by gfi; HERA LABORATORIES; BIGFISH GAMES
Jud’s Game Rating:
Graphics **** Player participation (PP) **** Satisfaction Factor (SF) ***
Frustration Factor (FF) *** Fair Play (FP) *** Tedium Factor (TF) *
A terrible chain of mysterious events and cold blooded murders is revealed during the investigation of an old haunted mansion. Investigate the reason behind the disappearance of a painter and solve a cold case that has left a frightening trail to the present. (BigFish Sales Blurb)
This began with a really disjointed opening sequence containing Vocab errors. But the graphics were clearly defined even in the Hidden Object Sites, which was promising. However the HOs were so ‘cleverly’ hidden that it was extremely hard to locate them and the use of Hints was necessary. It had an Easy and Difficult Game Play choice – and as I prefer relaxed gameplay I chose Easy.
Still there was little guidance and I had to resort to Hints to show me where to go. Plus it is very necessary that you hunt carefully, scan your screen looking for Cursor changes or you will miss vital steps and have to come back frustrated.
So despite the clarity of the HO sites, this game was far too frustrating for me. I do not recommend it and I Deleted it.
Jud House 9/06/2013
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