Reviews and Problems with Guardians of Beyond: Witchville
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User review by greengem418
28 August 2012
Summary: A pretty good HOG/Adventure, with a storyline that tied in together nicely. Although a typical tale of a scientist consumed with his work, his obsession unleashes dark forces that turn the peaceful town of Witchville into a walking ghost town. The added twist of him being married to Vesta was unexpected, and just played into the drama. Graphics were crisp and detailed, and gave a paranormal feel rather than a creepy, twisted scenario which was a nice change of pace.
Summary: I thoroughly enjoyed this game and, as everyone has said, it is a good length that brings everything together in an ending that makes sense. I’m not a fan of the voice-overs as I read fast and am always waiting for the voice-over to catch up to me and finish; this game has dialog you can read and the “next” button let’s you move on as soon as you’re finished.
Summary: For those who like their games long, I played the SE and this was plenty long. Absolutely run-of-the mill advdenture HOG about restoring the town of Witchville to life (final cutscenes of restoration one of the only good parts of this otherwise drab game). Guessing which character is the true villain is a plot component which spices things up somewhat.
Summary: I almost didn't buy this one because I wsn't that impressed with the demo. But when Big Fish had a sale, I decided to give it another try and I'm glad I did. The story gets better further into the game, and the areas you explore become more interesting. The main game has you playing as Alice, a female investigator of the paranormal, who travels to Witchville to meet with her friend and coworker Ethan and help solve the mystery of what happened in Witchville.
Summary: Vogat is one developer that I have my eye on, and Witchville certainly didn't disappoint, as a mystery iHOG with spooky elements. Gameplay doesn't deter from the usual formula - so we have the HOG searches, the puzzles, inventory item usage etc. Inventory items can be combined in the toolbar.
Summary: I don’t have much to add to previous reviews: I agree this is a nice, well done game from Vogat. It actually ended up being more enjoyable than I expected from the demo. I thought adding a little bit of the human condition to the ‘ghost/curse/crazy scientist’ scenario was a nice touch. Who knows how many other spooked out towns are the result of marital bickering??
Summary: I thought it was very cool to get a preview of the Bonus Chapter, and enjoyed playing. I thought I had quite a few Vogat games that were listed in the Play More section, I do have three though and enjoy playing them so I'm sure this game will also have good re-play value. Great job, Vogat! I will likely purchase as my CE on Nov. 1 because I don't think I can wait for the SE.
Summary: Another excellent game from Vogat. This one took me about 4-5 hours to play which is a nice length, It is split into about 5 chapters which I like as although you have to explore you are contained somewhat from wandering all over the place. Lots of adventure and HOG scenes and a few puzzles thrown in for good measure.
Summary: Really like this one, graphics and animations are wonderful and story is interesting. Well done Vogat :) Maybe voice overs and less HOG scenes will make this game even better but it's currently really great anyway...
Summary: GoB ist ein nettes solides Wimmelabenteuer für zwischendurch, dass sich besonders für Anfänger im Wimmel-Genre eignet. Wimmelbilder und Rätsel sind abwechsungsreich, so dass durchweg keine Langeweile aufkommt und die Spielzeit ist mit knapp 2 Stunden gut ausgefüllt. Technisch kommt GoB eher durchschnittlich daher, da Grafik und Animationen recht altbacken wirken.