Evil Pumpkin is a Casual Adventure game, with options for player to choose between point-and-click and hidden-object game. Challenging puzzles, RPG elements, ludicrous comments and many more to come in 10+ hours of gameplay.
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Vegyes (63 értékelés) - E játék 63 felhasználói értékeléséből 65% pozitív.
Megjelenés dátuma: 2014. júl. 11.

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Evil Pumpkin: The Lost Halloween vásárlása

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A játékról

Meet Lemuel Barnabas. He is not a protagonist in our story, but just look at him - he’s scrappy and funny, talks to himself, likes music and long walks behind the bar. In a word - he is quite mad, but as mad as he is, he’s the one you come to for help. Help? What happened? You didn’t hear? Apparently there is this thing called Halloween. I know, I know, it sounds stupid. But there’s candy involved! Now I have your attention. The city of Dern is ostracized from the Halloween community. Everyone around you seem to know something about it, but you’re a boy, nobody is going to tell you. In this step away from the classic HO gaming take things into your own hands and find out whatever happened to Halloween.

Features


- Adventure and Casual mode, option to choose between point-and-click and hidden-object game
- 10+ hours of gameplay
- 6 chapters
- Double inventory contains 3 types of objects: regular everyday stuff, the interactive objects which can be modified, and the Giztruments, tools that can be upgraded
- RPG elements
- Challenging puzzles/mini-games
- Ludicrous comments
- Imaginative characters
- Unlockable achievements
- Special collectable candies
- Backyard enhancement project: side-quest, option to use candies and purchase Backyard elements

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Rendszerkövetelmények

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Op. rendszer: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processzor: 2 GHz
    • Memória: 512 MB RAM
    • Grafika: 128 MB VRAM
    • Tárhely: 1 GB szabad hely
    Ajánlott:
    • Op. rendszer: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processzor: 3 GHz
    • Memória: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafika: 256 MB VRAM
    • Tárhely: 1 GB szabad hely
    Minimum:
    • Op. rendszer: 10.6.8
    • Processzor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memória: 512 MB RAM
    • Grafika: 128 MB VRAM
    • Tárhely: 1 GB szabad hely
    Ajánlott:
    • Op. rendszer: 10.6.8
    • Processzor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memória: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafika: 256 MB VRAM
    • Tárhely: 1 GB szabad hely
    Minimum:
    • Op. rendszer: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Memória: 512 MB RAM
    • Grafika: 128 MB VRAM
    • Tárhely: 1 GB szabad hely
    Ajánlott:
    • Op. rendszer: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Memória: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafika: 512 MB VRAM
    • Tárhely: 1 GB szabad hely
Hasznos vásárlói értékelések
11 emberből 9 (82%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
45.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: január 4.
I would have to give this game a provisional "thumb up" due to the difficulty. This is not a game for the casual player, the easily and not so easily frustrated, or anyone who does not take notes while they play. This is a very difficult game to play. (Reminds me of Deponia.) This game has some very obscure references and reading the dialogue is extremely important. (Skip dialogue at your own risk.) More importantly is remembering some absurd remark or off-topic thought of some character a chapter or two later. The clues are there, masked behind riddles that in some cases are very, very oblique, referenced in the boy's journal, various diary pages, or in some dialogue remark earlier in the game. I would like to thank Micheal who posted his playthrough in the community videos, they were very helpful. (Oddly enough he and I never got stuck in the same place. Note: Micheal's playthroughs are in German, but do not let that deter you. The playthroughs are easy enough to follow.) I would also like to thank those in the discussions threads, I found valuable clues and an answer or two.

Storyline: The Boy (whose name is, by inferred references, Lautrec Van Hollow) steals/takes his father's book "Halloween" on October 30th. Being a clever little boy, he says so himself (and quite determined), he wants to find out what Halloween is and why Halloween is never celebrated in his town of Dern. To do this he needs to decypher the book, escape his room (I think he is grounded or it is past his bedtime) and go talk to adults who were around when Halloween existed.

