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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Data lansării: 26 nov., 2013

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Cumpără Paranormal State: Poison Spring Collector's Edition

 

Despre acest joc

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!

Cerinţe de sistem

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Mac OS X
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    Minim:
    • SO: Windows XP Service Pack 2
    • Procesor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memorie: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafică: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Versiune 9.0
    • Stocare: 786 MB spațiu disponibil
    Recomandat:
    • SO: Windows 7
    • Procesor: 2 GHz
    • Memorie: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafică: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Versiune 9.0
    • Stocare: 786 MB spațiu disponibil
    Minim:
    • SO: OSX 10.7 (Lion)
    • Procesor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memorie: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafică: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • Stocare: 786 MB spațiu disponibil
    Recomandat:
    • SO: OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)
    • Procesor: 2 GHz
    • Memorie: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafică: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • Stocare: 786 MB spațiu disponibil
    Minim:
    • SO: Ubuntu 12+
    • Procesor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memorie: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafică: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • Stocare: 786 MB spațiu disponibil
Recenzii utile ale clienților
9 din 9 oameni (100%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
14.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 11 noiembrie, 2015
Storyline: A paranormal investigative team led by Ryan Buell is called to Poison Springs state park due to "hauntings" after an archeologist uncovers some civil war relics. Fictional Poison Springs was the scene of a civil war battle where the union soldiers were to sent to stop a supply shipment to the conferate army. During the course of the investigation, the ghosts of a conferate civil war soldier and a Cherokee girl help guide the team to discover the source of the "hauntings". Of course, the team is also there to stop the "hauntings" as well, and they have called in the help of Lorraine Warren, a renown spiritual exocist.

First I would like to address various reviews which point out this was made in conjunction with A&E (TV network) about a most likely popular show called "Paranormal State". I have never seen the show or even heard of it before reading the reviews (after I played the game). So my opinion about this is: fan service, big deal. Half the anime shows on TV and many games on Steam are fan service. (Shrug) The second thing: It seems everyone points out this game is about the paranormal, and they use the word paranormal when stating, in most cases, why they do not like the premise. Would the word ghosts have been better? I notice no one complains about ghosts. My one and only complaint is this arena of real people being depicted in a fan service fictional game is the developers and A&E really should have used the actual real people to do the voices, not voice actors. It is fan service after all.

Gameplay: This game is more point and click then Hidden Object. Being a fan service game, it is very simple and meant for a wider and most likely non-gaming or at least non-Hidden Object/ point and click gaming audience. There is some backtracking and some relatively pointless back and forth movement as the gamer is the "newest team member" gets sent to the other team members to get equipment or information. Also as the newest member the gamer gets all "the work". This game being designed as a nearly interactive game ends up bordering on annoying for someone like me who is a HO junkie. On one side of that annoyance is team leader Ryan Buell who almost comes off as a jerk by sending his newest member to do all the tasks while he and his team sits about. Yet on the other side of that annoyance is the gamer is interactive in the investigation and gets to play with all the "toys". I must say playing with all the "toys" is actually what made the game for me, as well as the actual real life way the investigation is presented such as research and talking with people. (Though the gamer is only given that information since other team members are responsible for that.)

The gameplay is set up in about 5 scenerios which depending on your point of view may or may not seem out of place or illogical in progression. Maintaining the investigative spirit while playing makes the progression logical, as facts and information are uncovered by the team and pointed out by the helpful ghosts.

Puzzles/Hidden Object scenes: OOOOH .... I really liked the actual puzzles. Those were definitely brain twisters and some out-of-box thinking. Most if I remember correctly were old fashioned logic puzzles, and a couple the hair pulling kind. The Hidden Objects scenes were easy and solvable in a couple of minutes.

Overall: The game was worth the play, and I would rate it family oriented. Nothing too hard, the premise fair enough and for those who are not into "paranormal" just leave "reality" at the door and think ghosts instead. As I said before this is fan service and should be treated as such.
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3 din 3 oameni (100%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
8.6 ore înregistrate
Postat: 13 decembrie, 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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1 din 1 oameni (100%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
9.5 ore înregistrate
Postat: 24 decembrie, 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 din 1 oameni (100%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
6.3 ore înregistrate
Postat: 27 decembrie, 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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9.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 13 februarie
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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