Reviews and Problems with Howlville: The Dark Past
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User review by roseisa
5 October 2012
Summary: I agree with Laura on this one, she has already done a bang up job of describing the game. I would add that the music is well done, suited to the gameplay, the HO scenes are not junk piles and while some items are easy to see, some items are difficult to find. The storyline is what makes this game work, the hint system is not helpful, it solves the problem - that is not a hint.
Summary: This adventure HOG features an unintentionally comical sci-fi themed plot complete with mad scientist badguy straight out of Star Trek "I Am Borg" design. You have to live through dialogue about the "space time curvature zone" which has trapped your father or something, but fortunately, game play itself is overall really good.
Summary: I found this game to be a bit average. it really didn't have anything that was new or refreshing. It does have some good artwork and there was more interactive stuff in the HO scenes that I liked. But for me at least.. the same old story of the experiment gone wrong and the crazy who wants all the power. .yawn.. was just not enough to win me over. This was a nice kill an afternoon or two type game but not overly original.
Summary: What an extraordinary game, i really love the effort that has been put into it. There are not the usual HO-scenes, but the developers brought HO to a new level. Okay, in other games you also have to combine things in HO-scenes, but here this has become a new science, it is just adoreable, how creative the developers were. I really enjoy thinking about how things could be combined, this is really adding much pleasure for me to the game.
Summary: This is was better than I expected from the demo. The familiar story about a mad scientist is minimal and I didn’t pay much attention to it, other than to get a few laughs from the over-the-top visuals of the crazy guy and his pet monsters. Howlville is more about the gameplay anyway. It does have an adventure feel to it, even with all the hidden object scenes; it’s quite linear, with areas closing after you finish in them and items used almost immediately.
Summary: Once again the story goes around a mad scientist wishing to rule the world and you have to save your father and the world obviously. But I have to say that I prefer having a not exactly original subject in a game well built around, than a great story in a badly done game (like the latest Pride&Prejudice). The game is packed with HO scenes so the fans will be pleased. The scenes are list based and interactive and do not repeat.