Thrills abound as the ghost-hunters from the hit TV show “Paranormal State” race to solve a terrifying Civil War haunting!
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Veröffentlichung: 26. Nov. 2013

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The Paranormal Research team from the hit A&E TV show "Paranormal State" is called in to investigate a terrifying supernatural event at Poison Spring State Park, historical site to a grisly Civil War battle. Join the team as their newest member, solve this ghostly case, and reunite two wayward spirits in this eerie Adventure game!

  • Scour over 40 locations and 20+ Hidden Object scenes of hauntingly beautiful Poison Spring State Park!
  • Enjoy detailed, hand-painted artwork, full voice-acting, and a story inspired by true events!
  • Detect spiritual occurrences with special gadgets, such as the EMF Meter, the Thermal Cam, and more!
  • Solve 30 spooky puzzles and save the state park in Paranormal State: Poison Spring!

Systemanforderungen

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP Service Pack 2
    • Prozessor: 1.6 GHz
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafik: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Speicherplatz: 786 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
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    • Betriebssystem: Windows 7
    • Prozessor: 2 GHz
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Speicherplatz: 786 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: OSX 10.7 (Lion)
    • Prozessor: 1.6 GHz
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafik: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • Speicherplatz: 786 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    Empfohlen:
    • Betriebssystem: OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)
    • Prozessor: 2 GHz
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • Speicherplatz: 786 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: Ubuntu 12+
    • Prozessor: 1.6 GHz
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafik: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • Speicherplatz: 786 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
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aRoDaT™☪
( 4.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 30. Mai
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My first time playing hidden object games. It was like a novel. I opened it to drop trading cards but finished the game. :)
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CrystalBooness
( 8.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 17. Mai
the graphics are ok on this game and the story line not too bad. I got through the game ok but I guess I expected more as this was a favorite show of mine. Don't get me wrong. It is pretty good. I think I just had higher expectation.
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sbszine
( 5.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 11. Mai
A solid hidden object game from someone other than Artifex Mundi for a change. The puzzles here are much better than you usually get, and include a few dexterity minigames too. There are tons of hidden object scenes too, which you don't get so much of in newer titles. If you liked the first Enigmatis, this is a good bet, as the production values, feature set, and puzzle to hidden object ratio are similar.

The only negative is that the hotspots are tiny. If you remember to click with the top left pixel of whatever thing you're using -- rather than what visually makes sense -- everything goes smoothly. For example, if you get a set of keys and the keyfob is on the top left corner, put the fob into the lock, not the key. You get used to it quickly.
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wyldrose
( 6.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 1. Mai
Even setting aside the cultural appropriation, this game has issues:

- full screen is glitchy
- the custom cursor doesn't display properly
- the map displays available actions, even on the hardest difficulty
- voiceovers can't be turned off (separate from general sounds)
- active points are *very* fussy and a failure drops the item back into your inventory without any message (so you get no feedback whether you just missed or if it was the wrong item)
- twitchy mini-games

Also, because the NPCs eyes move, but not their lips, it really looks like everybody has telepathy or something. (Better, granted, than some of the gawd-awful mouth animations to be seen in the HOG genre, but still very odd looking.)
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nephrotranz
( 8.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. April
Ein tolles Spiel für Liebhaber gelungener Mischungen aus Point & Click, Wimmelbild und Rätseln. Man kann das Spiel auch gut ohne Hinweise beenden, da man im Tagebuch jederzeit nachlesen kann, was man schon erledigt hat und welche Aufgabe man gerade erfüllen muss.

Die deutsche Übersetzung ist durchaus gelungen und die Grafik ist recht ansehnlich, lediglich die Szenen, in denen man mit seinen "Kollegen" interagiert bzw. spricht, sind nicht so gut gelungen. Hier wäre es schön gewesen, wenn die Lippenbewegungen zum Ton passen würden und die Mimik bzw. die Bewegungen insgesamt flüssiger wären.

Alles in allem ein guter Zeitvertreib, der die grauen Zellen nicht überfordert.

