Haunted Manor: Lord of Mirrors
Very imaginative game. Enjoyed the mirror concept
November 14, 2011
Great Time Filler. Very Enjoyable Game
REVIEW BASED ON COMPLETED GAME
I purchased this game a year ago, and at the time it was my favourite. Replaying it now, I can see why.
While no longer my favourite, this game still proved to be a great time filler, and I really enjoyed it.
The storyline was a good break from the thrilling, yet dark and dreary storylines. The main story of this game is: Stan Riddle enters an abandoned manor as part of a bet, looks in to a mirror, and gets trapped inside. Refusing to serve the Lord of Mirrors, he must set about finding the mirror shards to set himself free.
The game involves entering different rooms to find disturbed ghosts, and your job in each room is to find that ghost peace by performing different tasks.
The gameplay is mostly HOS with a few puzzles in there. The HOS were a mix of challenging and easy, and I had to use the hint several times on some of them. The game also ends with 12 consecutive (and when I say consecutive, I mean one right after the other) HOS in order to collect zodiac signs and find the last shard. For those who love HOS, this is the game for you.
The puzzles, although varying in difficulty, were relatively easy, and I was able to solve quite a few. There were a few though that I could not solve, and I was aided by a quickly recharging skip button.
This game?s graphics are a little outdated, but considering this game is from about two years ago, it?s not that big a deal. The artwork is well-done, and nothing was unclear, but reviewers who play this now will judge it harshly, because they were outdated.
What was a big deal though, was the fact that there were no voice-overs; none in the intro/ending and none in the game. In my opinion, this affected the storyline greatly, and it would have been much more gripping and terrifying had there been voice-overs present.
The SE does not have any features at all. No diary, map etc. (although they were not needed for this game) and the game ends conclusively, so there is no need for a bonus chapter.
I thoroughly enjoyed this game, and it was a longish one for me, so hours of gameplay are guaranteed. Although this is far from the best game out there, it?s still a great game to play, and I strongly recommend it.
June 2, 2013
SHARDS - NICELY PUT TOGETHER
STORY: You?ve taken a bet from your friends and go into a haunted house. You?re attracted to a mirror, touch it, and it captures you. It will never let you go. Only finding the 17 mirror shards can help you escape. So, off you go.
GAMEPLAY: Play is straightforward and easy to figure out. You collect shards at each location and put them into the mirror. Each shard represents a person who has been captured and has given up trying to escape. To collect each shard, there is a HOS, minigames, finding the shards, dusting off the mirror, and off you go to the next shard. Your task button tells you want you have to do. From one of your first interviews with the captured ghosts, you find out that the ?bad? ghosts are afraid of light. You now try to light up the atmosphere where possible.
The HOS are nicely spaced but are mostly bland with a little color added here and there. In casual mode, the HOS and areas of interest will sparkle. Puzzles are a wide variety ? some can be reset by backing out of the scene and re-entering.
OTHER STUFF: Clicking penalty ? game seems to accumulate them so, even though you haven?t misclicked for a short time, you may get the penalty next time you click something. Unfortunately, I don?t play games all at one time, and I missed timing one session. While I can?t say how long it took to play, it seems like an average length game. Nicely put together.
October 14, 2013
I appreciate a game that isn't complex
I often don't have the time to do those 700mb games. I love to be able to relax with a simple game. It is to RELAX, I have sufficient stress - if you need more - check out one of the big file games.
June 21, 2013
Clean and Clear
This was my second-ever HOG, and it's perfect for beginners. The game is relatively short, with clear graphics and a straightforward, entertaining storyline. The ending is better, in my opinion, than most other HO games'.
For a more experienced player, this would be a fun game for maybe two-to-three hours.
January 12, 2013
Stuck in a spooky house and can't get out!
I find that premise spooky in itself! Every room has special tasks to complete or you are stuck in this haunted house forever!! There are other spirits who haven't been so lucky and are now trapped in there. And all this because of a dare!
Enjoyable game play
December 29, 2012
A decent HO. Nothing remarkable. Could be boring to anyone with experience. I recommend this game but only for beginners.
August 23, 2012
old fashion fun with lots of HO.
I guess this is the number 1 , I played number 2 already which was great. Tons of HO in this one, great graphics, it's an early game so a bit old fashion but still fun all and all...Not extraordinary story line,it's meat and potatoes on this one !
But I had fun.
August 20, 2012
I started this and was sure I was not going to buy this.
1. very little freedom: see something you know you will need but you can't take it yet because the game is telling you you must do something else first
2. I don't dust my house this much! The dust brush is WAY too small and so you do a frantic bit of rubbing around between each scene.
3. There is so much opportunity to make it more interesting... interactive HOs or at least a horse whinny or dog bark, etc. for the occasional HO.
The freedom thing though is the big no no, it is making me crazy... and yet... I'm still thinking about buying it.
Now here's the hard part of this review... I don't know why I'm still playing it . Perhaps it's the tightly encapsulated play mode where you move rather quickly from scene to scene, the ghosts that need your help are likeable, the mirror shard collecting is good...The overclick/cracked glass is a nice touch. I don't know whether to recommend or not, so, the 'recommend yes' below is to suggest that you try it first because I can't decide myself.
April 15, 2012
Good graphics, addictive puzzles, great mini games, and I can't stop playing it. What more to say?
April 7, 2012