Luckily I got this game on the cheap.
While the game itself is OK, the puzzlesolving mechanics are really terrible. I dont think I've ever been so aggrevated while playing a game. Repeatedly you'll find yourself solving puzzles you really have no way of solving, or so you think. Turns out, for the most part, you'll have to flip between the pages of your in-game diary, or jott down symbols that you have seen on a wall or similar places.
If they would have made this game so that once you know the basics of the solution so does your character, then this game would have been more enjoyable. As it stands now, it really is'nt.
Also the dialog can't be skipped. This turns really irritating when you have to play certain parts again, or if you happen to click on the wrong dialog option by mistake. This was especially annoying when I at one point had limited time to solve a puzzle, but I obviously had more than enough time to listen to a bunch of rather meaningless dialog.
There were a few bugs I experienced, one of which almost made me quit playing, but nothing really gamestopping.
If you're an experienced "point'n clicker" and one of the most patient humans alive, you might enjoy the story however. The puzzles were also good (if the mechanics had been better, that is) and quite original. Once you had solved them, and after you stopped crying and trying to scratch your eyes out, you really get a sense of achievement. Because it's really not an easy game.
The voice acting was so-so, the graphics are OK and the music is... present.
I don't think I could have finished this one without a good walkthrough though. So if you plan on playing this game I suggest you find one online.
I also suggest that you make sure noone can hear your screams of rage...
My last tip, for those of you brave enough to venture forth, would be; read your diary. Then read it again, and again, and again... and again. Are you still here? Hello?
Posted: August 14th, 2014