In der Collector's Edition erhält man nach dem Spielende noch eine Bonusszene, die nochmal zwischen zwanzig und dreißig Minuten Spielfreude bringt.
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Vinnie
( 6.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 26. April
There is one aspect of this game that stands out, and can be noticed even from the screenshots - amazing graphics detail and artwork. Add to that a lot of varied riddles and many hidden item searching games and you get a very nice point and click game. I've enjoyed playin git, especially eith the hint option that shows you where to go when you're lost. Instead of clicking on random objects, trying to figure out what you've missed you get directed to the direction of the object you should interact next to progress further into the storyline.

I highly recommend Paranormal State.
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osirish
( 5.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 23. April
Exceptionally good HOG. Probably one of the best I've played. Interesting puzzles, good story, above average voice acting, and a decent length, taking over 5 hours to get through with no help. The bonus chapter was also very good, and unexpected.
The only gripe I have is the lack of fast travel. The map tells you where to go, but you need to manually travel there through multiple scenes. This, however, doesn't detract much from a very enjoyable game.
Recommended, more so if you can pick it up in a sale.
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sgbeal
( 0.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 21. April
i unfortunately can't recommend this game, for the sole reason that it overheats my CPU within a few minutes. Based on forum posts, this is a known problem since well over a year (as of April, 2016), with no feedback from the devs on it. i.e., no fix is in sight.
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Lowbacca1977
( 6.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 15. April
Overall, I'd recommend this, provided that it's on sale (I paid $2, and I think I'd have been fine paying up to around $5 for it). The game's good for about 4-5 hours of playthrough, and overall has a good variety to the puzzles. The driving thing for me, though, is the story, and I was impressed that the story was as interesting as it was. There's also a good balance between paranormal creepy and non-paranormal creepy.

Overall, I really only have one thing I fault the game for, and that's the faces. The visual look of everything BUT people is quite good, but the faces of everyone lie solidly in the bottom of the uncanny valley. This isn't helped by the fact that when people are talking, their mouths don't move, but their eyes do blink. It makes the game feel creepy in a way that is clearly not intended.
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leanne7frisby
( 11.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 6. März
cute little game nothing too interesting about it though when paranormal state is an very importent/ reaspected communate
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morikohikari
( 4.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 21. Februar
I did NOT enjoy this game. I had no idea what I was doing, the acting was subpar, and there is no such creature as Spear Hand. I went and looked. Playing this felt like a game made entirely out of story padding. I wish I could return it.
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IIVMCMXC
( 5.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 21. Februar
Ein sehr tolles Wimmelbildspiel für Liebhaber,
die sehr gerne Super Natural schauen,
denn daran hat es mich etwas erinnert,
da sehr viel über Übernatürliches geredet wird
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selashmar
( 10.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. Februar
Cant play the bonus extra game, there is a glitch that wont let you get past a certain stage.
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King Joffrey
( 3.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 15. Februar
is schon nett ;)
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TpKreeper2
( 8.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 13. Februar
loved the game but was hard to click on some parts...
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B a l l a g e
( 9.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 13. Februar
It is a good game and not boring if you know what you do.
You can get trading cards.
And you can do all achievements because that is not so hard, but if you want to do all don't make the game becuase if you do this you have to start again the game to do achievement. That is bad in this game.
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Rechiva
( 4.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 10. Februar
:)
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_baerbel_
( 3.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. Januar
Game crashed nach ca. 2 Stunden. Puppe lässt sich nicht zusammenbauen.

0/10 für ein kaputtes Spiel
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Vigilant Shadow
( 6.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. Januar
This is just your average hidden object game. Funny if you like watching and laughing at the show. Which is why a friend bought it for me. Some of the puzzles make no sense, and one minigame that was hard enough that even the walkthroughs I found skipped it. The dlc was also kinda racist. But hey, I got to tell a friend that I had to shave a beaver to save the world.
Tldr if youre in for an hour or so of weird, moderately humorous ghost themed weirdness this is an ok game.
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jamiefff
( 6.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 4. Januar
Not bad of a game
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5.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Mai
A solid hidden object game from someone other than Artifex Mundi for a change. The puzzles here are much better than you usually get, and include a few dexterity minigames too. There are tons of hidden object scenes too, which you don't get so much of in newer titles. If you liked the first Enigmatis, this is a good bet, as the production values, feature set, and puzzle to hidden object ratio are similar.

