere. No dead bodies but dark, rusty, bloody scenes no matter where I turned.
The story line was poorly developed. There was no emotion or drama when the woman's daughter disappeared right in front of her. In fact, I sort of forgot the purpose of the game was to find the daughter. And, after playing for a few hours, the ending was abrupt and disappointing. I'm getting so tired of game developers who don't hire real writers who know how to wrap up a story.
I wouldn't recommend the game for purchase unless you could get it as a Daily Deal or Weekly Catch and just wanted to mindlessly waste a few hours.
December 9, 2013
And I did!
Basics: Art work is fair; HOS is almost blurry, definitely dim; story is minimal to the point of obscurity; sound is better muted, only two game levels, and a non interactive map.
I started out in a forgiving frame of mind. I was ready to forgive much. So mother and daughter apparently wandering aimlessly in an old decrepid car that seems to stay to the center of the road, why not? They stop into a diner that looks questionable at best, start back out on the road, road boobytrapped, car crashes. I was still with them, at least till I had to play the first HOS twice and the second time I clicked on objects in the wrong order and couldn't finish it.
Not yet discouraged, I entered a new name and tried again.
It did not get any better. There was no visible fog, only deary scenes of rusted, dirty, abandoned objects. The story, if fleshed out with more interesting and three dimensional characters, might have kept me at it for longer. As it was I just wanted to run screaming into the fog, if I could have found some. Luckily I remembered I could delete. And I did.
December 10, 2013
DON'T ALWAYS TRUST THE STARS
I just finished this game. I bought it because it had a high "star" rating. I have purchased games based on that alone before but this one was a Huge mistake. It was, well, awful. The story line was a good one. The game itself failed. I usually don't write about EVERYTHING because I have found it isn't necessary and can sometimes ruin the game. However, I have to bring up one point. The main characters' daughter disappeared in the beginning of the game and it's like she doesn't even exist until the end. I find that fact alone...strange. Anyway, enough from me. My suggestion, don't buy this one and for future reference, don't buy til you try. happy gaming!
January 11, 2014
Well, an SE for a change. Don't know anything about this dev, they aren't familiar to me anyway. The graphics seem a little old school to say the least. They are clear and not badly done. Game play is nice, no problems. The inventory bar does not lock, which drives me nuts. There is a map, but it does not jump. It shows you where things can be done, but not exactly how to get there. There are no voice overs.
The music isn't too bad. There are no sound FX. This is a very quiet game, which makes it a bit boring. Does make an annoying ping when you find an object. The HOGS are quite simple and straight forward. Puzzles are very simple as well. There are no extras, no collectible, no bells or whistles...it's just a game. You visit the same location multiple times throughout the game, before you go on to a new one. It moves rather slowly. Hint system is helpful and fills at the usual rate.
Because there are no sound FX and no real dialoge, the story line is quite hard to follow, so you just seem to be moving through it without any real purpose. This game is not at all challenging, but isn't a bad game if you just want a no brainer. I believe it is geared more toward the "real" beginner than anyone else. I recommend for beginners only. Definitely not a game for me.
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may find this to be exactly what you are looking for today. Thanks for the reviews.
December 9, 2013
just couldn't get into this one based on demo
I am surprised by all the good reviews but have to agree with the bad. I played most of the demo and just can't get into this one. there is a map but at least in the demo can't jump to places. games are okay and hint button works well but other parts are confusing. you get clues but can't seem to save them to use later. I just couldn't get into this one so will have to pass. I don't use sound so can't rate that but there are so many great games out there, this just doesn't cut it for me.
December 9, 2013
This game is not for me
When I started to play this game, I knew it was not for me. The instructions were not that clear. I could not figure out what to do. I gave up after a few minutes of play. I did not see any fog. I do not recommend this game.
December 10, 2013
Incredibly UNSUITABLE for children under 12 or so. Way too scary, talking about dead child, dangerous invisible friend, mutilated doll. Very ugly game indeed.
December 10, 2013
silence is golden?
played the demo 10 minutes was all I could handle. soo boring. no real intro and absolutely no one speaks. try the demo may be my spoiled attitude with other awesome games out there. seems like a filler game if you cant find something to do. rather clean the house. sorry
December 9, 2013
Be warned: it's a Boys' World
One of my worst purchases ever. Though the demo was interesting: after the obligatory car crash your daughter is gone - abducted? - and you search through an abandoned house. But soon afterwards (unfortunately after the demo) you end up in a forsaken military base which you don't leave for the rest of the game :(
Instead of looking out for your daughter, you wallow in military equipment, collect arms and medals and assemble machines. The game becomes more and more bleak, dull and a genuine drag. It is made for military inspired boys and other war-peddlers; we should have been alerted. I just wonder why we play a female part. Rather unlikely that a woman in high heels would take the trouble and struggle through barbed wire on search for tiny coils. Speaking of sense: how likely is it that the military would abandon secret materials and devices and leave behind such a mess?
HOs were mostly lists and played twice. The second time every item you picked up the first time was there again. So much for diligence in game design.
The whole game looked like a readoption of a ten-years-old story. The only innovation was the "case file", kind of a toy box with secret compartments, whose keys you have to find during the game. But that's alas not enough to blow away the dust from this resurrection.
December 11, 2014
A very horrible game
Hi, I like very much hidden object and adventure games and I have already played lots of them. When I started playing The Fog I thought it a good game and it was nice playing. But alas my pleasure was of a short time for when I continued some more levels I had to play for a very long time in a left hospital and it was very horrible; Everywhere blood, blood and another blood, And a very great mess, bodyparts everywhere, etc, etc.
I absolutely don't like playing in that way. On starting the game it seemed a nice game to do and all thing were reasonable normal. But this is NOT normal, it is horrible! I continued playing in hope it would be done soon, but nope. And it let me no other choice than to delete the game from my computer. I am very disappointed about this game.
December 8, 2014