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Many years ago, Emily plummeted from an attic window to her doom. Her house now lies abandoned along with the mystery of her death. Sara has inherited this dark home, only to discover that it is not empty.
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ซื้อ Haunted Past: Realm of Ghosts

 

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Death is not the end. There is beyond the veil, another realm between life and death, where spirits lurk, their business unfinished. Many years ago, Emily plummeted from an attic window to her doom. Her house now lies abandoned along with the mystery of her death. Sara has inherited this dark home, only to discover that it is not empty. Through Sarah, Emily has found a way to speak. But there are Others in shadow, restless...

Features:
• 130+ Haunting Scenes to Navigate.
• Move between two worlds.
• What you do in one affects the other.
• Customizable Difficulty to set challenges how you like them.
• Solve a 30 year old mystery

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    ขั้นต่ำ:
    • ระบบปฏิบัติการ: Windows 7, Vista, XP
    • หน่วยประมวลผล: 1.8 Ghz
    • หน่วยความจำ: แรม 512 MB
    • DirectX: เวอร์ชัน 8.1
    • หน่วยบันทึกข้อมูล: พื้นที่ว่างที่พร้อมใช้งาน 700 MB
    • การ์ดเสียง: Integrated Audio or better
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Melomatin
( 2.5 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 19 พฤษภาคม
Overall a good, very short game.
Puzzles are fairly easy to figure out, the hidden object scenes are quite cute and the story is not really that bad. I liked the atmosphere and the artwork. I wouldn't really pay the full price though, if you can purchase it during a sales week -the better!
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Frosty
( 2.1 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 28 กุมภาพันธ์
A good HOG with a mechanic to swap between the real world and ghost world allowing for some clever puzzles to hide and recover objects you need.
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waffleblooded
( 2.4 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 13 กุมภาพันธ์
A short hidden object game with fairly easy puzzles. Beautiful graphics, eerie atmosphere.
Although the plot is a common theme amongst hidden object games, the story is rich and keeps the player interested.

7/10 because it has that typical HoG ending that leaves off feeling rather unfinished.
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Saturn4ce
( 2.6 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 13 กุมภาพันธ์
It's a fun little game about 2 hours worth, not bad for 2 bucks, bought it on sale for .75 cents.

Hope they make more.
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Stefneh
( 2.3 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 9 มกราคม
As far as hidden object games go, it's a decent one for the collection.

The HOG genre are all very similar in terms of plot lines and gameplay, so it's hard to review these kind of games in detail without all of these reviews sounding the same.

The plots are always treasure hunters, old time detectives or historians looking for a special artifact, a murderer or just plain ol' answers. They're always set in spooky houses, old ruins or other planes of existence. History is revealed, secrets are unraveled and generally just all that kind of stuff really.

Despite hidden object games being all very similar to each other, they are a guilty pleasure of mine as i do just enjoy the hidden object scenes and puzzles you find in these games.

This one is set in haunted house. You need to find what happened, whose behind it and destroy the evil entity. The story was interesting, it was nothing amazing but it kept me playing which is always good.

In terms of puzzles, there wasn't really any in this one. It was more so just clear each room and move on. I quite liked the pace of the game as i was only looking for a short few hour game to complete so it worked for me!

This game also has an interesting feature of being able to switch between two planes of existence. You can find items you need in the other realm and hide them somewhere for you to find in the real world. This kind of switches the gameplay up a little bit and it's always nice to play the slightly more unique HOGs.

In terms of the object finding, the scenes weren't too cluttered to the point your eyes hurt, and the items were well blended into the scenes. So all around good on that part in my opinion.

All in all it's a decent one, if you enjoy the HOG genre then this is definitely one you can whiz through and add to pile.


