Nightfall Mysteries: Asylum Conspiracy
Great game and fun to play
Another good game from nightfall mysteries. Fun to play and a good HOG. Worth the money.
August 11, 2012
This sequel to Curse of the Opera explains much of the backstory for the first game, and continues the series with more solid hidden object fun. Several improvements were made, and the developers did a great job of keeping the pace fast.
The game looks great, with big improvements made in the artwork from the first game. Hidden object scenes in particular sparkle, with items really standing out but not obtrusively. Voice acting is solid once more, especially if you enjoy mad scientist chuckling (and who doesn't?#
What I liked most about this follow-up was the plot and energy level. You're constantly moving, and the game does a great job of making it evident what you need to do next without giving it away. #Unless you use the hint, of course, which charges quickly.# You also need to collect audio tapes #optional) to learn more about the characters. This was okay, but the bonus tape you earn from doing this was in my mind a bit of a let-down.
Challenges are okay, with nothing really proving too hard for your average gamer. Backtracking is present, but not ridiculously. Overall, I think the game surpasses the original technically, but lacks a bit of the challenge. Solid work.
May 19, 2012
Spectacular Voice Overs! And Not at All Creepy!
Picked this game up as a $2.99 special. At first I dismissed it as it looked like another crazy mental hospital, filled with disgust and gore (just finished Return to Ravenhearst). But surprisingly it was nothing like that. It takes place in a rundown abandoned asylum, and it looks just like one would, but nothing like Ravenhearst.
There are your usual HO and puzzles. HO not seriously junked, but some items very well hidden. There is a click penalty, which was extremely annoying. Puzzles were unique, not difficult at all. You are to collect cassette tapes to hear recordings that give background information. Collect all 15 and you get a bonus tape featuring Count Vladd (love that creepy voice?.could also play Dracula!) Length of play, approximately 6 hours. I do take my time and savor everything?why rush, enjoy!
I was surprised I liked this game. It has the best voice overs I have ever heard in a pc game, seriously! These must be professional actors. First the main character Christine, she has a hint of an English accent, sweet, beautiful and a pleasure to listen to. The villain Vincent?ugh?.spooky/creepy?and very good. Lastly, Count Vladd?honestly, he sounds like he just came out of a WWII film.
I understand there are at least 2 more in this series, Nightfall Mysteries: Curse of the Opera and Nightfall Mysteries Black Heart. Neither of which interested me when I first saw them, however, after this game I will be immediately going to purchase. The storyline continues?and you WILL want to know what happens next in ?Opera?. I can?t wait, they hooked me.
As I said, I dismissed this game until I saw it on sale. I picked it up and it is nothing like I thought it would be?.it is actually rather good, with a story that engages you and characters that you immediately care about. Since I did not try the demo, I am not sure how far you will get before it draws you in. I hope you give it a try, I don?t think it will disappoint (or offend).
May 17, 2012
A Less Disturbing Redrum
The insane doctor, experimenting and killing innocent people. This had the same feel as Redrum Time Lies; you're in a creepy run down asylum and you can't help but feel like something is going to pop out in front of you at any given moment. But it was far less disturbing in graphics and storyline than Redrum.
You enter an asylum in search of your grandfather and try to solve the mystery as to why he's even there as well as taking down a sinister creeper of a doctor and rescuing his captives.
Graphics: Good, nothing spectacular but well done.
Music: Adds just the right ambiance factor without sounding redundant or redundant. :oP
Length: I timed it and I honestly thought I'd been playing longer, but this game took me about 4 hours to play and I didn't skip any puzzles and used minimal hints in HO scenes.
Challenge: Some of the puzzles are time consuming, but nothing that can't be solved with some patience and desktop snacks. I did get confused when I didn't find tape 10/15 in sequence with the other ones (you'll find it later). Some of the hidden objects are cleverly hidden and I used the hint button on some of those. Almost always I found myself thinking, "Um, yeah, there's no way I was going to find that."
Play Again?: Yes, most likely, especially if I get the sequels.
March 5, 2012
Lots of hidden object scenes
I really enjoyed this game. There was quite a bit of backtracking, but the map really helped. Use of objects made sense, and the inventory usually didn't get overly big. There was just enough challenge in remembering where to use objects to make the game interesting rather than frustrating. I like a lot of hidden object scenes, and this game filled that bill. I did not particularly like the puzzles, which is why I didn't give the game 5 stars. They were a bit too difficult, and I ended up waiting for the skip on most of them. Play time was long, but the progression made sense. I am eager to play the next game in the series.
August 29, 2012
Creepy Asylum Fun
I really enjoyed this game. You're an orphan in search of your only living relative. You end up on a remote island with a creepy asylum and some interesting characters. The graphics are fine, not as modern as some games, but nicely done. The background music was unobtrusive and suited the game. The voice overs were excellent. The HOS and mini games were fun and well drawn. The map is helpful when you get stuck and the audio tapes you collect add an interesting dimension to the game. The ending was satisfying and set up the sequel while still giving a nice ending to the story at hand.
I look forward to playing the next game in the series!
August 9, 2012
Will there be a Part 2?
Story kept me on my toes. Wondering if there will be a "Part 2".
July 23, 2012
I really enjoyed this game because it's more than just finding a bunch of hidden objects...you actually feel like you're participating in the story because you walk yourself from room to room. In addition to finding objects you also have to solve puzzles to obtain pieces you need to move throughout the asylum. The picture quality is good and the theme music is great for giving an eerie feeling. Wasn't too hard to get through but was def worth the money. I enjoyed it so much I'm going to download the correlating story right now!
July 2, 2012
I bought this game after becoming a BFG game, so it's my first 'asylum' theme game. It was OK, the voice over is not bad. I find there's a lot of backtracking in this game, too much actually. I don't like the voice over of the small girl, sounds so snobbish. Characters seem lack personality. The puzzles are OK, not too difficult and the game length is fine. But I wasn't much too impressed with this game that I didn't buy the sequel (black heart).
June 29, 2012
Creepy but not too much..
I enjoyed the storyline. The sound, tasks, challenge were all good! The is not one issue I can find with this game. Great buy!
June 16, 2012