Nightmare Adventures: The Witch's Prison
One of the best HOA games I have played thus far!!!
I cannot say anything more than what has already been said about this game. It has everything a good game should with the right amount of challenge, thrill, anticipation and of course... scare! I have played all kinds of HO and HOA games and this one will always stand as the game I hold the others up to. I loved everything about it, too bad it had to end!!!
March 4, 2013
I Love This Nightmare!
I bought this game over a year ago and just got around to playing it, but once I did, I wondered why I had waited so long! I really enjoyed this game.
First of all, the game is all point and click. There are no HOG's in this, which was a nice change of pace.
The graphics are good and very atmospheric, although there was a little room for improvement in the cut scenes, but still ok. Quinn's character in the cut scenes looked like he was an unfinished drawing. But maybe that's just me. Lots of going back and forth, but I didn't mind it so much in this game because I was really into the plot. The puzzles are challenging and take a bit of brain work to solve. The main character has a camera and takes pictures of important clues to refer back to which is a big help.
The storyline was unique and intriguing. Government conspiracies, top secret organizations and a witch! Throw all that together and you get a great game with hours of challenging fun.
No voiceovers, so you have to do a little reading to piece the mystery together.
If you want a spooky challenge and a change of pace from the usual hidden object scenes, then give this game a try!
March 2, 2013
Nothing really special about this game. Wasn't horrible but not fantastic, but on plus really short.
February 19, 2013
My First 'Big Fish' Game Purchased
I initially played the 1-hour trial of this game and immediately purchased the full version once my time was up because I was enthralled with the settings and the promise of the storyline. I wish I had known how little game time was left after the point I had reached (thankfully it was purchased at the new user price).
The Witch's Prison definitely has a creepy, dark theme which was what drew me to it. The graphics aren't the best as far as characters go, but the locations are pretty well done. The witch herself was pretty terrifying but her appearance is very brief in the game. Tasks are fairly simple to figure out and pair well with the story (no unnecessary goose chases).
I can't say I recommend this game as a stand-alone but it may be worth it if you're interested in playing the sequel, 'The Turning Thorn' (but not necessary).
February 9, 2013
Size isn't everything
To all intents and purposes, this could be seen as a fairly basic game, but that's actually one of the reasons I like it so much. It's not a big hidden object puzzle game with whizz bang effects and cinematics (which I also love to play), but that's exactly how it should be for this one. The graphics are well drawn and on the creepy side, and the occasional music and sound effects compliment them well. The illustrated cut scenes are beautifully drawn, and you control the speed of the written speech. It's a slow burn, eerie adventure puzzler, strong on story and game play.
Don't be fooled by the small file size though, it gave me a good 4 hours of totally engaging game play. I wasn't too sure at first, but the story line and feel soon pulled my in. You have a PDF which acts as a journal, which only briefly pops up with a new entry, no annoying flashing at the bottom of the screen. You also have a camera which takes photos of clues and hints you'll need further on for puzzles, and make no mistake, there are plenty of puzzles, so if you're not a big puzzle fan like me, this one might not be your bag. There is only one hidden object scene to speak of.
There is no hand holding, no annoying sparkles anywhere, and like most adventure games, no difficulty choice. Having said that though, if you do get stuck the hint is helpful. You can also use the hint on puzzles if you need a clue but don't want to skip. The puzzles range from riddle based to visual and logic ones, a few easier to get you going then with a good level of challenge, but all perfectly solvable. The comments the main character makes throughout the game are believable with a bit of humour and occasional sarcasm. I especially liked the 'Big Fish' reference I got whilst looking around one room. You do have to look around and explore properly. This is definitely one to settle into and not rush, even better in the evening with the lights turned off!
I only got this after playing the demo of Nightmare Adventures The Turning Thorn, as I wanted to play the start of the story before playing the sequel. I can't think why I passed over this the first time around, but am so pleased I found it now. It had a great ending, and I'm now off to play The Turning Thorn, let's hope it lives up to this one.
February 3, 2013
I got the free trial and played until it was over.
The minigames are challenging, the story is good, and the characters look realistic. I liked that this didn't have hidden object mingames.
January 26, 2013
Older game, with mushy graphics and slow loading, but very good puzzles, and a lot of them. Pretty challenging, and kept me interested. Long game play, as well. Not pretty, but worth the purchase.
December 13, 2012
I absolutely loved this game! I loved the puzzles and that the parts of the story were in sections so you didn't have to remember an area from 15 scenes ago. I can't wait for another by this developer.
November 19, 2012
Great Puzzle Game
I only wish that I could find the sequel if they made one. The game leaves you at a cliff-hanger. However, I LOVED the way they plotted out the storyline. Very intriguing. Two thumbs up!
October 29, 2012
That is what you will get. No HOG'S Lots of puzzel,so if you like A good adventure games,buy it.Puzzles can be hard There is a skip and hint button and no VOS And if any boby knows of any more games like this let me know.
October 28, 2012