Unravel the mystery of White Haven!
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Mixed (53 reviews) - 56% of the 53 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 17, 2014

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About This Game

Imagine waking up, with no idea who you are, in an abandoned building. You have been drugged by a man who taunts you with his experiments, haunting your every step. A nail biting Hidden Object thriller, explore eerie scenes all while testing your wits. It’s up to you to find the antidote, before it’s too late…and unravel the mystery of White Haven.

FEATURES:
• Explore Chilling Scenes
• A Nail Biting Adventure
• Mind Bending Puzzles
• Twisted Storyline
• Unique Horror experience

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, Vista, XP
    • Processor: 1.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Storage: 850 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Audio or better
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CrystalBooness
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
The graphics were pretty good in this game and the story line was ok. It felt a bit bland as it felt like I played it before - but never did. The puzzles were a bit easy for me but it did have the story line working for it. The end was a bit abrupt but understood. I would recommend this game for its overall content.
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Tsuki❤
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
I has no issues with the sale file corrupting. This game runs out of Adobe Projector so there may be some issues there. I recommend this game if you get it on sale. I've never experieced a creepy HOG and that alone makes it worth it. The game feels a bit rushed at the end as many HOGs do.
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missy2b4u
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
There are issues with this game. Difficult to interact with objects with multiple clicks. It seems to delete the save files too? What!?!
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callisto
( 12.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 3
A very average hidden object game, with an annoying bug. (The save file corrupts if you exit after using the hose in the shed forcing you to start again).
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Vic=HKC=
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
When you wake up, you're in White Haven. You don't know anything apart that a little girl needs you. However, this abandoned facility is creepy. And what's with antidote?

In other words, White Haven Mysteries has everything for me to enjoy: dark plot, mysterious places and a constant question of why you? However, the game is giving away quickly the twist of the story... But still, it was exciting to know more. And unfortunately, well, I'm still confused about many elements.

The gameplay is standard: find items, clear hidden objects, solve puzzles, etc.. The hidden objects scenes are quite a thing: big list, items well hidden or partially visible, etc.. The puzzles were quite easy. I didn't really need to use the skip button. However, sometimes, it wasn't easy to find your way through. But each area cleared is tagged as such, so, you know where to go ultimately.

The graphics are good and the soundtrack is really giving you creepy feelings. I understand that the game is aimed more towards horror and moments to jump on your chair, however, it's soft.

Apart the fact that on Win 8.1, I have to close Steam through the task manager because once White Haven closed, it's still giving a signal that I'm still in the game, White Haven Mysteries is really a decent HO games. I just wish that the plot makes more sense (in the end, I still don't know what I was doing there, who brought me here, if there is any real person behind, etc..). Anyway, I'm still recommending the game.
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bananagram1000
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 1
Very disappointed! I played up to the point where I retrieved all the vials from the well. Saved the game, when I restarted it, my save was corrupted, and I am told to start over! I see on the Bigfish forums this was SUPPOSEDLY fixed 2 years ago! Sorry, it's NOT fixed!
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PHARI
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23
Game still has the "your previous save file was corrupt. You will need to start over"-issue.
Do not buy.
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Pax
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 14
I would not buy this game unless you have 2 -3 solid hours to sit down and play it through. Maybe if they fix the save game corruption, I'd change my review. The game itself is a fairly standard HO and fun enough for what it is.
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xRedHeadRebelx
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 7
Some people are surprised when they go to play this and find that it's a Hidden Object game. Having played those before though I knew that's what it would be and decided to buy it as it was on sale at the time. There's also the fact that in the 'About This Game' part it says that. The mix of reviews left me confused, though I read none before playing. I would say that I wish I had, but since the game was on sale for less than a dollar, all I really lost was my time.

