Reviews and Problems with Antique Mysteries: Secrets of Howard's Mansion
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User review by jetjock
5 September 2012
Summary: I'm kind of late to the party here, but thought I'd get my 2 cents worth in. I can only give three stars because I really HATE puzzles that are basically just random clicks that you MUST get in the correct order to solve. Most of the puzzles in this game are just that. Some require 12 clicks in the correct order. Other than that, I would have given at least 4 stars as the rest of the game was really enjoyable. HOS are very bright and not too cluttered.
Summary: The game;s plot was interesting: you are hired to find missing antiques at the mansion of a deceased billionaire oil nabob. The puzzles were fun, somewhat challenging,, graphics very clear - always a plus. I just found the game a bit short, recommend buy on sale or use a free game coupon if you are in the mood for this linear gameplay.
Summary: This review is based on the demo. This is a very good game. With better graphics it would have been a 5 star game. The puzzles are great, the storyline gives you a good reason to have piles of stuff everywhere. I love being able to turn off sparkles. Every scene has lots of things to do. It's not dark and dreary like so many games lately which is a real plus. Plenty of help if you want it, easy to ignore the help if you want to do it all on your own.
Summary: I loved everything about this game. I too, thought of the Winchester Mansion the first thing...but this Mansion/museum was more modern and the settings very attractive.. You job is to find and restore the artifacts that have been hidden in the house by the owner who is now mysteriously deceased. The HO were nice, and not overly done. The story is cute, with a bad guy getting his just reward in the end....and a morale to the story.
Summary: This is a "first" for these developers and I am so impressed that I can't wait to see more from them! I loved how light, colorful and sharp everything is and the puzzles are so unique that they alone make this game worth playing. Personally I really didn't like the "auction" part of the game but luckily that was a part you could skip entirely.
Summary: I'm glad to see that so many people like Howard's Mansion. I certainly enjoyed it. The puzzles were fun and there was a nice variety. The mansion itself was colorful and fun to explore, with hidden rooms to uncover. Like KewlFish said, the story is reminiscent of Sarah Winchester and Winchester house, but there's more to it than that. The story was actually better than in many of the "serious" games I've played recently.
Summary: After I read the review, I thought I would like this game. The review said it was good for newer players; I have been playing adventure/hog for less than 6 months. They said it was not a dark scary one, and since I hate scary, supernatural tales, that seemed a big plus. I also love antiques, and thought I would find a mansion full of antique furnishings But game this was horrible.
Summary: Wow, what a cool game. Some of the best puzzles I have seen in a long time and I play a lot of games! Yes, the graphics are not the best but they are not the worst and oddly they add charm to the game. I absolutely loved the plot and it took me awhile to catch on to what was going on. I liked the journal, it was easy to read and easy to navigate. I liked how the game was broken up into sections of the game so you didn't have to back track and tromp all over the place.
Summary: I have to agree that this is a really fun game for someone, like me, who is so tired of the dreary & depressing genre. I demo’d a new asylum game, and after about 20 mins of it, felt like throwing myself in front of a bus, so I blew a credit on something with a sense of humour, some great challenging puzzles, and bright colourful graphics.
Summary: A good adventure HOG with a cute, inventive story and some nice gameplay. Seemed a little bit short to me, but was definitely an enjoyable play. The sounds were nice. The music didn't get annoying for me and the game sounds were pleasing to the ear. The voice acting was a bit better than average, I'd say. Mechanics were smooth. My computer was a bit noisier than normal during the gameplay, but the game ran smoothly enough and I didn't notice any slowness or PC issues.