TL;DR : It's decent for a hidden object game, pretty standard but it's enjoyable.
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sDimolon
( 5.1 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 26 ธันวาคม 2015
Nice game, many puzzles and hidden objects to find. The negative part is that the game is a little bit short, especially because it's such a mysterious game.
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eaturbyfill
( 1.8 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 22 ธันวาคม 2015
Haunted Past is a short hidden object game that I will actually remember amongst the sea of them that I have played. Its atmosphere is unique, engaging, and held my attention from start to finish. There's roughly 1 - 2 hours of gameplay depending on a person's playstyle and game difficulty, which is customizable. The story, voice acting, and puzzles were all above average compared to other hidden object games I have experienced. I definitely recommend this game.
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talgaby
( 3.0 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 29 พฤศจิกายน 2015
Short version: 84%
Haunted Past tells a simple, yet exciting ghost story with an excellent atmosphere in the form of a hidden object game with a few nice mechanics.

Long version:
A female protagonist in a haunted house unravelling a ghost story is basically hidden object game making 101. What makes Haunted Past: Realm of Ghosts different is how the developers made sure that the player is interested and invested in their tale.
Their greatest tool was the pacing, which involves just enough backtracking to shake the feeling of being stuck in a corridor, but not too much to make anyone run around in circles (thanks to the room clearance indicators).

The game has no traditional puzzles, only item gathering point ‘n’ click style, and lots and lots of hidden object scenes. These two elements are often combined into single-room challenges, called ghost rooms, where you must find and hide items to use them later in the normal world.
Sadly, not even this abundance of hidden object scenes could save the play time that barely reaches two hours, which may be too short even for such an engaging game.
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Wereboar
( 8.2 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 25 พฤศจิกายน 2015
Quite torn...

That describes what I am feeling about the game. First, it isn't a bad HOG. But it's very short (my 8 hours of playtime were caused by me, getting some rest and dozing off). Second the story is interesting. But the riddles and puzzles are quite easy to solve, some of them are literally self solving. The graphics look great, but some of the full screen animations do lag and the sound is at times, best described as... "crunchy" - though the voiceacting was very pretty.

If I follow my own Rules and Regulations this game lies in the 50% area, because there are good and bad things in the game, overall it would be a "Not Recommended" for this game. Which actually I will give. To clarify my stance with this game I will give the Pros and Cons and then describe why I don't recommend the game.

Pros:
  • Nice Voiceacting.
  • Pretty Graphics, though they show the age of the game.
  • Interesting Supernatural Story.
Cons:
  • Crunchy Sound.
  • Lagging Cutscenes, only the fullscreen scenes were affected in my case.
  • Though the story is interesting, it failed to build up enough suspense.
  • Riddles and Puzzles are far too easy. Some are really self solving (Urns, Sigils etc.).
  • Too short in playtime, remember this is a HOG with only limited replayability value.

Not Recommended

Given the age of the game, this game isn't all bad - but it lacks a lot which games of the genre and this age already had, there are a lot of similar games which did truly build up a suspense. The game also isn't quite perfect on case of technology, the lagging was encountered on all of my machines. The crunchy sound might have to do with some of the effect filters used, to make the voices sound ghostly. The too easy puzzles/riddles were only a small anoyance compared to the really short playtime (actually about two hours).

All in all this game is nestled in the 45 to 50 % Value, because all of the encountered problems and annoyances. If you want at all to try this one out, try to get it bundled, or at a sale. But, please don't make the mistake to gift this game to a newby of the genre, he might lose his interest in HOGs forever...
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Grimmy
( 3.4 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 29 กันยายน 2015
An ok 2-3 hour play. The game looked fairly polished, albiet a little dated. The storyline seemed to end ubruptly, leaving me wondering where the rest of the story is. This is basically a good time killer for people who like point and click hidden object games. I wouldn't pay more than $1.99 for it though.
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Audish
( 2.0 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 22 กันยายน 2015
Haunted Past is another game from the developer of Princess Isabella, Gogii Games, and is pretty clearly a more recent creation. The graphics are cleaner, the art is better, and the scenes are more detailed in terms of animation and sound. It also feels like a more mature game in tone and design. The haunted house motif is done without jumpscares or loud stingers, and the puzzles are quite a bit more challenging than the ones in Isabella. It's a very polished game, though still a bit dated. One strange omission I should mention is that there's no map, and thus no fast-travel between rooms, but the game flow is quite linear and they had the good sense to include a few shortcuts where backtracking is needed.

