Nightfall Mysteries: Curse of the Opera
I've played this game I couple of years ago and haven't finished it then (maybe it was just a demo, can't recall). I remember liking it, so I've bought it to finish it. I couldn't. I loved the story and the atmosphere and wanted to find out who the killer was, but the horrible HOGs prevented me from doing it. The game is simply too old, not at all like the games they make nowadays. It's based on HOGs that destroy your eyes completely. And you have penalties for clicking. Some of the puzzles are very complicated, not at all intuitive, some of them are OK. So, I still don't know who the killer was!
March 5, 2012
Boring, tedious, unexciting
If you enjoy games with little to no action, and going back and forth from one static screen to another, endlessly clicking on the HOGs, then this game is for you. Not for me. I found it very tedious and boring. I bought it for only $2.99, and sadly, it is not worth the price.
March 7, 2012
This game is destined for a place in the Hall of Shame for bad games. There is an HOS around every corner, and, to make matters worse, the objects are difficult to find AND just when you think you're done, you have to find something else and use it in the HOS. The puzzles are difficult, and the skip button is slow in charging. The graphics are amatuerish, and the character "acting" is laughable, but so is the story. What's good about it? I was going to write that it was on sale, but any price is too much to pay for this game.
March 7, 2012
oh those HOG's...
i liked the game..except for those tiny HOG's that had nothing to do with the theme of the scene. (a fried egg on a dresser mirror is worse than a sucker and a guitar in a cemetary lol)..stick to the theme so we dont get distracted from the point of the story, and pleeeeaaaseee no HOG's in EVERY scene!
geeze give us chance to walk through a door or down a street w/o an HOG every two seconds...
February 4, 2012
It was... Okay... But not my thing.
I am not saying it was bad, or good, but I simply didn't enjoy it that much. Too many HOG scenes, barely any puzzles, and an extent of limited gameplay. The storyline was fair; I could understand the point, but I think that some things were a little off at times. I would suggest that this game is only thought of after playing the demo and enjoying, not to be bought without an idea of what you're going into.
I think someone would like this game, just not me.
March 5, 2012
Not Worth It...
Personally I thought it was bad. Not the worst game out there, surely, but it was still terrible compared to the Asylum Conspiracy game...
The original characters are cast aside way too much that you dont even feel like it's their story anymore. The artwork on them is terrible, I could barely tell they were the same characters...
This new character who we play isnt even given a name so what's the point of them being there? It would of been much better if Carolina (or Christine) stayed the main character and Vincent (or Viggo) had a bigger role...
The items were always hard to spot so that bored me rather quickly, since there are so many hidden object moments.. They just became annoying.
And finally... the ending. It was horrible. My laptop started lagging at that point but from what I could gather the asylum was completely cut out from the plot. That made me regret buying this game more than anything else. I only bought it because I wanted to see the continuation of the story... so all in all, it was a huge let down.
I'll just stick to playing Asylum Conspiracy, and to all the fans out there, I suggest you do the same.
September 5, 2012
Okay as a Sequel, Better as a Stand Alone
I played the first Nightfall Mysteries Game about the Asylum and was excited to try out the sequel. Knowing the back story already, it wasn't difficult to figure out what was going on with the character histories. I will say that I wasn't a fan of the heroes, from the first one, this second time around. This was part of my rating for the game. I also wish they had kept the same look of the characters.
I missed the eerie spookiness that was in the first one. The graphics were more cartoonish in the sequel and while some of the music sounded creepy, it mostly reminded me of the Haunted House ride at Disneyland. Even the found object sound in the HO scenes sounded like Tinkerbell. "Look, Tink has found a dagger!"
The length was good but I will say several of the objects in the HO scenes are annoyingly well hidden that even after using a hint, you're still left thinking, "Really?! Really?!!" Also, the puzzles start easy but get more complicated with no help from hints ("I think I need to use the marbles"). Yeah, thanks, Sherlock. Then there's the downright "Where in the heck did you even get that number from" puzzle on the Count's Safe. Not a fun challenge; an aggravating one.
Perhaps it was just over the top revenge taken too far that left me wishing the entire lot of characters had perished, but this just wasn't near as good as the first and left a Blech taste in my mouth.
Get if you're curious about the continuing storyline to the series but use a credit or wait for a DD on this one.
Overall Grade: C
March 12, 2012
Couldn't interest me
I couldn't even make through the 60 minute trial. The HOGs were just a boring jumble, and I still haven't come to more than one puzzle - a very easy one at that. Nope. Not interested.
March 8, 2012
Eyestrain is probable
I bought this game at the sale price, so I'm not too upset. It isn't the worst game I've played, but it is certainly far from the best. If you adore hidden object games, this is for you, although some of the items are unrecognizable. The "cow" silhouette is actually a sheep, and the "acrodian"...well, you can figure it out! And I absolutely hate puzzles that have you filling bottles of liquid at different levels. In all, the storyline wasn't too bad, but the Rube Goldberg ending was out of left field. Try the game; you might like it.
February 4, 2012
The Mystery of the Opera
The beginning of the game just pull you in. you just want to play it over and over again. I love the characters. They were very well done and the puzzle were great. I had a lot of fun playing and solving the mystery.
March 8, 2013