Haunted Manor: Lord of Mirrors Collector's Edition
Great Story! Great Game!
If you like the eerie feeling you get exploring a haunted house, then this is a great game to play. The graphics are incredible and the music really sets the mood. Stay in each room when you first enter to get the feel of it and enjoy playing the HOS, Puzzles, etc... If you are just beginning, this is a great game to start out with.
June 13, 2012
I liked it
Not a bad game. The HOS and puzzles were not all that hard. Had a decent flow to the game and kept you interested. Hint button works well.
May 8, 2013
It is a great game..
And I say that even though I have paid for the game 4 times and only got to play the demo, somehow I cant install the game on my computer which is really harsh. but that's ok I still would recomend bigfish games to anyone that love games. Thanks for the ride
September 13, 2012
Great game. good graphics and fun HOS
January 28, 2012
I finished playing the game yesterday. I found it different, fun and enjoyable.
April 25, 2013
I like this game. I play search games a lot and this is one of the best.
July 16, 2013
It?s All About the Stuff
Those Responsible: Top Evidence Studio
Game Release: 2010(?)
Review: Based on completed game (multiple times)
I was surprised to see how many recent, positive reviews there are for this game, most of which are over in the Standard Edition section. It being nearly four years old now, I would think most players would find the game rather out of date ? and some do. Indeed, it is a rather simply made game in that there is no live acting or extensive animation or even voice overs. There are no morphing objects; no adorable, cuddly, oh-my-goodness, fluffy animal helpers (thank heavens!); no features whatsoever ? with the possible exception of collectible figurines ? that we?ve grown to expect from Collector?s Edition games. So what makes this seemingly unremarkable offering one of my favorite games? Well, the haunting music for one thing, beginning with Mozart?s ?Requiem Mass? to, and by no means least, that haunting lullaby-like tune played particularly in the girls? bedroom. Also, I find the artwork to be original and very well and pleasingly done. But, honestly, what is it really that makes this one of my favorite games? It?s the stuff.
I?m always impressed by artists/designers who clearly understand and appreciate the relevancy of the cultural material they place in their games. So often it seems, especially lately, hidden object games are indeed unimaginative junk piles. Games set in the Middle Ages, for example, that include as hidden objects such things as computer components, car parts, and modern utensils ? to name just a few. In my opinion, the main enjoyment I get out of playing hidden object games is that I like looking at the stuff. The hidden object challenge in ?Haunted Manor? is not particularly high (which a lot of times I also appreciate), but artistically the items are so accurately depicted and relevant to one another that I?ll go back and play the game again largely just to look at the stuff. It?s sort of like pawing through some dusty trunk in the attic of an antique store. How these, I assume, very young game designers even have a feel or a clue for these kinds of items I find very impressive. Perhaps in developing this game they themselves pawed through some dusty trunk in an attic somewhere.
Whatever the case, ?Haunted Manor: Lord of the Mirrors? is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. If you go into this game expecting too much, then you?re likely to be disappointed. But if, like me, you simply enjoy looking through collections of cool-looking old stuff, then this just might be the game for you too.
Oh, and as a parting shot, if you don?t get the Collector?s Edition then you?ll never find out why the main character?s eyes turn forebodingly crimson at the end of the game. Personally I thought it was worth it to buy the Collector?s Edition, but perhaps that?s just me.
April 25, 2014
Haunted Mirror for Kindle fire
I enjoy BF games on my pc and kindle. The Kindle edition does not include a walkthrough for the bonus chapter, no idea how to unlock the violin case to sooth the
Cerberus. I have the violin bow, put the crown on Riddle. Any hints for the kindle edition?
September 27, 2013
Like Haunted Manor: Queen of Death, this game was visually appealing. The backgrounds were creepy, colorful, and detailed. Unlike Queen of Death, this game lacks a feeling of adventure and exploration. I couldn't finish the one hour trial because it felt like I was being ushered from room to room and checking mundane, simple tasks off of a list rather than exploring the mansion and figuring out where and how to use the items. Rather than being able to explore many different locations at your own discretion, the game just proceeds from one room to the next room--first the hall, then the library, etc-- as you complete simple, self-contained tasks. Part of the fun of hog's is having to travel all over the map, finding and using items in obscure locations. From what I saw of it, this game eliminates that element and the challenge that comes with it. It was pretty, but boring.
February 19, 2012
I must be going blind.
I'm flummoxed by the near perfect 5-star rating. I can see where this game has potential. Honestly, I'm never going to find it. I won't look anymore.
This review is based on the one hour trial. The first and most important issue for me is that I just can't see the screen...everything seems so small the items are hard to find. That's not fun for me. I LOVE a challenge, but I want it to be because items are so well hidden and so cleverly designed, not because they're so small. To me, this is a fatal flaw and nothing else after this really matters.
I do have a sense that this game doesn't flow really smoothly. Because of the fatal flaw, however, this is just a guess, not an informed judgment.
The directions for writing a helpful review say not to report technical issues. I think the inability to see the game is a technical issue, so I guess this isn't a helpful review. Sorry.
I HOPE THIS IS HELPFUL: USE THE ONE HOUR TRIAL before you spend non-refundable money on a game you can't see.
June 12, 2013