True Fear: Forsaken Souls Collector's Edition
Mini Spoiler alert unless your like many people like me who guessed the outcome of certain events from the opening sequence alone! Once again the fear factor is gone as soon as the demo is over. No real creepy events after that, just search and puzzle solve. There might also be a translation problem because the plot makes less sense the further you go. (Honestly, there is no reason for Heather to continue anymore after finding Holly) You get nothing from the player character due to her face never changing expression and not accepting the obvious when it's right in front of her. The game play sometimes glitches, the mouse is incredibly inaccurate most of the time and you quickly go from creeped out to bored. Next time, up the horror and fix the mouse. It's best to get the SE. The CE bonus isn't worth it unless you'd like to get a headache from more confusion.
June 29, 2014
Creepy.. but then, what??
This game is probably the scariest game I have played so far in BFG, although after playing for a while the scariness factor seems to cease.
Your hint is a possessed doll, but too bad it does nothing except emitting lights from its mouth. The map is fortunately pretty useful.
The interface is rather old style, besides spookiness I dont really see anything special with this game. The game ends just like that and shows the 2nd Part to be out this Autumn but not sure why I am not that excited for it to come out.
The bonus material is pretty diverse, which is good. I think the main attraction for this game is the scariness, which is fair, it was scary, but not THAT scary. There are times when the ghost came out and we can pretty much guess when: the cutscenes.
Too bad, although it was scary, I kind of dislike how the interface is slow, the HOG is full of junks and the dev. seems to make it clear for us to buy the 2nd game, and I am not sure why we should buy the CE if the bonus game is also nothing with the 2nd game. Hope those who want to buy this game read the reviews first before buying or buy the SE instead, the extra in the CE don't really worth buying..
June 16, 2014
I wouldn't purchase it
The game was ok, but I found it rather easy. It's Not Scary or a thriller as they claim. I wouldn't purchase the next part of the game'
March 24, 2014
True Fear!!!! Really?
Played the demo. Cant play the entire hour however it is short by 11 mins. Graphics in my opinion are cartoonist type. Not much color at all. I have never heard of these devs before. Storyline is alittle weird.
To me it is an ok game to play when there is nothing else to do and your abit bored. It held my interest as far as wanting to know...why the asylum...who in your past was there that was perhaps a family member? Alot of questions still needs to be uncovered in this womans life. Why her sister all of a sudden writes her after 10 years.
Well quess I'll have to purchase it ONLY because it is buy one and get one for 1.99 weekend. And I admit it has MY curiosty up. If I get disappointed, then it wont be the first time I bought and game and let me down just for curiosity sake.
You really have to try the demo and judge for yourself. Everyones taste is not the same. Give it a try!!
March 1, 2014
Suspense True Fear: Forsaken Souls CE Hidden Object
The story line was very good and I only have two complaints. 1st the HO scenes are more of a "need a magnifying glass" scenes instead of true HO type games where the objects are blended into other objects. Making something so tiny, or the scene so dark you can't see any of the objects, doesn't make it an HO. Next, every few minutes the play would get jerky and I would have to exit the game and go back in to get a smooth playing game. It crashed twice and I sent reports to apple both times. Fix those two things and you have an excellent game!
March 31, 2014
This Game 'Definitely' Does Need A 'Warning!'
And.....it should be......this is a far cry from a Collector's Edition!
Somehow, I managed to work my way through this game, hoping that it would get better and give me my money's worth.
No such luck. The story is totally implausible, the tasks don't make ANY sense as far as the story goes. In fact, I used the map just to jump to where I had to go next - that's how predictable it was.
And by the time you FINALLY get to the 'Bonus Content' you feel that the developers were as fed up with the game as you are because it is just thrown together in such a manner that I actually wondered if this was a game that had been currently developed or was some first effort 10 years ago that they decided to 'try' on us now.
It's a shame...because there IS potential here...in some of the mini-games for example but in my opinion they just didn't pull it together enough to make it really good.
July 12, 2014
Not CE worthy, but an okay game..
Well, I guess I'm about to be the minority here on this one. The graphics weren't too bad, although a bit old school and cartoon like. What little animation I saw was pretty good, even the eyes moved in thought. Game play was good and somewhat slow on the up-take. Very few voice overs, but what there was fit very well. Music isn't bad, needed to be spookier for affect. Not sure why there is a "warning" on this one, as it wasn't creepy at all. Maybe it gets better later in the game play.
The game is very quiet. As I said, a different music would have helped this one a great deal. Not much in the way of sound FX. The SG was a bit sparse and ho-hum. Here again, they could have had a "creepy" font. Hint system worked pretty well and filled quickly. One thing I didn't care for was that the hint would point you to an item or task, even if you didn't have the part you needed to complete it. This happened more than once in different areas.
HOGs were very simple, items easy to find and graphics very cartoony. Of course, you had to open this to find that, but after you found everything that was in that area, you could continue to open that area again for no reason at allm since there was nothing left to pick up. Puzzles were the same old, same old and not difficult at all.
I like the spooky games and don't mind a scare now and then, but this game was a bit boring for me. No real challenge at all. It could have been a very nice game with some creepy sound FX. It just didn't grab me at all and I do not feel it is CE worthy, so no buy for me today. I feel it was geared more toward the beginner. Of course, I have been known to change my mind and buy the SE when it comes out, after I have had a chance to re-play the game again. Definitely will not get the CE version.
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may find this one to be exactly what you are looking for today. Thanks for the reviews.
March 1, 2014
There's no ending! It's a sequel.
Man do I wish I'd read through these reviews first. It's so frustrating to spend hours on this game only to find out the story is "to be continued" in 2014 - meaning, more money for the next game and the game after, more waiting ... I don't know. The sequel thing just doesn't work for me.
I had fun playing it, but the end dropped off in a really messy place and felt rushed and weird, without any true idea who the culprits are, just suggestions of who you're working against and what the problem is. The ending then reneged on all the other parts of the storyline you were led to believe. That's just messy.
I loved the game - it was fun, the visuals were great, liked the storyline - but I really think we should get an opportunity to decide whether we want to deal with a trilogy when downloading casual games. I'm going to have to say pass.
March 15, 2014
Horrible nightmare game
Idk but I play alot of hidden object game and this 1 I'm so scare about that I think I will get a nightmare. Is like watching the movie about the Japanese girl 1. OMG I think lots of ppl will have nightmare about it.
March 14, 2014
I was really looking forward to playing this game after the demo, so I bought the CE. A huge waste of money!
I think the artwork is good in that it fits the theme. Same with the music. The journal is good.
It started out like it was going to be really good, but then the game ended abruptly without a clue as to what was going on. There was a "to be continued" message, and that was it. Same with the bonus chapter - no sense. In the bonus material they do say that yes, this game makes no sense because its one part of three. What a bummer! Terrible!
OK but there are way too many mechanical problems - things don't work right. Sloppy work and poor QA. The closeup scenes don't close either when you are through with them - annoying. Some poor naming of objects to add to the annoyance. There is a informative jump map and the HINT button works well. Puzzles and HOS are average.
I don't recommend this game as a CE for sure. I would recommend the SE except for the bummer story trick. That is unacceptable in my opinion. I sure would not have purchased this game if I had known about this before hand.
March 31, 2014