Gameplay is a lot of point-and-click puzzling through rooms, with the hidden object scenes almost a secondary feature. Worth noting that with the better graphics, the hidden object scenes are actually easier since everything is more distinct. The big gimmick of the game is the "spirit world", which is alternate ghostly versions of rooms where you can find additional items. Not only do you have to find the items, you have to "hide" them in a place you can retrieve them in the real world, because ghosts will steal them or some ♥♥♥♥, I don't remember but it was dumb. These aren't particularly challenging puzzles but they add a little much-appreciated variety. Unfortunately, the main draw of the game, the puzzles, suffer from some really obnoxious design. Two examples:

- You have to match up the birth and death years on some funerary urns. These dates are on gravestones in the cemetery, but finding them isn't enough. You HAVE to find three pieces of paper and three pieces of charcoal to make rubbings of the gravestones, and THEN you can match up the dates. It's a completely unnecessary step that got me stuck for awhile because I had no idea why the urns wouldn't let me move ♥♥♥♥ around.

- You can't use items on other items directly, which lead to a couple aggravating situations where you have to use a piece of paper on a SPECIFIC background spot to lay it down, and then use a pencil or whatever on it to get the thing you're trying to do done.

If you can deal with some outdated puzzle design, this is a solid 2-hour game that actually falls more on the point-and-click end of the spectrum than hidden object, but should suffice for either.
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Eevee <3
( 1.6 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 1 สิงหาคม 2015
I only reccomend getting this game in a bundle or on sale, do not pay full price for it!

Let's get the worst part out of the way first, why you should not pay full price for it. You can see by my hours played that this is not a very long game. It's by no means a bad one but it is short so if you want short entertainment, a few dollars dropped on this in a bundle with other games is worth it. Otherwise, do not pay full asking price because it is not worth it.

That being said, it is a very fun hidden object game. In terms of hidden object scenes (HOGs) there are a handful of them but not so many that they become annoying. This game is very inventory item heavy in that a lot of game play is finding an item to use later on. One good feature is that areas will have an Area Cleared banner on the top of the screen after everything is done in the area so you don't have to worry about not knowing if you missed something or not. There arn't a ton of puzzles compared to other HOG games but there are some fun little puzzles occasionally.

A main mechanic in this game is traveling back in time through reflective surfaces to obtain items in the past, hide them and get them in the future. Sometimes this doesn't make sense logically (you hide some in a baby's crib so sometime between the past and the future no one thought to check it?) but since when were HOG games a place for logic? This is a neat little feature but I feel they could have done some more with the time traveling part other than just hiding items like maybe areas only reachable in the past due to things breaking.

Storywise it's a bit typical, dead mother, haunted house... You get more story from reading the diary and papers you find laying around otherwise the story can pretty much be ignored. The voice acting isn't too bad and I found it slightly better quality than most other HOG games.

Graphically this game isn't HD quality but it's not Minecraft pixelated level graphics either. I'd say 7/10 around since it's not so bad that it hurt the hidden object scences but not high enough quality to make that a selling point.

I noticed maybe two annoying things, one, the hidden objects often have a small clickable area so you need to be precise in your clicks. The other is if you spam using an item (I KNOW THIS ITEM WORKS HERE STOP TELLING ME OTHERWISE GAME) it will keep playing the "this isn't going to work" message lines as many times as you clicked. Which can be annoying when you finally give in to the games logic and want to click the area to see what hint it gives you.

One really nice feature is that custom difficulty options it gives you. You have about three options for the most part on how long the hint button recharges as well as how long until you can skip a puzzle and if active areas glow. It's nice if you want certain things to be easier and others to be harder like if you like not using hints but hate puzzles and want those to be skippable faster. That is a nice feature.

