Reviews and Problems with The Lost Crown: A Ghost-hunting Adventure
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John H, Amazon
22 June 2013
Summary: This game is a breath of fresh air. I felt like it was original, creepy, and had a great plot. I also enjoyed the backgrounds and villages came from real places in the UK, The down side of this game is the acting. It's pretty awful. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes a thrill, horror, and historical fiction.
Summary: A good choice for adults not wanting a shooting game. I wouldn't have chosen a horror game, but I am about half way through it and it is not that scary. Story is more a treasure hunting adventure. Scenery is good. Plot is imaginative. Puzzles are standard fare but interesting. Night vision electronics very cool.
Sequence of Events and Patience Matters w/ This Game
C. Ward "dog lover", Amazon
15 November 2011
Summary: This game was fun, but I had to use the "walkthrough" a few times. It got pretty tedious having to go back and forth over and over, and in the correct sequence a lot of times to get to the next step. I got tired of missing the sequence somehow. You think you've done it all in a particular scene and really you haven't done it in the proper sequence. You have to read the books within the games and really pay attention to what you're reading. It's like a riddle at times.
Summary: Im one of those people that loves the idea of ghosts, so i would like to believe they exist. Im also a big point and click adventure game kind of guy so The Lost Crown really kept me entertained. When I first read the title, i thought, oh great another bargain bin pc adventure game, but i decided to give it a go, considering its only about 5 bucks here on Amazon, I think it was worth the risk. This game is oozing with a fantastic spooky/ghostly atmosphere.
Summary: Holy Graphics Batman This game was obviously the product of one man's vision, and I think that is why it had such a unique feel and refreshing gameplay. Stunning graphics, if not the best I've seen in an adventure game, even though the game is 98% black and white? Loved it. When color was used, man it was like fine wine.
Very Satisfying Game for Readers and Thinkers - almost excellent
Horror Fan, Amazon
13 January 2009
Summary: (I won't give much detail on the storyline because that is covered in the product description.) Who is the Target Audience: People who like to read, who are thinkers, who enjoy immersing themselves in a storyline. There is a lot to read in this adventure - letters, books, menus, signs, dialogue, etc. There is also a lot to think about because there are several plots going on, and themes, and a rather ambiguous ending.
Summary: This game was fun to play, in the way that reading a fun mystery book is. There is little necessary reading in the game; but the imagery and pacing lends to a sense of being absorbed in the story and pictures. The pacing can seem slow; but I felt this was both intentional and maintained the "vibe" of the story. You can double-click to speed through things but you risk missing some clues occasionally as you go.
Summary: Just to respond to the negative reviews which generally speaking find two main flaws - the game isn't very frightening and its too slow going. On the scary factor, this is going to be very subjective because different people have different reactions to supposedly supernatural events. Maybe I am very easily frightened but playing this game in a darkened room there were several moments that made my heart race.
Summary: This game was on my want list for awhile after I saw news of it on-line. After getting it, I'm highly pleased at the outcome. If you are, like me, a paranormal investigator (when time and people allow that is), then "The Lost Crown" is a must-own for your collection of books, games and videos. I've played through "Dark Fall: The Journal", "Barrow Hill" and most of "Scratches" (still haven't completed that one yet.
Conclusion: bought this game on a whim as i love the whole RPG genre like Monkey Island and Broken Sword. At first I thought what a pile of rubbish mainly down to the characters voices and rigid movements of the lead character but when you look past and get involved in the game it's absolutely brilliant!