Summary: 3.5 stars. Not bad at all. This game didn't have the best graphics but they were pretty good. Scenes were ok and not too junk pile. I thought the story although predictable because the "scientist gone mad wants to rule the world" theme was used many times but it was still pretty interesting. Nothing too ridiculous. Gameplay was easy. Puzzles were fun but easy. Good combination of hidden objects scenes as well as inventory items.
Summary: This game took me a very long time to get into - luckily the length of the game was adequate enough for me to change my mind about it. Lots of HO scenes, and puzzles were fairly easy. The plot was typical, so it was not surprising that I found myself bored at times. I did enjoy the artwork, and the characters. Backtracking was not too bad, as they were separated into different parts of the map. Overall, enjoyable, but not superb.
Summary: This game and FACES were quite similar. This one heavy to HO scenes. There was nothing innovative or outstanding in this one but it was long and well drawn. There were a lot of tasks to be completed and an abundance of HO scenes, inventory objects and puzzles. This was a straight forward and simple but reasonably well done game. The hint system recharged quickly and you were never left frustrated. Although for me this one was a bit too heavy on the HO scenes.
Summary: I enjoyed this adventure HOG - maybe not as polished as some of their other games, but overall had all the right elements which played along with the story. Mix of adventure, HOG and puzzles - nothing overly novel but all quite enjoyable and worth playing.
Summary: I found this really boring. I agree with what someone said below, it has all the elements I normally love (creepy house, etc.) but there was just nothing interesting about this game. When I clicked on the grass and was told I needed a special tool to move the leaves, I got quite annoyed. They're leaves. They're not heavy, they're not covered in bugs or poison, they're not a mountain, they're about five leaves but I have to go find a tool. Le sigh.
Summary: I bought Dark Ritual because I enjoyed the part of the game in the demo. You explore a colorful mansion, with intriguing features such as a garden with a tomb of ancestors, secret rooms, and something strange going on in the cellar. You see glimpses of your partner, who has become strangely possessed, with glowing cyan eyes. You have "flashbacks" of a threatening cyan-lighted mummy monster and an evil doctor experimenting on your sister.
Summary: This is yet another one of those sinister feeling adventure HOGs with a quasi-lucid plot, half detective thriller/ half sci-fi. I pretty much stumbled my way through this one with little idea what I was doing, but succeeded anyway in large part thanks to a very good hint system. Hints refill quickly in HO scenes (good thing because some objects invisible, others enormous), and are useful when you get stuck, either pointing you toward a scene to search or flat out telling...
Summary: Dark Ritual has all the ingredients I usually like in a game, however, and sadly, there was just nothing remarkable about it. I found myself only able to play for a few minutes at a stretch before getting bored. It was a typical story line of having to rescue So and So from evil Doctor Such and Such while trudging through a rundown mansion, an abandoned hospital, sewers, etc. The story unfolded somewhat nicely, but there was just nothing original about it.
Summary: I played the trial of this game, which I found nice, but not great. A FBI agent is looking for her missing sister. It seems she vanished after answering an ad to take part in a questionable experiment by a Dr. Brown. It seems the "good" doctor is a descendent of Incan priests (with the last name of "Brown"?!) trying to find out the secret of some mind controlling serum.
Summary: I did a Beta test on this game a while ago, and have been waiting for it to become available. I'm quite satisfied with the game. I found the story interesting, if not new (but there are only a few stories in the world, they're basically all the same), and I liked the graphics, even if they were a bit cartoony. There were no weird angles as in the incredibly bad Silent Scream: The Dancer. The background sounds were appropriate and not annoying.