The only negative is that the hotspots are tiny. If you remember to click with the top left pixel of whatever thing you're using -- rather than what visually makes sense -- everything goes smoothly. For example, if you get a set of keys and the keyfob is on the top left corner, put the fob into the lock, not the key. You get used to it quickly.
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4.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Mai
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My first time playing hidden object games. It was like a novel. I opened it to drop trading cards but finished the game. :)
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3.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. Januar
Game crashed nach ca. 2 Stunden. Puppe lässt sich nicht zusammenbauen.

0/10 für ein kaputtes Spiel
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8.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. Dezember 2015
Pros :
  • Easy achievements. Perfect for achievement hunter.
  • Trading Cards.
  • Rather long gameplay & bonus game. As a fan of HOG, I like it.

Cons :
  • Bad voice acting. Especially Ryan's voice. They are not live up to their role.
  • Some objectives are missing dialog, Makes me confused of what to do.
  • I've experienced a bug in bonus game where the stairs in the bar didn't appeared and somehow appeared after I re-entered the bar multiple times. The hint pointed the ceiling but nothing can be clicked.

    Neutral :
    The minigames are too easy. Maybe some of you like easier puzzle, but not in my case. I prefer harder puzzle.

    10/10 for easy achievement and trading cards :D
    I recommend this game for achievement hunters out there.
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6.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Dezember 2015
A fairly run of the mill hidden object game with a TV tie in (I have never seen any of them and don't even really recognize the actors although no doubt this will add something for fans of the series) - essentially you get to join the regular gang as a new team member that specializes in falling down holes and generally being a gopher and repairman while the rest of the cast stand around investigating the spooky stuff - at one point the team leader even shows off his amazing skills of opening a door, but most of the time you will be the one doing everything here (fair enough it is a game and just watching them do everything wouldn't be great, but you have the sneaking suspicion the reason the plot has you seperated from the team so much is to avoid the actors having to do more than minimal voice over work for the game).

Anyway the plot seems fairly standard spooky TV series material and is fairly decent for HOG game standards, and the graphics are nice and clear and make the hidden object scenes fairly easy (although they have lots of objects, multiple objects and multi-step objects - getting the 1 minute achievement the first time on any scene would be very good going). The puzzles are mostly pretty easy, although I suck at the peg board jumping over one so I had to skip that particular, but fairly varied. There tends to be no explanation of why everyone has weird puzzle locks on their doors and handbags, but that is so common in the genre it hardly even counts as a negative.

One note on achievements is that there is a certain part after completing the old house where half the areas previously unlocked are now unavailable (including the old house itself), so ensure you have found all the collectibles before finishing this part or you will need to replay most of the game again (luckily you don't have to get all 20 in one playthrough if you mess up and miss a couple like I did). Otherwise you will mostly be able to get all the achievements in one playthrough (minus the 1 minute HOG timer which probably will require redoing the first one or two scenes knowing where everything is).

The point and click sections between are mostly fairly good, although prone to the common hidden object game flaw that half the game could be saved by a protaganist that thinks to bring along a basic set of common tools like screwdrivers, hammers, knives, etc. and didn't throw them away every time they are used. Otherwise they are mostly reasonably logical, or at least not completely silly and immersion breaking anyway.

There are also some sections where you use some spook detecting equipment - some equivalent of a ghostbusters style PKE meter which needs you to find symbols randomly scattered around a screen, a heat camera which is a simple tile swapping/matching exercise, and a noise recorder where you have to fiddle with the amplitude and volume of a recording to match the target line. Oh and plus a metal detector you use once. These all are done fairly well and add a bit more variety to things.