Overall its a good fun game that will entertain you for one night and then you'll hide it in your Steam library and forget all about it.
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BlazinQueen84
( 4.1 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 22 กรกฎาคม 2015
All I can say is AWESOME GAME...Had a great story line..Sad that its over lol..
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Kaotia
( 2.1 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 21 กรกฎาคม 2015
Very short HOG, simple but done well enough. The quality of sounds and voices it's not great and the story (the usual haunted house and the woman with special powers that must solve the problem alone) it's not original, but the house is well detailed and the idea of hiding useful objects in the "ghost" realm to find them in the real world is nice. I got this with a bundle....there are surely better HOGs on Steam at the moment but it's a good start if you're a beginner and want to try.
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Wuzzerator
( 1.4 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 22 มิถุนายน 2015
Quite enjoyed this one - a mix between point and click adventure and hidden object. Story made some degree of sense and having to move between times to solve puzzles added considerable variety. Ending didn't quite make sense but all in all a very enjoyable 2 hours.
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Valiancy
( 4.0 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 21 มิถุนายน 2015
It was a fun little game. I have always enjoyed puzzels and the finding objects kind of game. However, the one downside of this game would have to be how short it is. My frist time playing it I beat the game in about 3 or 4 hours at max. I wouldn't pay full price for it but if you can catch it on sale then I would get it.
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mmrobitussin
( 1.8 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 16 มิถุนายน 2015
Good storyline. The effects and music are really well done. The game was just a tad short and I was done with it in about 2-3 hours. Regardless, I would play it again. :)
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Yaniwai
( 3.3 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 12 มิถุนายน 2015
I liked this game. Has a good story, voice acting wasn't bad. Good buy on a sale.
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Aargh
( 2.8 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 31 พฤษภาคม 2015
A decent hidden-object game, nothing special. It has a surprisingly good "haunted mansion" atmosphere, the graphics are fine and the gameplay is fluent - no frustrating HO scenes or puzzles. On the downside, the game is very shot, the whole playthrough took me 2.5 hours to finish.
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shiaakuma
( 2.5 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 30 พฤษภาคม 2015
This isn't a bad little game if you can get it on sale, as the roughly two hours of playtime is a little scanty.

Graphics are pretty, music/sound effective, and voice acting tolerable.

The weakest point other than length is a profound lack of plot, or maybe I should say lack of backstory or detail in the plot. Now, I don't generally expect HO games to be brimming over with complex plot, but there are many out there that have taken time to at least flesh things out, which this didn't do well.

The other thing I will mention is that in order to play fullscreen on Windows 8 with a 4k monitor, I did have to go into the executable and disable display scaling; this is the only way I've found to get the game to scale properly. Just FYI if you are running a newer display.

So if you want a short and simple HO puzzle and don't care too much about deep plot, go ahead and grab this one if you can find it on sale. I do not recommend full price for what you get.
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6 จาก 6 คน (100%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
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2.3 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 9 มกราคม
As far as hidden object games go, it's a decent one for the collection.

The HOG genre are all very similar in terms of plot lines and gameplay, so it's hard to review these kind of games in detail without all of these reviews sounding the same.

The plots are always treasure hunters, old time detectives or historians looking for a special artifact, a murderer or just plain ol' answers. They're always set in spooky houses, old ruins or other planes of existence. History is revealed, secrets are unraveled and generally just all that kind of stuff really.

Despite hidden object games being all very similar to each other, they are a guilty pleasure of mine as i do just enjoy the hidden object scenes and puzzles you find in these games.

This one is set in haunted house. You need to find what happened, whose behind it and destroy the evil entity. The story was interesting, it was nothing amazing but it kept me playing which is always good.

In terms of puzzles, there wasn't really any in this one. It was more so just clear each room and move on. I quite liked the pace of the game as i was only looking for a short few hour game to complete so it worked for me!

This game also has an interesting feature of being able to switch between two planes of existence. You can find items you need in the other realm and hide them somewhere for you to find in the real world. This kind of switches the gameplay up a little bit and it's always nice to play the slightly more unique HOGs.

In terms of the object finding, the scenes weren't too cluttered to the point your eyes hurt, and the items were well blended into the scenes. So all around good on that part in my opinion.

All in all it's a decent one, if you enjoy the HOG genre then this is definitely one you can whiz through and add to pile.


