Redrum: Time Lies
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
Not easy, but worth the effort
The game/plot drops you in around the time where the first in the series (Redrum) leaves you hanging. I recommend that you play Redrum first.
The user interface seems quite different to most HOG genre, but there is a clever array of different types of puzzles to play throughout the game. I liked the variety, offering jigsaws, block sliding, hidden object, to scene graphic matching.
The background music and effects work very well together and is well in keeping with the theme, generating tension when required.
There is a good pace to the plot, and the use of a 'teleporting map' saves lots of tedious walking through the same locations over and over. It is useful however to walk through now and again, so you don't miss the many puzzles available from time to time, also the raven who delivers goodies.
The object reward is layered, so simply completing one puzzles gives you an object to continue, you do have other things to do in order to gain more objects, which all relate to the tasks already completed.
There is a tendency to feel out on a limb, as the hint system only gives you global hints, not overly specific to the task#s# at hand, but the effort to keep trying and explore, is well worth it.
The graphics are outstanding. Very well drawn and animated to fit well within the intended theme/storyline. I did have to turn off the custom cursor sometimes, as it caused too much lag. I can't wait for the next in the series.. the ending of this one, is a bit of a cliff hanger.
February 2, 2012
Not for kids or the squeamish
This was the creepiest game I have ever played. It was disturbing but I loved it. If you love a good horror story play this game.
January 14, 2012
Heed the Warning Label
After playing Redrum, I was looking forward to this game coming out. The dark psychological plot was disturbing and the ending freaked me out. The mini-games were a lot like the first game, but that was okay and I enjoyed playing this game. May not play it again for some time to come.
December 4, 2011
It was OK. Not as dark as made out to be.
I really dont see what all the fuss is about. I dont think is "dark" at all. I found it annoying to have so many puzzles. I would've enjoyed more HOS. The storyline was OK, not that entertaining. Overall it passed the time, but really not worth all the hype.
August 31, 2012
A disturbing game!
What a disturbing game! Not in a creepy or chilling way that is fun to play, but in a way that makes you question the mental health of the game designers. Please don't buy this because you think its scary or entertaining its just gross. I think the design team sat down with a pen and paper and said to each other lets just think of anything that people find stomach churning and offensive and put this in the game, rather than thinking of a story line. Hated it- loathed it, Its not entertainment!!!!
March 31, 2012
Absolutely loved this cant wait for the next installment
May 13, 2012
Very Challenging Games
This series involves very challenging puzzles. I am addicted to these types of games. I can guarantee you will not want to stop the game once started.
November 14, 2011
Great psychological thriller theme
Was like watching a good psychological thriller movie. Very graphic and may be disturbing to some, but I loved it. Liked the story line, puzzles, & hidden object scenes. Looking forward to next Redrum 3. *crosses fingers*
November 11, 2011
This is the worst game ever
I am so glad I did not pay for this game but irritaed I wasted a free game coupon on a game this bad. The wierd hidden object scenes, the whole story line is just disturbing, and there is nothing I like about this game. I could not unistall it fast enough. Do not waste your time with this game even on a free trial basis, not worth the hassle.
December 27, 2012