Reviews and Problems with Voodoo Chronicles: First Sign
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User review by sotong
15 November 2013
Summary: I'm unsure about this one. I liked the 1920s theme. Graphics were pretty good. Good amount of hidden objects scenes & inventory gameplay. Easy puzzles. I didn't like the development of the story. It started off with a 1920s sci-fi feel & morphed into kraken & a mysterious island with supernatural spirits. I don't think there were any valid voodoo relevance here. It got me confused & I felt there was lack of cohesiveness of plot & was rather messy.
Summary: This isn't really a game about voodoo/black magic. You play a detective named James Voodoo in the game. There is very little black magic or what people think of as voodoo in the game, aside from a couple of voodoo dolls and a couple of bags named "voodoo bags." I liked the 1920's setting of the game and the varied locations. The music was good, but wasn't changed often enough. The bonus game was disappointing.
Summary: This adventure HOG fluctuates wildly from really good to the total opposite. The completely bizarro plot didn't seem to know if it was a noir detective murder mystery or a sci-fi voodoo thriller. At one point it even takes a page from mythology and ends up having a kraken devouring the town. Story ends up being a hodgepodge of wildly disparate elements, none of which is followed through. So much for making sense.
Summary: I played this game almost a month ago and enjoyed it immensely. The game has very nice graphics and is loaded with various adventure type puzzles with HO scenes mixed in. There are more puzzle type diversions in this game than HO scenes, and I prefer that over back-to-back HO scenes. The game has a nostalgic look and the story sets the mood up where you feel like you are in one of those old time detective stories.
Summary: I found this game to be very entertaining! The graphics were crisp and stunning, the music was spot on for each scene, the characters were very witty as well as VERY entertaining and at times, hysterical! The hidden object scenes weren't too "junk-pile-e" and the objects weren't too small...actually I found them to be cleverly hidden! The mini games weren't too complicated, but far from too easy...(at least in MY opinion), they were just right!
Summary: This had he potential to be a great game, but there was just something a little off that means I can't rate it higher. I found the storyline a bit weird and I didn't really get into it. Nothing was too hard to do, although sometimes things didn't feel obvious even when you knew what you were supposed to be doing. So for example, there was time I was supposed to click on something but the cursor didn't even change so I ended up randomly clicking a bit.
Summary: Thought I might do a REVIEW, rather than a "how do I do this" or a "how do I do that" kind of BFG post! So here goes-- What a neat sort of "Noir" detective story--came across as a bit of "Discworld Noir" and the "Nick Chase" duo. And maybe even a little "Tex Murphy" tossed in! I figured this game was gonna be based in New Orleans, with some "pin-cushion" dolls and a lady named "Madame DeFarge." Not! Pretty good "gumshoe" H0G/Adventure.
Summary: DISCLAIMER: I only played the demo. I feel bad about doing this, I really do, but I have to say that I was not moved much by this game. The REALLY bad thing is I can't say exactly what's wrong with the game or what it was lacking. The graphics was very good, the voice acting wasn't too bad, the mini-games were not awful. The plot while, nothing new, persuaded me to try the game. However, I played the game for 30 minutes and was just bored silly.
Summary: I only played the demo, but started taking notes on this quirky fun game, to write the review. I play so many games that after several days, before GZ gets the Review on a game up, I forget some key elements. I thought this had a different look than we've grown accustomed to, and I thoroughly enjoyed clicking on the creepy little spies! I also enjoyed the mini-games, not too hard but not too easy either. I actually liked the belts mini-puzzle to trigger the hint system.