Reviews and Problems with Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle
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could have been better
Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 March 2014
Summary: The game was like a Myst sort of thing with a few interactions, but not enough to make it scary or interesting. I don't want to be alone when I game. The other characters are a big reason to play and have more of an adventure.
Summary: Loved It! I bought the game because I was out of Nancy Drew games and enjoy that type of mystery gaming. This one was better than any of the Nancy Drew games I have played and I have played all but a couple of the newer ones. Very exciting, wonderfully visually appealing and just difficult enough to look up a walkthrough. My type of game!!!!
Summary: Wonderful graphics and a challenging and great-looking environment- made this game a great deal of fun. Mouse-controlled interface was smooth, and the audio was above average. This game however was not very frightening, with only two really startling moments. Overall-the ambiance and the sense of isolation made for a really enjoyable sojourn to a dark and creepy cyber country-side.
Summary: There are no hints, or instructions and screen moves with you at every turn. Need to have your deductive and logic skills honed for this one. I had to find a walkthrough on the Internet as I was stumped at one point. Very challenging.
Summary: I'm a huge fan of adventure games, and not so much a fan of gore-y horror. This was a creepy game that had several genuine chill moments but avoided cheap scare tactics or gore. I love that. The story was quite unique -- you'll never look at a big rock the same way! This was the first (seriously, the first) puzzle adventure game that I did not ever have to look up what to do next. And yet, I didn't find it to be easy.
A solid independent entry in the horror/adventure game genre...
Steve Forsyth "sforsythnoe", Amazon
14 September 2011
Summary: The plot is of the "wake up in a car on an empty road with no idea of where you are" variety. You stumble upon a gas station/motel/lodge and notice empty cars still running, tables knocked over, and eventually a very scared man locked in his office. You must then proceed to do the typical adventure game thing ... read notes and collect items to put the mystery together.
Summary: This is one of the worst games I have ever played. It has menial graphics, a lackluster storyline, and some of the most irritating and grinding gameplay I've ever experienced. The only credit to the game was that occasionally the surroundings would get a bit creepy... until they would play one of the horrible taped clips that made the entire thing a joke.
Summary: I bought this game because of the other reviews I read. I was happy with the game, the graphics and sound is really great. It is not too hard of game play so you if your a SUPER gamer you will prob have it solved in a week. (if that) it is worth the time, and money most def. you get full access to roam and look everywhere.
Slightly cheesy and short, but it's still a good game.
5 April 2010
Summary: "Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle" is an adventure/suspense/horror game that use Celtic legends to create a creepy atmosphere. It has a lot of pros, but it has some cons, as well. I am going to break down the game into several parts to explain it. Story-You are driving along the British countryside, when your car suddenly dies. You are unable to go back the way you came because of a force field (I'm not kidding) so you head forward to explore around the area.