Overall it is fine, if a bit cheesy, so if you have an evening to waste it is an okay option, especially at the current price. Probably more for fans of the series, but it isn't so bad anyone else that likes this genre won't get on fine with it.
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9.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Dezember 2015
Very easy, short length, casual Hidden Object game.

Story is interesting and well spread throughout the game, with a very short bonus chapter. The actors and voice are fairly cheesy, pretty much what you'd expect from 'paranormal investigators'. The graphics and sound fit and but are not ageing well. While it is a little dark and grim in places, it's more light spook than horror.
The Hidden Object puzzles are nicely presented scenes, lots to find, only a couple of glitchy moments.
Nearly all the logic puzzles have the answer provided in clues found nearby and all but one are very easy.
There is a map - but the teleport is from a single location, the areas are close together so backtracking is not too bad. Also an in game guide included if you get stuck.
Achievements are super easy to 100% as nearly all are collected as you play normally.

This is a very easy game suitable for crayon-eaters.
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1.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Dezember 2015
no point in playing a broken game
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9.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. Februar
It is a good game and not boring if you know what you do.
You can get trading cards.
And you can do all achievements because that is not so hard, but if you want to do all don't make the game becuase if you do this you have to start again the game to do achievement. That is bad in this game.
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4.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. September 2015
- kostenlos bekommen (auf Steamgifts gewonnen) -

- gute Grafik
- Einfache bis mittelschwere Rätsel
- Durchschnitts Story
- die Errungenschaften kann man alle beim ersten Durchgang erreichen
- Spielzeit ca. 4 Stunden

Ein gutes bzw. durchschnittlich gutes Wimmelbild Spiel/Hidden Object Game.
Das heißt das Gameplay finde ich gut, schöne Minispiele und Wimmelbilder.

Die Story dagegen finde ich persönlich eher durchschnittlich. Es fesselte bis mitte des Games, man will wissen was los ist, aber nachdem man weiß um was es geht, sehe ich die Story eher als durschschnittlich an.

Also für Hidden Object Fans ein interessantes Game, aber 10 € (Vollpreis) würde nicht ausgeben.
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5.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Oktober 2014
Eine unheimliche Umgebung, unerklärliche Ereignisse und ein eingespieltes Team auf der Suche nach Antworten. Als Spieler übernimmt man die Rolle des Neuankömmlings, der sich in seinem ersten Fall beweisen muss.

Das Geheimnis von Poison Spring lüften wir Schritt für Schritt mit der Kombination von Gegenständen, dem lösen von Logikaufgaben und der Suche nach Objekten in klassischer Wimmelbildmanier. Die einzelnen Szenerien sind hübsch gestaltet und vermitteln eine spukige Atmosphäre, die durch die Tonkulisse abgerundet wird.

Bei der Schwierigkeit der einzelnen Aufgaben, bewegt sich 'Paranormal State: Poison Spring' auf einer leichten, bzw. mittleren Ebene, ohne dabei zu fordernd zu sein. Wer trotzdem einen kleinen Denkanstoß benötigt, kann das integrierte Hinweis-System, oder die im Aufgabenbuch hinterlegte Komplettlösung zur Hilfe nehmen.

Freunde von Gelegenheitsspielen, die einen etwas ruhigeren Ansatz haben, sollten einen Blick riskieren.
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6.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Oktober 2014
Naja, ein Wimmelbildspiel mit Geisterstory - leichte Kost für 5-6h. Wer etwas für zwischendurch braucht, kann bei einem Sale ruhig zugreifen.
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5.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Februar
Ein sehr tolles Wimmelbildspiel für Liebhaber,
die sehr gerne Super Natural schauen,
denn daran hat es mich etwas erinnert,
da sehr viel über Übernatürliches geredet wird
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3.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. Oktober 2015
Mal ein anderes Point&Click Game...

