Victorian Mysteries: Woman in White
Don't buy this game---unless
Read the Forum first. This game still has all kinds of technical problems. Apparently the game has been around for years, and they still haven't fixed it. I did the trial, liked it and bought the game. The first time through, I had just entered Blackwater Park
and closed the game. When I reopened it,I was back at the beginning of the game, but everywhere I went said, "There's nothing more to do here". I couldn't even get out of the house. I started the game again with a new player name. This time I got as far as the cemetery, and it wouldn't let me get through the gate. Okay, I started again with another player name. This time I completed the game, but I played it through without stopping.
It could be a very enjoyable game. The story is interesting, and I wanted to see how it ended. The Victorian graphics are lovely, especially the rooms in the houses. I had to use the hint button more than I wanted to for the hidden objects, but the puzzles were fun. The sound was okay as far as the music goes, but the voice overs needs work. At times, I could barely hear what was being said.
In closing, I'd like to tell the Developers and Big Fish to clean up their act (game). You take people's money and you've had long enough and plenty of complaints. I've learned not to base my decision to buy a game on these reviews. That's the reason I put my comments here and not in the Forum.
June 26, 2013
Based on the Wilkie Collins' novel of the same name
He also wrote "The Moonstone." The plot follows the original fairly faithfully.
Rather clunky. Old-style graphics. The off-set pointer made it difficult to know exactly what was being examined or picked up. Not too much backtracking. Puzzles were not at all difficult; in fact, some were almost insultingly easy. The fishing game -- I never could get the hang of that, and it felt out of place, as if the developers had a routine they didn't know what to do with, so they threw it in here.
The ending is abrupt, even for these kind of games.
What kind of drawing teacher goes around smashing and breaking and dissolving half the house?
Might be a good game for a beginner.
May 22, 2013
It could have been good. Cons: penalty clicking, puzzles you could not skip, short, could not skip opening scene, hint refill was way too slow. Pro: pretty good story thus the 2 stars and some nice scenery.
June 2, 2012
Not yet for Kindle Fire HDX but worth playing on other devices
I had a ton of problems with the game on my Kindle Fire HDX. The reviews & game page all stated that the repairs had been made and if you have any problems, just remove and reload. I reloaded AND reset my player 3 times each and still had no journal and no visible inventory. Each time I wanted something from inventory I had to go through it blindly and found that items move around each time you touch them.
Saying all that, the game was interesting and fun or I would never have paid the full price to keep playing. The HOSs were fun, not challenging, but OK. I liked the mini games. But most of all the story. It is worth playing IF your game functions properly. Of course I played the whole game with problems, but had to go to the walk through for certain hints. I guess that alone tells you a lot of the game or about me, laugh!
May 26, 2014
Waste of money
Bought this game but it was waste of money. It played out really quick and then nothing else to do. Finished in 2 days.
July 12, 2013
Tedious exercise in frustration and boredom
The graphics are a little blurry as is expected of a game of this age. The sound track has decent music but also includes an annoying little violin noise you hear whenever you click on something and that got old very quickly.
The story is not innovative and it moves along at a glacial pace. Unfortunately, at times you get one of those dialogue boxes with sentences to choose from in order to "talk" to another character. It doesn't matter which you choose because, in order to get the full discussion, you have to click them all eventually. And, of course, if you don't this won't affect the outcome of the game. So this is just a pointless, time-wasting exercise that makes you feel a little silly for participating in it.
What made me really come to dislike this game though was the very poor puzzles with their ancient clunky interface and lack of a skip button. If I don't like a puzzle and want to skip it then I don't like the puzzle and I want to skip it. If a developer forces me to either do the puzzle or quit the game then I'm going to quit the game. That's what I did with this game.
The HOS are also annoying in that you get things on the list that don't look like what you eventually finally click on by accident trying to find them.
Add in a very slow load time between scenes and a tendency to take a single task and focus the game on it for far too long and you have the makings of a truly tedious exercise in frustration and boredom.
December 11, 2014
Too many glitches! -- takes the fun away.
Too many things wrong with this game. For example, you click on the hint button and it shows you where to go... only you cant go there because you haven't finished doing whatever needs to be done where you are. Why doesn't the hint help with what needs to be done first?
Hint takes forever to recharge, and is useless anyway. It shows you an area where there is something to do.. even if you don't have the right object in inventory to do it. ..or the problem above. It has not helped me ONCE!
Penalty for clicking after only a couple of miss-clicks in the HO, even on casual mode. And some of the items are so hard to find, guessing is a must.
Games have the ''skip" button and instructions active, so it looks like you have all you need to play the game -- only you don't . :(
Loading time for everything takes way toooo long.
The SAME music every time you click an active area gets annoying.. to me anyway.
I understand its an older game, but the glitches should be fixed if they continue to sell it. If I could return it for a refund I would.
July 19, 2014
Another game in slow motion, no full screen and sparkles even in advanced mode. The graphics are ok.
January 15, 2014