Very entertaining and pleasant game !
It is not a challenging game, but it is well done and fun.
HO are quite different from usual: scenes are not "separated" and you don't have to find objects that, sometimes, have nothing to do with the context.
You do have to find things -or parts of- in the course of the game, to form objects that will help to open new rooms. When something -like angels, curtain, etc- gets red, a list of objects to complete or repai it, appears below.
Another difference is that not all parts are always in the same place. You have you to change locations, start a new search, and when complete, you gain the last part of one that was almost ready.
Tristan is very charming ! ... and explains your goals.
During the game, you'll get "powers" -as be able to face the sun- when you reach goals.
Graphics and music are ok.
February 1, 2012
Fun game, decent challenge
My challenge rating would have been higher had I rated this game in the first hour or so I was playing it, because I didn't realize until I was about halfway through that the inventory categories glowed if I was in a room that contained a desired item (the logbook glows if in a room with a playing card). So by the end, it was much easier once I realized this.
Would have been nice if the split storylines differed a bit more after making my choice near the end; I would have liked more challenging puzzles at that point...I am holding out for a sequel!
The little puzzle game of cards that is played simultaneously during the story game is kinda fun and makes your brain work a little differently. Hard to find some objects sometimes due to graphics limitations, but overall pretty good as far as that goes. No video segments though, just still images with text to read, click to advance. Also a little annoying that some of the objects require you to click on a specific portion of the object, so that when you are denied picking up a needed item, you think you haven't identified the right thing and go looking for something else, but if you had just clicked on a different portion of the object you could have picked it up.
Another thing that would have made it more challenging is if it was formatted a bit differently, requiring you to figure out which objects to match with which to get a functioning object, but that would be a completely different inventory format. This game is kinda nice for those who don't like having to figure out what goes with what.
Overall very good for a $6.99 game. Combination hidden object/adventure! Good flow when moving from room to room (fast loading scenes). Played a second time, paying attention to the glowing inventory categories, and completed the game taking the other storyline choice near the end (same total game length as the first) in 90 minutes (skipped reading the story & achievements text that I already knew), and earned every achievement bonus. C'mon, SEQUEL! Where is it??
December 23, 2011
I've just replayed this game for the 4th time since I first bought it, way back when, and I enjoyed it anew each time.
Loved the to-ing and fro-ing to do the tasks and the continual acquisition of new powers that help you forward the game.
All that, and you get alternate endings as well!
February 9, 2012
The best so far
I enjoyed this game completely. I'm a big vampire lover (not the sparkling ones, of course) and i fell in love with the characters, the visual and sound quality and the storyline.
It's true it's not very challenging but i prefer that level because i don't want to spend hours and hours looking for a single item!!
Is there going to be a second part? Pleeeease? :-3
May 22, 2012
Loving this one! There are so many Hidden Object games...this one is definitely unique and fun. You never know where you will find an object that you need to complete another hidden object search...
November 25, 2011
Could have been Great...
This game has so much potential. The story line is alright, and would be interesting enough, if not for the poor graphics, unresponsive cursor, TINY/blended in HOs, annoying music and sound effects. I had a headache after only 20 mins of the demo.
Be prepared to use the hint quite a bit. It does recharge quickly at least, but is not always helpful. The HOS are not very colorful, and not well drawn. Most of the HO are TINY/blended into the scene so well, that you will need to squint. It does not help that you have to click on things several times to get them to take. There is A LOT of toing and froing, but at least this game indicates what items you need to find in which area, with little lights over the item list. There is a lot going on all at once...Multiple objects/puzzles throughout multiple rooms, and you have to complete them in a very specific order. I usually don't mind music and sound effects, but with this one, it was so obtrusive and annoying, I had to mute it.
All in all, I really wanted to like this game, however I can't do games with TINY HO. It just gives me a headache, irritates me, and takes the fun out of it completely.
January 13, 2012
im sooo convincing my dad to buy me this game, its didnt feel like an hour wen i played it!
February 11, 2012
I'm Taking a Blood Oath Not To Play This Again
Adventure/HOG. Game started out okay, but had to keep repeatedly backtracking trying to figure out what they wanted done next. Hint system was not helpful in all cases. Many of the items to find were very archaic or "wassat". This was my second play over a few months. Just wanted the game to end by the time I was halfway through. Some of the items were hidden too well. My overall rating was a 3.0.
December 23, 2011
The game looked good from the demo, so I bought it but boy! what a huge disappolinted it appeared to be! You're running, flying, crawling etc. around all the time to pick up items in a number of junkpiled locations. In fact, this is a pure H0G rather oldfashioned style. The only 'adventurous' about it is that you see characters pop up now and then to carry the story a bit further. I got bored very fast, but since I'd bought it I played it through 'till the end. But a tedious experience it was and if there's a sequel coming on some time in the future it better be improved, meaning no running around like mad and only picking up items in junkpiley home and garden locations.
November 21, 2012
Starts out interesting, but quickly becomes repetitive
The game storyline started out fun, and I was hoping that the game would be equally entertaining. Unfortunately, it quickly becomes repetitive as you jump from room to room trying to find pieces of a HO. This repetition takes away from the storyline. Luckily there is a decent Hint command, because some of the HO's are very difficult to see, especially ones that are not to the proper scale with the surrounding items. The Hint command does not always work correctly, but it is good enough to keep you moving forward in the story. This is not one of the games that I would play more than once.
November 15, 2012