Agatha Christie: Peril at End House
Classic mystery story in a classic HOP game
This is an older game and it's a classic style HOP. The graphics have stood the test of time well for the most part. There is a little bit of dimness in some areas of the HOS which makes it very difficult to find dark items if they happen to lie in those areas but overall the game was sharp and clear. The music is pleasant and fits the theme of the game. There are no voice overs.
The storyline is that you are a detective investigating the attempted murder of a neighbor. The suspect list is fairly short and the locations you visit lie within the victim's house and the surrounding area. You visit each location multiple times searching for new clues as the story unfolds following your investigative forays. After each round of HOS there is usually a puzzle and then a sort of summing up where the storyline advances. Just as in the book there is a surprise twist to the ending.
The HOS usually include several items that are really tough to locate. Occasionally there was an item that made me cry foul because it wasn't even recognizable after I resorted to the hint button but overall the HOS are good and not too difficult to complete in the time allotted. The puzzles were fun although most aren't very challenging.
Overall this is an engaging game filled with fun HOS based on a classic whodunnit murder mystery. People who don't like HOS won't like this game because it's filled with them. But for people who buy HO games to play HO's this one is a great choice. I bought it because this style of game appeals to me and I can say what you see in the demo is how the game is to it's ending.
July 30, 2014
Hidden Object Mystery Game
Another story of an Agatha Christie book, which is in a hidden object adventure mystery format. As Hercule Poirot you need to unmask the murderer. Graphics are fine depicting the mayn places of interest, and there are game cards and cartoon strips that continue the story when necessary. Main focus is on HO although there are some mini games which are relatively easy. However the HO scenes are more difficult as they have a timer which is a great concept which makes the game more appealing.
September 26, 2013
It's an OK game
No technical issues, but not as much fun as some of the other Agatha games. I only played it once, not a game I would want to play again and again.
November 22, 2011
Good Game to Replay
This was my very first game and I must have played it at least 20 times. I loved it and my first exposure to a storyline and mini games.The object list changes from game to game but eventually you have seen them all and I liked testing my memory.
December 29, 2011
For me, objects way too hard to find
I haven't played any of the Agatha Christie HO games, so I thought I'd try this one. I really loved the "Murder She Wrote" game and bought it, so I was hoping this would be close to that one. Not! I've played the MSW game several times and find it relaxing and enjoyable and wanted this one to be the same. It was way too hard to find objects for me and I'd run out of clues. How was I supposed to find "fallen boulders" when the screen was full of boulders? And, how do you find "boulders IN A ROW" when there are rows and rows of boulders? In addition, they didn't have the option of a non-timed game and I'd run out of time. I just couldn't get into it....I deleted it after only about 25 minutes....disappointing.
August 19, 2012
the peril is boredom
I'm too stubborn to quit so I went all the way through the full game. There's nothing clever in the storyline (quite reduced, of course, from Agatha Christie's), the characters (Hercule Poirot is more arrogant than accurate in the book as well as in this game), or the "hiding" of the objects. I don't do a lot of gaming but in my experience, the shadows and reflections in the artwork were lovely. That's the best I can say about this one.
January 21, 2013
Plodding, unimaginative game. The graphics are fine but there is too much exposition and not enough action. If I wanted to read the book again, I would go to the original.
February 3, 2012
Hate this network error every time hate these type of things
give something to play just this is rubbish did n`t liked it
December 28, 2013