Pro:
- schönes Charakterdesign
- andere Minigames als die man schon kennt
- 100% Achievements innerhalb von 3h

Kontra:
- WBS zu leicht
- Bonuskapitel hat keine Achievements
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4.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. Januar 2015
Wiedermal ein Spiel, das mit etwas Mühe bedeutend besser sein könnte.
Das fängt schonmal mit dem Setting an. Eine Gruppe von Para *Wissenschaftler* untersuchen einen rätselhaften Fall.
Als nicht sichtbares Mitglied dieser Gruppe ist man Mädchen für alles, da die anderen einfach gar nichts selber machen können. Fängt schon am Anfang so an...man sitzt auf dem Beifahrersitz im Auto und muß das Telefon aus der Mittelkonsole hinter einem rausholen um einen wichtigen Anruf entgegen zu nehmen....das halbe Team sitzt hinten, ist aber wohl nicht in der Lage zu telefonieren. Oder noch besser, kurz darauf stürtzt man durch den Boden eines Hauses und landet im Keller.
Jetzt wäre doch die beste Gelegenheit, mal zu einem der anderen Teammitglieder umzuschalten um den Verunglückten
da raus zu holen. Denkste, ein "Du wirst das schon schaffen" und eine Packung Streichhölzer (die man auch noch aufsammeln muß) sind alles was kommt.
Soviele Möglichkeiten die unterschiedlichen Fähigkeiten des Teams einzusetzten und nichts wurde daraus gemacht.

Schlimmer aber sind die eigentlichen Wimmelbilder. Es gibt wiedermal die normalen und die versteckten Gegenstände
zu finden. Ist ja eigentlich recht hübsch. Leider erkennt das Programm nicht immer einen Klick auf den richtigen Gegenstand. Besonders ätzend ist das natürlich, wenn es sich dabei um einen der versteckten Gegenstände handelt.
Sollten sich diese gar innerhalb eines Behälters/Objekts befinden ist teils sinnloses rumklicken angesagt (denn einen
Hinweis darauf selbst Konturen gibt es nicht).

Schade, aber wie gesagt soviel Potential wurde einfach verschenkt.
Zu dem gefordertem Preis kann ich es beim besten Willen nicht empfehlen.
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5.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. April 2014
"The scariest bit was his face"

My attention was brought to this game while it was still trying to get through Steam Greenlight and was offering free keys to users willing to vote. Now the game is up, and while me and many other users are still awaiting the promised keys, this game appeared in a bundle, so I've picked it up there so I can play and review the game for all those who are still waiting.

Story
As someone who doesn't watch television, my knowledge of this was minimal until I looked it up for my review. The knowledge that the series was supposed to be reality TV just makes this so much worse. Anyway, this game has the team, along with you, a new guy who doesn't receive a name, go to see someone about some recently strangeness at the site of a Civil War battle. This really was a weak point of the game, and given I know now of the 'reality TV' series, I can only face palm at the thought that it would be so poor as well.

Presentation
Expressionless faces and emotionless voices. This was so bad. The characters from the TV show have some poor caricatures, most of which don't closely match the original characters. Still, they aren't so bad you couldn't match them to a photo. The fact that the faces are never changing, no matter the current events, well, that is less forgivable. The main character just has a creepy stare that never changes through the game, and the rest aren't much better. I've been informed that the voice acting isn't from the original actors either, which doesn't bother me as I've never watched it, but the poor quality of it certainly does. Little emotion to it, and bad all round.

At least once you ignore the characters, the rest is at the expected level of quality for a hidden objects games. Items are clear, but don't stand out, which is what you would want from the genre. Nothing special to mention, but no more complaints from this section.

Controls
Purely point and click with the mouse. The only problem here was picking up an item to use on the same screen, as where you would expect the pointer to be isn't always correct, resulting in trying to guess the correct positioning to continue on.

Gameplay
With a hidden object game, there isn't a lot to the gameplay. A number of rooms to look through, finding hidden object puzzles, logic puzzles and items for solving the logic puzzles. In two of these, the game is fine. Hidden object puzzles went as expected, even if it doesn't bring anything special to the table. Locating items for the other puzzles is also simple enough.