Just a note here: The game dialogue is rather snarky, full of off-kilter remarks, and is very absurd at times. I found most of the dialogue amusing, in a disbelieving type of way, since all the adults seem crazy until the end (and they are hiding a secret). Leave normal reasoning and logic at the door since having both will only deter your gameplay. An example of what I mean is this: The raven, whose name I inferred was Lester, wants a golden pipe, a newspaper, a pair of slippers, and a glass of wine for nightcap before he moves out of the boy's way. Absolutely illogical and utterly absurd, but rather funny too. The whole game plays like this, so be warned.

Gameplay: Difficult, very difficult in places, but not impossible as some of the negative reviews claim. (I personally did not run into a game breaking glitch at the end and running in circles meant taking a break to clear my head.) As I said this game is difficult, and the logic obscure, at best.

The easy parts: The Hidden Object scenes were fair and the objects not unfairly hidden. The items found in each scene basically match the area found, though littered with unusual items. I did not find the actual puzzles overly challenging, but they are brain twisters. The puzzle variety includes music, sliders, logic, recipe and picture puzzles. I would call the "knocking the sock down", "candle", and "lock picking" puzzles, mini-games. The "candle" and "lock picking" puzzles, my son, a player of FPSs and fast paced RPGs did both in about 15-20 seconds, first time, though I took much longer and required several tries. The point is, both are doable with patience and speed, respectively. I only had trouble with one puzzle, and not the "candle" or "torch" puzzles so many have issue with. (The torch puzzle actually made sense to me, and I did it first try.) My trouble puzzle was the gate puzzle going into pumpkin-head town between chapter 4 and 5. The riddle on the gate makes no sense as most riddles in this game seem to do. It really is not nonsense, just extremely oblique. Once I knew the answer it made perfect sense afterwards (even the riddle).

The hard parts: The point and click gameplay is uneven. Some of it is very easy, other parts are very difficult. I think some of the difficulty comes from the size of some objects needed to be found. (The thimble on the train set comes to mind. It is very small.) I hunted and hunted for what needed to be done in that scene and found the thimble by accident. (Oh by the way the cursor does change into a little octopus so careful searching of the entire screen is needed quite often.) The other difficult part of the point and click scenerios is just the flat out oblique logic used and odd use of items (the golf club once totally disassembled comes to mind). The logic of this game really reminds me of Deponia: strange, weird, and HUH? Also the game inhibits the player from moving ahead in the story before the present tasks are completed or gaining items too soon in the story. A good example of this is the guitar string in the toy shop. A player may 'twang' the string early in the game but can not take it until later in the game when needed. I can only presume the string's 'twang' is a subtle auditory reminder that the string is there and will be needed later.

On a more even note: the boy uses a gizbelt, a clever invention of his. The gizbelt carries his gizstruments which by the end of the game include a pairs of scissors, a hatchet, a slingshot, and a pencil. These gizstruments upgrade (or down grades in the case of the pencil) through gameplay as they are used and the pair of scissors that could barely cut paper at the beginning of the game can cut through metal chain by the end. So if the gamer knows they need to cut something and can not do it wait until the scissors upgrade then try it again. These items are used to do certain things and should not be overlooked when needing to do something like cut, break or retrieve things though the gamer might have to wait for the upgrade.

There is a fast travel map once the gamer leaves home and the map is completed. The first chapter takes place at the boy's home which includes 2 upstairs rooms and hallway, the main entrance (called lobby), the basement, the front of the house, the front yard, and the fountain. (No map). There are six chapters in this game. Up until Chapter 6 the game play is linear and the gamer can not move forward until every task is completed for that chapter, and there is no going back. Chapter 6 goes everywhere but once all the tasks are completed in an area, the areas close off. The map will show with "an exclamation mark" if something needs to be done. Using the hint button I would say is a must, if the gamer does not use the map. It will at least get the gamer to the place something needs to found or something needs to be done. The hint button can be refilled by looking for little bats in scenes.

