Fright Collector's Edition
Hidden object, Fun object games
Compared to all other games i have played this is at the bottom of my list. The games are very easy, child easy. The game took no time at all to finish where as some others would take me days to finish. There could have been more challenges and harder ones. Surely not worth the money of one game let alone paying for a collectors edition price. Very very disappointed.
July 14, 2014
Not only is this story extremely dark, game interaction is extremely slow to react to your actions. HOs were different and actually the type was a little annoying, but maybe if I was enjoying the game, I would have found them new and refreshingly different, but alas, who knows. Voiceovers were slow and mouth still working when conversation was over. Most puzzles were easy, but that's OK as I dislike puzzles anyway. The bottom line is this story was dark and not enjoyable enough to want me to keep going. I'm sure all you dark people will love this and I say "Enjoy", but I'm not buying it.
June 28, 2014
No-buy for me.....
I didn't like anything about this game, not the graphics, the story line, or the games. I won't be buying it.
June 28, 2014
After reading the reviews I couldn't wait to play only to be let down. I thought it was going to be kind of scary but it was not. only the scarecrow. wasted my money on the collectors addition.
July 29, 2014
(recommendations at bottom) I wanted to like it but . . .
. . . but the story made no sense. The graphics were wonderful, of the sort that could really suck you into the story of a game, if only there were something coherent to get sucked into. It didn't help that they used live actors that were absolutely terrible. The mother was particularly horrid. She gestured madly or waved her arms around almost every time she spoke. It was as if she were imitating a monkey.
I did really like the HOSs. You would get sucked into a photograph or an old memory, and then rather than combing through junk piles, you'd actually investigate. But I'm a story person, and the nonsense and bad acting really ruined this one for me.
It is impossible for me to discuss what made this a one star game for me without discussing the story in some detail, so SPOILER ALERT!!!! I have some game recommendations at the bottom
I like ghost stories and the opening cutscene had me intrigued. What's with the evil scarecrow? what could make the crows so crazy all of a sudden? You never find out. The story has nothing to do with scarecrows or corn or the birds themselves.
Instead, it's about the family that owns the motel. They have a daughter, she dies, they adopt another daughter, then lock her in the attic for some reason. Except that somehow she's able to get out and walk on the roof so that you can see her. Ummmm, okay. She's not dead but she's able to intercept your emergency call somehow without access to a phone. Riiiiight. The dead girl decides to "grab" complete strangers (adults, probably not any fun) and not the parents she wanted to play with her at the time of her death. Uh-huh. These are just a few of the little illogicalities and inconsistencies that continue throughout the game, but the worst one comes at the end. Either the living sister dies somehow because "sisters are supposed to stick together, " or the dead sister comes back to life. Neither option makes any sense.
I had hoped that the bonus game would tie things together, but it was just more nonsense. In the end, the father blames everything on this random toy that was one of the puzzles in the main game. WHAT????!!!! It had nothing to do with anything. It was just an insignificant puzzle.
END OF SPOILERS
I don't need things to make total sense. The characters in these games often do things that don't make sense, like locking important doors with puzzles that any idiot could figure out. But when the story itself makes no sense, I have to draw the line. I'm actually kind of angry that I spent money on this thing.
If you're looking for a good story almost anything is better than this game, so I'm having trouble choosing one to recommend. If you're looking for a spooky game and by some slim chance you haven't encountered the True Fear series, the Shiver series, or the original Phantasmat, you should try those. Committed: Mystery at Shady Pines is this game's opposite, with a good story and terrible graphics.
I think I'll just take the opportunity to recommend a game I thought was under-appreciated: Resurrection, New Mexico. I'll include the link at left.
July 12, 2014
Frightful = After you realize you have been duped!
Unbelievably SHORT! I am still sitting here wondering how I just finished this game in 2 HOURS! Yes, fellow fishies 2 hours Including the demo! Once you finish the demo you are half way through the game. Do not get pulled in by all the 5 star reviews, I think they must have played a different game or be playing themselves. The game is very, very easy and short, microscopic! REALLY!
I like live actors when they are professional, but here I think you are getting the developers children and family members. It is that bad.
The hidden object scenes are interactive but childlike in their simplicity. No challenge during game play, only easy puzzles and mindless things to do.
There is little if anything frightful about the game but the fact I just spent money on it. (Shiver)
Run, don't walk away from this impossible 4 star review game.
July 15, 2014
I didn't think this game was worth any amount. never would pay the CE price. I thought the acting by the characters was laughable. I was bored throughout.
June 30, 2014
Too much back and forth for nothing - and HATE when games have real people instead of animation. HORRIBLE
July 1, 2014
Creepy but not in a good way. Not a sale for me, The locations are creepy as well not very good for my taste. Lets work a little harder big fish. By now I do know a great game and this one isn't that.
June 28, 2014