Theatre of the Absurd

Theatre of the Absurd

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Scarlett Frost, specialist in the dark arts, has been summoned to a luxurious and remote theatre in the snowy Italian Alps. Could it be that the infamous and diabolical Hapsburg Cube has been found and purchased by the sinister theatre proprietor, Dr. Corvis? The cube is said to imprison a powerful and ancient Babylonian demon that would wreak hellish destruction if the cube should break. In a moment of desperate confusion the cube breaks and the demon bursts forth into the souls of the Dr. Corvis and his young Daughter Bethany. The ancient theatre in the lonely winter mountains becomes an arena of spiritual war, between the darkest forces of the underworld and the cunning and esoteric mind of Scarlett Frost. But Scarlett soon finds out that the only way to fight a demon this powerful is to become possessed by one herself. Only then can she acquire a ticket to the Theatre of the Absurd.

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  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/8
  • CPU: 1.0 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 470 MB

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Theatre of the Absurd is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 72.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is how a scary themed game should look. Yeah... another game about a demon being released and how to keep it there... I But here you believe it. Too many of these games take place in sunlit scenes and commonplace rooms. Here the décor matches the story. We are inside an abandoned church, and the blue/gray tones are what we expect of a macabre story. Then the hint system if fully appropriate, Red messages written on the forearm of the protagonist. VERY spooky. Secret passages, crows, ominous painitings, a torture chamber... You do believe the story. The HOS are the usual junk piles, but they are set in very macabre settings that get to you. The minigames can be solved with little problems, and the narrative flows goes swimmingly. I am not to sure about the ending... but I had a great time.
Date published: 2014-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creepy, Eerie, Weird, Unique and Fantastic Game! This game is very different, even unique in my experience here at BFG. It won't be to everyone's taste, but so far I'm hooked and will definitely buy it at $2.99 as a COTW. I have not had much trouble with the HOS at all, but I will say that the items are hidden in somewhat of a unique way (sorry, there's that word 'unique' again). Nevertheless, I'm enjoying them very much -- not just looking for the HOs but taking in the artwork of the scenes as a whole. I love, love, love the red-tattooed arm and hand hints and powers! It reminds me of a series of vampire novels that I really enjoyed reading. I believe the jerky cut scene motion and the voice looping that a couple of people mentioned may have been glitches that didn't show up for me. I have turned the voiceover sound down a little in the options menu, but I didn't want to get rid of it completely. The voices, along with the sound effects, definitely add to the weird atmosphere. Congratulations to the developers for creating an eerily creepy, beautiful, and captivating game..
Date published: 2013-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ignore the title....nothing Absurd here! As crazy as it sounds, I almost didn't play this game because of the title. It made me think of a sideshow at a traveling carnival. Even the first "chapter" was not an indication of how sophisticated this game is. I feel that anyone critiquing this game just from a demo will not be able to convey the entire brilliance in this game. It is definitely different than most games.....and yes, while it has a voice over, it was professional and not annoying as some. The CE version is well worth the price....it's challenging and the prompts help in tight spots....but I would rather have a good challenge than speed through a game like this that has so much eye candy in the graphics. I personally don't like the morose skeletal/psychic/cultish/witchcraft type genre.....which is where I THOUGHT this was leading. I was pleasantly surprised to see more creative uses of hints of Eqyptian remains and other historical/artifact type images, than the worn out "ghoulish" hooded and spell casting characters. I think this game would make a long run to the top ranked games if it were renamed as something (FKA) "the Theater of the Absurd". I totally recommend this game! I
Date published: 2012-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Diabolical! Lots of fun, Great graphics It's about a little girl in trouble. It's about demons. If that doesn't appeal to you, this isn't the game for you. The graphics are fantastic. I really was constantly impressed by the detail in each scene. It had some very sophisticated graphics elements. The help system works fine. I played the entire game on expert mode, and it wasn't frustratingly hard at all, yet the puzzles were challenging. It had a twist. The hidden object scenes were more difficult because of lighting effects in the scene itself, and I liked that. I wish I had gotten the collectors edition. I was satisfied, though.
Date published: 2012-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Masterpiece This game is perfection, extraordinary, a stunning masterpiece! I loved every aspect of it! The only down side to this game was that it had to end! I have truly never played a better game!!!
Date published: 2012-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, different, enthralling game! I absolutely loved this game. It's different from other HOGs in the grimness of the story, the graphics style, the well layered storyline... I liked the quite different sounds in HOS's when you found an object. More findings result in different tones which contribute to the story and strangeness of it all. And even when you've guessed the plot (which shouldn't be too difficult), it's still worth playing on. New rooms unfolded and left me in awe. I could completely go along with the story. So I would say: very recommendable!
