Ghost Town Mysteries: Bodie
This game would have been better if...
I see what they were trying to do with this game. I liked the fact that is based on an actual place and a few actual people. It would have been a lot better if the HOS were easier to find and you weren't doing the same thing over and over Also if you actually had to dig for clues and read files and such, like actual detective work. I never remove a game from my games without finishing it but this one I had to, I didn't finish it.
December 14, 2014
Boring. Not made well.
I had actually purchased this in 2010, but forgot whether or not it was good since I didnt write a review on it. So I played it again. This is not a game that I will play a again. The tombstone puzzles were ok for the first 2-3, but having to piece together ALL tombstones (and there is a lot of them) was just plain ridiculous. On top of that, you had to find four of the same image on each tombstone (such as a pickaxe or bottle). Those were very hard to see.
In order to go to a new building, you had to complete a tombstone. When you go to a building, you need to find 3 flies outside so you can get a hint. Then you have to open the door with the key that you get from each tombstone. Then complete the HOS in order to get the next bag of tombstone pieces. This is the same routine for every single house and every single tombstone. That is the entire game. You dont go walking around from area to area either.
The graphics were "ok", def not the best. The sound/music was good. The HO scenes were ridiculous. Many of the items you cannot even see because it is stuff in a dark part of the area or blends in too much with other objects. Example would be a black bowtie. In one of the HO scenes, that was finally found on an object that was also black. Had to use a hint for that. Some of the house had one extra room where you had to find differences in 2 photos. The photos are all black, white, and tan. Very hard to even see the differences. If you exit the scene before finishing HOS or matching, you had to start the whole scene over. You are only given 2 hints in the beginning, and then once they are used, you have to find 3 flies outside buildings to get 1 hint. If you use the hint in the HOS, it takes 2 long minutes to refill to get 1 hint. So basically you walk in the building with 1, and for the most part walk out with 0 and have to search for flies at the next building. Pretty screwed up way of getting hints and reloading hints.
No adventure or "real" puzzles in this game. Piecing together the tombstone which is much like a jigsaw puzzle and and finding differences in photos in only a few of the houses is the only type you do in this game. I dont recommend this game. Boring.
September 17, 2014
Tedious and poorly done game
- Slow game,
- awful graphics,
- annoying sound,
- voice over incomprehensible.
- mini games are repeated
- HOS badly designed, objects really tiny and almost impossible to find.
Could not stand playing for more than 15 minutes
January 21, 2012
I Should Have Believed the Other Reviewers!!
I'm one of those people who will play a 1-Star or 2-Star game just to disprove that the game can't be THAT bad. However, I think Brodie Town is the game that will stop me from ever doing that again.
I actually played this one to the bitter end. It's not a long game (thank goodness# so I toughed it out in one sitting.
The storyline is actually not bad, but it goes downhill from there.
I had my monitor screen on the best resolution and still the entire game was dark, not only the HO scenes.
Objects in the HO scenes were small, fuzzy and sometimes not recognizable.
I had to gather flies #yuck) in order to get hints. Unfortunately, the flies blended right into the dark scenery which eventually made them impossible to find. Which means I never had an over abundance of hints.
There was the same dark tombstone puzzle to complete throughout the entire game and you could not skip it; otherwise you would not progress to the next level. Very frustrating to say the least.
This game had a lot of potential and I can think of several developers who would have done an awesome job with it. Unfortunately, Brodie Town developers totally missed the mark -- probably because it was so dark that they couldn't see it.
October 2, 2012
Not an enjoyable game at all
To dark, to hard! Not relaxing
September 24, 2012
this game is sooo Repetitious, dull, boring, very dark,
October 2, 2012
I enjoy a good ghost tale and I too like to disprove the 1 and 2 star games. But even for charity I could not last for more then 15 min. I like the green flashing light directing you to the next stage but the the items in the HOS were small and almost impossible to find with out help.
October 2, 2012
One of the worst games ever
Looked like a story that might be interesting, but the game is too dark and dreary. I couldn't even get past the first puzzle, putting a tombstone together. Pieces too similar and too many options with being able to turn them all different ways. Only could get two pieces. No way to skip it either.
Don't waste your time or money.
May 26, 2013
Bad graphics, impossible to find objects - there aren't many good things to say about this game. I will admit that I almost enjoyed the old-fashioned creepy ambiance of the game - it reminded me of watching old-fashioned horror movies when I was a child. However, that still did not justify the price I paid for the game.
I have to say that if Bigfish were to do a cull of their gaming library, I would probably put this one at the front of the queue.
May 23, 2013
graphics are terrible--game play to slow-- dont waste money whats the story??? have to guess.to many other good enjoyable games here, not this one though
December 1, 2012