Neil Gaiman & Wayward Manor invite you to jump into the afterlife of a disgruntled ghost, trying to reclaim his house from its newfound owners.
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Date de parution: 15 juil 2014
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À propos de ce jeu

Wayward Manor invites you to jump into the afterlife of a disgruntled ghost, trying to reclaim his house from its newfound owners. Set in the 1920s, this puzzle/adventure game transports players to an era of dark screwball comedy where they must unlock the secrets of a twisted mansion. Players will discover the quirks of Wayward Manor’s unwelcome guests and choose how to prey on their darkest fears.

Story
The Budds, a dysfunctional family of misfits and eccentrics, have brought their own abysmal possessions into your humble abode and stifled your power. Each level is a playground for scares where players earn fear to take back control of the room. If you want free reign over your mansion once again, you must drive the Budds mad with fear using only your imagination and their hideous belongings.

History
What started as a Lego prototype that The Odd Gentlemen and Neil Gaiman played together one afternoon, soon became a unique collaboration to tell a story through a non­linear puzzle/adventure game hybrid, where the player learns about the characters and world through their observations and discovery. First launched on the website WhoHauntsNeil.com, Wayward Manor has been slowly unveiling its story and world to a whole new audience. Wayward Manor is Neil Gaiman’s first foray into video games.

Features
● Discover 9 quirky inhabitants each with their own desires, fears, and anxieties.
● Possess ghastly furnishings to manipulate the Budds into dire consequences.
● Level up as you absorb fear to take control of each room
● Pleasantly dark tone reminiscent of old Hollywood whodunit mysteries.
● Five floors, each filled with new items to posses and new ways to terrify.
● Find secret scares and multiple solutions to every puzzle
● Musically themed characters each represented by their own instrument.
● A story crafted and narrated by Neil Gaiman
● Featuring art from the Eisner award winning artist Chuck BB

Configuration requise

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2Ghz+ or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2Ghz+ or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Video Card
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Mac compatible sound card
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10 personne(s) sur 13 (77%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
1 personne a trouvé cette évaluation amusante
0.8 heures en tout
Posté le : 14 mars
I wasn't impressed with this game from The Odd Gentleman and Neil Gaiman. It seems to me if you're going to make a game with Neil Gaiman, you want to take advantage of Neil Gaiman's story-telling and character-creating expertise. A puzzle style game, which is what they made with Wayward Manor, is not a good vehicle for a great story and characters, in my opinion. I was hoping Wayward Manor was going to be more like an adventure game, where plot and character would have an opportunity to shine. Based on this game, I'm fearful of what The Odd Gentlemen are going to do to the classic King's Quest series. Their website says they "strive to become masters of the short form gaming experience." Short form? Is that another way of describing mobile gaming?
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12 personne(s) sur 14 (86%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 29 juillet 2014
Il est resté très longtemps dans la rubrique "bientôt" de Steam. Trop longtemps. Au moment de la sortie, je me suis pressé pour le prendre surtout parce qu'il avait un petit prix. Mais voilà :
Le jeu est fonctionnel mais il nous hurle : "J'ai été sorti trop vite !!!". Quelqu'un aura du perdre patience. Des menus jusqu'au gameplay tout est plutôt brut.

Vous "explorez" un manoir, mais votre rôle se borne à cliquer des éléments au bon moment, c'est très limité. Cliquez tel objet quand le bonhomme est à portée pour lui faire peur. Les niveaux proposent une certaine diversité, les pièces sont basée sur un thème : grenier, salle de jeux, chambre, etc et les éléments découlent du type de pièce, un coffre à bonbon, une armure décorative poussièreuse. L'agencement de chaque pièces n'est pas non plus fantastique, franchement ça ressemble à ce qu'un moteur de génération procédural pourrait sortir.
Le look des personnages me plaisaient, mais une fois en jeu on peut découvrir des modèles peu travailler, des versions de travail qui donne une idée général plus qu'un style que l'on peut aimer. Et ce n'est pas comme si on pouvait pousser les options graphiques pour en tirer plus que ce qu'il affiche par défaut.
Pour ce qui est du nom mis en avant à savoir celui de "Neil Gaiman", et bien je n'ai rien à en dire et ce n'est pas faute d'avoir chercher, d'avoir fait un effort pour être sensible à l'univers et à l'impression qu'il peut laisser. J'ai pourtant vu Coraline et j'apprécie en général les variations à la Tim Burton. Je doute que les amateurs ou les fans y trouvent quelque chose à savourer.
Voila, c'est répétitif, brute, sans finesse ou identité forte. Peut-être que je le jeu amusera quelque heures un enfant, même s'il n'y pas de VF, il n'y rien de capital à décrypter depuis l'anglais. Au regards de la durée de vie, et bien il y a un peu moins de 10 ailes, avec 5 pièces par aile, ce qui est tout à fait honorable, surtout si l'on cherche à accopmlir les petits défis spécifiques de chaque ailes.
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2 personne(s) sur 4 (50%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 2 août 2014
"une création qu’on vous invite à rapidement oublier, en espérant que vous ne faites pas partie des malheureux à l’avoir financé sur Kickstarter. Pour eux, malheureusement, il ne reste plus qu’à se morfondre dans un coin et à ressortir Coraline ou la série des comics Sandman du même auteur." GameSideStory - http://www.gamesidestory.com/2014/07/30/gametest-wayward-manor-pc/
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241 personne(s) sur 303 (80%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
1 personne a trouvé cette évaluation amusante
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Posté le : 15 juillet 2014
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Full disclosure: review copy provided by developer/publisher!