The logic puzzles, here there are some more problems to add to the list of flaws. Some of these are quite alright, while some of them seem to have no logic to them, just attempting everything until it works. One early puzzle was to get the electricity working by replacing fuses. You have several empty slots and several coloured fuses. The slots weren't marked in any way that I could see, you just tried each fuse until a small light lit up, then moved to the next. That isn't any sort of puzzle, just random guessing. If there was a logical solution, it wasn't visible to me. There were several others handled just as poorly.

Lifespan
This game is quite short, being under 5 hours to beat both the original campaign and the bonus content unlocked after that, though that is an acceptable length for the genre. There are also 20 achievements, but most if not all will be unlocked the first time around. There are some difficulty settings but this only effects what level of hints you will receive during the game, something I never used myself. Chances are you won't bother with this game once you have completed it the first time.

Closing
Overall, this game really isn't worth a purchase, at least not at the asking price. There are many better games available capable of testing both your eyes and your mind, without inflicting the problems mentioned.

4 / 10
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8.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. August 2014
Well it is not bad, in that I completed it and didn't feel ripped off, there weren't any technical issues. However there are many other similar and better games on Steam that I wouldn't recommend this one unless you are starting to exhaust Steam's catalogue of hidden object games.

It is not scary, there are a couple of jump scares but they don't really affect the scariness of the game. However I did feel uncomfortable playing this game for the following reasons.

The art work in general is very good. However the character animation during dialogue is really uncanny as it is just large blinking eyes and in the group scene at the beginning strange head tilts.

The characters motivation is a bit off, you play as the newest member of the paranormal investigation group, but you are given all of the equipment during the game and sent off to do almost all of the work, so you end up wanting to tell the other members of the team to get up of their backsides and do something. I would understand if you were split from the group or there was some story dynamic to make you do it, but there isn’t. An early example is that you have to answer the phone in the back of the car on the way there, even though you are in the front passenger seat and there are four people in the back who are nearer the phone, and are more likely to know the person on the other end. Assembling an electrical item with the technical expert next to you, because he cannot be bothered? It gets worse.

Hidden Object Scenes, not too difficult to implement you would think, but these are the most annoying I have ever played. Using synonyms is ok, half hiding objects are ok, but most of the scenes have objects which require multiple actions to find. Which is fine but there are a lot of them. I should mention that the hidden objects appear to be the same in subsequent play throughs. Normally I would expect a scene to have 12-15 hidden objects selected out of database of a greater number of possible objects, sometimes they always include a particular object needed to advance the plot, but there is usually some variation, in this game there isn't any. This is made worse because even when you know two objects work together clicking on one with the other is difficult due to the detection of the game engine, if often doesn’t detect the click unless you click a certain part of the object but this seems to vary, and not in a predictable or intelligent way.

The first hidden object scene contains 4 objects out of 12 which require multiple actions; the highest appears to be 6 out of 12. Some of the solutions are nonsensical. It is almost as bad as the famous puzzle in one of the Gabriel Knight games that requires you to place tape over a hole in a fence to chase a cat through, such that hair is stuck to the tape, which you then use to make a fake moustache to disguise yourself as a character that doesn’t have a moustache.

This followed through into the other puzzles, melt that substance with a melting point over 1000 degrees C on a campfire ok. Go to great lengths to get a source of light, even though there is an electric work light only feet away etc.

Gameplay aside I felt uncomfortable playing the game for three main reasons.

1) The game requires you to vandalise and steal items during you investigation at times when there is no urgency. If the game required me to steal a first aid kit to help someone who was dying, I would say fair enough, or break a car window to retrieve a phone to call for the police, well they can just bill me for the window.

However the game requires me to steal and cause damage at times in the game when as far as the group is concerned, no one is in immediate danger, or the only reason to break the law is for the benefit of our investigation. Randomly destroy and damage Native American artefacts for no reason because later on you will just happen to need them, take whatever you want even though the owners are not far away, because well who cares.

2) Health and safety, running into a burning building to rescue someone, dangerous but necessary. But don't worry; you won’t be doing anything like that.

Instead:

Instead thrill in the danger of lighting candles so you can see to fill a gas tank, because someone cannot be bothered to go back to the car and get a torch.