The game play is good at first for an HO game, but as you progress things get more and more time consuming. Each task seems to take longer to complete than the last. I would have stopped playing because I was getting bored and irritated, but I was very curious to see how the story line would end. Like the game play, the story line was good at first. It drew you in and made you curious. As the game went on it remained okay, when you were able to get somewhere instead spending all your time on puzzles so you could get an object for another puzzle that is. Sadly though at the end of the game it all went downhill. It was like the ending was thrown together in rush. You were left with more questions and basically no answers for the ones you already had. The ending didn't fully make sense either, though I won't spoil it by saying more for those that choose to buy this game.

Personally I'm half and half on this game. It could've been both better and worse. Seeing as I have to choose whether I would recommend it or not, I'm going to say that I would recommend the game simply for that fact that it wasn't just straight up horrible and some people might like it. Though if you want a game that has closure at the end, then you do no want this one.
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fliera
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 6, 2015
Played game twice and corruped file showed up 3/4 of the way through and had to start over. Not able to finish game.
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KroeboCop
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 1, 2015
Horror puzzle, but was not so scared that I could not complete the game. 6/10
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Faudraline
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: September 14, 2015
White Haven Mysteries was the first HOG that I've played here on Steam, and also the first game that I've ever tried to review. Gosh, looking back to those couple of sentences that I scribbled and called as a review, I got embarrassed. I decided to run the game for a second time after a year - it's not that lengthy of a game anyhow - and write an appropriate review. I remember getting startled the first time that I've run the game, watching its eerie loading screen. I wondered if I've misread the description and bought myself a horror adventure instead of a HOG. Nope, this is a HOG nonetheless, and also a brief horror story.

Our protagonist is a young woman who finds herself in front of an abandoned Asylum called White Haven at the middle of the night. That's about it, that's all we know about our "Jane Doe". She doesn't remember anything. A little girl greets us at the front gate and invites us in for the doctor who would know what to do. As we step into the old building, the girl flees away and leaves us with a somehow distorted reality. Suddenly, a creepy voice that belongs to a young man echoes, calling us "his rats". Creeped out yet? I know I was.

Graphics and animations are fairly good within the genre. Background art works are cleverly designed to establish a unique atmosphere of "something's quite not right", and boy, do they manage to do so! The music is annoyingly creepy and background noises such as whispers, cackles and buzzing are always there to play you like a string. The atmosphere is the strongest feature of the game, creating the tension and thrill of the unknown successfully.

HOG scenes are usually quite alright. Nothing is too hard to notice, and items are always clearly displayed. But there are certain phases of the game when our character becomes "a bit off her head", then even HOGs turn into nightmares. Those games, I wouldn't ask for my worst enemy! Puzzles and mini games are not often, but the ones that we encounter are quite good. There was one puzzle near the end of the game, asking for us to arrange moon's phases in order as observed from earth. Quite neat, huh? Oh, fair warning: there is no map to track but the game tells you when there is nothing left to solve in an area that you are standing in, so backtracking isn't much of an issue.

I should say that I admire the effort put into making this game. It gives you a 3-4 hours of a HOG and a thrill that drives you insane alongside your main character. Does the ending worth it? Oh, I wouldn't know. It satisfied me enough, but I believe there would be people who'd call it a good story cut short. Maybe. We are used to unsatisfactory endings in this genre, so comparatively, it was great. Sadly, this is not the Collector's Edition, which would have a more complete story consistency, probably.

It might be important to mention that the game hails from Gogii Games, and their games are always either A+ or a big F. There is no in between. White Haven Mysteries was an A+ on effort, atmosphere, narration and HOG gameplay. Pick it on sale and have a few hours of HOG + psychosis thriller that you'd wish be longer.

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skulwolf
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: September 9, 2015
This game was okay not bad story but ending could of been more
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Wuzzerator
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: August 4, 2015
The game itself is pretty good - again a mix of point and click and hidden object. The ending is abrupt and absolute tosh. 70 mins of good gaming, though.
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Wereboar
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22, 2015
Hidden Object Mystery Story

Don't be fooled, this game is really a hidden Object game. With some additional riddles, it has some nice artworks and a creepy story about... well Amnesia. You have to find out what has happened to you, a long time ago, and you have to face the ghosts of the protagonists past, or better said the echoes.

