Reviews and Problems with Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle
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24 December 2010
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: A great adventure thriller for those who love the genre, puzzle solving and glitch free gaming. I wish the big budget blasting games could boast that they are bug free and will run on all systems. They can't. Also, why do rags like PC Gamer and Strategy informer play these games when they obviously hate them so much? They even state that they dislike 'these kind of games'. Morons.
Summary: A brilliant, clever and entertaining example of classic point and click adventure gaming. The story is original, the puzzles are seamlessly integrated and the world created is detailed. Adventure fans will love this.
Summary: I'm not a fan of this kind of game, but an interest in the subject matter inspired a purchase. I was more than surprised to find the game was an old fashioned treat. I'm used to painfully linear adventure games with too much pixel hunting, but Barrow Hill offers a non-linear story and a completely open game world. How you approach the story, the puzzles and the pace is entirely up to you. That has to be worth an '8' out of 10 to me.
Summary: For the price, and 25+ hours of gameplay, I feel mean giving Barrow Hill a 6. I found the game very good, with some lovely narrative twists and arty touches, but wanted more character interaction. I'm hoping Shadow Tor Studios carry on making games of this quality, with a few extra NPC's to stop the gameplay seeming so lonely. I know the npc's vs lonely exloration argument is one that will run, and run, but I personally prefer some characters to share an adventure with.
Summary: This is THE best game that I have ever played. I love the spooky atmosphere created by the hauntingly beautiful graphics. There is a bit of monotony where you use some items, but this is something that was a very small bit and I just can't wait for it's sequel. I will be purchasing it as soon as I can find it. This game has me playing it repeatedly and is long enough to have a long session every day. Awesome game.