Damage a building water supply and leave it leaking in a room with the electricity switch on, to clean a mirror to see something in the reflection which you would see by just turning around.

3) Native Americans, I don't know much about Native American culture, however it is featured and plays a prominent part of the game. But it all seems very stereotypical, dream catchers - check, Indians wearing fringed buckskin - check, big head dresses - check, totem poles - check. Everything from old cowboy films before laws were brought in to stop white people in makeup playing Native Americans - check. I doubt that all of the Native American symbolism used is genuine, and even with the genuine items, I doubt that any one nation included all of these elements. It would have been less of a problem in a more fantastic setting, but the associated TV show is delivered as a documentary, and the game is set in a real world setting. It made me cringe and I am a white Englishman, so I expect it would really upset actual Native Americans. I just felt that it was all a bit racist, and apart from holding my hand up and saying "How", it couldn't have gotten anymore unpleasant.

So I would in closing say, the game is not terrible, but almost all of the hidden object games on Steam are better. It is really only for fans of the TV show. Go play something by Artifex Mundi (Developed not just distributed by.) and you will have a better experience for a bit less money.
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10.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Oktober 2014
Casual level of difficulty for the Hidden Object Puzzles, but also a good story for Veteran Mystery game fans meaning you can be 93.14% sure you will enjoy this game. Lots of different puzzles to keep things interesting. This game is based on an A&E show, players are a member of a college club called the Paranormal Research Society, or as the cool kids say PRS. In Poison Spring all kinds of creepy stuff happen, and the game is even scary as well at parts! One of the characters Ryan Buell just looks creepy, the characters in cinematics look expressionless which also makes it eerie. Dont let steelhands get away with his master plan to decieve this group of pesky kids, they are supposed to be in college but they all look way to old and one of them looks 90 so not sure what that is about.

Feels pretty short, after beating the game is a bonus game where you return to the dreaded Poison Spring to solve yet another mystery. The puzzles are very well put together, the hidden object parts really fit and dont look like a garage sale vomited stuff all over, each part has a sound, or most do making it feel in depth. Be careful behind some objects are ghosts! Lots of those weird ghost hunting gadgets from the audio device to the camera and a digital signature thing is in the game making you feel all x filey.

Here is a link for history buffs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Poison_Spring

*If game is blinking, right click the exe and set it to disable DPI scaling... Problem solved :D
Turn out the lights, use only a candle while playing for maximum chills and thrills!
Rating: 10/10 Value: $7.99
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5.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. Mai 2014
I'm gonna be completely honest here, I hated this game, and this is coming from someone who enjoys hidden object games quite a bit. This review will be based on the game's merits regardless of the fact that I received it free, as I think that would be unfair to anyone looking to purchase it.

Let me first state that I am not a fan of the premise...at...all. I've never watched the show, but even so, the whole paranormal investigator thing is so hokey and contrived that it right off the bat turned me off. Despite the story, I was willing to give the game a chance focusing on the gameplay; it's not as if HOGs have the greatest narratives in gaming anyway, and it's usually the artwork, atmosphere and gameplay that keeps me entertained.

In all honesty, the artwork is pretty decent, at least the non-character graphics. They're pretty much par for the course in the genre and are pleasant enough to look at. The character models though, boy...again, I haven't watched the show, but I found the characters' emotionless stares far more creepy than anything the ghosts toss at you. And the somewhat monotone voice acting doesn't help them either.

The gameplay in the adventure portions was average, nothing I haven't seen before. The puzzles were OK, again, nothing I haven't seen before, but mildly stimulating all the same. The hidden object scenes, though, I grit my teeth even thinking about them. It's kind of hard to mess these up, but they managed to do it here. For one, there are way too many multi-action items; 2-3 per scene is usually pretty good, but later in the game nearly half of the items in each scene require 2-3 steps to clear. Ok, no big deal...but some of the actions are so illogical, I don't know how they expected people to figure them out without either clicking on everything like crazy or taking the easy route and using the help button, which I usually avoid at all costs but used more times than I can count because I just didn't have to patience for this game. Other items were what I would consider deceptively hidden, which is something I will always criticize as an artificial means of adding difficulty. The best hidden object scenes utilize clever synonyms and unique word usage to add difficulty as well as help improve vocabulary, but that's rarely the case here. And I haven't even mentioned the buggy cursor that wouldn't select/pick up certain items without clicking 20+ times trying to find the right pixel to trigger...