"Wayward Manor," huh? Let me start this out by saying I LOVE Neil Gaiman. "American Gods," "Coraline," and the "The Sandman" series... he easily makes my list of greatest living authors. So imagine my excitement and surprise that one of my heroes was collaborating on a video game! Wow, jeez, shucks! And it's a ghost/haunted house puzzler? AND the art direction/creative flourish looks like the "Coraline" film adaptation made a baby with a Tim Burton flick? Sign me up! Are you as excited as young, naive, several-weeks-ago me? Are you waiting eagerly for my opinion, clutching your loved one(s) close- perhaps too tightly?

Surprise! It's pretty bad!

No, this is not the hero we were looking for. This isn't a "Coraline"/Tim Burton baby... this is some Frankenstein's monster gone terribly wrong; gurgling, wide-eyed, pleading for the sweet release of a merciful death. Then your gun jams. Where to begin? It looks bad. Like "Psychonauts" - not only in style (which is good!) but in the year it was released: 2006 (which is bad!). Jagged, ugly, archaic-looking. The characters are stylized and interesting looking; but good God almighty are they ugly. The environments are ugly, the furniture and clutter filling each room is ugly, the traps are ugly... when you complete a level the items that occupy it spin and swirl about; but they clip right through the level which is not only hideous, but also an unfortunate oversight.

"But what about the puzzles," you're likely crying out, tears streaming down your bewildered, makeup-smudged face. "Surely they aren't also hot ♥♥♥♥?" GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF, FIRST OFF. YOU ARE COVERED IN SNOT AND IT IS UNBECOMING. Anyway, the puzzles? The puzzles are simple and amount to clicking a bust or coat hanger, causing your haunting target to wander over curiously. Then you drop a bottle on their head or open a window and cause a breeze to blow a convenient barrel of dynamite towards them (I miss old-timey America. What happened to my old-timey America that never existed?). Rinse and repeat until you have enough green skulls. Then you click on a giant, green skull, the furniture clips through the level, and your target bolts out the area door. Now you're on to the next level.

"But what about the story? This is Neil Gaiman we're talking about!" DAMN IT, I KNOW. BELIEVE ME. I DO. This is simply not Gaiman quality. A sentient mansion seeks the aid of a recently freed ghost to clear the current, living, jerk occupants out. To its detriment the story takes a backseat to the setting.

Neil also does some excellent, albeit brief, narration.
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That's it, that's all I've got for you.

Wait! One last thing. I might be wrong, but at the moment I can't get past Chapter Three, Part Two. The game refuses to let me progress. There have been a few times I've had to quit - for whatever reason when I complete a level the game doesn't recognize this, and no matter how much I click on the skull to progress it floats there until I quit out and retry. I've retried Chapter Three, Part Two about five times now. Seems like that's my stop.

This is NOT good. This is bad. Simple, repetitive puzzles? Check. UGLY? Check. Decidedly not fun to play? Big checkaroo. Possibly broken? Checkz. I can't recommend this despite my love of all things Neil. Got 10, 15 bucks burning a hole in your pocket? Buy one of his books. They're pretty amazing. This though? This is a heaping, generous bowl of cat food. Is it edible? Sure. Do you want to eat it? Are you a ♥♥♥♥in' prawn or something?
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35 personne(s) sur 45 (78%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 18 juillet 2014
I am one of those "more than 3000 fans" who backed this game when it was first announced. I've read all the books by Neil Gaiman, and I own most of them. He has been one of my top ten authors for nearly 20 years. Of course I backed this game.

I played for 38 minutes, then I couldn't take anymore. The gameplay is mindnumbing. The puzzles are repetetive. Maybe the story is really good? I have no idea. When I gave up, it was still just a bunch of cryptic flavour that will probably be really meaningful and engaging in the end when it all comes together, but doesn't make much sense until then.

After I gave up I vaccuumed my whole house. It was a more fun.
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