Though the game is not the worst HOG there are some things about it that are in fact annoying. And no this game wasn't the CE... Furthermore it still has some gamebreaking glitches, I had luck that I encountered one after taking a break and closing the game after 20 Minutes of actual play... The safegame was corrupt and I had to restart the whole game.

Pro:
- Decent graphics that catch the atmosphere of the story, with some... well spooky effects.
- A mediocre story that has some fishy things about it.

Con:
- Gamebreaking glitches, some of them are really annoying.
- Well, it's sometimes at someplaces getting laggy... don't ask me why.
- The Ending, well, I expected a bit more of an ending...
- Overused and unmodified riddles.

Not Recomended

Even for five bucks this game has some annoying features that tell me to stay away from it for a replay. Some games actually are replayed by me - but this one? Sorry, No! The corruption of some safegames, the lags, sometimes the crashing and of course that this game was used as a recycle station for old puzzles - nah. If you have the chance to grab it somewhere for free, do it. But don't spend money on it.
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sandidoty
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17, 2015
I have just become a victim of the "corrupted file" problem. It seems like the game deverlopers should be able to fix this, considering so many people have had a problem with it. It was moderately entertaining until this heppened. Don't waste your money, no matter low low they discount it.
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Kali Archon
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12, 2015
I managed to play through and beat this game in about 2 and a half hours on standard difficulty, so I never encountered any save file corruption to say anything about that. That being said, in ANY of these types of games, I never have needed to quit and come back to it later. They are always short enough to do in one sitting. IF you can play these types of games in one sitting, DO NOT let the "Save corruption" negative reviews scare you away. As for graphics, they're decent for what you'd expect for a hidden object game, as anything better would just increase the prices for them. The storyline was actually interesting, and I wasn't expecting it. I recommend getting it on sale, as none of these games ever last long enough. Anyone who thinks the game is 'too short', has never played an hidden object game before. They are designed to be short, which is why they're usually cheap. I highly recommend it, but only on sale.
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shiaakuma
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11, 2015
I was a little baffled to see that this game had mixed reviews until I noticed some people mentioning an issue with the save file corrupting. However, I played it through in one sitting and if you're willing to or want to use this for a single-evening playthrough, as I did, it is absolutely worth it. The puzzles are simple enough to work through that it doesn't really require more than about 2-3 hours to finish (depending on your speed and whatnot).

The game does an excellent job with atmosphere and creepiness, sound and ambiance really adds to the setting, and voiceover work is quite well done (better than many HO games can boast). The HO scenes are well done, with objects that can be distinguished from one another and nice clear scenes. Puzzles, as I mentioned, are relatively simple but not so much that I felt like it was made for precocious kindergarteners.

The story is interesting, if not 100% original (but what story is nowadays?), and piecing together information via news clippings and journals helps keep the information trickling in as you go rather than spoon-feeding you chunks of information. The end wasn't entirely unexpected but I felt like it was done well. A few reviewers thought it could be confusing but it really shouldn't be, especially if you paid attention and read your news clippings as you got them.

At $4.99, it's priced reasonably for its length, and even better if you can grab it on sale. I feel like it's totally worth it, even knowing you might have to plow through it in one shot if the save issue hasn't been patched. It kept me interested enough that I didn't even notice how long I'd been playing it.
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Kylaire
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21, 2015
If you like a HOG with a good story line and a plot, this is not it. The HOG itself was great and challenging, but I like a good HOG/A with a storyline, a great ending and makes sense. It also lacks a soundtrack and minigames. I figured where the plot was going, but the end just left me with more questions than answers. There are a few things you pick up for your journal that just doesn't tie into the story or make any sense in the end. Unless there's going to be a sequel to help make sense of this terrible plot, I don't recommend this game. Do not buy at full price if you're so inclined to purcase it!
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solia_o
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19, 2015
The idea is great the settings and atmosphere are great but the game falls short. The puzzles are rare, simple and easy. The ending came so fast that when I blinked I missed it. Not sure if I should thumbs up or down, I just loved the setting and the way it started. I'd say unless it's on super sale and can buy it for a $, don't waste your money.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
When you wake up, you're in White Haven. You don't know anything apart that a little girl needs you. However, this abandoned facility is creepy. And what's with antidote?

