Reviews and Problems with Fear for Sale: Sunnyvale Story
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User review by Miranda22
18 February 2012
Summary: I enjoyed playing this adventure HOG overall, with the one complaint that it ended very abruptly. Am guessing the CE (I played the SE) would have wound down a bit more sensibly, but the plot mostly made sense even so, which is rare and commendable. Good voice overs and good game layout, which is large enough to unfold gradually (no map), but not so convoluted as to make you lose your bearings.
Summary: I enjoyed the gorgeous graphics and the play in this game. It was all entertaining, some of it unintended I am sure. The animated people gave me a laugh.. (My favorite was the lady coming out of the confessional). I always like those in a game and the voices added to the fun.The story itself was laughable and described best by another poster.....'goofy'. This mystical house appears out of no where and grabs people.......(snicker).
Summary: This is such a goofy game! Like many others here, all thru it I just had to laugh, whether I’m supposed to or not. Very weird premise of a purple people eater house, layered over a Murder She Wrote plot of small town corruption and murder. Game play is fairly standard, nothing amazing, but you’ve got to be entertained by the crazy story, plot holes and all. This is not the greatest game I’ve played but I had fun playing it, and that’s worth quite a bit. 3.5 stars.
Summary: This one was different. The storyline had some huge gaps. A thirty year old murder where they can find the murder weapon and lift prints? A husband falsely convicted and executed who returns in ghostly form still in the electric chair? A deputy who was fired but then is always in the police station and a another who is duped by a doll. A house that appears and grabs people with vines? Where did it get the vines? it's a house not a tree. hmmm.
Summary: Perhaps having tendrils come shooting out of a house to grab people isn't the best way to have people take your game seriously. But the developers may not have intended to make a serious game. The story is actually rather sad if you do take it seriously, but it's so over-the-top that many gamers probably won't. Nevertheless, the story did have a few plot twists and managed to hold my interest better than most.
Summary: A good game with an interesting story that kept you guessing who the murderer was. The supernatural element was a nice touch as well. Some of the scenes were a little disturbing like the dummy in the tree hanging, but that's probably what the developers intended - to creep people out. I know it did that for me that's for sure. Anyway, mainly a HOG, with some added puzzles, some of which were very challenging, even on regular mode.