A great story is brought down by terrible gameplay
Richard Baker "Gaming Guru", Amazon
28 March 2012
Summary: The Good: Dark and engaging story, main characters are interesting, unique art style The Bad: Having no guidance almost breaks the entire game, clicking around aimlessly can be frustrating, inconsistent character designs, hand drawn cut scenes are pretty bad, voice acting is spotty Point and click adventures are still abundant, but good ones are hard to come by, and even rarer are ones that make it mainstream.
Summary: I liked the story. It was well developed and had a good ending unlike some games. Gameplay was a little slow. The game play here was just to complicated for my liking. Things have to be done in a certain sequence and if you miss something you can't progress. Furthermore there is no clue as to what you may have missed.
Summary: I was really looking forward to this game for the last two years since I heard about it, but much to my dismay this game left me a little disappointed in Jane Jensen, the game's designer. Jane was one of the most talented game designers back in the days when Sierra still existed as a prominent game company and well known for their graphic adventure games and great storytelling.
Future of Gaming - No; Cool Retro Experience - Yes!
19 April 2011
Summary: While doing laundry or getting ready for work, I logged quite a few hours enjoying this little distraction. I ride the bus to work and often found myself trying to work out the puzzles with the clues that I had uncovered that morning. In games today, most of the puzzles are simply an exercise in dexterity and timing. Therefore, it was nice to give the old 'Gray Matter' a little workout as well.
Summary: I was looking forward to this game. I had heard about it several years ago. Luckily I purchased the Boxed version so it started up in VISTA 32 with no problem. This game needs a fair amount of computing power to work properly and I have a fast machine for this. The graphics are right up there with the Syberia series. Samantha's high resolution is good. I like the story line. The "implementation" of the various puzzles/investigations are not to hard - to a point.
Summary: I bought this game because my wife and I love to play point & click games together. Overall, we were very satisfied with the storyline; however we did notice where there were a few times when the storyline was being glossed-over with a cut-scene; it didn't spoil the experience for us. On the other hand, there is an existing glitch in the game which will dead-halt players in their tracks.