Penny Dreadfuls? Sweeney Todd
This was one of my favorite games so far. The graphics, music, story, and puzzles were all far superior to some of the other games I've tried. I really enjoyed this one (despite the "operatic" interludes) on all levels. I will definitely be checking out other Play Pond games to see if they are of the same caliber, as well as other Penny Dreadfuls. Great fun, well done!
June 17, 2012
The feel of a turn of the centry type mystery
The characters and locations felt real and the artistry was excellent! The underlying mystery of the dead people was kept well until the right time (It's fun to find and learn of these stories). Best over all that I have seen! One thing I had just a little problem with was the singing. Others probably enjoyed the singing and I knew how to turn the volume down.
Thank you for such fine mystery work and high quality!
January 28, 2012
Really enjoyed this one
There's a good amount of interaction. You visit different locations to gather clues, solve puzzles and play HO scenes. But I liked the fact that this game wasn't just HO. The inspector that leads you through the game can be a little annoying at times, yes, but I didn't mind it too much. As for the singing, that only happened at the beginning of each case where you're given an outline about the case itself and an idea of what you're coming up against. If you don't like the singing, all you have to do is turn your volume all the way down during the intros because there is text dialogue as well - you can read the next case without having to listen to somebody bust out into song.
The storyline is great, the graphics are nice and the atmosphere is 19th century London'ish. I wish they'd come out with more of these.
February 23, 2013
Very Unique and Lots of Fun
A lot of hidden object scenes with a unique flair. Very good story line and the operatic music was very enjoyable. This game is excitingly different from any game I have played. Five stars all the way!
January 4, 2013
A nice surprise!
I was looking for something slightly different to the usual 'mystery/creep/haunted' Hidden Object and Adventure games - and I found it in Sweeny Todd!
I loved the way that you moved around the city via the map.
The graphics were quite good and the scenes were interesting to look at. The graphics were dark and felt very old-time London - and the pouring rain was a nice touch! You really felt like you were a part of the scene.
Some of the Hidden Object scenes were a bit difficult, which was maybe due to the scenes being not super crisp in some cases and/or the objects being quite small - not to mention the London rain pouring down! But nothing that cannot be overcome.
The puzzles and tasks were definitely challenging. While the game isn't super long - due to some of the challenge, it lasted me a while.
The songs weren't my favorite part, but being Sweeny Todd - they were to be expected, so I can't complain.
Overall, I recommend this for a nice change to the usual 'haunted manor' games.
February 28, 2012
Hate the singing part
Graphics are good and all, puzzles can be tough. The mini games are fair, and thank god it got skip button. I just hate when singing scene. I can just skip it though, so no problem.
April 7, 2012
Good Fun But
I didnt play the CE ver.
This is a good game to play, it has a good story line and the map is a good idea and diff form other games.
The only prob I found was that I couldnt find any info on how or what to do in the puzzels so you have to guess.
Some of the HOS items are very small but you can use the hint.
Graphics and sound are very good.
So try it use the 1 hr first
April 24, 2012
Creepy, but fun
Yeah, creepy and gruesome -- that's Sweeney Todd in a nutshell. And this doesn't really back off of the gruesome aspect. It does have musical interludes, which I thought was a kick (I love musical theater). The music itself gets a bit monotonous by the end, but I applaud the effort.
The game is a long, challenging game. That's good. The HOG scenes are plentiful and they really require some concentration -- both in terms of seeing the object and in terms of knowing names of period objects. It did look like most everything was true to period (I think, if I remember rightly).
My only annoyance was the Inspector's constant voice in my "ear." Him, I could have done without. (Why do devs think that having somebody continually mocking your efforts = fun gaming experience?? Am I the only person on this planet who does not think "rude" = "funny" ?) I tried turning the sounds off, but I missed the environmental atmosphere.
Some of the inventory tasks veered into the completely ridiculous, but on the whole, I enjoyed the game play.
I would play another Penny Dreadfuls.
May 16, 2012
I loved the sinister quality to this game. The singing barber who kills people in his barber chair and the women down the street who sells meat pies with suspect ingredients. Loved how the cut scenes were sung. The story takes place in old England and the lead inspector offers sometimes amusing comments and encouragement throughout the game. The map is how you travel from on location to another.. and there are many. You must pull all of the clues together to complete each chapter. At the end of the chapter you are graded on how well you did. I did find the HO scenes a bit small but not overly difficult. The game moved along quite well. The hint system was very helpful if you were stuck. Overall I was sorry to see this one end. Different, entertaining and fun.
March 4, 2013
I really wanted to like it
At first, I thought I was in for a treat; but, then I started playing.
The singing...really? I wouldn't have minded if the song had something, ANYTHING going for it. There was no rhyme or rhythm to the songs...it was just thoughts to "music". Weird, and not enjoyable. I had to skip over them, which meant I lost a lot of the storyline...and I really enjoy a good story.
If you LOVE HO scenes...you will adore this game. For me, HO scenes are a means to an end. The end being....everything else. In this game...the HO scenes are the game. Almost the entire game. *yawn*
I also hated the fact that you get "graded" on your performance after each chapter. I guess that wouldn't bother me if I could actually see what I was hunting for in the HO scenes, but a lot of the time, you just can't. It's dark and small and they intentionally name things oddly so you have no idea what they're asking for. It's just frustrating.
So, to sum up. If you LOVE HO scenes and don't mind that being the entire game. You'll love this game.
It's just not my cup of tea.
March 3, 2012