In other words, White Haven Mysteries has everything for me to enjoy: dark plot, mysterious places and a constant question of why you? However, the game is giving away quickly the twist of the story... But still, it was exciting to know more. And unfortunately, well, I'm still confused about many elements.

The gameplay is standard: find items, clear hidden objects, solve puzzles, etc.. The hidden objects scenes are quite a thing: big list, items well hidden or partially visible, etc.. The puzzles were quite easy. I didn't really need to use the skip button. However, sometimes, it wasn't easy to find your way through. But each area cleared is tagged as such, so, you know where to go ultimately.

The graphics are good and the soundtrack is really giving you creepy feelings. I understand that the game is aimed more towards horror and moments to jump on your chair, however, it's soft.

Apart the fact that on Win 8.1, I have to close Steam through the task manager because once White Haven closed, it's still giving a signal that I'm still in the game, White Haven Mysteries is really a decent HO games. I just wish that the plot makes more sense (in the end, I still don't know what I was doing there, who brought me here, if there is any real person behind, etc..). Anyway, I'm still recommending the game.
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49 of 53 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2014
As much as a I love this game I woudn't suggest buying it. Every single time I've gone back into this game to continue where I left off an error stating "your previous save file was corrupt. You will need to start over" comes up. Unless they fix this error I would not suggest purchasing this game. They really need to fix this bug as it's not fair to those who buy it to have to restart the game from the start everytime it's opened.
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30 of 30 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2015
I must admit, I was very reluctant about buying this game. The screenshots from the store page and the negative comments have always put me off and every time there was a sale, I let the opportunity pass by. Turns out that I was wrong in doing so. This is a decent HOG, inclining towards quite a good game. It's not the greatest out there, but it exceeded by far my expectations.

The story is set in a mental hospital called White Haven Mysteries. The main character wakes up in an abandoned building, only to find that she’s been drugged and cannot remember who she is. She needs to find the antidote to her illness as soon as possible, and all of this while a mysterious man taunts her with his experiments. She must figure out who and where she is. This is one of the common themes among horror games, but the story itself is not a scary one, though spooky enough to give you a couple of jump scares and a gentle thrill. There are interesting and unpredictable twists, meant to keep you absorbed throughout the whole gameplay. The ending ruins it a bit though - it is very abrupt and vague, letting you wonder what the meaning of the whole story was.

The scenes are beautifully drawn and the designers chose to lighten the dark setting with cheerful elements: vividly colored flowers, white snow, gardens with green trees and joyful pumpkins. The ability to maintain a scary atmosphere while creating scenes that are both dark and radiant at the same time is what gives this game’s art a distinctive feature.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=433493747
The ambience is even more emphasized by the spooky sounds and the scary little girl that happens to cross your path several times, singing “Ring Around The Rosy” in a creepy tone.

A downside of this game was in my opinion the difficulty of the puzzles – they were quite easy to solve and none provided a real challenge. However, a couple of the hidden object scenes reminded me about the early days of the HOG games, where all the items were arranged in a certain shape - I found those quite fun:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=433493710
The game comes with a major flaw: for many people, exiting the game deletes the save files and the developers are not putting effort into fixing this issue. I quit the game several times and I didn’t get the error, but I did encounter this issue after I finished one full playthrough.

Unfortunately, the version found on Steam does not contain the extra chapter of the Collector’s Edition, so the gameplay is rather short: 2-3 hours on average. I feel that the asking price is a bit too high for what the game offers, so I’d recommend picking it up during one of its many sales.

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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
There's only one save slot and "unfortunately your save file has been corrupted".