Date published: 2012-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unlike Anything Else Out There This is going to be one of those games that people either love or hate. I choose the former. The main reason why I am willing to look past this game's flaws (more on that shortly# is because I am a big fan of doing something different. There is almost nothing about this game that reminds me of hidden object games I have played before, other than the setup, and I love the way it twists convention and couples it with a truly deep and twisted storyline. The setup is you are attempting to save a young girl from a demon by gathering parts of a bell. Yeah, that's plenty odd, but it somehow works. The voice work is decent #hard to voice a demon and have it not sound like a bad Halloween sound effect# but a lot of it sounds like it was done inside a tunnel. The graphics likely won't blow you away, but much of it is very well done. I loved the scope of the backgrounds, the uses of color and shapes, and the overall H.P. Lovecraft look to the castle. One of the truly spookier atmospheres in a game. Hidden object scenes are less successful, with junkpile objects against less interesting backgrounds, but still decent. You'll gather quite a bit to aid you in those scenes, and this is the start to some of the odd #and interesting) departures for this game. Minigames are variants on things you've done before, but I wasn't bored, even when doing yet another pipe puzzle or identifying pieces of a jigsaw. Nothing particularly difficult, but good enough for me. You also get powers to help you, and hints if needed appear in red on your arm! That was a nice touch. You always know what your next big task is and there's not too much backtracking because the game environment isn't so big as to cause difficulty. As to the plot, it's got a predictable ending but the trip is worth it. I really like taking a chance on something different, and this game is exactly that. There may be a spelling error here and there and it's clearly not perfect, but full marks from me on keeping the tone intense and different. Great game for a rainy day.
Date published: 2012-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different and found the story interesting Played this on casual/easy mode and found it to be relaxing and interesting game play. Sparkles, but not overly annoying or intrusive. More HOGs than puzzle games and the puzzle games can be skipped. Storyline was a bit different, which to me was a definite plus. Not for everyone as it has a very strong occult theme and there are some "unpleasant" scenes that some people may not like. I'd recommend trying the trial first as that will give you a good sample of the game because that's the worst it will get. Decent length. Did find some of the HOG scenes a little difficult to see, but nothing too bad that using the odd hint wouldn't resolve. The story kept me going and what I really enjoyed was the fact that I wasn't running around as much as we do in some games. There's a bit of back and forth, but there's a handy back button rather than sneaker wear. Definitely worth your time, but unless you are sure that occult/somewhat scary scenes are fine with you, try the trial first. Glad I bought it.
Date published: 2012-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Macabre Fun! This is easily at the top of the list for my favorite game...I've played and replayed it! I love stories that are dark (think "The Dorian Gray Syndrome" and the "Ravenhearst" series#...they add an edge to the whole experience and this definitely delivered for me. It's easy to get tired of the typical "person-disappears-you-must-find" game...this one was completely different and I appreciated the fresh approach. I read the reviews and found that I had no trouble finding any of the hidden objects...it did not bother me that there was more than one similar item. I also thought the graphics were colorful and extremely well done. I bought the Collector's Edition and only referred to it a couple of times...mainly to figure out a mini-game. I am one who takes my time in a game...it took me 4 days to play this one #on and off, of course#...I like to look at everything, read everything...etc. When I find myself stuck and unable to figure out what to do next, I take a break...when I come back, I see the area with fresh eyes and am able to figure it out. Perhaps this slow approach added to the positive experience for me. While there was some back-and-forth between areas, it was not "exhaustive", which I really appreciated. I also appreciated the length of the game...well worth my money! All-in-all...a great experience for me...more like this, please!!
Date published: 2012-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a new twist on a hog Fun game! It had some new and different twists compared to other games, loved the power up and hint system, what a great idea!!! This was not scary, so don't be daunted by other reviews...had a good creepy factor that a good SciFi game should! How anyone can say this was terrible or really scary idk?? It was no more graphic than any of the other SciFi games on here, maybe they were under 12?? May be a little much for a young child but teens and up would enjoy this game. The story line was fun, the graphics were good, ran smoothly, vo's were good and I had NO difficulty with the hos scenes. They were a little challenging but not to hard to find if your looking as you should be. The few times I had to use a hint for the hos scene it was obvious and easy to see. I think this is a game with a lot of cool new ideas and it goes right to the top of my fav list. If you like the spooky stuff, buy this, you will enjoy it.I wish it would of lasted longer I would of enjoyed playing it for awhile longer! Great job, sequel please!!
Date published: 2012-06-06
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