A word about candy, in this game the gamer can collect various types of candy found lying around on the floor, on shelves or stuck to furniture or buildings. The only thing candy is good for is buying Halloween items from the store and decorating the Van Hallow back yard. This has nothing to do with the game so do not fret about missed candy pieces. It is just something fun to do if so inclined.

In conclusion, despite the game's difficulty level and lack of normal logic, I found this game much more enjoyable to play on a replay then the first frustrating and hair pulling time though.
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5 emberből 4 (80%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
27.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2015. december 17.
The story is nuts and hilarious, but the gameplay is unfortunately bad.

You play... some kid, I never bothered to catch his name. He finds a book which discusses the true origin of Halloween: Did you know that it originally consisted of every child enduring slavery and brutal oppression? I sure as heck didn't! And nothing matches the sheer madness of the FRENCHFISH. The story is kind of meandering gibberish, but it's the really endearing kind of meandering gibberish. The voice acting is another facet of this -- every actor sounds convincingly insane, which only adds to the loony ambiance.

The gameplay, though...many of the puzzles are really bad and obtuse. I remember a few obnoxiously long 'guess the precise sequence of objects you have to interact with, oh, and one wrong move makes you start over' puzzles. There was another puzzle where you had to sort items which belonged to a man and to a woman, the problem being a lot of the items were gender neutral. Another puzzle tasked me with lighting torches according to the four elements of earth, wind, fire, and water. The only clues given were tiny little pictures that, so far as I could tell, had absolutely no correlation to any of the elements. (I was also given a set of eight paints, but only ever used the first four. Go figure). I ended up hitting the Skip button for quite a few of the puzzles, and at one point while trying to figure out where to go or what to use my items on, I had to consult a walkthrough since the Hint button just uselessly pointed me nowhere. The stupidest puzzle involving your inventory happens early on in the game -- you find a rotten sandwich, and you cannot proceed past a certain point until you find a garbage can to throw it away in. It's so mundane and stupid -- any other adventure or hidden object game would have you do something more interesting with the sandwich, like use it in a potion or throw it at somebody. And once you do throw it away, the garbage can becomes one of those dumb 'move items to the side to find the prize' puzzles.

The hidden object scenes were okay, although as other reviewers noted they were rife with mislabeled items. More curiously, higher difficulty levels remove the HO scenes altogether. (Not much of a hidden object game without hidden objects). And for whatever reason, some puzzles would list the items you were looking for, while others would just have a silhouette of the item.

This game did have a number of animals, as any respectable HOG should have. There was an owl, a kittycat, a giant gerbil, and an awesome giant raven.

The game had a weird diversion, in the form of little bits of candy scattered throughout the world that functioned as currency in a store that sold Halloween decorations for your yard. This had no actual effect on gameplay, and I completely ignored it.

If you want a game with a really cheesy B-movie production value feel to it, this game is for you, but the puzzles are poor enough that I'd recommend waiting for a bundle or a deep discount. If not, just forget it.
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4 emberből 3 (75%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
7.1 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2015. november 14.
Beautifully detailed artwork; a motley crew of entertaining characters; wide variety of fun puzzles to play through; abundance of interactivity and observations; lengthy for a casual game.
But.....
Completely nonsensical story; some dexterity challenges and frustrating puzzles with an obtuse help system; strange voice acting at times.
I had a good time, but this was quite hard and difficult!
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1 emberből 1 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
0.5 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: január 1.
I like this game very much and have to give it a 'Thumbs Up' mainly 'cause I love weird games! However, personally I wouldn't pay full price for this game.
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1 emberből 1 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
15.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2015. december 19.
A nice point & click adventure that contains some not-too-difficult puzzles, but also some of the solutions that are not very obvious. Halloween theme with a tint of humour provides for some evenings worth spending over Evil Pumpkin.
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