It's a nice hidden objects / light puzzle game, but who cares if the save system is totally botched.
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2015
White Haven Mysteries was the first HOG that I've played here on Steam, and also the first game that I've ever tried to review. Gosh, looking back to those couple of sentences that I scribbled and called as a review, I got embarrassed. I decided to run the game for a second time after a year - it's not that lengthy of a game anyhow - and write an appropriate review. I remember getting startled the first time that I've run the game, watching its eerie loading screen. I wondered if I've misread the description and bought myself a horror adventure instead of a HOG. Nope, this is a HOG nonetheless, and also a brief horror story.

Our protagonist is a young woman who finds herself in front of an abandoned Asylum called White Haven at the middle of the night. That's about it, that's all we know about our "Jane Doe". She doesn't remember anything. A little girl greets us at the front gate and invites us in for the doctor who would know what to do. As we step into the old building, the girl flees away and leaves us with a somehow distorted reality. Suddenly, a creepy voice that belongs to a young man echoes, calling us "his rats". Creeped out yet? I know I was.

Graphics and animations are fairly good within the genre. Background art works are cleverly designed to establish a unique atmosphere of "something's quite not right", and boy, do they manage to do so! The music is annoyingly creepy and background noises such as whispers, cackles and buzzing are always there to play you like a string. The atmosphere is the strongest feature of the game, creating the tension and thrill of the unknown successfully.

HOG scenes are usually quite alright. Nothing is too hard to notice, and items are always clearly displayed. But there are certain phases of the game when our character becomes "a bit off her head", then even HOGs turn into nightmares. Those games, I wouldn't ask for my worst enemy! Puzzles and mini games are not often, but the ones that we encounter are quite good. There was one puzzle near the end of the game, asking for us to arrange moon's phases in order as observed from earth. Quite neat, huh? Oh, fair warning: there is no map to track but the game tells you when there is nothing left to solve in an area that you are standing in, so backtracking isn't much of an issue.

I should say that I admire the effort put into making this game. It gives you a 3-4 hours of a HOG and a thrill that drives you insane alongside your main character. Does the ending worth it? Oh, I wouldn't know. It satisfied me enough, but I believe there would be people who'd call it a good story cut short. Maybe. We are used to unsatisfactory endings in this genre, so comparatively, it was great. Sadly, this is not the Collector's Edition, which would have a more complete story consistency, probably.

It might be important to mention that the game hails from Gogii Games, and their games are always either A+ or a big F. There is no in between. White Haven Mysteries was an A+ on effort, atmosphere, narration and HOG gameplay. Pick it on sale and have a few hours of HOG + psychosis thriller that you'd wish be longer.

Please also check out Lady Storyteller's Curator page here - follow for regular updates on reviews for other games!
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Impression: A HOG that excelled in atmospheric and the hidden object aspects but umimpressive in the puzzle and features department.

Recommendation: Thumbs up. Buy on discount.

The Good:
  • Brilliant presentation of horror in a HOG, utilising atmospheric sounds and creepy animations very well
  • Great voice-acting
  • Extensive number of locations & hidden objects that are well-drawn
  • Hidden objects were well-placed and give a decent challenge
  • Game inventory use is largely intuitive and make logical sense

The Bad:
  • Puzzles were rare and pretty easy
  • Short in gaming length: Finished in 2 hours on normal mode
  • Facial animations of characters in cutscenes were overdrawn and distracting
  • Sounds can be very repetitive and irritating

The Ugly:
  • Had a fantastic concept of hallucinations that changed the perspective of environment, which was only used twice in whole game
  • Story ending was abrupt and unsatisfying
  • Options were limited: Normal/Expert mode with increased hint time the only difference in difficulty
  • No bonus content: No achievements, no cards, no epilogue, concept art
  • Tied with the previous point: Absolutely no replayability

For people who know their HOG's:

This game has the barebones expected of a HOG; you get a vague story, lots of hidden objects to find and work your way through. The biggest problem with this one was it really had the potential to stick out as unique HOG (even without the expected bonus features you get with HOG's on Steam), in that it really drew into the horror/thriller world. The whole game was dedicated to scaring you and keep you guessing to the end. Unfortunately it doesn't keep the momentum going and the ending ends up being a plot hole on its own. Another missed opportunity, is the feature of hallucinations which really tied into the story but again never panned out. Solving puzzles to change the environment to 'reality' was really entrancing, but the game only used it twice (the second being only half-completed). This, with no replayability, is why I recommend the game, but only when its on sale.

