Reviews by trolu

Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition Icon
I'm not sure ...
by trolu, Austria - Jan 13th 2016

... it's a good game, the story is OK. Still, I realised it failed to actually fascinate me. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the plot, maybe I'm too old for its dolls and other child aspects. I played it for a short time, then quit and continued a day or two later.
I can't say anything against it. There are no obvious weaknesses, but for my taste, it lacks actual strong points.
I bought it when it was on sale at a reduced price so I did get my money's worth.

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1912 Titanic Mystery Icon
Somewhat repetitive
by trolu, Austria - Dec 29th 2015

The game is OK, but it seems you have to perform the same tasks (which could be slightly more difficult) over and over again. After the demo I decided not to buy the game.

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Vampireville Icon
A good game, but quite short
by trolu, Austria - Dec 29th 2015

I like the storyline and the type of puzzles to be solved, but the game seems to be rather short. I've played a little of the demo and have already completed 12% even though there's still much demo time left ...

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European Mystery: Scent of Desire Icon
Not a bad game, but still ...
by trolu, Austria - Dec 27th 2015

The game is ok, but I somehow didn't get fascinated. It's not the programmers' fault I didn't like the mini games (either too hard or too easy). I bought the game at a very low price so I did actually get my money's worth.

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Alex Hunter: Lord of the Mind Platinum Edition Icon
A great game ...
by trolu, Austria - Dec 14th 2015

... except for the puzzles, some of which were just incomprehensible for me. A few of them were just too hard for me, but in at least one (the puzzle for access to the well) I didn't understand the instructions no matter how often I read the description.
Still – in sum, I liked the game very much.

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House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster Collector's Edition Icon
Another great one
by trolu, Austria - Dec 6th 2015

I liked the first 1000-doors game very, and this one is equally good. I'll surely will play it again, trying to avoid the hint button :-)
I do hope for a sequel ...

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Whispered Legends - Tales of Middleport Icon
OK except for the non-working hint button
by trolu, Austria - Nov 24th 2015

The game as such and the storyline are find.
What's less than fine is a hint button that just doesn't help.
I was stuck once and needed a hint: I was directed to a street that was blocked.
I searched for help on the internet and found a walk-through which didn't help either.
I started from scratch 4 times, and it was pure chance that I eventually found out what I had to do to go on.
I've read that other users had problems with the hint button as well, and I'd say it would be fine to fix that bug.

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Left in the Dark: No One on Board Icon
It's absolutely worth the money
by trolu, Austria - Oct 27th 2015

In short: I liked the game.

Nice and long, though it could be a little more difficult. I played it in expert mode (even though I'm not at all a hidden objects expert) as otherwise it would have been too easy.

Still - a nice long game with many locations, solveable mini games and a story line that doesn't distract from the adventure of playing without being overly silly.

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House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets Icon
Can I have more of this, please?
by trolu, Austria - Oct 11th 2015

That's the perfect game for me. I played it in expert mode, which was just the right difficulty: not too easy but manageable. There is a plot but you don't need to read the story to be able to play the game. I'm a rather slow player and didn't have much time, so it took me several days to finish it ... and I was happy that it wasn't over too soon.
I admit I used the hint button a few times when I got impatient, and I didn't find all the "beyond objects". I'm therefore tempted to play it again.

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The Emptiness: Psycho-Philosophical Quest Icon
Don't waste money on it
by trolu, Austria - Oct 4th 2015

Sorry, I didn't like it.
First of all, I hated the lengthy interruptions with 'real-life' characters – without any skip option. What they had to tell wasn't at all interesting.
And it was extremely boring to search the same rooms over and over, without any useful hints. Luckily I found a walk-through somewhere on the internet, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to complete the game.
If you're very young or easily frightened, the 'horror' elements might be a mild thrill. For me, they weren't.
There are many much more interesting games at the same price.
My recommendation: don't buy it. It doesn't get better after the free trial period has elapsed.

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Borgia: Faith and Fear Icon
It's ok if you like whodunnit-style stories
by trolu, Austria - Oct 4th 2015

It's ok as a game.
It's not the computer game I like best though.
On a computer, I want something to do, not something to read (particularly if the story isn't exactly page-turner style, but keeping track of the plot is essential for solving the mystery. Of course you can skip all the story-related quizzes, but that's not the idea of the game.
I bought the game accidentally, otherwise I wouldn't have spent the money.

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Dark Mysteries - The Soul Keeper Icon
One of my absolute favorites
by trolu, Austria - Sep 30th 2015

Yes, I did like it!
First of all, it wasn't over 30 minutes after the demo time had ended. It's a nice long play and the bonus chapter is a good continuation.
The in-game puzzles aren't too hard but just right. There was a story but it didn't dominate the game, and you don't have to remember exactly what you've been told in order to complete the game.
I played it in middle difficulty, which was perfect for me. I needed a hint a few times because I was dumb. That was ok.
Can I get more of exactly this type of game, please?

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