On any other game the repetition and limitations would have driven me nuts, but Deadtime Stories can get away with it! What a fun, original game! I didn't have to mute the music, and I ALWAYS mute the music. I didn't "blah blah" my way through the cut scenes, which usually just serve to bore me -- I was that invested in finding out the whole story.
The major flaws are that it is a very narrow world in which to search and a lot of the HOSs are identical. I really dislike it when I'm sent to the same HOS to find the exact same items I found there the last time. It smacks of laziness on the part of the game designers.
However, usually I stop playing a game as soon as I figure out it is going to keep sending me back to the same place for the same things. This time, I could forgive it and it hardly bothered me at all. The game itself overcomes its flaws.
If only the world had been slightly broader, the HOSs had been all distinct, and the game was a bit longer. Best game ever.
As it is it just has to settle for pretty freakin' cool instead of perfect.
August 30, 2012
I really liked this game, its not the usual horror ghostly it has a voodoo effect to it, wasnt too difficult but not easy either I would recommend this to anyone who likes hogs. wish for 2nd edition.
June 24, 2012
Loved the concept, and the graphics were amazing.
The carriage to go back and forth saved a lot of time.
A lot of different puzzle and play types mixed in made for lack of boring sections - nicely done.
June 17, 2012
This is one my earliest games of BFG. I love it, the storyline is rather cute, and the images are, too. There are different stories in this game in which connected, with good puzzles and mini games. Not so creepy as the title says, but rather funny and adorable. A great game overall.
June 9, 2012
A pretty good game with two caveats...
Deadtime stories has very nice, illustrated graphics, pretty good voice-overs, and a bit of a real story. There are adventure game elements, so you're not just jumping from one HOS to the next. It's an interesting and entertaining game, longer than many HOG's, and well-made. This game has a lot going for it, but I had two complaints. The first is that the "narrator" (whom you see but don't hear--all text) is obviously a woman dressed up like a man, and is given a man's name. It's like they didn't have a male character handy, so they used this one and tried to make her look a little more male. That was weird. The other is that I noticed in the ending credits that Jane Jensen had a hand in making this game. The story in this game is decent, but not a worthy example of her talent. This is the story-teller behind the very popular Gabriel Knight adventure game series, and a successful author to boot. I'm surprised the story in this game wasn't better, but it's still got a lot more story than most HOG's. Aside from those very minor complaints, Deadtime Stories is still a pretty good game and worth playing.
April 7, 2012
I want more ...
I just finished playing this game and I can tell you that the only disappointment for me was when the game ended ... I wanted to keep going!
Really liked this game from the graphics, to the puzzles, to the story (which kept me interested and most don't) and the voices of the narrators.
Thoroughly enjoyed it and hope there will be more to come! Just make them longer next time. :)
March 10, 2012
RERUN FOR ME
Review is based from memory on completed game I had purchased on a CD about two or three years ago. LOL
As I started to play this game last night, the house with the spirits at the gate seemed familiar to me. Also, the name Jessie Bodeen and the story she has to tell, which is a doozy by the way if my memory serves me correctly. ;-D I do remember I enjoyed the game which is why I'm submitting this strange review. Can't really comment on much but I do remember what was in store for Jessie which I plan to keep to myself. Buy and enjoy!! Happy gaming!
February 23, 2013
this game so far is good and enjoyment i like it about black magic and cursed
April 18, 2012
Great Story over all too soon
I loved the story behind this game. I was hoping that there were several "stories" to be told. Maybe next time. Can't wait!!!
February 17, 2012
I really liked the graphics in this game. Got stuck a couple of times but the hints helped. Once I really got the hang of it, it was over...
January 16, 2012