For people who are new/casual to HOG's (Hidden Object Games):

This is a game where you tramp around a massive property, finding items to help you as you work your way through the story and the locations. It has sections where you have to find everything on a list (hidden-objects) or have to solve puzzles to proceed.

This HOG is one of the better ones I've seen, because it incorporated horror and thill so well, whilst many other games in the genre often skimp on. The hidden objects in the game are challenging but not frustrating and same could be said for the few puzzles you do find. Unfortunately, it has none of the bonus features that are now becoming standard on Steam, including trading cards and an epilogue. This game is an excellent example for a casual player and I recommend it.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
I couldn't finish the game as my "Save is corrupted", which apparenlty is a bug that was never patched. So unless you intend to play the game in one sitting, just forget it. Too bad, because it's really a good game otherwise...
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 27, 2014
Graphics are great!

Story and ending horrible. Still trying to figure out what the hell I just accomplished after 3 hours. Also, not scary at all. Not even slightly.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2014
Honestly, while I had a certain amount of fun with this title, I don't think I can recommend it in good conscience. The game suffers from an extremely low production values, with most of its sound effects and music being stock, royalty-free sounds and music downloaded from the Internet, rather cringe-worthy animation, average art style, extremely simple puzzles, rather non-sensical storyline, very bad technical problems (the game didn't support the native resolution of my monitor, so I had to play it on a laptop) and an extremely short length (it only took me 2 hours to beat this). I bought it for about a dollar from a sale, and it was the first modern hidden object game that I ever played, so I don't regret my purchase too much. But, all things considered, I really can't recommend it to anybody.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2014
The third time I launched it. It told me the save was corrupted and it deleted my profile.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
While I love these mediocre point/click games I have to say this was done pretty bad. The storyline was meh if you could even call it a storyline, I don't expect it to be best seller writers telling the story but I do expect it to at least interest me. The puzzles were completely nonsensical most of the time; never used hint as much as I have in this game in any others I have played, literally no way to even guess what they wanted you to accomplish bar spamming hint and trying out all your items. I also encountered a bug where I was able to bypass an hour or so of the game which I must say I am not complaining about. The warning sign as you load up set it up so that everyone who played it would be disappointed, I don't think I even noticed it being eerie at all. Worst of all is that you could completely just spam click the hidden item sections and finish them, in fact it was generally faster to do that than to search for items that blended into the background so well that they actually were part of the scenery and the only way to see them is with hints, not good.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2015
Hidden Object Mystery Story

Don't be fooled, this game is really a hidden Object game. With some additional riddles, it has some nice artworks and a creepy story about... well Amnesia. You have to find out what has happened to you, a long time ago, and you have to face the ghosts of the protagonists past, or better said the echoes.

Though the game is not the worst HOG there are some things about it that are in fact annoying. And no this game wasn't the CE... Furthermore it still has some gamebreaking glitches, I had luck that I encountered one after taking a break and closing the game after 20 Minutes of actual play... The safegame was corrupt and I had to restart the whole game.

Pro:
- Decent graphics that catch the atmosphere of the story, with some... well spooky effects.
- A mediocre story that has some fishy things about it.

Con:
- Gamebreaking glitches, some of them are really annoying.
- Well, it's sometimes at someplaces getting laggy... don't ask me why.
- The Ending, well, I expected a bit more of an ending...
- Overused and unmodified riddles.

