Redrum: Time Lies
Great Game but Creepy and Difficult!
WARNING: This game has very graphic drawings which might bother some players; if you don't like very dark games please don't even look at this one. I had a nightmare after playing this game.
Hints: There is a hint button but it is not automatically refilled as time goes by. The player must find magnifying glasses in order to refill the hint button. I ended up with 10 hints at the end of the game so this shouldn't be a problem.
Minigames: Some HOS are difficult as you must find bits of what is on the screen; some are traditional & easy. They cannot be skipped. Hints can be used. This is the only place I used hints.
Jigsaw Puzzles: time-consuming but easy. Can be skipped.
Switching Tiles: time-consuming with some difficulty (for me#. Can be skipped.
Moving Rows: time-consuming & difficult. Can be skipped.
Storyline: I didn't play the first game but this is obviously part of a series with a sequel strongly hinted at at the end of the game. The storyline is intricate, interesting, & is probably the main reason I continued playing the game until I finished.
There is a Walkthrough which I used a few times.
I enjoyed playing this game once I understood what I needed to do. I do not recommend this game for beginners or for those who do not like dark games #although there are bits of humor).
***Playing the game after midnight is not recommended unless you enjoy nightmares or insomnia.***
May 17, 2012
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
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
NOT For the Faint of Heart!!!
Ummmmm... WOW!! I am completely torn on how to rate this game. The subject matter was very disturbing but then there is the disclaimer so I was warned. A great game with some very different and challenging puzzles. EVERY time you have to walk through a doorway in this game it is Pitch Black!! I found myself hesitating outside of every doorway. Then what you find inside...... Yikes!!! Great Game for the Challenge, but still creeped out at the scenes. Buy this game, but ONLY IF YOU AREN'T AFRAID OF THE DARK!!! Mwahahahahahaha!
February 16, 2013
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
I know the title might seem a contradiction but the style of the graphics is kind of like a horror version of 'Alice in Wonderland' or some other slightly surreal story.
This is one of the rare occasions that BF have put a warning with regards to the content of the story (not done enough in my opinion given some of the games that have dark themes), and this warning should be heeded.
The story-line is dark but if you keep in context it is a game (like the Omen series was just a film), then you will I think be OK. I think the fact that the 'shrink' is a real life name and the main character is a child may to some be seen as a bit 'to near the bone'. To me though yes it is very psychological and the subject matter is not something you want to think about, but as the graphics are surreal then you can just about retain the fact that you are in a 'game'. To me though even though the graphics were surreal it enhanced to the game-play in that it all added to the story so whilst the graphics weren't realistic, they were right for the story and carried it through.
The actual game-play was takes on HO, in that there was some standard HO (find random objects), but others included finding a certain number of items (such as bones etc), this added variety to the game play and also unlike in some games where the HO's were there just because the producer of the game had decided that this was of the HO genre and to stick random HO scenarios in actually carried the story.
The music as in games of this genre helped carried the story, even though it was a bit 'creepy' at times it carried the ambienance of the story and in my opinion needs to be left on.
Even though the subject is dark and the graphics are whimsical (and perhaps not as well done as others even in this genre), I still think if you have like Haunted Hills games and others of that ilk it might be worth the free hour trial.
But heed my warning DON'T PLAY THIS JUST BEFORE BEDTIME, as you will probably have nightmares!
December 23, 2012
First, there is a bug- on every slide puzzle or traditional picture puzzle, when I completed it, the program froze. BUT the games is so good that I put up with working around that.
Before doing the puzzle, I would close so that progress was saved, then I'd enjoy completing the puzzle, use Task Manager to kill the game, reopen it, then just fiddle at putting the puzzel together again until the Skip was active, then hit skip and the game moved on just fine. Sounds like a lotof trouble - but it is worth it. This is freakier than the first RedRum. I love it's diversity! I has truly frightening pictures and concepts. I'm not talking about something jumping out at you, I'm talking sick, creepy... twisted pics but the payoff is just as big... You get to release tortured souls and it is done very satisfyingly. There is a lot of back and forth but there is a pattern to it. If you use the hint and the map, you really shouldn't need a walkthough at all, but I admit that once I did have to go to every single room and scene. It's well balanced, perhaps a little light on HOS. If you don't like doing picture puzzles, then you might not like this because pretty much each soul has one. I happen to love them.
November 10, 2012
I really didn't think I'd like this game, and I've avoided the trial for months. Finally gave it a try yesterday, and I love this game! Yes, weird and filled with horrific scenes, but the puzzles are good and the HOs are different. The story is okay. It was worth my $$.
May 5, 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