TL;DR : It's decent for a hidden object game, pretty standard but it's enjoyable.
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1 จาก 1 คน (100%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
1 คน เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้ชวนขำขัน
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2.4 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 13 กุมภาพันธ์
A short hidden object game with fairly easy puzzles. Beautiful graphics, eerie atmosphere.
Although the plot is a common theme amongst hidden object games, the story is rich and keeps the player interested.

7/10 because it has that typical HoG ending that leaves off feeling rather unfinished.
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27 จาก 28 คน (96%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
1 คน เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้ชวนขำขัน
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3.4 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 11 ตุลาคม 2014
I'm not giving this a thumbs down because it's a bad game. In fact, it's an extremely fun game. However, it's also extremely short. When the game ended, I just sat there dumbfounded. I couldn't believe the game was over already and the story seemed incomplete - there were questions that never got answered. So I looked up the walkthrough on Gamezebo to see if I had missed anything. It turns out that there is a "collector's edition" with more to the story. So I DO recommend this game. But don't buy it on Steam. Buy it elsewhere and make sure it's the Collector's Edition. If you're a hidden object fan, you'll love this game.
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21 จาก 25 คน (84%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
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0.3 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 9 ตุลาคม 2014
This is an odd mystery game maybe better avoided than enjoyed by anyone and very very very short. The game is short and all puzzles can be skipped with hint buttons if stuck somewhere. Adjustable difficulty is nice but its the way the game is designed that is the weak point. Many of the hidden object puzzles have a colored filter over the entire screen making everything seem white, blue, or black. This is very straining to try and enjoy veteran players will find, while casual players spamming the hint button will probably just turn it off.

The story is good not that it matters this is a game, and the gameplay is where it breaks down. There is an interesting mechanic used of switching from the present to the ghostly past where you can move items from the past to the present. This is very interesting, would be nice to see some sort of mechanic like that used in future games. Doesnt feel very ghosty overall, not to spooky which is a downer for october scary gaming :(

Rating: 4/10 Value: $1.99$
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14 จาก 15 คน (93%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
1 คน เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้ชวนขำขัน
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3.0 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 29 พฤศจิกายน 2015
Short version: 84%
Haunted Past tells a simple, yet exciting ghost story with an excellent atmosphere in the form of a hidden object game with a few nice mechanics.

Long version:
A female protagonist in a haunted house unravelling a ghost story is basically hidden object game making 101. What makes Haunted Past: Realm of Ghosts different is how the developers made sure that the player is interested and invested in their tale.
Their greatest tool was the pacing, which involves just enough backtracking to shake the feeling of being stuck in a corridor, but not too much to make anyone run around in circles (thanks to the room clearance indicators).

The game has no traditional puzzles, only item gathering point ‘n’ click style, and lots and lots of hidden object scenes. These two elements are often combined into single-room challenges, called ghost rooms, where you must find and hide items to use them later in the normal world.
Sadly, not even this abundance of hidden object scenes could save the play time that barely reaches two hours, which may be too short even for such an engaging game.
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6.4 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 27 มีนาคม 2015
I like the occasional hidden object game as a break from endless zombie slaying and the conquering of endless realms. This game indeed scratches that itch. Very casual; extremely linear and the hidden object areas are good but not too difficult or clever. Where this game fails is in the so called puzzles. They are extremely simple and the developers failed so far offering no mini-games with these. Where the game gets it right is presentation. Good atmosphere, the graphics & sound/music are good for it's genre.
I believe that casual players and gamers like myself who are looking for a change of pace will enjoy this game. However aficionados of this type of game will probably find it lacking. Only once did I even consider using the hint button to find a hidden object and a few times I found myself wishing the hidden object portions where either longer or more difficult; this on the so called advanced setting.
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4.5 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 2 มกราคม 2015
Good atomospheric Hidden Object game, good graphics, interesting gameplay and alright storyline, very short though, finished it in less than two hours, wait till it goes on sale before buying it, not enough content for full price. Hopefully they'll make another.
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2.0 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 22 กันยายน 2015
Haunted Past is another game from the developer of Princess Isabella, Gogii Games, and is pretty clearly a more recent creation. The graphics are cleaner, the art is better, and the scenes are more detailed in terms of animation and sound. It also feels like a more mature game in tone and design. The haunted house motif is done without jumpscares or loud stingers, and the puzzles are quite a bit more challenging than the ones in Isabella. It's a very polished game, though still a bit dated. One strange omission I should mention is that there's no map, and thus no fast-travel between rooms, but the game flow is quite linear and they had the good sense to include a few shortcuts where backtracking is needed.

