The Secret of Margrave Manor
The story was interesting, and I really wanted to know how it ended, but the HOG scenes were tedious, at best, and there were far too many of them, with the same objects/artwork over and over. The up side was being able to solve some of the later scenes by rote -- just because I'd been through them already SO MANY TIMES before.
I originally found this game on CD in the bargain bin, and -- along with another (much better) HOG, it introduced me to Big Fish Games, for which I'm eternally grateful. But the game crashed before I could find out how it ended. So I downloaded it in order to see how it ended, and ... the ending was terribly anti-climatic (and after trudging through those same HOG scenes a SECOND time to get to it, even).
Don't waste your money unless you're OCD and you really CRAVE an abundance of HOG scenes.
October 6, 2012
Awful Game with a Good Title!
I?m not going to bother setting the scene for this mistake!
When I got this quiet awhile ago I was weary of games so similar to each other with to many HOS. The title is what sucked me in..
The saying ?Don?t judge a book by it?s cover? or Game in this case, sure holds true with this one!
I assumed this game would be interactive with things to do like roaming the manor, secret passageways, searching for clues to help solve the "Secret".. NOT AT ALL!! It's just another repetitive HOG! Search the same rooms, piece together a ripped letter supposedly that tells a story however the story doesn't seem to matter to the game that I could see.
After you play a level you get a stone try it in a locked door to see if it fits there are dozens of pieces you have to put in and they always fit.
I'm assuming once you fill the door with all the stone pieces you "Solve" the mystery if there is one?
I played it for hours searching the same locations for the same hidden objects.
Once in awhile it says you've unlocked a "Bonus room" so you can play it. It's JUST one of the same rooms you've already been in!!
I thought it might be fun at first when it started with the Thunderstorms and Howling Dogs? you soon find out the soundtrack doesn't fit the game and actually distracts from the mood you would expect with a Haunted Manor. It?s like cheery amusement park music!
Monotonous, no plot, repetitive HO?s and a boring waste of time.
May 15, 2013
There is one word for this game....
April 28, 2013
Challenging, but not fun.
I bought this game some time ago because it sounded good. It ended up being a poor impulse buy.
The game is boring. The searches are trying, but lack a reason and placement in the game. Each search is randomized, as well as everything can sometimes be put in very off-putting ways, not just slightly disguised, but sometimes vaguely referred to. If you don't want timed puzzles, avoid this game.
The art is alright, but not very good. Some of the graphics clash a great bit.
Margrave Manor should be used as a torture device.
January 26, 2012
This was the most boring, the most repetitive, time consuming game I have ever played from Big Fish. If you have ALOT of patience for finding the same things over and over and over for 25+ chapters then this game is for you. But if you long for the adventure, story line, plots or whatever you get out of HOG games dont buy this one.
January 15, 2013