Halloween Stories: The Neglected Dead
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This Halloween, Elephant Games brings you the next eerie entry in the always entertaining Halloween Stories series!

The Myth Debunkers make it their business to travel the world exposing creepy myths and legends as the hoaxes that they truly are, but their confidence is shattered after a series of cases in locations around the world turn out to be more real than they ever expected! Can the team survive these living nightmares, and what will become of them if they do? Get ready for a truly chilling spooky season in this hair-raising Hidden-Object Puzzle Adventure game!

  • Are Halloween legends fact or fiction?
  • Follow a trio of hoax hunters
  • Haunting hidden object scenes
  • Spooky brain-teasing puzzles
  • For additional features, check out the Collector's Edition

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Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 2048 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 628 MB

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Halloween Stories: The Neglected Dead is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I would not could not with a CE, I would not could not with an SE Well, here we have the rare game for the Halloween season. The time where a few developers come out with their yearly Halloween game. I feel this should give them a little bit of an extra kick to say "hey, let's make a great spooky Halloween game". Not the case here. Not even a tiny scare. Very few HOS. I thought it was short, including the bonus chapter. I had high hopes for all the build up this game received and the first few reviews I saw were 5 stars (but aren't they always)? This is closer to 2 stars for me but I threw an extra one in there for art and color. I sure hope the other developers come out with something better than this for Halloween. I do not recommend. Do better Elephant.
Date published: 2021-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from NO ONE'S EVER GOING TO FEEL THE NEED TO RE-DRAW THIS GAME LOL Completed Game approximately 4 hours (including completion of all mini-games & CE Bonus Chapter) 18 Main Game Scene Locations +7 Bonus Chapter Difficulty Range: Beginner Yesterday's masterpiece, Drawn: The Painted Tower was ReDrawn because it no longer worked on the newer 64bit computers. I had to laugh because I thought, 10 to 15 years from today, no one would care if they could no longer play this game on their computer so no one would ever bother to remaster The Neglected Dead. In fact, I can't think of a single newer HOPA that would be worthy enough of a remaster because none of them are as good as they were back in the 2013-2018 timeframe! I'm not saying all HOPAs are garbage nowadays, but when compared to the quality, the gameplay, the amazing storylines, and challenge of the older games, none of the newer ones roll off anyone's tongues when asked what their favorite HOPA game is...what is your all-time favorite HOPA? I'm bettin' it's a game that was developed between 2013 and 2018! I wouldn't mind the fact that all HOPA games have become so blatantly foolproof if Big Fish would just offer more Adventure games, but they rarely do! (even tho there are far more adventure games available than HOPAs) There are only a handful of beginner players, the majority are at least Intermediate players, most of us have been playing this genre for over a decade! In a sense, we are the ones who put this genre on the map thus, the reason HOPA developers exist today so why not throw us a bone every now and then with a game befitting our skillset? HELPER/GADGETS: There are NO gadgets or Helpers in Halloween Stories: The Neglected Dead, however, you'll play a different character in each Chapter. The first Chapter is played as George O'Leary, then you can choose to play as Shen Lee or Catherine Garcia-Gonzales in any order. AUDIO/VIDEO/GAMEPLAY: I fell in love with the graphics when I first discovered Mystery Trackers: The Void. No other developer has mastered the creepy, abandoned town scenario like Elephant Games has, the characters are lifelike and move fluently. Although they have had issues with the audio soundtracks in the past, lately I haven't noticed any freeze-ups or awkward silence moments. The game mechanics seem to be flawless but the story itself seems to have a few hiccups. In the first scene, Cathrine writes a note to tech guru, George O'Leary, that if he can get her safe open he can have anything inside, his prize is Catherine's camera. George even makes the comment that he hopes the safe isn't empty, yet a few scenes later he uses the camera for the first time, and due to unforeseen circumstances, the camera gets broken...of course! Then he complains that Dullaham broke HIS favorite camera? How can it be HIS favorite camera if prior to this single use it belonged to Catherine? Moving on to the next scene, an old, half-blind man is kidnapped by the evil-doer and George makes the comment that he has to save this victim because it's the only way to find out what he did to deserve being kidnapped...say what??? MORPHING OBJECTS/COLLECTIBLES: (CE version only) Less is More, right? I mentioned falling in love with Mystery Trackers: The Void because of the graphics, but the reason I started to play the series in the first place was that it had Morphing Objects. Originally, Elephant Games had amazing Morphing Objects that were challenging to spot because the morphs were slow and the objects that morphed were things that weren't obvious, such as paintings, windows, or sections of a building that morphed into a similar object. Then they started making the Morphs huge and they were so obvious when a mushroom started flashing at a break-neck speed into a giant, out-of-proportion, and out-of-place white baseball which took away all of the challenge and all of the fun. Now they have just abandoned ship, instead of putting forth more effort, they decided Less is More. I sure do miss the old Elephant Games tradition :( There are 12 Collectible Cards with descriptions of various Halloween evil-doers, and 24 Zoom Zone Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces to assemble a Single Screensaver. HIDDEN OBJECT SCENES: There are only 8 Hidden Object Scenes +5 in the CE Bonus Chapter, and a handful of smaller zoom zone HO's that usually precede the main HO scenes. What I am noticing from this developer in the last few games, is a marked improvement in the Hidden Object Scenes. The objects are smaller and less obvious they are clearly making an attempt to blend the objects into the scenery and choosing objects that will blend into the scene rather than stick out like a sore thumb, why can't they apply this method to the Morphing Object scenario? There are Interactive List Finds, Silhouetted Shape Finds, Matching Pairs, Find & Replace Scenes, Keywords in Sentence Finds, and Multiples of the same Item Finds. There are no alternate games available in lieu of the HOs. MINI-GAMES/PUZZLES: There are 18 Mini-Games +4 in the CE Bonus Chapter. They did a good job putting twists on standard games to make them Halloween-themed or at least character-related. There seems to be an excessive amount of puzzles that involve moving tiles along a track, such as moving tiles along tracks to complete an image, choosing letters in the correct order so that when the letters slide along a loopy track it spells a specific word, etc. If it wasn't a sliding track puzzle, it was a swap tile scenario which is disappointing because usually, Elephant Games offers a lot of Mechanical type puzzles which are my favorite. BONUS CHAPTER: (Collector's Edition version only) Turn back the hand of the clock to debunk the infamous Mothman. Because I am from Ohio, the Mothman legend is very familiar so I kind of enjoyed the Bonus Chapter! There are only 7 Scene Locations so it's on the shorter side but I'm okay with short, I'd just prefer to have quality over quantity. There are 4 additional Mini-Games and 5 Hidden Object Scenes, and you will continue your search for the remaining 3 Halloween Cards and 6 Zoom Zone Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces which allow you to complete your Screensaver. After completing the Bonus Chapter the Mystery Room (replay 12 Mini-Games & 13 Hidden Object Scenes) and Expedition Room (return to scenes to search for missed Collectibles & Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces) are unlocked. MOTHMAN FUN FACTS: The Mothman is a cryptid that lives in the area around Point Pleasant, West Virginia, some believe he is a Harbinger of doom, that his presence signifies or warns of an impending disaster, others say the Mothman causes the horrific disaster. The Mothman is also known as Indrid Cold, or “The Grinning Man” which is a supernatural entity/alien that grins at people who see him. The first known sighting of the Mothman was in November 1966 in Point Pleasant, W.Va., a town of 4,300 people at the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha rivers, just southeast of and across the river from Gallipolis, Ohio. The sightings continued for the next 13 months from over 100 credible witnesses, such as couples, firefighters, and larger groups of people culminating in the collapse of the Silver Bridge, a disaster that killed 46 people. Afterward, The Mothman vanished as quickly as he arrived! Since 2002 the town of Point Pleasant has celebrated the “Mothman Festival” on the third weekend of every September, they even have a 12-foot tall statue of the Mothman in Point Pleasant! To this day people claim to have seen the Mothman before disasters like 9/11 and the collapse of the 35 west bridge in Minneapolis. COLLECTOR'S EDITION EXTRA'S: 5 Wallpapers, 1 Jigsaw Puzzle Screensaver, 4 Music Soundtracks, 21 Achievements, 12 Collectible Halloween Cards (with descriptions) 24 Zoom Zone Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces, Mystery Room (replay 12 Mini-Games & 13 Hidden Object Scenes), Expedition Room (return to scenes to search for missed Collectibles & Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces) 3 Main Chapters +Bonus Chapter, and a Built-In Strategy Guide. I'd love to see you at my new forum, thewoodsforum.boards.net
Date published: 2021-11-05
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