Gameplay is a lot of point-and-click puzzling through rooms, with the hidden object scenes almost a secondary feature. Worth noting that with the better graphics, the hidden object scenes are actually easier since everything is more distinct. The big gimmick of the game is the "spirit world", which is alternate ghostly versions of rooms where you can find additional items. Not only do you have to find the items, you have to "hide" them in a place you can retrieve them in the real world, because ghosts will steal them or some ♥♥♥♥, I don't remember but it was dumb. These aren't particularly challenging puzzles but they add a little much-appreciated variety. Unfortunately, the main draw of the game, the puzzles, suffer from some really obnoxious design. Two examples:

- You have to match up the birth and death years on some funerary urns. These dates are on gravestones in the cemetery, but finding them isn't enough. You HAVE to find three pieces of paper and three pieces of charcoal to make rubbings of the gravestones, and THEN you can match up the dates. It's a completely unnecessary step that got me stuck for awhile because I had no idea why the urns wouldn't let me move ♥♥♥♥ around.

- You can't use items on other items directly, which lead to a couple aggravating situations where you have to use a piece of paper on a SPECIFIC background spot to lay it down, and then use a pencil or whatever on it to get the thing you're trying to do done.

If you can deal with some outdated puzzle design, this is a solid 2-hour game that actually falls more on the point-and-click end of the spectrum than hidden object, but should suffice for either.
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5 จาก 5 คน (100%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
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2.8 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 5 มกราคม 2015
It's a good old-fashioned casual puzzle game. Perfect for a quick flexin' of the ol' cranium. An interesting side note (to me at least), is that the background sound effects and music are REALLY effective and well done. They set the spooky mood perfectly. I liked it.
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9 จาก 13 คน (69%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
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3.9 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 15 เมษายน 2014
Short but sweet. It took a little over 4 hours to complete. The puzzles are fairly fun and the hidden object parts are decent. I was hoping for something more challenging but for five bucks I really can't complain. I literally ran through this one but I have recently finished a much harder game and that is probably why this one went so fast. The story is disjointed and such but the visuals are really nice. The music is decent and the atmosphere works well. This is a perfect game if you are bored and your finger needs to click for a few hours.
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8.2 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 25 พฤศจิกายน 2015
Quite torn...

That describes what I am feeling about the game. First, it isn't a bad HOG. But it's very short (my 8 hours of playtime were caused by me, getting some rest and dozing off). Second the story is interesting. But the riddles and puzzles are quite easy to solve, some of them are literally self solving. The graphics look great, but some of the full screen animations do lag and the sound is at times, best described as... "crunchy" - though the voiceacting was very pretty.

If I follow my own Rules and Regulations this game lies in the 50% area, because there are good and bad things in the game, overall it would be a "Not Recommended" for this game. Which actually I will give. To clarify my stance with this game I will give the Pros and Cons and then describe why I don't recommend the game.

Pros:
  • Nice Voiceacting.
  • Pretty Graphics, though they show the age of the game.
  • Interesting Supernatural Story.
Cons:
  • Crunchy Sound.
  • Lagging Cutscenes, only the fullscreen scenes were affected in my case.
  • Though the story is interesting, it failed to build up enough suspense.
  • Riddles and Puzzles are far too easy. Some are really self solving (Urns, Sigils etc.).
  • Too short in playtime, remember this is a HOG with only limited replayability value.

