Victorian Mysteries: Woman in White
I enjoyed this game. It was relaxing and held my interest.
The story line is soft and haunting. This is based on quite a good book.
The HOG graphics are a mix of clear and subtle depending on the scene. For the most part the objects were quite obvious.
Mini games, such as they are, were imaginative and relate well to the story (with the possible exception of a fishing game).
The music did not bother me until the final scene when the intensity increased and then it was intensely annoying. I personally liked the mournful feel of the piano during the HOGS but I suspect that it just a matter of taste.
The hint on challenge seemed to fill in a fair time. I only used it once.
The game itself is not difficult but not so easy that it bored me.
The length was fair. I took about 3 hours but that included being distracted by life a couple of times.
(original review Sep 17, 10)
November 26, 2011
The Woman in White
As with most games now it seems that designers have jumped on the bandwagon as far as the opening scenes go i.e a stormy night. I played the game in casual mode and found that the hint and skip system filled at a moderate speed, though there is not much need to use them during game play. There is not much tooing and froing as the game seems to be seperated into the different areas. The HOS were pretty clear though i found that some of the objects were a little too small so i had to use a hint on a few occasions(considering i also wear glasses too). There dont seem to be many puzzles at all through the game but the ones they do have are not too difficult and also vary. The storyline itself is consistent all the way through and the plot unravels quite nicely at the end as the story is concluded.
April 2, 2012
My daughter and I played this game. It started out great, but if you accidentally clicked out of the game, it takes you back to the beginning! It usually happened after we reached the second chapter, and there is no way to get back to the second house without doing everything over again! After the second time it happened, I scrapped the game.
December 2, 2011
Great storyline, loved the music too but the HOS were a bit frustrating because they're not the best graphics by a long shot! And not very long play for the price, took me 1hr and 20mins to complete!...i'd recommend buying this game in the sale, would be worth the price then i think.
February 13, 2012
This was not a bad game. I liked it. The storyline was slow to get started and finding the objects were relatively simple to find. I particularly disliked the arrow with the hand or magnifying at the backside of the arrow and trying to decide if I had it in the right place. Following where to go next was nice and I also liked the "there is nothing left to do here" acknowledgement. I will probably buy it at some point in time.
April 20, 2012
A Story with a Game
This is one of those times when instead of it being a game, with some story attached, this was a story - with a game attached. The story takes front and center here - good news - as it is an interesting story with twists, turns, villians and heroes.
Music is fine, not distracting. Graphics are a bit simplistic and murky but fit the story/scene.
Puzzles are easy to medium and fit the story as well. HO Scenes are murky with many objects blending into the bleak background. The Hint recharges maddeningly slow (even on casual) and so a lot of time is spent clicking around the dark junkpile (the click takes a spin after the 5th wrong click).
Best use of the Journal I've seen in some time - showing the family tree. Also good, after the game is won, you can hit "Secrets" and go back and review the whole story and pick up any character or idea you missed.
I enjoyed the game and would play another in this series - however a little more clarity would definitely be easier on the eyes.
June 6, 2012
Load Times use up free time
To initially get into the game, it takes over 30 seconds to main menu then about 10 more to start; each time you come back the owl flying sequence of 30 seconds repeats so, if you are not going to play all the free time to check it out, you lose a lot on loads. Internal load times run 5-10 seconds and there is some lag time between scenes. In 15 minutes of play I only encountered 2 true HOS the rest were objects like eggs scattered within the scenes and mini-games with a lot of back & forth from room to room. I am glad I know colors otherwise asking me for manganese, cobalt, cadmium, etc. would have used up the very slow reloading hint button. It could be good for beginners who know to mouse around a lot to find the hot spots.
April 3, 2012
engaging but not difficult
in this hidden object game, you are Walter Hartright, an artist who finds himself in the middle of a mystery after accepting a job in a Victorian mansion as a private art teacher. it seems that where ever Walter goes, an elusive "woman in white" inexplicably pops up. why? who is she?
graphics: not as nice as i'd like since small items were difficult to see. the mini-games and puzzles were interesting and required some thought but weren't super-challenging.
music: repetitious but not annoying.
my interaction: one hour demo mode, casual play (there's two modes).
the characters and the story are presented in such a quietly interesting way that i am now genuinely curious to know more about the woman in white and what her connection is to Walter -- and i am especially curious to how this game ends.
June 2, 2012
Not to bad for a beginner but not to good for an expert
I feel that this game is ok, there were times that it felt like I was just repeating and repeating. The HOS are ok but I feel that there is not really a lot of thought needed to do them. The over all process is ok for beginners, but as I say often on some of these games that have been out for a while, there great for a beginner but anyone that is past that level of skill will I think--- be bored.
I recommend This for beginners
February 8, 2012
The graphics and storyline were amazing! I love it! I like games with some challenge but not that make me get upset if I cannot make the puzzles or find the objects.
December 15, 2011