Redrum: Time Lies
Definitely not for anyone who isn't fond of very dark content. I wish there were more like this! Can't figure out how to say more without going into spoilers - but the plot did not disappoint.
There's a basic pattern through most of the gameplay. Minigames repeat - to me, they seemed to get harder as they went on, but then I might've just been staring at the screen for too long. Was not in love with the reverse-puzzle Hidden Object-ish scenes (although they were refreshingly different). However, I really enjoyed the many jigsaw-type puzzles - the art was fantastic,and the puzzles definitely made the most of it. The general pace was spot-on.
Hints are limited and can be increased by finding magnifying glasses in various scenes, which is a big plus. At the easier level, there is no penalty for multiple clicks on HO scenes, so hints are a last resort.
November 24, 2011
Possibly the most exceptional and novel BF game to date
I have played Big Fish games for many years now, yet have never felt compelled to review a game, although they have all been very high quality games. I am partial to the dark themes in hidden object games, so naturally I was drawn to Redrum. But it certainly is bounds above other games of it's type, if it can be grouped by type at all. Redrum is an exceptional, twisted and dark game sure to thrill those looking for not just creepy fun, if you are like me, creepy is as good as you will get but you want something just a little more mature, and when it says mature trust the disclaimer because it is for mature audiences only I guarantee it will leave some people downright haunted by the disturbing imagery if this is not their cup of tea but the rest of us avid horror-seekers it's just what we are looking for... if that's what you want then this game delivers. It has an engrossing storyline with gameplay and forward progression not found in any other game. I cannot compare it to other games, because it is a standalone in it's novelty. Give it one hour and you will be hooked. This is my favorite Big Fish game, and I've been playing Big Fish for years, and come with a long history of video gaming in general. This is the game you have been wanting. Trust me.
November 20, 2012
Scariest Big Fish Game I played so far: Loved it!
The game surely isn't meant for little children. For me as a horror-fan it was just fine! The creepy atmosphere caught me at once. I liked the graphics and the music. The puzzles were a bit repetitive but I liked them. Especially the "Drag columns and rows"-puzzles were great fun!
April 12, 2012
This was creepy awesome!
I thought this game was incredable. It's very engaging, keeps you wondering and wanting to save the patients. It took me a good 5 hours to go through without any help. If you like fast pace and super creepy this IS the game for you.
I do want to mention this game is very graphic and it caters to the criminaly insane. There are storys you read that even made me cring. If you can handle that...great.
Try the demo. And then buy.
February 19, 2012
I enjoyed this game for the most part, more puzzle than HO, which is what I like, but at the end the kind of puzzles you had to solve were very repetitious... so the end took a long time .. the left if open for a sequel so don't look for closure!! lol...Definitely worth playing...
January 17, 2012
This game gave me the creeps and I'm used to some really sick stuff. It's definitely not for those who have weak constitutions or those who get upset by nasty thoughts. It's kind of old school, but totally unique. I'v never played anything like this EVER. It's going on my Buy List, but for when I'v got an extra credit since I'm limited on what I can spend money on so I pay for the guaranteed long games. And I use my free game codes and credits on nifty strange games like these. I can't imagine it could be that long seeing how big the area you can search is. There's just one location with different rooms to open up. But I could be wrong, it could be the longest game ever for all I know, I'm just basing this on past experience. If you have an extra credit or if you aren't strapped for cash buy it, after you try the demo, because it is totally an acquired taste.
February 3, 2013
got this as an extra after I bought another game. Loved the story-line though I didn't play 1st one. Will definitely hit up next one.
January 2, 2012
Sick and twisted
This is such a fun, original HOG; it's probably one of the more creative I've ever played. That being said, it's also easily the most disturbing, which is saying something in a genre rife with cemeteries, ghosts, murders, demons, and wacky asylums. Be forewarned!
June 24, 2012
This is a good a** game. It so realistic and makes me really work my mind being a detective an all. I would recommend this game to any one who like suspense, thrillers and mysteries
November 17, 2011
A chilling good time
Great story: a detective has to apprehend Dr. Sigmund Fraud (dont you just love that name!), who experimented on his niece and other vulnerable patients. Lots of scary noises, and a few scary scenes, but not that much. No VOS. A few standard HOS. Many puzzles: jigsaw, octagons, swap the tiles. Also finding things by shapes, which is kinda hard. Some seek and find. Eerie music. Great graphics and characters. Collect magnifying glasses for extra hints. A good length, I was 5 hours at casual, and skipped a few of the jigsaw puzzles. Enjoy!
August 5, 2012