Thrills abound as the ghost-hunters from the hit TV show “Paranormal State” race to solve a terrifying Civil War haunting!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (64 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 26, 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!

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 786 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 786 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 (Lion)
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 786 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 786 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12+
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.2+ or compatible graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 786 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
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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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
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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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Not going to lie - this is not exactly the second coming of Baldur's Gate - but for what it is - a cheesy as anything puzzle game distraction for a few hours it didn't outstay it's welcome - the puzzles were never frustrating and the thing didn't crash or bug out at any point. Oddly enjoyable experience to be honest.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Paranormal State: Poison Spring is a paranormal point & click game with lots of hidden object minigames and puzzles. The game takes around 3-4 hours to beat and it has no replayability at all.

I'm really on the edge between a positive or a negative experience with this game. The graphics are very good but the animations and soundtracks are meh. The story had it's good moments but... In the end it's not really satisfying. Some of the puzzles made no sense or were just plain annoying, but I really enjoyed some of them. Also the jump scares were pretty lame.

I've only came across one bug while playing the game and i'm not even sure it was a bug... After getting a certain item I couldn't find what to next so I used the Hint button and it just wouldn't work. Other than that, the game had no other bugs.

It isn't a bad game... But $10 for a 3-4 hour long game that doesn't leave me really satisfied is not something i will recommend to my friends. I'm pretty sure there's a good number of superior point & click games on Steam that you should buy before this one; Though, if you ever see this game on sale or you are interested in playing it, don't feel bad for buying it, it's still a good game.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
No I don't recommend it.
It's just so extremely REGULAR*. P&C adventure games (including here the HOG little cousins) should be mostly about the interesting story and engaging interaction which furthers that story. What we have here is regular effort to make a bog standard HOGame. Regular plot, regular obligatory jump-scares, regular "twists", regular puzzles. I mean how many more 100s of times do we have to fill up the electric generator with fuel to turn the lights on to procede a screen further?!
I got the game as part of a mystery bundle and since I like the HOG genre and am currently stuck with entry-level laptop, I gave it a try, but otherwise I don't think I'd have patience enough for all it's procedural nonsense. Yet again every door is (in)conveniently locked, every handle is either missing or stuck, every opening mechanism an unconventionally complex and poorly explained puzzle.
Now I'm not american, so I was mildly aware there existed some mildly popular reality thing about ghosts and have became aware that this was an official tie-in game for an actual show solely from other reviews here on Steam. Since I believe everything paranormal is 99.9999999999999 times just a bling-bling entertainment and most of the phaenomena are just NOT-explained, rather than UN-explainable (and that other minuscule rest no one can possibly claim true or false anyways), I can only comment that character portraits in the game are... strangely drawn, are overtly stiff and the little animations look cheap and not very proffessional. Same goes for voice acting, though, again, I don't have a slightest clue if that are real original actors/TV personalities, or just some look... well.. sound-alikes.
Simply put, there are far more well made HOG-adventure hybrids. Some even on Steam. You should play those.

*I'm not actually shouting, it's just Steam doesn't give us italics option...
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9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
I got this game off a bundle, and if you did, too, you might want to actually play it.

The game is mostly a collection of puzzles, many of the "hidden object" type (some objects in the scenes require actions to uncover them), some are logical, and some are adventure-style inventory puzzles. You can skip every one if you want, or get a hint on the hidden object ones, and there are 3 levels of hinting that you can set as the game difficulty. Also, in this edition the journal contains a complete "strategy guide" which is a step-by-step walkthrough. The collection is held together by a story taking place on a number of pre-drawn screens (with next to no animation) and competent voice-acting. The story and gameplay is mostly linear, and you can check the map to see where you need to be to progress. You'll be traveling back and forth a lot as new puzzles might be unlocked for you later. There is a short bonus chapter tacked on that is interesting not so much for its three puzzles, but rather for another take on the same scenes you saw in the main game.

I found it a diverse collection of puzzles married to a casual adventure; granted, it's not exceptional, but for its budget, it is well executed, and if you don't skip too often, should keep you pleasantly occupied for a few hours.
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5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Oh, I so wish there was a "meh" button. I don't really recommend or not recommend it... read below why if you wish.

Yet another hidden object game... one with seemingly slightly higher production values than some (that's not saying much). Carrying a paranormal documentary series license, it features real people digitized... horribly. The backgrounds are generally well done, the hidden object scenes aren't an eyesore (most of the time). So that's a plus. Some effort was put into the surroundings, some details etc., and it can look really good here & there, but the story that, while it contains an somewhat interesting background, degenerates into nonsense every time in every other dialogue.

