Reviews and Problems with The Secret of Margrave Manor
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User review by PyurJenius
10 September 2012
Summary: Semi-SPOILER throughout : Edwina's grandfather has not, as it turns out, been neglectful, but missing. Meanwhile his creepy butler has styled the Manor in Late Hoarder. So be careful when you go to the basement for a light source which even the butler can no longer find. It's also raining on wolves in there. And worst of all, the flashlight in plain view is apparently broken. HO scenes appear to have been made by a kid let loose with CPH on Win95.
Summary: This is a challenging game with great graphics and a good story line, but it has several glaring flaws. One problem with it is that it is just so tedious! You go through the EXACT same procedure over and over again. It takes FOREVER to get all the pieces of the crest to find out what happened to the grandfather, and the answer is SO cliched it's almost funny. I wish they had tried to come up with more varied puzzles and mini games.
Summary: I've just finished playing the third game in this series, and since the User Reviews for that game haven't opened yet, I thought I'd amuse myself by replaying the first and second games. I played the second one several times; I remembered hating this game, but couldn't recall why. Well, ten minutes into it, I remembered. Brilliant premise, utter letdown in terms of execution, graphics, cutscenes, and minigames.
Summary: Would you believe I finally finished Secrets of Margrave Manor - talk about getting your money's worth! This thing played forever, which is a wonderful thing on one hand, but on the other hand, when you just seem to redo the same thing over & over again, it's not. There were I think 16 locales with umpteen objects available: good thing; having you search for the same douple of dozen over & over & over again: not good.
Summary: Gives hours of fun in the evening, when there is nothing good on TV. It becomes addictive, just one more room, just one more room. Some of the items are not very clear, or blend in with other items, but for the most part its good.
Pros: Challenging, Easy to Learn, Engaging Story Line, Graphics
Summary: Nice, good, very long HOG. Good story, scary old manor atmosphere. The items are the same in almost every room, but there are many items, and they come in different sizes. The game offers a freeplay mode, which you unlock as you go playing the story mode. Compared to modern games you may miss the adventure and puzzle parts. If you are looking for a straight, lenghty HOG, try this game.
Summary: Good lord this game is awful, the graphics are something that a photoshop rookie could have done! They had great potential in the story to develop amazing graphics (a haunted manor? cool!) but they totally wasted that chance. And since the graphics were so horrific, I stopped playing like 10 mins after I downloaded it. Sorry if the story was good or the gameplay was good, but with those graphics I wasn't willing to spend another second in this game.
Summary: Objects often tiny and not so much hidden as sprayed around the room in large quantities. Often they are stacked 5 and 6 right on top of one another,so smaller objects can be completely hidden. Though long, it lacks variety. On the plus side, the hints refresh, the story was interesting, and background sounds and atmosphere were good. It crashed on me once with an illegal access violation.