Doors of the Mind: Inner Mysteries
I don't usually review the copious amount of mostly "Hidden Object" games I've played. The only other review I've made was to comment on the shortness of another game. But, this game, by other player's review as "short" (if indeed short), then well, it is a shorter game you might love to linger on.
I have a particular sensibility (art education that is) and this game has all the variables I love in a story-telling search and find, solve-the-puzzles game. Nothing pushes you to continue and nothing rewards you. It's quiet and lovely. The graphics are beautiful, the sounds accent a strange place in your head, and not all the images are easy to find. The story line keeps you inside your own psyche. And so far the hats all look like candy bon-bons--LoL. I love it.
December 23, 2011
Step into the Inner Mysteries of your Mind
I picked this title up mainly because it made me think of The Outer Limits, or The Twilight Zone. While the story is not science fiction like those series, the manner of story telling is.
I liked this game. I think the biggest flaw in the game is that it was too short. I believe we completed this title under 3 hours. If the gameplay was extended another 2 hours, that would be an improvement.
With that being said, the gameplay did balance out well with the story telling and advancing the story. The hidden object scenes were fun and the puzzles were OK. I am a sucker for effects, and I loved the effect the programmers used when the character was entering a door.
I would recommend this title, the buyer just needs to know what to expect of this purchase though. While short, I thought the story was solid, and was still a fun time.
December 19, 2011
Hokey and way too short
NIce switch from the endless, often silly occult-themed HOS games here to a psychological theme. Also liked the convention of having to go through various doors to solve puzzles and collect clues. But that also quickly became very same-y, as the entire game was structured in that manner. Pretty lousy graphics, too -- often just photos of objects distorted and then pasted everywhere, which sometimes made them very difficult to find without adding much pleasure to it.
Another major disappointment is that the gameplay allowed for hardly any movement through scenes, but stayed very, very flat as you were simply presented with HOS or static psychologist office scenes. The only really fun part was in the several times you were required to use objects in order to solve something further.
Finally, the notion that I as the main character was supposed to be "losing my mind" was so poorly executed it became laughable (not scary or disturbing as intended). I'm supposedly terribly shaken as layers of repressed memory unfold, but I go back THE VERY NEXT DAY to encounter more and all my "doctor" does is pretend to be concerned. Nor did the gameplay itself either intensify or get much stranger as things progressed.
Just a cheesy game all around, I'm afraid.
February 5, 2012
Great story, way too short!
I finished this game in the one hour demo! If you're thinking of buying this game be careful. It's not going to give you hours of gameplay.
I loved the story and how it was played out. The hidden object scenes were a little too easy and made the game move along very quickly.
May 20, 2012
Way Too Short
Game seemed really good - I loved playing it, but I was finished in 1 hour? What a letdown.....
I wish Big Fish would give a ball park of how long a game is - maybe beginner would be 3 hours, intermediate 2 hours and expert 1 hour.
Didn't feel like I got my $6.99 worth.
Sorry - wanted to give a good review but not worth the money.
April 7, 2012
Not many levels after the free hour
I was disappointed that once I had purchased this game after trialing the free one, it only took me a couple of hours to finish it. Quite disappointing
January 29, 2012
Way too short
Beware, if you want something that will challenge you for more than a couple of hours, don't get this game. It only has 5 levels. Definitely not worth the money when there are other games on offer that are far more challenging for the same price.
January 15, 2012
Fun...but not that much.
If you REALLY love a lot of actual hidden object scenes, then you will probably like this. The story line and the way this plays, ties together very well. It's digging through this woman's nightmares so the HOS are quite confusing since they are supposed to be a representation of said nightmares and are mostly a jumble of stuff. Overall, I am recommending this game only because it has oodles of HOS and the story line was not half bad with a few good puzzlers. Oh, just to warn some, there is one HOS where there was a lot of flashing going on that kind of made me dizzy and I know someone suffering from epilepsy might have trouble with that.
May 29, 2012
Too short and uninspiring
This review is based on the full version of the game, which I have just completed.
~the idea behind the game, which is interesting and its a pity it wasnt more developed.
I didnt like:
~the graphics which were gloomy and seemed almost blurry in places. This made the HO scenes a strain on the eyes.
~the storyline was undeveloped and too simple to be satisfying.
~the overall length was far too short.
Overall, this game was far too short and not enough of a challenge- too much of the same thing over and over to be enjoyable. I cant recommend it, as I feel there are far better, longer games out there at the same price.
May 13, 2012
Finished this game in a few hours
Overall was an ok game, but way too short and puzzles were not very challenging. Not worth the money, in my opinion.
December 2, 2011