Voice acting is... well... ok I guess - hit & miss. Scary? Nah, maybe one "boo" moment when it shouldn't happen and that's it, with some attempts being laughable.

It packs some meat for the genre, what with 5 hours (305 minutes, including menu time & dunno, watching credits) it took me to finish both the main game and the Collector's Edition mission, and it doesn't exactly turn you away with the story, but there will be groans.

The puzzles are oversimplified and nothing new to the genre - there's maybe one that requires you to actually think about what you're doing for a second - and those incapable of getting it (how?!) can just skip it. Go them. In most of them, the only variety you see is graphical. They actually advertise this as "fast-paced" - which basically translates to easy to solve.

Ah, dunno, it has big pluses for the genre - most aspects of it aren't half-♥♥♥♥♥ for example (though not all), and you can see actual care put into it here & there, but it's far, faaar from perfect. If you're a lover of the genre (hm) and can grab it on sale/in a bundle, get it. For 10$ normal price, it's a No.

PS. The Collector's Edition episode is extremely short, silly & simplistic.
PPS. Shaving the beaver (oh you'll see) made me facedesk. Seriously?
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2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
It's cringe-worthy, nothing like the show and is laugh out loud funny unintentionally.

The look on Ryan Buell's face everytime you play?

10/10 GOTY.
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5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
I secretly play HOGs because they are good for lazy gaming when I don't feel like getting into something heavy. As a result, I pick them up from time to time in bundles and thankfully this one game at an extremely low price. In my limited experience with the genre, I have to say that this one was just not that great.

Uncanny-valley art direction aside (really, these people are creepy looking, even though they are clearly painted photos), the biggest hump tor hurdle are the series of asinine puzzles that await you. Like any modern HOG, the game is split in between traditional puzzles and HOG scenes. The traditional puzzles themselves are irritating at best - hardly any brain power is used as you solve variants on old games like matching tiles, hopping peg removal (like the game you can play while you wait at the Cracker Barrel), and other such rot that hasn't been fun for a hundred years. The HOG scenes themselves are where things really take a downward route and for a game that is essentially about these scenes, that's not a good thing. In traditional HOGs, you want to be efficient and find things in minimal clicks; in Paranormal State, your typical HOG scene requires that you somehow figure out what random thing they want you to interact with to reveal the object you're looking for. So instead of cleverly hiding the object in a masterful painting of clutter, you now have to figure out why you can pick up scissors and just what in the hell you're supposed to cut with them. It's not a difficult task, mind you, but it just feels like you're wasting time in a genre that is supposed to make wasting time fun. It's not. Even worse, the hitboxes are really off so you could pick up that fossil piece, for example, and TRY to put it on the plate, but because you have no idea if you're really clicking in the right spot, you have absolutely no idea if it's SUPPOSED to work or not. So when you inevitably fail, you have to try again and again just to make sure that you're simply not missing the tiny hitbox to register the object to the right place. Bah.

Long story short, there's little that makes this game fun and enjoyable - the story is weak, the puzzles are terrible, and the artwork is unnerving. If there is actually one thing I enjoyed in this game, it was finding the hidden wolves in the normal exploration scenes - what is supposed to be a fun side activity actually turned out to be the best part of the game.

Pass.
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5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Point and click puzzle where you shave a beaver to thwart an ancient enemy... 6/10



Background: Never heard of it, picked up for pennies in a bundle, completed it for some reason.

The Good:
* Backgrounds are well drawn as are the puzzles
* Lots of puzzles, samey pixelhunts but plenty of them
* Subtle animation gives life to otherwise flat scenery
* 5 Hours of gameplay, more than I expected
* Hint system is mostly helpful

The Bad:
* Characters are creepy, I mean those not supposed to be
* Scooby Doo has more dramatically competent story telling
* Virtually all puzzles are simple
* Later pixelhunt scenes make no sense
* Voices and expressions don't match the narrative
* Spelling mistakes galore
* Hints breakdown at map junctions

Impressions: By turns shoddy and enjoyable. The creepy static faces of your friends is really off-putting as are their stilted dialogue with is flatly read adding nothing to the drama of the plot. The puzzles are basic but enjoyable if you like pixelhunts. The odd nature of the inventory system is weird too. Everything conspires to break your immersion in the game. Any tool you pick up has a single use and disappears once used (no matter how mindblowingly handy it might appear to be). But despite it all there's an enjoyable series of basic clicking puzzles that are fun to do while you wade through the connecting drivel.