Not Recommended

Given the age of the game, this game isn't all bad - but it lacks a lot which games of the genre and this age already had, there are a lot of similar games which did truly build up a suspense. The game also isn't quite perfect on case of technology, the lagging was encountered on all of my machines. The crunchy sound might have to do with some of the effect filters used, to make the voices sound ghostly. The too easy puzzles/riddles were only a small anoyance compared to the really short playtime (actually about two hours).

All in all this game is nestled in the 45 to 50 % Value, because all of the encountered problems and annoyances. If you want at all to try this one out, try to get it bundled, or at a sale. But, please don't make the mistake to gift this game to a newby of the genre, he might lose his interest in HOGs forever...
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2.5 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 1 ธันวาคม 2014
It's an ok game. I loved the settings and the transition between the past and present same outline but different details. However the reason for summoning the evil spirit lacked conviction -loyalty by servants?! really now. Anyway I would recommend it if you like HO and if it's on sale.
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2.7 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 27 มกราคม 2015
It was an OK game. It was VERY short, though (only 2.5 hours for me to finish it). The story line has potential, but they didn't really flesh out the details much, which could done a lot for the game and made it a little longer.

Spoiler: at the very least, they could have told us how the first wife died and why she's evil. Is she just ticked off being brought back form the dead, or is she jealous that he got remarried AND they had a kid? And, why the hell would her servants, loyal though they may have been, want to bring her back? Was he an evil guy? Doesn't seem so from his notes. And, where did they learn to use black magic from? Blah, blah blah. Lots of holes... Any way, if you get this super cheap like I did, it's a good distraction for a few hours, but I can't recommend paying full price for it...
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7.7 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 26 พฤษภาคม 2014
If you feel like a fast play hiden object/puzzle game then Realm of Ghosts could be for you. I love puzzles and hidden object games that have a strong storyline so I get a lot of play time and also have a choice of choosing differently so that the game has a good replay value. Haunted Past: Realm of Ghosts, bottom line is a fun but super short game as compared to other puzzle/ hidden object/mysteries I have played. Nice little game but not enough replay value for my tastes. I give it 2 out of 5. If the publisher would make it longer and a bit more detailed in the storyline it would be getting higher marks from me but as it stands I stick by my rating.
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2.6 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 26 สิงหาคม 2014
Straightforward hidden object game, nice-looking scenes. Has a story. No bonus scenes. There are only a few puzzle parts and they are pretty simple, plus the hidden object scenes have distinct objects, so nothing frustrating.
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2.2 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 20 มีนาคม 2015
A pretty poor HoG with very little story or voiceover.
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2.5 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 30 พฤษภาคม 2015
This isn't a bad little game if you can get it on sale, as the roughly two hours of playtime is a little scanty.

Graphics are pretty, music/sound effective, and voice acting tolerable.

The weakest point other than length is a profound lack of plot, or maybe I should say lack of backstory or detail in the plot. Now, I don't generally expect HO games to be brimming over with complex plot, but there are many out there that have taken time to at least flesh things out, which this didn't do well.

The other thing I will mention is that in order to play fullscreen on Windows 8 with a 4k monitor, I did have to go into the executable and disable display scaling; this is the only way I've found to get the game to scale properly. Just FYI if you are running a newer display.

So if you want a short and simple HO puzzle and don't care too much about deep plot, go ahead and grab this one if you can find it on sale. I do not recommend full price for what you get.
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3.3 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 12 มิถุนายน 2015
I liked this game. Has a good story, voice acting wasn't bad. Good buy on a sale.
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1.8 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 22 ธันวาคม 2015
Haunted Past is a short hidden object game that I will actually remember amongst the sea of them that I have played. Its atmosphere is unique, engaging, and held my attention from start to finish. There's roughly 1 - 2 hours of gameplay depending on a person's playstyle and game difficulty, which is customizable. The story, voice acting, and puzzles were all above average compared to other hidden object games I have experienced. I definitely recommend this game.
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3.4 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 29 กันยายน 2015
An ok 2-3 hour play. The game looked fairly polished, albiet a little dated. The storyline seemed to end ubruptly, leaving me wondering where the rest of the story is. This is basically a good time killer for people who like point and click hidden object games. I wouldn't pay more than $1.99 for it though.
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