Bottom line, the gameplay was not enough to make up for the stinker of a premise/story. Folks, there are a LOT better hidden object games out there to spend your money on. I would advise avoiding this one unless you're a rabid fan of the TV show and need a fix or end up getting it in a bundle.
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10.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Oktober 2014
This game is not just a HOG (hidden object game), it also has the elements of a point and click adventure. This is my first time playing a HOG that is both a HOG and a Point and Click adventure game, and let me tell you, it is a lot of fun. When I played other HOGs I got bored of doing nothing but hidden object scenes non-stop, and I often would not even finish the game. This game, I see myself finishing and maybe even coming back to play again a 2nd time. The game is that much fun and it is never boring. In between doing hidden objects, you got plenty of mini-games and puzzles to solve. I highly recommend that nobody who plays this game, use the skip button on any mini-game. The fun of this game is solving the mini-games and puzzles. If you skip them, then you are losing out on a lot of the fun.

One of the things that makes this game great is that the hidden object scenes "fit". In other HOG games, the hidden object scenes would not fit. Like a cemetery scene that was so cluttered that it didn't even look like a real cemetery. In this game, every hidden object scene feels like it is part of the world. I would say the scenes fit into the world about 95% of the way in this game, and that is pretty good. Every HOG game has a lot of hidden objects that don't belong in a certain place, so no scene will fit 100% but fitting about 95% is pretty good.

One of the things that makes this game both unique and great, is that there are interactive objects in the hidden object scenes. For example, you may have to cut something open. So you first need to find the right item that is able to cut the thing open, and then you need to do it. I ran into some interesting interactive objects during my time playing so far, such as the spider web. I don't want to give away any spoilers so I won't say anymore about the spider web. But I will say, it makes this a unique game in having these interactive objects. Having them in the game also makes it more interesting and fun.

Another thing that makes this game great, is you feel motivated to continue playing the game until you finish it. Other HOG games, I got bored with, but not with this game. This game, I feel motivated to play. I just started playing the game today, and I played for almost 3 hours in one day. I will finish the game in the next few days. What keeps me motivated is that every time you finish a hidden object scene, you get rewarded with an object that you can use in the point and click adventure part of the game. Also as I said earlier in the review, it is not nothing but hidden object scenes, so you have variety in this game. The variety keeps me interested and motivated. I plan to solve every mini-game and puzzle in the game, without using a walkthrough. Even if that means taking a little longer then other people to finish the game. I will get more fun out of the game that way.

I highly recommend this game for people who enjoy HOGs, especially if you like a HOG with point and click adventure elements in it.
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4.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. September 2015
I hear this is based on some TV show on A&E that I've never seen because our waxen-faced hero there won't shut the ♥♥♥♥ up about it for the first 5 minutes of gameplay. He's the leader of some rag-tag Scooby gang that goes around and uses their dad's spare electronics to pretend ghosts exist. Some ♥♥♥♥'s going down in a state park built on an old Civil War battleground and you get to help them suss it out.

Aside from the fearless leader and the contrived-as-hell plot, this is a very solid game. The graphics are clear and detailed, which you would think would be a regular priority in games where you have to find things. It really does make a huge difference in the item searches, which are a small step backwards from Infected in that you have to find some really obtuse, nonsensical items like shadows and symbols. They're still quite fun and seem easier than in similar games. The puzzles are also great, clearly explained and easy to get the hang of, but still provide a decent challenge. The detail extends to the environments you navigate, with lots of things to examine and learn more about the park from. There are even some hidden objects scattered around the map to find just for fun. I think this one makes a perfect entry-level hidden object game for people new to the genre, and is polished and fun enough for veterans as well. Thumbs up.

Seriously though, he makes that kind of face through the entire game.
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