Recommended for: Teenage Point and Click fans and those who like unchallanging searches.

Conclusion: 6/10. Okay for nominal cost but poor value at anything more.
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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
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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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
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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12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Paranormal State Poison Spring is a hidden object game about a paranormal case, mixed with some point-and-clicking. It isn't scary; it's meant to be played as a casual game. And by now we've played hundreds of these games already, right ? So... the big question: does this bring anything new to the table ? I'm sorry to say that the answer is no.

If you want to play something scary try a true survival horror game and if you want something casual try one or more of the hundreds and hundreds of titles already available. New ones get added on a weekly basis these days.

Still, not bad. But not unique either.

[Rating; 72/100]
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
I really enjoyed this game. It is a hidden object game with creepy theme. Kinda easy but addictive. It take about 7 hours to beat it fully with the special chapter.

Un juego bastante entretenido en el cual debes buscar objetos ocultos, realizar algunos puzzles, etc, para poder avanzar en la historia. No es un super juego pero al menos yo lo disfruté. No me quedé atascado en ningún puzzle por lo cual lo considero facilito, pero a la vez me resultó bastante adictivo. 7 horas tardé en pasármelo, incluyendo el capítulo extra.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Just another hidden object game, but I felt compelled to finish this one. Probably because of Heather. She's quite attractive.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Althrough i dont like puzzle games, this game is very fun and interesting. Played it only for a short time but the first impression is very good c:
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game is click and point nothing else
its not scary at all, i whould recommend this game to people who like adventure games and only using mouse since 2 lazy for keyboard.i have enjoyed playing it

btw great song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcA9LIIXWw
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
A short point&click non-adventure where some puzzles don't make sense and may leave you no choice but to skip for lack of clarity in the symbols or instructions, and the others are more for kids.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=254934758

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=255199374

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=255239144
In the last one at least I could just pick random ones and it said it's the wrong one until I could guess what they wanted.


And then it fails to actually register what the player does.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=255261885


What were they thinking?


Another user made an elaborate review with back story and details:
http://steamcommunity.com//id/DeltaBladeX/recommended/268810/
(That review I do recommend.)
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Normally, I wouldn't give a hidden object game any attention. Of course with them popping up more and more in bundles and in this games case with trading cards its a given I'll be trying them out. Only played a couple I think and like many games they don't get more than a couple minutes of attention before its AFK for the obligitory 2 hours to get the trading cards. This one however despite the immediate put off of the main NPC and horrible! voice acting, had something going for it. Occult games are pretty run of the mill in adventure/hidden object games but the story was somewhat intriguing. Also the game itself is well designed an I didn't hit any bang your head moments, despite after a certain while their being a skip/hint system which i never needed. The music is far better than I would expect from a game like this and had a STALKER esque vibe to it at times which was strange. So yeah the game isn't too difficult, somewhat intriguing, and the voice acting so ridiculously bad its somewhat enjoyable. I recommend playing it if you have it and if you can grab it for a handful of dollars that would be a good deal. There was even a bonus episode that takes place after you finish the main game which I thought was a nice touch. Not going to be in the top 10 or probably even top 20 of games I'll play this year but it suprised me in not being terrible, which may seem odd to warrant a review or recommendation...
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
I want to like this game but its hard. The game has nice points for it. The graphics look good and clean and clear. The sound is nice, the voice overs are ok. The issue I have with the game is the puzzles are a little strange to be honest. The fusebox puzzle for one and they all seem like someone is checking them off from a list. They are mostly unfun.

The graphics while clean are strange. You get a full screen shot of someones head and there talking but no lips are moving. You get a lot of static shots of the locations and people. The team of people your with dont seem to care much about the living. In the first scene someone is talking on there cell and she screams and the line goes dead. Do they call the police? Nope they wait around while you search the area for a way to get into the house. There is another scene where your character falls thru a hole in the floor of the house. Do they offer aid and try and get you out? Nope just a well I know you can make your own way out. Wow thanks for the concern there fellows.

The thing is there are already games out there that do this exact formula and do it a lot better then this. Examples would be Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden, Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart, The Midnight Mystery games. These games have better puzzles and the stories are a lot more interesting and they tell a good story. Buy these other games first and if you can find this for cheap as I did then pick it up if this kind of game interest you. NOt a terrible game but could be so much better then it is.
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