A Series of Unfortunate Events
DID YOU READ THE BOOKS?
I did, and it made this game so much more enjoyable.
This is a deductive reasoning game where there are from a few to many rooms, each containing a selection of items such as villains, victims, motives, weapons, escapes and punishments. Using clues, you must eliminate items from each room until you have narrowed each room down to one item, which will then show who did what to whom, why, etc. There are 2 ways to play and 3 levels of difficulty for each way, so you have plenty of options. And because the board of rooms is randomly generated, this game can be played over and over again.
It is not as easy as it sounds, as you are allowed only one wrong click for each board. When there are 36 rooms to a board, with 10 or more items to a room, this can be hard, When you get to that many rooms, the items in the rooms are extremely tiny and I found that I had to be particularly careful with my pointer, as several times it would move just a bit and I would click on the wrong thing. Also, sometimes, if I left it stationary for too long, it would automatically click on whatever it was resting on. If you make more than one mistake, you have to start over again, but the board and the clues will be different each time.
The game contains a lot of hints as you are playing it to help you use the clues in the proper order to get the quickest solution. Although there is not a time limit to the boards, there is a target time for the board. I was never able to meet that target because the targets seemed unattainably low. I did finish one small board in 45 seconds, but the target time was 30 seconds. Sometimes I barely had time to review the clues before the target time was over. Not meeting the target time did reduce your score, though.
A very enjoyable game that I will play again and again.
August 16, 2014
Fun Puzzle Game
This is a really fun game if you like logic puzzles. My only complaint is that it's almost not challenging enough, but it's still fun and worth the money.
May 10, 2014
Great fun if you can squint
This game is great for anyone preparing for the games portion of the LSAT or GRE.
I find it challenging and fun at the same time.
Only drawback is that some of the smaller graphics are hard to distinguish and I end up doing a lot of squinting to see on the harder levels. But if you have good eyesight, go for it, you will not be disappointed.
April 12, 2012
Great fun and different!
This game is totally different from what I've seen on BFG. I enjoy games requiring logic and strategy and this one fits the bill. It's challenging but not frustratingly difficult. A super difficult level would be a nice addition. It's great fun and hard to stop playing :)
My only complaint is that the game is too short for my liking. It would be nice to see some super challenging levels. After the first time through it would be nice to turn off the 'unfortunate event' that happens after each round so you can quickly get back into game play.
The game has replayability by trying to improve your time to beat the 'expert time'. I've only managed to make it a couple times. You can't memorize the answers as the game boards are randomly generated so while the characters stay the same, you can't improve your score by 'knowing' the answers.
Because it's short, I don't think it's worth full price but the fun of playing something really different is worth the $5 I paid.
September 2, 2013
I really liked playing this game! I thought it was really interesting, and the puzzles weren't too challenging but weren't too easy.
However, I think it's both a blessing and a curse that I've read the books before playing this game. For one thing, I thought it was a cool touch that they added trivia from the books to challenge you. But what I personally didn't like, at least about the swapping puzzles, is that the puzzles didn't really follow any certain timeline of events, just things that didn't make sense. But that's just me.
The visuals were okay. Text was a bit hard to read, but I give the creators props for trying to make it loyal to the book art and textual style. Didn't play with sounds.
Overall, I would recommend this game!
August 14, 2014
Nothng Unfortunate in this Game
I, personally, found the game to be just ok. It's a game of deductive reasoning. By using the clues given, you determine who or what goes in which "box/room" of the house. As you level up, there are more "boxes" or "rooms" in the house. If you look closely at the clues to the right of the house, there's no way you can get it wrong.
I got bored after 15 minutes and I leveled up each time and was rewarded with the same treats repeatedly and the same unfortunate events kept happening repeatedly. I was done.
Needless to say, this isn't a purchase for me, but I will recommend it for anyone who wants to find out about the unfortunate events.
July 28, 2014
This was an unfortunate event
Worst game I ever tried to play. I positively hated it! I am pretty patient and want to believe it's just me having a hard time with it, but after trying it a second time, I realize that, no, it's the game. Like nothing I've ever encountered before. I guess when trying for uniqueness, they certainly succeeded.
I never could get the point of the game.
There was no real clear explanation of how the game is played. It's just a series of puzzle-like items. The reviews of others made me think it would be top-notch. I'm sorry I wasted the money.
October 14, 2013