Not Recomended

Even for five bucks this game has some annoying features that tell me to stay away from it for a replay. Some games actually are replayed by me - but this one? Sorry, No! The corruption of some safegames, the lags, sometimes the crashing and of course that this game was used as a recycle station for old puzzles - nah. If you have the chance to grab it somewhere for free, do it. But don't spend money on it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2015
I was a little baffled to see that this game had mixed reviews until I noticed some people mentioning an issue with the save file corrupting. However, I played it through in one sitting and if you're willing to or want to use this for a single-evening playthrough, as I did, it is absolutely worth it. The puzzles are simple enough to work through that it doesn't really require more than about 2-3 hours to finish (depending on your speed and whatnot).

The game does an excellent job with atmosphere and creepiness, sound and ambiance really adds to the setting, and voiceover work is quite well done (better than many HO games can boast). The HO scenes are well done, with objects that can be distinguished from one another and nice clear scenes. Puzzles, as I mentioned, are relatively simple but not so much that I felt like it was made for precocious kindergarteners.

The story is interesting, if not 100% original (but what story is nowadays?), and piecing together information via news clippings and journals helps keep the information trickling in as you go rather than spoon-feeding you chunks of information. The end wasn't entirely unexpected but I felt like it was done well. A few reviewers thought it could be confusing but it really shouldn't be, especially if you paid attention and read your news clippings as you got them.

At $4.99, it's priced reasonably for its length, and even better if you can grab it on sale. I feel like it's totally worth it, even knowing you might have to plow through it in one shot if the save issue hasn't been patched. It kept me interested enough that I didn't even notice how long I'd been playing it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
White Haven Mysteries is a typical HOPA. It's mediocre in any sense possible. Why do I still recommend it? If you get it cheap enough - i.e., at a discount of at least 50% - you'll get yourself a fairly good deal if you like that kind of game.

In detail:

# It has the standard game modes: Quick hint recharge and sparkles OR slow hint recharge, no sparkles.

# The graphics are good, but not amazing. The HO scenes are clear, and the objects are big enough to be spotted.

# It's quite short. It took me just 2 hours to finish it, and I read every journal entry and didn't skip a single puzzle.

# The story is nothing new. A spooky building, a mystery to solve, a mad scientist - standard stuff. The ending was a tad confusing, but I believe I understood it.

(Note: I can't say anything about sound or VOs, as I played it muted. Also, I finished it in one sitting, so I can't comment on the corrupted save file issue.)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2015
I have just become a victim of the "corrupted file" problem. It seems like the game deverlopers should be able to fix this, considering so many people have had a problem with it. It was moderately entertaining until this heppened. Don't waste your money, no matter low low they discount it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
A good little game, but like many others, my save game was corrupted and I lost my progress and had to start again, which is annoying! So please fix this, and untill then..........DON'T BOTHER BYING IT!!!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
If you like hidden object games then you will like this. That been said it is rather short, story is average and as others have stated... not scary. Still if you like this type of game you will enjoy, overall looks nice and a good way to chill for a couple of hours. (My play time was about 3 hours but this was only due to having to go AFK for about an hour).

I would recommed this game just try catch it on sale :)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
-Recommended Title-

White Haven Mysteries is a Hidden Object (point and click), Adventure game.

The story line is kept me interested throught the entire game. The visuals are appealing and of good quality. The sounds are good. .

I found the discovery of objects and the challenge of puzzles engaging, and difficult enough for the game not to be a walk in the park.

WHM can be completed in an evening, of solid gameplay. I cant say what the replayability value is, as I've only played the game to completion once.

It's definately one to add, to the adventure collection. I picked WHM up on sale so that made the deal even sweeter.

6.5/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
Pros:
Cheap (If you get it on sale or with a coupon)
Easy
Long enough

Cons:
Too many campy cutscenes
Lots of illogical going back and forth
Low originality
Like most Gogii games, won't shut down quickly (you may have to reboot your computer)
Really bad science...
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Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2014
another very short game. but it was a good one if you like the find it adventures
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